The death of actor James Gandolfini shocked fans around the world. No one saw the man they knew best as fictional mob boss Tony Soprano dying at an age as young as 51. While many were shocked and surprised, another…Continue
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With his death on May 4, 2016, at the age of 82, mobster Salvatore “Sam” Galluzzo closed the extensive file the FBI had on him relating to his involvement in the Rockford La Cosa Nostra family and possibly the Sicilian Mafia. Many in local law enforcement and at least one newspaper reporter felt that Galluzzo was the…Continue
Tommaso Buscetta was the first boss of the Sicilian Mafia to break omerta and tell authorities (almost) all he knew about the secretive criminal brotherhood. Now, Italian filmmakers will produce a big-budget film to tell the story of his life and how he became The Traitor.
That, by the way, is also the movie’s…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 18, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments
For a man who faced the notoriously murderous likes of mob bosses Bugsy Siegel and Mickey Cohen, retired Sgt. Lindo Giacopuzzi sure had a special day on Tuesday: He celebrated his 100th…Continue
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Bienvenido Nuñez, the former “enforcer” of the Massachusetts Latin Kings gang, pleaded guilty last Friday in U.S. District Court in Springfield to distributing cocaine and a federal firearm charge. The 38-year-old Latin King is scheduled to be sentenced on August 19, 2016.
Nuñez was busted after an…Continue
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Eighteen members and associates of New York’s Genovese crime family were indicted yesterday and charged with racketeering conspiracy, involvement in a murder conspiracy, an attempted murder, an extortion conspiracy, and an illegal gambling operation.
Chief among the defendants are 74-year-old Robert “Old Man”…Continue
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Good news for fans of Sons of Anarchy! Series creator Kurt Sutter is co-writing a script for a spinoff series based on the Mayans motorcycle club, the Latino rivals/partners-in-crime of the…Continue
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Fifty members of the La Asociación ÑETA prison gang were charged in a federal indictment yesterday with racketeering, drug trafficking and murder. The defendants include the leadership of the enterprise, its drug trafficking network, and members who worked as hitmen for the group. The indictment is the result of…Continue
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Paul Enrique Rivera, nicknamed “Oso,” who was wanted by the FBI on a charge of violent crimes in aid of racketeering and murder conspiracy, was arrested by the Albuquerque Police Department on Sunday.
The 44-year-old was wanted in connection with a multi-agency operation targeting the Syndicato de Nuevo…Continue
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Anthony Niles was sentenced on Monday to ten years in prison followed by eight years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute and possession with intent to distribute heroin. He used a music studio known as “Crooked House Entertainment,” located at 7922 and 7924 Cryden Way, District Heights, Maryland as a…Continue
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Two alleged members of the New England Family of La Cosa Nostra were sentenced in U.S. District Court in Boston on Monday in connection with extortion. Anthony Spagnolo (74) - photo above - was sentenced to 20 months in prison and ordered to pay a fine of $5,000. Earlier, in the same case, Pryce Quintina (76) was sentenced to 15…Continue
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Ten of the men listed on the website ‘Europe’s Most Wanted Fugitives’ have been arrested and placed behind bars, Europol reports. In at least six of these arrests, the leads provided via the website played a direct role in locating the fugitive criminals.
Three months ago, the European Network of Fugitive…Continue
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Albanian gangster Redinel Dervishaj was found guilty on Monday of various charges related to the extortion of three small business owners in Queens, New York. 40-year-old Dervishaj committed the crimes with fellow criminal Denis Nikolla and corrupt New York Police Department officer Besnik…Continue
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Dante Strollo, the brother of Youngstown, Ohio, mob boss Lenny Strollo - photo above, died on Tuesday. He was 89 years old.
The Strollos were a major force in the Youngstown underworld in the 1970s through to the early 1990s, controlling gambling and extortion rackets. Though his brother was a captain in the Pittsburgh…Continue
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Heisenberg takes on Pablo Escobar! If you ever needed a line to sell your movie this is it. In The Infiltrator we see Bryan Cranston, known best for his role as Walter White in AMC’s Breaking Bad, as a seasoned undercover U.S. Customs agent who goes in deep as he infiltrates the American branch of Colombian drug lord…Continue
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Reputed DeCavalcante crime family mob boss Francesco Guarraci passed away on April 14, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was 61. Guarraci became acting boss of the New Jersey mob around 2006.
Guarraci was born in Ribera, Sicily, and came to New Jersey in 1967, where he settled in Elizabeth. According to his …Continue
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Weird. That’s what I thought when I read the New York Daily News piece headlined “EXCLUSIVE: Son of Colombo family mob boss now delivers pizza for Brooklyn pizzeria.” Weird that this is an “exclusive” story. Weird that this is treated as news even. But beyond the headline things got even weirder.
The article itself…Continue
Al Capone. His name still stands as the most infamous among gangsters. Though he was known foremost as a Chicago mob boss, his influence and territory stretched way beyond the city limits into small town America. Crime historian Chriss Lyon now offers folks the chance to take a walking tour through one such town, dubbed “Capone’s…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 23, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments
Did you hear the story about the mob associate who received an offer he couldn’t refuse? Long story short: He refused. In 2004, Bonanno crime family wiseguy Joseph “Giuseppe” Gambina was asked by his boss, Vincent Basciano, to murder fellow…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 22, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
The hunt continues. Despite more and more reports showing the war on drugs has been lost, brave men and women continue the fight against those behind the production and distribution of illegal narcotics.
As this spectacular video footage taken by Colombian jungle commandos shows, it is a dangerous …Continue
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