Organized crime syndicates are increasingly getting involved in sports corruption. Fixing a match means a guaranteed lucrative payout by betting on the correct outcome. Criminals operating in this multi-billion-dollar field use different modi operandi and adopt very complex structures, therefore the only successful…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2017 at 12:24pm — No Comments
He was the boss of bosses of Cosa Nostra, the Sicilian Mafia. As leader of the infamous Corleonesi, Salvatore "Toto" Riina ordered the death of hundreds, including the high-profile assassinations of anti-mafia magistrates Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino. Now he is dead himself, at age 87, of natural causes.
Riina had turned 87 on…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 17, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments
The year is 1957. A 28-year-old inmate by the name of James Bulger is serving a 20-year prison sentence for armed robbery. That’s a long time to spend in a tiny cell. A doctor proposes the young Bostonian participate in a drug experiment to earn an early release. He accepts.
Why wouldn’t he? Dr. Carl Pfeiffer seems…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 14, 2017 at 12:34pm — No Comments
“Always the dollars. Always the fuckin' dollars.” – Nicky Santoro, movie Casino
Authorities in the United States and Canada arrested a total of thirteen alleged members of the Mafia yesterday for their involvement in a largescale drug trafficking pipeline spanning both countries. Among those arrested are…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2017 at 6:37am — No Comments
It was one of the biggest art heists in the world, the largest one in the United States. $500 million worth of paintings were stolen from Boston’s Gardner Art Museum. Investigators soon found that the theft had the Mafia’s fingerprints on it.
Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 8, 2017 at 1:30am — No Comments
Two associates of the Genovese crime family’s crew in Springfield, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to extortion-related charges on Monday. 50-year-old Ralph Santaniello and 54-year-old Giovanni Calabrese admitted to…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 7, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments
A Lucchese family mobster who flipped and helped send dozens of New York wiseguys to prison has been outed as a fraudster who scammed mall owners and developers out of tens of millions of dollars while in the Witness…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 4, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Politics is a dirty game. Always has been, always will be. But most of the dirt is kept hidden from view. Skeletons stay in the closet. Sometimes, however, the dirt comes out because it is so mind-blowing, it cannot be kept secret. Like the time the United States government recruited the American Mafia to kill Cuban…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 30, 2017 at 12:28pm — No Comments
If ever there was a man who did things his way, it was mob boss John Gotti. New York’s Teflon Don took power of one the city’s five crime families by taking out its leader and did it all under the bright lights of the media and the public. He never hid and never backed down. He lived and breathed Cosa Nostra.
Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 29, 2017 at 9:44am — No Comments
It’s the scream that hits you. Then the gunshots. Followed by the realization that you’ve just watched and heard a mob hit. When Philadelphia crime family underboss Joseph “Joey Chang” Ciancaglini was shot in his diner in March of 1993 federal agents were watching and listening as well. It did little to help Joey Chang,…Continue
In the only borough of New York to begin with the indefinite article, it was not unusual at end of day to watch “fathers trundling home with a monumental sadness on their shoulders”. * It was a hard place to live for the working man and his family. A good place for organized crime.
Frank Scalice lived at 211 Kirby…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 22, 2017 at 9:52am — No Comments
Former Mafia hitman Frank Cullotta has written a new book and will be out and about doing some heavy promoting. Known as a member of infamous Chicago mobster Anthony Spilotro’s …Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2017 at 9:01am — No Comments
Brooklyn mobster Salvatore “Sallie” DeMeo (above, aging through his mugshots) is another great example that when it comes to the Mafia: You don’t retire. In his late seventies, he is still scheming and making millions in the process. But these riches come at a price, one that the government insists he pay.
You could call him a…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 14, 2017 at 6:09am — No Comments
The media called them raggazzi di una stagione ‘straordinaria: “The boys of an extraordinary season.”
Beppe Montana and Calogero Zucchetto and Pippo Giordano and Roberto Antiochia and Natale Mondo and Ninni Cassarà and the rest of the Squadra Mobile, the Flying Squad. They knew what they had to do and lived their lives doing…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 26, 2017 at 11:19am — No Comments
Infamous Mafia turncoat Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano was released from prison last week. The 72-year-old mobster finished serving a 20-year sentence for running a $500,000-a-week ecstasy-trafficking organization in Arizona while still somewhat in the Witness Protection Program. His story serves as a prime example…Continue
New England’s Patriarca crime family isn’t what it used to be, but as long as it can rely on the muscle and reputation of tough old-timers it will remain an underworld force. One of those hard men is longtime mob enforcer Frank “Bobo” Marrapese Jr., a man convicted of murder who refuses to say farewell to the…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 17, 2017 at 10:52am — No Comments
He’s a wiseguy who took his flossing seriously. Christopher Londonio, an alleged soldier in New York’s Lucchese crime family, was charged Wednesday with planning to escape from the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 16, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments
The Prohibition era in Chicago has gone down in history as a time of extreme mob violence. A time when hoodlums were mowing down enemies with Thompson machine guns in a battle over the lucrative bootlegging business. When mob boss Al Capone ruled supreme while being on the cover of every newspaper. Author John J. Binder…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 12, 2017 at 4:05am — No Comments
You can run, but not forever. After spending 23 years as a most wanted fugitive Rocco Morabito was arrested at a hotel in Montevideo, Uruguay, on Sunday. The 50-year-old Calabrian Mafia boss had been living in a luxurious…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 4, 2017 at 3:47pm — No Comments
Genovese crime family underboss Venero Mangano had a long and distinguished career. Two careers, actually. And in both he proved he had a sharp mind and balls of steel. He also showed one could live a long life and die of old age where most of his comrades died violently by bombs and bullets.
Born on September 7, 1921, Mangano was…Continue
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