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For Those That Want Me Dead

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” - Henry David Thoreau

Francesco Di Carlo knew what it was about. And so did Angelo Fontana and Francesco Onorato, and Francesco Marino Mannoia, Giovanni Brusca, Nino…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 2, 2021 at 4:00am — No Comments

On This Day: Sicilian Mafia’s boss of bosses Bernardo Provenzano arrested - #OTD

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

On this day in 2006: On April 11, 2006, Italian police arrested Sicilian Mafia boss of bosses Bernardo Provenzano in a shack near his hometown of Corleone, Sicily. He had been a fugitive since 1963 and had led Cosa…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 11, 2021 at 4:59am — No Comments

Behold a Pale Horse: The Killing of Boris Giuliano - Part Two

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

"Death will be the proof that we lived." - Rosario Castellanos

The Killer.

It seemed to some, Leoluca Bagarella organized his murders with the same care and deliberation you might…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 22, 2021 at 10:04am — No Comments

Behold a Pale Horse: The Killing of Boris Giuliano - Part Two

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

The catalyst is an arrest and a search.

On July 7, a bar-owner on Via Francesco Crispi, near the Palermo waterfront, finds a hand gun left behind by a customer. It’s a Brazilian made, six-shot Taurus.38 Special.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 22, 2021 at 10:03am — No Comments

Behold a Pale Horse: The Killing of Boris Giuliano - Part One

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

If you stroll through the gardens of Villa Bonanno, in Piazza Vittoria, Palermo, late in the afternoon as the sun is slowly sinking over Tunisia, the towering palms and beautiful walkways that seem to meander forever can quietly seduce you.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 30, 2021 at 5:00am — No Comments

Pietro Scaglione: The First Excellent Corpse

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

Cadaveri Eccellenti: Excellent, or more appropriately, eminent corpses, is a term created by the Italian author Leonardo Sciascia, to denote public or noteworthy figures killed by the Mafia in Sicily. The original victim may have…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 16, 2020 at 9:33am — No Comments

The Wrong Side of Darkness: An Anger of Kings

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

"Man turns his back on his family, we’ll he ain’t just no good." - Bruce…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 3, 2020 at 5:00am — No Comments

The Two Doctors of Corleone

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

It was a trip into the countryside

Off to see some people.

Business to attend, lunch, in a township clinging high on the top of Sicani Mountain, with views to the south across the endless hills and valleys to the Strait of Sicily, and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 29, 2020 at 3:10am — No Comments

The Madman of the Mafia

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

My crime was to have been born and raised in a family of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 2, 2020 at 5:25am — No Comments

Part 2 of The Madman of the Mafia

Part 2 of The Madman of the Mafia. Read part 1 here.

By Thom L. Jones for…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 1, 2020 at 7:30am — No Comments

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

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.              

“You never know what enough is unless you know what is more than enough.” - William Blake     

It’s a story with more twists and turns than a novel by Agatha Christie. A list of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2019 at 5:13am — 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.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2019 at 5:12am — 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

Deep in the Heart of Texas: The Rise of the Italian Mafia in the Lone Star State - Part 2

By Thom L. Jones

As the famous song goes, “The Party's’ Over it’s Time to Call it a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 12, 2019 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Deep in the Heart of Texas: The Rise of the Italian Mafia in the Lone Star State

By Thom L. Jones

The Texas Almanac claims the heart of the territory lies near a small town called Brady, in McCulloch County. In square miles, Texas is the largest mainland state in the Union. Only Alaska tops it in size. “Bigger than Texas” is a somewhat overused expression, but hits the spot. It’s bigger than France…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 12, 2019 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Three good men and their fight to the death against the Sicilian Mafia: Giovanni Falcone

By Thom L. Jones

"By knowing the men of honor, I have learned ……..that Mafia logic is the logic of power, and it always works towards a purpose. Sometimes those Mafiosi strike me as the only rational beings in the world populated by madmen." - Giovanni Falcone to Marcello Padovani

"You’re the Maradona of the law:…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 18, 2019 at 9:21am — No Comments

Three good men and their fight to the death against the Sicilian Mafia: Giovanni Falcone (Part 2)

This is part 2 of Three good men and their fight to the death against the Sicilian Mafia: Giovanni Falcone. To read part 1 click here.

By Thom L.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 18, 2019 at 9:20am — 1 Comment

“Cocaine Godmother” Griselda Blanco’s son Michael Corleone returns in Cartel Crew, new reality show

By David Amoruso

Drug lord Griselda Blanco ruled the streets by pure terror, killing hundreds and making millions with Pablo Escobar’s Medellín Cartel. Now her son, Michael Corleone Blanco, aims to turn that notoriety into a career in show business with a new reality show on VH1 called Cartel Crew.

Yes, Michael…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 3, 2019 at 3:11am — No Comments

The Godfather comes home to Dartmouth: Author Mario Puzo’s collection on display at Ivy League college

By David Amoruso

It was an offer the Dartmouth Library just couldn’t refuse. Diana and Bruce Rauner donated their expansive collection of author Mario Puzo’s papers to Dartmouth. The collection includes draft manuscripts, correspondence, and other records from Puzo’s long career as a novelist and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 24, 2018 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Pax Mafiosa: Guilty verdicts as prosecutors prove secret pact between Sicilian Mafia and Italian government

By David Amoruso

A secret pact between the Sicilian Mafia and the Italian State has resulted in the conviction of eight men, including Mafia bosses and police and government officials, among them a close political associate of Silvio Berlusconi. The pact was made in the 1990s to bring a halt to Cosa Nostra’s bloody war…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 21, 2018 at 7:13am — No Comments

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