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High-ranking Bloods gangster arrested for organizing murder of Bonanno family mobster - At behest of Albanian Mob?

By David Amoruso

New York’s melting pot of an underworld has erupted into a violent volcano with the city’s Bonanno crime family and the Bloods street gang involved in a deadly dance that resulted in the murder of Mafia associate Sylvester Zottola at a McDonald’s drive through in The Bronx last week.

Federal…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 12, 2018 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Murder at the Drive-Thru: Bonanno family mobster shot in the head while getting coffee at McDonald’s

By David Amoruso

Sylvester Zottola had problems. The Bonanno family mobster was beefing with someone and that person was intent on murdering him over it. After surviving several attempts on his life, Zottola’s number was finally up on yesterday evening when an assassin shot him dead while he waited for his coffee at a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 5, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

New York Lucchese Mafia family hitman pleads guilty to attempted murder of Bonanno family mobster

By David Amoruso

It’s the sort of vendetta violence the American Mafia is known for. After a Bonanno family mobster insulted a leader of the Lucchese family, the boss ordered his death. On Friday, the hitman who was handed the murder contract admitted his guilt in the plot.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 16, 2018 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Never lie to the feds – Profile of Boston Mafia boss Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme

By David Amoruso

Never rat on your friends, but if you do, you better not lie to the feds. That’s the lesson former Boston Mafia boss Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme learned yesterday when he was sentenced to life in prison for a 1993 murder he forgot to mention when he decided to cooperate with the FBI.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 14, 2018 at 11:05am — No Comments

Smirking and laughing as his victims died violent deaths - Profile: Irish mob hitman “Fat Freddie” Thompson

By David Amoruso

Irish gangster Frederick “Fat Freddie” Thompson’s name is notorious in and around Dublin, Ireland. As leader of a squad of hitmen he orchestrated countless bloody murders in two gang wars that ravaged not just the Irish city, but Europe’s mainland as well.

Thompson was born in 1980 in South…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 8, 2018 at 7:44am — 1 Comment

VIDEO: Bonanno family mobster shot in front of his Bronx mansion – Salvatore Zottola in critical condition

By David Amoruso

An alleged associate of New York’s Bonanno crime family was shot by an unknown hitman in front of his mansion in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 14, 2018 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

Frank Smith, a hitman of the Coney Island-based Rival Impact gang, gunned down rivals in war with Thirty-O Crew

By David Amoruso

They called him “Fresh.” But chances were that after a meeting with him, you were anything but and more likely rotting away in a shallow grave. As a hitman for the Rival Impact street gang, 33-year-old Frank Smith was a cold-blooded killing machine on the streets of New York.

The gang life was all…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 5, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

“Popeye,” once one of Pablo Escobar’s most prolific hitmen, arrested in Colombia on extortion charges

By David Amoruso

It’s hard to become a new person. If you’ve spent years of your life trafficking drugs, committing kidnappings, robberies, and brutal murders all the while surrounded by like-minded men then changing yourself isn’t just hard, it becomes impossible.

Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez (photo above), a man…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 26, 2018 at 5:55am — No Comments

British career criminal shot in head and left for dead in Amsterdam

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A British career criminal was shot in the head and left for dead on the streets of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on Saturday night. 55-year-old Allan P. (his last name has not been released by…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 21, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Blood Life: How robbery led to double homicide earning two United Blood Nation leaders life in prison

By David Amoruso

It was to be a simple robbery. When three members of the United Blood Nation robbed The Mattress Warehouse in Charlotte, North Carolina, on May 25, 2014, it was just another day at the office. But things escalated quickly once law enforcement picked up a scent.

The trail led them to Jamell…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 18, 2018 at 4:28am — No Comments

The Irishman: Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa’s friend and the man who put two bullets in the back of his skull

By David Amoruso

At 6’4” Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran literally was a towering figure. But to those who knew him in the American underworld, he was even taller. A fearsome force who had honed his deadly skills as a combat-hardened rifleman during the Second World War fighting the Nazis. Back home, he became a Mafia hitman,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 29, 2018 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

Is sentencing of Mafia boss the end of Genovese crime family’s Springfield crew?

By David Amoruso

Is the conviction of the one-time mob leader and several of his close associates the final nail in the coffin of the Genovese crime family’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 15, 2018 at 5:18am — No Comments

Another mobster of Genovese family’s Springfield crew sent to prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An associate of the Genovese crime family’s Springfield crew was sentenced on Monday in federal court on extortion-related charges. 53-year-old Gerald Daniele got two years in prison…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 13, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Norteño hitman gets over 17 years in prison for hunting and shooting at gang rivals

By David Amoruso

“There is no hunting like the hunting of men,” wrote Ernest Hemingway. 29-year-old Norteño gangster Julian Ruiz can relate. He was sentenced to over 17 years behind bars on Wednesday for his role in a racketeering conspiracy in which he admitted hunting and shooting rival…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 1, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Blacklisted: Albanian mob boss Naser Kelmendi built a criminal business empire on white heroin and ecstasy

By David Amoruso

Authorities have Naser Kelmendi’s number. The United States government blacklisted him under the Kingpin Act in 2012 because, it claims, he heads a crime family responsible for trafficking drugs through Afghanistan to Turkey and into Europe. Still, moving throughout Eastern Europe, Kelmendi proved an…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 3, 2018 at 10:33am — No Comments

Patriarca Mafia family enforcer Frank “Bobo” Marrapese dies behind bars at age 74

By David Amoruso

Timing is everything. They denied New England mob enforcer Frank “Bobo” Marrapese’s parole on September 15, 2017. He died early yesterday morning at Rhode Island Hospital at age 74. He was serving a 9-year sentence for racketeering, extortion, and loansharking.

Though he was very close to dying in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 23, 2017 at 4:55am — No Comments

Two more members of Genovese Mafia family’s Springfield crew plead guilty to extortion-related charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

61-year-old Francesco Depergola and 52-year-old Gerald Daniele, two associates of the Genovese crime family’s crew in Springfield,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 8, 2017 at 9:48am — No Comments

The Springfield Mafia Crew of Western Massachusetts: A Family Business

By Justin Cascio

The city of Springfield, Massachusetts, has a hundred-year long relationship with the Genovese Crime Family of New York. Its ties to the Neapolitan Camorra may be equally old. Five associates and members of the Springfield…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 26, 2017 at 9:54am — No Comments

VIDEO: Meet “Popeye,” Pablo Escobar’s trusted hitman who killed over 250 people and is now living in freedom

By David Amoruso

His is an amazing story. If only because not many men with similar lives would live to tell it. John Jairo Velásquez Vásquez is still very much alive and eager to share his tale about his days working as Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar’s trusted hitman.

Known by his nickname “…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 25, 2017 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Frank Cullotta, the Las Vegas hitman made famous by Scorsese’s Casino, comes to Mob Museum for book signing

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Former Mafia hitman Frank Cullotta has written a new book and will be out and about doing some heavy promoting. Known as a member of infamous Chicago mobster Anthony Spilotro’s …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2017 at 9:01am — No Comments

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