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The lucrative and violent years of Las Vegas mobster Tony Spilotro’s infamous Hole in the Wall gang

By Gary Jenkins for Gangsters Inc.

“They were motion detectors, but we weren’t too concerned about that, I could have shut off the alarm, but there was too much traffic in front of the building, so I just figured we’d just go through the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 22, 2019 at 1:23pm — No Comments

The End: Mexico Narco kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years

By David Amoruso

Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced to life in prison plus an extra 30 years this morning. The 62-year-old Sinaloa cartel boss was convicted in February by a jury of all charges. He was also ordered to pay $12.6 billion in forfeiture. In court, El Chapo told the judge:…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 17, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Real John Wick: Separating fact from fiction in Hollywood’s violent gangster vengeance blockbuster

By David Amoruso

Is John Wick indestructible? Movie audiences are about to find out in the third installment of the blockbuster movie franchise starring Keanu Reeves as the skilled assassin placed on a universal hit list by the Italian and Russian Mafias, the Chinese Triads, and the Japanese Yakuza. But…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 18, 2019 at 4:15am — No Comments

Gangsters Inc.'s Showbiz

Organized crime is big business. And not just of the illegal kind. Each year, millions are made by film studios, writers, and media giants by turning stories about stone cold gangsters and Mafiosi in cold hard dollars.

We at Gangsters Inc. thoroughly enjoy these products and decided to shine some light on them in this section. This is where we discuss the true story behind some…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 25, 2019 at 3:00am — No Comments

Visiting Chicago’s Prohibition-era underworld with new gangster tour

By David Amoruso

Chicago has seen its fair share of violence. It was infamous during the Prohibition years for its gangland killings and notorious Mafia boss Al Capone. Starting June 14, you will be able to visit many of these historic underworld sites with the brand-new Chicago Prohibition Gangster Tour.

Based on…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 22, 2019 at 8:50am — No Comments

Trafficking drugs and dismembering bodies with the Graewe brothers, associates of the Cleveland Mafia

By Robert Sberna

The recent death of Frederick “Fritz” Graewe (photo above), a feared mob associate in Cleveland, Ohio, shows that it’s possible to live by the sword but not die by the sword. Graewe, 66, seemingly enjoyed a peaceful suburban lifestyle until passing away of natural causes in February. He had been at home…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 21, 2019 at 2:55pm — No Comments

The beginnings of Tony Spilotro's infamous Hole in the Wall gang

By Gary Jenkins

“I’ve known Tony since I was about 12 years old, we grew up together. At the end of 78, he called and asked me to come out to Vegas and, you know, watch his back, be his underboss, more or less, that’s the term they use. So that’s what I was noted for, the Underboss and the leader of the Hole in the Wall…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 8, 2019 at 4:51am — No Comments

From violent to loving in a heartbeat: The two sides of infamous Chicago Outfit mobster Tony Spilotro

By David Amoruso

Chicago Outfit mobster Anthony “The Ant” Spilotro continues to fascinate the public. Thanks in large part to Martin Scorsese’s epic movie Casino and Joe Pesci’s portrayal of him, but also due to the gangster’s violent way of doing business. For those interested, you can now live in his former home or…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 19, 2019 at 7:12am — No Comments

The Hook – Part 4: The downfall of Harry Aleman, Chicago’s most feared hitman

By Gary Jenkins

This is the 4th and final installment about the life and times of Chicago’s most feared hitman, Harry “The Hook” Aleman. We have arrived at the downfall of this infamous mobster. Though he got away with countless murders, justice finally caught up and brought him down. Here’s how.

Harry had been…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 9, 2019 at 10:36am — No Comments

The Hook – Part 3: The beginning of the end for vicious Chicago Outfit hitman Harry Aleman

By Gary Jenkins

In this third installment about Harry “The Hook” Aleman, a half Mexican, half Sicilian Chicago Outfit hitman, enforcer, street tax collector, and the capo of a home invasion crew, I will examine the case that will eventually bring Aleman to justice. This will be a long and crazy path so hang on and keep…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 5, 2019 at 2:52am — No Comments

The Hook – Part 2: Chicago Outfit mobster Harry Aleman murders his way to power

By Gary Jenkins

This is the second installment of a 4-part series about the life of Chicago mobster Harry “The Hook” Aleman, who operated as a thief, enforcer, juice loan collector, and hitman. In this edition, I will detail Aleman’s use of violence and murder as a tool to increase his power in the Chicago underworld and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 1, 2019 at 10:28am — No Comments

The Hook: Life and bloody crimes of feared Chicago Mafia enforcer Harry Aleman

By Gary Jenkins

Harry “The Hook” Aleman was one of the Chicago Outfit’s most feared mobsters. In the first of a 4-part series documenting the life and violent crimes of this notorious thief, enforcer, juice loan collector, and hitman I recount how Aleman’s criminal career began.

He was born Harry Peralt Aleman on…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 26, 2018 at 8:41am — No Comments

The Truth Behind Movie Classic Casino

By David Amoruso

Hollywood loves gangsters. Not because film makers condone their crimes, but because their stories make them lots of money. It’s difficult to name any other genre that has so many titles based on a true story. Yet, despite this label, the true story often gets twisted to fit the silver screen. That is why Gangsters Inc. shares its knowledge of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 10, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Chicago Outfit

Estimate members: Between 50 and 90 made members

First Boss: James "Big Jim" Colosimo

Primary rackets: Gambling, extortion and loan sharking.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 5, 2018 at 4:00am — No Comments

Legendary mob boss Al Capone’s Miami Beach mansion up for sale for $15 million

By David Amoruso / originally published on May 7, 2018 - updated October 8, 2018

Don’t you just wish you could get away from all the madness and enjoy some peace and quiet? Al Capone also had that wish, so he got himself…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 8, 2018 at 2:05pm — No Comments

“His demeanor was very vulgar, coarse and he used many profanities” – The Kansas City Mob and Las Vegas skim

By Gary Jenkins

Most law enforcement entities that had an interest in the Midwest Sicilian La Cosa Nostra crime families suspected those criminal organizations exerted influence over Las Vegas casinos, had corrupted Nevada politicians and claimed their territory in Las Vegas.

Mob experts believe that at a meeting of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 18, 2018 at 10:28am — No Comments

Longtime Chicago mob boss John “No Nose” DiFronzo dead at 89

By David Amoruso

You know a mobster is respected when his colleagues refuse to utter his name out loud, preferring to point to their nose to signify they mean the man known on the streets of Chicago as “No Nose.” Chicago Outfit boss John DiFronzo was that kind of gangster. He passed away on Sunday, at age 89.

DiFronzo had…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 29, 2018 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Untouchable "Little Jimmy" - Profile of Chicago Mafia boss James Marcello

By David Amoruso

“It’s good to be in something from the ground floor. I came too late for that and I know. But lately, I’m getting the feeling that I came in at the end. The best is over.” – Anthony Soprano, HBO’s The Sopranos

Mob boss James “Little Jimmy” Marcello must know the feeling. Born on December…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 18, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

“Nothing gets my juices flowing like putting a gun to someone's head” – Profile: Chicago mobster Charles Russell

By David Amoruso

You can call Charles Russell an old-time hood that just doesn’t know when to quit. As a member of the Chicago mob’s Grand Avenue Crew, which was once headed by infamous boss…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 5, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Chicago Latin Kings hit with racketeering and murder charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Law enforcement agents operating under the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) arrested 14 alleged members of the Latin Kings this week. They join a group of 20 other gang…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 10, 2018 at 4:18pm — No Comments

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