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The lucrative and violent years of Las Vegas mobster Tony Spilotro’s infamous Hole in the Wall gang

By Gary Jenkins for Gangsters Inc.

“They were motion detectors, but we weren’t too concerned about that, I could have shut off the alarm, but there was too much traffic in front of the building, so I just figured we’d just go through the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 22, 2019 at 1:23pm — No Comments

The beginnings of Tony Spilotro's infamous Hole in the Wall gang

By Gary Jenkins

“I’ve known Tony since I was about 12 years old, we grew up together. At the end of 78, he called and asked me to come out to Vegas and, you know, watch his back, be his underboss, more or less, that’s the term they use. So that’s what I was noted for, the Underboss and the leader of the Hole in the Wall…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 8, 2019 at 4:51am — No Comments

Once a crook, always a crook? The gangster who joined the Witness Protection Program but never left his life of crime

By Gary Jenkins

Did you ever wonder what happens to folks when they enter the Witness Protection Program? In this article, I will tell you what happened to a Milwaukee man who testified against some mob associates. He found it hard to leave his old life behind.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 24, 2017 at 4:42am — No Comments

The story behind the documentary: Back Home, Years Ago: The Real Casino

Filmmaker Joseph Alexandre’s fascination with the true story behind Martin Scorsese’s mob epic Casino started long before the movie’s release. It all began in the 1980s, while he was working at a Chicago style pizzeria and heard about “the guy,” a man who came around with his College Bowl picks. That “guy” was Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 16, 2017 at 2:51am — No Comments

A short history of La Cosa Nostra in Madison, WI

By Gangsters Inc's editors

For its early Prohibition history, Madison, like other cities across America, was dominated by bootlegging gangs. Among Madison’s elite were Paul Corona, Joe Giusto, Joe Geloso and Anthony Musso. Madison’s years of Prohibition were like any other large city with a sizable Italian population- many unsolved murders and bombings…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 27, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Milwaukee Mafia Family: Don't Sell It Short

By Gavin Schmitt

What does the word “Mafia” bring to mind? Murder, car bombs, bootlegging and other devious crimes. The back alleys of Chicago and New York. Al Capone and John Gotti. What the word rarely brings to mind is Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Mafia: Mobsters in the Heartland will change that…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 11, 2015 at 3:46am — No Comments

Crime Beat: Milwaukee Mafia, Hollywood drug deals, more

Crime Beat: Issues, Controversies And Personalities From The Dark Side on Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for April 30, 2015, through July 16, 2015. Topics covered include The Queen of True Crime, The Milwaukee Mafia, drug dealing in Hollywood, Hip Hop and the recording industry, going undercover in the drug…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 23, 2015 at 4:59am — No Comments

July issue of Informer focuses on Milwaukee

The July 2012 issue of Informer: The History of American Crime and Law Enforcement focuses on the underworld history of America’s “Brew City,” Milwaukee.

This month's issue features:

  • Vito Guardalabene and the Early Milwaukee Mafia, 1903-1921 by Joshua R. Henze
  • Milwaukee-Area Mafia Membership Chart by Bill…
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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 26, 2012 at 4:18am — No Comments

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