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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

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

Is sentencing of Mafia boss the end of Genovese crime family’s Springfield crew?

By David Amoruso

Is the conviction of the one-time mob leader and several of his close associates the final nail in the coffin of the Genovese crime family’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 15, 2018 at 5:18am — No Comments

“Feed you to the fuckin’ lions” – Profile of Lucchese family soldier Anthony Grado

By David Amoruso

Lucchese crime family soldier Anthony Grado knows how to earn. Whether it’s extortion, loansharking or selling prescription pills he’ll know how to make a buck. One thing he hasn’t learned, however, is staying out of prison for his crimes.

It’s not always Grado’s own fault, mind…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 11, 2018 at 1:29am — No Comments

VIDEO: Bloods gangster talks about doing time with Mafia boss John Gotti in 1997

By David Amoruso

Doing time is a trip. So much so that sharing a cell with one of America’s most notorious Mafia bosses seems like just another day in a world filled with violence and crazy inmates.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 7, 2018 at 1:10pm — No Comments

‘Ndrangheta leader Giuseppe Pelle ran regional politics on behalf of Calabrian Mafia

By David Amoruso

He had disappeared in 2016. Like so many of his colleagues, Calabrian Mafia boss Giuseppe “Peppe” Pelle chose to live the life of a fugitive rather than spend it behind bars. From his hideaway in the Calabrian mountains he oversaw a large network which controlled regional politics.

The mountainous…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 6, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

“Nothing gets my juices flowing like putting a gun to someone's head” – Profile: Chicago mobster Charles Russell

By David Amoruso

You can call Charles Russell an old-time hood that just doesn’t know when to quit. As a member of the Chicago mob’s Grand Avenue Crew, which was once headed by infamous boss…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 5, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

“I’m not crazy” - Profile of Camorra boss Michele “The Madman” Zaza

By David Amoruso

“I’m not crazy. Some of my relatives have been in a lunatic asylum, but I haven’t.” – Camorra boss Michele Zaza

Gangsters like Michele Zaza don’t come around often. Nicknamed “‘O Pazzo” or “The Madman,” he was known as much for talking candidly with the media as for his cunning and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 2, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

VIDEO: How Cuban mob boss Battle’s desire for revenge drove him off the deep end

By David Amoruso

Jose Miguel Battle Sr. is a little-known name in the annals of American organized crime. It’s a testament to his leadership abilities as the Cuban crime boss ruled a multi-billion-dollar criminal empire whilst flying below the radar. In his new book The Corporation, author T.J. English paints a vivid…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 31, 2018 at 10:03am — No Comments

King of the Bootleggers: Profile of Hamilton mob boss Rocco Perri

By David Amoruso

Every underworld has its first major crime boss. That man – or woman – who ascends to the top of the heap and controls organized crime in the city. For Hamilton, Ontario, that man was Rocco Perri. During the years of Prohibition, he became known as the “King of the Bootleggers.”

Born in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 31, 2018 at 4:24am — No Comments

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