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Gangsters Inc.'s Blog – May 2013 Archive (11)

Black Caesar: The Rise of America’s Biggest Kingpin

This is an excerpt from Ron Chepesiuk’s new biography on legendary gangster Frank Matthews. The book, titled Black Caesar: The Rise and Disappearance of America’s Biggest Kingpin, will uncover the true story of this international man of mystery who ran the American streets.

By Ron Chepesiuk

Who was Frank…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 30, 2013 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Chicago: A Gangster History Part 2

You can find Chicago: A Gangster History Part 1 here.

By Puparo

SOUTH SIDE RALPH SHELDON BEER WAR WITH SALTIS MCERLANE

Saltis McErlane gang

4 October 1925 was the Ragens Colts Club House (Ralph Sheldon headquarters) machine gunned and died bystander Charles Kelly and wounded was Thomas Hart

Saltis McErlane gang

13 October…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 27, 2013 at 9:33am — No Comments

Chicago: A Gangster History

Long before Al Capone strolled into town, Chicago was teeming with gangsters and mobsters. In this piece, Puparo details the city’s criminal history starting in the early 1900s and working his way up to Al Capone and his cronies. Digging in his archives, Puparo wiped the dust off of old names, familiar places, and violent gangland executions. Any feedback and comments are…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 27, 2013 at 4:36am — 3 Comments

Cosa Nostra Boss: Bernardo Provenzano



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2006 - Updated in 2016

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Read: Cosa Nostra boss of bosses Bernardo Provenzano dead at 83



Bernardo Provenzano was born on January 31, 1933 in Corleone, Sicily. After the second World War Provenzano joined…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 21, 2013 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

The FBI's Secret Thirty-Year Relationship with a Mafia Killer

By Peter Lance (author of the book Deal with the Devil: The FBI's Secret Thirty-Year Relationship with a Mafia Killer available at Amazon.com)

Gregory Scarpa Sr. was a trifecta of contradiction. A peacock dresser, he carried a wad…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 21, 2013 at 10:36am — 7 Comments

Italian Prison Too Tough On Mafia Boss Provenzano?

By David Amoruso

Are Italian authorities too harsh on imprisoned Cosa Nostra boss Bernardo Provenzano? His lawyer and family say yes. In video clips aired by Michele Santoro’s Servizio pubblico, or public affairs program, on television network LA7, viewers see an old and vulnerable Provenzano, who is unable even to use the prison…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 21, 2013 at 7:43am — No Comments

The Kennedys: Whiskey Barons in the White House

By George Hassett

As the Italian Mafia rose in power across the country, a less organized but just as powerful underworld of Irish corruption was beginning to take shape. At the top of this hierarchy of politics and payoffs was an unlikely figure – a man celebrated as the patriarch of America’s greatest political dynasty. Joe Kennedy may have led his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 17, 2013 at 1:45pm — 2 Comments

Gulf Cartel Leader Gets 35 Years for Drug Trafficking

By David Amoruso

Aurelio Cano Flores started out as a cop, turned into a drug lord, and now sits in an American prison where he will spend over three decades behind bars.

Yesterday, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced that Flores, a 40-year-old Mexican national and high ranking member of the Gulf Cartel, was sentenced to 35…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 14, 2013 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Mafia-State Trial Exposes Italy’s Corrupt Political System

By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

No one is untouchable. Of course, others are easier to touch than others. In Italy this is being proven each and every day as Mafiosi and corrupt politicians escape justice by abusing one of the many loopholes the law offers them.

One of the men who managed to escape justice, according to many judges, pentiti,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 10, 2013 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Senator Declares War On Gangster Disciples

By David Amoruso

They don’t call it the underworld for nothing. It's hidden beneath a shadow. Gangsters hate the limelight. It’s bad for business. The less people know about your business, the better. Once your name hits the newspapers you can start counting down the days until the FBI comes knocking down your door. It’s usually not the most vicious, dangerous,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 4, 2013 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

Inside the Mafia: Whitey's files

Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 1, 2013 at 3:56am — 1 Comment

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