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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…

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

The Chicago Outfit - Overview

Estimate members: Between 50 and 90 made members

First Boss: James "Big Jim" Colosimo

Primary…

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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

“Sometimes the most obvious is the best way” – The Kansas City Mob and the skimming of Las Vegas casinos

By Gary Jenkins

“I remember one night in Circus Circus, we had an obligation to meet, course I was young and had some balls, I guess,” Carl Thomas says. “There was two guys from the state outside, Bybee was one of them, and I was in there on my fuckin' back, snatching that money, and they weren't as far from me as that…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 9, 2018 at 7:49am — 3 Comments

When the American government asked the Mafia for a favor: The assassination of Cuban leader Fidel Castro

By David Amoruso

Politics is a dirty game. Always has been, always will be. But most of the dirt is kept hidden from view. Skeletons stay in the closet. Sometimes, however, the dirt comes out because it is so mind-blowing, it cannot be kept secret. Like the time the United States government recruited the American Mafia to kill Cuban…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 30, 2017 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Frank Cullotta, the Las Vegas hitman made famous by Scorsese’s Casino, comes to Mob Museum for book signing

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Former Mafia hitman Frank Cullotta has written a new book and will be out and about doing some heavy promoting. Known as a member of infamous Chicago mobster Anthony Spilotro’s …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2017 at 9:01am — No Comments

Members of Chicago’s Four Corner Hustlers gang charged with racketeering and multiple gangland slayings

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Nine alleged members of the Four Corner Hustlers street gang in Chicago were charged this week with participating in a criminal organization that murdered six people and violently protected drug-dealing territories on the city’s West and Southwest Sides.

Prosecutors say that the Four Corner Hustlers dealt…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 24, 2017 at 3:13am — No Comments

Al Capone’s Beer Wars: Chicago’s Prohibition-era gangland laid bare by mob historian John Binder in new book

By David Amoruso

The Prohibition era in Chicago has gone down in history as a time of extreme mob violence. A time when hoodlums were mowing down enemies with Thompson machine guns in a battle over the lucrative bootlegging business. When mob boss Al Capone ruled supreme while being on the cover of every newspaper. Author John J. Binder…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 12, 2017 at 4:05am — No Comments

Melrose Park police detective sentenced to 11 years in prison for dealing drugs stolen from evidence room

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A former Melrose Park Police Detective was sentenced last week to 11 years in federal prison for dealing narcotics stolen from the police evidence room. 44-year-old Gregory Salvi pleaded guilty earlier this year to attempted possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, and carrying a firearm during a…

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

DEA and FBI bust Chicago drug ring – Agents seize large amounts of cocaine, heroin and fentanyl

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An operation jointly led by the DEA and FBI resulted in the arrest of over a dozen individuals on federal narcotics charges for their alleged…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 28, 2017 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

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