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Cosa Nostra Boss: Gianni Nicchi



By David Amoruso

Posted on December 17, 2009

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Giovanni “Gianni” Nicchi is considered an example of the latest generation of Sicilian Mafiosi. Capable of violence, loyal, and very young. According to Italian authorities, Nicchi had become a leading Cosa Nostra member when he was only in his mid twenties.



It is a recurring theme: the son follows in… Continue

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Cosa Nostra Hitman: Giuseppe “Scarpuzzedda” Greco



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Posted in 2003



Giuseppe “Scarpuzzedda” Greco was born in Palermo in 1950. He joined the Ciaculli “family”, ran by the boss Michele “The Pope” Greco, not related to him. His father, nicknamed “Scarpa”, was a member of the Greco’s from Ciaculli, who fought against the Greco’s from Croceverde Giardini in 1940s before joining themselves in an unique “family”. At the end of the 1970s he started his escalation… Continue

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Cosa Nostra Boss: Matteo Messina Denaro

The New Star In Cosa Nostra: Matteo Messina Denaro







By Joris van der Aa (article was first published in Belgian monthly magazine "Ché")



Ever since the arrest of Salvatore "Toto" Riina the power within the leadership of Cosa Nostra (still the most powerful crime organization in the world) has been shifting. One ambitious and ruthless young man… Continue

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Cosa Nostra Boss: Leoluca Bagarella



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Posted in 2003



Leoluca Bagarella was born in Corleone in 1941. He is the brother-in-law of Salvatore Riina, the boss of bosses, who married his sister Antonina. He supported Luciano Leggio during the war against Navarra’s men in 1960s. His brother Calogero was murdered in 1969 during the Viale Lazio slaughter in Palermo;… Continue

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Cosa Nostra Boss: Giuseppe Calò



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Posted in 2003



Giuseppe Calò was born in Palermo in 1931. In 1954 he killed Pietro Scaletta in order to revenge his father and the same year he became a “man of honour” of Porta Nuova family; in 1962, when the old boss Carlo Brandaleone died, he replaced him as the family boss. At the beginning of 1970s he took part in the Provincial Commission as “capomandamento”. He supported Totò Riina during… Continue

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Cosa Nostra Boss: Benedetto Santapaola



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Posted in 2003



Benedetto Santapaola was born in Catania; he was introduced into the largest “family” of the city by his cousin Francesco “Little Horse” Ferrera, at the beginning of 1960s, when the boss was Giuseppe Calderone. He grow up in San Cristoforo neighbourhood, where also lived his brothers Salvatore, Antonino, Natale and his numerous cousins, included the Ferrera’s, the Ercolano’s and the… Continue

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Cosa Nostra Boss: Calogero Vizzini



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Posted in 2003



Calogero Vizzini was born on July 24, 1877 in Villalba, in the Sicilian province of Caltanissetta. This edge of middle Sicily, known as “Vallone”, was a sour and poor area, where people lived off subsistence agriculture. The father of Calogero was a farmer, and his brothers Giovanni and Giuseppe were both priests, Giuseppe became the bishop of Muro Lucano.



Calogero, however, was… Continue

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Profile of Cosa Nostra boss Salvatore Riina

Read: Sicilian Mafia boss Toto Riina dead at 87



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Posted in 2003



Salvatore Riina was born on November 16, 1930 in Corleone, Sicily. He was introduced into the Corleone “family” by his uncle Giacomo Riina,…

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Cosa Nostra Boss: Stefano Bontade



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Posted in 2003

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Stefano Bontade was born on April 23, 1939 in Palermo. His father was Francesco Paolo “Don Paolino” Bontade, the boss of Santa Maria di Gesù family, one of the most powerful families of the city of Palermo. Born in 1914, he was a farmer and he ran the fields and the wells around Villagrazia, Santa Maria di Gesù,… Continue

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'Ndrangheta Boss: Giuseppe Coluccio



By David Amoruso

Posted on February 10, 2009

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According to Italian authorities Giuseppe Coluccio is one of Italy’s most powerful criminals. He is said to be one of the leading members of the ‘Ndrangheta, in charge of very lucrative narcotics smuggling operations. The ‘Ndrangheta has become even more powerful than its brothers in Sicily and Campania, and has… Continue

