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Ten Must-Visit Mob Bars and Lounges

By Scott Deitche

The mob and drinking have been inextricably linked since the Volstead Act in 1919. Prohibition gave organized crime the revenue stream it needed to gain a foothold in big cities and small towns across America. But even after Prohibition ended, mobsters were active in the liquor industry, from distributorships to control of State Beverage Commissions.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 29, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Russian mob boss charged with extortion plot in New York

By David Amoruso

Russian mob boss Boris Nayfeld (photo above) just can’t stay on the straight and narrow. Prosecutors in the Southern District of New York have charged the notorious gangster and coconspirator Boris Kotlyarsky with an extortion plot in which the two men sought payment from a victim who they claimed Nayfeld had been hired to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 19, 2016 at 3:54pm — No Comments

The Life and Death of Mafia Capo Anthony Carfano

By Thom L. Jones

Life being what it is, one thinks of revenge - Charles Baudelaire

It's another one of those images that have stayed with us over the years. Almost sixty. A different time then, in every respect. The little guy dead in his car, engine running, headlights on, slumped back in the seat, left hand clutching the steering wheel,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 12, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Mafia may reduce Sicily's risk of infiltration by ISIS

By David Amoruso

If members of terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) are looking for a new target then Sicily might not be the smartest choice. Claudio Fava, the deputy chairman of the National Anti-Mafia Commission, told …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 18, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Gambino Crime Family - Overview

Estimate member count: around 200.

First Boss: Vincent Mangano

Primary rackets: Narcotics trafficking, loan sharking, gambling, extortion, car theft, union corruption, construction, internet fraud,…
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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 6, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

How Bonanno goodfellas whacked Lufthansa heist loot

By David Amoruso

The 1978 Lufthansa heist went down as the largest cash robbery on U.S. soil that had ever taken place until that time. Gangsters walked away with over $5 million in cash and almost $1 million in jewelry. In 1990, director Martin Scorsese forever immortalized the heist in his mob epic…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 22, 2015 at 5:15am — 1 Comment

New York Bloods gang boss gets life in prison

By David Amoruso

New York Bloods street gang leader Ronald Herron, also known as “Ra Diggs,” was sentenced to 12 terms of life in prison plus 105 years, yesterday. He was convicted last year, following a month-long jury trial, of all counts, including racketeering, murder, drug trafficking, and robbery. He is also guilty of his own downfall, bragging…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 3, 2015 at 10:01am — 1 Comment

Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show's greatest Mafia hits… uh bits

By David Amoruso

Whether you’re a flaming liberal or a staunch neocon, you have to appreciate Jon Stewart’s wit and humor. Especially when The Daily Show host takes on the Mafia. Born in New York City in the 1960s, Stewart has exhibited a fascination with all things Mafia since he began his career as a comedian and has frequently done mob bits on his show -…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 1, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

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Gangsters Inc. will keep you up to date on the latest news about the Mafia and organized crime from around the globe. Our website features a mixture of news articles, background stories, long reads, profiles, videos, and photos to show you what’s happening in the seedy underworld.

However, if you want the latest news as soon as possible then nothing beats social…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 27, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Supreme: Gangster giant towers over Queens rap

By Seth Ferranti

Supreme is a towering street legend immortalized in both hip-hop and hood lore. An infamous drug lord with ties to both major players in the rap industry and a notoriously profitable and ruthless drug crew, The Supreme Team, that ruled the same Queens streets that later produced platinum selling artists like Ja Rule and 50 Cent. To…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 17, 2015 at 3:57am — No Comments

Murder Inc.: Earning a Place in History

By Christian Cipollini

Throughout the chaos of well-known and publicized mob warfare, several gangsters were learning lessons, gaining their own reputations and cementing future positions in what was becoming a new crime empire. They were young, most in their early twenties, but already hardened criminals. Brooklyn’s toughest, most rebellious and motivated…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 2, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Profile: Colombo associate Giuseppe Destefano

By David Amoruso

Authorities and the media alike tend to focus on the bosses and captains of mob families, and deservingly so. But it isn’t until we take a look at the young up-and-coming mobsters that we get a sense of what’s in store for the future of La Cosa Nostra in the United States.

Take 36-year-old Giuseppe Destefano (photo above). He…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 19, 2015 at 11:48am — No Comments

New York Gambino mobster hit with extortion rap in Italy

By David Amoruso

Police in Italy and the United States have busted up an international extortion racket run by the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta and the Gambino crime family in New York. Eight people in both countries were arrested today, including Francesco Palmeri, who, authorities claim, is a high-ranking member of the Gambino family.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 11, 2014 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Legit Feast of San Gennaro almost as greedy as Mafia

By David Amoruso

The Feast of San Gennaro has long been associated with the Italian-American Mafia. Ever since they became powerful enough, mobsters have been extorting the feast for all it was worth. After several successful prosecutions, authorities claimed the feast was free from criminal influence and more money would end up with…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2014 at 7:45am — No Comments

The Humble Origins of Joe Masseria and Lucky Luciano

By Alex Hortis

This story is an excerpt from The Mob and the City: The Hidden History of How the Mafia Captured New York (Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2014), available at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and other book…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 16, 2014 at 4:16am — 2 Comments

Vietnam Vet-Turned-Harlem Drug Dealer Pens Memoir

In the late 1960s, Rick Talley returned home from Vietnam. The New York City native had served his country with honor and had the medals to prove it. Two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star, and other awards for outstanding service to country were awarded to him by the U.S. government.

But none of those awards would put food on the table. Especially not…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 2, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Bonanno Family Boss Michael Mancuso

By David Amoruso

The Bonanno crime family has a new boss. And he’s already behind bars. Michael “The Nose” Mancuso won’t see the streets of New York until his scheduled release in 2019, but he has been chosen as boss nonetheless. Some would argue the Bonannos have gone bananas once again.

While many of America’s twenty-plus La Cosa Nostra families have faced a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 10, 2013 at 2:41am — 3 Comments

Gambino Capo Bartolomeo Vernace Found Guilty

By David Amoruso

After more than thirty years, Gambino capo Bartolomeo “Pepe” Vernace finally faced the music this past week as 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 began rising rapidly through the underworld as he managed to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 19, 2013 at 3:35pm — 1 Comment

The Definitive History of the Genovese Family

The Genovese Crime Family is seen as the most secretive and successful mob group in New York and maybe even the country. Also known as The Westside, today the Genoveses are the largest crime family in the Big Apple and have managed to keep the number of turncoats to a minimum.

The family has a long and bloody history. A history that Puparo has decided to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 27, 2012 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

New Edition of True Crime Classic Murder, Inc.

By Peter Lance

I was first introduced to Murder Incorporated, by Nicholas Pileggi, the extraordinary journalist, author and screenwriter responsible for two of the most iconic works in the literature of organized crime: Wiseguy, which he adapted into the film Goodfellas and Casino which he also brought to the screen with Martin Scorsese. Along with Mario…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 26, 2012 at 5:06am — 2 Comments

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