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New York Gambino mobster hit with extortion rap in Italy

By David Amoruso

Police in Italy and the United States have busted up an international extortion racket run by the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta and the Gambino crime family in New York. Eight people in both countries were arrested today, including Francesco Palmeri, who, authorities claim, is a high-ranking member of the Gambino family.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 11, 2014 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Mobster shot to death at restaurant in Montreal

By David Amoruso

Mobster Tonino Callocchia was shot to death yesterday as he dined at a restaurant in Riviere-des-Prairies, Montreal. He was 53. His murder is the latest to rock the Canadian city as two mafia factions are fighting a vicious war for control of the rackets.

The longtime mobster was enjoying a meal at Bistro XO+ (photo above)…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 2, 2014 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Elite ‘Ndrangheta ceremony videotaped live

By David Amoruso

It’s a bad time to be a secretive criminal organization. Today, Italian authorities released video of a ‘Ndrangheta elite swearing-in ceremony after concluding a two year investigation resulting in the arrest of forty suspected members of the criminal brotherhood from Calabria.  

“It's the first time that the swearing in, with the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 18, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Mafia attacks shopkeeper in Palermo for refusal to pay

By David Amoruso

So much for working in the shadows. Italian authorities have released video images (below) of a vicious attack in broad daylight on a shopkeeper by Mafiosi of the Palermo Noce clan. The shopkeeper, Antonio Vizzi, had refused to pay 3,000 euros in “pizzo,” protection money, to the local Mafia family and was beaten as a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 13, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Leader of Gulf Cartel arrested while shopping in Texas

By David Amoruso

Gulf Cartel leader Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez was arrested on October 9, 2014, while shopping in Edinburg, Texas, authorities announced yesterday, when Saenz-Tamez made an appearance in a Texas court on drug trafficking charges. His ascend to the top is further proof that the Gulf Cartel is in a steady decline after the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 22, 2014 at 3:48am — No Comments

Outlaw bikers join fight against ISIS in Iraq

By David Amoruso

Three members of an outlaw motorcycle gang are currently in Iraq to fight terrorist organization Islamic State, also known as ISIS, ISIL or IS. The three men are “stationed” in Mosul and fighting alongside the Kurds. Wars are raging throughout the Middle East and attract not just religious terrorists, but bikers and gangsters as…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 11, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Hells Angels shoot Mongols in deadly freeway gunfight

By David Amoruso

Ride hard, and die free after a shooting on 15 Freeway on the Cajalco Road off-ramp near El Cerrito Road in Corona, California. An alleged group of Hells Angels and Mongols were involved in a high speed chase as they fired shots at each other. One biker died, while two others suffered gunshot wounds and were hospitalized. No…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 23, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

New Orleans mobsters caught with “sniper van”

By David Amoruso

What were two mobsters doing inside a van outfitted with gun ports and with a .22-caliber sniper rifle and silencer inside? That’s the question authorities in New Orleans have as they continue to investigate how come two members of a thought to be extinct and relatively docile Mafia family were apparently getting ready to dish out…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2014 at 3:11am — No Comments

Detroit Mafia Boss “Black Jack” Tocco Dies

By David Amoruso

One of the American Mafia’s last old school Godfathers has passed away. Detroit mob boss Giacomo “Black Jack” Tocco died this Monday, July 14, 2014, at age 87 while surrounded by his family. Despite an alleged criminal career dating back to the 1940s, Tocco’s only conviction came in 1998 when he was found guilty of racketeering and was sentenced…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 17, 2014 at 3:24am — No Comments

Russian mob boss arrested in Thailand

By David Amoruso

Russian mob boss Alexander Matusov (52) was arrested in Thailand this week on charges that he led a violent gang that committed over 60 murders in Moscow and St. Petersburg. He had been a fugitive since 2009. His arrest is another sign that life as a fugitive in Thailand isn’t what it used to be.

Matusov was caught in front of a supermarket…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 26, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Camorra’s "sistema" rules supreme in corrupt Italy

By David Amoruso

“I don't want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me.” – Fictional mob boss Frank Costello in The Departed

It’s a quote befitting of the situation in Italy, which is one drenched in Mafia intimidation, corruption, and malpractice. It’s also the topic of accusations…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 5, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Undercover FBI agents share for first time how they took down international cigarette smuggling ring

By David Amoruso

Smuggling is a lucrative business. Always has, always will be. And where there’s smugglers, there’s cops trying to take them down. Undercover FBI agents Lou Calvarese, Jack Garcia, and Tom Zyckowski now share their story of how they infiltrated and took down a Chinese smuggling ring responsible for…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 28, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Omerta in Italy officially “sleeps with the fishes”

By David Amoruso

Italy officially has 1,150 informants and 82 witnesses under interior ministry protection. Italy’s Deputy Interior Minister Filippo Bubbico shared these numbers with the anti-mafia parliament commission yesterday.

The writing has been on the wall for decades now, but with these numbers Gangsters Inc. is officially declaring…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 9, 2014 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

Mafia boss Messina Denaro’s identikit has been updated

By David Amoruso

Italian authorities released an updated identikit of Sicilian boss of bosses Matteo Messina Denaro, today. New digitally created images show the 52-year-old mob boss with a little bit more weight, his receding hairline advanced, and without his glasses. The update comes after an informant who had recently met with Messina Denaro had…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 27, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Gangsters Inc.’s February newsletter

February 2014

By David Amoruso

Dear members of Gangsters Inc.,

Better late than never, here is your monthly newsletter in which we detail last month’s stories. And boy did February pack a lot of heat. The biggest news by far was the arrest of the world’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 11, 2014 at 6:46am — No Comments

Hit attempt on Irish mob boss John Gilligan

By David Amoruso

Irish gangster John Gilligan was shot by two gunmen this past Saturday as they crashed the christening party of his niece and unleashed several well-placed bullets at the once feared Dublin crime boss. He is currently in Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown, recovering from his wounds which are deemed non-life threatening.

The hit was no…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 3, 2014 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

U.S. government & Mexican Cartel Partners in Drug Plot?

By Clarence Walker

The recent capture in Mexico of Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the world’s richest, most dangerous and powerful drug lord labeled by U.S. Government as Public Enemy Number 1.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 25, 2014 at 6:28am — No Comments

World’s Most Wanted Cartel Boss El Chapo Guzman Caught

By David Amoruso

Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been captured by U.S. and Mexican law enforcement officials. He had been on the run since 2001 when he escaped from a Mexican prison. Guzman is considered to be the most powerful drug lord in Mexico and was even named on Forbes magazine’s 2009 list featuring the world’s most…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 22, 2014 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

'Ndrangheta and Gambino family in global drug bust

By David Amoruso

A joint operation by the FBI and Italian authorities has shut down an international narcotics pipeline between South America and Europe. During raids in the United States and Italy agents arrested 26 people. The investigation targeted the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta and the New York Gambino crime family. And once more, the FBI managed to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 11, 2014 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

Mafia boss Messina Denaro intimidating prosecutor

By David Amoruso

Sicilian Cosa Nostra is feeling the heat. And Italian authorities continue to turn up the pressure. So much so that the Mafia has threatened to wage a new war against the state and in particular those prosecuting them. And this time, young boss of bosses Matteo Messina Denaro could join in.

Last month, imprisoned mob boss Toto…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 9, 2014 at 8:06am — 1 Comment

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