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Several profiles of 'Ndrangheta Bosses

By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Posted in 2005

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Giuseppe “Don Peppino” Piromalli







Giuseppe Piromalli was the patriarch of Gioia Tauro “family” from 1979, when he replaced his brother Girolamo “Don Mommo” Piromalli, to 2004 when he died at the… Continue

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New death threat against author Roberto Saviano

By David Amoruso

Posted on October 15, 2008

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Monday, October 13, 2008 must've been a very weird day for Italian author Roberto Saviano. The 29 year old 'celebrated' his second year in hiding since the Camorra had put him on a death list because of his groundbreaking crime book Gomorra.



In Gomorra Saviano takes the reader to Naples and its surrounding cities and shows how the Camorra is damaging the… Continue

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Camorra Boss: Maria Licciardi



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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When people are asked what they think of Maria Licciardi they answer several things. They will say she was charismatic, calm, highly intelligent, ruthless and more importantly they will say she was the Capo dei capi of the Camorra, the boss of bosses in the Mafia organization based in Naples.



Maria Licciardi was… Continue

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Profile of 'Ndrangheta boss Pasquale Condello



By Hollander (nickname)

Posted: August 15, 2008



A prosecutor described him as "The new face of the Calabrian mafia which deals with politicians and high finance". Their goal is to infiltrate legal financial circles in order to invest illegally gained funds with a aim of dominating price wars and creating monopolies.



Pasquale "Il Supremo" Condello, born in Reggio Calabria on September 24 1950, is the most respected…

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The Casalesi Clan of the Camorra

By Hollander (nickname)



This innocent looking boy is the feared boss of the most powerful clan in the Neapolitan Camorra. Born on September 20 1964 in the town of San Cipriano d'Aversa, Antonio o'ninno Iovine woud rise to the top of the Casalesi clan. Iovine, a fugitive for 12 years, got his nickname o'ninno (the baby) because the boss of his crime family Mario Iovine…

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Camorra Boss: Augusto La Torre



By David Amoruso

Published: May 1, 2007



Augusto La Torre took the place of his father and became boss of the clan which ruled in the north of the province Caserta, in the south of Lazio and along the coast of Domizio. The empire of the La Torres stretched out into The Netherlands. Augusto's brother…

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Europol Issues Warning: "Hells Angels Expanding Into Eastern Europe"

By David Amoruso

Posted on August 2, 2010

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Europol has recently identified a major expansion in the activity of the Hells Angels and other outlaw motorcycle gangs. According to a press release by the European law enforcement agency: “The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club has significantly expanded its presence into Eastern… Continue

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Whack Out on Willie Moretti

By Thom L. Jones



He went to church every Sunday in Deal, New Jersey, with his wife and three daughters. The kids in the neighbourhood called him 'cump.' He had a home there on five acres, where he raised prize ducks, that was valued at $400,000. By to-days standards, many millions. He was short and squat with thinning hair, brushed straight back and whenever you see a photo of him, he's wearing the most hideous, hand-painted silk ties.



One of a kind was Willie… Continue

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The Trouble With Harry

By Thom L. Jones



Way back in 1955, Alfred Hitchcock made this great movie called ‘The Trouble with Harry’ starring John Forsythe. An offbeat, hilarious black comedy about a bothersome corpse that keeps getting buried and then keeps re-appearing, causing all sorts of problems for peaceful neighbours in a New England township.



There was another Harry who caused all sorts of people, all sorts of problems, often involving dead bodies, but for quite different reasons.



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Dead Men On Leave: The Mafia Murder of Carlo Tresca

By Thom L. Jones



The man with the heavy black beard had left his comfortable, six-room apartment at 130 West Twelfth Street. It was late in the morning, and he had to go to his office; but first he had a lunch meeting.



It was January 11th, 1943.



There were four of them gathering late on this morning, and they went to eat at one of his favourite restaurants- John’s- also on Twelfth Street, a few blocks east from where he lived. Opened in 1908, it still to this…

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