He had disappeared in 2016. Like so many of his colleagues, Calabrian Mafia boss Giuseppe “Peppe” Pelle chose to live the life of a fugitive rather than spend it behind bars. From his hideaway in the Calabrian mountains he oversaw a large network which controlled regional politics.
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The Cocaine Cowboys - Latin American drug traffickers - were known for doing wild shit in Florida during the 1980s, but in 2018 one such Cowboy finds himself worrying about some of what he did and how it might impact him today.
South Florida drug boss Augusto "Willie" Falcon had almost finished…Continue
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By David Amoruso
“I’m not crazy. Some of my relatives have been in a lunatic asylum, but I haven’t.” – Camorra boss Michele Zaza
Gangsters like Michele Zaza don’t come around often. Nicknamed “‘O Pazzo” or “The Madman,” he was known as much for talking candidly with the media as for his cunning and…Continue
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Every underworld has its first major crime boss. That man – or woman – who ascends to the top of the heap and controls organized crime in the city. For Hamilton, Ontario, that man was Rocco Perri. During the years of Prohibition, he became known as the “King of the Bootleggers.”
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In her latest book Gangland Boston: A Tour Through the Deadly Streets of Organized Crime, Boston Globe reporter Emily Sweeney details over a century of heists and killings involving the Italian Mafia, the Irish Mob, Chinatown…Continue
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California drug kingpin “Freeway” Rick Ross shows that you can play the game and survive. His story shows the hypocrisy of the government’s war on drugs, while also shining a light on the struggles of growing up in the ghetto. Above all, it’s about learning from mistakes and bettering yourself. “I used to…Continue
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It’s an interesting debate: Do you grant a convicted murderer the right to say goodbye to a dying loved one, even though the convict…Continue
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Philadelphia Mafia boss Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino took a huge gamble and won big yesterday when his high-profile racketeering case ended in a mistrial. After three weeks, followed by almost 30 hours of deliberations, the jury remained hopelessly deadlocked.…Continue
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Authorities have Naser Kelmendi’s number. The United States government blacklisted him under the Kingpin Act in 2012 because, it claims, he heads a crime family responsible for trafficking drugs through Afghanistan to Turkey and into Europe. Still, moving throughout Eastern Europe, Kelmendi proved an…Continue
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A criminal mastermind. The man behind the scenes. Mob kingpin. Arnold Rothstein can be described in many ways. Known on the streets as “The Big Bankroll,” he financed countless major criminal schemes and enterprises as he rose to prominence in New York’s gangland. But at heart, he was a gambler. Through…Continue
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Joseph Cammarano Jr., the street boss of New York’s Bonanno crime family, was hit with racketeering charges today. He was arrested along with nine other…Continue
Is the stress of a long life in the Mafia finally becoming too much for Philadelphia mob boss…Continue
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Sure. Shigeharu Shirai has made mistakes. Who hasn’t? But he’s learned from them. He’s paid for them. In his line of business mistakes cost. Sometimes even a life. To keep that in mind, he’s had to cut off his little finger. Just so he remembers that mistakes cost dearly and have no place among the…Continue
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Eight associates of San Francisco Triad boss Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow were given prison sentences ranging from 1 to 7 years on Monday for their respective roles…Continue
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Massachusetts is serious about getting rid of its MS-13 presence. A federal jury convicted one of its leaders of racketeering conspiracy, following a two-week trial in Boston on Tuesday. 22-year-old Rafael Leoner Aguirre, who…Continue
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He was the boss of bosses of Cosa Nostra, the Sicilian Mafia. As leader of the infamous Corleonesi, Salvatore "Toto" Riina ordered the death of hundreds, including the high-profile assassinations of anti-mafia magistrates Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino. Now he is dead himself, at age 87, of natural causes.
Riina had turned 87 on…Continue
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The year is 1957. A 28-year-old inmate by the name of James Bulger is serving a 20-year prison sentence for armed robbery. That’s a long time to spend in a tiny cell. A doctor proposes the young Bostonian participate in a drug experiment to earn an early release. He accepts.
Why wouldn’t he? Dr. Carl Pfeiffer seems…Continue
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If ever there was a man who did things his way, it was mob boss John Gotti. New York’s Teflon Don took power of one the city’s five crime families by taking out its leader and did it all under the bright lights of the media and the public. He never hid and never backed down. He lived and breathed Cosa Nostra.
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In the only borough of New York to begin with the indefinite article, it was not unusual at end of day to watch “fathers trundling home with a monumental sadness on their shoulders”. * It was a hard place to live for the working man and his family. A good place for organized crime.
Frank Scalice lived at 211 Kirby…Continue
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