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Philadelphia Mafia boss Joey Merlino relaxed after being sentenced to 2 years in prison for illegal gambling

By David Amoruso

Philadelphia mob boss Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino joked around with reporters outside Manhattan federal court yesterday. How could he not? Two years ago, he was indicted in a huge conspiracy case involving members and captains of five different Mafia families. On Wednesday, he was sentenced to just 2…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 19, 2018 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

United States declares war on Jalisco New Generation Cartel - $10 million reward for leader "El Mencho"

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

United States Departments of Justice, Treasury, and State declare war on Jalisco New Generation Cartel on Tuesday by issuing a series of measures to target and dismantle Mexico’s most powerful drug cartel. These include a $10 million reward for information leading to the arrest of its leader…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 18, 2018 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Operation Goodfellas busts $19 million drug trafficking conspiracy from Mexico to Virginia

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The drug game is played with lots of players and without borders. Something police discovered once more during Operation Goodfellas when they took down several members of an international narcotics pipeline stretching from Mexico to Virginia.

Nearly 150 law enforcement officers from the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 17, 2018 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Trump’s White House designates most threatening transnational crime groups

By David Amoruso

Call it a “Wanted: Dead or Alive” list straight from the White House. On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions designated five transnational crime groups it deems pose the biggest security threat to the United States.

According to the White House,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 17, 2018 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

The Uneasy Accord of a Mobster and a Cop in Cleveland, Ohio in the 1970s: “Bomb City, USA”

By Robert Sberna

By the 1970s, Cleveland’s once-powerful underworld was merely a shadow of itself. Just 20 years earlier, the city’s Mafia was a thriving enterprise, with up to 60 made (formally inducted) men involved in loansharking, gambling and union rackets.

The dwindling of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 16, 2018 at 11:39am — No Comments

High-ranking Bloods gangster arrested for organizing murder of Bonanno family mobster - At behest of Albanian Mob?

By David Amoruso

New York’s melting pot of an underworld has erupted into a violent volcano with the city’s Bonanno crime family and the Bloods street gang involved in a deadly dance that resulted in the murder of Mafia associate Sylvester Zottola at a McDonald’s drive through in The Bronx last week.

Federal…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 12, 2018 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Chairman of Sicily’s Anti-Mafia commission receives bullet

By David Amoruso

Decades after the slaughter of journalists, police officers, judges, and politicians, termed “excellent cadavers” by the media, Sicily remains a harsh place for those fighting the Mafia. Claudio Fava, the chairman of Sicily’s anti-Mafia commission, received a threatening envelope, one with a bullet…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 10, 2018 at 4:27am — 1 Comment

Surrounded by police MS-13 leader commits suicide rather than return to prison

By David Amoruso

MS-13 leader Anderson Daniel Cabrera Cifuentes (photo above) hated doing time. Not a good thing when you’re looking at serving 162 years in a cell for murder, murder conspiracy, and extortion. But for every problem, there’s a solution.

Last year, in August of 2017, Cifuentes thought he’d found a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 6, 2018 at 8:32am — No Comments

Murder at the Drive-Thru: Bonanno family mobster shot in the head while getting coffee at McDonald’s

By David Amoruso

Sylvester Zottola had problems. The Bonanno family mobster was beefing with someone and that person was intent on murdering him over it. After surviving several attempts on his life, Zottola’s number was finally up on yesterday evening when an assassin shot him dead while he waited for his coffee at a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 5, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

Lucchese family mobster who laid in ambush for snitch pleads guilty to attempted murder

By David Amoruso

Lucchese crime family mobster Joseph “Joey Glasses” Datello (photo above) pleaded guilty on Monday to various acts of racketeering, including the attempted murder of a witness against him, narcotics trafficking, and collecting debts through the threat of violence.

