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The Rise of the Indian Mafia and Bollywood

By Gary K. Busch

One of the least well-known of the international criminal organisations is the Indian Mafia. It is not only centred on India but has spread across the globe. Among other areas of influence, it has thrived through its engagement with the Indian entertainment industry, better known as “Bollywood”. It has come into prominence recently for its…

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Added by Gary K. Busch on April 26, 2017 at 5:07am — No Comments

“Biggest heist of century” shocks Paraguay as robbers use grenades to steal $40M, kill one cop in shootout

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

It has been dubbed “the biggest heist of the century” by authorities and if you’re thinking they are exaggerating, think again. A group of around 50 armed men rode into the Paraguayan city of Ciudad del Este Monday morning to wreak havoc and make off with an estimated $40 million dollars.

The crew split up…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 25, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Black P-Stones lieutenant gets 30 years in prison for racketeering and murder

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Desmond Finnell, a lieutenant in the Black P-Stones gang in Newport News, Virginia, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for racketeering conspiracy and murder on Thursday. 30-year-old Finnell had already pleaded guilty in November of 2016.

For several years, Finnell was one of several violent members of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 22, 2017 at 10:10am — No Comments

Secrets & Lies: Bringing down the Mafia and Italian State

By Thom L. Jones

If you Google ‘Mafia’ you will get 163,000,000 hits.

If you Google ‘Cosa Nostra’ you will get 5,280,000 hits.

In 1950 the Mafia did not exist, publicly that is. Sicily knew about it, but even then, to the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 1, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

New Jersey Mafia capo gets 10 years for plans to whack crime family rival

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

DeCavalcante crime family capo Charles Stango was sentenced to 10 years behind bars yesterday for using a telephone to plan the murder of a rival mobster. In addition to the prison…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 29, 2017 at 10:35am — No Comments

VIDEO: Philadelphia mob underboss Phil Leonetti talks about his uncle Nicky Scarfo, murder, becoming turncoat

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

He may have been diminutive, but mob boss “Little Nicky” Scarfo turned the city of Philadelphia into a war zone during his reign atop the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 29, 2017 at 6:51am — No Comments

Former Philadelphia mob boss Ralph Natale’s Last Don Standing reveals a gangster desperately in search of respect

By David Amoruso

Ralph Natale was the first official boss in the American Mafia to become a turncoat and testify against his former underlings. During a short spell in the 1990s, he led what was left of the Philadelphia crime family after nearly two decades of violence. In his biography Last Don Standing: The Secret Life of Mob Boss…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 29, 2017 at 4:04am — No Comments

MMA champion Conor McGregor dresses up as Harlem mob boss Bumpy Johnson

By David Amoruso

UFC superstar Conor McGregor continues to draw inspiration from the life and times of infamous gangsters and mob bosses. This weekend, he posed for a photo which he captioned with: “Flinging turkeys out the truck like Bumpy Johnson.”

Ellsworth Raymond “Bumpy” Johnson was a notorious …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 21, 2017 at 10:07am — No Comments

The two sides of New York mob boss Joe Colombo and how his murder remains unsolved for over forty years

By David Amoruso

The 1971 hit on New York Mafia boss Joseph Colombo – in public at the second Italian Unity Day rally - was one of the most infamous of its kind. Though the hitman was killed on the scene, questions remained. Four decades later, Colombo’s son Anthony reached a point where he didn’t want to keep the story in anymore. In…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 11, 2017 at 7:07am — No Comments

FBI seeking tips on Ten Most Wanted Barrio Azteca gang captain suspected in triple murder of U.S. citizens in Mexico

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Turn up the heat! The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for tips leading to the arrest of Eduardo “Tablas” Ravelo, who is listed as a “Ten Most Wanted Fugitive.” He is wanted on charges related to the murders of a pregnant United States consulate employee, her husband, and the husband of a second United…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 8, 2017 at 3:51am — No Comments

Gambino family capo Bartolomeo Vernace dies in prison

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 8, 2017 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Profile: Greek crime boss Panagiotis Vlastos

By Milko

Panagiotis Vlastos was born in Athens, Greece, in 1971. Growing up in Metamorfosi, Vlastos got involved in crime at an early age, committing theft and burglaries. In the 1990s, he and another gangster named Kostas Nastoulis were fighting a gangland war against each other. In 1994, Vlastos murdered Yerasimos Nastoulis, a brother of Kostas, and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 7, 2017 at 5:58am — No Comments

A Man Alone: The story of Genovese Family mobster David Petillo, a vicious killer also known as “The Fag Hitman”

By Thom L. Jones

"The only mystery in life is why kamikaze pilots wore helmets."

- Al McGuire

Then again, as Shakespeare’s Horatio said to Hamlet, ‘There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy.’

Unless it was something as strange and mysterious…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 9, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

VIDEO: "Sammy the Bull" Gravano's entire interview with Diane Sawyer

Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano is arguably the most famous turncoat in the history of the American Mafia. When the Gambino crime family underboss flipped and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 6, 2017 at 2:30am — No Comments

The criminal history of most wanted terrorist Assata Shakur, the godmother and step aunt of slain rap legend 2Pac

By Barbara Casey

On May 2, 1973, around 12:45 a.m., Assata Shakur (born JoAnne Deborah Bryon), the godmother and step-aunt of slain rap star Tupac Shakur, along with Zayd Malik Shakur (born James F. Costan) and Sundiata Acoli (born Clark Squire), were stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike in East Brunswick by State Trooper James Harper for…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 5, 2017 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Brooklyn Hull Street Crew leader Christian John

Leader of violent Brooklyn crew gets life in prison for torture, murder, drugs, gambling, racketeering

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Calling the Hull Street Crew violent is an understatement. The gang truly terrorized the Bushwick,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 2, 2017 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Owner of Rao’s and notable actor Frank Pellegrino Sr. dies at age 72 – Starred in The Sopranos and Law & Order

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Frank Pellegrino Sr. passed away on Tuesday at age 72. He had been diagnosed with cancer last year. Pellegrino Sr. is best known among the general public for his role as FBI Bureau Chief Frank Cubitoso on HBO’s The Sopranos…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 1, 2017 at 9:26am — No Comments

What’s next for drug lord “El Chapo” and the Sinaloa Cartel?

By David Amoruso

Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has definitely cemented his criminal legacy. He was placed on Forbes’ richest billionaires in the world list, became one of the most powerful crime bosses in the history of the world - not to mention one of the most (in)famous - and he executed two successful prison breaks. But after…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 30, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Mexican drug lord “El Chapo” Guzman has been extradited to the United States

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera, better known by his nickname of “El Chapo,” has been extradited to the United States to face criminal charges related to his leadership of the Sinaloa…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 20, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments

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