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Mafia author shares dark stories behind Garden State Gangland: The Rise of the Mob in New Jersey

By David Amoruso

Organized crime in New Jersey goes way back and features some of the most colorful characters and powerhouses one can imagine. Gangsters Inc. sat down with mob author Scott Deitche, who details this rich and violent history in his new book Garden State Gangland: The Rise of the Mob in New…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 12, 2018 at 12:45pm — 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…


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

The South Side Cartel: Karma catches up to what was once known as Newark’s most violent street gang

By David Amoruso

Violence begets violence. This was especially true for the South Side Cartel. Once known among law enforcement and the FBI as the most violent street gang operating in Newark, New Jersey, its members rose rapidly through sheer deadly force, only to fall as many went down in a hail of bullets or got locked up in a…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 18, 2017 at 6:47am — 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…


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

The DeCavalcante Crime Family - Overview

First Boss: Filippo "Phil" Amari

Primary activities: Extortion, gambling, drugs, loansharking, union corruption, prostitution.

Boss: ?…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 8, 2016 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

Violent Bloods gang leaders admit racketeering, murder conspiracy

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two leaders of the Sex Money Murder set of the Bloods street gang Tuesday admitted their roles in a racketeering conspiracy that involved murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and conspiracy to distribute…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 3, 2016 at 2:23am — No Comments

Alleged Grape Street Crips leader charged with 4 murders, racketeering

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The alleged long-time leader of the Grape Street Crips has been charged with four murders, three attempted murders, and numerous other crimes as part of a racketeering conspiracy.

39-year-old Corey Hamlet (photo above), a/k/a “C-Blaze,” a/k/a “Blaze,” a/k/a “Blizzie,” a/k/a “Castor Troy,” of Belleville,…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 11, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Tony Soprano’s white Cadillac up for auction

By David Amoruso

When fans of HBO’s The Sopranos think of Tony Soprano, most of them picture the mob boss with a cigar, his leather jacket on, cruising in his shiny white Cadillac Escalade looking for “cocksuckers” to stomp on. And now fans could live the fantasy themselves because Tony’s white Cadillac is going up for auction.

On November 12,…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 31, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Grape Street Crips leaders and members indicted for racketeering conspiracy, violent crimes


Fourteen leaders, members and associates of the New Jersey Grape Street Crips, a violent street gang operating in and around Newark, were charged Wednesday with racketeering, violent crimes in aid of racketeering, drug trafficking, firearms offenses and related crimes.

This indictment follows the coordinated takedown in May 2015 of 50 alleged members and associates of the Grape Street Crips who were charged by criminal complaints with drug-trafficking, physical…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 30, 2015 at 6:33am — No Comments

New Jersey DeCavalcante family boss John Riggi dies

By David Amoruso

Longtime New Jersey mob boss John Riggi passed away on Monday. He was 90 years old. He had been released from prison almost three years ago and peacefully died at home surrounded by his family.

His obituary reads, “John M. Riggi, Laborers Local 394 business agent, Army Air Corps veteran, dedicated his life to his family.” Though…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 4, 2015 at 2:58pm — 3 Comments

Genovese crew charged with multi-million dollar scheme

By David Amoruso

Eleven members and associates of the Genovese crime family were charged with racketeering charges for allegedly reaping millions of dollars in criminal profits in New Jersey through loansharking, unlicensed check cashing, gambling and money laundering, including laundering of proceeds from narcotics trafficking. Using…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 22, 2014 at 2:09pm — No Comments

The Mafia in the Second World War

By Tim Newark

The ghosts of past conflicts and crimes still haunt the streets of Palermo.

Near the harbour, around Piazza Fonderia, you can see the bomb shattered remains of buildings hit by the Allies in preparation for their invasion of the island in 1943. In the Giardino Garibaldi, with its extraordinary ancient fig trees with drooping aerial roots, you…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 28, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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