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Found! Long-lost photo of Salvatore Maranzano - Prohibition Era Mafia boss is focus of Informer special issue

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Researchers have long been bothered by the lack of a photograph of Prohibition Era Mafia "boss of bosses" Salvatore Maranzano. But an image of the underworld chief, lost for nearly 88 years, was recently rediscovered. The remarkable find will be featured in an August special issue of Informer:…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 3, 2019 at 5:11am — No Comments

“Take responsibility as a captain to your family” - Profile: Bonanno crime family capo Joseph Sabella

By David Amoruso

Bonanno crime family captain Joseph “Joe Valet” Sabella is a prime example of the persistence of the American Mafia. At age 54, he has held a senior position in the New York mob during the 2010s. In that period, he’s done pretty much the same as what a typical mobster did in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 2, 2019 at 3:50am — No Comments

WATCH: Scorsese’s The Irishman trailer shows De Niro, Pesci, and Pacino at their best in Netflix mob epic

By David Amoruso

The good times are here! Netflix and chill will soon become Netflix and whacked. The streaming service just released a teasing trailer of Martin Scorsese’s mob epic The Irishman, starring Robert De Niro as the hulking…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 31, 2019 at 11:45am — 1 Comment

WATCH: Dressed as cops, robbers steal $40 million worth’ of gold at Sao Paulo airport in Brazil

By David Amoruso

A group of armed robbers drove straight into Guarulhos airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and stole $40 million worth’ of gold from a cargo terminal on Thursday. Disguised as Brazil’s federal police, four masked men drove up in black pick-up trucks and forced personnel to load the gold into the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 27, 2019 at 7:19am — No Comments

Former hitmen implicate ex-Gambia dictator in crimes and murders straight out of Narcos

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

There are levels to organized crime. Start at the bottom and you will find the street dealer. Follow the money handed to him by drug fiends and you can end up in some very high places. Some countries are more akin to a Mafia family than a genuine governed nation state. When that occurs, the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 26, 2019 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Unsung Heroes: The fixers who help tell the stories of the violent drug underworld

By Niko Vorobyov

Over the past few years, I’ve been putting together a book, Dopeworld, about the international war on drugs. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a horse in this race, having spent a year in the hoosegow for distributing various brain-tickling treats, and I drew upon that experience. I’ve also travelled…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 25, 2019 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Columbus MS-13 gangsters admit to 5 murders, racketeering, extortion, drug trafficking

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two alleged members of MS-13 have agreed to plead guilty in a racketeering case to multiple murders and serve life in prison. Two others have agreed to plead guilty and potentially serve 35-40 years in prison.

The four men were among 23 alleged…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 24, 2019 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Boys from Bethnal Green: How the infamous Kray Twins ruled the London underworld

By Thom L. Jones

East is East

American author Robert Warshow declared in an essay: “For the gangster there is only the city, he must inhibit it in order to personify it….not the real city but that dangerous sad city of the imagination which is so much more important, which is the modern world. And…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2019 at 5:00am — No Comments

The Boys from Bethnal Green – Part 5: How the infamous Kray Twins ruled the London underworld

By Thom L. Jones

This is the final part of a 5-part series. To go back to part 4 click here. To start at the beginning…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2019 at 4:57am — 1 Comment

The Boys from Bethnal Green – Part 4: How the infamous Kray Twins ruled the London underworld

By Thom L. Jones

This is part 4 of a series. To go back to part 3 click here. To skip to part 5 scroll down.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2019 at 4:56am — No Comments

The Boys from Bethnal Green – Part 3: How the infamous Kray Twins ruled the London underworld

By Thom L. Jones

This is part 3 of a series. To go back to part 2 click here. To skip to part 4 scroll down.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2019 at 4:55am — No Comments

The Boys from Bethnal Green - Part 2: How the infamous Kray Twins ruled the London underworld

By Thom L. Jones

This is part 2 of a series. To go back to part 1 click here. To skip to part 3 scroll down.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2019 at 4:54am — No Comments

The End: Mexico Narco kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years

By David Amoruso

Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced to life in prison plus an extra 30 years this morning. The 62-year-old Sinaloa cartel boss was convicted in February by a jury of all charges. He was also ordered to pay $12.6 billion in forfeiture. In court, El Chapo told the judge:…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 17, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Untouchables: How Britain’s top gangsters got rich off armed robberies and smuggling tons of drugs

By Peter Walsh

At the start of the 1990s, Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise noted the domination of the cannabis trade by established organized crime. The freewheeling yachtsman who had previously been so important in trafficking hashish from Morocco had been superseded by a close-knit group of hardened men considered to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 15, 2019 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Crime Beat Radio: Boxing and the Mob, Nicky Barnes, Frank Lucas

By Ron Chepesiuk

CRIME BEAT: ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES AND PERSONALITIES FROM THE DARK SIDE on Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for July 18,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 13, 2019 at 12:05pm — No Comments

New York Mafia associate Paul Ragusa sentenced to 6 years in prison on gun charges

By David Amoruso

Alleged New York Mafia associate Paul Ragusa was sentenced to 6 years in prison on Tuesday for possessing nine firearms, including three automatic assault rifles and a silencer. 48-year-old Ragusa was busted in Operation OTremens, a joint investigation which unearthed a partnership between Mafia families…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 11, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

Baltimore gangster arrested by FBI in Dominican Republic after spending two years on the lam

By David Amoruso

Fugitive Roger “Milk” Taylor (photo above) was arrested by authorities this week after spending two years on the run. Taylor was wanted on federal drug charges in Baltimore and is alleged to be a member of Trained to Go, one of the city’s most violent gangs.

28-year-old Taylor had gone on the lam…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 5, 2019 at 12:40pm — No Comments

“Chappi” and the Medellin Cartel: Profile of German crime boss Heinz Bernhard Chapuis

By Milko

German crime boss Heinz Bernhard Chapuis had quite the career. He was once viewed as his country's biggest drug boss. But as many if not all in his line of business, his rise was followed by a downfall, so much so that it prompted a judge to emphasize it when he sentenced him to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 4, 2019 at 6:53am — 1 Comment

102-year-old Colombo Mafia family powerhouse “Sonny” Franzese hit with house arrest by feds

Former Colombo crime family underboss John “Sonny” Franzese is a New York Mafia legend. At age 102, he is still rolling after having spent several decades behind bars. He has paid his dues on the streets and accepted punishment for his alleged crimes.

After his release from prison in 2017, he was enjoying his life as a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 24, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

Meet the New Boss: Profile of Lucchese Mafia family leader Michael “Big Mike” DeSantis

By David Amoruso

Lucchese crime family boss Michael “Big Mike” DeSantis got to the top of the hill in an unusual way: A letter from his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 17, 2019 at 5:52am — No Comments

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