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Profile: Lucchese crime family capo Carmine Avellino

By David Amoruso

The life ain’t what it used to. Just ask Lucchese crime family mobster Carmine Avellino. The aging capo will go to prison because a mob associate refused to pay back the $100,000 he had loaned from Avellino. What the hell has happened to La Cosa Nostra?!

Avellino doesn’t know. When he started out as a gangster, times were very…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 20, 2016 at 9:42am — No Comments

San Francisco crime boss “Shrimp Boy” Chow gets two life terms in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

San Francisco Triad boss Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow was sentenced to two life terms in prison for racketeering and murder on Thursday. The 56-year-old gangster plans to appeal the sentence,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 5, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Lucchese mob family capo gambles on trial

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Lucchese crime family capo Carmine Avellino has turned down a government plea deal and will take his chances in court, the …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 4, 2016 at 2:07am — No Comments

How Russian oligarchs turned the country of Latvia into their own personal money laundering machine

Grave of KGB lawyer Andris Grutups in Riga, Latvia

By John Christmas

An open secret has been continuing in Latvia ever since the USSR broke up in 1991. The Latvian government is protecting a circle of Kremlin-linked banks catering to non-resident shell-company depositors. Although these…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 3, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Lucchese mobster admits extortion but stays loyal to capo

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Lucchese crime family associate Michael Capra (photo above, left) pleaded guilty to extortion. In court, yesterday, the wiseguy admitted that he - along with his brother Daniel and a cousin who has since passed away -…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 30, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments

Russia arrests top officials, charges them with taking bribes from mob boss

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Agents of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) arrested the deputy chief as well as the head of internal security of its Moscow branch yesterday during raids on the offices and homes of several Investigations Committee officials suspected of taking bribes from members of an…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 20, 2016 at 5:18am — 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

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

By David Amoruso

The Pennsylvania gaming control board wants to ban Philadelphia mob boss Joseph Merlino from its casinos. “When…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 30, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Boston mob boss Whitey Bulger’s possessions net over 100K at auction

By David Amoruso

A U.S. Marshals Service auction selling off possessions of Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger brought in a total of $109,295 yesterday. All items were found at the Santa Monica apartment where Bulger …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 26, 2016 at 11:13am — No Comments

Bonanno capo sent back to prison for 2 more years

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Mobsters are known to lie, cheat, steal, and generally break the rules. But when Bonanno crime family capo Anthony…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 24, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Reputed Montreal Mafia boss granted bail in drug case

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Stefano Sollecito was granted bail yesterday after a Superior Court judge ruled he could not receive adequate treatment for his cancer in prison. 48-year-old Sollecito is the alleged current leader of the Montreal Mafia and is facing…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 16, 2016 at 8:41am — No Comments

The Golden Triangle: How Triads cornered the heroin market

By David Amoruso

Whether it’s human beings, counterfeit products or drugs, Triads are experts in smuggling the goods from point A to point B. During the 1950s and 1960s, they became masters at flooding Europe and North America with heroin.

With a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 16, 2016 at 7:08am — No Comments

Mexican Mafia-led gang in Santa Fe Springs charged with murder and drug crimes

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

31 members and associates of a Santa Fe Springs-based street gang were arrested Tuesday on charges related to a wide-ranging criminal enterprise controlled by a member of the Mexican Mafia that allegedly is responsible for the murder of a rival gangster and the attempted murder of a Whittier Police…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

New mob TV series ‘Bad Blood: The Vito Rizzuto Story’ promises Shakespearian tale of power and revenge

By David Amoruso

After dominating headlines and best-seller lists for over a decade, Montreal Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto’s (pictured above, left) story is finally coming to television. Bad Blood: The Vito Rizzuto Story is a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 11, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

East Hartford Genovese mobster John Barile gets 71 months for arson, fraud, gambling and extortion

By David Amoruso

Reputed East Hartford wiseguy John A. Barile was sentenced to 71 months in prison on Thursday for arson, insurance fraud, gambling and extortion offenses. 52-year-old Barile has longstanding ties to the Genovese family crew…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 11, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Donald Trump claimed Mafia conspiracy was behind asbestos fears

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The hits keep on coming. Between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 9, 2016 at 8:00am — 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

“I shook up the world!” - How Muhammad Ali took the heavyweight boxing championship belt from the Mafia

By David Amoruso

Heavyweight boxing champion Sonny Liston was a bad man. Both in and out of the ring he struck fear in men, even in the greatest fighter in history, Muhammad Ali. When the two men faced off for their title fight on February 25, 1964, Ali admitted, “I was scared… It frightened me, just knowing how hard he hit.”

Just…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 6, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

Casino mobster Spilotro’s life to be discussed at Mob Museum by former hitman

By David Amoruso

It’s been almost thirty years ago that Chicago mobster Anthony “The Ant” Spilotro was found beaten to death and buried in a shallow grave in a cornfield in Indiana. To… celebrate (?) this anniversary The Mob Museum in Las…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 2, 2016 at 2:43am — No Comments

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