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How the Chicago Outfit made its Hollywood dreams come true



By David Amoruso

Posted November 30, 2010

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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… Continue

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Puparo Presents: Siracusa Province

Puparo has compiled the following text through thorough research. However, if you see an error, or would like to add something, Puparo welcomes the contribution.



Scordia (Catania province) capomafia Giuseppe “Pippo” Di Salvo

Capofamiglia was Giuseppe Di Salvo and his brothers are Silvano Di Salvo (killed 27 september 1992) and Francesco Di Salvo (his sons are Salvatore Di Salvo killed and Umberto Di Salvo killed 30 October 1997 at age… Continue

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Prison Gangs and the Analogy of Hate



By Seth Ferranti (author of www.GorillaConvict.com )

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Prison is a cauldron of hate. A mixing pot of volatile tempers and personalities that can incite violence in a nanosecond. The territorial, drug and monetary beefs from the streets bleed over into the prison yards as racism intensifies and the… Continue

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The Mafia in the Second World War

By Tim Newark



The ghosts of past conflicts and crimes still haunt the streets of Palermo.



Near the harbour, around Piazza Fonderia, you can see the bomb shattered remains of buildings hit by the Allies in preparation for their invasion of the island in 1943. In the Giardino Garibaldi, with its extraordinary ancient fig trees with drooping aerial roots, you can see a plaque dedicated to the memory of New York detective Joseph Petrosino, gunned down by a Mafia Godfather in… Continue

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Catania: Downfall

Puparo Presents: Catania Province



Catania: Downfall




Arrests of Catania bosses



Santapaola killer Umberto Di Fazio

23 July 1992 were Francesco Celano and Lorenzo Marsengo (Marengo or Marsegno ?) near Palagonia killed by the Santapaola clan because they… Continue

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Santapaola Ally Laudani At War With Cappello

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SANTAPAOLA ALLY LAUDANI AT WAR WITH CAPPELLO



Benedetto “Nitto”Santapaola’s armed wing was the laudani clan

the Laudani clan that rules the area Adrano, Biancavilla and Paterno



boss Giuseppe Pulvirenti “Malpassotu” orders murder of Carmelo Buda

21 january 1989 was in… Continue

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Catania Province, Sicily - Mayors

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Catania mayors




Catania mayor Angelo Francesco Lo Presti

Catania mayor Francesco Lo Presti (later arrested) only served from 10 march 1992 till 27 june 1992. Angelo Francesco Lo Presti was Catania’s short-lived mayor between March and June 1992. Among his… Continue

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Santapaola clashes with Ferlito Family and Reito-Pillera Clan

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Santapaola clashes with Ferlito Family and Reito-Pillera Clan



Santapaola’s underboss Franco Romeo murders Camilleri

In 1980 or 1981 was the criminal Camilleri killed by Franco Romeo at the orders of Benedetto Santapaola. Camilleri's partner Nino Bua then joined ranks with Santapaola.



Alfio Ferlito and Pillera soon went to war with… Continue

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Puparo Presents: Cosa Nostra in Catania Province



Puparo has compiled the following text through thorough research. However, if you see an error, or would like to add something, Puparo welcomes the contribution.



Catania

Catania has the quarters San Cristoforo (area of Catania’s Fish Market), Puntina and San Cosimo. Catania has an international airport Fontanarossa (just outside the city and there drive busses between) and a… Continue

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New Arrests in Violent Albanian Drug Gang Bust

FBI personnel working in the arrest processing room

Photo Credit: Rich Kolko, FBI



By David Amoruso

Posted on August 25, 2010

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Yesterday, Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Janice K. Fedarcyk, the Assistant… Continue

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How the Sicilian Mafia flooded the US with heroin



Photo above was taken at Giuseppe Bono's wedding.

Standing: second from left a young Vincent Basciano, the man on his right is Philip Giaccone.

Sitting at the table from left to right: Joseph Benanti, Dominick Trinchera, J.B. Indelicato, Frank Lino, Anthony "Bruno" Indelicato.



By David Amoruso

Posted on October 4, 2008 (First appeared in the 2008 spring issue of… Continue

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Bonanno Boss: Salvatore Montagna



By David Amoruso

Posted on April 5, 2010 - Updated on November 25, 2011

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Salvatore Montagna burst onto the front page of the New York Daily News in 2006 when authorities labeled him the new acting boss of the Bonanno Crime Family. But before the public and press got to know him he was already being deported to Canada. Here is the story behind this 35-year-old reputed mob boss.



The…

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Bonanno Soldier: Benjamin Ruggiero



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Benjamin 'Lefty Guns' Ruggiero was one of the true Cosa Nostra Mafioso, a guy who was old school and knew how Mafia politics worked. Lefty was a Bonanno soldier who was feared and respected by his fellow Mafioso and in the end Lefty showed them all, when he just wouldn't break Omerta. Most of you probably know Lefty from the… Continue

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Bonanno Consigliere: Anthony Graziano



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2003

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Anthony "T.G." Graziano was born on November 12, 1940 in New York. When asked by a judge how far he got in school, Graziano answered "about the seventh grade". Before his school days were over Graziano had taken to a life of crime which eventually saw him joining the… Continue

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Lucchese Acting Boss: Steven Crea



By David Amoruso

Posted on June 13, 2008

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Steven "Stevie Wonder" Crea is one of the leading members of the troubled Lucchese Crime Family. Crea is a powerhouse in labor racketeering. Using the reputation of the Lucchese Family and, when needed to prove that reputation, its muscle, he had gained a position in which he could put in place a mob tax of five… Continue

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Lucchese Acting Boss: Louis Daidone



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2005

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Louis "Louis Bagels" Daidone was born on February 23, 1946. In the early 1980s the FBI listed him as a soldier in the Lucchese Crime Family. In 1989 Daidone received orders that he had to kill small time car thief Thomas Gilmore. The mob suspected that Gilmore was a rat. Daidone and two associates tailed Gilmore to his home… Continue

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The Lucchese New Jersey Faction

By David Amoruso

Posted May 26, 2007

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The Lucchese Crime Family's New Jersey faction was once among the most powerful in the state. They operated from Bergen County through Essex County, Morris County, Passaic County and Union County, to Sussex County. Their criminal business included illegal gambling, loansharking, drug trafficking, cigarette smuggling, fraud, extortion, and anything else that made a fast… Continue

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Lucchese Acting Boss: Joseph Defede



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2002

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Joseph "Little Joe" Defede was born in 1934 in New York. In his early days as a mobster Defede used to operate a hot dog truck in Brooklyn that doubled as a numbers bank. As a close personal friend of Lucchese Boss Vittorio Amuso Defede started climbing the ranks and by 1994, not long after Amuso's conviction and life… Continue

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Lucchese Soldier: Frank Gioia

By David Amoruso

Posted in 2006

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Frank Gioia was born in 1967. Gioia was born into 'the life', his father Frank Gioia senior was a Lucchese Family mobster. Growing up around mobsters it was`nt long untill Gioia himself became one. At age 12 he hung around a mob owned social club, getting drinks for wiseguys and doing small tasks for them. By the age of 18 though Gioia had left behind the errand-boy role. He… Continue

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Lucchese Boss: Gaetano Lucchese



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Thomas Lucchese was Boss of the Mafia Family that still bears his name. A ruthless guy with a ruthless reputation but he somehow managed to have friends who were law abiding citizens and weren't scared of him, later when they found out he was a major figure in the New York underworld they didn't know where to run. Lucchese's… Continue

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