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The Irishman: Meet the real Mafia muscle behind Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Martin Scorsese’s latest Mafia epic The Irishman finally hit…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 1, 2019 at 6:44am — No Comments

A Tale of Espionage, the CIA, the Mafia, double agents, Cuban exiles, and President Kennedy: Plot to kill Fidel Castro

By Clarence Walker Jr. for Gangsters Inc.

As night began to fall on the Florida's Keys, Mafia gangster Johnny Roselli (photo above) and his crew mates prepared for a midnight run to Cuba. Looking out from Port Mary, the encroaching darkness was a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 3, 2019 at 6:44am — No Comments

Out of Africa: The Story of New Orleans Mafia boss Carlos Marcello

By Thom L. Jones

Tunisia is a republic in North Africa. Bounded on the north and east by the Mediterranean Sea and on the south and west by Libya and Algeria; its capital is Tunis. 15 kilometers to the north is the famous ancient city of Carthage. A deformation of "Kart Hadasht" (the new town) it was how the Phoenicians…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 7, 2019 at 4:24am — No Comments

The Story of New Orleans Mafia boss Carlos Marcello - Final part

By Thom L. Jones

Read the first page of this story here

When Carlos went off to prison in April 1983, he left a ship that was drifting. He lost most of his political…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 6, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Story of New Orleans Mafia boss Carlos Marcello - Part 5

By Thom L. Jones

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In 1960, Carlos Marcello had handed over $500,000 in cash to Jimmy Hoffa, the corrupt head of the Teamsters…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 6, 2019 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Story of New Orleans Mafia boss Carlos Marcello - Part 4

By Thom L. Jones

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"It is as if we all stood in a bad dream, watching the hand of fate write out one of the blackest chapters in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 6, 2019 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Story of New Orleans Mafia boss Carlos Marcello - Part 3

By Thom L. Jones

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The crime family Carlos inherited was a successful mixture of gangsters, policeman on the pad and corrupt…

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The Story of New Orleans Mafia boss Carlos Marcello - Part 2

By Thom L. Jones

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Dropping out of school at the age of fourteen, Carlos Marcello began to spend more of his time with people with…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 6, 2019 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Irishman: Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa’s friend and the man who put two bullets in the back of his skull

By David Amoruso

At 6’4” Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran literally was a towering figure. But to those who knew him in the American underworld, he was even taller. A fearsome force who had honed his deadly skills as a combat-hardened rifleman during the Second World War fighting the Nazis. Back home, he became a Mafia hitman,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 29, 2018 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

When the American government asked the Mafia for a favor: The assassination of Cuban leader Fidel Castro

By David Amoruso

Politics is a dirty game. Always has been, always will be. But most of the dirt is kept hidden from view. Skeletons stay in the closet. Sometimes, however, the dirt comes out because it is so mind-blowing, it cannot be kept secret. Like the time the United States government recruited the American Mafia to kill Cuban…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 30, 2017 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Guatemala extradites its top drug lord to US – Marlon Monroy was El Chapo henchman and Sinaloa cartel affiliate

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Guatemala’s most powerful cartel boss Marlon Monroy was extradited to the United States on Wednesday, he faces drug trafficking charges in Florida. Monroy, a former military officer, was arrested on April 30 while relaxing at his luxurious mansion in the tourist city Antigua Guatemala.

Nicknamed “El…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 5, 2016 at 10:04am — No Comments

Trafficante family mobster passes away at age 85

By David Amoruso

Trafficante family mobster Cesar Augustus Rodriguez passed away March 12 at the ripe old age of 85. Known as a bar owner and gambler, his main claim to mob fame came in the 1970s when he was involved in a violent war over territory between rival Mafia factions.

Ken Sanz, a former special agent with the Florida Department of Law…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 26, 2016 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Better Call Saul? Here’s our Top 5 mob lawyers

By David Amoruso

Better Call Saul is back! AMC’s Breaking Bad spin-off has begun its eagerly awaited second season yesterday. We at Gangsters Inc. are glad to see Saul Goodman, everyone’s favorite hustler-turned-lawyer, back on television again.

Played by actor Bob Odenkirk, Goodman’s origin story was told extensively during season 1. During the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 16, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

The American Mafia bets on the world and wins big

By David Amoruso

Gambling has always been the American Mafia’s “bread and butter.” After controlling illicit gambling across the United States, the mob upped the ante by turning Las Vegas into Sin City, a gambler’s paradise. But in true gambling spirit: It was never enough. In the decades that followed the mob expanded abroad and set up casinos across…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 22, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Spotlight on Tampa Mafia with tour and magazine

By David Amoruso

When it comes to the mob in America everybody knows about the five families in New York or Al Capone in Chicago. But what about a smaller city? Like Tampa, Florida. A city that has a long and colorful history of violence filled with gangsters from Italy, Spain, Cuba, and the U.S. itself. A brand-new magazine and tour shine a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 15, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Santo Trafficante: Building the Family Business

By Ron Chepesiuk

Santo Trafficante, Sr., the powerful Trafficante crime family’s patriarch, was born on May 28, 1886, in Alexandria Della Rocca, Sicily. At age 16, he boarded the S.S. Lombardia and set sail for American in search of a better life. Two years later, Santo, Sr. followed like thousands of other Italian immigrants, settling near downtown…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 16, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

The Star of Forest Hills

By Thom L. Jones

In 1960, Joe and Jack Taliercio opened a restaurant in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. They had worked as chefs in some of the finest restaurants in Europe and in Manhattan, and working as a family, determined to create a historic food locale. They leased premises at 102-11 Queens Boulevard, and began serving food a la Neapolitan style to a rapidly growing and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 29, 2012 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Cigar City Mafia Tours in Tampa, Florida

The heat of summer is fading. That means it's time for the return of my Mafia tours of Ybor City.



Cigar City Magazine Presents

The Mafia Tour

Saturday | October 22 | 5:30pm



About The Tour



Scott M. Deitche, author of 5…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 3, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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