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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 9:11am — No Comments

Russian mob boss arrested in Thailand

By David Amoruso

Russian mob boss Alexander Matusov (52) was arrested in Thailand this week on charges that he led a violent gang that committed over 60 murders in Moscow and St. Petersburg. He had been a fugitive since 2009. His arrest is another sign that life as a fugitive in Thailand isn’t what it used to be.

Matusov was caught in front of a supermarket…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 26, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Always a gangster: Racketeering in the nursing home

By David Amoruso

Oh, how we miss The Sopranos! Tony and his two families. The drama. The violence. And those storylines that seemed too funny to be true. Like when Uncle Junior started running the mental institution as his personal fiefdom. Great entertainment, but that would never happen in real life, right? Wrong.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 23, 2014 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Russian Mafia Boss Rakhimov and the Sochi Olympics

By David Amoruso

Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, Russian organized crime and politics have become so intertwined that it is difficult to distinguish a member of the country’s parliament from a member of the vor z zakone, popularly known as the Russian Mafia. With President Putin as boss of bosses mobsters in Russia are feasting on rampant corruption…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 3, 2014 at 10:31am — No Comments

A Mean Street in Queens: To Kill a Cop

By Thom L. Jones

It’s a definite no-no. If you are part of the Mafia, you do not go after, and certainly do not kill, police officers. In America at least. In Sicily. That’s a different story altogether.

So how and why the events of the night of Tuesday, January 21st, 1987, unfolded on a street in the borough of Queens, New York is almost as big a mystery now…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 18, 2013 at 5:17am — No Comments

Irish gang has its own “supermarket” with dope & guns

By David Amoruso

With the festive Holiday season upon us, we at Gangsters Inc. felt it was time to point our readers in the right direction when it comes to the best presents. Everything from great deals to enormous steals. Irish organized crime gave a good example as they offered its members a “supermarket” stocked with shelves full of drugs and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 29, 2013 at 11:26am — No Comments

Gangster-turned-Cage Fighter Lee Murray

By David Amoruso

They gave him the nickname “Lightning Lee” for his knockout power during cage fights. Lee Murray was a strong contender feared by elite fighters the world over. But he was a gangster first and that lifestyle knocked out any hopes he had of becoming a UFC champion.

London, Great Britain, has produced a long line of strong leaders, infamous…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 20, 2013 at 8:16am — No Comments

Colombo Underboss: John "Sonny" Franzese





By David Amoruso

Posted on July 14, 2010

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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,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 25, 2013 at 2:06pm — 3 Comments

Mafia Victim Saved From Hitman By Pure Luck

By David Amoruso

Since it’s Friday the 13th today, we at Gangsters Inc. decided to lift your spirit with a story (and video) of a vicious Mafia hitman and his extremely lucky victim.

During a wild chase in broad daylight in the Italian town of Foggia, victim Michele Di Bari (31) dropped to the ground as he was hit in the leg by a bullet fired by…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 13, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Bonanno Family Boss Michael Mancuso

By David Amoruso

The Bonanno crime family has a new boss. And he’s already behind bars. Michael “The Nose” Mancuso won’t see the streets of New York until his scheduled release in 2019, but he has been chosen as boss nonetheless. Some would argue the Bonannos have gone bananas once again.

While many of America’s twenty-plus La Cosa Nostra families have faced a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 10, 2013 at 2:41am — 3 Comments

Senator Declares War On Gangster Disciples

By David Amoruso

They don’t call it the underworld for nothing. It's hidden beneath a shadow. Gangsters hate the limelight. It’s bad for business. The less people know about your business, the better. Once your name hits the newspapers you can start counting down the days until the FBI comes knocking down your door. It’s usually not the most vicious, dangerous,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 4, 2013 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

Crime Beat: Gangster Squad, Phil Leonetti & More

Crime Beat: Issues, Controversies and Personalities from the darkside on Artist First World Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for January 3, 2012, through February 28, 2013. Topics covered include Gangster Squad, Noam Chomsky, Human Trafficking, Skinheads, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, J. Edgar Hoover and the Mob. Here is the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 26, 2012 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Former Drug Kingpin Ike Atkinson Tells All In New Documentary

In the movie "American Gangster," Ike Atkinson appears as the minor character "Nate," who is depicted as gangster Frank Lucas's cousin and as the drug trafficker who…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2011 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Get Ready For Some Silver Screen Gangsterism!

By David Amoruso

Posted on December 14, 2010



Get ready for some gangster violence on the silver screen cause Hollywood has some killer movies on the way!



The Italian-American mobster has fascinated movie audiences for decades and Hollywood stayed loyal to its favorite movie gangster for quite some time. But now it seems a new gangster has stepped in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 14, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Drug Boss: Leroy "Nicky" Barnes



By David Amoruso

Posted: July 4, 2007

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Leroy "Nicky" Barnes is a legend of African American organized crime history. Once a dope fiend himself, he kicked the habit, and became the main distributor of heroin in Harlem, NY. In 2007 his autobiography "Mr Untouchable: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Heroin's Teflon Don" was released. In it Barnes…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

The Color Purple: Detroit's Early Mob

By Thom L. Jones



Whatever they amounted to as a bunch of criminals, the derivation of their name is intriguing enough in itself. There seems to be more versions of its origin and meaning, than combinations of a Rubik Cube.



One story goes that two Hastings Street shopkeepers, whose places had been targets for the gang, said something like:



'These kids, they’re tainted, they’re rotten, purple, like the colour of bad meat, they’re the Purple Gang.'



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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 17, 2010 at 9:01am — 1 Comment

Being Ernest: The Life and Hard Times of Ernie 'The Hawk' Rupolo

By Thom L. Jones



I think he is one of my favourite mobsters of all time. The one-eyed killer who couldn't shoot straight.



Most people have never heard of him. He never achieved any immortal status as a big player in the Mafia crime families of New York, although he longed for and lusted after it. He was probably the rule rather than the exception when it came to setting the standard for the street hoodlums that made up the rank and file of organized crime. A grifter,… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 17, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Facebook Nails a Mafia Assassin





Plus Three Other Stories of Most Wanted Criminals Captured Online





By Clarence Walker

Posted on April 10, 2010



Internet power strikes again. With lethal force, Facebook, the world's popular networking site--struck all the way into the remote corners of Italy, when police, after following up on a trail of online leads captured a Mob assassin wanted… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2010 at 2:28pm — 1 Comment

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

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 6, 2010 at 12:32pm — 1 Comment

British Boss: Terry Adams



By David Amoruso

Posted: April 5, 2007

Updated on August 21, 2010

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Terrence “Terry” Adams is the head of Britain's most enterprising, and feared, organized crime gang: the Adams family, otherwise known as the A-Team, or the Clerkenwell Crime Syndicate. Terry was the oldest of eleven children, born to a law abiding, working class, Irish Catholic family.… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 4, 2010 at 5:08pm — No Comments

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