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How did infamous Mafia hit squad Murder Inc. get its name?

Photo: Albert Anastasia, Abe Reles, and Louis "Lepke" Buchalter

By Christian Cipollini

Murder Incorporated. Catchy name for a bunch of hired killers, isn’t it? So where did such a clever, sinister and aptly-dubbed moniker originate? While there will probably always be some conjecture…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 10, 2018 at 6:59am — No Comments

VIDEO: What’s the reason behind the attack on Philly mob capo Dominick Grande's home?

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

When vandals attacked Philadelphia Mafia capo Dominick Grande’s South Philly home, smashing all the windows, and yelling “Fuck Joe!”, news reporter Dave Schratwieser was on the scene and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 9, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Genovese family mobster charged in 1997 murder-for-hire in Yonkers

By David Amoruso

A member of the Genovese crime family has been charged with a 1997 murder-for-hire. 61-year-old John Tortora Jr. was arrested Thursday morning in Yonkers by FBI agents and Yonkers PD detectives for his alleged role in the death of Richard Ortiz. 

29-year-old Ortiz was stabbed to death in Yonkers on…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 4, 2018 at 3:20am — No Comments

VIDEO: Bonanno family mobster shot in front of his Bronx mansion – Salvatore Zottola in critical condition

By David Amoruso

An alleged associate of New York’s Bonanno crime family was shot by an unknown hitman in front of his mansion in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 14, 2018 at 3:47am — 1 Comment

Former Gambino family mobster shows his soft side

By Robert Sberna

As a former member of the Gambino crime family and the son-in-law of John Gotti, Carmine “The Bull” Agnello often found himself the target of news reporters. While Agnello’s past media coverage was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 13, 2018 at 7:03am — No Comments

VIDEO: Philly mob boss Joey Merlino meeting with movie star Robert De Niro

By David Amoruso

The summer has arrived and before the boys from Philly pack their stuff to enjoy the shore, crime reporters George Anastasia and Dave Schratwieser discuss a dark cloud hanging over them as well as why mob boss Joey Merlino was meeting with Robert De Niro.

Right off the bat, the two get to business.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 10, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

“His demeanor was very vulgar, coarse and he used many profanities” – The Kansas City Mob and Las Vegas skim

By Gary Jenkins

Most law enforcement entities that had an interest in the Midwest Sicilian La Cosa Nostra crime families suspected those criminal organizations exerted influence over Las Vegas casinos, had corrupted Nevada politicians and claimed their territory in Las Vegas.

Mob experts believe that at a meeting of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 18, 2018 at 10:28am — No Comments

Longtime Chicago mob boss John “No Nose” DiFronzo dead at 89

By David Amoruso

You know a mobster is respected when his colleagues refuse to utter his name out loud, preferring to point to their nose to signify they mean the man known on the streets of Chicago as “No Nose.” Chicago Outfit boss John DiFronzo was that kind of gangster. He passed away on Sunday, at age 89.

DiFronzo had…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 29, 2018 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Indictments show Mexican Mafia’s control within Los Angeles County Jail and on streets of Pomona

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Law enforcement in California dealt a big blow to the Mexican Mafia on Wednesday, charging 83 individuals in two federal racketeering indictments, one of which outlines how members of the group were able to control drug smuggling, narcotics sales and the extortion of prisoners inside the Los…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 24, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Gangster Pets: Animal tales from the American Mafia to Pablo Escobar

By David Amoruso

They don’t call the criminal underworld a jungle for nothing. There are many similarities between the animal kingdom and the world of gangs and the Mafia. There is a food chain, there are specific roles to play, there is a dominant species, and there is a King that rules the land.

But what about…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 22, 2018 at 1:34pm — 1 Comment

Federal jury convicts two Godfathers of United Blood Nation of racketeering conspiracy

By David Amoruso

Two men who hold the rank of Godfather in the Nine Trey Gangsters set of the United Blood Nation were convicted on Thursday of racketeering conspiracy charges. 44-year-old James Baxton (photo above, right), known on the streets as Frank White, and 45-year-old Pedro “Magoo” Gutierrez (photo above, left)…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 19, 2018 at 3:36am — No Comments

Government’s case against Genovese Springfield Mafia crew ends as 2 more mobsters sentenced

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two associates of the Genovese crime family’s crew in Springfield were…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 14, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Dope Men: The story of Mafia Don Lucky Luciano’s narcotics empire

By David Amoruso

Infamous New York mob boss Charles “Lucky” Luciano’s story is never finished being told. So many rackets, so many murders, so much cash, and so many intriguing gangsters. In the comic book series LUCKY, author Christian Cipollini takes readers on a journey into the netherworld of America’s first “Dope…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 13, 2018 at 6:53am — No Comments

Legendary mob boss Al Capone’s Miami Beach mansion up for sale for $15 million

By David Amoruso

Don’t you just wish you could get away from all the madness and enjoy some peace and quiet? Al Capone also had that wish, so he got himself a luxurious waterfront villa in Miami Beach. At 93 Palm Drive,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 7, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

VIDEO: George Anastasia and Dave Schratwieser discuss Philly mob boss Merlino’s guilty plea, future

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Philadelphia Mafia boss Joseph Merlino’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 30, 2018 at 5:00am — No Comments

The Irishman: Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa’s friend and the man who put two bullets in the back of his skull

By David Amoruso

At 6’4” Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran literally was a towering figure. But to those who knew him in the American underworld, he was even taller. A fearsome force who had honed his deadly skills as a combat-hardened rifleman during the Second World War fighting the Nazis. Back home, he became a Mafia hitman,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 29, 2018 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

The Godfather comes home to Dartmouth: Author Mario Puzo’s collection on display at Ivy League college

By David Amoruso

It was an offer the Dartmouth Library just couldn’t refuse. Diana and Bruce Rauner donated their expansive collection of author Mario Puzo’s papers to Dartmouth. The collection includes draft manuscripts, correspondence, and other records from Puzo’s long career as a novelist and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 24, 2018 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Pax Mafiosa: Guilty verdicts as prosecutors prove secret pact between Sicilian Mafia and Italian government

By David Amoruso

A secret pact between the Sicilian Mafia and the Italian State has resulted in the conviction of eight men, including Mafia bosses and police and government officials, among them a close political associate of Silvio Berlusconi. The pact was made in the 1990s to bring a halt to Cosa Nostra’s bloody war…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 21, 2018 at 7:13am — No Comments

Untouchable "Little Jimmy" - Profile of Chicago Mafia boss James Marcello

By David Amoruso

“It’s good to be in something from the ground floor. I came too late for that and I know. But lately, I’m getting the feeling that I came in at the end. The best is over.” – Anthony Soprano, HBO’s The Sopranos

Mob boss James “Little Jimmy” Marcello must know the feeling. Born on December…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 18, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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