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Puparo presents: The Roaring 1950s (Part 1)

Montreal

Giuseppe "Pep" Cotroni 's drugtrade was financed by Luigi Greco and Cotroni once told an undercover that 5 men in the US controlled the heroin market and prices, those customers of his were Angelo "Angie" Tuminaro, Rocco "Rocky" Sancinella, Anthony "Bootsie" DiPasqua, Frank Mancino and Anthony Strollo "Tony Bender", those were often financed by Squillante.



Constantino Gamba

In 1950 arrested in Italy for trafficking in narcotics



Schiaparelli directing chemist… Continue

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A Death in the Family

By Thom L. Jones



In those last few seconds, as his life was disappearing like an evanescent breath, nothing to protect him, no salvation at hand, his thoughts must have been perhaps his wife and children; his family to be torn apart by his sudden and awful ending. Did he cry out in frustration at the inevitability of this act of duplicity locking him into this act of ultimate violence; or the venal manoeuvre that enticed him into a cul-de-sac from which there could be no escape? The… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 24, 2010 at 4:27pm — 1 Comment

Lucky’s Luck: How Charlie Luciano got out of jail and passed go

By Thom L. Jones



Any one interested in the subject of Italian-American organized crime, is probably familiar with the story concerning Charlie Luciano’s final departure from New York.



After serving 10 years of a thirty year sentence for compulsory prostitution, he was released from prison by the very man who sent him away, New York State Governor, Thomas Dewey, transferred to Ellis Island in New York Harbour, and on February 10th 1946, sailed away on a rust-bucket of a…

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Get ’The Right Man’: How the FBN nailed Vito Genovese

By Thom L. Jones



It begins and ends with a man who had a name that sounded like a musk melon.



His impact on the American Mafia was much more than to just have helped the law incarcerate a man who at the time, they considered perhaps the most powerful hoodlum in the country. By helping to nail him and thus sending him to prison, he created a chain of events that would have perhaps, the most significant repercussions on Italian-American organized crime since its recognized… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 24, 2010 at 2:59pm — 1 Comment

Death in the Afternoon, The shadow of a Dream: The Story of Carmine Galante (Part 2)

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During Lunch




As his nephew drove away from the drop-off, Galante walked into the restaurant, whose front windows were masked by yellow curtains. It was a favourite meeting place, where he often arranged sit-downs with his closest associates. Knickerbocker Avenue had for over 50 years been the turf of the Bonanno crime family, according to… Continue

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Death in the Afternoon, The shadow of a Dream: The Story of Carmine Galante

By Thom L. Jones

Before Lunch



It was not quite the dog days of August, but almost. The temperature was in the upper eighties by mid-day, baking the cracked asphalt that shimmered under the relentless rays of the noon-day sun, beating down on the city like a blow-torch, tempered by the 80 degrees of humidity.



In Bushwick, Brooklyn, inland from whatever on-shore breezes may have been blowing in from the East River, there was no relief from the wilting heat.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 24, 2010 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Mob Meeting at Apalachin: The Big Barbeque



By Thom L. Jones

November 1957



The question, to my mind, has to be why?



Why was this meeting held?



There are a number of other interesting questions as well of course, and none of them have ever been answered satisfactorily.



Who actually arranged it?



Who first thought of the idea?



Who in fact brought the whole thing together?



Long before the days of rapid…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 24, 2010 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

Genovese Family Soldier Arrested in Italy

By David Amoruso

Posted on July 30, 2010

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A Genovese Crime Family soldier was arrested yesterday in Sorrento, Italy. Mobster Emilio Fusco (42) is wanted in the United States where he is charged with extortion and two gang land murders in Springfield, Massachusetts. While his associates were being arraigned in the U.S. District Court in Springfield, Fusco was nowhere to be found.



