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Gambling remains the Mafia’s bread and butter

By David Amoruso

It is fitting that the one constant activity in the volatile life of a mobster is and always will be gambling. In a life where any day can be your last, where your best friend might be the one to shoot you in the head, the game of chance has continued…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

East Hartford Genovese mobster John Barile gets 71 months for arson, fraud, gambling and extortion

By David Amoruso

Reputed East Hartford wiseguy John A. Barile was sentenced to 71 months in prison on Thursday for arson, insurance fraud, gambling and extortion offenses. 52-year-old Barile has longstanding ties to the Genovese family crew…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 11, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

“I shook up the world!” - How Muhammad Ali took the heavyweight boxing championship belt from the Mafia

By David Amoruso

Heavyweight boxing champion Sonny Liston was a bad man. Both in and out of the ring he struck fear in men, even in the greatest fighter in history, Muhammad Ali. When the two men faced off for their title fight on February 25, 1964, Ali admitted, “I was scared… It frightened me, just knowing how hard he hit.”

Just…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 6, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

Casino mobster Spilotro’s life to be discussed at Mob Museum by former hitman

By David Amoruso

It’s been almost thirty years ago that Chicago mobster Anthony “The Ant” Spilotro was found beaten to death and buried in a shallow grave in a cornfield in Indiana. To… celebrate (?) this anniversary The Mob Museum in Las…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 2, 2016 at 2:43am — No Comments

Top 4 stone cold gangsters who look like total wimps

By David Amoruso

Looks can be deceiving. Never was that more true than for the following four gangsters. When looking at them, one doesn’t see a bunch of tough guys. One doesn’t get the idea he’s looking at murderers. Yet, these men were all just that: Stone cold gangsters who instilled fear and respect among even the scariest of men. This, despite the fact…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 30, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Profile: Lucchese crime family underboss Eugene Castelle

By David Amoruso

Eugene “Boopsie” Castelle (photo above) has had quite an unusual ride to the top of New York’s Lucchese crime family. He’s known as a bodybuilder who – allegedly – didn’t mind using steroids and other drugs to get his body and mind in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 27, 2016 at 6:00am — 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

Profile: Rockford crime family mobster Salvatore Galluzzo

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

With his death on May 4, 2016, at the age of 82, mobster Salvatore “Sam” Galluzzo closed the extensive file the FBI had on him relating to his involvement in the Rockford La Cosa Nostra family and possibly the Sicilian Mafia. Many in local law enforcement and at least one newspaper reporter felt that Galluzzo was the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 19, 2016 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Genovese family mobsters charged with murder, extortion, gambling

By David Amoruso

Eighteen members and associates of New York’s Genovese crime family were indicted yesterday and charged with racketeering conspiracy, involvement in a murder conspiracy, an attempted murder, an extortion conspiracy, and an illegal gambling operation.

Chief among the defendants are 74-year-old Robert “Old Man”…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 13, 2016 at 3:59am — No Comments

The deadly battle for control over New York’s Chinatown

By David Amoruso

New York City is a booming business for those who rule over it. For over a century, the Italian American Mafia’s five families of La Cosa Nostra ruled its boroughs with an iron fist. Yet, by the 1990s, the mob’s power had dwindled giving other groups a chance at their own piece of this lucrative pie.

New York's Chinatown has…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 29, 2016 at 5:33am — No Comments

Profile: Lucchese crime family capo Joseph DiNapoli

By David Amoruso

Lucchese crime family captain Joseph DiNapoli (photos above) has seen it all. The longtime mobster grew up in the life alongside his two brothers, both made members of the Genovese family, and climbed to the top of the pyramid when…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 21, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Austrian police dismantle Chechen organized crime network

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Austrian Federal Criminal Police Office arrested seven alleged members of a Chechen organized crime group in Vienna and Hohenems, Europol reported today. This group was involved in a number of criminal activities, including extortion, arms trafficking and illegal gambling.

“In the early morning of 22 March,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 7, 2016 at 9:36am — No Comments

Profile: Colombo family capo Luca DiMatteo

By David Amoruso

Luca DiMatteo (70) is a longtime member of New York’s Colombo crime family. According to authorities, he currently holds the rank of (acting) capo. In July of 2015, DiMatteo and his nephew, Lukey DiMatteo, were charged with racketeering conspiracy,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 2, 2016 at 8:09am — No Comments

Boston mobster goes to trial for hidden interest in multi-million-dollar casino deal

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

If only he’d kept his mouth shut. If he had done that then alleged New England Mafia associate Charles Lightbody (photo above) would’ve had a nice chunk of money and no legal problems. If only…

On Monday,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 29, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Chicago mob expert Gus Russo comes to Mob Museum

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Author and Chicago Mafia expert Gus Russo will visit the Mob Museum in Las Vegas on April 19 to discuss the Outfit’s history and its most notorious bosses during a new edition of Author Talk. The event starts at 7 p.m. and will be concluded with a book signing by Russo. Admission is free for members.

Giancana.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 28, 2016 at 5:30am — 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

Paul Phua denies being 14K Triad boss, other allegations

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Gambling czar and poker phenomena Paul Phua has given an exclusive interview to PokerNews which he denies being a leading figure in the 14K Triad and dismisses accusations that he is a match fixer and the world’s biggest bookmaker.

It was a big shock for the successful Phua when within several days he found himself…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 25, 2016 at 11:35am — No Comments

Triads continue to dominate VIP rooms in Macau casinos

By David Amoruso

Just when you thought they were out… It turns out the Triads – the Chinese Mafia – continue to control gambling and loansharking in casinos in Macau, Asia’s gambling mecca. According to a report published in the British Journal of Criminology, Triad gangs have simply altered their way of doing business, becoming more low-key and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 2, 2016 at 11:12am — No Comments

My loving dad was a gangster and Bugsy Siegel’s close friend

By David Amoruso

It was a day that would go down in mob history. The murder of mob boss Bugsy Siegel on June 20, 1947, shocked the American underworld and dominated news stories in all major cities. It was also a day that, years later, would cause a young girl…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 18, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

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