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Owner of Rao’s and notable actor Frank Pellegrino Sr. dies at age 72 – Starred in The Sopranos and Law & Order

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Frank Pellegrino Sr. passed away on Tuesday at age 72. He had been diagnosed with cancer last year. Pellegrino Sr. is best known among the general public for his role as FBI Bureau Chief Frank Cubitoso on HBO’s The Sopranos…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 1, 2017 at 9:26am — No Comments

“Joey No Socks,” the persisting rumors about Donald Trump and the American Mafia and whether they matter

By David Amoruso

Donald Trump and the mob, the rumors persist and the video footage keeps rolling in. As the clock struck midnight and the crowd at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate celebrated the new year, the president-elect had just received the One-of-a-Kind bronze Eagle award from a man known on the streets of New York as “Joey No Socks,” a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 4, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Thieves start 2017 by robbing $6 million from Manhattan jewelry wholesaler seconds after New Year’s Eve

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Happy New Year!!! As New Yorkers saw the ball drop at Times Square, a few blocks away three thieves had broken into a Midtown jewelry wholesaler, raided the safes and made off with $6 million worth of valuables. Police suspect it was an inside job and are looking for three men.

Armed with nothing more than…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 3, 2017 at 6:23am — No Comments

Donald J. Trump’s Gangbusters: How will America’s new president take on the Mafia and Mexican drug cartels?

By David Amoruso

There’s a new boss in town, Donald J. Trump beat the odds, polls, and his opponent Hillary Clinton to become the 45th President of the United States of America. With the country’s mighty security forces under his command, we at Gangsters Inc. asked four crime experts how President Trump will fight organized…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2016 at 1:17pm — 4 Comments

Rumble at Rao's: It's not over 'till The Fat Lady Sings - The night Louie Lump Lump chose the gun over the cannoli

By Thom L. Jones

When you mention Rao’s to someone, you can see their eyes light up. Probably they’ve never been there-you can’t get in the place-but they’ve heard about it: the location, the ambience, the mystique, all those stories. You can only image what it’s like. And then one night, you get lucky. You get in and find out…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2016 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Italy’s top prosecutor warns to keep Mafia away from quake

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Where there is money to be made you will find the Mafia. Whether in the United States or in Italy, the mob knows how to make a living off the misery and suffering of others. No one knows this better than Franco Roberti, Italy’s top prosecutor, who warned Mafiosi to stay away from reconstruction projects in several…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 5, 2016 at 9:51am — No Comments

$15 million drug ring led by New York Mafia families busted

By David Amoruso

A $15 million drug ring led by members and associates of New York's Gambino, Bonanno, Genovese, and Colombo crime families was busted yesterday. Twenty-two people were charged as being part of a lucrative marijuana smuggling network that shipped the stuff from California to New York. Chief among them are 76-year-old Gambino capo…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 20, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Genovese family mobsters charged with murder, extortion, gambling

By David Amoruso

Eighteen members and associates of New York’s Genovese crime family were indicted yesterday and charged with racketeering conspiracy, involvement in a murder conspiracy, an attempted murder, an extortion conspiracy, and an illegal gambling operation.

Chief among the defendants are 74-year-old Robert “Old Man”…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 13, 2016 at 3:59am — No Comments

Gangsters Inc. at the movies: Run All Night (2015)

By David Amoruso

A gangster movie starring Liam Neeson as a notorious hitman for New York’s Irish mob? Yep, that’s what we at Gangsters Inc. call must-see! In the film Run All Night, Neeson plays mobster Jimmy Conlon, an alcoholic whose own son does not want to see him anymore due to his violent profession.

He spends his time hanging around…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 7, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments

Profile: Lucchese family capo “Fat Pete” Chiodo

By David Amoruso

Never was a nickname more appropriate than the one of Lucchese crime family captain Peter Chiodo. They called him Fat Pete. Why? Well, his weight ranged from 400 to 500 pounds. Like I said, appropriate.

“Fat Pete” Chiodo was the quintessential street smart mobster. He was capable of violence, as one had to be in the Mafia, but he also…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 28, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Profile: Lucchese family soldier Michael “Baldy Mike” Spinelli

By David Amoruso

If you thought Michael Spinelli’s nickname was bad, wait until you’ve heard the story of how he became a made member of the Lucchese crime family. As far as gangland stories go, Spinelli’s is anything but Hollywood material. Yet,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 12, 2016 at 7:48am — No Comments

American Mafia's boss of bosses whacked at his office

AMERICA’S BOSS OF BOSSES MURDERED AT HIS OFFICE

By David Amoruso

Salvatore Maranzano had made it. After eliminating his arch rival, Joe Masseria, in April of 1931, he had become capo di tutti capi, boss of bosses, of Italian…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 23, 2016 at 5:51am — No Comments

Sicilian Cosa Nostra's Viale Lazio massacre

“FREEZE!” SO I CAN SHOOT YOUR HEAD OFF!

By David Amoruso

Before he became Cosa Nostra’s boss of bosses and his leadership style earned him the nickname The Accountant, Bernardo Provenzano was known as The Tractor. Long explanation short: He was a mean SOB and stone cold…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 23, 2016 at 5:49am — No Comments

Al Capone wishes rivals a happy Valentine's Day

AL CAPONE WISHES RIVAL GANGSTERS A HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY

By David Amoruso

On Valentine’s Day most people are thinking about their loved ones. Husbands browse the stores in search for that one gift to tell the wife how much they love her, while youngsters arrange to meet up at the park for a romantic walk and a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 23, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments

Mafia Cops: License To Kill

MOB COPS: LICENSE TO KILL

By David Amoruso

As you have read in our three other stories, a gangster in police uniform is one deadly motherfucker. Still, he has nothing on an actual police detective who has no qualms about pulling the trigger on whoever and who has the ability and power to operate above the law.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 23, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments

Profile: Genovese crime family boss Liborio Bellomo

By David Amoruso

New York’s Genovese crime family has a new official boss. Liborio “Barney” Bellomo has ascended the ranks and, according to authorities, is now firmly in control of America’s largest and most powerful Mafia family.

You have to hand it to them, while other mob families have been decimated by law enforcement and turncoats, becoming…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 13, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Mafia may reduce Sicily's risk of infiltration by ISIS

By David Amoruso

If members of terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) are looking for a new target then Sicily might not be the smartest choice. Claudio Fava, the deputy chairman of the National Anti-Mafia Commission, told …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 18, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

How Bonanno goodfellas whacked Lufthansa heist loot

By David Amoruso

The 1978 Lufthansa heist went down as the largest cash robbery on U.S. soil that had ever taken place until that time. Gangsters walked away with over $5 million in cash and almost $1 million in jewelry. In 1990, director Martin Scorsese forever immortalized the heist in his mob epic…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 22, 2015 at 5:15am — 1 Comment

The Gangster Alpo From Spanish Harlem

By Seth Ferranti

On the back of the bike with Alpo/doin’ a back down one-two-three/hopin’ to stay alive/favorite spot, Rooftop”- LL Cool J

Alberto “Alpo” Martinez (photo above) was from East Rivers projects in Spanish Harlem, better known as the Eastside. “Alpo’s building was on 105th and First Avenue,” the Spanish Harlem hustler…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 2, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

WTC contractor with Mafia ties busted for $1.5M fraud

By David Amoruso

Prosecutors charged alleged Bonanno crime family associate Vincent Vertuccio with conspiracy to defraud the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in connection with the One World Trade Center project located in lower Manhattan.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 15, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

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