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Profile: Genovese crime family boss Daniel Leo



By David Amoruso

Posted on January 12, 2008

Updated on August 22, 2008



The Genovese Crime Family is, and has been for decades, the most secretive and well-run Mafia family in New York. When the family's boss Vincent "Chin" Gigante (photo on the right) died in December of 2005 speculation began as to who would…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 21, 2010 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Profile: Genovese crime family boss Matthew Ianniello



By Maarten Anthonissen



Matthew "Matty the Horse" Ianniello isn’t your average mobster. He is an acting boss of the Genovese Crime Family, who was on the ruling committee of the Family after official boss Vincent “The Chin” Gigante was convicted. According to the FBI…

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Profile: Genovese crime family boss: Vincent "Chin" Gigante

By David Amoruso

Vincent “Chin” Gigante was one of the weirdest and oddest Mafia bosses in American history. Famous for wandering through the streets in his bathrobe, mumbling and talking to himself, for over 30 years, he even fooled medical professionals into thinking he had lost his mind. But on the streets, his friends and enemies knew the truth: That he was the most…

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Profile: Genovese crime family boss Dominick Cirillo



By David Amoruso

Posted on March 25, 2006



Dominick "Quiet Dom" Cirillo was born on the 4th of July, 1929. He started out as a boxer but eventually turned to a life of crime. Early on in his criminal career, in 1952, Cirillo was convicted on a narcotics charge. Cirillo was a good friend of Genovese crime family boss …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 21, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Profile: Genovese crime family capo Anthony Antico



By David Amoruso

Posted on August 20, 2010



A reporter once wrote that if you took one look at Anthony Antico, you knew he had to be a defendant in a criminal trial. Though looks can be deceiving, in Antico’s case they were not. As a leading member of New York’s Genovese Crime Family he stole and murdered his way to the top of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 21, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Profile: Genovese crime family capo Tino Fiumara



By David Amoruso

Last update in September 2010



Tino Fiumara was born on August 11, 1941. Fiumara became head of the Genovese Crime Family’s New Jersey faction in 1994, when he replaced Bobby Manna. Fiumara had been released from prison on parole after serving 15 years of a 25 year sentence for racketeering. After his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 21, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Profile: Genovese crime family associate Peter "Petey Cap" Caporino



By David Amoruso

Posted on September 9, 2007



Peter "Petey Cap" Caporino was, until his defection, an associate of the Genovese Crime Family. His career in crime started forty years ago when he worked at a freight company after serving three years in the Army. A co-worker asked if he wanted to help collect bets from workers. "He…

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Profile: Genovese crime family associate Andrew Gigante



By David Amoruso

Updated on June 16, 2008



Andrew Gigante was born September 30, 1956 in New York. Andrew's father is Genovese crime family boss Vincent "Chin" Gigante. When you go by testimony by Salvatore Gravano it seemed very…

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Tony Spilotro and his Hole in the Wall Gang



By David Amoruso

First published in the August/September 2007 issue of Mob Candy Magazine.

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Anthony Spilotro arrived in Las Vegas in 1971. He was sent by the Chicago La Cosa Nostra Family, which most people call The Outfit, to oversee the mob's skimming operations. Several mob families were skimming money from the… Continue

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Chicago Boss: Joseph Lombardo



By David Amoruso

Posted on June 19, 2008

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Joseph Lombardo is considered one of the leading members of the Chicago Outfit. He is nicknamed The Clown, and has proven he can play that role. When he was arrested in 1964 for beating a man who owned him money, he made it impossible for the police to take a good mug shot of him by opening his mouth in a wide yawn.… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 2:23pm — 1 Comment

Chicago Boss: Joseph "Joey Doves" Aiuppa



By David Amoruso

Posted on July 22, 2007

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Joseph "Joey Doves" Aiuppa was born on December 1, 1907 in Melrose Park. Aiuppa's parents both came from the same village in Italy and had come to the US to find a better life. Joseph Aiuppa was their first child. In 1918 an eleven year old Aiuppa dropped out of school and started working as a gardener.… Continue

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Chicago Boss: Paul "The Waiter" Ricca



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001



Paul "The Waiter" Ricca was born Felice DeLucia in 1897 in Naples, Italy. In 1915 Ricca got in serious trouble: he murdered a man and was sentenced to 2 years in prison. When he got out he killed the eye witness who had testified against him at his trial after that Ricca went on the lam. On August 10th, 1920 Ricca boarded a boat to New York when he got there he changed his name to Paul Ricca to avoid… Continue

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