Life changes fast.
Life changes in an instant.
- Joan Didion
George Scalise was born in Calabria in 1896. When he was two, his family emigrated to New York and settled in Brooklyn. At seventeen, along with a partner in crime, Joe Alfono, he was arrested and imprisoned for four…Continue
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The mob and drinking have been inextricably linked since the Volstead Act in 1919. Prohibition gave organized crime the revenue stream it needed to gain a foothold in big cities and small towns across America. But even after Prohibition ended, mobsters were active in the liquor industry, from distributorships to control of State Beverage Commissions.…Continue
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Gambling has always been the American Mafia’s “bread and butter.” After controlling illicit gambling across the United States, the mob upped the ante by turning Las Vegas into Sin City, a gambler’s paradise. But in true gambling spirit: It was never enough. In the decades that followed the mob expanded abroad and set up casinos across…Continue
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Life being what it is, one thinks of revenge - Charles Baudelaire
It's another one of those images that have stayed with us over the years. Almost sixty. A different time then, in every respect. The little guy dead in his car, engine running, headlights on, slumped back in the seat, left hand clutching the steering wheel,…Continue
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The second season of Fargo, the critically acclaimed television series on FX, is its best so far. With two crime families fighting a bloody war for control over small-town America, viewers are treated to some amazing TV. Still, I wondered, how “true” is the story of the Kansas City Mob battling the Gerhardt family?
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The “Negro Policy Racket” in the 1940s-1960s in Rockford was not unlike the one in Chicago, only on a smaller scale. The policy racket gave some hope to poor blacks at the time that they would “hit it big” if they bet as little as a penny on this gambling operation. But odds were always in favor of the…Continue
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For its early Prohibition history, Madison, like other cities across America, was dominated by bootlegging gangs. Among Madison’s elite were Paul Corona, Joe Giusto, Joe Geloso and Anthony Musso. Madison’s years of Prohibition were like any other large city with a sizable Italian population- many unsolved murders and bombings…Continue
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Six alleged members of the violent Gangster Disciples gang were indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury for their roles in the attempted murders of five teenagers in South Memphis, Tennessee. Three alleged gang members previously had been charged in this case.
Ranito “Nito” Allen (35); Florence “Nikki” Anthony (36); Edwin “Ren” Carvin (38); Brandon “Lil Folk” Milton (30); and Erik “E”…Continue
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I have struck a city-a real city-and they call it Chicago... I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages.
- Rudyard Kipling
In Chicago in the 1920s and 1930s there was enough crime to go around. Plenty to satisfy everyone.
As one journalist put it, "In all the…Continue
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Willie Lloyd, a former leader of the Vice Lord Nation gang in Chicago, died Monday, at age 64. During his lifetime, Lloyd evolved from a vicious crime boss waging war on his rivals to a fierce anti-violence advocate. An assassination attempt in 2003, however, proved that the violence was never far…Continue
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Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has escaped from a maximum security prison and is on the run from authorities. Again.
The drug lord used a 1 mile-long tunnel as his escape route from Altiplano prison, which is located near Mexico City. The freshly constructed underground tunnel had ventilation and stairs.…Continue
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Never a dull moment in the Boston underworld. After barely surviving an internecine war and the beatings Whitey Bulger and the FBI dished out, the New England La Cosa Nostra family has been working hard to rebuild. This year, several top mobsters will hit the streets, raising the ever-pertinent question: Who’s the boss?
By Gavin Schmitt
What does the word “Mafia” bring to mind? Murder, car bombs, bootlegging and other devious crimes. The back alleys of Chicago and New York. Al Capone and John Gotti. What the word rarely brings to mind is Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Mafia: Mobsters in the Heartland will change that…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 11, 2015 at 3:46am — No Comments
Gangsters Inc. will keep you up to date on the latest news about the Mafia and organized crime from around the globe. Our website features a mixture of news articles, background stories, long reads, profiles, videos, and photos to show you what’s happening in the seedy underworld.
However, if you want the latest news as soon as possible then nothing beats social…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 27, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
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Oscar Goodman defended the most infamous members of organized crime in the United States. Men like Meyer Lansky, Nicky Scarfo, and Anthony Spilotro. As their lawyer he stood by them and kept them out of prison for as long as he could. And with every…Continue
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By David Amoruso
Boardwalk Empire came to an end last Sunday, after five seasons of showing the rise and fall of Atlantic City politician-turned-racketeer Nucky Thompson. An end that didn’t come fast enough, yet when it finally came felt like its makers had filmed it while incessantly hitting the skip button on their remote.
When Boardwalk Empire first…Continue
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