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Philadelphia mob boss Joey Merlino swaggers to mistrial in high-profile New York racketeering case

By David Amoruso

Philadelphia Mafia boss Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino took a huge gamble and won big yesterday when his high-profile racketeering case ended in a mistrial. After three weeks, followed by almost 30 hours of deliberations, the jury remained hopelessly deadlocked.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 21, 2018 at 4:40am — No Comments

Philadelphia mob boss Joey Merlino hits hospital with chest pains – Racketeering trial delayed

By David Amoruso

Is the stress of a long life in the Mafia finally becoming too much for Philadelphia mob boss…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 12, 2018 at 1:06pm — No Comments

The Colombo Crime Family - Overview

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

First Boss:…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 12, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Profile: Colombo family underboss John "Sonny" Franzese

By David Amoruso



John “Sonny” Franzese is an old school gangster walking around in a world that has changed significantly since when he first started committing crimes. Born in Naples, Italy on February 6, 1919, he started his criminal career during a time when Charles “Lucky” Luciano, Joseph Profaci, Vincent Mangano, Gaetano Gagliano, and Joseph Bonanno had just become bosses of the five mob families in New York.…



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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 25, 2017 at 2:00pm — 3 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 May 12, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments

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 May 1, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Gambino family capo Bartolomeo Vernace dies in prison

By David Amoruso

After more than thirty years, Gambino capo Bartolomeo “Pepe” Vernace finally had to face the music in 2013 when he was found guilty of a 1981 murder and various racketeering charges. His victim was an innocent bar owner who had nothing to do with the mob. Vernace on the other hand rose rapidly through the underworld while dodging murder…

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

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

New tactics needed in hunt for Sicilian Mafia’s boss of bosses Messina Denaro – Prosecutor: “He’s not normal.”

By David Amoruso

Matteo Messina Denaro, Sicilian Cosa Nostra’s boss of bosses, has been on the run for 23 years, but despite recent arrests of those closest to him authorities are far removed from catching the fugitive crime lord.

When police in Castelvetrano,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 15, 2016 at 10:35am — No Comments

Genovese family mobster busted for using cocaine and marijuana while out on bail – Judge gives him a pass

By David Amoruso

Talk about not giving a fuck. Genovese crime family mobster Bradford Wedra (photo above) was in court on Monday where prosecutors asked the judge to revoke his bail after the 61-year-old wiseguy failed six drug tests – twice…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 2, 2016 at 4:20am — No Comments

Relative of Sicilian Mafia boss Messina Denaro busted for medical fraud

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A relative of fugitive Cosa Nostra boss of bosses Matteo Messina Denaro was arrested yesterday along with five…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 19, 2016 at 9:44am — 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

Philly Mafia boss Joseph Merlino and mobsters of 5 different crime families charged with racketeering

By David Amoruso

Federal agents arrested over 40 members and associates of the Genovese, Gambino,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 4, 2016 at 1:00pm — 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

Sicilian police arrest leading figures of Stidda clan

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Police in Ragusa, Sicily, have arrested three people they believe are leading members of the Carbonaro-Dominante clan of La Stidda, the island’s second crime group behind Cosa Nostra. They have also seized an arsenal of firearms, including sniper rifles.

The arrests and seizures are part of Operation Reset, aimed at…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 29, 2016 at 10:57am — No Comments

Montreal Mafia boss Arcadi to be released from prison soon

By David Amoruso

Francesco Arcadi, one of Montreal’s leading Mafia figures, will do the remainder of his prison time at a halfway house until his sentence expires in 2019, the Montreal Gazette reports. 62-year-old Arcadi (pictured…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 13, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Italian Mafia boss talks about ‘Ndrangheta’s global reach

By David Amoruso

The code of silence is held in high regard by members of the ‘Ndrangheta. No one knows this more than Emilio di Giovine, a former boss who turned on the mob and became a witness for the government. “It’s dangerous for me, with the ‘Ndrangheta you are never safe.” Despite the dangers, he is eager to tell his story and shed light on…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 29, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Gambino Crime Family - Overview

Estimate member count: around 200.

First Boss: Vincent Mangano

Primary rackets: Narcotics…
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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 6, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

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 — 3 Comments

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