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Profile: Bonanno crime family capo Ronald Giallanzo

By David Amoruso

Ronald “Ronnie G.” Giallanzo is described by authorities as a career criminal. His criminal record is pretty voluminous, which isn’t strange considering he’s been a made member of New York’s Bonanno crime family for nearly two decades…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 30, 2017 at 3:30am — 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

Goodfellas mobster and grandson of New York mob boss John Gotti arrested, charged with arson and robbery

By David Amoruso

The U.S. attorney's office in Brooklyn, New York, charged Bonanno crime family mobster Vincent Asaro (photo above, right), John J. Gotti (photo above, left), and five other men yesterday with a variety of crimes including arson, robbery, and home invasion. Both Asaro and Gotti – as well as two other defendants - pleaded…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 23, 2017 at 6:15am — No Comments

Organized Crime in North America



United States

New York:

La Cosa Nostra:

The Bonanno Crime…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 17, 2017 at 4:01am — 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

The Godfather cast reunites at Tribeca Film Festival

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The gang is back together! The entire (surviving) cast of The Godfather will reunite for one special evening. Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire and the man behind the camera Francis Ford Coppola will come together on April 29 for the Tribeca Film Festival’s closing-night…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 9, 2017 at 10:02am — 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

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

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

Young mobster admits lamming it until after the Super Bowl so he could run illegal gambling operation

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Some wiseguys just aren’t as wise as they’d wish to be. Take alleged mobster Anthony Camisa for instance. Asked by a judge why Camisa had gone on the lam to evade his arrest, his lawyer answered it was because he wanted to run…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 30, 2017 at 11:59am — 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

The Colombo Crime Family - Overview

Estimate members: Between 75 and 85 (according to Jerry Capeci)

First Boss:…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 12, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Genovese Crime Family - Overview

Estimate members: Between 200 and 225 (according to Jerry Capeci)

First Boss: Charles "Lucky" Luciano

Primary activities: The most powerful and wealthy crime Family in the New York area, and perhaps the entire country. The Genovese Family maintains major…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 12, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Keeping the New York docks in the (Mafia) family: From the Gigantes to the daughter of “Lefty” of Donnie Brasco fame

By David Amoruso

In the past few decades, various prosecutors have announced the end of the American Mafia several times, but each time La Cosa Nostra popped up at exactly those places where it was said to have become extinct. A NY Times piece about the New York harbor showed that despite prosecutions, the area made famous by On the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 12, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Prison Breaks - From mobsters and hitmen to serial killers and drug lords: The men who escaped from jail

By David Amoruso

Prison escapes always manage to capture the public’s attention. There is something about criminals using their brain and brawn to break out of a guarded fortress built to keep them locked in. Author John DuMond wrote two books about prison breaks and knows exactly how these mobsters, hitmen, serial killers, and one rich…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 4, 2017 at 7:37am — No Comments

Thieves start 2017 by robbing $6 million from Manhattan jewelry wholesaler seconds after New Year’s Eve

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Happy New Year!!! As New Yorkers saw the ball drop at Times Square, a few blocks away three thieves had broken into a Midtown jewelry wholesaler, raided the safes and made off with $6 million worth of valuables. Police suspect it was an inside job and are looking for three men.

Armed with nothing more than…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 3, 2017 at 6:23am — No Comments

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