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“I’m not crazy” - Profile of Camorra boss Michele “The Madman” Zaza

By David Amoruso

“I’m not crazy. Some of my relatives have been in a lunatic asylum, but I haven’t.” – Camorra boss Michele Zaza

Gangsters like Michele Zaza don’t come around often. Nicknamed “‘O Pazzo” or “The Madman,” he was known as much for talking candidly with the media as for his cunning and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 2, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Mafia Math: Calculating Italian organized crime’s illicit income

By David Amoruso

How much money does the Italian Mafia make? How many billions of dollars go up the chain through the organizations of Sicily’s Cosa Nostra, Campania’s Camorra, and Calabria’s ‘Ndrangheta? Criminology professor Francesco Calderoni did the math and came up with some very interesting numbers, numbers that many deem the most…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 6, 2016 at 6:42am — No Comments

Secret ‘Ndrangheta commission appointed and controlled politicians in Italy

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Italian Mafia groups are often described as a shadow government, ruling in place of the legitimate one. But on Friday, Italian police said they had discovered a secret commission led by the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta which…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 17, 2016 at 2:07pm — No Comments

How someone stole the watch off a dying Tony Soprano

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The death of actor James Gandolfini shocked fans around the world. No one saw the man they knew best as fictional mob boss Tony Soprano dying at an age as young as 51. While many were shocked and surprised, another…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 19, 2016 at 10:21am — No Comments

Police raids net Camorra bosses and €1 million euros

By David Amoruso

Italian police arrested several high-ranking members of the Camorra yesterday. In separate raids spread out across Italy, agents busted fugitive boss Alessandro Giannelli, who is held responsible for a drug war that is raging through Naples, and the financial arm of the Moccia clan.

Giannelli’s (above, right) arrest comes at a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 10, 2016 at 6:52am — No Comments

Tony Soprano’s white Cadillac up for auction

By David Amoruso

When fans of HBO’s The Sopranos think of Tony Soprano, most of them picture the mob boss with a cigar, his leather jacket on, cruising in his shiny white Cadillac Escalade looking for “cocksuckers” to stomp on. And now fans could live the fantasy themselves because Tony’s white Cadillac is going up for auction.

On November 12,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 31, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Billions of euros seized from Sicilian Mafia’s boss of bosses

By David Amoruso

Follow the money. If you want to hurt a gangster real bad, then go after his ill-gotten gains. This is especially true when you cannot catch the criminal behind all that money. As is currently happening in Sicily with Matteo Messina Denaro, Cosa Nostra’s boss of bosses, who has been a fugitive since 1993. The Italian…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 30, 2015 at 7:40am — 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…

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