They called him “Fresh.” But chances were that after a meeting with him, you were anything but and more likely rotting away in a shallow grave. As a hitman for the Rival Impact street gang, 33-year-old Frank Smith was a cold-blooded killing machine on the streets of New York.
The gang life was all…Continue
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They don’t call the criminal underworld a jungle for nothing. There are many similarities between the animal kingdom and the world of gangs and the Mafia. There is a food chain, there are specific roles to play, there is a dominant species, and there is a King that rules the land.
But what about…Continue
Lucchese crime family soldier Anthony Grado knows how to earn. Whether it’s extortion, loansharking or selling prescription pills he’ll know how to make a buck. One thing he hasn’t learned, however, is staying out of prison for his crimes.
It’s not always Grado’s own fault, mind…Continue
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Six individuals have been arrested and charged last month and Tuesday for their roles in a drug ring that distributed kilogram quantities of cocaine each week in New York City, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and laundered hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The investigation centered on Gerardo…Continue
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Joseph Cammarano Jr., the street boss of New York’s Bonanno crime family, was hit with racketeering charges today. He was arrested along with nine other…Continue
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Seven New York mobsters were charged yesterday with racketeering conspiracy, including loan sharking, illegal gambling, drug trafficking and obstruction of justice conspiracy. The bust represents “a major disruption of La Costra Nostra’s activities on Long Island,” stated Acting United States Attorney for…Continue
Becoming a gang member isn’t easy. And most gangsters are forced into the gang life because of poverty and a troublesome situation at home. They take to the streets to find a new family and find it in the older guys wearing colors that identify them as part of something bigger.
Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 18, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments
Brooklyn mobster Salvatore “Sallie” DeMeo (above, aging through his mugshots) is another great example that when it comes to the Mafia: You don’t retire. In his late seventies, he is still scheming and making millions in the process. But these riches come at a price, one that the government insists he pay.
You could call him a…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 14, 2017 at 6:09am — No Comments
He’s a wiseguy who took his flossing seriously. Christopher Londonio, an alleged soldier in New York’s Lucchese crime family, was charged Wednesday with planning to escape from the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 16, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments
A leader of the Eight Trey Crips gang in New York was charged with murder in-aid-of racketeering on Monday. 37-year-old Larry Pagett, photo above, also known as “Biz,” “Biz Loc,” and “Molotovbizzz” faces life in prison if…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 14, 2017 at 7:37am — No Comments
Shondell “M-Dot” Walker, a member of the Brooklyn-based Murderous Maddawg Bloods, was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Tuesday for narcotics trafficking and his role as an enforcer for Bloods gang leader…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 2, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments
On May 2, 1973, around 12:45 a.m., Assata Shakur (born JoAnne Deborah Bryon), the godmother and step-aunt of slain rap star Tupac Shakur, along with Zayd Malik Shakur (born James F. Costan) and Sundiata Acoli (born Clark Squire), were stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike in East Brunswick by State Trooper James Harper for…Continue
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Calling the Hull Street Crew violent is an understatement. The gang truly terrorized the Bushwick,…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 2, 2017 at 1:39pm — No Comments
Nine alleged members of a Russian Mafia crew were charged with racketeering, extortion, loansharking, drug trafficking and illegal gambling. Eight were arrested late last night and early this morning by…Continue
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Federal agents arrested Andres Fernandez in the murder of 61-year-old Louis Barbati, the co-owner of L&B Spumoni Gardens, a popular pizzeria in Brooklyn, New York, who was shot to death in front of his home on June 30. Fernandez, a 41-year-old alleged drug addict, faces federal murder, robbery, and weapons…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 4, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Boris Kotlyarsky pleaded guilty on Thursday morning to extorting payment from a man who was marked for death in a murder-for-hire plot involving notorious Russian Mafia boss Boris Nayfeld.…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 31, 2016 at 11:37am — No Comments
Russian mob boss Boris Nayfeld (photo above) just can’t stay on the straight and narrow, nor can he keep his mouth shut. In January, prosecutors in the Southern District of New York charged the notorious gangster and coconspirator Boris Kotlyarsky with an extortion plot in which the two men sought payment from a victim who they claimed…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 13, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Vittorio “Vic” Amuso’s reign over the Lucchese mob family has been one of pure terror, mostly for members of his own Borgata, as he ordered scores of his soldiers and captains whacked. His murderous rule has ensured his place at the head of the table, though, as he remained the official boss despite serving a life…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 22, 2016 at 8:19am — No Comments
Giuseppe Profaci was one of the five original New York mob bosses, leading what would become known later as the Colombo crime family of La Cosa Nostra. His tenure spanned several decades and countless violent incidents, including a Mafia uprising within his own family.
Born in the Sicilian village of …Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 21, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments
The life ain’t what it used to. Just ask Lucchese crime family mobster Carmine Avellino. The aging capo will go to prison because a mob associate refused to pay back the $100,000 he had loaned from Avellino. What the hell has happened to La Cosa Nostra?!
Avellino doesn’t know. When he started out as a gangster, times were very…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 20, 2016 at 9:42am — No Comments