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The Godfather cast reunites at Tribeca Film Festival

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The gang is back together! The entire (surviving) cast of The Godfather will reunite for one special evening. Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire and the man behind the camera Francis Ford Coppola will come together on April 29 for the Tribeca Film Festival’s closing-night…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 9, 2017 at 10:02am — No Comments

Sicilian Mafia boss of bosses laid to rest

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Cosa Nostra boss of bosses Bernardo Provenzano was laid to rest today in a cemetery in Corleone, Italy, his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 18, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Cosa Nostra boss of bosses Bernardo Provenzano dead at 83

By David Amoruso

Sicilian Mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano passed away at age 83, sources told Italian news agency ANSA today. Considered Cosa Nostra’s boss of bosses, Provenzano spent 43 years on the run before finally being caught in 2006. He was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 13, 2016 at 11:49am — No Comments

Blasphemy in Corleone

By Carl Russo - Opinion

Here's the latest proof that old traditions, no matter how disgusting, die hard in Italy. On May 29, a religious procession wending its way through the city of Corleone, Sicily, allegedly stopped to pay respect to the first lady of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 8, 2016 at 9:21am — No Comments

Son of Mafia boss Toto Riina causes outrage with new book

By David Amoruso

Giuseppe Salvatore Riina, the son of Salvatore “Toto” Riina, the former boss of bosses of the Sicilian Mafia, is causing outrage in Italy this week with the release and promotion of his book Riina Family Life. While calling his father a “hero,” he refuses to discuss Cosa Nostra or his father’s murderous acts, which caused…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 7, 2016 at 6:08am — No Comments

Killed Cosa Nostra mobster’s son-in-law also whacked in hit

By David Amoruso

Vincenzo Bontà, the son-in-law of Sicilian Mafioso Giovanni Bontade, was shot dead in Palermo yesterday. Bontà (45) was killed along with 53-year-old Giuseppe Vella. The pair was murdered in a very narrow part of the Via Falsomiele in Palermo, leaving them no chance to escape. Two suspects have been arrested by…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 4, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

In search of the Corleonesi: How the Mafia changed forever

By Thom L. Jones

Italians know Corleone as a small, inland town of about 12000 inhabitants, situated in the highlands of Western Sicily, approximately mid-way between Palermo and Agrigento.

We mostly know Corleone as the name of a fictitious Mafia boss-Don Corleone- the central character in Mario Puzo's 1969 novel The Godfather. Although…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 8, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Sound of Silence: How the Mafia in Sicily Communicates

By Thom L. Jones

Omertà: Good is he who sees and is silent.

                                             Old Mafia saying.

Sicily is an intricate web of favors done in exchange for other favors owing among people of all class, from the humblest to the highest. The trick is to never over-estimate…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 25, 2015 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

Sicilian Mafia travel guide reveals island’s underworld

By David Amoruso

The Sicilian Mafia emerged from the shadows as a criminal powerhouse that would rule the underworld not just in Sicily but in Italy and North America as well. Secrecy allowed them to grow. Now, author Carl Russo is pointing a photo camera at the places that played a role in Cosa Nostra’s shady history. His new book …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 27, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Woman in Black: Leoluchina Sorisi

By Thom L. Jones

I imagine a scene, long ago, in the town of Corleone, in the heartland of Western Sicily.

I see Doctor Michele Navarra (right). A classic valetudinarian; a sensitive and haunted expression playing across his features. The face of a man who had sold his soul to the Mafia and the devil for an excellent price, as English author Norman Lewis…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 13, 2013 at 3:03pm — No Comments

How Not to Shoot the Mafia

Mussomeli, Sicily, once home of the legendary godfather Giuseppe Genco Russo

By Carl Russo

After the spectacular capture of Corleone capomafia Bernardo Provenzano by police in 2006, Sicily braced for a blowback. If history is an indicator, observers warned, a Mafia war will break out. And it will take the form of either an…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 13, 2013 at 3:06am — 1 Comment

The Sicilian Mafia: An Illustrated Travel Guide

Author and mafia expert Carl Russo is working on an illustrated travel guide about the Sicilian Mafia and needs our help!

In the story below (and the video above) Carl will explain everything. For those that want to contribute but are in a hurry and have no time to read the whole story, simply go to …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 5, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

La Primula Rossa: The Story of Luciano Leggio (Part 3)

Part One - Part Two - Part Three



By Thom L. Jones



Following Leggio’s acquittal in the second trial, although he was subject to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 5, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments

La Primula Rossa: The Story of Luciano Leggio (Part 2)

By Thom L. Jones



Part One - Part Two



Through 1958 tensions rose and it was becoming increasingly obvious that Doctor Navarra and Luciano Leggio were heading for a showdown. Navarra, despite being well educated and a man of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 20, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

La Primula Rossa: The story of Luciano Leggio (Part 1)



Part One



By Thom L. Jones



There is only one Mafia, neither old or young, neither good nor bad, there is only the Mafia that is a criminal association.

Cesare Terranova. Order of Indictment gainst Luciano Leggio+115 August 1965, Antimafia: Doc.,Vol 4, t. XVII, pp 506ff.



Antonino Calderone, the under… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 10, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

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