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VIDEO: Bonanno family mobster shot in front of his Bronx mansion – Salvatore Zottola in critical condition

By David Amoruso

An alleged associate of New York’s Bonanno crime family was shot by an unknown hitman in front of his mansion in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 14, 2018 at 3:47am — 1 Comment

Profile: Pakistani drug kingpin Shahbaz Khan – Smuggling heroin from the Middle East to New York City

By David Amoruso

People tend to focus on one thing while ignoring everything else. Our attention span just isn’t capable of more. Luckily, law enforcement agencies are filled with plenty of agents, each one focused on a different criminal target. That’s how a Pakistani drug kingpin was brought to justice on U.S.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 16, 2018 at 3:22am — No Comments

Frank Smith, a hitman of the Coney Island-based Rival Impact gang, gunned down rivals in war with Thirty-O Crew

By David Amoruso

They called him “Fresh.” But chances were that after a meeting with him, you were anything but and more likely rotting away in a shallow grave. As a hitman for the Rival Impact street gang, 33-year-old Frank Smith was a cold-blooded killing machine on the streets of New York.

The gang life was all…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 5, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

The Irishman: Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa’s friend and the man who put two bullets in the back of his skull

By David Amoruso

At 6’4” Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran literally was a towering figure. But to those who knew him in the American underworld, he was even taller. A fearsome force who had honed his deadly skills as a combat-hardened rifleman during the Second World War fighting the Nazis. Back home, he became a Mafia hitman,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 29, 2018 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

New York Big Money Bosses gang leader gets over 12 years for racketeering

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A boss of the Big Money Bosses (BMB), a violent Bronx street gang, was sentenced on Monday to over 12 years in prison on racketeering charges. 25-year-old Nico “Zico Nico” Burrell played a leadership role in the violent BMB street gang, and himself participated in the gang’s violence and drug…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 12, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

“Feed you to the fuckin’ lions” – Profile of Lucchese family soldier Anthony Grado

By David Amoruso

Lucchese crime family soldier Anthony Grado knows how to earn. Whether it’s extortion, loansharking or selling prescription pills he’ll know how to make a buck. One thing he hasn’t learned, however, is staying out of prison for his crimes.

It’s not always Grado’s own fault, mind…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 11, 2018 at 1:29am — No Comments

Drug dealer ran multi-state cocaine trafficking ring from Upper West Side apartment in Manhattan

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Six individuals have been arrested and charged last month and Tuesday for their roles in a drug ring that distributed kilogram quantities of cocaine each week in New York City, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and laundered hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The investigation centered on Gerardo…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 6, 2018 at 2:44am — No Comments

“I’m not crazy” - Profile of Camorra boss Michele “The Madman” Zaza

By David Amoruso

“I’m not crazy. Some of my relatives have been in a lunatic asylum, but I haven’t.” – Camorra boss Michele Zaza

Gangsters like Michele Zaza don’t come around often. Nicknamed “‘O Pazzo” or “The Madman,” he was known as much for talking candidly with the media as for his cunning and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 2, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Mafioso gets over 10 years in prison for cocaine & fentanyl trafficking

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Mobster Massimigliano Carfagna was sentenced to 10 and a half years in prison on Thursday. He had pleaded guilty to trafficking in cocaine and the opioid drug…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 16, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Two United Blood Nation gangsters sent to federal prison on drug and gun charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two members of the Billies East Side Bloods, a local set of the United Blood Nation, operating in the Florence and Myrtle Beach areas of South Carolina, were sentenced to 5 and 7 years in prison…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 7, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Big Bankroll: The rise and fall of New York mob boss Arnold Rothstein

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 28, 2018 at 9:36am — No Comments

Prosecutor made famous by ‘American Gangster’ avoids prison time after guilty plea to federal tax charges

By David Amoruso

It’s always sad when role models fall from grace. Richard “Richie” Roberts had his biggest success when he was an Essex County assistant prosecutor and helped convict Harlem drug boss Frank Lucas. On Thursday, he was sentenced to 3 years of probation after pleading guilty to failing to pay his personal…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 13, 2018 at 7:31am — No Comments

Cocaine distributor for Los Caballeros Templarios drug cartel gets 14 years in federal prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 21, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

New York drug boss Jimmy Rosemond guilty of murder – Gangster-turned-businessman never changed ways

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 3, 2017 at 9:23am — No Comments

VIDEO: Up close and personal as VICE films initiation of Crips gang member in Brooklyn

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Becoming a gang member isn’t easy. And most gangsters are forced into the gang life because of poverty and a troublesome situation at home. They take to the streets to find a new family and find it in the older guys wearing colors that identify them as part of something bigger.

VICE…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 18, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Operation OTremens: How Mafia families in New York and Canada continue cooperating in global drug trade

By David Amoruso

“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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2017 at 6:37am — No Comments

Mob boss John Gotti’s grandson is introducing the world of Mixed Martial Arts to the family’s fighting spirit

By David Amoruso

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.

He…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 29, 2017 at 9:44am — No Comments

The sun was shining: The hit on New York Mafia underboss Frank Scalice

By Thom L. Jones

In the only borough of New York to begin with the indefinite article, it was not unusual at end of day to watch “fathers trundling home with a monumental sadness on their shoulders”. * It was a hard place to live for the working man and his family. A good place for organized crime.

Frank Scalice lived at 211 Kirby…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 22, 2017 at 9:52am — No Comments

Lucchese family mobster planned to escape from Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, prosecutors say

By David Amoruso

He’s a wiseguy who took his flossing seriously. Christopher Londonio, an alleged soldier in New York’s Lucchese crime family, was charged Wednesday with planning to escape from the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 16, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

Profile: Genovese family underboss Venero Mangano

By David Amoruso

Genovese crime family underboss Venero Mangano had a long and distinguished career. Two careers, actually. And in both he proved he had a sharp mind and balls of steel. He also showed one could live a long life and die of old age where most of his comrades died violently by bombs and bullets.

Born on September 7, 1921, Mangano was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 19, 2017 at 6:23am — No Comments

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