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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

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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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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.



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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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Unrest within the New York Mob





In three days one mobster dead, another wounded



By David Amoruso

Posted June 25, 2007

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On Tuesday morning, June 5, Robert DeCicco got in his father's fiancé's Cadillac DeVille after picking up a prescription at Dolinsky's Pharmacy. As he sat in his car another car rolled up beside him.… Continue

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Gambino Capo George DeCicco Busted



By David Amoruso

Posted: February 1, 2007 - Updated on October 12, 2014

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On January 30, 2007 the FBI arrested several mobsters and charged them with racketeering, bribery, extortion, money laundering, loan sharking and bank fraud. Among the arrested were mobsters of the…

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Gambino Soldier: Samuel Corsaro

By David Amoruso

Posted in 2003

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Samuel "Little Sammy" Corsaro was born in 1943 in Nutley, New Jersey. Later he moved to Clifton, New Jersey where he would remain till his death. Like all mobsters Corsaro also started out in petty crime but in 1969 he decided to rob a liquor store. During the robbery things went drastically wrong and Corsaro shot the liquor store clerk, the clerk did not survive his wounds.… Continue

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Albanian Boss: Princ Dobroshi



By Paul Chafs (a member of the Mobbed Up message board)

Posted on June 2, 2009



During the last decades the Albanian Mafia has become an important factor within the European drug world. Gangs are said to be in control of 70% of the heroin market in Switzerland and also control pieces of the drug market in other European countries. They are also rumored to be heavily involved in prostitution rackets in the United Kingdom, Belgium,… Continue

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Organized Crime Gangs Invade Spain

By David Amoruso



Spain is a favorite among European tourists. The weather is sunny and warm, and the cities and nature are beautiful. Teens go to the coastal cities to party long and hard. While the more mature tourists visit the cultural spots of Madrid. Spain has something for everybody. And these past forty years it has attracted one particular group with ever increasing success.



Spain has become a hot spot for the criminal elite. Rich criminals from Italy, Britain,…

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French Boss: Jacky Imbert



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2005

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Jacky Imbert is a French gangster. A suspect in numerous underworld murders. In an interview with Le Nouvel Observateur magazine in 1993, Imbert said: "The cops always came to ask me about the jobs I didn't do. For the ones I did do, I never saw anyone."



In 1963 Jacky "Mad Jacky" Imbert appeared in a police report… Continue

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Russian Boss: Semion Mogilevich



By David Amoruso

First posted in 2001

Last update: February 14, 2008

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Semion Mogilevich was born on June 30, 1946 in Kiev, Ukraine. Not much is known about his early years and he doesn't become known to the police untill the 1970s. In the early '70s Mogilevich was part of the Lyubertskaya group in Moscow. He was a smalltime crook, trying to stay ahead of… Continue

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Russian Boss: Evsei Agron



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Evsei Agron arrived in the U.S. on October 8th 1975. Arriving at Kennedy Airport he was one of the 5200 Sovjet jews who fled Russia and arrived in the U.S. in that year. Many of these jewish immigrants were tough Russian gangsters who were deported by the K.G.B. When he arrived Agron had already served seven years in a… Continue

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Russian Hitman: Aleksandr Solonik



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Aleksandr Solonik was born in 1960 in the Russian city Kurgan. Growing up as a kid Solonik showed great interest in martial arts and guns. When he finishes school he decides to join the Russian military. When his service time is up Solonik decides to join the militia (a security unit that is used for special commando… Continue

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