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Sicilian Mafia snitch shot dead in parking lot – Testified against Catania’s notorious Santapaola Clan in 1990s

By David Amoruso

A Sicilian Mafioso, who in the 1990s decided to testify against his Cosa Nostra colleagues, was shot to death on Tuesday evening in a parking lot in Chiavari, a city in Northern Italy. 70-year-old Pino Orazio was allegedly killed by a bullet to the neck fired from close range.

Orazio was known to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 24, 2019 at 10:24am — No Comments

'Ndrangheta - Overview

THE 'NDRANGHETA



Profiles below



Intro written by Angelo Carmelo Gallitto



The Calabrian “Honoured Society”, well known as “’Ndrangheta”, is the equivalent of Sicilian Mafia in Calabria region, south Italy. However its origin is unknown, it emerged later than other Italian organizations, maybe because Calabria was more isolated than others even inside south eastern…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 7, 2019 at 4:02am — No Comments

“The Mafia defines who he is” – Profile of Toronto ‘Ndrangheta boss Giuseppe “Pino” Ursino

By David Amoruso

As far as powerful Mafia bosses go, Giuseppe Ursino (photo above) is as low-key as they come. So much so that when he was convicted of trafficking cocaine for the ‘Ndrangheta and sentenced to over a decade in prison Thursday, it was the first criminal conviction of his life.

“Pino” Ursino was born…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 2, 2019 at 6:23am — No Comments

‘Ndrangheta boss faces U.S. charges in connection to seizure of over 1,500 kilos of cocaine bound for Europe

By David Amoruso

Alleged ‘Ndrangheta boss Gabriele “El Italiano” Biondo made an initial appearance in federal court in Boston on Thursday in connection with a 1,500-kilo cocaine shipment. Biondo is an Italian national who was extradited to the United States from Spain. He is alleged to have been in close contact with…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 24, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

Brother of Mafia snitch was murdered after he had asked to be removed from witness protection program

By David Amoruso

The murdered brother of a Calabrian Mafia turncoat had asked to be released from the government’s witness protection program. 51-year-old Marcello Bruzzese was shot dead on Christmas Day last year, when he arrived at his home in the historical center of Pesaro.

The killing had all the indications of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 2, 2019 at 10:37am — No Comments

How a domestic dispute led to the death of one of Canada’s most powerful Mafia bosses

By David Amoruso

A domestic dispute? It’s not the first thing one thinks of when a reputed Mafia boss is shot dead in his home. Still, that’s what happened to 87-year-old Toronto mob leader Rocco Zito (photo above) on January 29, 2016. His son-in-law, Domenico Scopelliti, was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison for…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 12, 2018 at 8:20am — No Comments

‘Ndrangheta leader Giuseppe Pelle ran regional politics on behalf of Calabrian Mafia

By David Amoruso

He had disappeared in 2016. Like so many of his colleagues, Calabrian Mafia boss Giuseppe “Peppe” Pelle chose to live the life of a fugitive rather than spend it behind bars. From his hideaway in the Calabrian mountains he oversaw a large network which controlled regional politics.

The mountainous…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 6, 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

Calabrian Mafia boss serving multiple life sentences for murder granted furlough to visit his dying mother

By David Amoruso

It’s an interesting debate: Do you grant a convicted murderer the right to say goodbye to a dying loved one, even though the convict…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 28, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

“We’ve been ruling here for 40 years!” – 2 mayors arrested, €50M worth of assets seized in ‘Ndrangheta bust

By David Amoruso

The power of the ‘Ndrangheta, Calabria’s Mafia, seems to have no limits. Authorities in Italy have arrested around 170 people, including two mayors, in Italy and Germany in a largescale operation aimed at the Farao-Marincola ‘Ndrangheta clan. Assets worth over €50 million euros were also seized. “We have…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 9, 2018 at 11:32am — 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

Ndrangheta mob boss Rocco Morabito captured in Uruguay – Was a most wanted fugitive for 23 years

By David Amoruso

You can run, but not forever. After spending 23 years as a most wanted fugitive Rocco Morabito was arrested at a hotel in Montevideo, Uruguay, on Sunday. The 50-year-old Calabrian Mafia boss had been living in a luxurious…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 4, 2017 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Italy extends Antimafia bill allowing confiscation of Mafia assets

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Italian Senate approved an extension of the country’s Antimafia bill on Thursday, news agency ANSA reports. The bill is used to confiscate the assets of convicted Mafiosi, people convicted of bribery and corruption, and also of stalking and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 7, 2017 at 5:09am — No Comments

Organized Crime in Australia

As the sixth largest country in the world, Australia has a lot of room for people who are looking for new territory to commit crimes. Discovered by Dutch explorers, Australia eventually fell under British rule. The British used the far-away continent as an isolated prison in the sun after they lost control of the United States. Britain sent its most hated inmates to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 29, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Town mayor busted in garbage probe involving Calabrian Mafia

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The mayor of Bova Marina, a village in Reggio Calabria, was arrested today in a police operation against the Calabrian Mafia’s involvement in the area’s garbage hauling industry, Italian news agency ANSA reported. Mayor…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 7, 2016 at 8:44am — No Comments

Powerful Calabrian Mafia boss Marcello “The Dancer” Pesce arrested – spent six years as a most wanted fugitive

By David Amoruso

Marcello Pesce, one of the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta’s most powerful bosses, was arrested in a dawn raid on Thursday. He had been on the run since 2010 and, in absentia, had been convicted of Mafia crimes. He can now begin serving his prison sentence of almost 17 years.

Like so many of his colleagues, …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 2, 2016 at 5:23am — No Comments

Australian ‘Ndrangheta Mafia boss Bruno Romeo dies at 87

By David Amoruso

One of Australia’s most powerful ‘Ndrangheta leaders passed away this weekend of natural causes. He was 87. Nicknamed “The Fox,” Bruno Romeo (photo above) was known as a cunning and deadly Mafia boss who ruled New South Wales after arriving there in 1951 from Plati, Italy. He is …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 2, 2016 at 7:24am — 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

Mafia Math: Calculating Italian organized crime’s illicit income

By David Amoruso

How much money does the Italian Mafia make? How many billions of dollars go up the chain through the organizations of Sicily’s Cosa Nostra, Campania’s Camorra, and Calabria’s ‘Ndrangheta? Criminology professor Francesco Calderoni did the math and came up with some very interesting numbers, numbers that many deem the most…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 6, 2016 at 6:42am — No Comments

Italy’s top prosecutor warns to keep Mafia away from quake

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Where there is money to be made you will find the Mafia. Whether in the United States or in Italy, the mob knows how to make a living off the misery and suffering of others. No one knows this better than Franco Roberti, Italy’s top prosecutor, who warned Mafiosi to stay away from reconstruction projects in several…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 5, 2016 at 9:51am — No Comments

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