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Black P-Stones lieutenant gets 30 years in prison for racketeering and murder

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Desmond Finnell, a lieutenant in the Black P-Stones gang in Newport News, Virginia, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for racketeering conspiracy and murder on Thursday. 30-year-old Finnell had already pleaded guilty in November of 2016.

For several years, Finnell was one of several violent members of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 22, 2017 at 10:10am — No Comments

New York cocaine trafficker with links to Italian ‘Ndrangheta who used Queens restaurant as front gets 18 years

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Gregorio Gigliotti was sentenced to 18 years behind bars on Tuesday for narcotics trafficking and firearm offenses. The 61-year-old man used his family’s Queens-based Italian restaurant as a front for importing 55 kilos of cocaine from Costa Rica hidden among produce. Gigliotti’s operation was allegedly linked to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 21, 2017 at 4:08pm — No Comments

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

New Jersey Mafia capo gets 10 years for plans to whack crime family rival

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

DeCavalcante crime family capo Charles Stango was sentenced to 10 years behind bars yesterday for using a telephone to plan the murder of a rival mobster. In addition to the prison…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 29, 2017 at 10:35am — 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

Thief who sold two Van Gogh paintings to Camorra Mafia says he hid at mansion of FC Barcelona player Patrick Kluivert

By David Amoruso

The thief behind one of the biggest art heists in history stepped into the spotlight yesterday as he went on various Dutch talk shows to discuss how he stole two Van Gogh paintings worth millions from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in 2002 and eventually sold them to a Camorra drug boss. In between, he also claims to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 22, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

MMA champion Conor McGregor dresses up as Harlem mob boss Bumpy Johnson

By David Amoruso

UFC superstar Conor McGregor continues to draw inspiration from the life and times of infamous gangsters and mob bosses. This weekend, he posed for a photo which he captioned with: “Flinging turkeys out the truck like Bumpy Johnson.”

Ellsworth Raymond “Bumpy” Johnson was a notorious …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 21, 2017 at 10:07am — No Comments

Italian police bust drug trafficking Camorra clan and retrieve stolen Van Gogh paintings worth $100 million

By David Amoruso

Police in Italy scored a nice bonus this week when they busted a Neapolitan Camorra clan and recovered two stolen paintings from Vincent van Gogh worth $100 million in the process. The paintings of the Dutch master had been stolen in Amsterdam in 2002 and were missing ever since. Beside the painting, authorities seized…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 21, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Sacramento drug boss “Puck” Washington gets 34 years in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Sacramento drug boss Israel “Puck” Washington was sentenced Thursday to 34 years in prison for trafficking heroin, cocaine, cocaine base, and methamphetamine. 43-year-old Washington used various businesses as a front to conceal and disguise his extensive drug trafficking and operated a large crew of …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 18, 2017 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Japan’s Yakuza membership continues to rapidly decline

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Japan’s National Police Agency claims a success in the fight against the country’s organized crime element, better known as the Yakuza: its membership is declining rapidly. On Thursday, officers announced that by the end of last year all of Japan’s …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 18, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

Profile: Liverpool drug boss Lee Jamieson

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Lee Jamieson’s Liverpool organization supplied drug users in Cumbria, up in the north of England, with cocaine and marijuana. At age 30, he ran what…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 18, 2017 at 3:00am — No Comments

Boat skipper convicted of smuggling £84 million cocaine cargo

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

If he had made it through, it would’ve been the score of a lifetime - both for him and the organization he was working for. Instead, Yesterday, 68-year-old Michael McDermott (photo above), a boat skipper from Ireland, was convicted of trying to smuggle 939 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated £84 million pounds…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 17, 2017 at 6:18am — No Comments

Albanian gangster gets 18 years in prison for violent Queens extortion plot

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Albanian gangster Denis Nikolla was sentenced to 18 years in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release on Friday for his role in an extortion plot involving a man with close ties to the Albanian Mafia and a corrupt…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 11, 2017 at 11:30pm — 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

FBI seeking tips on Ten Most Wanted Barrio Azteca gang captain suspected in triple murder of U.S. citizens in Mexico

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Turn up the heat! The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for tips leading to the arrest of Eduardo “Tablas” Ravelo, who is listed as a “Ten Most Wanted Fugitive.” He is wanted on charges related to the murders of a pregnant United States consulate employee, her husband, and the husband of a second United…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 8, 2017 at 3:51am — 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

Colombian AUC Paramilitary leader gets over 15 years for international drug trafficking

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Hernan Giraldo Serna, a senior paramilitary leader and one of Colombia’s most notorious drug traffickers, was sentenced on Friday to serve over 15 years - 198 months to be exact - in prison for his role leading an international drug trafficking conspiracy responsible for the importation of ton-quantities of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 7, 2017 at 2:39am — No Comments

Philadelphia mob family associate stabbed in chest

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An associate of the Philadelphia crime family was stabbed in the chest on Wednesday, March 1, FOX26 Philadelphia crime reporter Dave Schratweiser posted on Twitter…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 2, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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