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Johnny Stompanato: A Gangster’s Life

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

“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 the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 21, 2020 at 6:00am — No Comments

Boston gangland legend Howie Winter dead at 91

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

A legend of the Boston underworld has passed. Retired mob boss Howard “Howie” Winter passed away from a heart attack on Thursday. He was 91. Winter was an original member and onetime boss of the infamous Winter Hill Gang in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 14, 2020 at 5:18am — No Comments

Fugitive ‘Ndrangheta Mafia boss Domenico Bellocco arrested in Italy

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Police in Italy arrested wanted ‘Ndrangheta boss Domenico Bellocco yesterday. The 44-year-old is considered…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 14, 2020 at 1:00am — No Comments

Sicilian-Canadian Mafia boss sees appeal rejected in Italy – Will serve 18 years for drug trafficking

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Sicilian-Canadian Mafia boss Alfonso Caruana will have to serve out his prison sentence for drug trafficking. On Wednesday, the supreme Court of Cassation in Italy rejected an appeal filed against a 2019 Turin…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 5, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

“The story of organized crime is the story of the modern world” – Journalists explore global crime in Underworld podcast

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Journalists Danny Gold and Sean Williams have come face to face with some of the world’s most dangerous men – be they MS-13 hitmen or ISIS insurgents. They went wherever the story took them. As…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 29, 2020 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Latin Kings gangster who beat couple to death with hammer gets life in prison - Also charged with attacking R. Kelly in jail

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A vicious Latin Kings gangster was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday following his conviction at trial in July 2019 of racketeering conspiracy including murders and drug charges. 39-year-old Jeremiah Farmer, of Hammond,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 27, 2020 at 11:30pm — No Comments

The DEA Toppled Kingpin “El Chapo” Guzman; Who's Mexico's Drug Underworld Next Boss of Bosses?

By Clarence Walker Jr. for Gangsters Inc.

Notorious drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman-Loera once ruled the Sinaloa drug Cartel with an iron fist for several years. Sinaloa Cartel, with hundreds of players enshrined in the group, is one of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 24, 2020 at 3:20pm — No Comments

British drug boss once involved in 100KG heroin plot goes on lam after new charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The prospect of years behind bars isn’t a nice one. Especially when one just got out of prison. So when Khaliq Ur Rehman, dubbed a “career drug trafficker” by British police, faced new charges after just serving 7 years, he…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 22, 2020 at 10:28am — No Comments

Pietro Scaglione: The First Excellent Corpse

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

Cadaveri Eccellenti: Excellent, or more appropriately, eminent corpses, is a term created by the Italian author Leonardo Sciascia, to denote public or noteworthy figures killed by the Mafia in Sicily. The original victim may have…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 16, 2020 at 9:33am — No Comments

Mexican cartel kingpin added to FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list for brazen Texas murder

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Jose Rodolfo Villarreal-Hernandez (photo above), wanted for allegedly directing his associates to track and murder a man in Southlake, Texas, has been added to the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 14, 2020 at 10:00am — No Comments

Los Castañas: Two brothers and Spain’s most notorious drug cartel

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Borders and smugglers make for the perfect love hate relationship. On the one hand, the dividing line creates a barrier between them and their product. On the other, it adds a significant value to it. Especially…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 10, 2020 at 7:37am — No Comments

“The Sopranos… Is that supposed to be us?” – Profile of DeCavalcante Mafia family soldier Joseph Sclafani

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

“The Sopranos… Is that supposed to be us?” Joseph “Tin Ear” Sclafani (photo above) was caught saying on tape. Sclafani, a longtime…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 21, 2020 at 11:29am — No Comments

’Ndrangheta drug trafficking network operating in France and Italy busted, 46 people arrested

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

French and Italian authorities with support from Europol busted 46 individuals on Tuesday for their role in a large-scale…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 18, 2020 at 5:55am — No Comments

“I was the boogeyman” - Former enforcer of the Detroit Mafia shares old war stories on his podcast

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

For a long time, violence and crime were Alan Gunner Lindbloom’s core business. As a relative of the notorious Tocco mob clan in Detroit, he became part of the city’s La Cosa Nostra family. “I was the boogeyman,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 13, 2020 at 8:30am — No Comments

Caponeville: How Chicago mob boss Al Capone ruled over the suburbs and two small towns in particular

Al Capone’s life story and violent exploits have filled entire libraries and spawned many movies. Yet the focus is usually on his activities in Chicago. Though his power definitely originated there, his influence reached far beyond the city limits into small towns like Stickney and Forest View. In her new book When Capone Ruled…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 3, 2020 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Knowing the Way to San Jose: The Mafia family of San Jose

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

Do you know the way to San Jose?

I’ve been away so long. I may go wrong and lose my…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 30, 2020 at 7:33am — No Comments

Like a Gangster Fagin: Rollin’ 60s Crips leader ran robbery crew comprised of juveniles

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The stories of Charles Dickens continue to live on. Not just because they are such classic stories, but because modern-day equivalents continue to pop up. Like how a leader of the Rollin’ 60s Crips recruited minors to commit…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 26, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Black Hand and Glass Eye: Mexican cartel sicario Jose Martinez shares stories (video)

By Christian Cipollini for Gangsters Inc.

Early in 2018, I was contacted by a colleague on behalf of an incarcerated man by the name of José Manuel Martinez. My colleague explained that Mr. Martinez, a convicted killer, was interested in telling his story, and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 23, 2020 at 6:30am — No Comments

Former Mafia hitman Frank Cullotta dies at 81 – Story was immortalized in Martin Scorsese’s epic Casino

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Frank Cullotta, once one of the most feared men in Las Vegas, passed away on Thursday. He was 81. As the right-hand of Anthony Spilotro, the mobster who oversaw the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 21, 2020 at 4:52am — No Comments

WATCH | Chicago mobster Frank Calabrese Jr.’s dad “would strangle you, cut your throat from ear to ear”

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

The decision to testify against his father was a life-changing one, former Chicago Outfit…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 17, 2020 at 6:30am — No Comments

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