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How gangsters try (and fail) to evade government surveillance

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Drug traffickers and gangsters all over the globe were shocked to find their encrypted text messages in the hands of law enforcement agencies in Europe and the United States. Large service providers called EncroChat and…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 15, 2021 at 12:31pm — 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.…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 21, 2020 at 11:00am — 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…


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

Son of famed mob attorney says Trump may face RICO, which destroyed the Mafia

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

James M. LaRossa Jr., son of the celebrated New York trial lawyer Jimmy LaRossa, says that President Trump, after leaving office, may be forced to face the same government prosecution designed to bring down the American Mafia.

The junior LaRossa is the author of the new book Last of…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 11, 2019 at 8:40am — 1 Comment

The Real John Wick: Separating fact from fiction in Hollywood’s violent gangster vengeance blockbuster

By David Amoruso

Is John Wick indestructible? Movie audiences are about to find out in the third installment of the blockbuster movie franchise starring Keanu Reeves as the skilled assassin placed on a universal hit list by the Italian and Russian Mafias, the Chinese Triads, and the Japanese Yakuza. But…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 18, 2019 at 4:15am — No Comments

Gambino Mafia family boss Frank Cali shot dead in front of his Staten Island mansion - Man arrested

By David Amoruso

There are no happy endings in the Mafia. Either you find yourself in prison or you end up six feet under in a casket. The latter will apply to Gambino crime family boss Francesco Cali, who was shot and murdered in front of his Staten Island, New York, home on Wednesday night.

The 53-year-old mob…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 14, 2019 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

“You only do two days: The day you go in and the day you come out” – Profile of Mafia capo Gene Gotti

By David Amoruso

Gene Gotti took a 50-year prison sentence and didn’t flinch. Just like his infamous big brother, John, the Teflon Don, Gene did his time and kept his mouth shut. Now, he faces his toughest challenge yet: Living life as a Gotti.

For a long time, life as a Gotti was simple. Though the…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2018 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Sammy the Bull Gravano is a free man, but more importantly a poster boy for the dangers of dealing with gangsters

By David Amoruso

Infamous Mafia turncoat Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano was released from prison last week. The 72-year-old mobster finished serving a 20-year sentence for running a $500,000-a-week ecstasy-trafficking organization in Arizona while still somewhat in the Witness Protection Program. His story serves as a prime example…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 23, 2017 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

5 of the dumbest moves in Mafia history

By David Amoruso

The world of organized crime is one considered to be inhabited by individuals who are a cut above the rest. People who can work together to achieve a goal, think out of the box, who can rob and murder and protect their newfound riches through sheer strength. What separates them from other criminals is stated right there in the label “organized…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 27, 2013 at 3:30am — 7 Comments

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

Gambino Underboss: Salvatore Gravano

By David Amoruso

Profile below posted in 2001

Sammy The Bull Gravano has gone down in Mafia history as the biggest rat ever to walk the…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 5, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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