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February 2020 Blog Posts (31)

The Shoot-Out on Troutman Street: The Mafia at War

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

In January 1966, a civil war broke out. Not between different people in a country, but within a family. A family of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 29, 2020 at 9:21am — No Comments

The Bruno Crime Family - Overview

Estimate members: Around twenty active members.

First Boss: Salvatore Sabella started the family in 1911.

Primary activities: Extortion, bookmaking, gambling, drug…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 29, 2020 at 3:45am — No Comments

WATCH: Philadelphia wiseguys moving around the neighborhood

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Philadelphia mobsters have been on the move lately, journalists George Anastasia and Dave Schratwieser report in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 28, 2020 at 11:30pm — No Comments

The Bonanno Crime Family - Overview

Estimate members: Around 100

First Boss: Joseph Bonanno.

Primary activities: Involved in narcotics trafficking, home video pornography, robbery,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 28, 2020 at 2:31am — No Comments

Thom L. Jones' Mob Corner at Gangsters Inc.





Mob Corner is written by Thom L. Jones. A retired businessman, he has had a long interest in organized crime, and in particular the Sicilian and American Mafia.



A hobby triggered by a book he read while studying at university "God Protect Me From My Friends" a biography of the Sicilian bandit…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 28, 2020 at 2:29am — No Comments

The Colombo Crime Family

Estimate members: Between 75 and 85 (according to Jerry Capeci)

First Boss: Joseph Profaci…



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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 24, 2020 at 11:53am — No Comments

Profile: Colombo family underboss John "Sonny" Franzese

By David Amoruso

Read Franzese's obituary here.



John “Sonny” Franzese is an old school gangster walking around in a world that has changed significantly since when he first started committing crimes. Born in Naples, Italy on February 6, 1917, he started his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 24, 2020 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

WATCH: Rare footage of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman entering prison

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

It’s a sight to behold: Mexico’s most powerful man in a prison outfit, wiping ink from his hands, calmly answering questions about his personal details posed by an official. Rare…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 24, 2020 at 9:29am — No Comments

Organized Crime in Australia

As the sixth largest country in the world, Australia has a lot of room for people who are looking for new territory to commit crimes. Discovered by Dutch explorers, Australia eventually fell under British rule. The British used the far-away continent as an isolated prison in the sun after they lost control of the United States. Britain sent its most hated inmates to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 22, 2020 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Italian Organized Crime: Cosa Nostra, Camorra, 'Ndrangheta, Sacra Corona Unita

Profiles and articles below introduction



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto



Italian organized crime, divided in Cosa Nostra, ‘Ndrangheta, Camorra and Sacra Corona Unita, is a rich and powerful criminal enterprise with a lot of connections and branches around the world.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 22, 2020 at 1:00pm — No Comments

IN PICTURES: Scampia neighborhood made famous by TV series Gomorra to be demolished

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

The Sails of Scampia (Vele di Scampia) in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 22, 2020 at 7:53am — No Comments

Russian Mafia - "Thieves in Law" from Moscow to New York

Organized Crime has existed in Russia (former Soviet Union) for centuries. Under the communist regime corruption was as normal in Russia as snow falling during the winter. One of the big money makers for the Russian criminals was selling Western products on the black market, a market they controlled in the 1970s and 80s.



It was also during this time that there was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 21, 2020 at 11:21am — No Comments

Porsches and Yeezys – Profile of New York crime boss Aleksey Tsvetkov

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Aleksey Tsvetkov (above, left) lived the good life for quite a while. As the leader of a violent,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 21, 2020 at 11:19am — No Comments

“King of the Night” – Profile of Greek crime boss Vassilis Stefanakos

By Milko for Gangsters Inc.

Vassilis Stefanakos (photo above) was born in 1961 in a suburb of Athens,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 20, 2020 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Ex-Gambino Mafia family underboss Sammy Gravano is trying to get some good gangster PR – Will it work?

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Gambino Mafia family underboss and consigliere Frank “Frankie Loc” Locascio (photo above, far…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 16, 2020 at 6:30am — No Comments

One of “Europe’s most wanted” crime bosses faces justice in Romania

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A fugitive Romanian crime boss was extradited Wednesday from the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 16, 2020 at 4:31am — No Comments

Mafia boss Al Capone wishes his rivals a happy Valentine's Day

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

On Valentine’s Day most people are thinking about their loved ones. Husbands browse the stores in search for that one gift to tell the wife how much they love her, while youngsters arrange to meet up at the park for a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 14, 2020 at 2:11am — No Comments

Nephew of Mexican narco kingpin Rafael Caro Quintero hit with heavy load of drug charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An associate and nephew of infamous narco kingpin Rafael Caro Quintero was charged in Brooklyn federal court on Monday with participating in an international conspiracy to manufacture and distribute…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 12, 2020 at 8:31am — No Comments

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