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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 17, 2017 at 4:01am — No Comments

Owner of Rao’s and notable actor Frank Pellegrino Sr. dies at age 72 – Starred in The Sopranos and Law & Order

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Frank Pellegrino Sr. passed away on Tuesday at age 72. He had been diagnosed with cancer last year. Pellegrino Sr. is best known among the general public for his role as FBI Bureau Chief Frank Cubitoso on HBO’s The Sopranos…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 1, 2017 at 9:26am — No Comments

A Gangster Christmas: Stories from the underworld

By David Amoruso

‘Tis the season! Merry Christmas everyone! At Gangsters Inc. we don’t really do presents. But we do do gangster stories! Lots of ‘em! Especially for Christmas we’ve dug up three stories that show how gangsters spend their Christmas. Spoiler alert: Two end in murder.

“Carmine DiBiase went out on Christmas Day and got drunk. Very drunk.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 21, 2016 at 3:42am — No Comments

The DeCavalcante Crime Family - Overview

First Boss: Filippo "Phil" Amari

Primary activities: Extortion, gambling, drugs, loansharking, union corruption, prostitution.

Boss: ?…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 8, 2016 at 6:27am — 5 Comments

Rumble at Rao's: It's not over 'till The Fat Lady Sings - The night Louie Lump Lump chose the gun over the cannoli

By Thom L. Jones

When you mention Rao’s to someone, you can see their eyes light up. Probably they’ve never been there-you can’t get in the place-but they’ve heard about it: the location, the ambience, the mystique, all those stories. You can only image what it’s like. And then one night, you get lucky. You get in and find out…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2016 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

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

New Jersey mob boss Francesco Guarraci dies at age 61

By David Amoruso

Reputed DeCavalcante crime family mob boss Francesco Guarraci passed away on April 14, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was 61. Guarraci became acting boss of the New Jersey mob around 2006.

Guarraci was born in Ribera, Sicily, and came to New Jersey in 1967, where he settled in Elizabeth. According to his …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 25, 2016 at 7:18am — 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

Profile: Bonanno crime family capo Jack Bonventre

By David Amoruso

“What the fuck is there? Everybody runs to the law. Everybody’s a fucking rat. Everybody, they’re fucking horrible.” – Bonanno gangster Jack Bonventre

Bonanno mobster Jack Bonventre knows all about “the life” and its many hardships. Bonventre was convicted of a federal charge of illegal gambling in 2007, for which he…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 17, 2015 at 10:57am — 1 Comment

Gotti Junior talks about his father, the Mafia & John Travolta

By David Amoruso

“The first time my dad ever said he loved me was in Marion, Illinois, and we had a two inch thick glass between us,” says John Gotti Junior. The retired mob boss is pulling no punches in telling us about “the life.” He is currently on tour promoting his book Shadow of My Father which details his rise in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 8, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Crime Beat: Sandra Lansky, CIA & Drugs, Cosa Nostra

Crime Beat: Issues, Controversies and Personalities from the Dark Side on Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for October 30, 2014, through January 22, 2015. Topics covered include La Cosa Nostra, Nazi Germany, Hollywood, serial killers, the CIA and drugs, and more.

Here is the lineup:

  • October…
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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 27, 2014 at 1:52pm — No Comments

James Gandolfini’s final farewell in true gangster style

By David Amoruso

James Gandolfini made an everlasting impression on millions of people around the globe with his iconic role as mob boss Anthony Soprano in television series The Sopranos. His unexpected death on June 19,2013, came too soon. But through his roles on television and in movies Gandolfini lives on. His last movie, The Drop,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 8, 2014 at 8:35am — 3 Comments

Crime Beat: Meyer Lansky, NY Mafia History & More

Crime Beat: Issues, Controversies and Personalities from the darkside on Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for April 17, 2014, through June 19, 2014. Topics covered include Mafia History, the Pizza Bomber, Joseph Mengele, private investigation work and more.

Here is…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 26, 2014 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Always a gangster: Racketeering in the nursing home

By David Amoruso

Oh, how we miss The Sopranos! Tony and his two families. The drama. The violence. And those storylines that seemed too funny to be true. Like when Uncle Junior started running the mental institution as his personal fiefdom. Great entertainment, but that would never happen in real life, right? Wrong.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 23, 2014 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Bonanno goodfellas turned in by former boss Massino

By David Amoruso

Are you ready for Goodfellas: The Sequel? You better be, cause the story has arrived. Yesterday, FBI agents arrested five wiseguys of the Bonanno crime family and hit them with various counts of racketeering. One Bonanno mobster is charged with participation in the 1978 Lufthansa heist immortalized in Martin Scorsese’s movie…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 24, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Stone Cold Killer Boardwalk Empire Returns This Sunday

By David Amoruso

Get ready for more bootlegging, backstabbing, corrupt politicians, damsels in distress, and stone cold killers when Boardwalk Empire returns for its brand new fourth season this Sunday. We join the series in February of 1924, Nucky Thompson is laying low but faces new challenges, including a clash with the mayor, a battle with his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 3, 2013 at 2:11pm — No Comments

James "Tony Soprano" Gandolfini (1961–2013)

By David Amoruso

Rest in peace, James Gandolfini. You have passed away at far too young an age.

As Tony Soprano he gave the performance of a lifetime and created a character that has become a television icon. Gandolfini’s broad shoulders carried that terrific show and lifted it to great heights. The Sopranos was the first groundbreaking television series,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 20, 2013 at 7:44pm — 7 Comments

Christmas Presents You Can't Refuse

‘Tis the season to be jolly… and also to enjoy some quality gangster books or movies with family and friends of ours! And who better to point you guys towards those great Christmas presents than your own criminal mastermind David Amoruso! Here are a couple of must-have gangster books, and television series that offer a little bit of everything to the fans of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 2, 2012 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Nothing Personal: New Mob Docu Series Premieres March 9 on Investigation Discovery

By David Amoruso



“It's not personal, Sonny. It's strictly business,” Michael Corleone says to his older brother in The Godfather. This quote has come to influence how a large percentage of the public views how organized crime groups operate. These gangsters don’t kill at random. They kill with good reasons. For profit, territory: business. It doesn’t mean they…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 7, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

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