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Murder on the Dancefloor: The demise of Gambino Mafia family soldier Anthony Mascuzzio

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

Being in the mob isn't all beer and skittles.

Created in 1970, the Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act, by 1985, had been used almost one thousand times, to bring criminal and civil cases. RICO…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 3, 2019 at 9:53am — No Comments

The Christmas Verdict: How Colombo Mafia family leader “Wild Bill” Cutolo got the present he wished for

By James M. LaRossa Jr. for Gangsters Inc.

As I attempt to make sense of my father, legendary Mob attorney Jimmy LaRossa’s blur of a professional life, one day, above all others, stands out.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 30, 2019 at 10:10am — No Comments

Five Minutes to Midnight – Part 2: The Sicilian and New York Mafias, the Catholic Church and a huge finance scandal

This is part 2 of Five Minutes to Midnight. Read part 1 here.

By Thom L. Jones for…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2019 at 5:12am — No Comments

NYPD cop, who moonlighted as bodyguard for El Chapo’s wife, had side gig trafficking cocaine

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

We often hear the phrase: “They don’t pay cops enough.” Some of these guys have to work extra jobs to make ends meet. One NYPD officer even worked as a security guard for the wife of infamous Mexican drug lord…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2019 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Emanuele Notarbartolo, the man who fell from the train, and the dark heart of Italy - Part 2

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

This is part 2. To read…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 6, 2019 at 4:53am — No Comments

“Take responsibility as a captain to your family” - Profile: Bonanno crime family capo Joseph Sabella

By David Amoruso

Bonanno crime family captain Joseph “Joe Valet” Sabella is a prime example of the persistence of the American Mafia. At age 54, he has held a senior position in the New York mob during the 2010s. In that period, he’s done pretty much the same as what a typical mobster did in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 2, 2019 at 3:50am — No Comments

Meet the New Boss: Profile of Lucchese Mafia family leader Michael “Big Mike” DeSantis

By David Amoruso

Lucchese crime family boss Michael “Big Mike” DeSantis got to the top of the hill in an unusual way: A letter from his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 17, 2019 at 5:52am — No Comments

Lucchese Mafia boss Vic Amuso may be imprisoned for life, but his word is still law on the streets of New York

By David Amoruso

Many question how much power an 85-year-old imprisoned-for-life Mafia boss actually has over his crime family. Mob leader Vic Amuso (above) answered with a letter that said: Total power. From behind bars, he orchestrated the complete rearrangement of the Lucchese family’s leadership.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 31, 2019 at 2:42pm — No Comments

How a rat brought down the Colombo Mafia family crew of “Fat Jerry,” “The Mask,” and “Mumbles”

By David Amoruso

It’s hard to run an honest loansharking business these days. Just ask Colombo Mafia family soldier Jerry Ciauri. Together with several other mobsters he ran gambling and loansharking operations in Brooklyn and Staten Island. He was doing okay until a rat in his crew began nibbling on money and then ran off…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 9, 2019 at 5:00am — No Comments

Gambino family mobster charged with treacherous murder and robbery of his dear 78-year-old friend

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Greed kills more people than cancer, the street saying goes. It is especially true in the murder of Vincent Zito, prosecutors say. They arrested 59-year-old Anthony Pandrella, an alleged associate of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 15, 2019 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Legendary New York Mafia boss Carmine Persico was the ultimate survivor, up until his death behind bars

By David Amoruso

Colombo crime family boss Carmine Persico has passed away. He was 85. The New York Mafia boss was known for his tenacity and ruthlessness. Despite being locked up for life, he maintained an iron grip on his mob family from behind bars. He was a pure survivor. Right up until the moment he sighed his last…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 8, 2019 at 6:51am — 2 Comments

If a man looks like a mobster, is he also guilty of being one?

By David Amoruso

The trial of alleged Bonanno crime family boss Joseph “Joe C” Cammarano Jr. began last week and he showed up looking the part. It brought up the question: Does looking like a mobster, make you guilty of being one?

A stupid question, of course, but one that needs to be addressed. With his gray hair,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 1, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Mobsters of New York’s Gambino and Bonanno crime families sentenced on drug and gambling charges

By David Amoruso

They were rounded up in a bust said to be “a major disruption of La Costra Nostra’s activities on Long Island”. Now, mobsters John “Johnny Boy” Ambrosio, an acting captain in the Gambino family; Frank “Frankie Boy” Salerno, a soldier in the Bonanno family; and Anthony Saladino, an associate of the Gambinos…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 22, 2018 at 2:00am — No Comments

How did infamous Mafia hit squad Murder Inc. get its name?

Photo: Albert Anastasia, Abe Reles, and Louis "Lepke" Buchalter

By Christian Cipollini

Murder Incorporated. Catchy name for a bunch of hired killers, isn’t it? So where did such a clever, sinister and aptly-dubbed moniker originate? While there will probably always be some conjecture…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 10, 2018 at 6:59am — No Comments

Frank Smith, a hitman of the Coney Island-based Rival Impact gang, gunned down rivals in war with Thirty-O Crew

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 5, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Gangster Pets: Animal tales from the American Mafia to Pablo Escobar

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 22, 2018 at 1:34pm — 1 Comment

“Feed you to the fuckin’ lions” – Profile of Lucchese family soldier Anthony Grado

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 11, 2018 at 1:29am — No Comments

Drug dealer ran multi-state cocaine trafficking ring from Upper West Side apartment in Manhattan

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 6, 2018 at 2:44am — No Comments

Bonanno family street boss Joseph Cammarano Jr. and other mobsters hit with extortion, assault charges

By David Amoruso - Updated January 13, 2018

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 12, 2018 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Feds bust mobsters of Gambino and Bonanno crime families – Major disruption of Mafia’s activities on Long Island

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 13, 2017 at 11:08am — 2 Comments

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