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New Jersey DeCavalcante family boss John Riggi dies

By David Amoruso

Longtime New Jersey mob boss John Riggi passed away on Monday. He was 90 years old. He had been released from prison almost three years ago and peacefully died at home surrounded by his family.

His obituary reads, “John M. Riggi, Laborers Local 394 business agent, Army Air Corps veteran, dedicated his life to his family.” Though…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 4, 2015 at 2:58pm — No Comments

How Bonanno goodfellas whacked Lufthansa heist loot

By David Amoruso

The 1978 Lufthansa heist went down as the largest cash robbery on U.S. soil that had ever taken place until that time. Gangsters walked away with over $5 million in cash and almost $1 million in jewelry. In 1990, director Martin Scorsese forever immortalized the heist in his mob epic…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 22, 2015 at 5:15am — 1 Comment

The Genovese Crime Family - Overview

Estimate members: Between 200 and 225 (according to Jerry Capeci)

First Boss: Charles "Lucky" Luciano

Primary activities: The most powerful and wealthy crime Family in the New York area, and perhaps the entire country. The Genovese Family maintains major…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 11, 2015 at 6:05am — No Comments

The Phantom of The Grand Hotel: Sicily, the Mafia, a Mystery

By Thom L. Jones

Located in the historical center of Palermo, Sicily. Founded in 1874 and renovated in 1907 by one of the great masters of the Art Nouveau Style, Ernesto Basile, the exquisite Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes hotel exudes historical charm. Grand décor of marble floors and antiques combine nicely with very latest technology to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 9, 2015 at 6:19am — 1 Comment

Profile: Bonanno crime family capo Jack Bonventre

By David Amoruso

“What the fuck is there? Everybody runs to the law. Everybody’s a fucking rat. Everybody, they’re fucking horrible.” – Bonanno gangster Jack Bonventre

Bonanno mobster Jack Bonventre knows all about “the life” and its many hardships. Bonventre was convicted of a federal charge of illegal gambling in 2007, for which he…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 17, 2015 at 10:57am — 1 Comment

Gambino Boss: Carlo Gambino



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2002

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Carlo Gambino was born on August 24, 1902 in Palermo, Sicily. He arrived in the US in 1921 and settled in Brooklyn with help of relatives and friends who had already made it their home. He would later help his two brothers when they arrived in the US. In the United States Gambino got involved in crime and in 1930 he…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 25, 2015 at 3:36am — No Comments

The Colombo Crime Family - Overview

Estimate members: Between 75 and 85 (according to Jerry Capeci)

First Boss: Joseph Profaci



Primary activities: Narcotics, gambling, loan…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 18, 2015 at 3:23am — No Comments

Profile: Colombo family capo Pasquale Amato

By David Amoruso

Colombo crime family captain Pasquale Amato died Friday, March 13, at age 80. He was serving a life sentence at a federal prison in Florida when he passed away. Though Amato was by no means an innocent man, there are some who say he did not commit the murder that sent him away to prison for the rest of his life.

Pasquale Amato…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 17, 2015 at 10:55am — No Comments

Gambino Crime Family - Overview

Estimate member count: around 200.

First Boss: Vincent Mangano

Primary rackets: Narcotics trafficking, loan sharking, gambling, extortion, car theft, union corruption, construction, internet fraud,…
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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 19, 2015 at 3:40pm — No Comments

FBI releases audio of Boston Mafia induction ceremony

By David Amoruso

The ceremony in which the Mafia initiates new members is considered a sacred event by wannabe and seasoned mobsters alike. Pricking blood from the finger, burning the picture of a saint, swearing allegiance, and becoming part of a brotherhood dating back a century. So you can imagine their anger when they heard the FBI had…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 30, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Mancuso ‘Ndrangheta Clan's war against itself

By David Amoruso

‘Ndrangheta boss Pantaleone Mancuso was arrested last month as he tried to cross the Argentinian border into Brazil. He is wanted in Italy for Mafia association and two attempted murders and had been on the run since April. Mancuso heads the ‘Ndrangheta’s financially most powerful clan that has connections to drug…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 16, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Cross-dressing fugitive Mafia boss arrested

By David Amoruso

As a fugitive you have to be creative to remain a free man. Even when that means dressing up as a woman every now and then. Just ask 42-year-old Camorra boss Aldo Gionta.

This past Saturday, Gionta was arrested by plain clothes policemen at the Sicilian port of Pozzallo as he tried to board a ferry for Malta using false papers. Agents…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 19, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Bruno Crime Family - Overview

Estimate members: Around twenty active members.

First Boss: Salvatore Sabella started the family in 1911.

Primary…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 29, 2014 at 5:56am — No Comments

Joey Merlino living like a boss in Florida

By David Amoruso

In the old days every gangster wanted to be the boss of a Mafia family. It meant you had the world at your feet. All the broads, more money than God, and the power over life and death. That was then. Nowadays, being the boss of a family means only one thing: Life behind bars. Philadelphia mobster Joseph Merlino knows this all too well. And he…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 28, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Lucky Luciano: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Charles “Lucky” Luciano is one of the most researched, discussed and dissected American mobsters of all time. His name has become synonymous with New York City's high drama gangland days of prohibition bootlegging, the formation of the infamous five families, and controversy over his alleged Last…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 27, 2014 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Real life owner of Bada Bing strip club turns rat

By David Amoruso

Art imitating life imitating art imitating life? The man behind the Satin Dolls strip club in New Jersey, which served as the location for The Bada Bing from The Sopranos, has “gone bad” and is giving the FBI information about his former Mafia buddies.

Anthony “Tony Lodi” Cardinalle (61) was caught up in a waste hauling case…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 7, 2014 at 5:24am — 1 Comment

Bonanno goodfellas turned in by former boss Massino

By David Amoruso

Are you ready for Goodfellas: The Sequel? You better be, cause the story has arrived. Yesterday, FBI agents arrested five wiseguys of the Bonanno crime family and hit them with various counts of racketeering. One Bonanno mobster is charged with participation in the 1978 Lufthansa heist immortalized in Martin Scorsese’s movie…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 24, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Gangsters Inc. sits down with FBI agent Jack Garcia

By David Amoruso

Gangsters Inc. is proud to present our interview with former undercover FBI agent Joaquin “Jack” Garcia. Some of you may know him as Jack Falcone, a jewel thief from Florida, and if you actually met Falcone then chances are you spent some time in the can. Posing as this jewel thief Garcia managed to infiltrate the Gambino crime family,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 14, 2014 at 10:28am — No Comments

Gangsters Inc. sits down with FBI agent Jack Garcia Part 2

Gangsters Inc. sits down with FBI agent Jack Garcia Part 2. Read Part 1 here.

By David Amoruso

INFILTRATING THE…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 14, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Gambino Boss: John "Junior" Gotti



By David Amoruso

Posted: March 10, 2007

Updated on: August 12, 2008

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"I know my father loved me, but I got to question how much, to put me with all these wolves. This is the world you put your kid in? So much treachery. ... My father couldn't have loved me, to push me into this life." –…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 12, 2013 at 7:34am — No Comments

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