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Always a gangster: Racketeering in the nursing home

By David Amoruso

Oh, how we miss The Sopranos! Tony and his two families. The drama. The violence. And those storylines that seemed too funny to be true. Like when Uncle Junior started running the mental institution as his personal fiefdom. Great entertainment, but that would never happen in real life, right? Wrong.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 23, 2014 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Kennedy Targets Labor Boss Jimmy Hoffa

By William Hryb

With the McClellan hearings spearheaded by Robert Kennedy came a daily dose of shocking disclosures that organized crime had crept into the very inner circles of the labor movement. The hearings conducted between 1957 and 1959 had a carnival-like atmosphere, where prosecutors dissected every word of suspected persons who had ties to organized crime…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 2, 2014 at 3:16am — No Comments

Thom L. Jones' Mob Corner - Overview



Intro:



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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 22, 2013 at 10:57am — No Comments

A Mean Street in Queens: To Kill a Cop

By Thom L. Jones

It’s a definite no-no. If you are part of the Mafia, you do not go after, and certainly do not kill, police officers. In America at least. In Sicily. That’s a different story altogether.

So how and why the events of the night of Tuesday, January 21st, 1987, unfolded on a street in the borough of Queens, New York is almost as big a mystery now…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 18, 2013 at 5:17am — No Comments

Genovese Garbage Smurf Carmine Franco Pleads Guilty

By David Amoruso

The garbage industry has always been a big moneymaker for the Mafia. Though authorities have worked hard at ridding the industry of its criminal elements, the mob is still at it. Case in point: Carmine Franco, a 78-year-old Genovese Family associate, who, for over thirty years, has bled the waste hauling industry for all he…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 24, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Gambino Boss: John "Junior" Gotti



By David Amoruso

Posted: March 10, 2007

Updated on: August 12, 2008

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"I know my father loved me, but I got to question how much, to put me with all these wolves. This is the world you put your kid in? So much treachery. ... My father couldn't have loved me, to push me into this life." –…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 12, 2013 at 7:34am — No Comments

Mafia Rebel “Crazy Joey” Gallo

By David Amoruso

Joey Gallo’s toughness was unequaled in a period filled with tough, stone killers. But Gallo thought of himself as more than a thug. He thought of himself as an artist, a poet. He thought of himself as the boss of a multi-ethnic mafia family that ruled New York. The rest of the underworld just thought he was crazy.

Joseph Gallo was what you call an…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 21, 2013 at 8:29am — 1 Comment

The Mafia and Labor Racketeering

Gangsters Inc. is proud to welcome Ronald Fino to its writing staff! Starting today, Fino will write about labor racketeering and organized crime for this website. As the son of a capo in the Buffalo crime family, Fino effectively grew up in the mob. He joined the corrupt Laborers’ Local 210, controlled by Buffalo boss Stefano Magaddino, and after years of experiencing the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 15, 2013 at 8:49am — 6 Comments

5 of the dumbest moves in Mafia history

By David Amoruso

The world of organized crime is one considered to be inhabited by individuals who are a cut above the rest. People who can work together to achieve a goal, think out of the box, who can rob and murder and protect their newfound riches through sheer strength. What separates them from other criminals is stated right there in the label “organized…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 27, 2013 at 3:30am — 5 Comments

Colombo Underboss: John "Sonny" Franzese





By David Amoruso

Posted on July 14, 2010

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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,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 25, 2013 at 2:06pm — 3 Comments

Mafia Victim Saved From Hitman By Pure Luck

By David Amoruso

Since it’s Friday the 13th today, we at Gangsters Inc. decided to lift your spirit with a story (and video) of a vicious Mafia hitman and his extremely lucky victim.

During a wild chase in broad daylight in the Italian town of Foggia, victim Michele Di Bari (31) dropped to the ground as he was hit in the leg by a bullet fired by…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 13, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Boston Boss James "Whitey" Bulger Found Guilty

By David Amoruso

It took a while, but the story of Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger finally has a fitting ending. A federal jury found him guilty of the murder of eleven people, as well as numerous counts of extortion, money laundering, drug dealing, and firearms possession. The 83-year-old gangster will now spend the rest of what is left of his life…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 13, 2013 at 5:22am — 5 Comments

The Rat Infested Mob

By David Amoruso



Frank Costello: Fucking rats. It's wearing me thin.

Mr. French: Francis, it's a nation of fucking rats.

- From The Departed



Last month, 127 mobsters were arrested in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 27, 2013 at 11:32am — No Comments

Bonanno Family Boss Michael Mancuso

By David Amoruso

The Bonanno crime family has a new boss. And he’s already behind bars. Michael “The Nose” Mancuso won’t see the streets of New York until his scheduled release in 2019, but he has been chosen as boss nonetheless. Some would argue the Bonannos have gone bananas once again.

While many of America’s twenty-plus La Cosa Nostra families have faced a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 10, 2013 at 2:41am — 3 Comments

Gambino Capo Bartolomeo Vernace Found Guilty

By David Amoruso

After more than thirty years, Gambino capo Bartolomeo “Pepe” Vernace finally faced the music this past week as 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 began rising rapidly through the underworld as he managed to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 19, 2013 at 3:35pm — 1 Comment

The Man in Black: Gaspare Magaddino

By Thom L. Jones

Top end of Cypress Avenue, Ridgewood, right on the Brooklyn-Queens boundary line. Friday evening, November 10th 1967.

It’s a quiet Jewish, Italian community. Like every neighborhood or district in the biggest city in America, it has stories to tell if you listen hard enough. Tongue-numbing Dutch names like Onderdonk jostle for space with simple…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 22, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Mob Hit in South Philadelphia

By David Amoruso

The Philadelphia crime family is finally returning to its dysfunctional roots. After a decade of relative peace and quiet under the guidance of boss Joseph Ligambi, South Philadelphia was shocked on Wednesday by the first mob hit in years.

On Wednesday, around 3 p.m., gunshots were heard across Iseminger Street in Philadelphia. Gino DiPietro, 50, was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 14, 2012 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

Goodfella Henry Hill dead at 69

By David Amoruso

His death didn’t come as a surprise. Former mob associate-turned rat Henry Hill died in a hospital on June 12 at the age of 69. He leaves behind his fiancée Lisa Caserta and her son Nate. Nate told the Los Angeles Times that Hill died of complications of heart problems related to smoking. Not the cause of death many people would have expected for Hill…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 14, 2012 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Los Angeles Capo Jimmy Caci Has Passed Away



By David Amoruso



Longtime mobster Vincent “Jimmy” Caci passed away on August 16, 2011. He was 86 and died of natural causes. Caci’s criminal career started in the 1940s and led him from Buffalo to Los Angeles where he would become a captain in the local La Cosa Nostra Family headed by Peter Milano. …



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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 20, 2011 at 9:21am — No Comments

Colombo Boss: Thomas “Tommy Shots” Gioeli

By David Amoruso



“I’m going to hell!”



The above is a quote attributed to Colombo Crime Family leader Thomas “Tommy Shots” Gioeli. According to the FBI, Gioeli uttered the words to a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 16, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

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