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Cosa Nostra Boss: Calogero Vizzini



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Posted in 2003



Calogero Vizzini was born on July 24, 1877 in Villalba, in the Sicilian province of Caltanissetta. This edge of middle Sicily, known as “Vallone”, was a sour and poor area, where people lived off subsistence agriculture. The father of Calogero was a farmer, and his brothers Giovanni and Giuseppe were both priests, Giuseppe became the bishop of Muro Lucano.



Calogero, however, was… Continue

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Profile of Cosa Nostra boss Salvatore Riina

Read: Sicilian Mafia boss Toto Riina dead at 87



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Posted in 2003



Salvatore Riina was born on November 16, 1930 in Corleone, Sicily. He was introduced into the Corleone “family” by his uncle Giacomo…

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Cosa Nostra Boss: Stefano Bontade



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Posted in 2003

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Stefano Bontade was born on April 23, 1939 in Palermo. His father was Francesco Paolo “Don Paolino” Bontade, the boss of Santa Maria di Gesù family, one of the most powerful families of the city of Palermo. Born in 1914, he was a farmer and he ran the fields and the wells around Villagrazia, Santa Maria di Gesù,… Continue

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'Ndrangheta Boss: Giuseppe Coluccio



By David Amoruso

Posted on February 10, 2009

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According to Italian authorities Giuseppe Coluccio is one of Italy’s most powerful criminals. He is said to be one of the leading members of the ‘Ndrangheta, in charge of very lucrative narcotics smuggling operations. The ‘Ndrangheta has become even more powerful than its brothers in Sicily and Campania, and has… Continue

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Camorra Boss: Maria Licciardi



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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When people are asked what they think of Maria Licciardi they answer several things. They will say she was charismatic, calm, highly intelligent, ruthless and more importantly they will say she was the Capo dei capi of the Camorra, the boss of bosses in the Mafia organization based in Naples.



Maria Licciardi was… Continue

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Profile of 'Ndrangheta boss Pasquale Condello



By Hollander (nickname)

Posted: August 15, 2008



A prosecutor described him as "The new face of the Calabrian mafia which deals with politicians and high finance". Their goal is to infiltrate legal financial circles in order to invest illegally gained funds with a aim of dominating price wars and creating monopolies.



Pasquale "Il Supremo" Condello, born in Reggio Calabria on September 24 1950, is the most respected…

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Several profiles of 'Ndrangheta Bosses

By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Giuseppe “Don Peppino” Piromalli





Giuseppe Piromalli was the patriarch of Gioia Tauro “family” from 1979, when he replaced his brother Girolamo “Don Mommo” Piromalli, to 2004 when he died at the age of 84. The Piromalli’s are a real empire, they control an huge international drug and weapons trafficking through…

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Camorra Boss: Augusto La Torre



By David Amoruso

Published: May 1, 2007



Augusto La Torre took the place of his father and became boss of the clan which ruled in the north of the province Caserta, in the south of Lazio and along the coast of Domizio. The empire of the La Torres stretched out into The Netherlands. Augusto's brother…

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Whack Out on Willie Moretti

By Thom L. Jones



He went to church every Sunday in Deal, New Jersey, with his wife and three daughters. The kids in the neighbourhood called him 'cump.' He had a home there on five acres, where he raised prize ducks, that was valued at $400,000. By to-days standards, many millions. He was short and squat with thinning hair, brushed straight back and whenever you see a photo of him, he's wearing the most hideous, hand-painted silk ties.



One of a kind was Willie… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 18, 2010 at 7:36am — 14 Comments

Hit in Harlem: The Life and Times of Eugenio Giannini



By Thom L. Jones



By all accounts he wasn’t that nice a person.



Described as small, lecherous and ugly, with a temperament to match, it’s hard to find anything redeeming in a life like his, cut short by the mid forties. He played one shady card too many, and found out the hard way that the mob doesn’t tolerate rats or double-crossers. It was only because of Joe Valachi that he made more than just a mention in the New York daily papers: another gangster taken for a one-way… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 17, 2010 at 9:53am — 4 Comments

The Disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa

By Thom L. Jones



Missing Person #75-3425.



