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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 25, 2014 at 11:13am — No Comments

The Lucchese Crime Family - Overview

Estimate members: Between 120 and 130 (according to Jerry Capeci)

First Boss: Tom Gagliano

Primary activities: Narcotics, gambling, loan sharking, waste management, construction and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 9, 2014 at 4:31am — No Comments

The Truth Behind Movie Classic Goodfellas

By David Amoruso

Hollywood loves gangsters. Not because film makers condone their crimes, but because their stories make them lots of money. It’s difficult to name any other genre that has so many titles based on a true story. Yet, despite this label, the true story often gets twisted to fit the silver screen. That is why Gangsters Inc. shares its knowledge of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 9, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

Cops make the deadliest Mafia hit men

By David Amuroso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 29, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Bonanno Family acting boss Thomas Di Fiore

By David Amoruso

Bittersweet. That’s the feeling Bonanno wiseguy Thomas Di Fiore (photo above) must have had when he was offered the position of acting boss of the Bonanno crime family while boss Michael Mancuso is in prison. Sweet, because the position…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 29, 2014 at 10:01am — No Comments

Lucchese Associate: James "Jimmy the Gent" Burke



This profile first appeared on the Alleged-Mafia-Site and is written by Shannon Dougherty.



Dubbed "the Irish guinea" by his Italian-American gangsters, Burke was known as a "gentlemanly" criminal and preferred to make his illegal income from swindles. Burke was close with the Upper West Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen Irish mob. Gangster Hughie Mulligan had taught Burke the ropes. In the boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn, Burke held…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 24, 2014 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Genovese Garbage Smurf Carmine Franco Pleads Guilty

By David Amoruso

The garbage industry has always been a big moneymaker for the Mafia. Though authorities have worked hard at ridding the industry of its criminal elements, the mob is still at it. Case in point: Carmine Franco, a 78-year-old Genovese Family associate, who, for over thirty years, has bled the waste hauling industry for all he…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 24, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Mafia Rebel “Crazy Joey” Gallo

By David Amoruso

Joey Gallo’s toughness was unequaled in a period filled with tough, stone killers. But Gallo thought of himself as more than a thug. He thought of himself as an artist, a poet. He thought of himself as the boss of a multi-ethnic mafia family that ruled New York. The rest of the underworld just thought he was crazy.

Joseph Gallo was what you call an…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 21, 2013 at 8:29am — 2 Comments

Crime Beat: The Buffalo Mob, JFK, and much more

Crime Beat: Issues, Controversies and Personalities from the darkside on Artist First World Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for September 19, 2013, through November 14, 2013. Topics covered include Adolph Hitler, Western Outlaws, JFK Assassination, Prohibition gangsters, the Buffalo Mob, among others.

Here is the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 9, 2013 at 7:49am — No Comments

Lucchese Soldier: Frank "Frankie Pearl" Federico



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2006

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Frank "Frankie Pearl" Federico was born on January 3, 1928. On August 10, 1989 Federico murders Long Island carters Robert Kubecka and Donald Barstow at the offices of the Kubecka Carting Company at 41 Brightside Avenue, East Northport, New York because of their cooperation with law enforcement’s investigation of the carting industry on Long Island. In…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 27, 2013 at 10:55am — No Comments

Top 5 of True Stand Up Wiseguys

By David Amoruso

Joseph Massino, the first New York mob boss to become a cooperating witness, feels he has earned a release from prison. This week, the New York Daily News reported that the FBI agrees and asked the judge to reduce the former Bonanno big wig’s life sentence as a reward for his unprecedented cooperation. “As the first official boss of the American Mafia to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 13, 2013 at 8:34am — 4 Comments

Genovese and Gambino Mobsters in Garbage Bust

“I'm in the waste management business. Everybody immediately assumes you're mobbed up. It's a stereotype. And it's offensive. (…) There is no Mafia.” - Tony Soprano

By David Amoruso

Thirty-two members and associates of the Genovese, Gambino, and Lucchese crime families were hit with various racketeering charges yesterday, all…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 17, 2013 at 11:24am — No Comments

The Time I Hurt Mobster Henry Hill’s Feelings

By David Amoruso

A year before his death, mobster-turned-snitch-turned-celebrity Henry Hill almost blew off an appearance on a radio show because of a comment I made about him. The whole incident gives some nice insight into the ego of a glorified street hustler and the power of fame.

After becoming a celebrity when his book “…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 14, 2012 at 11:00am — 9 Comments

Goodfella Henry Hill dead at 69

By David Amoruso

His death didn’t come as a surprise. Former mob associate-turned rat Henry Hill died in a hospital on June 12 at the age of 69. He leaves behind his fiancée Lisa Caserta and her son Nate. Nate told the Los Angeles Times that Hill died of complications of heart problems related to smoking. Not the cause of death many people would have expected for Hill…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 14, 2012 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Gangland Hits Caught On Video

By David Amoruso



“Big Brother is watching you,” George Orwell wrote in his famous novel 1984. And with all the security cameras, webcams, and cellular phones with video and photo cameras that indeed seems to be the case. Media around the world are showing us images and video of any incident that occurred, be it a terrorist attack or robbery, viewers at home have a… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 22, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Man Who Stole the French Connection

By Thom L. Jones



A sweetheart of a guy. He wasn’t a drinker and didn’t cheat on his wife the way most of these guys do. His one big fault is that once in a while, he would import 50-100 kilos of pure heroin.’

James Drucker

Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District Strike Force, 1973.



On March 6th,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 2, 2011 at 8:30am — 22 Comments

Lucchese Family Sold “Oxy” From Ice Cream Truck in New York



By David Amoruso



Don’t we all miss our friendly neighborhood milkman who used to deliver bottles of milk right up to our doorsteps? What happened to the businessman who would offer that kind of service? Well, leave it to the mob to step into that void by driving an ice cream truck into your neighborhood that not only sells ice cream but also oxycodone pills at $20… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 18, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Will Historic Mob Bust Really Go Down As Historic?

By David Amoruso



It was the largest nationally coordinated crime bust in the FBI’s history. Over 800 agents of the FBI together with local, state, and other federal law enforcement officers, took part in raids on the early morning of January 20. Carrying arrest warrants for 127 organized crime figures connected to the five New York La Cosa Nostra families as…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 2, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Mobsters In Prison: A Story From Behind Bars

By Seth Ferranti (www.gorillaconvict.com)

 

Goodfellas, the Godfather, Donnie Brasco, The Sopranos- Hollywood's obsession with mobsters dates all the way back to the turn of the century. A litany of wise guys have gained fame and notoriety and eventually been incarcerated by the feds. Beginning with Al Capone and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 17, 2010 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

The Evil That Men Do: The killing of Robert Kubecka & Donald Barstow



By Thom L. Jones



Salvatore Avellino recorded by electronic surveillance:



'Do you understand me, now when you got a guy that steps out of line and this and that, now you got the whip. You got the fuckin' whip. This is what he, Tony Corallo, tells me all the time, a strong union makes money for everybody, including the wise… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 2, 2010 at 9:29am — 3 Comments

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