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Gangsters Inc.'s Blog – June 2013 Archive (8)

Deal with the Devil is brutal indictment of FBI conduct

By David Amoruso

Award-winning journalist Peter Lance’s Deal with the Devil: The FBI’s Secret Thirty-Year Relationship with a Mafia Killer is a page-turning account of how the FBI sold its soul and endangered the lives of innocent citizens in order to send a couple dozen mobsters to prison.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 30, 2013 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Deal with the Devil - Q&A with author Peter Lance

Before Whitey Bulger became a big shot crime boss in Boston while feeding information to the FBI, Colombo mobster Gregory Scarpa was already using the Feds as his get-out-of-jail-free-card. He eventually manipulated the FBI in such a manner that he changed that card into a license to kill.

Five-time Emmy Award-winning author Peter Lance has done extensive…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 27, 2013 at 4:17pm — 1 Comment

Georgian Crime Clan of Vors Busted in Europe

By David Amoruso

The leader of a Georgian Mafia Clan and seventeen of his underlings were arrested this week in what Europol has said is part of an ongoing investigation into Russian-speaking crime groups in Europe. Thirteen of the eighteen men were so-called Vor v zakone, or thieves-in-law, made members of the Russian Mafia. These men were part of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 21, 2013 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Moon over Sicily

By Thom L. Jones (For more of his stories check out his Mob Corner)

He heard they were going to kill him soon, from the baker who ran a shop at the end of the street. It wasn't that much of a surprise, not like…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 21, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

James "Tony Soprano" Gandolfini (1961–2013)

By David Amoruso

Rest in peace, James Gandolfini. You have passed away at far too young an age.

As Tony Soprano he gave the performance of a lifetime and created a character that has become a television icon. Gandolfini’s broad shoulders carried that terrific show and lifted it to great heights. The Sopranos was the first groundbreaking television series,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 20, 2013 at 7:44pm — 7 Comments

Top 5 of True Stand Up Wiseguys

By David Amoruso

Joseph Massino, the first New York mob boss to become a cooperating witness, feels he has earned a release from prison. This week, the New York Daily News reported that the FBI agrees and asked the judge to reduce the former Bonanno big wig’s life sentence as a reward for his unprecedented cooperation. “As the first official boss of the American Mafia to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 13, 2013 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

‘Ndrangheta Rat Recants Testimony, Then Disappears

By David Amoruso

It’s a Mafia mystery! Italian authorities are scratching their heads at the disappearance of ‘Ndrangheta boss-turned informant Antonino Lo Giudice. Lo Giudice was supposed to testify in court, but instead left a message on Thursday recanting all his testimony and then disappeared from witness protection.

According to news group ADN…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 8, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Making of Mob Boss Whitey Bulger

Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger will finally stand trial this week. After going on the lam in 1994 he managed to escape the hands of justice for sixteen years until his arrest in 2011. Now, two years later, he will face a slew of RICO charges and former members of his crew who will testify against him. Boston crime reporter Dick Lehr wrote a new book about Bulger…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 2, 2013 at 8:45am — 3 Comments

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