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Mobsters In Prison: A Story From Behind Bars

By Seth Ferranti (www.gorillaconvict.com)

Goodfellas, the Godfather, Donnie Brasco, The Sopranos- Hollywood's obsession with mobsters dates all the way back to the turn of the century. A litany of wise guys have gained fame and notoriety and eventually been incarcerated by the feds. Beginning with Al Capone and stretching to…

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Drug Boss: Roland "Pops" Bartlett

By David Amoruso

Posted March 20, 2007



Roland Bartlett reputedly was the biggest drug boss of Philadelphia in the 1980s. His organization consisted of around 60 members, and had seperate crews which consisted of salesmen, cutting crew supervisors, and enforcers. Bartlett himself had started out as a streetdealer for the Philadelphia Black Mafia, and had worked his way up. Eventually he developed connections with the Gambino Crime Family from New York, from which he purchased… Continue

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Albanian Boss: Alex Rudaj



By David Amoruso

Posted on August 26, 2009

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The criminal organization led by Albanian gangster Alex Rudaj called itself the Sixth Family. They viewed themselves as being on the same level as New York’s five La Cosa Nostra families. But after a ten year run they turned out to be nothing more than a glorified street crew.



Alex Rudaj started…

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Cosa Nostra Boss: Gianni Nicchi



By David Amoruso

Posted on December 17, 2009

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Giovanni “Gianni” Nicchi is considered an example of the latest generation of Sicilian Mafiosi. Capable of violence, loyal, and very young. According to Italian authorities, Nicchi had become a leading Cosa Nostra member when he was only in his mid twenties.



It is a recurring theme: the son follows in… Continue

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Mob Myth Busted: Gambino Family Pimping Out Underage Girls



Special Agent in Charge George Venizelos speaking on the Gambino Arrests.

Photo Credit: Rebecca Callahan, FBI



By David Amoruso

Posted on June 30, 2010

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The general public sees Italian-American mobsters as honorable gangsters.… Continue

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Unrest within the New York Mob





In three days one mobster dead, another wounded



By David Amoruso

Posted June 25, 2007

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On Tuesday morning, June 5, Robert DeCicco got in his father's fiancé's Cadillac DeVille after picking up a prescription at Dolinsky's Pharmacy. As he sat in his car another car rolled up beside him.… Continue

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Gambino Boss: John Gotti Sr.



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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John Gotti was born October 27, 1940 in the Bronx, New York. When Gotti was twelve he and his family move to a rough neighborhood in Brooklyn. In Brooklyn, Gotti took to the streets more and more and he finally dropped out of school in the 8th grade. On the streets Gotti got involved with gangs and committed… Continue

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Gambino Capo George DeCicco Busted



By David Amoruso

Posted: February 1, 2007 - Updated on October 12, 2014

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On January 30, 2007 the FBI arrested several mobsters and charged them with racketeering, bribery, extortion, money laundering, loan sharking and bank fraud. Among the arrested were mobsters of the…

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Gambino Boss: Paul Castellano



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Paul Castellano was born Constantino Paul Castellano in Brooklyn on June 26, 1915. His parents were from Sicily and had traveled to the United States to give their children a better life. Castellano's father was a butcher and also controlled a small gambling operation. Castellano was the youngest of three children… Continue

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Gambino Underboss: Arnold Squitieri



By David Amoruso

Updated: June 24, 2006

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Arnold "Zeke" Squitieri was born on February 2, 1936. On August 18, 1970 Squitieri shot garment cutter Desiderio Caban five times at first Ave. and 117th St. A cop heard the shots got to the crime scene and saw a gold colored Cadillac speeding away. After a wild six block car chase Squitieri was captured… Continue

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Gambino Underboss: Salvatore Gravano



By David Amoruso

Profile below posted in 2001



Sammy The Bull Gravano has gone down in Mafia history as the biggest rat ever to walk the…

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Gambino Capo: Robert Bisaccia



By David Amoruso



When you ask people about their favorite scene in the classic mob movie Goodfellas, a lot will answer they loved the "You think I'm funny? I'm funny how?" scene. The scene illustrates perfectly how mobsters could go from having a casual dinner where they are laughing, to cold blooded intimidation and perhaps murder, back to joking around. Joe Pesci based his performance on a childhood friend, who by then had…

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Gambino Capo: Nicholas Corozzo



By David Amoruso

Posted on June 7, 2008

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Nicholas Corozzo, nicknamed Little Nicky because of his 5 foot 5 stature, is one of the Gambino Family's most powerful members, and definitely one of its biggest earners. According to Bruce Mouw, who headed FBI's Gambino Squad, Corozzo's earning capabilities are what kept him in a good position with flamboyant boss… Continue

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Gambino Capo: Michael DiLeonardo



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2003

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Michael "Mikey Scars" DiLeonardo was born in 1955 in Bensonhurst, New York. He was brought up in a working class family. As a young boy Mikey was bitten in the face by a dog. The attack left a semi-circular scar on his cheek. At school his scarred face attracted the taunts of the bullies who also gave him the nickname:… Continue

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Gambino Soldier: Charles Carneglia



By David Amoruso

Posted on March 4, 2010

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When Charles Carneglia was arrested on the morning of February 7, 2008, he looked (see photo on the right) like more like Charles Manson than a slick member of New York’s Gambino Crime Family. But though looks can be deceiving, in Carneglia’s case the “Manson look” was pretty appropriate.



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Gambino Soldier: Samuel Corsaro

By David Amoruso

Posted in 2003

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Samuel "Little Sammy" Corsaro was born in 1943 in Nutley, New Jersey. Later he moved to Clifton, New Jersey where he would remain till his death. Like all mobsters Corsaro also started out in petty crime but in 1969 he decided to rob a liquor store. During the robbery things went drastically wrong and Corsaro shot the liquor store clerk, the clerk did not survive his wounds.… Continue

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