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Chicago Boss: Antonino Accardo



By David Amoruso

Posted: December 2, 2006



Antonino Accardo was born in Chicago on April 28, 1906. He grew up in Little Sicily on Chicago’s Northwest Side. As a teenager Accardo began his life of crime, he started out as a pickpocket, and would later steal cars. He was arrested numerous times, but never spent a night in jail. During prohibition Accardo began hanging out at the Circus Cafe on North Avenue, which was owned by…

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Philadelphia Boss: Ralph Natale



By David Amoruso



Ralph Natale was proof that the Philadelphia Crime Family was at it's end and in deep trouble. Natale would become the first Mafia boss to flip, turn government witness, and testifie against his former 'employees'. But was he really the top guy or just an uncle junior type of bulls eye for the feds to aim their guns at?



Ralph Natale started out as an absolute nobody. He wasn't a killer or tough guy and he… Continue

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Philadelphia Boss: John Stanfa



By: David Amoruso

Posted in 2001



John Stanfa was going to be the guy who would bring the Philadelphia Crime Family back to the top. After the Scarfo years which crippled the Philadelphia Crime Family law enforcement and mobsters all agreed, John Stanfa was gonna get the Family back on it's feet. Stanfa was Sicilian, low key and knew the game. Things ofcourse would turn out very different.



John Stanfa was born on December… Continue

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Philadelphia Boss: Angelo Bruno



By: David Amoruso

Profile reviewed on July 31, 2006



Angelo "The Gentle Don" Bruno was the last of the old school Philadelphia Mafia Bosses. He was given the nickname "The Gentle Don" because he was like that, he thought everything over and didn't overreact, he handled his business in a quiet way that was good for the Philadelphia Family. Angelo Bruno was by far the most succesful boss that the Philadelphia Crime Family ever had.… Continue

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Philadelphia Capo: Thomas “Tommy Del” DelGiorno



Written by David Amoruso

Posted on July 30, 2006

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Tommy DelGiorno started out running a small bookmaking and numbers business during nights and weekends while also having a legit day job as a truck driver in the early 1960s. Tommy Del himself liked to gamble as well. He visited several mob run card and dice games. This is how he hooked up with the Philly… Continue

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Philadelphia Capo: George Fresolone

By David Amoruso

Posted on October 14, 2006

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George Fresolone was the first mobster who taped his induction into the Mafia. His information led to indictments against 38 mobsters, including Philadelphia boss “Little Nicky” Scarfo. In 1994 his autobiography came out, titled “Blood Oath: The Heroic Story of a Gangster Turned Government Agent Who Brought Down One of America’s Most Powerful Mob Families.” This… Continue

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Drug Boss: Frank Matthews

By Seth Ferranti



In the 1970s the heroin market in the United States was dominated by a black distributor named Frank Matthews who operated out of New York. He was the most notable black figure on the east coast at the time and one of the first major independents who challenged the mob for supremacy in the criminal underworld. The Black Caesar, as he was known, was a new kind of super-criminal ruling a nationwide empire of dope. He was…

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Drug Boss: Roland "Pops" Bartlett

By David Amoruso

Posted March 20, 2007



Roland Bartlett reputedly was the biggest drug boss of Philadelphia in the 1980s. His organization consisted of around 60 members, and had seperate crews which consisted of salesmen, cutting crew supervisors, and enforcers. Bartlett himself had started out as a streetdealer for the Philadelphia Black Mafia, and had worked his way up. Eventually he developed connections with the Gambino Crime Family from New York, from which he purchased… Continue

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Sicilian Cosa Nostra introduction

By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto



Mafia, a word evoking terror and mystery, an uncertain etymology but a grave reality. The origin of the Sicilian Mafia is unknown; it probably has been present for a long time and emerged in 1861 when Sicily joined up with Italy and general Garibaldi used it in order to drive the Bourbons out.



Previous kingdoms never fought it seriously, but they also never dealt with it in order to obtain favours and restrain farmer rebellions, its worrying presence… Continue

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Puparo's Cosa Nostra: Palermo in the 1970s

PALERMO IN THE 1970s:



Milan, leggio hidingplaces

Leggio went to milan and lived at the end of 1970 in via Stefini 6 in Milan, Leggio was protected by Francis Turatello, who was the protege of leggio and Coppola. Coppola and Leggio were in contact with the banker Ugo De Luca who dealed with Turatello`s friend Franco Restelli and Gianfranco Ginocchi in falsified stock, Ginocchi was later killed. Leggio starts then a gang that organized kidnappings through whole Italy in cooperation… Continue

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Puparo's Cosa Nostra: Palermo (introduction)

PALERMO INTRODUCTION:



San Giuseppe Jato (about 10000 people) is about 1,5 km from nearby San Cipirello (about 5000 people)



San Cipirello (Palermo province)

Capomafia Giuseppe Agrigento and his son Romualdo Agrigento the bosses of San Cipirello (Pa), Giuseppe Agrigento is the father in law of pentito Giuseppe Monticciolo. Brusca man Salvatore Fascellaro is close with the bosses Agrigento and is a friend of Monticciolo.



