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Thom L. Jones' Mob Corner - Overview


Mob Corner is written by Thom L. Jones. A retired businessman, he has had a long interest in organized crime, and in particular the Sicilian and American Mafia.

A hobby triggered by a book he read while studying at university "God…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 25, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

Top 5 of True Stand Up Wiseguys

By David Amoruso

Joseph Massino, the first New York mob boss to become a cooperating witness, feels he has earned a release from prison. This week, the New York Daily News reported that the FBI agrees and asked the judge to reduce the former Bonanno big wig’s life sentence as a reward for his unprecedented cooperation. “As the first official boss of the American Mafia to…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 13, 2013 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

The Evil That Men Do: The killing of Robert Kubecka & Donald Barstow

By Thom L. Jones

Salvatore Avellino recorded by electronic surveillance:

'Do you understand me, now when you got a guy that steps out of line and this and that, now you got the whip. You got the fuckin' whip. This is what he, Tony Corallo, tells me all the time, a strong union makes money for everybody, including the wise… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 2, 2010 at 9:29am — 2 Comments

Lucchese Acting Boss: Steven Crea

By David Amoruso

Posted on June 13, 2008

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Steven "Stevie Wonder" Crea is one of the leading members of the troubled Lucchese Crime Family. Crea is a powerhouse in labor racketeering. Using the reputation of the Lucchese Family and, when needed to prove that reputation, its muscle, he had gained a position in which he could put in place a mob tax of five… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 26, 2010 at 6:02am — No Comments

Lucchese Acting Boss: Joseph Defede

By David Amoruso

Posted in 2002

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Joseph "Little Joe" Defede was born in 1934 in New York. In his early days as a mobster Defede used to operate a hot dog truck in Brooklyn that doubled as a numbers bank. As a close personal friend of Lucchese Boss Vittorio Amuso Defede started climbing the ranks and by 1994, not long after Amuso's conviction and life… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 26, 2010 at 5:59am — No Comments

Lucchese Acting Boss: Alphonse "Little Al" D'Arco

By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Alphnose "Little Al" D'Arco was born July 28, 1932 in Brooklyn, New York. As early as D'Arco could remember he hung around people who were either associates, members or even bosses of the Mafia. As he grew up in Brooklyn he made visits to bosses of all the 5 Families in New York. Pretty soon Little Al knew that this was the… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 26, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

A Death in the Family

By Thom L. Jones

In those last few seconds, as his life was disappearing like an evanescent breath, nothing to protect him, no salvation at hand, his thoughts must have been perhaps his wife and children; his family to be torn apart by his sudden and awful ending. Did he cry out in frustration at the inevitability of this act of duplicity locking him into this act of ultimate violence; or the venal manoeuvre that enticed him into a cul-de-sac from which there could be no escape? The… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 24, 2010 at 4:27pm — 1 Comment

The Mafia Cops: How Two NYPD Cops Killed for the Mob

Stephen Caracappa (l) and Louis Eppolito (r)

By David Amoruso

Posted in 2006

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I kept a sawed-off shotgun in my locker for just such occasions. It fit snugly under the folds of my trench coat. I spotted Frankie sitting at a card table walked up behind…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

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