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Profile: Genovese crime family capo Pasquale Parrello

By David Amoruso

It’s been a bumpy road for Genovese crime family captain Pasquale “Patsy” Parrello (photo above). In his decade-long criminal career he has spent several stints in prison and saw his son murdered by men seeking to avenge a slap in the face. Regardless, it’s the path he chose and the one he sticks to. Live by the gun, die by…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 29, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Outlaw motorcycle gangs invade Mob Museum in Las Vegas

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Mob Museum in Las Vegas continues to shine a spotlight on gritty criminal elements in the United States and abroad. Having prominently detailed the history of everyone from bootleggers and mobsters to Mexican drug lord…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 26, 2016 at 10:45am — No Comments

Profile: Lucchese crime family capo Carmine Avellino

By David Amoruso

The life ain’t what it used to. Just ask Lucchese crime family mobster Carmine Avellino. The aging capo will go to prison because a mob associate refused to pay back the $100,000 he had loaned from Avellino. What the hell has happened to La Cosa Nostra?!

Avellino doesn’t know. When he started out as a gangster, times were very…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 20, 2016 at 9:42am — No Comments

Former New England mob boss-turned snitch Francis “Cadillac” Salemme charged with murder of federal witness

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Frank “Cadillac” Salemme, the former boss of New England’s Patriarca crime family, is charged with the murder of federal witness Steven A. DiSarro. The 82-year-old former wiseguy was arrested in Connecticut…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 11, 2016 at 1:31am — No Comments

Tourists ‘evicted’ from Camorra Mafia villa they rented for summer vacation

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

It was to be the perfect summer holiday. A group of tourists doled out some cash and rented a beautiful villa in the charming village of Ischia in the picturesque Bay of Naples. As they enjoyed their life of leisure and luxury in the sun they were shocked to find police at their door, telling them to leave…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 8, 2016 at 12:01pm — No Comments

The American Mafia and its use of colorful nicknames

By David Amoruso

The American Mafia, known as La Cosa Nostra, has always had a thing for using nicknames. “Joe the Boss,” “Charlie Lucky,” “Benny Squint,” “Benny Eggs,” “Tony Ducks,” “Gaspipe,” “Sonny Black,” “Sonny Red,” “Chin,” “Crazy Joe,” the list goes on and on. Why is that?

Just last week, authorities busted 46 leaders, members, and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 6, 2016 at 10:35am — No Comments

San Francisco crime boss “Shrimp Boy” Chow gets two life terms in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

San Francisco Triad boss Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow was sentenced to two life terms in prison for racketeering and murder on Thursday. The 56-year-old gangster plans to appeal the sentence,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 5, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Philly Mafia boss Joseph Merlino and mobsters of 5 different crime families charged with racketeering

By David Amoruso

Federal agents arrested over 40 members and associates of the Genovese, Gambino,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 4, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Lucchese mob family capo gambles on trial

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Lucchese crime family capo Carmine Avellino has turned down a government plea deal and will take his chances in court, the …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 4, 2016 at 2:07am — No Comments

Cradle of Crime: My Armed and Dangerous Father

By Luellen Smiley

I was born into a story. When I began writing with the purpose of consequence, the first subject had to be about growing up with gangsters.  As the daughter of Allen Smiley, associate and closest friend to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 3, 2016 at 5:57am — No Comments

Lucchese mobster admits extortion but stays loyal to capo

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Lucchese crime family associate Michael Capra (photo above, left) pleaded guilty to extortion. In court, yesterday, the wiseguy admitted that he - along with his brother Daniel and a cousin who has since passed away -…

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

EXCLUSIVE: Gotti film cast and crew get together for big celebratory dinner – New cast members revealed

By David Amoruso

One big family! The cast and crew behind the upcoming motion picture about New York mob boss John Gotti Sr. got together this weekend for a celebratory dinner marking the start of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 26, 2016 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

New York father and son convicted of smuggling over 50 kilos of coke with Calabrian Mafia

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

It was a tough day for father and son Gigliotti this Friday when a jury convicted them of trafficking over 50 kilos of cocaine into the United States in shipments of yucca. The pair used their Italian restaurant in Queens as cover for the smuggling operation.

60-year-old Gregorio was found guilty on all…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 23, 2016 at 6:30pm — 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

Russia arrests top officials, charges them with taking bribes from mob boss

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Agents of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) arrested the deputy chief as well as the head of internal security of its Moscow branch yesterday during raids on the offices and homes of several Investigations Committee officials suspected of taking bribes from members of an…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 20, 2016 at 5:18am — No Comments

Basta! How Sicily’s Antimafia movement is taking back the island and successfully standing up to Cosa Nostra

By David Amoruso

Enough is enough. In the land of Cosa Nostra and omerta, a growing number of citizens is successfully standing up to the Mafia, creating a new mindset among Sicilians. “The idea that now it is possible not to pay, that it’s safe to rebel against the Mafia, that the institutions are by your side.”

For over a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 19, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Sicilian Mafia boss of bosses laid to rest

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Cosa Nostra boss of bosses Bernardo Provenzano was laid to rest today in a cemetery in Corleone, Italy, his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 18, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

“This is for you, Frank!” – Profile of Mafia boss Frank Costello

By David Amoruso

“What have you done for your country as a good citizen?”

“Well…. I don’t know what you… what you mean by that?”

“When you’re looking back over the years now till that time when you became a citizen, and now standing twenty odd years after that, you must have in your mind some things that you have done that you can…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 16, 2016 at 6:50am — 2 Comments

Cosa Nostra boss of bosses Bernardo Provenzano dead at 83

By David Amoruso

Sicilian Mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano passed away at age 83, sources told Italian news agency ANSA today. Considered Cosa Nostra’s boss of bosses, Provenzano spent 43 years on the run before finally being caught in 2006. He was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 13, 2016 at 11:49am — No Comments

To Kill a Dream: The Sicilian Mafia and the Murder of a Priest

By Thom L. Jones

These are murderers who killed a man, killed a thought, a hope, a way of being, the very idea of humanity.

- Lorenzo Matassa. Public Prosecutor. Court of Palermo, February 23rd, 1998.

In the early 1990s, a courageous Catholic priest, Giuseppe 'Pino' Puglisi, took over…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 13, 2016 at 3:00am — No Comments

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