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Organized Crime in North-America

Italian-American Organized Crime

 

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 25, 2014 at 11:13am — No Comments

The Bruno Crime Family - Overview

Estimate members: Around twenty active members.

First Boss: Salvatore Sabella started the family in 1911.

Primary…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 29, 2014 at 5:56am — No Comments

Joey Merlino living like a boss in Florida

By David Amoruso

In the old days every gangster wanted to be the boss of a Mafia family. It meant you had the world at your feet. All the broads, more money than God, and the power over life and death. That was then. Nowadays, being the boss of a family means only one thing: Life behind bars. Philadelphia mobster Joseph Merlino knows this all too well. And he…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 28, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Mafia and Labor Racketeering

Gangsters Inc. is proud to welcome Ronald Fino to its writing staff! Starting today, Fino will write about labor racketeering and organized crime for this website. As the son of a capo in the Buffalo crime family, Fino effectively grew up in the mob. He joined the corrupt Laborers’ Local 210, controlled by Buffalo boss Stefano Magaddino, and after years of experiencing the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 15, 2013 at 8:49am — 6 Comments

5 of the dumbest moves in Mafia history

By David Amoruso

The world of organized crime is one considered to be inhabited by individuals who are a cut above the rest. People who can work together to achieve a goal, think out of the box, who can rob and murder and protect their newfound riches through sheer strength. What separates them from other criminals is stated right there in the label “organized…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 27, 2013 at 3:30am — 4 Comments

Crime Beat: Gangster Squad, Phil Leonetti & More

Crime Beat: Issues, Controversies and Personalities from the darkside on Artist First World Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for January 3, 2012, through February 28, 2013. Topics covered include Gangster Squad, Noam Chomsky, Human Trafficking, Skinheads, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, J. Edgar Hoover and the Mob. Here is the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 26, 2012 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Mob Hit in South Philadelphia

By David Amoruso

The Philadelphia crime family is finally returning to its dysfunctional roots. After a decade of relative peace and quiet under the guidance of boss Joseph Ligambi, South Philadelphia was shocked on Wednesday by the first mob hit in years.

On Wednesday, around 3 p.m., gunshots were heard across Iseminger Street in Philadelphia. Gino DiPietro, 50, was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 14, 2012 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

Philly Mob Boss' Own Words To Be Used Against Him

By David Amoruso

Loose lips sink ships… and mafia families. For over a decade Joseph Ligambi has been credited with returning the dysfunctional Philadelphia La Cosa Nostra family to old world values of secrecy and efficiency. After he replaced Joseph Merlino as boss the juicy news and street gossip dried up. Until now.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 15, 2012 at 3:06pm — 2 Comments

Gangsters Inc. is taking a holiday break

By David Amoruso

All these stories about murders, drugs, wars, evil men and women take a toll on a person. That is why the kind folks behind Gangsters Inc. are taking a two week vacation in the sun for some much needed R&R.

With temperatures in the United States, Mexico, Italy, and Russia going through the roof we expect many of the people we write…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 7, 2012 at 5:00am — No Comments

Nicky Scarfo Junior Following in Daddy's Footsteps

By David Amoruso



Growing up as the son of Philadelphia mobster “Little Nicky” Scarfo, it was pretty clear that Nicodemo Scarfo “Junior” would have a hard time avoiding the notoriety that came with the family name. For better or worse he began following in his father’s footsteps over twenty years ago. Looking at his past and present it is safe to say… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 7, 2011 at 10:51am — No Comments

Philly Mob Boss Joey Merlino Goes To Hollywood

By David Amoruso



The Philadelphia Crime Family is an open book. Almost literally: its history has been well documented in books written by researchers, journalists, and turncoat mobsters who spilled their guts about what was labeled as the most violent and dysfunctional mob family in the United States. But now a former boss is about to make a movie about… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 13, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Philly Mob Boss Joseph Ligambi Indicted

By David Amoruso



It was a nice run while it lasted, but after eleven years at the helm of Philadelphia’s mob family, Joseph Ligambi has been arrested. He is charged with illegal gambling, extortion, loansharking, and obstruction of justice. A dozen other members and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 24, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Philadelphia Crime Family Chart of 2011

The La Cosa Nostra Family in Philadelphia has been in a steady decline ever since the trigger happy boss Nicky Scarfo took the reins back in the 1980s. Murders, turncoats, and a lust for notoriety played a big role in decimating a once successful crime family. …



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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 21, 2011 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

Dutch Police Watched As Crime Boss Was Whacked



By David Amoruso



The murder, last week, of Dutch crime boss Stanley Hillis (64) was big news in The Netherlands. The media labeled him the most powerful gangster in the country, and his murder, in broad daylight, was a huge surprise. Immediately after the murder,… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 3, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Philadelphia Boss: Ralph Natale



By David Amoruso



Ralph Natale was proof that the Philadelphia Crime Family was at it's end and in deep trouble. Natale would become the first Mafia boss to flip, turn government witness, and testifie against his former 'employees'. But was he really the top guy or just an uncle junior type of bulls eye for the feds to aim their guns at?



Ralph Natale started out as an absolute nobody. He wasn't a killer or tough guy and he… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 1:27pm — 1 Comment

Philadelphia Boss: John Stanfa



By: David Amoruso

Posted in 2001



John Stanfa was going to be the guy who would bring the Philadelphia Crime Family back to the top. After the Scarfo years which crippled the Philadelphia Crime Family law enforcement and mobsters all agreed, John Stanfa was gonna get the Family back on it's feet. Stanfa was Sicilian, low key and knew the game. Things ofcourse would turn out very different.



John Stanfa was born on December… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Philadelphia Boss: Angelo Bruno



By: David Amoruso

Profile reviewed on July 31, 2006



Angelo "The Gentle Don" Bruno was the last of the old school Philadelphia Mafia Bosses. He was given the nickname "The Gentle Don" because he was like that, he thought everything over and didn't overreact, he handled his business in a quiet way that was good for the Philadelphia Family. Angelo Bruno was by far the most succesful boss that the Philadelphia Crime Family ever had.… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Philadelphia Capo: Thomas “Tommy Del” DelGiorno



Written by David Amoruso

Posted on July 30, 2006

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Tommy DelGiorno started out running a small bookmaking and numbers business during nights and weekends while also having a legit day job as a truck driver in the early 1960s. Tommy Del himself liked to gamble as well. He visited several mob run card and dice games. This is how he hooked up with the Philly… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 1:19pm — 1 Comment

Philadelphia Capo: George Fresolone

By David Amoruso

Posted on October 14, 2006

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George Fresolone was the first mobster who taped his induction into the Mafia. His information led to indictments against 38 mobsters, including Philadelphia boss “Little Nicky” Scarfo. In 1994 his autobiography came out, titled “Blood Oath: The Heroic Story of a Gangster Turned Government Agent Who Brought Down One of America’s Most Powerful Mob Families.” This… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 1:17pm — 6 Comments

Drug Boss: Roland "Pops" Bartlett

By David Amoruso

Posted March 20, 2007



Roland Bartlett reputedly was the biggest drug boss of Philadelphia in the 1980s. His organization consisted of around 60 members, and had seperate crews which consisted of salesmen, cutting crew supervisors, and enforcers. Bartlett himself had started out as a streetdealer for the Philadelphia Black Mafia, and had worked his way up. Eventually he developed connections with the Gambino Crime Family from New York, from which he purchased… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 10:45am — No Comments

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