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Montreal mobster murdered at home as violence continues

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The violence in the Canadian underworld of Montreal has claimed the life of yet another mobster. 65-year-old Vincenzo Spagnolo was shot to death at his home on Saturday evening. Spagnolo was a good friend and close business associate of…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 16, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Arsonists set Montreal ablaze as deadly Mafia war continues

By David Amoruso

The Montréal underworld continues its restless days and nights in the absence of deceased “boss of bosses” Vito Rizzuto. Without a strong man controlling all the various Mafia crews and gangs the city has erupted in anarchy with each group vying for control. This week, several mobbed up businesses were set ablaze by arsonists.…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Mafia Math: Calculating Italian organized crime’s illicit income

By David Amoruso

How much money does the Italian Mafia make? How many billions of dollars go up the chain through the organizations of Sicily’s Cosa Nostra, Campania’s Camorra, and Calabria’s ‘Ndrangheta? Criminology professor Francesco Calderoni did the math and came up with some very interesting numbers, numbers that many deem the most…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 6, 2016 at 6:42am — No Comments

Reputed Montreal Mafia boss granted bail in drug case

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Stefano Sollecito was granted bail yesterday after a Superior Court judge ruled he could not receive adequate treatment for his cancer in prison. 48-year-old Sollecito is the alleged current leader of the Montreal Mafia and is facing…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 16, 2016 at 8:41am — No Comments

New mob TV series ‘Bad Blood: The Vito Rizzuto Story’ promises Shakespearian tale of power and revenge

By David Amoruso

After dominating headlines and best-seller lists for over a decade, Montreal Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto’s (pictured above, left) story is finally coming to television. Bad Blood: The Vito Rizzuto Story is a…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 11, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Montreal Mafia war claims life of yet another mob boss

By David Amoruso

Rocco Sollecito, a reputed leader in the Montreal Mafia, was shot to death in broad daylight as he sat in his white BMW SUV just a few hundred meters away from police headquarters in Laval, a city north of Montreal.

His brazen murder is the latest in a string of underworld killings in and around Montreal. Three months ago,…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 27, 2016 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Six plead guilty in murder of ex-Bonanno family mob boss

By David Amoruso

It seems the gangland killing of former Bonanno crime family boss Salvatore Montagna has been solved. Yesterday, at the courthouse in Laval, Quebec, six men pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of taking part in the conspiracy to murder Montagna after he sought to take control of the Mafia in Montreal.

The six men - Vittorio…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 31, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Another mob boss whacked in Montreal Mafia gangland hit

By David Amoruso

The hits just keep on coming. Lorenzo Giordano (photo above), one of the leading members of the Montreal Mafia was shot down in a parking lot in Laval this morning. The 52-year-old was taken to the hospital, but to no avail, the Montreal Gazette reported.

Giordano was one of six mob bosses in charge of Montreal’s …


Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 1, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Montreal mobster caught in Arizona with 62 kilos of cocaine

By David Amoruso

You know times are bad when the brother of a Mafia boss is driving a car loaded with 62 kilograms of cocaine across the border between the United States and Canada. Yet that is exactly what Girolamo Del Balso (photo above, right) was trying to do. His older brother Francesco is one of the leading members of the Montreal Mafia…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 24, 2016 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Jailed Triad boss and ‘Ndrangheta mobster talk to reporters

By David Amoruso

Locked up, sitting in a cell, all an inmate has left is his voice. Two men from entirely different worlds both opted to use it this week as they seek to better their positions. Where they once used weapons and violence, now they reached out to the media to get what they want. Whether they will, however, is entirely out of their…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 20, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Montreal Mafia boss Arcadi to be released from prison soon

By David Amoruso

Francesco Arcadi, one of Montreal’s leading Mafia figures, will do the remainder of his prison time at a halfway house until his sentence expires in 2019, the Montreal Gazette reports. 62-year-old Arcadi (pictured…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 13, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Leaders of Montreal Mafia and Hells Angels busted in raids

By David Amoruso

Police in Canada targeted a who’s who of Montreal’s underworld this morning, arresting leaders of the Montreal Mafia and Hells Angels, including Stefano Sollecito, the alleged current boss of the Montreal Mafia; Leonardo Rizzuto (photo above, left), son of deceased boss Vito Rizzuto; and Maurice Boucher (photo above, right),…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Italian Mafia boss talks about ‘Ndrangheta’s global reach

By David Amoruso

The code of silence is held in high regard by members of the ‘Ndrangheta. No one knows this more than Emilio di Giovine, a former boss who turned on the mob and became a witness for the government. “It’s dangerous for me, with the ‘Ndrangheta you are never safe.” Despite the dangers, he is eager to tell his story and shed light on…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 29, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Chinese network of people smugglers dismantled in Spain

David Amoruso / PRESS RELEASE

Spanish National Police arrested 89 people in a coordinated operation targeting a Chinese organized crime group specialized in smuggling people into Spain, as a transit country on the way to the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, and the United States by using forged identity documents or…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 12, 2015 at 5:46am — No Comments

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 6, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

A New Dawn For the Russian Mafia

By Dr. Gary K. Busch

One of the most interesting aspects of the current Russian problem with sanctions imposed by the West is the rejuvenation of the Russian Mafia and its role in Russian commerce. Just as the rise of the post-Yeltsin Chekists into positions of great power in…


Added by Gary K. Busch on June 29, 2015 at 2:56am — No Comments

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 27, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Profile: Macau Triad boss Tong Sang Lai

By David Amoruso

No matter how hard Tong Sang Lai (photo above) ran, his past eventually caught up with him. As a leader of the Shui Fong Triad in Macau he fled to North America after a violent war over the island’s gambling riches drew too much heat. Yesterday, the Federal Court of Appeal in Canada upheld a ruling that he was a Triad boss and therefore…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 12, 2015 at 8:54am — No Comments

Italian Organized Crime

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By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Italian organized crime, divided in Cosa Nostra, ‘Ndrangheta, Camorra and Sacra Corona Unita, is a rich and powerful criminal enterprise…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 28, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

Mobster shot to death at restaurant in Montreal

By David Amoruso

Mobster Tonino Callocchia was shot to death yesterday as he dined at a restaurant in Riviere-des-Prairies, Montreal. He was 53. His murder is the latest to rock the Canadian city as two mafia factions are fighting a vicious war for control of the rackets.

The longtime mobster was enjoying a meal at Bistro XO+ (photo above)…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 2, 2014 at 2:45pm — No Comments

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