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Powerful Calabrian Mafia boss Marcello “The Dancer” Pesce arrested – spent six years as a most wanted fugitive

By David Amoruso

Marcello Pesce, one of the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta’s most powerful bosses, was arrested in a dawn raid on Thursday. He had been on the run since 2010 and, in absentia, had been convicted of Mafia crimes. He can now begin serving his prison sentence of almost 17 years.

Like so many of his colleagues, …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 2, 2016 at 5:23am — No Comments

Europe - Overview



EUROPEAN UNION



Website shows Europe’s “Most Wanted Fugitives”



ENGLAND…



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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 12, 2016 at 8:42am — No Comments

Australian ‘Ndrangheta Mafia boss Bruno Romeo dies at 87

By David Amoruso

One of Australia’s most powerful ‘Ndrangheta leaders passed away this weekend of natural causes. He was 87. Nicknamed “The Fox,” Bruno Romeo (photo above) was known as a cunning and deadly Mafia boss who ruled New South Wales after arriving there in 1951 from Plati, Italy. He is …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 2, 2016 at 7:24am — No Comments

Relative of Sicilian Mafia boss Messina Denaro busted for medical fraud

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A relative of fugitive Cosa Nostra boss of bosses Matteo Messina Denaro was arrested yesterday along with five…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 19, 2016 at 9:44am — No Comments

Sicilian Mafia boss Messina Denaro’s sister sentenced to over 14 years in prison – Found guilty of being “made”

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Anna Patrizia Messina Denaro, the 46-year-old sister of the Sicilian Mafia’s boss of bosses Matteo Messina Denaro was sentenced to 14 and a half years in prison in Palermo appeals court yesterday. She had already been…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 11, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Italian police bust drug trafficking Camorra clan and retrieve stolen Van Gogh paintings worth $100 million

By David Amoruso

Police in Italy scored a nice bonus this week when they busted a Neapolitan Camorra clan and recovered two stolen paintings from Vincent van Gogh worth $100 million in the process. The paintings of the Dutch master had been stolen in Amsterdam in 2002 and were missing ever since. Beside the painting, authorities seized…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 30, 2016 at 9:25am — No Comments

Newlyweds’ helicopter landing in town square spurs investigation into ‘Ndrangheta’s influence on local politics

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

It was magical! When a soon-to-be bride and groom flew in by helicopter to their wedding in the Calabrian village of Nicotera, they could see their friends and family below. Everyone had gathered in the town square, which had been cordoned off for three hours prior to their arrival. The pair’s helicopter…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Mafia Math: Calculating Italian organized crime’s illicit income

By David Amoruso

How much money does the Italian Mafia make? How many billions of dollars go up the chain through the organizations of Sicily’s Cosa Nostra, Campania’s Camorra, and Calabria’s ‘Ndrangheta? Criminology professor Francesco Calderoni did the math and came up with some very interesting numbers, numbers that many deem the most…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 6, 2016 at 6:42am — No Comments

Italy’s top prosecutor warns to keep Mafia away from quake

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Where there is money to be made you will find the Mafia. Whether in the United States or in Italy, the mob knows how to make a living off the misery and suffering of others. No one knows this better than Franco Roberti, Italy’s top prosecutor, who warned Mafiosi to stay away from reconstruction projects in several…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 5, 2016 at 9:51am — No Comments

Tourists ‘evicted’ from Camorra Mafia villa they rented for summer vacation

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

It was to be the perfect summer holiday. A group of tourists doled out some cash and rented a beautiful villa in the charming village of Ischia in the picturesque Bay of Naples. As they enjoyed their life of leisure and luxury in the sun they were shocked to find police at their door, telling them to leave…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 8, 2016 at 12:01pm — No Comments

New York father and son convicted of smuggling over 50 kilos of coke with Calabrian Mafia

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

It was a tough day for father and son Gigliotti this Friday when a jury convicted them of trafficking over 50 kilos of cocaine into the United States in shipments of yucca. The pair used their Italian restaurant in Queens as cover for the smuggling operation.

60-year-old Gregorio was found guilty on all…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 23, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Basta! How Sicily’s Antimafia movement is taking back the island and successfully standing up to Cosa Nostra

By David Amoruso

Enough is enough. In the land of Cosa Nostra and omerta, a growing number of citizens is successfully standing up to the Mafia, creating a new mindset among Sicilians. “The idea that now it is possible not to pay, that it’s safe to rebel against the Mafia, that the institutions are by your side.”

For over a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 19, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Thousands arrested and millions of dollars seized as INTERPOL busts Asia’s illegal gambling rings

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Talk about foul play. Two separate operations against illegal gambling led by INTERPOL resulted in the arrest of over 4,100 people the seizure of $13.6 million dollars during the Euro 2016 football tournament this summer.

Operation SOGA VI (short for soccer…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 18, 2016 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Sicilian Mafia boss of bosses laid to rest

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Cosa Nostra boss of bosses Bernardo Provenzano was laid to rest today in a cemetery in Corleone, Italy, his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 18, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

VIDEO - A Very Sicilian Justice: Taking on the Mafia

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

It takes a lot of courage to fight the Mafia. Especially in Italy, where the four main crime groups - Sicily's Cosa Nostra,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 18, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Secret ‘Ndrangheta commission appointed and controlled politicians in Italy

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Italian Mafia groups are often described as a shadow government, ruling in place of the legitimate one. But on Friday, Italian police said they had discovered a secret commission led by the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta which…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 17, 2016 at 2:07pm — No Comments

“This is for you, Frank!” – Profile of Mafia boss Frank Costello

By David Amoruso

“What have you done for your country as a good citizen?”

“Well…. I don’t know what you… what you mean by that?”

“When you’re looking back over the years now till that time when you became a citizen, and now standing twenty odd years after that, you must have in your mind some things that you have done that you can…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 16, 2016 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Cosa Nostra boss of bosses Bernardo Provenzano dead at 83

By David Amoruso

Sicilian Mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano passed away at age 83, sources told Italian news agency ANSA today. Considered Cosa Nostra’s boss of bosses, Provenzano spent 43 years on the run before finally being caught in 2006. He was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 13, 2016 at 11:49am — No Comments

Police capture ‘Ndrangheta leader Ernesto Fazzalari, Italy’s second most wanted fugitive behind MMD

By David Amoruso

Another huge success for Italy’s anti-Mafia police today as they arrested ‘Ndrangheta boss Ernesto Fazzalari, the country’s second most wanted mob leader. Fazzalari (photos above, before and after arrest) was wanted since June of 1996 after he was sentenced to life in prison for a double homicide, drug trafficking, and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 26, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Blasphemy in Corleone

By Carl Russo - Opinion

Here's the latest proof that old traditions, no matter how disgusting, die hard in Italy. On May 29, a religious procession wending its way through the city of Corleone, Sicily, allegedly stopped to pay respect to the first lady of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 8, 2016 at 9:21am — No Comments

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