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Salvatore Scoppa, brother of Montreal Mafia leader, shot to death at Sheraton Hotel in Laval, Quebec

By David Amoruso

The Mafia war in the underworld of Montreal, Canada, has claimed another victim. 49-year-old Salvatore Scoppa (photo above) died after being shot Saturday night at the Sheraton Hotel in Laval. He is the brother of a high-ranking member of the Montreal Mafia.

Time finally ran out for Scoppa after…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 6, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments

“The Mafia defines who he is” – Profile of Toronto ‘Ndrangheta boss Giuseppe “Pino” Ursino

By David Amoruso

As far as powerful Mafia bosses go, Giuseppe Ursino (photo above) is as low-key as they come. So much so that when he was convicted of trafficking cocaine for the ‘Ndrangheta and sentenced to over a decade in prison Thursday, it was the first criminal conviction of his life.

“Pino” Ursino was born…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 2, 2019 at 6:23am — No Comments

Campaign to save whisky warehouse in Scotland once used by American Mafia during Prohibition

By David Amoruso

Now just a dilapidated façade, once the place was booming. The William Whiteley Warehouse in Glasgow, Scotland, secretly shipped thousands of cases of Scottish whisky to American bootleggers during Prohibition.

Back then, quality booze sold for top dollar in the United States, and bootleggers with…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 18, 2019 at 9:29am — 1 Comment

A deadly weasel moving tons of cocaine – Profile of Montreal’s West End mob boss Allan Ross

By David Amoruso

Allan “The Weasel” Ross was one of North America’s biggest drug bosses. He shipped weed and blow from Colombia to the United States, Canada, and even into Europe. As leader of the West End Gang, Montreal’s Irish mob, he oversaw a violent organization in partnership with the Italian Mafia and Hells…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 25, 2018 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

King of the Bootleggers: Profile of Hamilton mob boss Rocco Perri

By David Amoruso

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.”

Born in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 31, 2018 at 4:24am — No Comments

Mafioso gets over 10 years in prison for cocaine & fentanyl trafficking

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Mobster Massimigliano Carfagna was sentenced to 10 and a half years in prison on Thursday. He had pleaded guilty to trafficking in cocaine and the opioid drug…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 16, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Alleged Montreal Mafia bosses acquitted after police illegally wiretapped offices of their lawyer

By David Amoruso

A major blunder is what it is. Canadian police bungled their case against two alleged Montreal Mafia bosses by illegally wiretapping the pair’s lawyer’s offices. After a Quebec Superior Court Judge excluded the wiretap evidence, Leonardo Rizzuto and Stefano Sollecito were acquitted of charges of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 20, 2018 at 3:43pm — No Comments

VIDEO: Man receives violent beating over outstanding gambling debt

By David Amoruso

If you place a bet with organized crime, you better pay up if you lose. Otherwise, you might get hurt. As is evidenced by the video below, which York Regional Police say shows a beating over an outstanding debt in an illegal Richmond Hill gaming den.

A big, muscular man with bald, shaved head can…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 7, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Operation OTremens: How Mafia families in New York and Canada continue cooperating in global drug trade

By David Amoruso

“Always the dollars. Always the fuckin' dollars.” – Nicky Santoro, movie Casino

Authorities in the United States and Canada arrested a total of thirteen alleged members of the Mafia yesterday for their involvement in a largescale drug trafficking pipeline spanning both countries. Among those arrested are…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2017 at 6:37am — No Comments

Profile: Canadian drug boss Kevin Donald Kerfoot

By David Amoruso

Smugglers have always found the border between Canada and the United States to be a lucrative one. It’s long and accessible by various routes on water and land. Back during Prohibition, traffickers would do rum runs, but nowadays it’s all about narcotics. 53-year-old Kevin Kerfoot knows this all too well.

Kevin Donald Kerfoot…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 29, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Home of Hamilton mobster Pat Musitano riddled with bullets

By David Amoruso

Unknown assailants shot up the Hamilton home of longtime mobster Pasquale “Pat” Musitano early Tuesday morning. Though no one was injured, the house is riddled with around twelve bullet holes. Pasquale’s younger brother Angelo was shot and killed in a gangland hit in front of his Waterdown home on May 2. The attack comes as no…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 28, 2017 at 2:06am — No Comments

Hamilton mobster Angelo Musitano shot dead in front of home - "He had too many enemies. Too many hits."

By David Amoruso - Updated on May 4, 2017

Mobster Angelo “Ang” Musitano (photo above) was shot to death in the driveway of his Waterdown home in Hamilton, Ontario, yesterday afternoon around 4 p.m. He was 39 and would’ve turned 40 this coming Sunday. His killer has not been apprehended.

Police describe the suspect to …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 3, 2017 at 2:30am — No Comments

FBI sting operation snares Turkish Canadian drug boss – Tried smuggling 100 kilos of cocaine to Canada

By David Amoruso

The United States may be one of the biggest consumer markets for drugs of any kind, but at the same time there is no country on earth that enforces its anti-drug laws as rigorously. Smugglers, traffickers and kingpins the world over have taken note and fear ending up in a U.S. prison. Still, sometimes the lure of untold…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 28, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Rise of the Indian Mafia and Bollywood

By Gary K. Busch

One of the least well-known of the international criminal organisations is the Indian Mafia. It is not only centred on India but has spread across the globe. Among other areas of influence, it has thrived through its engagement with the Indian entertainment industry, better known as “Bollywood”. It has come into prominence recently for its…

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Added by Gary K. Busch on April 26, 2017 at 5:07am — No Comments

New television series “Bad Blood” takes viewers into Montreal underworld dominated by Rizzuto Mafia clan

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

That’s a wrap! The filming of Bad Blood, a six-part, 60-minute scripted series about the Montreal Mafia has concluded and will debut on television channels City and FX this fall. Starring Anthony LaPaglia (Without…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 17, 2017 at 7:39am — No Comments

Public church mass in memory of slain Montreal Mafia boss Rocco Sollecito canceled – Mass was to be held in Italy

By David Amoruso

A mass in memory of murdered Montreal Mafia boss Rocco Sollecito has been canceled, Italian news agencies report. The priest at the church in Grumo Appula, a town near the city of Bari in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 27, 2016 at 9:32am — No Comments

Montreal mobster Raynald Desjardins gets 14 years for murder of ex-Bonanno boss Salvatore Montagna

By David Amoruso

Longtime Montreal Mafia member Raynald Desjardins was sentenced to 14 years in prison for his role in the assassination of former …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 20, 2016 at 9:35am — No Comments

Montreal mobster murdered at home as violence continues

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The violence in the Canadian underworld of Montreal has claimed the life of yet another mobster. 65-year-old Vincenzo Spagnolo was shot to death at his home on Saturday evening. Spagnolo was a good friend and close business associate of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 16, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Arsonists set Montreal ablaze as deadly Mafia war continues

By David Amoruso

The Montréal underworld continues its restless days and nights in the absence of deceased “boss of bosses” Vito Rizzuto. Without a strong man controlling all the various Mafia crews and gangs the city has erupted in anarchy with each group vying for control. This week, several mobbed up businesses were set ablaze by arsonists.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Mafia Math: Calculating Italian organized crime’s illicit income

By David Amoruso

How much money does the Italian Mafia make? How many billions of dollars go up the chain through the organizations of Sicily’s Cosa Nostra, Campania’s Camorra, and Calabria’s ‘Ndrangheta? Criminology professor Francesco Calderoni did the math and came up with some very interesting numbers, numbers that many deem the most…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 6, 2016 at 6:42am — No Comments

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