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How did infamous Mafia hit squad Murder Inc. get its name?

Photo: Albert Anastasia, Abe Reles, and Louis "Lepke" Buchalter

By Christian Cipollini

Murder Incorporated. Catchy name for a bunch of hired killers, isn’t it? So where did such a clever, sinister and aptly-dubbed moniker originate? While there will probably always be some conjecture…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 10, 2018 at 6:59am — No Comments

VIDEO: What’s the reason behind the attack on Philly mob capo Dominick Grande's home?

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

When vandals attacked Philadelphia Mafia capo Dominick Grande’s South Philly home, smashing all the windows, and yelling “Fuck Joe!”, news reporter Dave Schratwieser was on the scene and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 9, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Colombian coke trafficker sentenced to 21 years in federal prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A Colombian drug trafficker was sentenced to 21 years in federal prison on Thursday for cocaine smuggling. 54-year-old Jorge Eliecer Cifuentes-Cuero was a principal member of his Colombian and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 6, 2018 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Genovese family mobster charged in 1997 murder-for-hire in Yonkers

By David Amoruso

A member of the Genovese crime family has been charged with a 1997 murder-for-hire. 61-year-old John Tortora Jr. was arrested Thursday morning in Yonkers by FBI agents and Yonkers PD detectives for his alleged role in the death of Richard Ortiz. 

29-year-old Ortiz was stabbed to death in Yonkers on…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 4, 2018 at 3:20am — No Comments

VIDEO: Better Call Saul is back for season 4 - This time the series is packing serious heat

By David Amoruso

Everyone’s favorite sleazy lawyer is back! Season 4 of Better Call Saul premiers August 6th on AMC. The upcoming season looks set to be action packed, with Jimmy McGill on the verge of becoming Saul Goodman and Mike increasing his ties to drug lord Gus Fring.

After three seasons we have…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 27, 2018 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Top Dog: Colombian drug cartel places price on head of police dog

By David Amoruso

One of Colombia’s most powerful drug cartels had enough of losing cocaine shipments and placed a $70,000-dollar price on the head of their main nemesis: a police dog. The German shepherd named Sombra, which translates as Shadow, has had so much success in sniffing out the cartel’s product that she has…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 26, 2018 at 9:58am — No Comments

Caribbean gang that smuggled £1 million worth of cocaine jailed in UK

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Four members of a group that imported at least £1 million worth of cocaine into the United Kingdom from Jamaica were handed prison sentences on Friday. A fifth member is awaiting sentencing, while a sixth is a fugitive. Under the leadership of 41-year-old Nigel Roberts, the gang organized at least…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 22, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

Arrest of Honduran congressman latest example of extreme corruption caused by drug cartels and MS-13

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A legislator in the National Congress of Honduras and three other men were charged on Tuesday in a DEA-led probe with drug trafficking and weapons crimes. 57-year-old congressman Midence Oqueli Martinez Turcios (above) follows in the footsteps of his colleague Fredy Renan Najera Montoya, who, in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 20, 2018 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Leader of violent MS-13 crew sentenced to life in prison for two murders

By David Amoruso

Guys nicknamed “Crazy” tend to end up in bad places. 27-year-old Noe Salvador Perez Vasquez (above) is no exception. As the leader of the Everett Locos Salvatrucha (ELS) clique, he ran one of the largest, most active, and most violent…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 18, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

VIDEO: Bonanno family mobster shot in front of his Bronx mansion – Salvatore Zottola in critical condition

By David Amoruso

An alleged associate of New York’s Bonanno crime family was shot by an unknown hitman in front of his mansion in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 14, 2018 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

Former Gambino family mobster shows his soft side

By Robert Sberna

As a former member of the Gambino crime family and the son-in-law of John Gotti, Carmine “The Bull” Agnello often found himself the target of news reporters. While Agnello’s past media coverage was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 13, 2018 at 7:03am — No Comments

VIDEO: Philly mob boss Joey Merlino meeting with movie star Robert De Niro

By David Amoruso

The summer has arrived and before the boys from Philly pack their stuff to enjoy the shore, crime reporters George Anastasia and Dave Schratwieser discuss a dark cloud hanging over them as well as why mob boss Joey Merlino was meeting with Robert De Niro.

Right off the bat, the two get to business.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 10, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

“His demeanor was very vulgar, coarse and he used many profanities” – The Kansas City Mob and Las Vegas skim

By Gary Jenkins

Most law enforcement entities that had an interest in the Midwest Sicilian La Cosa Nostra crime families suspected those criminal organizations exerted influence over Las Vegas casinos, had corrupted Nevada politicians and claimed their territory in Las Vegas.

Mob experts believe that at a meeting of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 18, 2018 at 10:28am — No Comments

VIDEO: White Boy Rick shows rise and fall of teen who became drug boss and youngest FBI informant ever

By David Amoruso

How could Hollywood not make a movie about the drug dealer known as White Boy Rick? Richard Wershe Jr. was barely a teenager when he began trafficking cocaine and only 14 when he became an FBI informant, the youngest in history.

His story now hits the big screen starring Richie Merritt as…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 17, 2018 at 5:51am — No Comments

Profile: Pakistani drug kingpin Shahbaz Khan – Smuggling heroin from the Middle East to New York City

By David Amoruso

People tend to focus on one thing while ignoring everything else. Our attention span just isn’t capable of more. Luckily, law enforcement agencies are filled with plenty of agents, each one focused on a different criminal target. That’s how a Pakistani drug kingpin was brought to justice on U.S.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 16, 2018 at 3:22am — No Comments

Sinaloa Cartel member extradited from Mexico to US for smuggling massive amounts of marijuana and cocaine

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An alleged member of the notorious Sinaloa Cartel was extradited from Mexico to the United States on Wednesday. 47-year-old Arturo “Chous” Shows Urquidi is charged with money laundering and organizing massive shipments of cocaine and marijuana into the United States.

His trial is scheduled…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2018 at 2:34pm — No Comments

White supremacist gangsters sentenced to death for murdering fellow gang member at Texas prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two federal inmates convicted of killing another inmate at a Beaumont Prison in Texas were sentenced to death on Wednesday. Both the two murderers and the victim were members of a white supremacist gang called Soldiers of the Aryan Culture.

34-year-old Ricky Fackrell and 36-year-old…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 14, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Leader of Newark’s South Side Cartel gets 45 years in prison for murder and racketeering

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The leader and founder of one of Newark’s most violent street gangs was sentenced on Tuesday to 45 years in prison. 33-year-old Farad Roland (photo above) admitted his role in five murders, an armed carjacking, an armed robbery of a drug dealer, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 13, 2018 at 5:00am — No Comments

Frank Smith, a hitman of the Coney Island-based Rival Impact gang, gunned down rivals in war with Thirty-O Crew

By David Amoruso

They called him “Fresh.” But chances were that after a meeting with him, you were anything but and more likely rotting away in a shallow grave. As a hitman for the Rival Impact street gang, 33-year-old Frank Smith was a cold-blooded killing machine on the streets of New York.

The gang life was all…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 5, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Longtime Chicago mob boss John “No Nose” DiFronzo dead at 89

By David Amoruso

You know a mobster is respected when his colleagues refuse to utter his name out loud, preferring to point to their nose to signify they mean the man known on the streets of Chicago as “No Nose.” Chicago Outfit boss John DiFronzo was that kind of gangster. He passed away on Sunday, at age 89.

DiFronzo had…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 29, 2018 at 2:11pm — No Comments

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