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…Continue
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“King Nene” kneels before the government, in a guilty plea that is. 26-year-old Matthew Palacios, who goes by the nickname “King Nene”, was an enforcer of the…Continue
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The Chinese Triads find their origin centuries ago. At least since the Tang dynasty (617-907) China has had secret societies. Several Triads identify themselves with the White Lotus Society. The White Lotus Society expelled the Mongolian occupation force from China and installed Buddhist monk Hung Wu as the first…
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The world is forever changing, the underworld is as well. Even the one in South Boston better known as Southie. A local resident pleaded guilty on Thursday today in federal court in Boston to…Continue
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Alleged ‘Ndrangheta boss Gabriele “El Italiano” Biondo made an initial appearance in federal court in Boston on Thursday in connection with a 1,500-kilo cocaine shipment. Biondo is an Italian national who was extradited to the United States from Spain. He is alleged to have been in close contact with…Continue
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Former mobster Ralph DeMasi was found not guilty on Monday of the killing of armored truck guard Edward P. Morlock Sr. in Worcester in May of 1991. 82-year-old DeMasi was a notorious leader of several robbery crews and close friends with infamous crime boss…Continue
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Six members of MS-13, the transnational organization also known as La Mara Salvatrucha, were indicted on Wednesday in federal court in Boston and charged with racketeering. Five of them allegedly participated in the murder of a teenage boy in Lynn, Massachusetts, on July 30, 2018.
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Authorities have identified a second suspect in the brazen murder of Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger at a federal prison in West Virginia. 44-year-old Paul J. DeCologero allegedly killed Bulger with Fotios “Freddy” Geas and one other man.
DeCologero was part of “the life” as a member of his…Continue
After dodging bullets throughout his criminal career, Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger ultimately met his demise by being hit with a lock wrapped in a sock. The blows were too much for the 89-year-old as he died behind bars just a few years into a life sentence for racketeering and several murders.…Continue
What goes around, comes around. Infamous Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger was murdered inside a federal prison in West Virginia on Tuesday. He was serving a life sentence for the many crimes he committed in his long and notorious career, but apparently someone felt he deserved to die right then and…Continue
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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.
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Former New England Mafia family capo Robert DeLuca was sentenced to 66 months in prison in Boston federal court on Tuesday for obstructing a federal investigation into the murder of a…Continue
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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…Continue
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Three members of MS-13 were convicted of racketeering conspiracy and murder on Monday in Boston Federal Court. All three are Salvadoran nationals and will face deportation after completing their prison sentence. Interestingly, it was these kind of deportations that helped found…Continue
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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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Timing is everything. They denied New England mob enforcer Frank “Bobo” Marrapese’s parole on September 15, 2017. He died early yesterday morning at Rhode Island Hospital at age 74. He was serving a 9-year sentence for racketeering, extortion, and loansharking.
Though he was very close to dying in…Continue
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MS-13 gang member Joel Martinez (above) pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston last week to racketeering conspiracy involving the stabbing murder of a 15-year-old boy in East Boston. Nicknamed “Animal,” the 23-year-old gangster was part of MS-13’s Eastside Loco Salvatrucha (ESLS) clique, which…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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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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It was one of the biggest art heists in the world, the largest one in the United States. $500 million worth of paintings were stolen from Boston’s Gardner Art Museum. Investigators soon found that the theft had the Mafia’s fingerprints on it.
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