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Power Play: The kidnapping and release of El Chapo’s son

By David Amoruso

A very bold power play. That’s what happened on the night of Monday, August 15, in the trendy La Leche restaurant in the Mexican beach resort Puerto Vallarta.

Inside, Jesus Alfredo Guzmán…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 22, 2016 at 5:26am — No Comments

Former New England mob boss-turned snitch Francis “Cadillac” Salemme charged with murder of federal witness

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Frank “Cadillac” Salemme, the former boss of New England’s Patriarca crime family, is charged with the murder of federal witness Steven A. DiSarro. The 82-year-old former wiseguy was arrested in Connecticut…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 11, 2016 at 1:31am — 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

Patriarca mob family capo-turned-snitch charged with lying about murder of South Boston club owner

By David Amoruso

Robert DeLuca, a former capo in the Patriarca crime family in New England was arrested Monday at his home in Florida after being indicted in connection with allegations that he obstructed a federal investigation into the murder of a Boston nightclub owner in the 1990s. This, despite the fact that he spilled his guts after…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 29, 2016 at 4:00am — 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

Feds bust mob-connected multi-million-dollar gambling ring

By David Amoruso

Genovese crime family mobster Robert “Elvis” D'Alessio (62) and 45 individuals were arrested yesterday and $2 million in cash was seized in the takedown of a large-scale, multi-million-dollar criminal enterprise involving gambling,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 26, 2016 at 6:59am — No Comments

How mob boss Meyer Lansky laundered the American Mafia’s dirty cash – and made them bigger than U.S. Steel

By David Amoruso

The pinnacle of organized crime is laundering your ill-gotten monies into crispy clean dollar bills that are out of reach of law enforcement and the IRS. Nowadays, this is something understood by most crime bosses and drug lords, but back in the 1930s there was just one man who had the vision and smarts to help the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 25, 2016 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Boston mob boss Whitey Bulger's possessions up for auction

By David Amoruso

Always wanted to own a piece of Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger? Here’s your chance! Well, not literally a piece of him, of course - although we know of quite a few men who might like to slice off a piece of the…

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

Trafficante family mobster passes away at age 85

By David Amoruso

Trafficante family mobster Cesar Augustus Rodriguez passed away March 12 at the ripe old age of 85. Known as a bar owner and gambler, his main claim to mob fame came in the 1970s when he was involved in a violent war over territory between rival Mafia factions.

Ken Sanz, a former special agent with the Florida Department of Law…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 26, 2016 at 3:13pm — No Comments

FIFA match agent pleads guilty to corruption charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Miguel Trujillo, a FIFA match agent and soccer consultant, pleaded guilty in federal court in Brooklyn yesterday to one count of money laundering conspiracy and two counts of wire fraud conspiracy in connection with his participation in multiple schemes to bribe soccer officials. He also pleaded guilty to one count of filing…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 9, 2016 at 1:55am — No Comments

14 charged in Texas meth case part of Operation Dream Catcher

By Gangsters Inc.’s Editors

A total of 14 people are now in custody on methamphetamine charges in three separate cases, all part of Operation Dream Catcher, which also led to the apprehension of 7 and 15 more individuals in the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, respectively.

Those taken into custody included:

  • Jorge…
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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 1, 2016 at 11:50am — No Comments

Pagans Motorcycle Club boss gets prison for gun violations

By David Amoruso

A high-ranking leader of the Florida chapter of the Pagans Motorcycle Club was sentenced to 18 months in prison last week after he was convicted of firearm charges. Another member of the club received 12 months behind bars. The convictions signal the ending of a very successful undercover operation targeting the biker club’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 3, 2016 at 7:52am — No Comments

The American Mafia bets on the world and wins big

By David Amoruso

Gambling has always been the American Mafia’s “bread and butter.” After controlling illicit gambling across the United States, the mob upped the ante by turning Las Vegas into Sin City, a gambler’s paradise. But in true gambling spirit: It was never enough. In the decades that followed the mob expanded abroad and set up casinos across…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 22, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Judge to rule if Gambino rat Alite violated supervised release

By David Amoruso

A Florida Judge is expected to make a ruling soon after the U.S. Probation Office started an investigation into allegations that former Gambino associate John Alite (photo above) violated the terms of his supervised release. The inquiry was prompted by a letter from journalist Peter Lance who detailed threats Alite made…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 23, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

Organized Crime in North America



United States

New York:

La Cosa Nostra:

The Bonanno Crime…

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

With Broome Street Boys director brings back gritty mob flick

By David Amoruso

The gangster movie genre owes a lot to Italian-American directors like Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppolla. Soon we can add Matteo Ribaudo to that list. His words. Shoot for the moon and you might just hit a star. That’s his motto. With his new film Broome Street Boys this fresh director plans to make his mark and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 15, 2015 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Russian Mafia - Overview

Organized Crime has existed in Russia (former Soviet Union) for centuries. Under the communist regime corruption was as normal in Russia as snow falling during the winter. One of the big money makers for the Russian criminals was selling Western products on the black market, a market they controlled in the 1970s and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 29, 2015 at 2:30am — No Comments

Spotlight on Tampa Mafia with tour and magazine

By David Amoruso

When it comes to the mob in America everybody knows about the five families in New York or Al Capone in Chicago. But what about a smaller city? Like Tampa, Florida. A city that has a long and colorful history of violence filled with gangsters from Italy, Spain, Cuba, and the U.S. itself. A brand-new magazine and tour shine a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 15, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Santo Trafficante: Building the Family Business

By Ron Chepesiuk

Santo Trafficante, Sr., the powerful Trafficante crime family’s patriarch, was born on May 28, 1886, in Alexandria Della Rocca, Sicily. At age 16, he boarded the S.S. Lombardia and set sail for American in search of a better life. Two years later, Santo, Sr. followed like thousands of other Italian immigrants, settling near downtown…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 16, 2014 at 4:30am — 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

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