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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

‘Shot-Caller’ of Mexican Mafia-controlled gang gets 15-year prison sentence in federal racketeering case

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

One of the leaders of the Hazard street gang – a Mexican Mafia-controlled criminal enterprise that has been responsible for criminal activity in and around the Ramona Gardens housing complex in Boyle Heights for decades – was sentenced on today to 15 years in prison for his conviction on federal racketeering and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 7, 2017 at 11:30pm — 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

Read the first chapter of the new book Dock Boss: Gang Rule – A Longshoreman’s story

By Neil G. Clark

The following is an exclusive book excerpt from Neil Clark’s Dock Boss: Eddie McGrath and the West Side Waterfront, which was released this month and is available at stores everywhere. The book chronicles Irish mob boss Eddie McGrath’s rise to power as a racketeer on the Manhattan waterfront, offering readers a rogue’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 23, 2017 at 1:30pm — 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

Hanging with Meyer Lansky & Bugsy Siegel: Former friend to share stories with audience at Las Vegas Mob Museum

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

It’s been a while, but Bernie Sindler vividly remembers the day he met infamous mob boss Meyer Lansky. It was a chance encounter that changed his life. Though never a member…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2017 at 4:36am — No Comments

Three Good Men: Life and death in Sicily fighting the Mafia

By Thom L. Jones

Sometimes, history makes us remember and then, at times, helps us to forget.

It’s easy to recall the first iPhone that was launched in 2007 and would come to change everything we have ever known about personal communication. Mention a judge who was blown up by the Mafia in 1983, and eyes glaze and heads shake and no one…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 9, 2017 at 9:29am — No Comments

Italy extends Antimafia bill allowing confiscation of Mafia assets

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Italian Senate approved an extension of the country’s Antimafia bill on Thursday, news agency ANSA reports. The bill is used to confiscate the assets of convicted Mafiosi, people convicted of bribery and corruption, and also of stalking and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 7, 2017 at 5:09am — No Comments

Texas Mexican Mafia leaders and members sentenced to lengthy prison terms for RICO conspiracy

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Several leaders and members of the Texas Mexican Mafia (TMM) have been ordered to significant terms in prison during hearings on Monday and Tuesday for their roles in a Racketeer Influence Corrupt Organization (RICO) conspiracy. All of them were charged in a conspiracy involving criminal activities such as…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 29, 2017 at 4:21am — 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

Home of Hamilton mobster Pat Musitano riddled with bullets

By David Amoruso

Unknown assailants shot up the Hamilton home of longtime mobster Pasquale “Pat” Musitano early Tuesday morning. Though no one was injured, the house is riddled with around twelve bullet holes. Pasquale’s younger brother Angelo was shot and killed in a gangland hit in front of his Waterdown home on May 2. The attack comes as no…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 28, 2017 at 2:06am — 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

Son who ran Mafia-linked cocaine trafficking ring from family’s Queens restaurant sentenced to 20 years in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Angelo Gigliotti (photo above) was sentenced to 20 years in prison today for his role in a Calabrian Mafia-connected cocaine trafficking ring. The 36-year-old had been found guilty following a …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 22, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

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

Russian Mafia boss Razhden Shulaya ran nationwide criminal enterprise from Brighton Beach to Las Vegas

By David Amoruso

Razhden Shulaya’s influence reached far. As a bona fide “Vor” – the Russian Mafia’s equivalent of a made guy – he was feared and revered by his underlings and had powerful connections in the Eastern European underworld. But…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 8, 2017 at 9:07am — 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

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