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New York father and son convicted of smuggling over 50 kilos of coke with Calabrian Mafia

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

It was a tough day for father and son Gigliotti this Friday when a jury convicted them of trafficking over 50 kilos of cocaine into the United States in shipments of yucca. The pair used their Italian restaurant in Queens as cover for the smuggling operation.

60-year-old Gregorio was found guilty on all…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 23, 2016 at 6:30pm — 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

Russia arrests top officials, charges them with taking bribes from mob boss

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Agents of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) arrested the deputy chief as well as the head of internal security of its Moscow branch yesterday during raids on the offices and homes of several Investigations Committee officials suspected of taking bribes from members of an…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 20, 2016 at 5:18am — No Comments

Basta! How Sicily’s Antimafia movement is taking back the island and successfully standing up to Cosa Nostra

By David Amoruso

Enough is enough. In the land of Cosa Nostra and omerta, a growing number of citizens is successfully standing up to the Mafia, creating a new mindset among Sicilians. “The idea that now it is possible not to pay, that it’s safe to rebel against the Mafia, that the institutions are by your side.”

For over a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 19, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Sicilian Mafia boss of bosses laid to rest

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Cosa Nostra boss of bosses Bernardo Provenzano was laid to rest today in a cemetery in Corleone, Italy, his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 18, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Secret ‘Ndrangheta commission appointed and controlled politicians in Italy

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Italian Mafia groups are often described as a shadow government, ruling in place of the legitimate one. But on Friday, Italian police said they had discovered a secret commission led by the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta which…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 17, 2016 at 2:07pm — 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 — 1 Comment

Cosa Nostra boss of bosses Bernardo Provenzano dead at 83

By David Amoruso

Sicilian Mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano passed away at age 83, sources told Italian news agency ANSA today. Considered Cosa Nostra’s boss of bosses, Provenzano spent 43 years on the run before finally being caught in 2006. He was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 13, 2016 at 11:49am — No Comments

To Kill a Dream: The Sicilian Mafia and the Murder of a Priest

By Thom L. Jones

These are murderers who killed a man, killed a thought, a hope, a way of being, the very idea of humanity.

- Lorenzo Matassa. Public Prosecutor. Court of Palermo, February 23rd, 1998.

In the early 1990s, a courageous Catholic priest, Giuseppe 'Pino' Puglisi, took over…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 13, 2016 at 3:00am — No 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

New York pizzeria murder has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

It was around 7 p.m. when Louis Barbati climbed the steps to his Brooklyn home after another hard day at work making Sicilian pies at the iconic L&B Spumoni Gardens, a popular pizzeria he co-owns. Behind him a hooded man raised his gun and fired several shots hitting his mark in the head and chest. 61-year-old…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 1, 2016 at 2:30pm — 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 4:13am — No Comments

Russian Mafia money laundering ring busted in Spain

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Spanish police dismantled a money laundering ring today that was run by two well-known Russian Mafia groups, who in turn have strong links to the party of Russian president Vladimir Putin. Authorities estimate that the ring…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 28, 2016 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Police capture ‘Ndrangheta leader Ernesto Fazzalari, Italy’s second most wanted fugitive behind MMD

By David Amoruso

Another huge success for Italy’s anti-Mafia police today as they arrested ‘Ndrangheta boss Ernesto Fazzalari, the country’s second most wanted mob leader. Fazzalari (photos above, before and after arrest) was wanted since June of 1996 after he was sentenced to life in prison for a double homicide, drug trafficking, and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 26, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Bonanno capo sent back to prison for 2 more years

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Mobsters are known to lie, cheat, steal, and generally break the rules. But when Bonanno crime family capo Anthony…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 24, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Reputed Montreal Mafia boss granted bail in drug case

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Stefano Sollecito was granted bail yesterday after a Superior Court judge ruled he could not receive adequate treatment for his cancer in prison. 48-year-old Sollecito is the alleged current leader of the Montreal Mafia and is facing…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 16, 2016 at 8:41am — No Comments

Mexican Mafia-led gang in Santa Fe Springs charged with murder and drug crimes

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

31 members and associates of a Santa Fe Springs-based street gang were arrested Tuesday on charges related to a wide-ranging criminal enterprise controlled by a member of the Mexican Mafia that allegedly is responsible for the murder of a rival gangster and the attempted murder of a Whittier Police…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Gambling remains the Mafia’s bread and butter

By David Amoruso

It is fitting that the one constant activity in the volatile life of a mobster is and always will be gambling. In a life where any day can be your last, where your best friend might be the one to shoot you in the head, the game of chance has continued…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

New mob TV series ‘Bad Blood: The Vito Rizzuto Story’ promises Shakespearian tale of power and revenge

By David Amoruso

After dominating headlines and best-seller lists for over a decade, Montreal Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto’s (pictured above, left) story is finally coming to television. Bad Blood: The Vito Rizzuto Story is a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 11, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

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