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…Continue
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It’s the scream that hits you. Then the gunshots. Followed by the realization that you’ve just watched and heard a mob hit. When Philadelphia crime family underboss Joseph “Joey Chang” Ciancaglini was shot in his diner in March of 1993 federal agents were watching and listening as well. It did little to help Joey Chang,…Continue
Mob author George Anastasia and crime reporter Dave Schratweiser discuss the government's racketeering case against Philly Mafia boss Joseph Merlino. The flamboyant Don was caught on tape talking about committing murder and…Continue
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They may both be standup guys, but if it’s up to Genovese family capo Eugene “Rooster” Onofrio, he won’t stand trial alongside codefendant and Philadelphia mob boss Joseph Merlino. Apparently, Onofrio's legal team is making moves this week, claiming the 75-year-old capo wants to be tried separately from Merlino in the…Continue
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The high-profile case against infamous Philadelphia mob boss Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino got a lot weaker yesterday after it became known that a mob informant accidentally deleted a treasure trove of criminal recordings…Continue
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Move over SEAL Team Six! You guys have tried and failed. You’ve been like “pussycats” while fighting terrorists! At least, that’s what former Philadelphia Mafia boss Ralph Natale…Continue
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Try as they might, the feds can’t keep Philadelphia mob boss Joseph Merlino down. The man nicknamed “Skinny Joey” was one of over forty wiseguys from five different Mafia families …Continue
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Estimate members: Around twenty active members.
First Boss: Salvatore Sabella started the family in 1911.
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He may have been diminutive, but mob boss “Little Nicky” Scarfo turned the city of Philadelphia into a war zone during his reign atop the…Continue
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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…Continue
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Infamous Philadelphia mob boss Nicodemo Scarfo passed away in prison on Friday, underworld sources told mob reporter George Anastasia, who…Continue
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Heavyweight boxing champion Sonny Liston was a bad man. Both in and out of the ring he struck fear in men, even in the greatest fighter in history, Muhammad Ali. When the two men faced off for their title fight on February 25, 1964, Ali admitted, “I was scared… It frightened me, just knowing how hard he hit.”
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Gangsters Inc. will keep you up to date on the latest news about the Mafia and organized crime from around the globe. Our website features a mixture of news articles, background stories, long reads, profiles, videos, and photos to show you what’s happening in the seedy underworld.
However, if you want the latest news as soon as possible then nothing beats social…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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.…Continue
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…Continue
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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…
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