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Street Gangs

As researchers we find there is a distinct difference between organized crime and street gangs. One is structured, sophisticated, efficient, calculated. The other is poorly structured, unrefined, unefficient, brash. However, many organized crime groups and most of its members start out as/in street gangs. It's where they learn their trade.

That is why Gangsters Inc. has set up this section where we will focus on street and prison gangs and lower level gangsters who might one day pop…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 26, 2017 at 1:47am — No Comments

Italian police bust drug trafficking Camorra clan and retrieve stolen Van Gogh paintings worth $100 million

By David Amoruso

Police in Italy scored a nice bonus this week when they busted a Neapolitan Camorra clan and recovered two stolen paintings from Vincent van Gogh worth $100 million in the process. The paintings of the Dutch master had been stolen in Amsterdam in 2002 and were missing ever since. Beside the painting, authorities seized…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 21, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Organized Crime in North America



United States

New York:

La Cosa Nostra:

The Bonanno Crime…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 17, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments

The two sides of New York mob boss Joe Colombo and how his murder remains unsolved for over forty years

By David Amoruso

The 1971 hit on New York Mafia boss Joseph Colombo – in public at the second Italian Unity Day rally - was one of the most infamous of its kind. Though the hitman was killed on the scene, questions remained. Four decades later, Colombo’s son Anthony reached a point where he didn’t want to keep the story in anymore. In…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 11, 2017 at 7:07am — No Comments

Gangsters Inc.'s Showbiz

Organized crime is big business. And not just of the illegal kind. Each year, millions are made by film studios, writers, and media giants by turning stories about stone cold gangsters and Mafiosi in cold hard dollars.

We at Gangsters Inc. thoroughly enjoy these products and decided to shine some light on them in this section. This is where we discuss the true story behind some…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 9, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Gangsters Inc. interviews

When it comes to organized crime, Gangsters Inc. prefers to get its information straight from the main source. Interviewing gangsters, Mafiosi, cops, FBI agents, journalists, and writers is the way to get to the bottom of the seedy underworld. Especially one on one.

Here are a few of our interviews:…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 8, 2017 at 5:00am — 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 March 8, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

A Man Alone: The story of Genovese Family mobster David Petillo, a vicious killer also known as “The Fag Hitman”

By Thom L. Jones

"The only mystery in life is why kamikaze pilots wore helmets."

- Al McGuire

Then again, as Shakespeare’s Horatio said to Hamlet, ‘There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy.’

Unless it was something as strange and mysterious…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 9, 2017 at 6:00am — 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

The criminal history of most wanted terrorist Assata Shakur, the godmother and step aunt of slain rap legend 2Pac

By Barbara Casey

On May 2, 1973, around 12:45 a.m., Assata Shakur (born JoAnne Deborah Bryon), the godmother and step-aunt of slain rap star Tupac Shakur, along with Zayd Malik Shakur (born James F. Costan) and Sundiata Acoli (born Clark Squire), were stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike in East Brunswick by State Trooper James Harper for…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 5, 2017 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Keeping the New York docks in the (Mafia) family: From the Gigantes to the daughter of “Lefty” of Donnie Brasco fame

By David Amoruso

In the past few decades, various prosecutors have announced the end of the American Mafia several times, but each time La Cosa Nostra popped up at exactly those places where it was said to have become extinct. A NY Times piece about the New York harbor showed that despite prosecutions, the area made famous by On the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 12, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

China sends crime boss and 66 members of mob-style syndicate to prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The leader and 66 members of a crime syndicate in the eastern Chinese province of Anhui were sentenced to time in prison on Sunday, China’s news agency Xinhua reported. The group was involved in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 2, 2017 at 10:41am — No Comments

Public church mass in memory of slain Montreal Mafia boss Rocco Sollecito canceled – Mass was to be held in Italy

By David Amoruso

A mass in memory of murdered Montreal Mafia boss Rocco Sollecito has been canceled, Italian news agencies report. The priest at the church in Grumo Appula, a town near the city of Bari in Italy,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 27, 2016 at 9:32am — No Comments

Montreal mobster Raynald Desjardins gets 14 years for murder of ex-Bonanno boss Salvatore Montagna

By David Amoruso

Longtime Montreal Mafia member Raynald Desjardins was sentenced to 14 years in prison for his role in the assassination of former Bonanno…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 20, 2016 at 9:35am — No Comments

Gangsters Inc. writers and contributors

The following people contribute to Gangsters Inc. - Click on a name to read more about that person.



Founder of Gangsters Inc.: David Amoruso

Fernando Acosta Bernadet

Joris van der Aa

Maarten Anthonissen

LeRon L.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 19, 2016 at 2:04am — No Comments

Guatemala extradites its top drug lord to US – Marlon Monroy was El Chapo henchman and Sinaloa cartel affiliate

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Guatemala’s most powerful cartel boss Marlon Monroy was extradited to the United States on Wednesday, he faces drug trafficking charges in Florida. Monroy, a former military officer, was arrested on April 30 while relaxing at his luxurious mansion in the tourist city Antigua Guatemala.

Nicknamed “El…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 5, 2016 at 10:04am — No Comments

Don King: From street thug to street name?

By Robert Sberna - www.robertsberna.com

With two killings under his belt and a long record of exploiting boxers in his employ, some might say that legendary promoter Don King exemplifies the type of character that has historically populated the fight game. At the professional level, the so-called “sweet science” is…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 26, 2016 at 9:33am — No Comments

Gambino family mobster Carmine Agnello’s propensity to repeat history – more specifically the violent, illegal kind

By Robert Sberna - www.robertsberna.com

By any measure, mobster Carmine Agnello has led a fascinating life. But perhaps the most curious aspect is his propensity to repeat history. As a made member of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 23, 2016 at 12:34pm — 1 Comment

Badge 387: The Story of Jim Simone, America's Most Decorated Cop

By Robert Sberna

For nearly 40 years, Jim Simone patrolled Cleveland's 2nd District, a drug-plagued area with one of the highest violent crime rates in the U.S. Nicknamed "Supercop," Simone generated headlines and public interest on a scale not seen since…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Montreal mobster murdered at home as violence continues

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The violence in the Canadian underworld of Montreal has claimed the life of yet another mobster. 65-year-old Vincenzo Spagnolo was shot to death at his home on Saturday evening. Spagnolo was a good friend and close business associate of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 16, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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