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Philadelphia Capo: Thomas “Tommy Del” DelGiorno



Written by David Amoruso

Posted on July 30, 2006

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Tommy DelGiorno started out running a small bookmaking and numbers business during nights and weekends while also having a legit day job as a truck driver in the early 1960s. Tommy Del himself liked to gamble as well. He visited several mob run card and dice games. This is how he hooked up with the Philly… Continue

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Philadelphia Capo: George Fresolone

By David Amoruso

Posted on October 14, 2006

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George Fresolone was the first mobster who taped his induction into the Mafia. His information led to indictments against 38 mobsters, including Philadelphia boss “Little Nicky” Scarfo. In 1994 his autobiography came out, titled “Blood Oath: The Heroic Story of a Gangster Turned Government Agent Who Brought Down One of America’s Most Powerful Mob Families.” This… Continue

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Drug Boss: Frank Matthews

By Seth Ferranti



In the 1970s the heroin market in the United States was dominated by a black distributor named Frank Matthews who operated out of New York. He was the most notable black figure on the east coast at the time and one of the first major independents who challenged the mob for supremacy in the criminal underworld. The Black Caesar, as he was known, was a new kind of super-criminal ruling a nationwide empire of dope. He was…

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Albanian Boss: Alex Rudaj



By David Amoruso

Posted on August 26, 2009

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The criminal organization led by Albanian gangster Alex Rudaj called itself the Sixth Family. They viewed themselves as being on the same level as New York’s five La Cosa Nostra families. But after a ten year run they turned out to be nothing more than a glorified street crew.



Alex Rudaj started…

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Profile of 'Ndrangheta boss Pasquale Condello



By Hollander (nickname)

Posted: August 15, 2008



A prosecutor described him as "The new face of the Calabrian mafia which deals with politicians and high finance". Their goal is to infiltrate legal financial circles in order to invest illegally gained funds with a aim of dominating price wars and creating monopolies.



Pasquale "Il Supremo" Condello, born in Reggio Calabria on September 24 1950, is the most respected…

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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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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 killed. There is somewhat less doubt about who was behind the killing. The thing that has really…

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Some Good Killers

By Thom L. Jones

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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

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The Sun King of the Mafia

By Thom L. Jones

Copyright © Thom L. Jones



He could easily have been the first Mafia boss of bosses from Sicily to come to the United States, although when he hit New York, he may not yet have reached that lofty position. There were at least three men whose lives crossed his, who would have a crucial impact on the face of organized crime in America. One would try to destroy him, one would emulate him and one, acting as his missionary, would perhaps help establish the foundation for… Continue

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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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'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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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 18 murders and racketeering spanning several decades. The trial…

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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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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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Operation Odessa: Miami and the Russian Mob



Special to Gangsters Inc.

By Ron Chepesiuk



With the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Russian criminal groups became active in many major European countries, extending their reach around the world to cities with growing communities of Russian émigrés. In the U.S. they established bases in at least 17 U.S. cities, most notably New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Denver and Miami.



In the 1970s the Miami Beach…

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Aftermath of a Hit: The Murder of Three Bonanno Captains

Above: Philip "Phil Lucky" Giaccone, Dominick "Big Trin" Trinchera, and Alphonse "Sonny Red" Indelicato



By David Amoruso

Posted: May 8, 2007

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During the late 1970s the Bonanno Crime Family was ruled…

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