Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 18, 2014 at 12:13pm — No Comments
Estimate members: Unknown
First Boss: Frank “Butsey” Morelli
Primary activities: Involved in narcotics trafficking, video poker machines, robbery, extortion, loan sharking, gambling.
Boss: Peter Limone
Acting Boss: Anthony "Spucky" Spagnolo
Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 15, 2014 at 12:45pm — No Comments
Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 13, 2014 at 5:45am — No Comments
By David Amoruso
The ceremony in which the Mafia initiates new members is considered a sacred event by wannabe and seasoned mobsters alike. Pricking blood from the finger, burning the picture of a saint, swearing allegiance, and becoming part of a brotherhood dating back a century. So you can imagine their anger when they heard the FBI had…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 30, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Estimate members: Around 100
First Boss: Joseph Bonanno.
Primary activities: Involved in…
Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 23, 2014 at 6:13am — No Comments
Estimate members: Between 200 and 225 (according to Jerry Capeci)
First Boss: Charles "Lucky" Luciano
Primary activities: The most powerful and wealthy crime Family in the New York area, and perhaps the entire country. The Genovese Family maintains major…
Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 23, 2014 at 6:08am — No Comments
Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 12, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments
By David Amoruso
Two New England mobsters stood before a Boston judge, yesterday, and pleaded not guilty to conspiracy charges. Both men have links dating back to the good ol’ days of the American Mafia, yet as their charges were read one couldn’t help but think of the dismal state the once powerful crime syndicate is in today.
Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 3, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
By David Amoruso
The Feast of San Gennaro has long been associated with the Italian-American Mafia. Ever since they became powerful enough, mobsters have been extorting the feast for all it was worth. After several successful prosecutions, authorities claimed the feast was free from criminal influence and more money would end up with…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2014 at 7:45am — No Comments
“His impact on the American Mafia was much more than to just have helped the law incarcerate a man who at the time, they considered perhaps the most powerful hoodlum in the country. By helping to nail him and thus sending him to prison, he created a chain of events that would have perhaps, the most significant repercussions on Italian-American organized crime…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 12, 2014 at 12:09pm — No Comments
Gangbanger or Mafioso? You be the judge. He may not look like it, but Robert Sasso, pictured above, is a Gambino crime family associate whose father and grandfather were in “the life” as well. And while he may not have learned how to dress like a mobster, he is alleged to be very familiar with the Mafia’s violent ways of doing…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 1, 2014 at 9:19am — No Comments
Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 9, 2014 at 4:31am — No Comments
Estimate members: Between 50 and 90 made members
First Boss: James "Big Jim" Colosimo
Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 19, 2014 at 3:37am — No Comments
Estimate members: Around twenty active members.
First Boss: Salvatore Sabella started the family in 1911.
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 29, 2014 at 5:56am — No Comments
In the old days every gangster wanted to be the boss of a Mafia family. It meant you had the world at your feet. All the broads, more money than God, and the power over life and death. That was then. Nowadays, being the boss of a family means only one thing: Life behind bars. Philadelphia mobster Joseph Merlino knows this all too well. And he…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 28, 2014 at 5:00pm — 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
Charles “Lucky” Luciano is one of the most researched, discussed and dissected American mobsters of all time. His name has become synonymous with New York City's high drama gangland days of prohibition bootlegging, the formation of the infamous five families, and controversy over his alleged Last…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 27, 2014 at 2:29pm — No Comments
This story is an excerpt from The Mob and the City: The Hidden History of How the Mafia Captured New York (Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2014), available at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and other book…Continue
Art imitating life imitating art imitating life? The man behind the Satin Dolls strip club in New Jersey, which served as the location for The Bada Bing from The Sopranos, has “gone bad” and is giving the FBI information about his former Mafia buddies.
Anthony “Tony Lodi” Cardinalle (61) was caught up in a waste hauling case…Continue
Ever since mob boss John Gotti drove by the dead body of his predecessor Paul Castellano, the Gambino crime family in New York has been ruled by him or one of his men. Be it his son Junior, his brother Peter, or his friend Jackie, Gotti’s grip on the family was firm and outlasted his own life. In 2011, that grip was broken when Domenico Cefalu…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 5, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments