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Thom L. Jones' Mob Corner - Overview



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Mob Corner is written by Thom L. Jones. A retired businessman, he has had a long interest in organized crime, and in particular the Sicilian and American Mafia.



A hobby triggered by a book he read while studying at university "God…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 17, 2014 at 3:48am — No Comments

Gambino Crime Family - Overview

Estimate member count: around 200.

First Boss: Vincent Mangano

Primary rackets: Narcotics trafficking, loan sharking, gambling, extortion, car theft, union corruption, construction, internet fraud,…
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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 2, 2014 at 5:50am — No Comments

Organized Crime in North-America

Italian-American Organized Crime

 

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 25, 2014 at 11:13am — No Comments

Gambino Crime Family Boss Domenico Cefalu

By David Amoruso

Ever since mob boss John Gotti drove by the dead body of his predecessor Paul Castellano, the Gambino crime family in New York has been ruled by him or one of his men. Be it his son Junior, his brother Peter, or his friend Jackie, Gotti’s grip on the family was firm and outlasted his own life. In 2011, that grip was broken when Domenico Cefalu…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 5, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Gambino Boss: John "Junior" Gotti



By David Amoruso

Posted: March 10, 2007

Updated on: August 12, 2008

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"I know my father loved me, but I got to question how much, to put me with all these wolves. This is the world you put your kid in? So much treachery. ... My father couldn't have loved me, to push me into this life." –…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 12, 2013 at 7:34am — No Comments

Mob boss Junior Gotti stabbed in parking lot

By David Amoruso

Just when I thought I was out they pull me back in…? After having spent the last couple of years living in relative anonymity, former Gambino mob boss John “Junior” Gotti is back on the front pages of New York City’s tabloids. The reason is typical of the lifestyle he claims to have said farewell. He was stabbed in a parking…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 12, 2013 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

5 of the dumbest moves in Mafia history

By David Amoruso

The world of organized crime is one considered to be inhabited by individuals who are a cut above the rest. People who can work together to achieve a goal, think out of the box, who can rob and murder and protect their newfound riches through sheer strength. What separates them from other criminals is stated right there in the label “organized…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 27, 2013 at 3:30am — 4 Comments

Top 5 of True Stand Up Wiseguys

By David Amoruso

Joseph Massino, the first New York mob boss to become a cooperating witness, feels he has earned a release from prison. This week, the New York Daily News reported that the FBI agrees and asked the judge to reduce the former Bonanno big wig’s life sentence as a reward for his unprecedented cooperation. “As the first official boss of the American Mafia to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 13, 2013 at 8:34am — 4 Comments

Gambino Capo Bartolomeo Vernace Found Guilty

By David Amoruso

After more than thirty years, Gambino capo Bartolomeo “Pepe” Vernace finally faced the music this past week as 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 began rising rapidly through the underworld as he managed to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 19, 2013 at 3:35pm — 1 Comment

The Prison Writings of Seth Ferranti: Supermax

This is an excerpt from Seth Ferranti’s new book, Gorilla Convict: The Selected Prison Writings of Seth Ferranti. The book is published by Strategic Media Books. To buy the book or for more information go to strategicmediabooks.com or…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 19, 2013 at 3:33pm — 1 Comment

The Kindness of Death

By Thom L. Jones

Early morning Thursday, Christmas Eve, 1992.

A maroon, four door, Mercury Topaz slows to a halt at traffic lights in Ozone Park, a suburb in Queens, New York.

The driver is a slim, dark-haired, dark skinned Italian-American. The passenger, his wife, is a diminutive, chubby, doe-eyed woman. She is thirty-one, three years older than her husband. They…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 22, 2012 at 4:08pm — 4 Comments

Gotti & Me: A Journalist’s Close Encounters With the Mob

This story is excerpted from Krajicek’s new e-book, “Gotti and Me: A Crime Reporter’s Close Encounters With the New York Mafia,” available at Amazon.com and other book websites.

By David J. Krajicek

The mugs of the American Mafia once had the quaint custom of keeping their mouths shut. Mobsters took pride in being tight-lipped, even when…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 1, 2012 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Another Mob Social Club Bites The Dust

By David Amoruso



Based in Greenwich Village, the Triangle Social Club used to be the headquarters of the most powerful Mafia Family in the United States. But today, it has become the home of an organic, feel-good tea and spice store and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 22, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments

John Gotti's "Adopted Son" Lewis Kasman will be guest on Crime Beat Radio

This coming March 17th and 24th, the radio show, CRIME BEAT: ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES AND PERSONALITIES FROM THE DARKSIDE, will feature a special two-part program focusing on Lewis Kasman, John Gotti’s so-called 'Adopted Son', and his lawyer, Joel M. Weissman, one of the country’s top divorce lawyers. Kasman, at one time a millionaire garment executive, became one of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 14, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 17, 2010 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

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 out as an… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 10:38am — No Comments

Drug Boss: Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff



By David Amoruso

Posted on October 17, 2007

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Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff was born on September 19, 1959. McGriff grew up in Southeast Queens around many drugdealers. He wanted to be one as well and started doing jobs for them such as guarding drugs and cash at stash houses. McGriff was feared because of his connection to a gang called "the Peace Gods,"…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Gambino Capo George DeCicco Busted



By David Amoruso

Posted: February 1, 2007

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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 Gambino and Lucchese Crime Families, as well as two mafiosi from Sicily. The Feds’ biggest catch is Gambino capo… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 6, 2010 at 12:40pm — No Comments

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

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

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 6, 2010 at 12:26pm — 1 Comment

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