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A Mafia Killing in Sicily

By Thom L. Jones

The photograph has been appearing for over thirty years. It is one of the most iconic and yet at the same time, distorted images of what the Sicilian Mafia is about: Control by force. It is almost always headed a Mafia killing in Corleone. This is the misrepresentation. The act of violence occurred, in fact, in a suburb of Palermo.

It has appeared in…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 21, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

Multimillion-dollar photo of Billy the Kid bought for $2 at junk shop

By David Amoruso

He was known – and feared – as Billy the Kid, a violent gunman and outlaw who earned infamy in America’s Wild West. He died in a gunfight at age 21. His death was synonymous for how he lived: Fast and violent. For over a century there was only one photo of him. It sold for $2,3 million in 2011. Now, a second photo has been unearthed in Fresno, California. The owner bought it at a junk shop…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 14, 2015 at 7:30am — 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…


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

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…


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

The Lucchese New Jersey Faction

By David Amoruso

Posted May 26, 2007

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The Lucchese Crime Family's New Jersey faction was once among the most powerful in the state. They operated from Bergen County through Essex County, Morris County, Passaic County and Union County, to Sussex County. Their criminal business included illegal gambling, loansharking, drug trafficking, cigarette smuggling, fraud, extortion, and anything else that made a fast… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 26, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

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