Philadelphia Mafia boss Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino took a huge gamble and won big yesterday when his high-profile racketeering case ended in a mistrial. After three weeks, followed by almost 30 hours of deliberations, the jury remained hopelessly deadlocked.…Continue
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A criminal mastermind. The man behind the scenes. Mob kingpin. Arnold Rothstein can be described in many ways. Known on the streets as “The Big Bankroll,” he financed countless major criminal schemes and enterprises as he rose to prominence in New York’s gangland. But at heart, he was a gambler. Through…Continue
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Joseph Cammarano Jr., the street boss of New York’s Bonanno crime family, was hit with racketeering charges today. He was arrested along with nine other…Continue
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Is the stress of a long life in the Mafia finally becoming too much for Philadelphia mob boss…Continue
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Seventeen alleged members and associates of the MS-13 (Mara Salvatrucha) gang were indicted by a grand jury today on various charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and drug trafficking throughout the United States. All defendants face up to 25 years to life in prison.
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Drug trafficker Octavius Williams of Irving, Texas, was sentenced Monday to 14 years in federal prison, following his guilty plea in November 2015 to distributing cocaine. The 32-year-old worked with the Los Caballeros Templarios Mexican drug cartel to obtain and distribute multiple kilograms of…Continue
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Ah Christmas! ‘Tis the season to be jolly. Genovese mob boss “Fat Tony” Salerno knew that all too well and pulled off a Christmas prank both edgy and extremely funny.
As a leading member of the Genovese Crime Family Anthony Salerno…Continue
Seven New York mobsters were charged yesterday with racketeering conspiracy, including loan sharking, illegal gambling, drug trafficking and obstruction of justice conspiracy. The bust represents “a major disruption of La Costra Nostra’s activities on Long Island,” stated Acting United States Attorney for…Continue
Ronald Fino’s life sounds like a mix of The Godfather and James Bond. As the son of a Mafia capo, Fino ultimately decided the mob was not for him. Instead, he became an undercover operative for the FBI and CIA, traveling the world and cleaning up crime and corruption wherever he went. His…Continue
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Rappers want to be gangsters and gangsters want to be rappers. Still, you are what you are as the case of James “Jimmy the Henchman” Rosemond illustrates perfectly. As the founder of rap music management company Czar Entertainment, he mingled with New York’s top hip-hop talent. But as the head of a violent drug…Continue
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“Always the dollars. Always the fuckin' dollars.” – Nicky Santoro, movie Casino
Authorities in the United States and Canada arrested a total of thirteen alleged members of the Mafia yesterday for their involvement in a largescale drug trafficking pipeline spanning both countries. Among those arrested are…Continue
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A Lucchese family mobster who flipped and helped send dozens of New York wiseguys to prison has been outed as a fraudster who scammed mall owners and developers out of tens of millions of dollars while in the Witness…Continue
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Politics is a dirty game. Always has been, always will be. But most of the dirt is kept hidden from view. Skeletons stay in the closet. Sometimes, however, the dirt comes out because it is so mind-blowing, it cannot be kept secret. Like the time the United States government recruited the American Mafia to kill Cuban…Continue
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If ever there was a man who did things his way, it was mob boss John Gotti. New York’s Teflon Don took power of one the city’s five crime families by taking out its leader and did it all under the bright lights of the media and the public. He never hid and never backed down. He lived and breathed Cosa Nostra.
Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 29, 2017 at 9:44am — No Comments
Brooklyn mobster Salvatore “Sallie” DeMeo (above, aging through his mugshots) is another great example that when it comes to the Mafia: You don’t retire. In his late seventies, he is still scheming and making millions in the process. But these riches come at a price, one that the government insists he pay.
You could call him a…Continue
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Infamous Mafia turncoat Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano was released from prison last week. The 72-year-old mobster finished serving a 20-year sentence for running a $500,000-a-week ecstasy-trafficking organization in Arizona while still somewhat in the Witness Protection Program. His story serves as a prime example…Continue
It’s a drug case that has all the ingredients of a James Bond movie. An alleged international drug lord known as the Sultan was arrested at his London home on Friday, following investigations by the National Crime Agency and US Drug Enforcement Administration (…Continue
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Seven Bloods gang members of Roosevelt, Long Island were hit with a superseding indictment on Monday charging them with racketeering, drug dealing, attempted robbery, and three gang-related attempted murders.
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Latin Kings gangsters Jose “Tank” Escalera and Giovanni “Monte” Cotto were found guilty on Friday, following a week-long trial of retaliating against a witness. The indictment against the men were the result of a DEA-led investigation. They now face a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 15, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Longtime Bonanno crime family mobster Vincent Asaro pleaded guilty yesterday to ordering the torching of a man’s car after he cut him off in an April 2012 incident. John Gotti, the 23-year-old grandson of the late Gambino family boss, pleaded guilty to driving the getaway car in the arson ordered by the 82-year-old…Continue
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