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Ohio mobster, brother of Youngstown Mafia boss dies

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Dante Strollo, the brother of Youngstown, Ohio, mob boss Lenny Strollo - photo above, died on Tuesday. He was 89 years old.

The Strollos were a major force in the Youngstown underworld in the 1970s through to the early 1990s, controlling gambling and extortion rackets. Though his brother was a captain in the Pittsburgh…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 28, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

New Jersey mob boss Francesco Guarraci dies at age 61

By David Amoruso

Reputed DeCavalcante crime family mob boss Francesco Guarraci passed away on April 14, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was 61. Guarraci became acting boss of the New Jersey mob around 2006.

Guarraci was born in Ribera, Sicily, and came to New Jersey in 1967, where he settled in Elizabeth. According to his …

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Profile: Lucchese crime family capo Joseph DiNapoli

By David Amoruso

Lucchese crime family captain Joseph DiNapoli (photos above) has seen it all. The longtime mobster grew up in the life alongside his two brothers, both made members of the Genovese family, and climbed to the top of the pyramid when…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 21, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Profile: Bonanno crime family capo Joseph Sammartino Sr.

By David Amoruso

Bonanno family mobster Joseph Sammartino Sr. was born in the Marion section of Jersey City. It was a part of town that was the typical blue-collar Italian neighborhood that has always been a preferred recruiting ground for the Mafia.

Growing up in Marion section, Sammartino Sr. quickly adapted to the tough streets. As one…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 8, 2016 at 8:44am — No Comments

Profile: Colombo family capo Luca DiMatteo

By David Amoruso

Luca DiMatteo (70) is a longtime member of New York’s Colombo crime family. According to authorities, he currently holds the rank of (acting) capo. In July of 2015, DiMatteo and his nephew, Lukey DiMatteo, were charged with racketeering conspiracy,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 2, 2016 at 8:09am — No Comments

Profile: Bonanno family capo Anthony Pipitone

By David Amoruso

Alleged Bonanno crime family captain Anthony Pipitone is a relatively fresh face. Inducted into the Mafia in 2004, he became an acting capo of the crew once headed by Louis DeCicco and Anthony Urso just three years later.

As far as mob…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 1, 2016 at 11:33am — No Comments

Profile: Lucchese family capo Richard “The Toupee” Pagliarulo

By David Amoruso

Lucchese crime family captain Richard Pagliarulo came from a mob crew where nicknames were brutally honest. Peter Chiodo, his predecessor as crew leader, was nicknamed Fat Pete, because he was…well…fat. He…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 1, 2016 at 5:44am — No Comments

Profile: Lucchese family capo “Fat Pete” Chiodo

By David Amoruso

Never was a nickname more appropriate than the one of Lucchese crime family captain Peter Chiodo. They called him Fat Pete. Why? Well, his weight ranged from 400 to 500 pounds. Like I said, appropriate.

“Fat Pete” Chiodo was the quintessential street smart mobster. He was capable of violence, as one had to be in the Mafia, but he also…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 28, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Profile: Genovese family capo Joseph Denti Jr.

By David Amoruso

Joseph Denti Jr. is an alleged captain in the Genovese crime family’s New Jersey branch. His father – who was also a Genovese mobster - worked the Bronx streets as a loan shark. In the 1970s he forged friendships with several actors, chief among them…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 25, 2016 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Gangsters Inc. at the movies: Scarpa

By David Amoruso

Gregory Scarpa was known as one of the most prolific hitmen in the history of the American Mafia. Nicknamed The Grim Reaper, he left a trail of dead bodies during his years in New York’s Colombo crime family. Strangely enough, at the exact same time he was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 15, 2016 at 9:56am — No Comments

Profile: Genovese crime family boss Liborio Bellomo

By David Amoruso

New York’s Genovese crime family has a new official boss. Liborio “Barney” Bellomo has ascended the ranks and, according to authorities, is now firmly in control of America’s largest and most powerful Mafia family.

You have to hand it to them, while other mob families have been decimated by law enforcement and turncoats, becoming…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 13, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Genovese Crime Family - Overview

Estimate members: Between 200 and 225 (according to Jerry Capeci)

First Boss: Charles "Lucky" Luciano

Primary activities: The most powerful and wealthy crime Family in the New York area, and perhaps the entire country. The Genovese Family maintains major…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 12, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Life & Death of Anthony Carfano: Temptation of Revenge

By Thom L. Jones

Life changes fast.

Life changes in an instant.

- Joan Didion

George Scalise was born in Calabria in 1896. When he was two, his family emigrated to New York and settled in Brooklyn. At seventeen, along with a partner in crime, Joe Alfono, he was arrested and imprisoned for four…

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

The Life and Death of Mafia Capo Anthony Carfano

By Thom L. Jones

Life being what it is, one thinks of revenge - Charles Baudelaire

It's another one of those images that have stayed with us over the years. Almost sixty. A different time then, in every respect. The little guy dead in his car, engine running, headlights on, slumped back in the seat, left hand clutching the steering wheel,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 12, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Bonanno capo smashed glass in face of sushi lounge owner

By David Amoruso

Alleged Bonanno family captain Peter Lovaglio was arrested Friday morning and charged with assaulting the owner of a popular sushi restaurant in Staten Island. According to crime reporter Murray Weiss at…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 16, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Court Report: Goodfellas mobster Vincent Asaro not guilty!

By Robert Sberna (He followed Vincent Asaro's trial for Gangsters Inc. This piece was written on 11-12-15. You can find his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 13, 2015 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

The Rockford mob’s takeover of the Negro Policy Racket

By Gangsters Inc’s editors

The “Negro Policy Racket” in the 1940s-1960s in Rockford was not unlike the one in Chicago, only on a smaller scale. The policy racket gave some hope to poor blacks at the time that they would “hit it big” if they bet as little as a penny on this gambling operation. But odds were always in favor of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2015 at 2:37am — No Comments

Court Report: All wiseguys and goodfellas hate Henry Hill

By Robert Sberna (He will follow Vincent Asaro's trial for Gangsters Inc. This piece was written on 10-27-15. You can find his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 28, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Court Report: Mobster Vinny Asaro’s golden years pure hell

By Robert Sberna (He will follow Vincent Asaro's trial for Gangsters Inc. This piece was written on 10-24-15. You can find his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 26, 2015 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Court Report: Gambling main theme in Goodfellas heist trial

By Robert Sberna (He will follow Vincent Asaro's trial for Gangsters Inc. This piece was written on 10-22-15. You can find his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 23, 2015 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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