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Organized Crime in North America



United States

New York:

La Cosa Nostra:

The Bonanno Crime…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 9, 2016 at 12:29pm — No Comments

The origins of La Cosa Nostra: From its roots to emigration

By Fernando Acosta Bernadet

The Italian-American Mob traces its roots to the Sicilian Mafia, which can be regarded as its basis and inspiration. The Sicilian Mafia’s commandments remained during the installation and organization of the Italian-American Mob.

This shared history served both organizations well. When the US entered the fray…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 9, 2016 at 8:47am — No Comments

The DeCavalcante Crime Family - Overview

First Boss: Filippo "Phil" Amari

Primary activities: Extortion, gambling, drugs, loansharking, union corruption, prostitution.

Boss: ?…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 8, 2016 at 6:27am — 5 Comments

Arrest in murder of popular Brooklyn pizzeria L&B Spumoni Gardens owner – Mob connection still unknown

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Federal agents arrested Andres Fernandez in the murder of 61-year-old Louis Barbati, the co-owner of L&B Spumoni Gardens, a popular pizzeria in Brooklyn, New York, who was shot to death in front of his home on June 30. Fernandez, a 41-year-old alleged drug addict, faces federal murder, robbery, and weapons…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 4, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Genovese family mobster busted for using cocaine and marijuana while out on bail – Judge gives him a pass

By David Amoruso

Talk about not giving a fuck. Genovese crime family mobster Bradford Wedra (photo above) was in court on Monday where prosecutors asked the judge to revoke his bail after the 61-year-old wiseguy failed six drug tests – twice…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 2, 2016 at 4:20am — No Comments

Gambino family mobster Carmine Agnello’s propensity to repeat history – more specifically the violent, illegal kind

By Robert Sberna - www.robertsberna.com

By any measure, mobster Carmine Agnello has led a fascinating life. But perhaps the most curious aspect is his propensity to repeat history. As a made member of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 23, 2016 at 12:34pm — 1 Comment

Rumble at Rao's: It's not over 'till The Fat Lady Sings - The night Louie Lump Lump chose the gun over the cannoli

By Thom L. Jones

When you mention Rao’s to someone, you can see their eyes light up. Probably they’ve never been there-you can’t get in the place-but they’ve heard about it: the location, the ambience, the mystique, all those stories. You can only image what it’s like. And then one night, you get lucky. You get in and find out…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2016 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Former Pittsburgh Mafia underboss Charles Porter dies at 82

By David Amoruso

Former Pittsburgh crime family underboss Charles “Chucky” Porter passed away on Tuesday. He was 82 years old. For several years, Porter was a powerhouse in the Pittsburgh underworld, serving as the right-hand man of mob boss Michael…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 13, 2016 at 9:46am — No Comments

Bonanno mobster of Donnie Brasco fame remains behind bars

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Bonanno crime family associate Ronald “Monkey Man” Filocomo’s bid for an early release from prison on compassionate grounds has been shot down by Brooklyn Judge Nicholas Garaufis, keeping him locked up for four more years for his involvement in the infamous 1981 murder of capo Sonny Black.

“Mr. Filocomo…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 5, 2016 at 10:18am — No Comments

Boston mob boss Frank Salemme faces hopeless day in court

By David Amoruso

Things are not looking good for Boston Mafia boss Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme. The mob leader-turned-rat faces federal murder charges and is currently behind bars awaiting his day in court. That day looks very hopeless, though, as four Rhode Island men were granted immunity on Friday by federal prosecutors and look set to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 2, 2016 at 11:18am — No Comments

Profile: Lucchese crime family boss Vittorio “Vic” Amuso

By David Amoruso

Vittorio “Vic” Amuso’s reign over the Lucchese mob family has been one of pure terror, mostly for members of his own Borgata, as he ordered scores of his soldiers and captains whacked. His murderous rule has ensured his place at the head of the table, though, as he remained the official boss despite serving a life…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 22, 2016 at 8:19am — No Comments

Profile: Original New York Mafia family boss Giuseppe Profaci

By David Amoruso

Giuseppe Profaci was one of the five original New York mob bosses, leading what would become known later as the Colombo crime family of La Cosa Nostra. His tenure spanned several decades and countless violent incidents, including a Mafia uprising within his own family.

Born in the Sicilian village of …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 21, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Profile: Colombo family capo Luca DiMatteo

By David Amoruso

Luca DiMatteo (71) is a longtime member of New York’s Colombo crime family. According to authorities, he currently holds the rank of (acting) capo. In July of 2015, DiMatteo and his nephew, Lukey DiMatteo, were charged with racketeering conspiracy,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 17, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

High-profile Philadelphia Mafia boss Joseph Merlino latest gangster to be barred from entering a casino

By David Amoruso

Updated on September 8, 2016 - The Pennsylvania gaming control board has banned Philadelphia mob boss Joseph…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 8, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Profile: Lucchese crime family capo Carmine Avellino

By David Amoruso

The life ain’t what it used to. Just ask Lucchese crime family mobster Carmine Avellino. The aging capo will go to prison because a mob associate refused to pay back the $100,000 he had loaned from Avellino. What the hell has happened to La Cosa Nostra?!

Avellino doesn’t know. When he started out as a gangster, times were very…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 20, 2016 at 9:42am — No Comments

Former New England mob boss-turned snitch Francis “Cadillac” Salemme charged with murder of federal witness

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Frank “Cadillac” Salemme, the former boss of New England’s Patriarca crime family, is charged with the murder of federal witness Steven A. DiSarro. The 82-year-old former wiseguy was arrested in Connecticut…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 11, 2016 at 1:31am — No Comments

The American Mafia and its use of colorful nicknames

By David Amoruso

The American Mafia, known as La Cosa Nostra, has always had a thing for using nicknames. “Joe the Boss,” “Charlie Lucky,” “Benny Squint,” “Benny Eggs,” “Tony Ducks,” “Gaspipe,” “Sonny Black,” “Sonny Red,” “Chin,” “Crazy Joe,” the list goes on and on. Why is that?

Just last week, authorities busted 46 leaders, members, and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 6, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Philly Mafia boss Joseph Merlino and mobsters of 5 different crime families charged with racketeering

By David Amoruso

Federal agents arrested over 40 members and associates of the Genovese, Gambino,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 4, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Lucchese mob family capo gambles on trial

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Lucchese crime family capo Carmine Avellino has turned down a government plea deal and will take his chances in court, the …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 4, 2016 at 2:07am — No Comments

Lucchese mobster admits extortion but stays loyal to capo

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Lucchese crime family associate Michael Capra (photo above, left) pleaded guilty to extortion. In court, yesterday, the wiseguy admitted that he - along with his brother Daniel and a cousin who has since passed away -…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 30, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments

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