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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

Sicilian Mafia travel guide reveals island’s underworld

By David Amoruso

The Sicilian Mafia emerged from the shadows as a criminal powerhouse that would rule the underworld not just in Sicily but in Italy and North America as well. Secrecy allowed them to grow. Now, author Carl Russo is pointing a photo camera at the places that played a role in Cosa Nostra’s shady history. His new book …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 27, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Bonanno goodfellas turned in by former boss Massino

By David Amoruso

Are you ready for Goodfellas: The Sequel? You better be, cause the story has arrived. Yesterday, FBI agents arrested five wiseguys of the Bonanno crime family and hit them with various counts of racketeering. One Bonanno mobster is charged with participation in the 1978 Lufthansa heist immortalized in Martin Scorsese’s movie…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 24, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

New Informer is out now: Genovese, JFK, Detroit LCN

In this January 2014 issue of Informer:

  • Thomas Hunt pushes aside popular "Miracle of Brooklyn" legends to look at what really happened to the twice-stolen, twice-returned Regina Pacis crowns (PREVIEW).
  • Lennert van`t Riet, David Critchley and…
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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 21, 2014 at 6:04am — 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

Media-savvy Hells Angels turned notoriety into business

By David Amoruso

Toronto’s crack-smoking mayor Rob Ford is hoping he can salvage what’s left of his political career by wooing the citizens of his city with enthusiastic public appearances. Those include plenty of photo-ops, even with the Hells Angels. Another dumb move by Ford, but for the most prominent biker club in the world it’s yet another…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 7, 2013 at 1:50pm — No Comments

MS-13 Gang Boss Carlos “Silencio” Ortega

By David Amoruso

A federal judge described him as an “extremely dangerous” man who killed people for “sport.” Carlos Ortega’s young age, teeny appearance, and big ears disguised his murderous personality. But on the streets of El Salvador and New York, his ruthlessness became known very quickly.

Ortega illegally entered the United States arriving from El…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 22, 2013 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Gangster-turned-Cage Fighter Lee Murray

By David Amoruso

They gave him the nickname “Lightning Lee” for his knockout power during cage fights. Lee Murray was a strong contender feared by elite fighters the world over. But he was a gangster first and that lifestyle knocked out any hopes he had of becoming a UFC champion.

London, Great Britain, has produced a long line of strong leaders, infamous…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 20, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

How to destroy outlaw biker gangs

By David Amoruso

It’s always a sight. A parade of burly men on big Harley Davidson motorcycles wearing smudged leather vests with emblems signifying their status as outlaws. Society’s rules don’t apply to them, they say, but society the world over begs to differ. Governments from Europe to Australia are creating tougher laws to “destroy” biker gangs. Will they succeed?…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 6, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Hong Kong Triads and 'their' lucrative movie industry

By David Amoruso

Michael Bay has run into some problems while filming Transformers 4 on location in Hong Kong. He’s been the victim of two separate extortion attempts in as many weeks. One attempt even featured a member of a Triad. The Triads, the Chinese version of the Mafia, have a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 24, 2013 at 3:30pm — 2 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 8:00am — 4 Comments

Female Drug Boss Jean Brown

By David Amoruso

The criminal underworld is, and always has been, a man’s world. But women frequently manage to carve out their own place and territory in ganglands the world over. Among them Jean Brown, a 43-year-old woman from Jamaica, who ran a multi-million dollar drug business operating in Jamaica and multiple U.S. cities.

Call it a mom and pop business. The…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 15, 2013 at 8:52am — 1 Comment

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 — 7 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

Crime Beat: The Buffalo Mob, JFK, and much more

Crime Beat: Issues, Controversies and Personalities from the darkside on Artist First World Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for September 19, 2013, through November 14, 2013. Topics covered include Adolph Hitler, Western Outlaws, JFK Assassination, Prohibition gangsters, the Buffalo Mob, among others.

Here is the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 9, 2013 at 7:49am — 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 — 5 Comments

Godmother Griselda Blanco shot to death in Colombia

Griselda Blanco, nicknamed "The Cocaine Godmother", was gunned down by an assassin in Medellin, Colombia, on Monday. The Miami Herald reports that: “According to Colombian press reports, two gunmen on motorcycles pulled up to Blanco as she walked out of a butcher shop in Medellin, her hometown. One man pumped two bullets into her head, according to El…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 4, 2012 at 1:30am — 4 Comments

U.S. Government Punishes Drug Cartel For Triple Murder

By David Amoruso

Organized crime groups the world over have learned many lessons throughout their long and bloody history. Lessons that, in some cases, led to rules to live by. But in the criminal world rules are made to be broken. So despite the fact that the Sicilian Mafia was decimated after it had decided to take on the Italian government and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 2, 2012 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

US Soldiers Busted in Drug Cartel Murder-For-Hire Plot

By David Amoruso

Two US Army soldiers are among six men charged with running a drug trafficking ring and offering their services as a murder-for-hire team to undercover DEA agents posing as members of the Mexican Los Zetas drug cartel.

The Los Zetas drug cartel is infamous for its ultraviolent ways in a Mexican underworld that is already…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 31, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments

Gangland Hits Caught On Video

By David Amoruso



“Big Brother is watching you,” George Orwell wrote in his famous novel 1984. And with all the security cameras, webcams, and cellular phones with video and photo cameras that indeed seems to be the case. Media around the world are showing us images and video of any incident that occurred, be it a terrorist attack or robbery, viewers at home have a… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 22, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

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