67-year-old Datello faces a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 27, 2018 at 10:26am — No Comments

Ride and die in prison: Former National Vice President of Bandidos Motorcycle Club sentenced to life

By David Amoruso

The former National Vice President of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Club, 59-year-old John Xavier Portillo, was sentenced on Monday to two consecutive life sentences, plus twenty years, in federal prison for racketeering and drug trafficking charges.

Portillo (photo above) was convicted alongside…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 26, 2018 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

“Corey Hamlet is as smart as any CEO we’ve prosecuted” – Profile of Grape Street Crips leader Corey Hamlet

By David Amoruso

Newark gang boss Corey Hamlet went by many nicknames. “Blizzie”, “C-Blaze” or simply “Blaze”. But it’s the name “Castor Troy” that sticks out when reading his indictment. The character portrayed by Nicholas Cage in the 1997 movie Face/Off was a criminal mastermind who reigned by engulfing the world around…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 23, 2018 at 1:47pm — 1 Comment

“You only do two days: The day you go in and the day you come out” – Profile of Mafia capo Gene Gotti

By David Amoruso

Gene Gotti took a 50-year prison sentence and didn’t flinch. Just like his infamous big brother, John, the Teflon Don, Gene did his time and kept his mouth shut. Now, he faces his toughest challenge yet: Living life as a Gotti.

For a long time, life as a Gotti was simple. Though the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2018 at 2:53pm — No Comments

New York Lucchese Mafia family hitman pleads guilty to attempted murder of Bonanno family mobster

By David Amoruso

It’s the sort of vendetta violence the American Mafia is known for. After a Bonanno family mobster insulted a leader of the Lucchese family, the boss ordered his death. On Friday, the hitman who was handed the murder contract admitted his guilt in the plot.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 16, 2018 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Never lie to the feds – Profile of Boston Mafia boss Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme

By David Amoruso

Never rat on your friends, but if you do, you better not lie to the feds. That’s the lesson former Boston Mafia boss Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme learned yesterday when he was sentenced to life in prison for a 1993 murder he forgot to mention when he decided to cooperate with the FBI.

Perhaps…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 14, 2018 at 11:05am — No Comments

How a domestic dispute led to the death of one of Canada’s most powerful Mafia bosses

By David Amoruso

A domestic dispute? It’s not the first thing one thinks of when a reputed Mafia boss is shot dead in his home. Still, that’s what happened to 87-year-old Toronto mob leader Rocco Zito (photo above) on January 29, 2016. His son-in-law, Domenico Scopelliti, was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison for…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 12, 2018 at 8:20am — No Comments

Smirking and laughing as his victims died violent deaths - Profile: Irish mob hitman “Fat Freddie” Thompson

By David Amoruso

Irish gangster Frederick “Fat Freddie” Thompson’s name is notorious in and around Dublin, Ireland. As leader of a squad of hitmen he orchestrated countless bloody murders in two gang wars that ravaged not just the Irish city, but Europe’s mainland as well.

Thompson was born in 1980 in South…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 8, 2018 at 7:44am — 1 Comment

VIDEO: Narcos restarts in Mexico with focus on cartel origins and DEA’s fight to take it down

By David Amoruso

The new season of Narcos will premiere on Netflix on November 16. Branded as Narcos: Mexico it is a restart of the critically acclaimed Netflix series with a new cast and a fresh focus. Watch the teaser trailer below.

In what is essentially season 4 of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 7, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Prison bars couldn’t stop powerful Godfathers of United Blood Nation as they directed violent gang war

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two high-ranking leaders of the Nine Trey Gangsters set of the United Blood Nation (UBN), including the Godfather, 45-year-old Pedro “Magoo” Gutierrez (left), who also served as Chairman, and 45-year-old James Baxton (right), also known as “Frank White”, who held the rank of Worldwide High, were…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 6, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Hardened gangster told child actor: “You are the only person who has said that to me and lived to tell the tale”

By David Amoruso

Acting is a funny business. You have weak-hearted actors portraying stone-cold killers and making the violence believable. And then you…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 3, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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