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Montreal Mafia war claims life of yet another mob boss

By David Amoruso

Rocco Sollecito, a reputed leader in the Montreal Mafia, was shot to death in broad daylight as he sat in his white BMW SUV just a few hundred meters away from police headquarters in Laval, a city north of Montreal.

His brazen murder is the latest in a string of underworld killings in and around Montreal. Three months ago,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 27, 2016 at 2:48pm — No Comments

1 gang boss dead, 2 agents shot, as FBI busts Black P-Stone Nation

By David Amoruso

It was another deadly day in Chicago this Tuesday when the FBI and Chicago Police Department busted several high-ranking members of the Black P-Stone Nation gang on drug and gun charges. What should’ve been a routine raid and arrest left one gang leader dead and two FBI agents wounded.

The raid began around 6:30…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 26, 2016 at 5:18am — No Comments

Clock is ticking: Mexico approves El Chapo’s extradition to US

By David Amoruso

It remains hard to believe, but the moment Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexico’s most powerful drug lord, will set foot in an American prison cell is coming ever closer. Yesterday, Mexico’s foreign ministry approved his extradition to the United States where he faces a long list of charges ranging from money laundering and drug…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 21, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Genovese family mobsters charged with murder, extortion, gambling

By David Amoruso

Eighteen members and associates of New York’s Genovese crime family were indicted yesterday and charged with racketeering conspiracy, involvement in a murder conspiracy, an attempted murder, an extortion conspiracy, and an illegal gambling operation.

Chief among the defendants are 74-year-old Robert “Old Man”…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 13, 2016 at 3:59am — No Comments

50 members of La Asociación Ñeta prison gang indicted in Puerto Rico

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Fifty members of the La Asociación ÑETA prison gang were charged in a federal indictment yesterday with racketeering, drug trafficking and murder. The defendants include the leadership of the enterprise, its drug trafficking network, and members who worked as hitmen for the group. The indictment is the result of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 12, 2016 at 10:56am — No Comments

Fugitive Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico prison gang member arrested

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Paul Enrique Rivera, nicknamed “Oso,” who was wanted by the FBI on a charge of violent crimes in aid of racketeering and murder conspiracy, was arrested by the Albuquerque Police Department on Sunday.

The 44-year-old was wanted in connection with a multi-agency operation targeting the Syndicato de Nuevo…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 10, 2016 at 12:27pm — No Comments

The deadly battle for control over New York’s Chinatown

By David Amoruso

New York City is a booming business for those who rule over it. For over a century, the Italian American Mafia’s five families of La Cosa Nostra ruled its boroughs with an iron fist. Yet, by the 1990s, the mob’s power had dwindled giving other groups a chance at their own piece of this lucrative pie.

New York's Chinatown has…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 29, 2016 at 5:33am — No Comments

Take a tour through mob boss Al Capone’s 'playground'

By David Amoruso

Al Capone. His name still stands as the most infamous among gangsters. Though he was known foremost as a Chicago mob boss, his influence and territory stretched way beyond the city limits into small town America. Crime historian Chriss Lyon now offers folks the chance to take a walking tour through one such town, dubbed “Capone’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 23, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

MS-13 member gets 45 years in prison for double murder

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Rene Mendez Mejia, also known as “Zorro,” a member of La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as the MS-13 street gang, was sentenced yesterday to 45 years in prison for the double murder of a young mother and child.

22-year-old Mejia and two other MS-13 members, Adalberto Ariel Guzman and Juan Garcia, shot and killed…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 19, 2016 at 11:50am — No Comments

Profile: Gambino family associate Gennaro Bruno

By David Amoruso

Gennaro “Jerry” Bruno’s criminal career began when he joined a violent Ozone Park, Queens, street gang called the Young Guns. Surrounded by a group of young, wannabe thugs, Bruno began establishing his credentials as a gangster. His end goal was clear: La Cosa Nostra.

Throughout its history, the …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 14, 2016 at 6:02am — No Comments

Four MS-13 gang members guilty of violence and murder

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A federal jury delivered guilty verdicts today against four members of the street gang “La Mara Salvatrucha,” or “MS-13,” who were on trial for participating in a racketeering conspiracy. The convictions stem from the multiple acts of violence committed by the defendants for the benefit of the criminal enterprise, including…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 13, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

New York Crips gang leader guilty of racketeering

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Raphael “Gusto” Osborne, a Crips street gang leader from Roosevelt, New York, was found guilty today on twenty-one counts including racketeering, conspiracy, robbery, attempted murder, witness retaliation, assault with a dangerous weapon, drug conspiracy and brandishing and discharging firearms during the commission of these…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 11, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Green Dragons gangster has life sentence reduced

By Gangsters Inc. Editors (cover photo courtesy of Gorilla Convict)

It was 1989 and Asian street gangs in New York were battling for control of Chinatown rackets. As higher-ups stayed in the shadows, teenagers roamed the streets and violently fought to the bitter end…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 9, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Son of Mafia boss Toto Riina causes outrage with new book

By David Amoruso

Giuseppe Salvatore Riina, the son of Salvatore “Toto” Riina, the former boss of bosses of the Sicilian Mafia, is causing outrage in Italy this week with the release and promotion of his book Riina Family Life. While calling his father a “hero,” he refuses to discuss Cosa Nostra or his father’s murderous acts, which caused…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 7, 2016 at 6:08am — No Comments

Profile: London crime boss Bekir “The Duke” Arif

By David Amoruso

London has a rich gangland history filled with “proper” villains, as they say. But when it comes to organized crime the scene has been dominated by a select group of families, often brothers. Like the notorious Kray twins and the infamous Adams Family, the Arif clan sent chills down many spines.

By 2004, British media even labeled the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 1, 2016 at 7:28am — No Comments

Profile: Lucchese family capo Richard “The Toupee” Pagliarulo

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 1, 2016 at 5:44am — No Comments

Profile: Lucchese family capo “Fat Pete” Chiodo

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 28, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Folk Nation gang leader gets consecutive terms of life in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Yasser Ashburn, the leader of a set of the violent street gang Folk Nation operating primarily in the Crown Heights and East Flatbush neighborhoods of Brooklyn, was sentenced to two consecutive terms of life imprisonment yesterday. 

32-year-old Ashburn led a Folk Nation set of 20 to 25 members that operated…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 18, 2016 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Profile: Lucchese family soldier Michael “Baldy Mike” Spinelli

By David Amoruso

If you thought Michael Spinelli’s nickname was bad, wait until you’ve heard the story of how he became a made member of the Lucchese crime family. As far as gangland stories go, Spinelli’s is anything but Hollywood material. Yet,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 12, 2016 at 7:48am — No Comments

MS-13 gang member pleads guilty to double-murder

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Arnolvin Umanzor Velasquez, also known as “Momia” and “Lito,” a member of the Brentwood Locos Salvatruchas (BLS) clique of La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as the MS-13 street gang, pleaded guilty today to his involvement in the December 18, 2011 execution-style murders of two brothers, Ricardo and Enston Ceron. Velasquez faces a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 11, 2016 at 5:27pm — No Comments

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