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Never lie to the feds – Profile of Boston Mafia boss Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme

By David Amoruso

Never rat on your friends, but if you do, you better not lie to the feds. That’s the lesson former Boston Mafia boss Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme learned yesterday when he was sentenced to life in prison for a 1993 murder he forgot to mention when he decided to cooperate with the FBI.

Perhaps…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 14, 2018 at 11:05am — No Comments

The Italian Mafia, Irish gangs, Chinese Tongs, bootleggers, gamblers, thieves and killers: Welcome to Gangland Boston

By David Amoruso

In her latest book Gangland Boston: A Tour Through the Deadly Streets of Organized Crime, Boston Globe reporter Emily Sweeney details over a century of heists and killings involving the Italian Mafia, the Irish Mob, Chinatown…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 20, 2018 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Stranger Things: Dropping acid with Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger

By David Amoruso

The year is 1957. A 28-year-old inmate by the name of James Bulger is serving a 20-year prison sentence for armed robbery. That’s a long time to spend in a tiny cell. A doctor proposes the young Bostonian participate in a drug experiment to earn an early release. He accepts.

Why wouldn’t he? Dr. Carl Pfeiffer seems…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 14, 2017 at 12:34pm — No Comments

“He was a real man. He was old-school, a good guy.” - Profile: Boston Mafia boss Peter Limone

By David Amoruso

The term standup guy is thrown around a lot in the underworld, sometimes deserved, other times not so much. But if you want to talk about standup guys, you can’t top Patriarca crime family boss Peter Limone. He was framed by the FBI and sentenced to life in prison for a murder he did not commit. And still he kept his mouth…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 21, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The New England Crime Family

Estimate members: 30

First Boss: Frank “Butsey” Morelli

Primary activities: Involved in narcotics trafficking, video poker machines, robbery, extortion, loan sharking, gambling.

Boss: Carmen DiNunzio

Acting BossAnthony "Spucky" Spagnolo (in prison)…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 1, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Former associate of Boston mob boss Whitey Bulger in court for 1991 murder of armored truck guard

By David Amoruso

Justice never forgets. No matter how many years pass after the crime is committed, the law and those who seek to uphold it remember those who broke the rules of our society and thought they got away with it. And they will not rest until justice is served.

Just ask 80-year-old…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 18, 2016 at 10:21am — No Comments

Boston mob boss Whitey Bulger’s possessions net over 100K at auction

By David Amoruso

A U.S. Marshals Service auction selling off possessions of Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger brought in a total of $109,295 yesterday. All items were found at the Santa Monica apartment where Bulger …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 26, 2016 at 11:13am — No Comments

Profile: Gambino family associate Gennaro Bruno

By David Amoruso

Gennaro “Jerry” Bruno’s criminal career began when he joined a violent Ozone Park, Queens, street gang called the Young Guns. Surrounded by a group of young, wannabe thugs, Bruno began establishing his credentials as a gangster. His end goal was clear: La Cosa Nostra.

Throughout its history, the …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 14, 2016 at 6:02am — No Comments

Boston mob boss Whitey Bulger's possessions up for auction

By David Amoruso

Always wanted to own a piece of Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger? Here’s your chance! Well, not literally a piece of him, of course - although we know of quite a few men who might like to slice off a piece of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 30, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Boston mob boss Whitey Bulger loses appeal for new trial

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

James “Whitey” Bulger lost his appeal for a new trial yesterday. The 86-year-old Boston mob boss felt his right to a fair trial was violated when a judge barred him from testifying about his claim that he received…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 5, 2016 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Whitey Bulger’s girlfriend indicted on criminal contempt

By David Amoruso

Catherine Greig continues to stand by her man. The longtime companion of convicted mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger was indicted today in U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with her refusal to testify before a grand…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 22, 2015 at 5:42pm — No Comments

The Blackfriars Massacre

By Thom L. Jones

Boston, Massachusetts, has long had a reputation as a corrupt and base city. Not so much a Mob town as a Mob's town. It has been plagued by criminal gangs over the years-The Winter Hill, the McLaughlins, the Mullens, the Barbozas, Roxbury, Killeens, the Gustings and the Campbells, and of course, its own little Mafia cartel, which controlled The North…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 16, 2015 at 4:52am — No Comments

FBI releases audio of Boston Mafia induction ceremony

By David Amoruso

The ceremony in which the Mafia initiates new members is considered a sacred event by wannabe and seasoned mobsters alike. Pricking blood from the finger, burning the picture of a saint, swearing allegiance, and becoming part of a brotherhood dating back a century. So you can imagine their anger when they heard the FBI had…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 30, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

U.S. government & Mexican Cartel Partners in Drug Plot?

By Clarence Walker

The recent capture in Mexico of Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the world’s richest, most dangerous and powerful drug lord labeled by U.S. Government as Public Enemy Number 1.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 25, 2014 at 6:28am — No Comments

Irish gang has its own “supermarket” with dope & guns

By David Amoruso

With the festive Holiday season upon us, we at Gangsters Inc. felt it was time to point our readers in the right direction when it comes to the best presents. Everything from great deals to enormous steals. Irish organized crime gave a good example as they offered its members a “supermarket” stocked with shelves full of drugs and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 29, 2013 at 11:26am — No Comments

Boston Boss James "Whitey" Bulger Found Guilty

By David Amoruso

It took a while, but the story of Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger finally has a fitting ending. A federal jury found him guilty of the murder of eleven people, as well as numerous counts of extortion, money laundering, drug dealing, and firearms possession. The 83-year-old gangster will now spend the rest of what is left of his life…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 13, 2013 at 5:22am — 5 Comments

The Rat Infested Mob

By David Amoruso



Frank Costello: Fucking rats. It's wearing me thin.

Mr. French: Francis, it's a nation of fucking rats.

- From The Departed



Last month, 127 mobsters were arrested in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 27, 2013 at 11:32am — No Comments

Court Showdown Between "Whitey" and "The Rifleman"

By David Amoruso

The trial of James “Whitey” Bulger has been one wild ride so far. With Bulger claiming he wasn’t an FBI informant, getting involved in curse-laced shouting matches with former members of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 15, 2013 at 3:39pm — No Comments

Deal with the Devil - Q&A with author Peter Lance

Before Whitey Bulger became a big shot crime boss in Boston while feeding information to the FBI, Colombo mobster Gregory Scarpa was already using the Feds as his get-out-of-jail-free-card. He eventually manipulated the FBI in such a manner that he changed that card into a license to kill.

Five-time Emmy Award-winning author Peter Lance has done extensive…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 27, 2013 at 4:17pm — 1 Comment

The Making of Mob Boss Whitey Bulger

Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger will finally stand trial this week. After going on the lam in 1994 he managed to escape the hands of justice for sixteen years until his arrest in 2011. Now, two years later, he will face a slew of RICO charges and former members of his crew who will testify against him. Boston crime reporter Dick Lehr wrote a new book about Bulger…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 2, 2013 at 8:45am — 3 Comments

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