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How a domestic dispute led to the death of one of Canada’s most powerful Mafia bosses

By David Amoruso

A domestic dispute? It’s not the first thing one thinks of when a reputed Mafia boss is shot dead in his home. Still, that’s what happened to 87-year-old Toronto mob leader Rocco Zito (photo above) on January 29, 2016. His son-in-law, Domenico Scopelliti, was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison for…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 12, 2018 at 8:20am — No Comments

“We were elite and acted like it.” - Former Hells Angels boss George Christie sits down with Gangsters Inc.

By David Amoruso

George Christie was a leader in the Hells Angels, the world’s most notorious outlaw motorcycle club. After seeing how the biker world changed and grew more violent, he decided to get out and start a new life and career in the spotlight. “When you run out of people to fight, you turn on each other,” he…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 13, 2018 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Former Hells Angels boss tells his story on stage in ‘Outlaw’

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Former Hells Angels leader George Christie (photo above) is touring the country with his critically acclaimed one-man show, Outlaw. After packed performances in Ventura, Santa Barbara and Palm Desert, California, as well as Las Vegas and St. Louis, he is coming to Los Angeles for an August 2…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 29, 2018 at 6:18am — No Comments

Sons of Anarchy spinoff Mayans MC in script development for FX

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Good news for fans of Sons of Anarchy! Series creator Kurt Sutter is co-writing a script for a spinoff series based on the Mayans motorcycle club, the Latino rivals/partners-in-crime of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 12, 2016 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Murder of mob boss Rocco Zito: Hit or domestic dispute?

By David Amoruso

‘Ndrangheta boss Rocco Zito (photo above) was murdered last Friday inside his modest Toronto residence. Does his death signal the arrival of the new generation of Mafiosi or was it a case of an argument gone deadly? Though these and many other questions remain unanswered, one…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 31, 2016 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

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.”

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

Sons of Anarchy final season trailer shows vengeance

By David Amoruso

Rejoice! A brand new season of Sons of Anarchy is upon us and it promises to be one hell of a ride. The latest trailer shows us Jax out for blood and vengeance and some very worried people around him, many with guns drawn. Unfortunately, this will be the series’ last ride as it comes to an explosive end.

It hasn’t been easy for…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 16, 2014 at 6:12am — No Comments

Media-savvy Hells Angels turned notoriety into business

By David Amoruso

Toronto’s crack-smoking mayor Rob Ford is hoping he can salvage what’s left of his political career by wooing the citizens of his city with enthusiastic public appearances. Those include plenty of photo-ops, even with the Hells Angels. Another dumb move by Ford, but for the most prominent biker club in the world it’s yet another…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 7, 2013 at 1:50pm — No Comments

St. Louis: A Gangster History

Like most big cities, St. Louis has a long criminal history filled with pickpockets, robbers, bootleggers, mobsters, and gangsters. Puparo has put together a comprehensive text of all the information available on St. Louis’ gangland, describing wars, hits, murders, and alliances that occurred in the city from the 1900s up until now.

Any feedback, comments, or extra…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 8, 2013 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

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