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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

Hanging with Meyer Lansky & Bugsy Siegel: Former friend to share stories with audience at Las Vegas Mob Museum

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

It’s been a while, but Bernie Sindler vividly remembers the day he met infamous mob boss Meyer Lansky. It was a chance encounter that changed his life. Though never a member…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2017 at 4:36am — No Comments

Gangster Disciples Chief of Security and four members sentenced to federal prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Chief of Security of the Gangster Disciples involved in the violent shooting that occurred in Memphis, Tennessee was sentenced to 263 months in federal prison on Thursday. Edwin “Ren” Carvin was responsible for ensuring the security of fellow gang members and providing protection from law enforcement or…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 8, 2017 at 5:45am — No Comments

There Goes the Neighbor Hood: Take a tour through Chicago’s gangland with Oak Park River Forest Gangster Tour

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Have you always wanted to see where notorious Chicago mob bosses like Al Capone and Sam Giancana lived, where they enjoyed some quality time with their wife and kids after a day spent planning murder and mayhem? Now’s your chance! Starting May 21, mob author John J. Binder takes people on his Oak Park River…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

FBI sting operation snares Turkish Canadian drug boss – Tried smuggling 100 kilos of cocaine to Canada

By David Amoruso

The United States may be one of the biggest consumer markets for drugs of any kind, but at the same time there is no country on earth that enforces its anti-drug laws as rigorously. Smugglers, traffickers and kingpins the world over have taken note and fear ending up in a U.S. prison. Still, sometimes the lure of untold…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 28, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Once a crook, always a crook? The gangster who joined the Witness Protection Program but never left his life of crime

By Gary Jenkins

Did you ever wonder what happens to folks when they enter the Witness Protection Program? In this article, I will tell you what happened to a Milwaukee man who testified against some mob associates. He found it hard to leave his old life behind.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 24, 2017 at 4:42am — No Comments

The story behind the documentary: Back Home, Years Ago: The Real Casino

Filmmaker Joseph Alexandre’s fascination with the true story behind Martin Scorsese’s mob epic Casino started long before the movie’s release. It all began in the 1980s, while he was working at a Chicago style pizzeria and heard about “the guy,” a man who came around with his College Bowl picks. That “guy” was Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 16, 2017 at 2:51am — No Comments

The Secret Police in the United States: How local law enforcement took on organized crime and La Cosa Nostra

By Gary Jenkins

The Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit is a private entity whose dues-paying members are hundreds of North American law enforcement agencies. Its founding purpose was, “to promote the gathering, recording, and exchange of confidential information not available through normal police channels, concerning organized…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 7, 2017 at 9:04am — No Comments

What’s next for drug lord “El Chapo” and the Sinaloa Cartel?

By David Amoruso

Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has definitely cemented his criminal legacy. He was placed on Forbes’ richest billionaires in the world list, became one of the most powerful crime bosses in the history of the world - not to mention one of the most (in)famous - and he executed two successful prison breaks. But after…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 30, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Mexican drug lord “El Chapo” Guzman has been extradited to the United States

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera, better known by his nickname of “El Chapo,” has been extradited to the United States to face criminal charges related to his leadership of the Sinaloa…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 20, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments

President Obama reduces Gangster Disciples boss' sentence

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Eric “Fat Eric” Wilson, a former leader in the Gangster Disciples, was given a sentence reduction by President Barack Obama on Tuesday. Wilson (photo above, left) was serving a life sentence for drug trafficking, but that has been…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 19, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Al Capone’s Beer Wars: Book delves into Prohibition-era Chicago gangland violence, revealing rare facts and insights

By David Amoruso

Chicago during Prohibition was a place of extremes. It was a city where men made more money than God as they smuggled booze, set up speakeasies, engaged in labor racketeering, ran prostitution and organized gambling. It was also where many of them died violent deaths at the hands of their rivals as various gangs fought…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 10, 2017 at 7:15am — No Comments

Profile: Original New York Mafia family boss Giuseppe Profaci

By David Amoruso

Giuseppe Profaci was one of the five original New York mob bosses, leading what would become known later as the Colombo crime family of La Cosa Nostra. His tenure spanned several decades and countless violent incidents, including a Mafia uprising within his own family.

Born in the Sicilian village of …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 21, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

High-profile Philadelphia Mafia boss Joseph Merlino latest gangster to be barred from entering a casino

By David Amoruso

Updated on September 8, 2016 - The Pennsylvania gaming control board has banned Philadelphia mob boss Joseph…

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

Chicago mob underboss Anthony Zizzo disappeared 10 years ago, but FBI continues search - offers $10G reward

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

It’s not every day that a mob underboss just vanishes and disappears into thin air without a trace. Yet that’s exactly what happened to Chicago Outfit leader Anthony Zizzo ten years ago. On August 31, 2006, he kissed his wife goodbye and left his home for a lunch with colleagues. He has never been seen…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 1, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

The American Mafia and its use of colorful nicknames

By David Amoruso

The American Mafia, known as La Cosa Nostra, has always had a thing for using nicknames. “Joe the Boss,” “Charlie Lucky,” “Benny Squint,” “Benny Eggs,” “Tony Ducks,” “Gaspipe,” “Sonny Black,” “Sonny Red,” “Chin,” “Crazy Joe,” the list goes on and on. Why is that?

Just last week, authorities busted 46 leaders, members, and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 6, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

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