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Profile: Lucchese crime family boss Vittorio “Vic” Amuso

By David Amoruso

Vittorio “Vic” Amuso’s reign over the Lucchese mob family has been one of pure terror, mostly for members of his own Borgata, as he ordered scores of his soldiers and captains whacked. His murderous rule has ensured his place at the head of the table, though, as he remained the official boss despite serving a life…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 22, 2016 at 8:19am — No Comments

Newlyweds’ helicopter landing in town square spurs investigation into ‘Ndrangheta’s influence on local politics

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

It was magical! When a soon-to-be bride and groom flew in by helicopter to their wedding in the Calabrian village of Nicotera, they could see their friends and family below. Everyone had gathered in the town square, which had been cordoned off for three hours prior to their arrival. The pair’s helicopter…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Arsonists set Montreal ablaze as deadly Mafia war continues

By David Amoruso

The Montréal underworld continues its restless days and nights in the absence of deceased “boss of bosses” Vito Rizzuto. Without a strong man controlling all the various Mafia crews and gangs the city has erupted in anarchy with each group vying for control. This week, several mobbed up businesses were set ablaze by arsonists.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

UFC champion Conor McGregor’s fascination with gangsters

By David Amoruso

UFC champion Conor McGregor is one of the best fighters on the planet. A man who talks a big game and backs it up with his fists. Going by the nickname “The Notorious,” McGregor likes to use references to gangster culture to get his points across. Where does his fascination with gangsters come from? And what about his links to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 15, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Deadly, bizarre, and morbid: Murder Inc. comes to the Mob Museum in Las Vegas with author Christian Cipollini

By David Amoruso

A one stop shop for wholesale underworld contract killings run out of a candy shop, welcome to Murder Inc.: The American Mafia’s elite squad of assassins that ravaged the United States gangland during the 1930s. On September 13, author Christian Cipollini brings its gritty, morbid stories to the Mob Museum in Las Vegas,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 8, 2016 at 9:26am — No Comments

Bloods gang boss gets 55 years in prison for murder, shootings, and drug trafficking

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Bloods gang boss Jamal Smalls was sentenced Tuesday to 55 years in prison for running a narcotics trafficking conspiracy that distributed coke, crack cocaine, and heroin in New York, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina as well as his involvement in several shootings and one murder related to his drug…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 25, 2016 at 7:55am — No Comments

Atlantic City “Dirty Block” Gang enforcer gets life in prison for violent heroin trafficking conspiracy

By David Amoruso

Malik “Lik” Derry, an alleged enforcer for the Atlantic City “Dirty Block” gang, was sentenced to life in prison on Friday. After a six-week trial, he was convicted of conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and various violent shootings.

The “Dirty Block” gang was led by Malik’s brother…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 23, 2016 at 9:35am — No Comments

Power Play: The kidnapping and release of El Chapo’s son

By David Amoruso

A very bold power play. That’s what happened on the night of Monday, August 15, in the trendy La Leche restaurant in the Mexican beach resort Puerto Vallarta.

Inside, Jesus Alfredo Guzmán…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 22, 2016 at 5:26am — No Comments

San Francisco crime boss “Shrimp Boy” Chow gets two life terms in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

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,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 5, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

The deadly criminal conspiracy behind the Rio 2016 Olympics

By David Amoruso

Poverty, crime, violence, corruption, and environmental pollution dangerous to public health. Yeah, it’s pretty clear why the International Olympic Committee (IOC) chose to host the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Just in case it wasn’t, Gangsters Inc. decided to shine a light on all the dead bodies and bloody millions dumped…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 4, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Cradle of Crime: My Armed and Dangerous Father

By Luellen Smiley

I was born into a story. When I began writing with the purpose of consequence, the first subject had to be about growing up with gangsters.  As the daughter of Allen Smiley, associate and closest friend to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 3, 2016 at 5:57am — No Comments

West Coast Crips gang boss gets life for drug crimes

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

West Coast Crips gang leader Randy Alton Graves (photo above, center) was sentenced in federal court Tuesday morning to life in prison for multiple drug-related crimes. The 53-year-old gangster has more than a dozen felony and misdemeanor…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 27, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Spokane meth boss gets life for vicious murder of drug dealer

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Domingo “Junior” Valdovinos (above) was sentenced Wednesday to a life term in federal prison after a jury found him guilty of murder in connection with a drug trafficking conspiracy. The judge also imposed two 30-year terms of imprisonment for Valdovinos’s convictions for …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 22, 2016 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Russia arrests top officials, charges them with taking bribes from mob boss

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Agents of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) arrested the deputy chief as well as the head of internal security of its Moscow branch yesterday during raids on the offices and homes of several Investigations Committee officials suspected of taking bribes from members of an…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 20, 2016 at 5:18am — No Comments

Basta! How Sicily’s Antimafia movement is taking back the island and successfully standing up to Cosa Nostra

By David Amoruso

Enough is enough. In the land of Cosa Nostra and omerta, a growing number of citizens is successfully standing up to the Mafia, creating a new mindset among Sicilians. “The idea that now it is possible not to pay, that it’s safe to rebel against the Mafia, that the institutions are by your side.”

For over a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 19, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

New York pizzeria murder has all the earmarks of a Mafia hit

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

It was around 7 p.m. when Louis Barbati climbed the steps to his Brooklyn home after another hard day at work making Sicilian pies at the iconic L&B Spumoni Gardens, a popular pizzeria he co-owns. Behind him a hooded man raised his gun and fired several shots hitting his mark in the head and chest. 61-year-old…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 1, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Police capture ‘Ndrangheta leader Ernesto Fazzalari, Italy’s second most wanted fugitive behind MMD

By David Amoruso

Another huge success for Italy’s anti-Mafia police today as they arrested ‘Ndrangheta boss Ernesto Fazzalari, the country’s second most wanted mob leader. Fazzalari (photos above, before and after arrest) was wanted since June of 1996 after he was sentenced to life in prison for a double homicide, drug trafficking, and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 26, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

MS-13 bosses planned to unite all its US gangs under one leadership

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Five members of the international street gang “Mara Salvatrucha,” also known as MS-13, Thursday admitted their roles in a variet of crimes including racketeering, conspiracy to commit murder, extortion and drug trafficking.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 18, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Reputed Montreal Mafia boss granted bail in drug case

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Stefano Sollecito was granted bail yesterday after a Superior Court judge ruled he could not receive adequate treatment for his cancer in prison. 48-year-old Sollecito is the alleged current leader of the Montreal Mafia and is facing…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 16, 2016 at 8:41am — No Comments

Mexican Mafia-led gang in Santa Fe Springs charged with murder and drug crimes

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

31 members and associates of a Santa Fe Springs-based street gang were arrested Tuesday on charges related to a wide-ranging criminal enterprise controlled by a member of the Mexican Mafia that allegedly is responsible for the murder of a rival gangster and the attempted murder of a Whittier Police…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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