Organized crime is big business. And not just of the illegal kind. Each year, millions are made by film studios, writers, and media giants by turning stories about stone cold gangsters and Mafiosi in cold hard dollars.
We at Gangsters Inc. thoroughly enjoy these products and decided to shine some light on them in this section. This is where we discuss the true story behind some…Continue
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By David Amoruso
John “Sonny” Franzese is an old school gangster walking around in a world that has changed significantly since when he first started committing crimes. Born in Naples, Italy on February 6, 1919, he started his criminal career during a time when Charles “Lucky” Luciano, Joseph Profaci, Vincent Mangano, Gaetano Gagliano, and Joseph Bonanno had just become bosses of the five mob families in New York.…
Mob Corner is written by Thom L. Jones. A retired businessman, he has had a long interest in organized crime, and in particular the Sicilian and American Mafia.
A hobby triggered by a book he read while studying at university "God Protect…
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When it comes to organized crime, Gangsters Inc. prefers to get its information straight from the main source. Interviewing gangsters, Mafiosi, cops, FBI agents, journalists, and writers is the way to get to the bottom of the seedy underworld. Especially one on one.
Here are a few of our interviews:…Continue
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After more than thirty years, Gambino capo Bartolomeo “Pepe” Vernace finally had to face the music in 2013 when he was found guilty of a 1981 murder and various racketeering charges. His victim was an innocent bar owner who had nothing to do with the mob. Vernace on the other hand rose rapidly through the underworld while dodging murder…Continue
The violence in the Canadian underworld of Montreal has claimed the life of yet another mobster. 65-year-old Vincenzo Spagnolo was shot to death at his home on Saturday evening. Spagnolo was a good friend and close business associate of…Continue
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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,…Continue
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Weird. That’s what I thought when I read the New York Daily News piece headlined “EXCLUSIVE: Son of Colombo family mob boss now delivers pizza for Brooklyn pizzeria.” Weird that this is an “exclusive” story. Weird that this is treated as news even. But beyond the headline things got even weirder.
The article itself…Continue
Lucchese crime family captain Richard Pagliarulo came from a mob crew where nicknames were brutally honest. Peter Chiodo, his predecessor as crew leader, was nicknamed Fat Pete, because he was…well…fat. He…Continue
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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…Continue
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You know times are bad when the brother of a Mafia boss is driving a car loaded with 62 kilograms of cocaine across the border between the United States and Canada. Yet that is exactly what Girolamo Del Balso (photo above, right) was trying to do. His older brother Francesco is one of the leading members of the Montreal Mafia…Continue
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Locked up, sitting in a cell, all an inmate has left is his voice. Two men from entirely different worlds both opted to use it this week as they seek to better their positions. Where they once used weapons and violence, now they reached out to the media to get what they want. Whether they will, however, is entirely out of their…Continue
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Life changes fast.
Life changes in an instant.
- Joan Didion
George Scalise was born in Calabria in 1896. When he was two, his family emigrated to New York and settled in Brooklyn. At seventeen, along with a partner in crime, Joe Alfono, he was arrested and imprisoned for four…Continue
Louis L. DiNunzio, an alleged member of the New England Family of La Cosa Nostra was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Boston this week for conspiring to traffic over 40 kilograms of marijuana. The 29-year-old mobster was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to forfeit $10,000.
In September 2015, DiNunzio, of Medford,…Continue
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Life being what it is, one thinks of revenge - Charles Baudelaire
It's another one of those images that have stayed with us over the years. Almost sixty. A different time then, in every respect. The little guy dead in his car, engine running, headlights on, slumped back in the seat, left hand clutching the steering wheel,…Continue
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Police in Canada targeted a who’s who of Montreal’s underworld this morning, arresting leaders of the Montreal Mafia and Hells Angels, including Stefano Sollecito, the alleged current boss of the Montreal Mafia; Leonardo Rizzuto (photo above, left), son of deceased boss Vito Rizzuto; and Maurice Boucher (photo above, right),…Continue
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Alleged Bonanno family captain Peter Lovaglio was arrested Friday morning and charged with assaulting the owner of a popular sushi restaurant in Staten Island. According to crime reporter Murray Weiss at…Continue
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Raymond Chow’s life story is one tailor-made for the cinema. It’s a rags to riches tale containing violence, murder, betrayal, political corruption, and secretive Chinese criminal brotherhoods in San Francisco’s Chinatown. It’s the story of a gangster who ratted on his Triad boss only to go on and become the leader of the underworld…Continue
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Longtime New Jersey mob boss John Riggi passed away on Monday. He was 90 years old. He had been released from prison almost three years ago and peacefully died at home surrounded by his family.
His obituary reads, “John M. Riggi, Laborers Local 394 business agent, Army Air Corps veteran, dedicated his life to his family.” Though…Continue