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MMA champion Conor McGregor dresses up as Harlem mob boss Bumpy Johnson

By David Amoruso

UFC superstar Conor McGregor continues to draw inspiration from the life and times of infamous gangsters and mob bosses. This weekend, he posed for a photo which he captioned with: “Flinging turkeys out the truck like Bumpy Johnson.”

Ellsworth Raymond “Bumpy” Johnson was a notorious …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 21, 2017 at 10:07am — No Comments

The two sides of New York mob boss Joe Colombo and how his murder remains unsolved for over forty years

By David Amoruso

The 1971 hit on New York Mafia boss Joseph Colombo – in public at the second Italian Unity Day rally - was one of the most infamous of its kind. Though the hitman was killed on the scene, questions remained. Four decades later, Colombo’s son Anthony reached a point where he didn’t want to keep the story in anymore. In…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 11, 2017 at 7:07am — No Comments

The Rise and Fall of the Boardwalk Empire

By David Amoruso

During the Roaring Twenties Atlantic City was the centre of gambling, boozing, and licentious behaviour in America. Whatever you wanted, you could get it at the boardwalk. Of course, you all know that now thanks to HBO’s Emmy…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 15, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

Detroit gang leader gets 35 years for racketeering

By David Amoruso / PRESS RELEASE

Antonio Johnson, the National President of the Phantom Outlaw Motorcycle Club and “Three-Star General” of the Vice Lords street gang in Detroit, Michigan, was sentenced yesterday to 35 years in prison for violent racketeering-related crimes.  To date, twelve other defendants have been convicted for their roles in a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 9, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Boardwalk Empire has ended… Finally!

By David Amoruso

Boardwalk Empire came to an end last Sunday, after five seasons of showing the rise and fall of Atlantic City politician-turned-racketeer Nucky Thompson. An end that didn’t come fast enough, yet when it finally came felt like its makers had filmed it while incessantly hitting the skip button on their remote.

When Boardwalk Empire first…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 29, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

American Gangster Myth

American Gangster Myth:



What's the Real Story Behind Hollywood's Portrayal of Harlem Drug Kingpin Frank Lucas?





By Clarence Walker, Investigative Reporter and New Criminologist Journalist, Houston Texas

First published on: 11/5/2007…



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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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