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Operation OTremens: How Mafia families in New York and Canada continue cooperating in global drug trade

By David Amoruso

“Always the dollars. Always the fuckin' dollars.” – Nicky Santoro, movie Casino

Authorities in the United States and Canada arrested a total of thirteen alleged members of the Mafia yesterday for their involvement in a largescale drug trafficking pipeline spanning both countries. Among those arrested are…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2017 at 6:37am — No Comments

VIDEO: Anastasia and Schratweiser discuss Philadelphia mob boss Joey Merlino’s racketeering case in Mob Talk

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Mob author George Anastasia and crime reporter Dave Schratweiser discuss the government's racketeering case against Philly Mafia boss Joseph Merlino. The flamboyant Don was caught on tape talking about committing murder and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 5, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Genovese family capo Eugene Onofrio doesn’t want to stand trial alongside Philadelphia Mafia boss Joseph Merlino

By David Amoruso

They may both be standup guys, but if it’s up to Genovese family capo Eugene “Rooster” Onofrio, he won’t stand trial alongside codefendant and Philadelphia mob boss Joseph Merlino. Apparently, Onofrio's legal team is making moves this week, claiming the 75-year-old capo wants to be tried separately from Merlino in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

New York’s Lucchese Mafia family deadly as ever in 2017, prosecutors say after indicting bosses and underlings

By David Amoruso

The year is 2017 and it is business as usual for the Lucchese crime family, one of New York’s infamous five Mafia families. While many thought the American mob had lost its teeth – gangland murders had become a rarity – prosecutors say that the Lucchese family proved them wrong in 2013 with one cold-blooded slaying…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 1, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Profile: Colombo family underboss John "Sonny" Franzese

By David Amoruso



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, Gaetano Gagliano, and Joseph Bonanno had just become bosses of the five mob families in New York.…



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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 25, 2017 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Genovese mob family turncoat returns to old stomping grounds in Springfield despite possible threats on life

By David Amoruso

The balls on this guy. Former Genovese family mobster Anthony Arillotta (above) is causing quite a stir in his old stomping grounds of Springfield, Massachusetts. After climbing to the top of the city’s mob crew by arranging the 2003 murder of his predecessor, capo Adolfo Bruno, he left town with his tail between his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 9, 2017 at 5:02am — 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 May 1, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Profile: Bonanno crime family capo Ronald Giallanzo

By David Amoruso

Ronald “Ronnie G.” Giallanzo is described by authorities as a career criminal. His criminal record is pretty voluminous, which isn’t strange considering he’s been a made member of New York’s Bonanno crime family for nearly two decades…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 30, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

New Jersey Mafia capo gets 10 years for plans to whack crime family rival

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

DeCavalcante crime family capo Charles Stango was sentenced to 10 years behind bars yesterday for using a telephone to plan the murder of a rival mobster. In addition to the prison…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 29, 2017 at 10:35am — No Comments

Gambino family capo Bartolomeo Vernace dies in prison

By David Amoruso

After more than thirty years, Gambino capo Bartolomeo “Pepe” Vernace finally had to face the music in 2013 when 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 rose rapidly through the underworld while dodging murder…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 8, 2017 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

New England Mafia capo Bobby DeLuca admits conspiracy in 1992 murder of mob enforcer Kevin Hanrahan

By David Amoruso

New England mobster Robert “Bobby” DeLuca (photo above, left and right) has admitted shooting down an infamous Providence mob enforcer in 1992. The former Mafia capo pleaded no contest on Wednesday to a murder conspiracy charge and faces up to ten years in prison.

For a guy who seemed to have gotten away with it…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 19, 2017 at 7:16am — No Comments

DeCavalcante crime family capo admits planning mob rival’s murder

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

DeCavalcante crime family captain Charles Stango admitted on Wednesday using a telephone to plan the murder of a Mafia rival. He also pleaded guilty to violating the terms of his supervised release, which he was serving…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 8, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Profile: Patriarca crime family capo Anthony St. Laurent Sr. - Died two weeks after release from prison

By David Amoruso

Longtime New England mobster Anthony “The Saint” St. Laurent Sr. made quite the reputation for himself. Known for violence, a listing in Las Vegas' infamous Black Book, you could say he'd done well. On October 26, 2016, he was released from federal prison after serving seven years on a murder-for-hire beef. The 75-year-old mob…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 7, 2016 at 1:48pm — No Comments

All In The Game: Two men who went from fighting organized crime and gangsters to refereeing star athletes

By David Amoruso

Two men. Both referee. Different sports. Different rules. But with a very similar past. Though both John McCarthy and Bob Delaney are now refereeing sports matches, they began their career stopping people from committing crimes or busting them after the fact. One thing all men – be they athletes or mobsters – learned the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 7, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments

Boston mob boss Frank Salemme faces hopeless day in court

By David Amoruso

Things are not looking good for Boston Mafia boss Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme. The mob leader-turned-rat faces federal murder charges and is currently behind bars awaiting his day in court. That day looks very hopeless, though, as four Rhode Island men were granted immunity on Friday by federal prosecutors and look set to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 2, 2016 at 11:18am — No Comments

Profile: Lucchese crime family boss Vittorio “Vic” Amuso

By David Amoruso

Vittorio “Vic” Amuso’s reign over the Lucchese mob family has been one of pure terror, mostly for members of his own Borgata, as he ordered scores of his soldiers and captains whacked. His murderous rule has ensured his place at the head of the table, though, as he remained the official boss despite serving a life…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 22, 2016 at 8:19am — No Comments

Profile: Colombo family capo Luca DiMatteo

By David Amoruso

Luca DiMatteo (71) 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 September 17, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Profile: Lucchese crime family capo Carmine Avellino

By David Amoruso

The life ain’t what it used to. Just ask Lucchese crime family mobster Carmine Avellino. The aging capo will go to prison because a mob associate refused to pay back the $100,000 he had loaned from Avellino. What the hell has happened to La Cosa Nostra?!

Avellino doesn’t know. When he started out as a gangster, times were very…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 20, 2016 at 9:42am — No Comments

Former New England mob boss-turned snitch Francis “Cadillac” Salemme charged with murder of federal witness

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Frank “Cadillac” Salemme, the former boss of New England’s Patriarca crime family, is charged with the murder of federal witness Steven A. DiSarro. The 82-year-old former wiseguy was arrested in Connecticut…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 11, 2016 at 1:31am — No Comments

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