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Porsches and Yeezys – Profile of New York crime boss Aleksey Tsvetkov

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Aleksey Tsvetkov (above, left) lived the good life for quite a while. As the leader of a violent,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 21, 2020 at 11:19am — No Comments

Ex-Gambino Mafia family underboss Sammy Gravano is trying to get some good gangster PR – Will it work?

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Gambino Mafia family underboss and consigliere Frank “Frankie Loc” Locascio (photo above, far…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 16, 2020 at 6:30am — No Comments

Nephew of Mexican narco kingpin Rafael Caro Quintero hit with heavy load of drug charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An associate and nephew of infamous narco kingpin Rafael Caro Quintero was charged in Brooklyn federal court on Monday with participating in an international conspiracy to manufacture and distribute…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 12, 2020 at 8:31am — No Comments

American Mafia Murder: The Man in Potters Field

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

There are more than a million people buried in this graveyard. There are no stones or memorials to remember them. It’s not the biggest…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 29, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Christmas Verdict: How Colombo Mafia family leader “Wild Bill” Cutolo got the present he wished for

By James M. LaRossa Jr. for Gangsters Inc.

As I attempt to make sense of my father, legendary Mob attorney Jimmy LaRossa’s blur of a professional life, one day, above all others, stands out.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 22, 2019 at 11:33am — No Comments

Only the Dead know Brooklyn

By Thom. L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

Being in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong kind of friend was the worst thing that ever happened to Frank Santora Junior.

As he walked along a street in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 14, 2019 at 7:42am — No Comments

The Guys That Do More Than Killing: Gambino Mafia family mobsters busted for large variety of crimes

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Two mobsters once praised by Mafia boss John Gotti are among twelve…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 7, 2019 at 7:23am — No Comments

Murder on the Dancefloor: The demise of Gambino Mafia family soldier Anthony Mascuzzio

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

Being in the mob isn't all beer and skittles.

Created in 1970, the Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act, by 1985, had been used almost one thousand times, to bring criminal and civil cases. RICO…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 3, 2019 at 9:53am — No Comments

Five Minutes to Midnight – Part 2: The Sicilian and New York Mafias, the Catholic Church and a huge finance scandal

This is part 2 of Five Minutes to Midnight. Read part 1 here.

By Thom L. Jones for…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2019 at 5:12am — No Comments

NYPD cop, who moonlighted as bodyguard for El Chapo’s wife, had side gig trafficking cocaine

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

We often hear the phrase: “They don’t pay cops enough.” Some of these guys have to work extra jobs to make ends meet. One NYPD officer even worked as a security guard for the wife of infamous Mexican drug lord…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2019 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Emanuele Notarbartolo, the man who fell from the train, and the dark heart of Italy - Part 2

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

This is part 2. To read…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 6, 2019 at 4:53am — No Comments

“Take responsibility as a captain to your family” - Profile: Bonanno crime family capo Joseph Sabella

By David Amoruso

Bonanno crime family captain Joseph “Joe Valet” Sabella is a prime example of the persistence of the American Mafia. At age 54, he has held a senior position in the New York mob during the 2010s. In that period, he’s done pretty much the same as what a typical mobster did in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 2, 2019 at 3:50am — No Comments

Meet the New Boss: Profile of Lucchese Mafia family leader Michael “Big Mike” DeSantis

By David Amoruso

Lucchese crime family boss Michael “Big Mike” DeSantis got to the top of the hill in an unusual way: A letter from his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 17, 2019 at 5:52am — No Comments

Lucchese Mafia boss Vic Amuso may be imprisoned for life, but his word is still law on the streets of New York

By David Amoruso

Many question how much power an 85-year-old imprisoned-for-life Mafia boss actually has over his crime family. Mob leader Vic Amuso (above) answered with a letter that said: Total power. From behind bars, he orchestrated the complete rearrangement of the Lucchese family’s leadership.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 31, 2019 at 2:42pm — No Comments

How a rat brought down the Colombo Mafia family crew of “Fat Jerry,” “The Mask,” and “Mumbles”

By David Amoruso

It’s hard to run an honest loansharking business these days. Just ask Colombo Mafia family soldier Jerry Ciauri. Together with several other mobsters he ran gambling and loansharking operations in Brooklyn and Staten Island. He was doing okay until a rat in his crew began nibbling on money and then ran…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 9, 2019 at 5:00am — No Comments

Gambino family mobster charged with treacherous murder and robbery of his dear 78-year-old friend

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Greed kills more people than cancer, the street saying goes. It is especially true in the murder of Vincent Zito, prosecutors say. They arrested 59-year-old Anthony Pandrella, an alleged associate of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 15, 2019 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Legendary New York Mafia boss Carmine Persico was the ultimate survivor, up until his death behind bars

By David Amoruso

Colombo crime family boss Carmine Persico has passed away. He was 85. The New York Mafia boss was known for his tenacity and ruthlessness. Despite being locked up for life, he maintained an iron grip on his mob family from behind bars. He was a pure survivor. Right up until the moment he sighed his last…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 8, 2019 at 6:51am — 2 Comments

If a man looks like a mobster, is he also guilty of being one?

By David Amoruso

The trial of alleged Bonanno crime family boss Joseph “Joe C” Cammarano Jr. began last week and he showed up looking the part. It brought up the question: Does looking like a mobster, make you guilty of being one?

A stupid question, of course, but one that needs to be addressed. With his gray hair,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 1, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Mobsters of New York’s Gambino and Bonanno crime families sentenced on drug and gambling charges

By David Amoruso

They were rounded up in a bust said to be “a major disruption of La Costra Nostra’s activities on Long Island”. Now, mobsters John “Johnny Boy” Ambrosio, an acting captain in the Gambino family; Frank “Frankie Boy” Salerno, a soldier in the Bonanno family; and Anthony Saladino, an associate of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 22, 2018 at 2:00am — No Comments

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

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