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The sun was shining: The hit on New York Mafia underboss Frank Scalice

By Thom L. Jones

In the only borough of New York to begin with the indefinite article, it was not unusual at end of day to watch “fathers trundling home with a monumental sadness on their shoulders”. * It was a hard place to live for the working man and his family. A good place for organized crime.

Frank Scalice lived at 211 Kirby…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 22, 2017 at 9:52am — No Comments

VIDEO: The Day I Met El Chapo, actress Kate del Castillo about her and Sean Penn’s meeting with drug lord

By David Amoruso

It was a meeting plastered across front pages of newspapers and aired on primetime news shows around the world. When Mexican actress Kate del Castillo and Hollywood superstar Sean Penn met with most wanted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman the world gasped for breath. What the…

In a three-part Netflix documentary…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2017 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Three Good Men - The Second One: Antonino Cassarà

By Thom L. Jones

The media called them raggazzi di una stagione ‘straordinaria: “The boys of an extraordinary season.”

Beppe Montana and Calogero Zucchetto and Pippo Giordano and Roberto Antiochia and Natale Mondo and Ninni Cassarà and the rest of the Squadra Mobile, the Flying Squad. They knew what they had to do and lived their lives doing…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 26, 2017 at 11:19am — 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

Sammy the Bull Gravano is a free man, but more importantly a poster boy for the dangers of dealing with gangsters

By David Amoruso

Infamous Mafia turncoat Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano was released from prison last week. The 72-year-old mobster finished serving a 20-year sentence for running a $500,000-a-week ecstasy-trafficking organization in Arizona while still somewhat in the Witness Protection Program. His story serves as a prime example…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 23, 2017 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Oakland gangster who shot rival and cop within 28 hours gets 33-year prison sentence

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Oakland gangster Damion McDaniel had quite a violent couple of days in late January 2013. In the timespan of just under thirty hours, he shot a gang rival and an Oakland Police Officer. His actions earned him a 33-year prison sentence on Wednesday.

Together with three other …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 21, 2017 at 11:30pm — 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

Member of Ibarra-Torres drug organization sentenced to 27 months in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Rene Cruz-Vargas, a member of the drug trafficking organization allegedly led by 47-year-old Mexican national Joel Ibarra-Torres, was sentenced to 27 months in prison on Tuesday for his role in distributing cocaine in Doña Ana County. 41-year-old Cruz-Vargas will be deported after completing his prison…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 16, 2017 at 2:00pm — 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

VIDEO: Anastasia and Schratweiser discuss Philadelphia mob boss Joey Merlino’s racketeering case in Mob Talk

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Mob author George Anastasia and crime reporter Dave Schratweiser discuss the government's racketeering case against Philly Mafia boss Joseph Merlino. The flamboyant Don was caught on tape talking about committing murder and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 5, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

DEA and FBI bust Chicago drug ring – Agents seize large amounts of cocaine, heroin and fentanyl

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An operation jointly led by the DEA and FBI resulted in the arrest of over a dozen individuals on federal narcotics charges for their alleged…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 28, 2017 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

MS-13 gangster sent to prison for RICO conspiracy involving attempted murder of gang rival

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A member of MS-13’s Enfermos Criminales Salvatrucha clique in Chelsea was sentenced in federal court in Boston today for RICO conspiracy involving the attempted murder of a rival gang member. 21-year-old Angel “Bravo” Pineda, a Honduran national who resided in Revere, received 93 months in prison and will be…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 26, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Genovese family capo Eugene Onofrio doesn’t want to stand trial alongside Philadelphia Mafia boss Joseph Merlino

By David Amoruso

They may both be standup guys, but if it’s up to Genovese family capo Eugene “Rooster” Onofrio, he won’t stand trial alongside codefendant and Philadelphia mob boss Joseph Merlino. Apparently, Onofrio's legal team is making moves this week, claiming the 75-year-old capo wants to be tried separately from Merlino in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Joloperros: Pay up or get tortured – Vicious and sophisticated crew robbed and kidnapped drug dealers

By David Amoruso

A wide-ranging investigation involving the FBI and several police departments has brought down multiple vicious kidnapping and home invasion crews operating in Lawrence, Massachusetts. According to court documents, these crews – often referred to as “joloperros,” which loosely translates to “stick-up guys” – were…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 14, 2017 at 7:54am — 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

Son who ran Mafia-linked cocaine trafficking ring from family’s Queens restaurant sentenced to 20 years in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Angelo Gigliotti (photo above) was sentenced to 20 years in prison today for his role in a Calabrian Mafia-connected cocaine trafficking ring. The 36-year-old had been found guilty following a …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 22, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Boston Mafia boss Peter Limone dies at age 83

By David Amoruso

The term standup guy is thrown around a lot in the underworld, sometimes deserved, other times not so much. But if you want to talk about standup guys, you can’t top Patriarca crime family boss Peter Limone. He was framed by the FBI and sentenced to life in prison for a murder he did not commit. And still he kept his mouth shut. No wonder…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 21, 2017 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Case against Philadelphia mob boss Joseph Merlino weakened as Mafia turncoat deletes evidence from phone

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The high-profile case against infamous Philadelphia mob boss Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino got a lot weaker yesterday after it became known that a mob informant accidentally deleted a treasure trove of criminal recordings…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 20, 2017 at 11:09am — No Comments

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

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