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,…Continue
Ronald Fino’s life sounds like a mix of The Godfather and James Bond. As the son of a Mafia capo, Fino ultimately decided the mob was not for him. Instead, he became an undercover operative for the FBI and CIA, traveling the world and cleaning up crime and corruption wherever he went. His…Continue
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Genovese crime family underboss Venero Mangano had a long and distinguished career. Two careers, actually. And in both he proved he had a sharp mind and balls of steel. He also showed one could live a long life and die of old age where most of his comrades died violently by bombs and bullets.
Born on September 7, 1921, Mangano was…Continue
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In the past few decades, various prosecutors have announced the end of the American Mafia several times, but each time La Cosa Nostra popped up at exactly those places where it was said to have become extinct. A NY Times piece about the New York harbor showed that despite prosecutions, the area made famous by On the…Continue
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There’s a new boss in town, Donald J. Trump beat the odds, polls, and his opponent Hillary Clinton to become the 45th President of the United States of America. With the country’s mighty security forces under his command, we at Gangsters Inc. asked four crime experts how President Trump will fight organized…Continue
A drug peddling DeCavalcante crime family mobster was sentenced yesterday to 30 months in prison for his role in distributing more than 500 grams of cocaine. John Capozzi, a 36-year-old mob associate of Union,…Continue
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It’s been a bumpy road for Genovese crime family captain Pasquale “Patsy” Parrello (photo above). In his decade-long criminal career he has spent several stints in prison and saw his son murdered by men seeking to avenge a slap in the face. Regardless, it’s the path he chose and the one he sticks to. Live by the gun, die by…Continue
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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 …Continue
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Lucchese crime family captain Richard Pagliarulo came from a mob crew where nicknames were brutally honest. Peter Chiodo, his predecessor as crew leader, was nicknamed Fat Pete, because he was…well…fat. He…Continue
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James Heeney, an associate of New Jersey’s DeCavalcante crime family of La Cosa Nostra, Tuesday admitted his role in distributing more than 500 grams of cocaine.
36-year-old Heeney of Elizabeth, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William H. Walls to one count of…Continue
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Two associates of the DeCavalcante crime family of La Cosa Nostra Wednesday admitted their roles in distributing more than 500 grams of cocaine. John “Johnny Balls” Capozzi (34) of Union, New Jersey, and Mario Galli (23) of Toms River, New Jersey, each pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of more than 500 grams of…Continue
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Longtime New Jersey mob boss John Riggi passed away on Monday. He was 90 years old. He had been released from prison almost three years ago and peacefully died at home surrounded by his family.
His obituary reads, “John M. Riggi, Laborers Local 394 business agent, Army Air Corps veteran, dedicated his life to his family.” Though…Continue
Gangbanger or Mafioso? You be the judge. He may not look like it, but Robert Sasso, pictured above, is a Gambino crime family associate whose father and grandfather were in “the life” as well. And while he may not have learned how to dress like a mobster, he is alleged to be very familiar with the Mafia’s violent ways of doing…Continue
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Just a month following the murder of “Boss of all Bosses” Salvatore Maranzano, another crucial moment in the evolution of the National Crime Syndicate took place. This, essentially, was an incident that not only officially inaugurated the…Continue
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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.…Continue
With the McClellan hearings spearheaded by Robert Kennedy came a daily dose of shocking disclosures that organized crime had crept into the very inner circles of the labor movement. The hearings conducted between 1957 and 1959 had a carnival-like atmosphere, where prosecutors dissected every word of suspected persons who had ties to organized crime…Continue
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Gangsters Inc. is proud to welcome Ronald Fino to its writing staff! Starting today, Fino will write about labor racketeering and organized crime for this website. As the son of a capo in the Buffalo crime family, Fino effectively grew up in the mob. He joined the corrupt Laborers’ Local 210, controlled by Buffalo boss Stefano Magaddino, and after years of experiencing the…Continue
By David Amoruso
The 1930s through to the 1940s are known as the Golden Age for Hollywood. During those days eight major studios controlled the entire movie industry from top to bottom. They would make the movie and distribute it via their own theatres. But the big studios were also held in a choke hold by the American mob, which managed to extort millions of dollars from the movie moguls.
Willie Bioff and George…
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By Thom L. Jones
Missing Person #75-3425.
To paraphrase that famous line from The Scarlet Pimpernel, 'they seek him here, they seek him there, trouble is, Jimmy’s buried everywhere.'
There never really was any serious doubt about why he was…