‘Ndrangheta boss Rocco Zito (photo above) was murdered last Friday inside his modest Toronto residence. Does his death signal the arrival of the new generation of Mafiosi or was it a case of an argument gone deadly? Though these and many other questions remain unanswered, one…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 31, 2016 at 3:43pm — No Comments
Until that small matter of downing one of their aircraft, Turkey was a popular spot for millions of Russian tourists. It’s sunny and not too far away – just a hop and a skip across the Black Sea – and unlike Europe there’s no mountains of paperwork to get a visa. There’s even a hotel in Antalya themed on the Kremlin. Maybe…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 18, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments
I have struck a city-a real city-and they call it Chicago... I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages.
- Rudyard Kipling
In Chicago in the 1920s and 1930s there was enough crime to go around. Plenty to satisfy everyone.
As one journalist put it, "In all the…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 25, 2015 at 3:45am — No Comments
Long distance relationships are hard, but running a New Jersey Mafia crew from Las Vegas is close to impossible. New Jersey mob captain Charles Stango (photo above) tried, though. In the process he gave the FBI gems like this: “The ending ain’t going to be good. I’m taking no prisoners.” The feds do take prisoners and hit him with…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 21, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments
Longtime New Jersey mob boss John Riggi passed away on Monday. He was 90 years old. He had been released from prison almost three years ago and peacefully died at home surrounded by his family.
His obituary reads, “John M. Riggi, Laborers Local 394 business agent, Army Air Corps veteran, dedicated his life to his family.” Though…Continue
By Thom L. Jones
Robbery is a very high-risk occupation. People who go around committing robberies cannot expect to be greeted with open arms. It's not as if they were in the habit of attending Sunday School.
- Kel Glare.…Continue
By David Amoruso
What a difference a week makes. Barely seven days ago, Gangsters Inc. reported that Klaas Otto, president of outlaw motorcycle club No Surrender was wounded in an apparent hit attempt. In an…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 1, 2015 at 4:03am — No Comments
By David Amoruso
Klaas Otto, president of outlaw motorcycle club No Surrender, survived an attempt on his life this past weekend, Dutch daily De Telegraaf reports today. It’s the latest violent headline for the biker club that is slowly but surely becoming a major power in the world of outlaw motorcycle clubs.
According to Otto,…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 23, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments
By Thom L. Jones
Melbourne, is the second largest city in Australia, by population, with over 4 million citizens.
It is also one of the most violent in the country.
Between 1984 and 1995, 35 people were shot dead by members of the Victoria Police. This compared to 10 shootings in the period 1971 to 1984.
Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 20, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments
By Seth Ferranti
Supreme is a towering street legend immortalized in both hip-hop and hood lore. An infamous drug lord with ties to both major players in the rap industry and a notoriously profitable and ruthless drug crew, The Supreme Team, that ruled the same Queens streets that later produced platinum selling artists like Ja Rule and 50 Cent. To…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 17, 2015 at 3:57am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 15, 2015 at 5:16pm — No Comments
By David Amoruso
Mobster Tonino Callocchia was shot to death yesterday as he dined at a restaurant in Riviere-des-Prairies, Montreal. He was 53. His murder is the latest to rock the Canadian city as two mafia factions are fighting a vicious war for control of the rackets.
The longtime mobster was enjoying a meal at Bistro XO+ (photo above)…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 2, 2014 at 2:45pm — No Comments
Cops and mobsters will never be the best of friends. But every wiseguy trusts that if he surrenders to the law he will not be murdered. Ironically, it’s that belief that got a bunch of gangsters killed. Not by the cops, but by their underworld rivals who abused the trust all members of society, including criminals, place in the badge and the uniform…Continue
Updated on March 22, 2014
The Bandidos Motorcycle Club has started a probationary chapter in the city of Sittard in the Netherlands. In the country where once the Hells Angels reigned supreme things have gotten pretty crowded in the past few years. The presence of the Bandidos is especially worrisome to police, though, as…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 20, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
Irish gangster John Gilligan was shot by two gunmen this past Saturday as they crashed the christening party of his niece and unleashed several well-placed bullets at the once feared Dublin crime boss. He is currently in Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown, recovering from his wounds which are deemed non-life threatening.
The hit was no…Continue
“And like that, poof. He's gone.”
Vito Rizzuto, leader of the Mafia in Montreal, passed away today at age 67. He was hospitalized on Sunday for heart problems and was suffering from lung cancer. His death, of natural causes no less, comes as a huge surprise. Rizzuto was an enigma throughout his criminal career and had a knack for not…Continue
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A federal judge described him as an “extremely dangerous” man who killed people for “sport.” Carlos Ortega’s young age, teeny appearance, and big ears disguised his murderous personality. But on the streets of El Salvador and New York, his ruthlessness became known very quickly.
Ortega illegally entered the United States arriving from El…Continue
The following is an exclusive excerpt from Ron Chepesiuk’s new book Escobar versus Cali: The War of the Cartels. We hope you enjoy it!
By Ron Chepesiuk
The Rumble Begins
The Cali Cartel brought in Jorge Salcedo to oversee its security work.…Continue
Joey Gallo’s toughness was unequaled in a period filled with tough, stone killers. But Gallo thought of himself as more than a thug. He thought of himself as an artist, a poet. He thought of himself as the boss of a multi-ethnic mafia family that ruled New York. The rest of the underworld just thought he was crazy.
Joseph Gallo was what you call an…Continue
The criminal underworld is, and always has been, a man’s world. But women frequently manage to carve out their own place and territory in ganglands the world over. Among them Jean Brown, a 43-year-old woman from Jamaica, who ran a multi-million dollar drug business operating in Jamaica and multiple U.S. cities.
Call it a mom and pop business. The…Continue