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Part 2 of Catching the Bounce: The Story of Joseph Valachi

Part 2 of Catching the Bounce: The Story of Joseph Valachi - Read part 1 here

By Thom L. Jones

In the Cosa Nostra, it was mandatory that when called upon, a soldier carries out any job handed down…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 18, 2017 at 7:22am — No Comments

Catching the Bounce: The Story of Joseph Valachi

By Thom L. Jones

At the end of the day, when all was said and done, Joe was basically a bum. The only thing he ever did that was worth a tin of beans was to kill the wrong guy, and getting all remorseful about it, blow the lid off a group of criminals. Until then, they had been so secretive about their existence they made the order of Masons appear to be…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 18, 2017 at 7:20am — No Comments

Genovese mob family capo pleads guilty

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Genovese crime family captain Pasquale “Patsy” Parrello (photo above) pleaded guilty to extortion charges on Monday. The 72-year-old mobster drew a large support crowd in Manhattan’s federal courthouse,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 17, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Genovese mob family turncoat returns to old stomping grounds in Springfield despite possible threats on life

By David Amoruso

The balls on this guy. Former Genovese family mobster Anthony Arillotta (above) is causing quite a stir in his old stomping grounds of Springfield, Massachusetts. After climbing to the top of the city’s mob crew by arranging the 2003 murder of his predecessor, capo Adolfo Bruno, he left town with his tail between his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 9, 2017 at 5:02am — No Comments

The Chicago Outfit - Overview

Estimate members: Between 50 and 90 made members

First Boss: James "Big Jim" Colosimo

Primary…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 5, 2017 at 4:09am — No Comments

The Genovese Crime Family - Overview

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 1, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Once a crook, always a crook? The gangster who joined the Witness Protection Program but never left his life of crime

By Gary Jenkins

Did you ever wonder what happens to folks when they enter the Witness Protection Program? In this article, I will tell you what happened to a Milwaukee man who testified against some mob associates. He found it hard to leave his old life behind.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 24, 2017 at 4:42am — No Comments

The Bonanno Crime Family - Overview

Estimate members: Around 100

First Boss: Joseph Bonanno.

Primary activities: Involved in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 30, 2017 at 3:33am — No Comments

Profile: Bonanno crime family capo Ronald Giallanzo

By David Amoruso

Ronald “Ronnie G.” Giallanzo is described by authorities as a career criminal. His criminal record is pretty voluminous, which isn’t strange considering he’s been a made member of New York’s Bonanno crime family for nearly two decades…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 30, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

New Jersey Mafia capo gets 10 years for plans to whack crime family rival

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

DeCavalcante crime family capo Charles Stango was sentenced to 10 years behind bars yesterday for using a telephone to plan the murder of a rival mobster. In addition to the prison…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 29, 2017 at 10:35am — No Comments

VIDEO: Philadelphia mob underboss Phil Leonetti talks about his uncle Nicky Scarfo, murder, becoming turncoat

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

He may have been diminutive, but mob boss “Little Nicky” Scarfo turned the city of Philadelphia into a war zone during his reign atop the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 29, 2017 at 6:51am — No Comments

Former Philadelphia mob boss Ralph Natale’s Last Don Standing reveals a gangster desperately in search of respect

By David Amoruso

Ralph Natale was the first official boss in the American Mafia to become a turncoat and testify against his former underlings. During a short spell in the 1990s, he led what was left of the Philadelphia crime family after nearly two decades of violence. In his biography Last Don Standing: The Secret Life of Mob Boss…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 29, 2017 at 4:04am — No Comments

The Bruno Crime Family - Overview

Estimate members: Around twenty active members.

First Boss: Salvatore Sabella started the family in 1911.

Primary…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 29, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments

Goodfellas mobster and grandson of New York mob boss John Gotti arrested, charged with arson and robbery

By David Amoruso

The U.S. attorney's office in Brooklyn, New York, charged Bonanno crime family mobster Vincent Asaro (photo above, right), John J. Gotti (photo above, left), and five other men yesterday with a variety of crimes including arson, robbery, and home invasion. Both Asaro and Gotti – as well as two other defendants - pleaded…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 23, 2017 at 6:15am — No Comments

Running poker and dice games for the Detroit Mob

By Alan Gunner Lindbloom

After high school, I lived a strange sort of double life. I had my normal friends, and then I had my cousins and the guys I hustled with. I tried working a few odd jobs, but hated manual labor and I always quit after a few days. I used to joke and tell people, “I think I’m allergic to work.” I was a hustler at heart. I knew how…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 17, 2017 at 3:49am — 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

Gambino family capo Bartolomeo Vernace dies in prison

By David Amoruso

After more than thirty years, Gambino capo Bartolomeo “Pepe” Vernace finally had to face the music in 2013 when he was found guilty of a 1981 murder and various racketeering charges. His victim was an innocent bar owner who had nothing to do with the mob. Vernace on the other hand rose rapidly through the underworld while dodging murder…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 8, 2017 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Philadelphia mob family associate stabbed in chest

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An associate of the Philadelphia crime family was stabbed in the chest on Wednesday, March 1, FOX26 Philadelphia crime reporter Dave Schratweiser posted on Twitter…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 2, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

A Man Alone: The story of Genovese Family mobster David Petillo, a vicious killer also known as “The Fag Hitman”

By Thom L. Jones

"The only mystery in life is why kamikaze pilots wore helmets."

- Al McGuire

Then again, as Shakespeare’s Horatio said to Hamlet, ‘There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy.’

Unless it was something as strange and mysterious…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 9, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Secret Police in the United States: How local law enforcement took on organized crime and La Cosa Nostra

By Gary Jenkins

The Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit is a private entity whose dues-paying members are hundreds of North American law enforcement agencies. Its founding purpose was, “to promote the gathering, recording, and exchange of confidential information not available through normal police channels, concerning organized…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 7, 2017 at 9:04am — No Comments

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