To paraphrase that famous line from The Scarlet Pimpernel, 'they seek him here, they seek him there, trouble is, Jimmy’s buried everywhere.'



There never really was any serious doubt about why he was killed.…

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Some Good Killers

By Thom L. Jones

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No body knows for sure, just how the name came about.



I picture it a bit like this:



Michael Fiaschetti (photo right), 'Big Mike,' the boss of The Italian Squad, lounging back in a chair in his office, Police Headquarters, at 240 Centre Street, in downtown Manhattan, feet up on a pillar, doing a Henry Fonda like in 'My Darling Clementine,' jiggling his boots back and forth, doing a polka on… Continue

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DeCavalcante Boss: John D'Amato



By Luca

Posted on: September 7, 2008



You could be easily forgiven for not mentioning John D’Amato in the same breath as Carlo Gambino or Carlos Marcello. Truth is he won’t go down as one of the most powerful nor successful mob bosses of all time. But the former DeCalvacante Godfather led an intriguing life, one that led to his death in 1992. Here’s the story.



Sam ‘Sam the plumber’ DeCalvacante certainly didn’t have a name… Continue

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Facebook Nails a Mafia Assassin





Plus Three Other Stories of Most Wanted Criminals Captured Online





By Clarence Walker

Posted on April 10, 2010



Internet power strikes again. With lethal force, Facebook, the world's popular networking site--struck all the way into the remote corners of Italy, when police, after following up on a trail of online leads captured a Mob…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Crime Bosses with a Feminine Side

By David Amoruso

Posted on January 14, 2010

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A gangster can never show weakness. He must always act like a man. But does he really have to be a man? Or is he allowed to ‘make some changes’? In the past year there were two separate cases in Italy and South Africa involving crime bosses whose stories would rock the criminal world.



The South African underworld was shocked this week when it… Continue

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Italian Police Are Closing in on Cosa Nostra Boss

By David Amoruso

Posted on June 28, 2009

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Italian authorities are closing in on Cosa Nostra boss Matteo Messina Denaro (47). In one week, police in Italy and Venezuela arrested over a dozen men who are all being accused of helping Denaro run his criminal operations. By the end of the week even Denaro’s (photo on the right) most valuable drug contact had been put in handcuffs.



On Saturday… Continue

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'Ndrangheta Hitman to be Extradited

By David Amoruso

Posted on May 15, 2009

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A Dutch court has ruled that ‘Ndrangheta hitman Giovanni Strangio will be extradited to Italy where he is charged with membership of a criminal organization and involvement in the murder of six Italian men in Duisburg on August 15, 2007. According to Judge Fred Salomon… Continue

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Cosa Nostra Bosses Pledge Loyalty to the End

By Puparo and David Amoruso

Posted on November 5, 2007

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At the end of August some very interesting news reached the world press. Two of the most violent and powerful Cosa Nostra leaders exchanged their wedding rings when one moved to the other's prison cell. To most in the media this ring exchange could only mean one thing: An end to the peace between Cosa Nostra and the Italian state. The Sicilian Mafia… Continue

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Gambino Boss: John Gotti Sr.



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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John Gotti was born October 27, 1940 in the Bronx, New York. When Gotti was twelve he and his family move to a rough neighborhood in Brooklyn. In Brooklyn, Gotti took to the streets more and more and he finally dropped out of school in the 8th grade. On the streets Gotti got involved with gangs and committed… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 6, 2010 at 12:32pm — 1 Comment

Gambino Boss: Paul Castellano



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Paul Castellano was born Constantino Paul Castellano in Brooklyn on June 26, 1915. His parents were from Sicily and had traveled to the United States to give their children a better life. Castellano's father was a butcher and also controlled a small gambling operation. Castellano was the youngest of three children… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 6, 2010 at 12:26pm — 1 Comment

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