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Sammy the Bull Gravano is a free man, but more importantly a poster boy for the dangers of dealing with gangsters

By David Amoruso

Infamous Mafia turncoat Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano was released from prison last week. The 72-year-old mobster finished serving a 20-year sentence for running a $500,000-a-week ecstasy-trafficking organization in Arizona while still somewhat in the Witness Protection Program. His story serves as a prime example…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 23, 2017 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Profile: Patriarca mob family enforcer Frank “Bobo” Marrapese Jr.

By David Amoruso

New England’s Patriarca crime family isn’t what it used to be, but as long as it can rely on the muscle and reputation of tough old-timers it will remain an underworld force. One of those hard men is longtime mob enforcer Frank “Bobo” Marrapese Jr., a man convicted of murder who refuses to say farewell to the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 17, 2017 at 10:52am — No Comments

Lucchese family mobster planned to escape from Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, prosecutors say

By David Amoruso

He’s a wiseguy who took his flossing seriously. Christopher Londonio, an alleged soldier in New York’s Lucchese crime family, was charged Wednesday with planning to escape from the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 16, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

Al Capone’s Beer Wars: Chicago’s Prohibition-era gangland laid bare by mob historian John Binder in new book

By David Amoruso

The Prohibition era in Chicago has gone down in history as a time of extreme mob violence. A time when hoodlums were mowing down enemies with Thompson machine guns in a battle over the lucrative bootlegging business. When mob boss Al Capone ruled supreme while being on the cover of every newspaper. Author John J. Binder…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 12, 2017 at 4:05am — No Comments

Profile: Genovese family underboss Venero Mangano

By David Amoruso

Genovese crime family underboss Venero Mangano had a long and distinguished career. Two careers, actually. And in both he proved he had a sharp mind and balls of steel. He also showed one could live a long life and die of old age where most of his comrades died violently by bombs and bullets.

Born on September 7, 1921, Mangano was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 19, 2017 at 6:23am — No Comments

VIDEO: Anastasia and Schratweiser discuss Philadelphia mob boss Joey Merlino’s racketeering case in Mob Talk

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Mob author George Anastasia and crime reporter Dave Schratweiser discuss the government's racketeering case against Philly Mafia boss Joseph Merlino. The flamboyant Don was caught on tape talking about committing murder and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 5, 2017 at 5:30pm — 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 August 5, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments

Genovese family capo Eugene Onofrio doesn’t want to stand trial alongside Philadelphia Mafia boss Joseph Merlino

By David Amoruso

They may both be standup guys, but if it’s up to Genovese family capo Eugene “Rooster” Onofrio, he won’t stand trial alongside codefendant and Philadelphia mob boss Joseph Merlino. Apparently, Onofrio's legal team is making moves this week, claiming the 75-year-old capo wants to be tried separately from Merlino in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Bonanno mobster Vincent Asaro and John Gotti’s grandson plead guilty and adhere to the code of silence

By David Amoruso

Longtime Bonanno crime family mobster Vincent Asaro pleaded guilty yesterday to ordering the torching of a man’s car after he cut him off in an April 2012 incident. John Gotti, the 23-year-old grandson of the late Gambino family boss, pleaded guilty to driving the getaway car in the arson ordered by the 82-year-old…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 28, 2017 at 5:16am — No Comments

Colombo family underboss John “Sonny” Franzese, at 100 years America’s oldest inmate, released from prison

By David Amoruso

Well, well, guess who’s back? Former Colombo crime family underboss John “Sonny” Franzese is back on the streets after being released from prison on Friday. The longtime wiseguy was welcomed home with open arms by his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 24, 2017 at 7:47am — 1 Comment

Boston Mafia boss Peter Limone dies at age 83

By David Amoruso

The term standup guy is thrown around a lot in the underworld, sometimes deserved, other times not so much. But if you want to talk about standup guys, you can’t top Patriarca crime family boss Peter Limone. He was framed by the FBI and sentenced to life in prison for a murder he did not commit. And still he kept his mouth shut. No wonder…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 21, 2017 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Case against Philadelphia mob boss Joseph Merlino weakened as Mafia turncoat deletes evidence from phone

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The high-profile case against infamous Philadelphia mob boss Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino got a lot weaker yesterday after it became known that a mob informant accidentally deleted a treasure trove of criminal recordings…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 20, 2017 at 11:09am — No Comments

Gambino mobster Carmine Agnello gets off with a slap on the wrist and goes back to lucrative business as usual

By Robert Sberna

In July 2015, when police in Cleveland, Ohio arrested former Gambino mobster Carmine Agnello, authorities crowed that they were sending a stern message that their city was off-limits to organized crime.

Prosecutors at the time brought a dozen charges including racketeering and conspiracy against Agnello, whose…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2017 at 5:20am — No Comments

VIDEO: Philly Mafia boss says he’d kill all terrorists, hang them in front of their homes – If government paid him

By David Amoruso

Move over SEAL Team Six! You guys have tried and failed. You’ve been like “pussycats” while fighting terrorists! At least, that’s what former Philadelphia Mafia boss Ralph Natale…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 13, 2017 at 9:22am — No Comments

The Colombo Crime Family - Overview

Estimate members: Between 75 and 85 (according to Jerry Capeci)

First Boss:…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 12, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

New York’s Lucchese Mafia family deadly as ever in 2017, prosecutors say after indicting bosses and underlings

By David Amoruso

The year is 2017 and it is business as usual for the Lucchese crime family, one of New York’s infamous five Mafia families. While many thought the American mob had lost its teeth – gangland murders had become a rarity – prosecutors say that the Lucchese family proved them wrong in 2013 with one cold-blooded slaying…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 1, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

The New England Crime Family

Estimate members: Unknown

First Boss: Frank “Butsey” Morelli

Primary activities: Involved in narcotics trafficking, video poker machines, robbery, extortion, loan sharking, gambling.

Boss: Carmen DiNunzio

Acting BossAnthony "Spucky" Spagnolo (in…

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

Feds arrest 19 Lucchese crime family mobsters, including leadership, charges them with racketeering and murder

By Gangsters Inc. Editors / Story updated as new information comes in

Agents arrested nineteen members of the Lucchese crime family this morning. Among them, the mob family’s leadership: acting boss Matthew Madonna; underboss…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 31, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Profile: Colombo family underboss John "Sonny" Franzese

By David Amoruso



John “Sonny” Franzese is an old school gangster walking around in a world that has changed significantly since when he first started committing crimes. Born in Naples, Italy on February 6, 1919, he started his criminal career during a time when Charles “Lucky” Luciano, Joseph Profaci, Vincent Mangano, Gaetano Gagliano, and Joseph Bonanno had just become bosses of the five mob families in New York.…



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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 25, 2017 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Philly Mafia boss Joey Merlino stands up and goes to trial

By David Amoruso

Try as they might, the feds can’t keep Philadelphia mob boss Joseph Merlino down. The man nicknamed “Skinny Joey” was one of over forty wiseguys from five different Mafia families …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 23, 2017 at 12:51pm — No Comments

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