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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Hollywood' (68)

Omerta in Italy officially “sleeps with the fishes”

By David Amoruso

Italy officially has 1,150 informants and 82 witnesses under interior ministry protection. Italy’s Deputy Interior Minister Filippo Bubbico shared these numbers with the anti-mafia parliament commission yesterday.

The writing has been on the wall for decades now, but with these numbers Gangsters Inc. is officially declaring…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 9, 2014 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

Hong Kong Triads and 'their' lucrative movie industry

By David Amoruso

Michael Bay has run into some problems while filming Transformers 4 on location in Hong Kong. He’s been the victim of two separate extortion attempts in as many weeks. One attempt even featured a member of a Triad. The Triads, the Chinese version of the Mafia, have a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 24, 2013 at 3:30pm — 2 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 8:30am — 9 Comments

The Kennedys: Whiskey Barons in the White House

By George Hassett

As the Italian Mafia rose in power across the country, a less organized but just as powerful underworld of Irish corruption was beginning to take shape. At the top of this hierarchy of politics and payoffs was an unlikely figure – a man celebrated as the patriarch of America’s greatest political dynasty. Joe Kennedy may have led his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 17, 2013 at 1:45pm — 2 Comments

The Time I Hurt Mobster Henry Hill’s Feelings

By David Amoruso

A year before his death, mobster-turned-snitch-turned-celebrity Henry Hill almost blew off an appearance on a radio show because of a comment I made about him. The whole incident gives some nice insight into the ego of a glorified street hustler and the powerful influence of fame.

After becoming a celebrity when his book “…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 14, 2012 at 11:00am — 10 Comments

Organized Crime History: Did the Mafia Turn the United States into a Better Country?

By Clarence Walker



"Those who try to lead the people can only do so by following the mob" - Oscar Wilde.



As people our life's value lies in our contribution to a greater good by taking a stand to become part of something on this earth much greater than ourselves. With passion, taking risks, we as people can help make the world a better place…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 31, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

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

How the Chicago Outfit made its Hollywood dreams come true



By David Amoruso



The 1930s through to the 1940s are known as the Golden Age for Hollywood. During those days eight major studios controlled the entire movie industry from top to bottom. They would make the movie and distribute it via their own theatres. But the big studios were also held in a choke hold by the American mob, which managed to extort millions of dollars from the movie moguls.



Willie Bioff and George…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 30, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

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