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The Wrong Side of Darkness: A Mafia Trilogy

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

"It’s a matter of fate on which he has no influence." - Paul Tillich, The Future of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 3, 2020 at 5:23am — No Comments

The Wrong Side of Darkness: A Death less than Just

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

"Violence has settled more issues in history than any other factor." - Robert Heinlein, Starship…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 3, 2020 at 5:13am — No Comments

The Wrong Side of Darkness: An Anger of Kings

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

"Man turns his back on his family, we’ll he ain’t just no good." - Bruce Springfield…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 3, 2020 at 5:00am — No Comments

“I chopped him up so bad” - Profile of DeCavalcante Mafia family soldier Anthony Capo

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Every Mafia family has its go-to guy when it comes to violent acts. For New Jersey’s DeCavalcante crime family one of those men was Anthony Capo, a soldier with a hair-trigger temper who relished hurting people and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 8, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Two Doctors of Corleone

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

It was a trip into the countryside

Off to see some people.

Business to attend, lunch, in a township clinging high on the top of Sicani Mountain, with views to the south across the endless hills and valleys to the Strait of Sicily, and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 29, 2020 at 3:10am — No Comments

Journey Without End: A Mafia Murder and the Search for Truth

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

It is no longer clear what is happening in this city. We are moving targets, and we don’t know who will kill us.” - Mimo La Monica. Officer in Italian State Police. 1989.

He hasn’t had a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 19, 2020 at 11:36am — No Comments

The Madman of the Mafia

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

My crime was to have been born and raised in a family of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 2, 2020 at 5:25am — No Comments

Part 2 of The Madman of the Mafia

Part 2 of The Madman of the Mafia. Read part 1 here.

By Thom L. Jones for…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 1, 2020 at 7:30am — No Comments

American Mafia Murder: The Man in Potters Field

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

There are more than a million people buried in this graveyard. There are no stones or memorials to remember them. It’s not the biggest…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 29, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Five Minutes to Midnight: The Sicilian and New York Mafias, the Catholic Church and a huge finance scandal

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.              

“You never know what enough is unless you know what is more than enough.” - William Blake     

It’s a story with more twists and turns than a novel by Agatha Christie. A list of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2019 at 5:13am — No Comments

Five Minutes to Midnight – Part 2: The Sicilian and New York Mafias, the Catholic Church and a huge finance scandal

This is part 2 of Five Minutes to Midnight. Read part 1 here.

By Thom L. Jones for…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2019 at 5:12am — No Comments

Emanuele Notarbartolo, the man who fell from the train, and the dark heart of Italy - Part 2

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

This is part 2. To read…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 6, 2019 at 4:53am — No Comments

Emanuele Notarbartolo, the man who fell from the train, and the dark heart of Italy

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

“Without evidence there is nothing.” - Friedrich Nietzsche                

The train rumbled into the night, hugging the cliff top, the illuminated carriages reflecting in the wine-dark sea. A few…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 6, 2019 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Deep in the Heart of Texas: The Rise of the Italian Mafia in the Lone Star State - Part 2

By Thom L. Jones

As the famous song goes, “The Party's’ Over it’s Time to Call it a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 12, 2019 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Deep in the Heart of Texas: The Rise of the Italian Mafia in the Lone Star State

By Thom L. Jones

The Texas Almanac claims the heart of the territory lies near a small town called Brady, in McCulloch County. In square miles, Texas is the largest mainland state in the Union. Only Alaska tops it in size. “Bigger than Texas” is a somewhat overused expression, but hits the spot. It’s bigger than France and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 12, 2019 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Three good men and their fight to the death against the Sicilian Mafia: Giovanni Falcone

By Thom L. Jones

"By knowing the men of honor, I have learned ……..that Mafia logic is the logic of power, and it always works towards a purpose. Sometimes those Mafiosi strike me as the only rational beings in the world populated by madmen." - Giovanni Falcone to Marcello Padovani

"You’re the Maradona of the law:…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 18, 2019 at 9:21am — No Comments

Three good men and their fight to the death against the Sicilian Mafia: Giovanni Falcone (Part 2)

This is part 2 of Three good men and their fight to the death against the Sicilian Mafia: Giovanni Falcone. To read part 1 click here.

By Thom L.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 18, 2019 at 9:20am — 1 Comment

Pax Mafiosa: Guilty verdicts as prosecutors prove secret pact between Sicilian Mafia and Italian government

By David Amoruso

A secret pact between the Sicilian Mafia and the Italian State has resulted in the conviction of eight men, including Mafia bosses and police and government officials, among them a close political associate of Silvio Berlusconi. The pact was made in the 1990s to bring a halt to Cosa Nostra’s bloody war…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 21, 2018 at 7:13am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 12, 2018 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Three Good Men - The Second One: Antonino Cassarà

By Thom L. Jones

The media called them raggazzi di una stagione ‘straordinaria: “The boys of an extraordinary season.”

Beppe Montana and Calogero Zucchetto and Pippo Giordano and Roberto Antiochia and Natale Mondo and Ninni Cassarà and the rest of the Squadra Mobile, the Flying Squad. They knew what they had to do and lived their lives doing…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 26, 2017 at 11:19am — No Comments

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