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February 2016 Blog Posts (46)

Puparo: Recent Mafia activities - Brancaccio and Porta Nuova

CIACULLI KILLER GIUSEPPE LUCCHESE MICCICHE “LUCCHISEDDU”



By Puparo



BRANCACCIO FAMILY LUCCHESE

Giovanni Lucchese (and wife Micciche?? Who was from a well known mafia family??) had as sons Salvatore Lucchese (born 10…
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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 18, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

My loving dad was a gangster and Bugsy Siegel’s close friend

By David Amoruso

It was a day that would go down in mob history. The murder of mob boss Bugsy Siegel on June 20, 1947, shocked the American underworld and dominated news stories in all major cities. It was also a day that, years later, would cause a young…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 18, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Directors of Chinese bank arrested in Spain in money laundering probe

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Spanish Guardia Civil arrested the top management of the Spanish branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) as part of a probe into the suspected laundering of at least €40 million euros.

This operation, known as Operation Shadow, is part of a wider probe carried out last year…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 18, 2016 at 4:17am — No Comments

ICE and Europol join forces in fight against money laundering

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has joined Europol’s Focal Point Sustrans, which targets organized crime networks involved in money laundering. ICE’s Executive Associate Director Peter Edge and Europol Director Rob Wainwright met yesterday in The Hague, The Netherlands.

“Simply put, when we…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 18, 2016 at 4:05am — No Comments

Italian police raid Camorra Mafia-run coke lab near Naples

By David Amoruso

Italian police raided a cocaine refining laboratory in a town south of Naples today, arresting five people including two members of the Camorra and three Colombian nationals. They found 7 kilos of cocaine paste and 20 liters of a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 17, 2016 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Nathan Barksdale, inspiration for The Wire, dead at 54

By David Amoruso

Nathan Barksdale, the Baltimore drug boss who inspired one of the best, if not the best, television series, has died in federal prison, the Baltimore Sun confirmed yesterday. He was 54. Barksdale ran a violent heroin trafficking organization in the Murphy Homes public housing complex in …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 17, 2016 at 2:01pm — No Comments

250 troops deployed to Naples to halt Camorra violence

By David Amoruso

We can go ahead and just call the Camorra by its Roberto Saviano-given nickname: Gomorrah. The Mafia group has turned the city of Naples into a blood-soaked battlefield littered with corpses and addicts as a drug war is raging between various…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 16, 2016 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Mafia bosses challenge casino and racetrack bans

By David Amoruso

The Las Vegas black book has become a thing of gangland lore, a list containing the most notorious organized crime figures who were banned from Las Vegas casinos. Now, police in Australia have compiled their own black book. But several infamous individuals, including the alleged head of the ‘Ndrangheta in Melbourne and a reputed Triad…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 15, 2016 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Gangsters Inc. at the movies: Scarpa

By David Amoruso

Gregory Scarpa was known as one of the most prolific hitmen in the history of the American Mafia. Nicknamed The Grim Reaper, he left a trail of dead bodies during his years in New York’s Colombo crime family. Strangely enough, at the exact same time he…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 15, 2016 at 9:56am — No Comments

Police ask for info about Bandidos clubhouse bombing

By David Amoruso

Australia Day started with a bang for the Bandidos motorcycle club in Geelong, Australia, when an explosion ripped through their clubhouse on January 26. Despite CCTV images of the explosion, police have few leads and yesterday launched an appeal for more information.

As can be seen in the video below, the explosion…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 15, 2016 at 5:27am — No Comments

Rolling Stones under 24-hour armed guard after employee shot dead

By David Amoruso

All members of legendary rock band The Rolling Stones are under 24-hour armed guard on their South American tour following the shooting death of a worker at one of their concerts this weekend. The man was murdered during a botched attempt to hijack a van transporting cash from alcohol sales after their La Plata stadium…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 15, 2016 at 5:21am — No Comments

Profile: Colombo family associate Thomas McLaughlin

By David Amoruso

Colombo crime family hitman Tommy McLaughlin disappeared into the Witness Protection Program last Friday. Gangsters Inc. bids him farewell with a profile.

Thomas McLaughlin (photo above) began his criminal career as a member of a street gang called the Bay Parkway Boys. An innocent enough sounding name, but these boys quickly…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 14, 2016 at 3:00am — No Comments

Montreal Mafia boss Arcadi to be released from prison soon

By David Amoruso

Francesco Arcadi, one of Montreal’s leading Mafia figures, will do the remainder of his prison time at a halfway house until his sentence expires in 2019, the Montreal Gazette reports. 62-year-old Arcadi (pictured…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 13, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Profile: Genovese crime family boss Liborio Bellomo

By David Amoruso

New York’s Genovese crime family has a new official boss. Liborio “Barney” Bellomo has ascended the ranks and, according to authorities, is now firmly in control of America’s largest and most powerful Mafia family.

You have to hand it to them, while other mob families have been decimated by law enforcement and turncoats,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 13, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Armed heroin trafficker gets over 7 years in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An armed heroin trafficker was sentenced to 90 months in prison on Friday, followed by three years of supervised release, for possessing heroin with the intent to distribute and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense.

They call it life in the fast lane, but 35-year-old Miguel Diaz, known on…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 12, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Smuggling ring forced minors into begging, pickpocketing

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

French and Romanian authorities, supported by Europol, have dismantled an organized crime network involved in trafficking underage Romanian nationals into forced criminality, forced begging, pickpocketing, handling stolen goods, and money laundering.

The crime ring has been the subject of a large-scale…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 12, 2016 at 5:13am — No Comments

Alleged Grape Street Crips leader charged with 4 murders, racketeering

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The alleged long-time leader of the Grape Street Crips has been charged with four murders, three attempted murders, and numerous other crimes as part of a racketeering conspiracy.

39-year-old Corey Hamlet (photo above), a/k/a “C-Blaze,” a/k/a “Blaze,” a/k/a “Blizzie,” a/k/a “Castor Troy,” of Belleville,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 11, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Life & Death of Anthony Carfano: Temptation of Revenge

By Thom L. Jones

Life changes fast.

Life changes in an instant.

- Joan Didion

George Scalise was born in Calabria in 1896. When he was two, his family emigrated to New York and settled in Brooklyn. At seventeen, along with a partner in crime, Joe Alfono, he was arrested and imprisoned for…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 11, 2016 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Prison guards and cops convicted in large-scale drug conspiracy

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Eight current and former law enforcement officers, four correctional officers, and two other individuals have been convicted for their participation in trafficking narcotics and narcotics proceeds for a large-scale drug trafficking organization, Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell announced…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 11, 2016 at 9:51am — No Comments

Police raids net Camorra bosses and €1 million euros

By David Amoruso

Italian police arrested several high-ranking members of the Camorra yesterday. In separate raids spread out across Italy, agents busted fugitive boss Alessandro Giannelli, who is held responsible for a drug war that is raging through Naples, and the financial arm of the Moccia clan.

Giannelli’s (above, right) arrest comes at a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 10, 2016 at 6:52am — No Comments

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