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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 10:35am — 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

$15 million drug ring led by New York Mafia families busted

By David Amoruso

A $15 million drug ring led by members and associates of New York's Gambino, Bonanno, Genovese, and Colombo crime families was busted yesterday. Twenty-two people were charged as being part of a lucrative marijuana smuggling network that shipped the stuff from California to New York. Chief among them are 76-year-old Gambino capo…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 20, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

“This is for you, Frank!” – Profile of Mafia boss Frank Costello

By David Amoruso

“What have you done for your country as a good citizen?”

“Well…. I don’t know what you… what you mean by that?”

“When you’re looking back over the years now till that time when you became a citizen, and now standing twenty odd years after that, you must have in your mind some things that you have done that you can…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 16, 2016 at 6:50am — 2 Comments

Warden denies 99-year-old Colombo crime family underboss “Sonny” Franzese’s request for early release

By David Amoruso

Talk about old school. With his 99 years, Colombo crime family underboss John “Sonny” Franzese is the oldest inmate in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 3, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

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

By David Amoruso

The Pennsylvania gaming control board wants to ban Philadelphia mob boss Joseph Merlino from its casinos. “When…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 30, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Patriarca mob family capo-turned-snitch charged with lying about murder of South Boston club owner

By David Amoruso

Robert DeLuca, a former capo in the Patriarca crime family in New England was arrested Monday at his home in Florida after being indicted in connection with allegations that he obstructed a federal investigation into the murder of a Boston nightclub owner in the 1990s. This, despite the fact that he spilled his guts after…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 29, 2016 at 4:00am — No Comments

“I shook up the world!” - How Muhammad Ali took the heavyweight boxing championship belt from the Mafia

By David Amoruso

Heavyweight boxing champion Sonny Liston was a bad man. Both in and out of the ring he struck fear in men, even in the greatest fighter in history, Muhammad Ali. When the two men faced off for their title fight on February 25, 1964, Ali admitted, “I was scared… It frightened me, just knowing how hard he hit.”

Just…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 6, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

Casino mobster Spilotro’s life to be discussed at Mob Museum by former hitman

By David Amoruso

It’s been almost thirty years ago that Chicago mobster Anthony “The Ant” Spilotro was found beaten to death and buried in a shallow grave in a cornfield in Indiana. To… celebrate (?) this anniversary The Mob Museum in Las…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 2, 2016 at 2:43am — No Comments

Profile: Rockford crime family mobster Salvatore Galluzzo

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

With his death on May 4, 2016, at the age of 82, mobster Salvatore “Sam” Galluzzo closed the extensive file the FBI had on him relating to his involvement in the Rockford La Cosa Nostra family and possibly the Sicilian Mafia. Many in local law enforcement and at least one newspaper reporter felt that Galluzzo was the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 19, 2016 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Boston mobsters sentenced to prison for extortion scheme

By David Amoruso

Two alleged members of the New England Family of La Cosa Nostra were sentenced in U.S. District Court in Boston on Monday in connection with extortion. Anthony Spagnolo (74) - photo above - was sentenced to 20 months in prison and ordered to pay a fine of $5,000. Earlier, in the same case, Pryce Quintina (76) was sentenced to 15…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 4, 2016 at 6:20am — No Comments

Ohio mobster, brother of Youngstown Mafia boss dies

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Dante Strollo, the brother of Youngstown, Ohio, mob boss Lenny Strollo - photo above, died on Tuesday. He was 89 years old.

The Strollos were a major force in the Youngstown underworld in the 1970s through to the early 1990s, controlling gambling and extortion rackets. Though his brother was a captain in the Pittsburgh…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 28, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

New Jersey mob boss Francesco Guarraci dies at age 61

By David Amoruso

Reputed DeCavalcante crime family mob boss Francesco Guarraci passed away on April 14, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was 61. Guarraci became acting boss of the New Jersey mob around 2006.

Guarraci was born in Ribera, Sicily, and came to New Jersey in 1967, where he settled in Elizabeth. According to his …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 25, 2016 at 7:18am — No Comments

Take a tour through mob boss Al Capone’s 'playground'

By David Amoruso

Al Capone. His name still stands as the most infamous among gangsters. Though he was known foremost as a Chicago mob boss, his influence and territory stretched way beyond the city limits into small town America. Crime historian Chriss Lyon now offers folks the chance to take a walking tour through one such town, dubbed “Capone’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 23, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Profile: Bonanno family associate Joseph Gambina

By David Amoruso

Did you hear the story about the mob associate who received an offer he couldn’t refuse? Long story short: He refused. In 2004, Bonanno crime family wiseguy Joseph “Giuseppe” Gambina was asked by his boss, Vincent Basciano, to murder fellow…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 22, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Profile: Lucchese crime family capo Joseph DiNapoli

By David Amoruso

Lucchese crime family captain Joseph DiNapoli (photos above) has seen it all. The longtime mobster grew up in the life alongside his two brothers, both made members of the Genovese family, and climbed to the top of the pyramid when…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 21, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

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