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The Rockford mob’s takeover of the Negro Policy Racket

By Gangsters Inc’s editors

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…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2015 at 2:37am — No Comments

A short history of La Cosa Nostra in Madison, WI

By Gangsters Inc's editors

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…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 27, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Organized Crime in North America

United States

New York:

La Cosa Nostra:…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 6, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Alleged Gangster Disciples indicted for roles in 5 attempted murders


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”…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 29, 2015 at 10:43am — No Comments

Black Organized Crime

United States

New York:…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 24, 2015 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

A Chicago Mob Story: The Man who loved being a Gangster

By Thom L. Jones

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…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 25, 2015 at 3:45am — No Comments

Chicago Vice Lord Nation gang boss dead at 64

By David Amoruso

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…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 23, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Mexican drug lord El Chapo Guzman breaks out of prison

By David Amoruso

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.…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 12, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Boston Mafia bosses hit the streets – War looming?

By David Amoruso

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?

The most…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 21, 2015 at 3:37pm — 1 Comment

The Milwaukee Mafia Family: Don't Sell It Short

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…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 11, 2015 at 3:46am — No Comments

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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…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 27, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 14, 2015 at 6:35am — 1 Comment

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…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 10, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Interview with mob lawyer-turned-mayor Oscar Goodman

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…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 11, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

Boardwalk Empire has ended… Finally!

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…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 29, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Chicago Outfit - Overview

Estimate members: Between 50 and 90 made members

First Boss: James "Big Jim" Colosimo



Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 19, 2014 at 3:37am — No Comments

Cops make the deadliest Mafia hit men

By David Amuroso

Cops and mobsters will never be the best of friends. But every wiseguy trusts that if he surrenders to the law he will not be murdered. Ironically, it’s that belief that got a bunch of gangsters killed. Not by the cops, but by their underworld rivals who abused the trust all members of society, including criminals, place in the badge and the uniform…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 29, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

U.S. government & Mexican Cartel Partners in Drug Plot?

By Clarence Walker

The recent capture in Mexico of Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the world’s richest, most dangerous and powerful drug lord labeled by U.S. Government as Public Enemy Number 1.…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 25, 2014 at 6:28am — No Comments

World’s Most Wanted Cartel Boss El Chapo Guzman Caught

By David Amoruso

Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been captured by U.S. and Mexican law enforcement officials. He had been on the run since 2001 when he escaped from a Mexican prison. Guzman is considered to be the most powerful drug lord in Mexico and was even named on Forbes magazine’s 2009 list featuring the world’s most…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 22, 2014 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Kennedy Targets Labor Boss Jimmy Hoffa

By William Hryb

With the McClellan hearings spearheaded by Robert Kennedy came a daily dose of shocking disclosures that organized crime had crept into the very inner circles of the labor movement. The hearings conducted between 1957 and 1959 had a carnival-like atmosphere, where prosecutors dissected every word of suspected persons who had ties to organized crime…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 2, 2014 at 3:16am — No Comments

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