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New England Mafia bust emphasizes mob’s decline

By David Amoruso

Two New England mobsters stood before a Boston judge, yesterday, and pleaded not guilty to conspiracy charges. Both men have links dating back to the good ol’ days of the American Mafia, yet as their charges were read one couldn’t help but think of the dismal state the once powerful crime syndicate is in today.

According to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 3, 2014 at 2:30pm — 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 September 14, 2014 at 3:27am — No Comments

Genovese capo Pagano hit with racketeering charges

By David Amoruso

Genovese captain Daniel Pagano (above) was hit with racketeering charges yesterday. Authorities allege he participated in a racketeering conspiracy in which he committed extortion, loansharking, and operated an illegal gambling business. It’s the latest bust in a long mob career for the 61-year-old Pagano.…

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Gambino Crime Family Boss Domenico Cefalu

By David Amoruso

Ever since mob boss John Gotti drove by the dead body of his predecessor Paul Castellano, the Gambino crime family in New York has been ruled by him or one of his men. Be it his son Junior, his brother Peter, or his friend Jackie, Gotti’s grip on the family was firm and outlasted his own life. In 2011, that grip was broken when Domenico Cefalu…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 5, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Bonanno Family acting boss Thomas Di Fiore

By David Amoruso

Bittersweet. That’s the feeling Bonanno wiseguy Thomas Di Fiore (photo above) must have had when he was offered the position of acting boss of the Bonanno crime family while boss Michael Mancuso is in prison. Sweet, because the position…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 29, 2014 at 10:01am — No Comments

Bonanno goodfellas turned in by former boss Massino

By David Amoruso

Are you ready for Goodfellas: The Sequel? You better be, cause the story has arrived. Yesterday, FBI agents arrested five wiseguys of the Bonanno crime family and hit them with various counts of racketeering. One Bonanno mobster is charged with participation in the 1978 Lufthansa heist immortalized in Martin Scorsese’s movie…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 24, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

A Mean Street in Queens: To Kill a Cop

By Thom L. Jones

It’s a definite no-no. If you are part of the Mafia, you do not go after, and certainly do not kill, police officers. In America at least. In Sicily. That’s a different story altogether.

So how and why the events of the night of Tuesday, January 21st, 1987, unfolded on a street in the borough of Queens, New York is almost as big a mystery now…

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Colombo Underboss: John "Sonny" Franzese





By David Amoruso

Posted on July 14, 2010

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John “Sonny” Franzese is an old school gangster walking around in a world that has changed significantly since when he first started committing crimes. Born in Naples, Italy on February 6, 1919, he started his criminal career during a time when Charles “Lucky” Luciano, Joseph Profaci, Vincent Mangano,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 25, 2013 at 2:06pm — 3 Comments

Puparo's History of Palermo's Porta Nuova Mandamento

Organized crime at its most organized. That’s what Sicilian Cosa Nostra achieved by organizing all the families on the island in what are called ‘mandamenti’. Gangsters Inc.’s Angelo Carmelo Gallitto explains that “a 'mandamento' is formed by three or more neighboring crime families and it's led by a 'capomandamento', who is a member of the Provincial…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 29, 2013 at 8:22am — 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

Gambino Capo Bartolomeo Vernace Found Guilty

By David Amoruso

After more than thirty years, Gambino capo Bartolomeo “Pepe” Vernace finally faced the music this past week as he was found guilty of a 1981 murder and various racketeering charges. His victim was an innocent bar owner who had nothing to do with the mob. Vernace on the other hand began rising rapidly through the underworld as he managed to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 19, 2013 at 3:35pm — 1 Comment

Meanwhile, in Mexico: El Chapo, Cannons & Murder

By David Amoruso

With the United States heading into forced spending cuts, Americans might think their grass isn’t as green as it used to be. Maybe, it’s greener on the other side of the fence? Mexicans beg to differ. While U.S. customers enjoy cocaine, heroin, meth, and weed from their Southern neighbors, the citizens of Mexico are living in a country that is going through somewhat…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 1, 2013 at 3:51pm — No Comments

How Not to Shoot the Mafia

Mussomeli, Sicily, once home of the legendary godfather Giuseppe Genco Russo

By Carl Russo

After the spectacular capture of Corleone capomafia Bernardo Provenzano by police in 2006, Sicily braced for a blowback. If history is an indicator, observers warned, a Mafia war will break out. And it will take the form of either an…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 13, 2013 at 3:06am — No Comments

Genovese mobsters extorting Feast of San Gennaro

By David Amoruso

Never count out the Italian-American Mafia. With each successful prosecution, authorities claim to have rid a particular area of the mob, but, each time, that same mob pops up its ugly head again a few years later. This week, eleven members and associates of the Genovese Crime Family were charged with conspiring to extort street vendors…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 20, 2012 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Genovese Capo Sentenced to 10 Years For Murder Conspiracy

By David Amoruso



“Anthony Palumbo’s decades long crime spree has finally come to an end. He is going to prison which is exactly where he belongs.” Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, could not have been any more clear and direct in his statement about Genovese mobster Palumbo (photo above).



Today, Anthony “Tony…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 5, 2011 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Genovese Capo: Anthony Antico



By David Amoruso

Posted on August 20, 2010

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A reporter once wrote that if you took one look at Anthony Antico, you knew he had to be a defendant in a criminal trial. Though looks can be deceiving, in Antico’s case they were not. As a leading member of New York’s Genovese Crime Family he stole and murdered his way to the top of the mob.



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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 21, 2010 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Genovese Capo: Tino Fiumara



By David Amoruso

Last update in September 2010

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Tino Fiumara was born on August 11, 1941. Fiumara became head of the Genovese Crime Family’s New Jersey faction in 1994, when he replaced Bobby Manna. Fiumara had been released from prison on parole after serving 15 years of a 25 year sentence for racketeering. After his release from prison he went… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 21, 2010 at 2:01pm — 1 Comment

Philadelphia Capo: George Fresolone

By David Amoruso

Posted on October 14, 2006

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George Fresolone was the first mobster who taped his induction into the Mafia. His information led to indictments against 38 mobsters, including Philadelphia boss “Little Nicky” Scarfo. In 1994 his autobiography came out, titled “Blood Oath: The Heroic Story of a Gangster Turned Government Agent Who Brought Down One of America’s Most Powerful Mob Families.” This… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 1:17pm — 6 Comments

Gambino Capo George DeCicco Busted



By David Amoruso

Posted: February 1, 2007 - Updated on October 12, 2014

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On January 30, 2007 the FBI arrested several mobsters and charged them with racketeering, bribery, extortion, money laundering, loan sharking and bank fraud. Among the arrested were mobsters of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 6, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Gambino Capo: Michael DiLeonardo



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2003

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Michael "Mikey Scars" DiLeonardo was born in 1955 in Bensonhurst, New York. He was brought up in a working class family. As a young boy Mikey was bitten in the face by a dog. The attack left a semi-circular scar on his cheek. At school his scarred face attracted the taunts of the bullies who also gave him the nickname:… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 5, 2010 at 12:55pm — 1 Comment

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