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Operation OTremens: How Mafia families in New York and Canada continue cooperating in global drug trade

By David Amoruso

“Always the dollars. Always the fuckin' dollars.” – Nicky Santoro, movie Casino

Authorities in the United States and Canada arrested a total of thirteen alleged members of the Mafia yesterday for their involvement in a largescale drug trafficking pipeline spanning both countries. Among those arrested are…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2017 at 6:37am — No Comments

Members of Genovese crime family’s Springfield crew plead guilty to extortion charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two associates of the Genovese crime family’s crew in Springfield, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to extortion-related charges on Monday. 50-year-old Ralph Santaniello and 54-year-old Giovanni Calabrese admitted to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 7, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Former Lucchese mobster Frank Gioia outed as multi-million-dollar fraudster while in Witness Protection

By David Amoruso

Lucchese family mobster who flipped and helped send dozens of New York wiseguys to prison has been outed as a fraudster who scammed mall owners and developers out of tens of millions of dollars while in the Witness…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 4, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Members of Chicago’s Four Corner Hustlers gang charged with racketeering and multiple gangland slayings

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Nine alleged members of the Four Corner Hustlers street gang in Chicago were charged this week with participating in a criminal organization that murdered six people and violently protected drug-dealing territories on the city’s West and Southwest Sides.

Prosecutors say that the Four Corner Hustlers dealt…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 24, 2017 at 3:13am — No Comments

Profile: Patriarca mob family enforcer Frank “Bobo” Marrapese Jr.

By David Amoruso

New England’s Patriarca crime family isn’t what it used to be, but as long as it can rely on the muscle and reputation of tough old-timers it will remain an underworld force. One of those hard men is longtime mob enforcer Frank “Bobo” Marrapese Jr., a man convicted of murder who refuses to say farewell to the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 17, 2017 at 10:52am — No Comments

Lucchese family mobster planned to escape from Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, prosecutors say

By David Amoruso

He’s a wiseguy who took his flossing seriously. Christopher Londonio, an alleged soldier in New York’s Lucchese crime family, was charged Wednesday with planning to escape from the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 16, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

Profile: Genovese family underboss Venero Mangano

By David Amoruso

Genovese crime family underboss Venero Mangano had a long and distinguished career. Two careers, actually. And in both he proved he had a sharp mind and balls of steel. He also showed one could live a long life and die of old age where most of his comrades died violently by bombs and bullets.

Born on September 7, 1921, Mangano was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 19, 2017 at 6:23am — No Comments

‘Shot-Caller’ of Mexican Mafia-controlled gang gets 15-year prison sentence in federal racketeering case

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

One of the leaders of the Hazard street gang – a Mexican Mafia-controlled criminal enterprise that has been responsible for criminal activity in and around the Ramona Gardens housing complex in Boyle Heights for decades – was sentenced on today to 15 years in prison for his conviction on federal racketeering and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 7, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Texas Mexican Mafia leaders and members sentenced to lengthy prison terms for RICO conspiracy

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Several leaders and members of the Texas Mexican Mafia (TMM) have been ordered to significant terms in prison during hearings on Monday and Tuesday for their roles in a Racketeer Influence Corrupt Organization (RICO) conspiracy. All of them were charged in a conspiracy involving criminal activities such as…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 29, 2017 at 4:21am — No Comments

Colombo family underboss John “Sonny” Franzese, at 100 years America’s oldest inmate, released from prison

By David Amoruso

Well, well, guess who’s back? Former Colombo crime family underboss John “Sonny” Franzese is back on the streets after being released from prison on Friday. The longtime wiseguy was welcomed home with open arms by his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 24, 2017 at 7:47am — 1 Comment

Gambino mobster Carmine Agnello gets off with a slap on the wrist and goes back to lucrative business as usual

By Robert Sberna

In July 2015, when police in Cleveland, Ohio arrested former Gambino mobster Carmine Agnello, authorities crowed that they were sending a stern message that their city was off-limits to organized crime.

Prosecutors at the time brought a dozen charges including racketeering and conspiracy against Agnello, whose…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2017 at 5:20am — No Comments

Russian Mafia boss Razhden Shulaya ran nationwide criminal enterprise from Brighton Beach to Las Vegas

By David Amoruso

Razhden Shulaya’s influence reached far. As a bona fide “Vor” – the Russian Mafia’s equivalent of a made guy – he was feared and revered by his underlings and had powerful connections in the Eastern European underworld. But…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 8, 2017 at 9:07am — No Comments

New York’s Lucchese Mafia family deadly as ever in 2017, prosecutors say after indicting bosses and underlings

By David Amoruso

The year is 2017 and it is business as usual for the Lucchese crime family, one of New York’s infamous five Mafia families. While many thought the American mob had lost its teeth – gangland murders had become a rarity – prosecutors say that the Lucchese family proved them wrong in 2013 with one cold-blooded slaying…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 1, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Genovese mob family capo pleads guilty

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Genovese crime family captain Pasquale “Patsy” Parrello (photo above) pleaded guilty to extortion charges on Monday. The 72-year-old mobster drew a large support crowd in Manhattan’s federal courthouse,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 17, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Rise of the Indian Mafia and Bollywood

By Gary K. Busch

One of the least well-known of the international criminal organisations is the Indian Mafia. It is not only centred on India but has spread across the globe. Among other areas of influence, it has thrived through its engagement with the Indian entertainment industry, better known as “Bollywood”. It has come into prominence recently for its…

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Added by Gary K. Busch on April 26, 2017 at 5:07am — No Comments

Profile: Bonanno crime family capo Ronald Giallanzo

By David Amoruso

Ronald “Ronnie G.” Giallanzo is described by authorities as a career criminal. His criminal record is pretty voluminous, which isn’t strange considering he’s been a made member of New York’s Bonanno crime family for nearly two decades…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 30, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

Albanian gangster gets 18 years in prison for violent Queens extortion plot

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Albanian gangster Denis Nikolla was sentenced to 18 years in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release on Friday for his role in an extortion plot involving a man with close ties to the Albanian Mafia and a corrupt…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 11, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Profile: Greek crime boss Panagiotis Vlastos

By Milko

Panagiotis Vlastos was born in Athens, Greece, in 1971. Growing up in Metamorfosi, Vlastos got involved in crime at an early age, committing theft and burglaries. In the 1990s, he and another gangster named Kostas Nastoulis were fighting a gangland war against each other. In 1994, Vlastos murdered Yerasimos Nastoulis, a brother of Kostas, and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 7, 2017 at 5:58am — No Comments

Young mobster admits lamming it until after the Super Bowl so he could run illegal gambling operation

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Some wiseguys just aren’t as wise as they’d wish to be. Take alleged mobster Anthony Camisa for instance. Asked by a judge why Camisa had gone on the lam to evade his arrest, his lawyer answered it was because he wanted to run…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 30, 2017 at 11:59am — 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

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