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The lucrative and violent years of Las Vegas mobster Tony Spilotro’s infamous Hole in the Wall gang

By Gary Jenkins for Gangsters Inc.

“They were motion detectors, but we weren’t too concerned about that, I could have shut off the alarm, but there was too much traffic in front of the building, so I just figured we’d just go through the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 22, 2019 at 1:23pm — No Comments

WATCH: Philadelphia Mafia boss Joe Ligambi celebrates his 80th birthday

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Never a dull moment in the Philadelphia underworld. Retired Mafia boss Joseph “Uncle…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 9, 2019 at 6:30am — No Comments

‘Ndrangheta in Greater Toronto Area hit but still too powerful – “There are 9 (Mafia clans) of us”

By Andrew Machin

On June 2, 2015, with the arrest of 19 people, the two year-long code-named Project OPhoenix closed. The Project, conducted by the Combined Special Forces Enforcement Unit for the Great Toronto Area (GTA), significantly hit, resuming the words, during its presentation, of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 5, 2019 at 11:17am — No Comments

Found! Long-lost photo of Salvatore Maranzano - Prohibition Era Mafia boss is focus of Informer special issue

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Researchers have long been bothered by the lack of a photograph of Prohibition Era Mafia "boss of bosses" Salvatore Maranzano. But an image of the underworld chief, lost for nearly 88 years, was recently rediscovered. The remarkable find will be featured in an August special issue of Informer: The…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 3, 2019 at 5:11am — No Comments

“Take responsibility as a captain to your family” - Profile: Bonanno crime family capo Joseph Sabella

By David Amoruso

Bonanno crime family captain Joseph “Joe Valet” Sabella is a prime example of the persistence of the American Mafia. At age 54, he has held a senior position in the New York mob during the 2010s. In that period, he’s done pretty much the same as what a typical mobster did in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 2, 2019 at 3:50am — No Comments

WATCH: Scorsese’s The Irishman trailer shows De Niro, Pesci, and Pacino at their best in Netflix mob epic

By David Amoruso

The good times are here! Netflix and chill will soon become Netflix and whacked. The streaming service just released a teasing trailer of Martin Scorsese’s mob epic The Irishman, starring Robert De Niro as the hulking…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 31, 2019 at 11:45am — 1 Comment

The Boys from Bethnal Green: How the infamous Kray Twins ruled the London underworld

By Thom L. Jones

East is East

American author Robert Warshow declared in an essay: “For the gangster there is only the city, he must inhibit it in order to personify it….not the real city but that dangerous sad city of the imagination which is so much more important, which is the modern world. And…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2019 at 5:00am — No Comments

The Boys from Bethnal Green – Part 5: How the infamous Kray Twins ruled the London underworld

By Thom L. Jones

This is the final part of a 5-part series. To go back to part 4 click here. To start at the beginning…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2019 at 4:57am — 1 Comment

The Boys from Bethnal Green – Part 4: How the infamous Kray Twins ruled the London underworld

By Thom L. Jones

This is part 4 of a series. To go back to part 3 click here. To skip to part 5 scroll down.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2019 at 4:56am — No Comments

The Boys from Bethnal Green – Part 3: How the infamous Kray Twins ruled the London underworld

By Thom L. Jones

This is part 3 of a series. To go back to part 2 click here. To skip to part 4 scroll down.

Boss…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2019 at 4:55am — No Comments

The Boys from Bethnal Green - Part 2: How the infamous Kray Twins ruled the London underworld

By Thom L. Jones

This is part 2 of a series. To go back to part 1 click here. To skip to part 3 scroll down.

Going…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2019 at 4:54am — No Comments

New York Mafia associate Paul Ragusa sentenced to 6 years in prison on gun charges

By David Amoruso

Alleged New York Mafia associate Paul Ragusa was sentenced to 6 years in prison on Tuesday for possessing nine firearms, including three automatic assault rifles and a silencer. 48-year-old Ragusa was busted in Operation OTremens, a joint investigation which unearthed a partnership between Mafia families…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 11, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

102-year-old Colombo Mafia family powerhouse “Sonny” Franzese hit with house arrest by feds

Former Colombo crime family underboss John “Sonny” Franzese is a New York Mafia legend. At age 102, he is still rolling after having spent several decades behind bars. He has paid his dues on the streets and accepted punishment for his alleged crimes.

After his release from prison in 2017, he was enjoying his life as a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 24, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

Meet the New Boss: Profile of Lucchese Mafia family leader Michael “Big Mike” DeSantis

By David Amoruso

Lucchese crime family boss Michael “Big Mike” DeSantis got to the top of the hill in an unusual way: A letter from his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 17, 2019 at 5:52am — No Comments

Aryan Brotherhood gangsters directed violent crimes and murder from inside California's most secure prisons

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Sixteen members and associates of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang were charged with racketeering and murder on Thursday after a long-running investigation into drug trafficking and violence inside and outside of California’s most secure prisons.

Nine defendants have been arrested on…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 9, 2019 at 6:59am — No Comments

From Rags to Riches - Profile of Harlem drug kingpin Leroy "Nicky" Barnes



By David Amoruso



Leroy "Nicky" Barnes is a legend of African American organized crime history. Once a dope fiend himself, he kicked the habit, and became the main distributor of heroin in Harlem, NY. In 2007 his autobiography "Mr Untouchable: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Heroin's Teflon Don" was released. In it Barnes tells his story. How he…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 9, 2019 at 5:09am — 2 Comments

Gangster arrested for hitting Yakuza mobster in head with wine bottle

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

If you’re a Yakuza mobster in Japan then you better stay away from wine bottles. Within three weeks, there have been two incidents involving members of the Japanese Mafia and an assault with a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 5, 2019 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Bodybuilding, gambling, and the Mafia: Profile of Lucchese crime family soldier Eugene "Boobsie" Castelle

By David Amoruso

Eugene “Boobsie” Castelle (photo above) has had quite an unusual ride to the top of New York’s Lucchese crime family. He’s known as a bodybuilder who – allegedly – didn’t mind using steroids and other drugs to get his body and mind in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 3, 2019 at 10:07am — No Comments

Lucchese Mafia boss Vic Amuso may be imprisoned for life, but his word is still law on the streets of New York

By David Amoruso

Many question how much power an 85-year-old imprisoned-for-life Mafia boss actually has over his crime family. Mob leader Vic Amuso (above) answered with a letter that said: Total power. From behind bars, he orchestrated the complete rearrangement of the Lucchese family’s leadership.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 31, 2019 at 2:42pm — 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 extortion.

Boss:…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 31, 2019 at 2:12pm — No Comments

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