San… Continue

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Puparo's: Sicilian Cosa Nostra in Agrigento Province

By Puparo.

"I like to thank Carmelo and Felice"



Sicilian Cosa Nostra: Agrigento Province



Agrigento (old names Akragas and Girgenti) and province



In Agrigento's province there are also the cities Siculiana, Palma di Montechiaro, Porto Empedocle, Menfi, Sciacca, Canicatti, Raffadali, Racalmuto (here was Leonardo Sciascia born), Favara (had… Continue

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The Structure of Sicilian Cosa Nostra

By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Posted on November 29, 2009

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Cosa Nostra usually has a hierarchical and pyramidal structure. It is formed by groups, known as “families” or “cosche”, named after the village or neighbourhood where they are located. Every single “family” is formed by the associates or “avvicinati”, the soldiers or “picciotti” and by an administration composed by consigliere, underboss, and the… Continue

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Another Boss Of Bosses Falls From Grace

Salvatore Lo Piccolo Arrested





By David Amoruso

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Posted on November 25, 2007



On November 5, 2007 forty police men gathered around a Palermo house. They had information that the current boss of bosses of Cosa Nostra was inside. That man was Salvatore Lo Piccolo… Continue

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Cosa Nostra Hitman: Giuseppe “Scarpuzzedda” Greco



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Posted in 2003



Giuseppe “Scarpuzzedda” Greco was born in Palermo in 1950. He joined the Ciaculli “family”, ran by the boss Michele “The Pope” Greco, not related to him. His father, nicknamed “Scarpa”, was a member of the Greco’s from Ciaculli, who fought against the Greco’s from Croceverde Giardini in 1940s before joining themselves in an unique “family”. At the end of the 1970s he started his escalation… Continue

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Cosa Nostra Boss: Matteo Messina Denaro

The New Star In Cosa Nostra: Matteo Messina Denaro







By Joris van der Aa (article was first published in Belgian monthly magazine "Ché")



Ever since the arrest of Salvatore "Toto" Riina the power within the leadership of Cosa Nostra (still the most powerful crime organization in the world) has been shifting. One ambitious and ruthless young man… Continue

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Cosa Nostra Boss: Leoluca Bagarella



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Posted in 2003



Leoluca Bagarella was born in Corleone in 1941. He is the brother-in-law of Salvatore Riina, the boss of bosses, who married his sister Antonina. He supported Luciano Leggio during the war against Navarra’s men in 1960s. His brother Calogero was murdered in 1969 during the Viale Lazio slaughter in Palermo;… Continue

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Cosa Nostra Boss: Giuseppe Calò



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Posted in 2003



Giuseppe Calò was born in Palermo in 1931. In 1954 he killed Pietro Scaletta in order to revenge his father and the same year he became a “man of honour” of Porta Nuova family; in 1962, when the old boss Carlo Brandaleone died, he replaced him as the family boss. At the beginning of 1970s he took part in the Provincial Commission as “capomandamento”. He supported Totò Riina during… Continue

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Cosa Nostra Boss: Benedetto Santapaola



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Posted in 2003



Benedetto Santapaola was born in Catania; he was introduced into the largest “family” of the city by his cousin Francesco “Little Horse” Ferrera, at the beginning of 1960s, when the boss was Giuseppe Calderone. He grow up in San Cristoforo neighbourhood, where also lived his brothers Salvatore, Antonino, Natale and his numerous cousins, included the Ferrera’s, the Ercolano’s and the… Continue

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Cosa Nostra Boss: Calogero Vizzini



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Posted in 2003



Calogero Vizzini was born on July 24, 1877 in Villalba, in the Sicilian province of Caltanissetta. This edge of middle Sicily, known as “Vallone”, was a sour and poor area, where people lived off subsistence agriculture. The father of Calogero was a farmer, and his brothers Giovanni and Giuseppe were both priests, Giuseppe became the bishop of Muro Lucano.



Calogero, however, was… Continue

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