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VIDEO: Anastasia and Schratweiser discuss Philadelphia mob boss Joey Merlino’s racketeering case in Mob Talk

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

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…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 5, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Genovese family capo Eugene Onofrio doesn’t want to stand trial alongside Philadelphia Mafia boss Joseph Merlino

By David Amoruso

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…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Genovese mob family turncoat returns to old stomping grounds in Springfield despite possible threats on life

By David Amoruso

The balls on this guy. Former Genovese family mobster Anthony Arillotta (above) is causing quite a stir in his old stomping grounds of Springfield, Massachusetts. After climbing to the top of the city’s mob crew by arranging the 2003 murder of his predecessor, capo Adolfo Bruno, he left town with his tail between his…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 9, 2017 at 5:02am — No Comments

Springfield Latin Kings boss gets 20 months for dealing heroin

By Gangsters Inc. Editor

Jose Cartagena, a leader of the Springfield Latin Kings, was sentenced today to 20 months in prison and three years of supervised release for distributing heroin. The 38-year-old gang boss had pleaded guilty to the charges in May…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 9, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

East Hartford Genovese mobster John Barile gets 71 months for arson, fraud, gambling and extortion

By David Amoruso

Reputed East Hartford wiseguy John A. Barile was sentenced to 71 months in prison on Thursday for arson, insurance fraud, gambling and extortion offenses. 52-year-old Barile has longstanding ties to the Genovese family crew…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 11, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Springfield Latin Kings enforcer pleads guilty to drugs and gun charge

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Bienvenido Nuñez, the former “enforcer” of the Massachusetts Latin Kings gang, pleaded guilty last Friday in U.S. District Court in Springfield to distributing cocaine and a federal firearm charge. The 38-year-old Latin King is scheduled to be sentenced on August 19, 2016.

Nuñez was busted after an…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 15, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Twelve Springfield Latin Kings hit with drug and firearms offenses


Twelve leaders and members of the Latin Kings were charged in U.S. District Court in Springfield Monday with drug distribution and firearms offenses.

“The defendants are alleged leaders and members of the Latin Kings, a criminal organization whose tactics include intimidation, violence and even murder,” said United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz. “The charges strike at the core of…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 11, 2015 at 3:04am — No Comments

The Rockford mob’s takeover of the Negro Policy Racket

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The “Negro Policy Racket” in the 1940s-1960s in Rockford was not unlike the one in Chicago, only on a smaller scale. The policy racket gave some hope to poor blacks at the time that they would “hit it big” if they bet as little as a penny on this gambling operation. But odds were always in favor of the “house.”



Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2015 at 2:30am — No Comments

Boston Mafia bosses hit the streets – War looming?

By David Amoruso

Never a dull moment in the Boston underworld. After barely surviving an internecine war and the beatings Whitey Bulger and the FBI dished out, the New England La Cosa Nostra family has been working hard to rebuild. This year, several top mobsters will hit the streets, raising the ever-pertinent question: Who’s the boss?

The most…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 21, 2015 at 3:37pm — 1 Comment

The Bruno Hit: How the Genovese Springfield Crew Killed Itself

By David Amoruso

It seemed like a perfect plan. Take out a powerful mob captain that is thought to be an informant for the FBI and better your own position within the crime family. Of course, even a perfect plan can go bad very fast. Eight years after the brazen murder of Genovese capo Adolfo Bruno all those involved wished they had never embarked on the execution… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 4, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Genovese Family Soldier Arrested in Italy

By David Amoruso

Posted on July 30, 2010

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A Genovese Crime Family soldier was arrested yesterday in Sorrento, Italy. Mobster Emilio Fusco (42) is wanted in the United States where he is charged with extortion and two gang land murders in Springfield, Massachusetts. While his associates were being arraigned in the U.S. District Court in Springfield, Fusco was nowhere to be found.

Federal… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 21, 2010 at 2:14pm — No Comments

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