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Dead Men On Leave: The Mafia Murder of Carlo Tresca

By Thom L. Jones



The man with the heavy black beard had left his comfortable, six-room apartment at 130 West Twelfth Street. It was late in the morning, and he had to go to his office; but first he had a lunch meeting.



It was January 11th, 1943.



There were four of them gathering late on this morning, and they went to eat at one of his favourite restaurants- John’s- also on Twelfth Street, a few blocks east from where he lived. Opened in 1908, it still to this…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 18, 2010 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Hit in Harlem: The Life and Times of Eugenio Giannini



By Thom L. Jones



By all accounts he wasn’t that nice a person.



Described as small, lecherous and ugly, with a temperament to match, it’s hard to find anything redeeming in a life like his, cut short by the mid forties. He played one shady card too many, and found out the hard way that the mob doesn’t tolerate rats or double-crossers. It was only because of Joe Valachi that he made more than just a mention in the New York daily papers: another gangster taken for a one-way… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 17, 2010 at 9:53am — 4 Comments

The Disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa

By Thom L. Jones



Missing Person #75-3425.



To paraphrase that famous line from The Scarlet Pimpernel, 'they seek him here, they seek him there, trouble is, Jimmy’s buried everywhere.'



There never really was any serious doubt about why he was…

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Some Good Killers

By Thom L. Jones

Copyright © Thom L. Jones & Gangsters Inc.



No body knows for sure, just how the name came about.



I picture it a bit like this:



Michael Fiaschetti (photo right), 'Big Mike,' the boss of The Italian Squad, lounging back in a chair in his office, Police Headquarters, at 240 Centre Street, in downtown Manhattan, feet up on a pillar, doing a Henry Fonda like in 'My Darling Clementine,' jiggling his boots back and forth, doing a polka on… Continue

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Yidfellas: The Kosher Nostra

By Thom L. Jones

Copyright © Thom L. Jones



In the history of New York’s underworld, buried among the mythology that has created the people and places making up this often confusing landscape, there is one story that has grown much bigger over the years than the sum of its parts.



There have been countless narratives, and articles and at least two movies- the 1950 classic, 'The Enforcer,' starring Humphrey Bogart, and one with Peter Falk in 1960- perpetrating the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 14, 2010 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

A Kiss is Just a Kiss

‘Man lives with the society he finds around him.’



Salvatore Lima, Christian Democratic politician,

Murdered by the Mafia, March 1992.



By Thom L. Jones

Copyright © Thom L. Jones



If he was right in what he said, it happened on the afternoon of September 20th 1987; if it did happen, it… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2010 at 4:14pm — 1 Comment

DeCavalcante Capo: Francesco Polizzi



By Maarten Anthonissen

Posted: April 27, 2007

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Francesco Polizzi never was a very important figure in the world of American wiseguys. A typical soldier who climbed the ladder and became a capo. His income, and that of his whole crew, came from typical mob rackets; loansharking, gambling, extortion, and especially drugs. But eventhough he won't get a place… Continue

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A Live Shakedown: Gangsters Target NFL Super Bowl

Online Players: A Live Shakedown



Hi-Tech Gangsters Target NFL Super Bowl in Multi-Billion Dollars Gambling Extortion



By Clarence Walker, Investigative Crime Journalist



February 7th 2010: Event: Super Bowl XLVI : Team: New Orleans Saints vs Indianapolis Colts.



On this highly anticipated… Continue

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Crime Does Pay. How? Italian Mafia Earned $167 Billion





By Clarence Walker, Investigative Crime Journalist



How many times have we heard these words? "Crime doesn't pay"....or a Judge will say, "it doesn't pay to commit crimes".



It is true crime didn't pay for some lawbreakers who were caught and lost their freedom and every dime they earned. Swindler Ken Madoff earned billions running a ponzi scheme that bilked investors and now he's been caught. With the exception of having… Continue

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Special Report: Mob-murders Cools Off in Italy

Special Report: Mob-murders Cools Off in Italy



And other Historical Stories about the Sicilian Mafia.



By Clarence Walker, Investigative Journalist, Houston Texas.

Posted on October 8, 2007



Is it a myth or reality that mob-related murders are at its lowest decline in Italy's history of… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2010 at 2:11pm — 1 Comment

Facebook Nails a Mafia Assassin





Plus Three Other Stories of Most Wanted Criminals Captured Online





By Clarence Walker

Posted on April 10, 2010



Internet power strikes again. With lethal force, Facebook, the world's popular networking site--struck all the way into the remote corners of Italy, when police, after following up on a trail of online leads captured a Mob…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Italian Police Are Closing in on Cosa Nostra Boss

By David Amoruso

Posted on June 28, 2009

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Italian authorities are closing in on Cosa Nostra boss Matteo Messina Denaro (47). In one week, police in Italy and Venezuela arrested over a dozen men who are all being accused of helping Denaro run his criminal operations. By the end of the week even Denaro’s (photo on the right) most valuable drug contact had been put in handcuffs.



On Saturday… Continue

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'Ndrangheta Hitman to be Extradited

By David Amoruso

Posted on May 15, 2009

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A Dutch court has ruled that ‘Ndrangheta hitman Giovanni Strangio will be extradited to Italy where he is charged with membership of a criminal organization and involvement in the murder of six Italian men in Duisburg on August 15, 2007. According to Judge Fred Salomon… Continue

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Cosa Nostra Bosses Pledge Loyalty to the End

By Puparo and David Amoruso

Posted on November 5, 2007

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At the end of August some very interesting news reached the world press. Two of the most violent and powerful Cosa Nostra leaders exchanged their wedding rings when one moved to the other's prison cell. To most in the media this ring exchange could only mean one thing: An end to the peace between Cosa Nostra and the Italian state. The Sicilian Mafia… Continue

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The Israeli Mafia's brief, but violent invasion of New York

By David Amoruso

Posted on April 8, 2008



During the 1980s a small group of Israeli criminals started earning a reputation throughout New York that they were serious men, capable of deadly violence. This rep earned them their place within New York's underworld, which was ruled by the five La Cosa Nostra families, Russian gangsters, Asian Triads, as well as…

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Chicago's Family Secrets

By David Amoruso

Posted May 20, 2007

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This summer several of the most powerful mobsters in Chicago will stand trial for…

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Elderly Genovese Mobsters Ran South Florida

By David Amoruso

Posted: February 23, 2007

Updated: May 28, 2007

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Florida has the highest percentage of senior citizens in the United States. 17% of Florida’s citizens are 65 or older. It is clear then that Florida attracts the elderly. Mobsters also like Florida for the sun and warm temperatures, and of course they always look for ways to make an extra dollar. On June 30, 2006 two aging Genovese… Continue

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The Italian Mafia in Belgium

By Maarten Anthonissen

Posted on February 20, 2007



Italian Organized Crime is far from dead. Cosa Nostra from Sicily, and the Camorra from Naples have a wide range of influence outside Italy. Both…

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Montreal Mafia Bust: Project Colisée

By David Amoruso

Posted on November 29, 2006

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On the morning of Wednesday November 22, 2006 more than 700 police officers searched the homes of- and for people who were wanted for being part of a criminal enterprise. 71 people were arrested in that swoop, and more arrests were coming. Among those arrested were the leaders of the Rizzuto/Manno Mafia Family. The most famous of those arrested was Nicolo…

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The Mafia Cops: How Two NYPD Cops Killed for the Mob

Stephen Caracappa (l) and Louis Eppolito (r)



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2006

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I kept a sawed-off shotgun in my locker for just such occasions. It fit snugly under the folds of my trench coat. I spotted Frankie sitting at a card table walked up behind…

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