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WATCH: Come see where Colombo family hitmen buried Mafia underboss “Wild Bill” Cutolo

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

The murder of Colombo crime family underboss William “Wild Bill” Cutolo was one of the most high-profile gangland killings of the past few decades. Known as charismatic and powerful, he was deemed…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 4, 2020 at 10:48am — No Comments

A Gangster Christmas: Stories from the underworld

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

‘Tis the season! Merry Christmas everyone! At Gangsters Inc. we don’t really do presents. But we do do gangster stories! Lots of ‘em! Especially for Christmas we’ve dug up four stories that show how mobsters spend their Christmas. Spoiler alert: Two end in murder.

“Carmine DiBiase went out on Christmas Day and got drunk. Very…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 24, 2019 at 5:06am — 1 Comment

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 22, 2019 at 11:33am — No Comments

“I’m not crazy” - Profile of Camorra boss Michele “The Madman” Zaza

By David Amoruso

“I’m not crazy. Some of my relatives have been in a lunatic asylum, but I haven’t.” – Camorra boss Michele Zaza

Gangsters like Michele Zaza don’t come around often. Nicknamed “‘O Pazzo” or “The Madman,” he was known as much for talking candidly with the media as for his cunning and…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 2, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Profile: Camorra boss Pasquale Scotti

By David Amoruso

Francisco de Castro Visconti seemed like the perfect example of an upstanding hardworking citizen. A resident of the tropical city of Recife on the north-eastern coast of Brazil, he ran a nightclub and food import business and was happily married with two beautiful kids.

Yet, he never really existed. Francisco de Castro Visconti was…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 27, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Colombo Boss: Thomas “Tommy Shots” Gioeli

By David Amoruso

“I’m going to hell!”

The above is a quote attributed to Colombo Crime Family leader Thomas “Tommy Shots” Gioeli. According to the FBI, Gioeli uttered the words to a…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 16, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Colombo Underboss: William "Wild Bill" Cutolo

By David Amoruso

Posted on September 28, 2008

Updated on October 24, 2008

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William "Wild Bill" Cutolo was one of the most charismatic and feared mobsters of the Colombo Crime Family. Born on June 6, 1949 he had risen to become an underboss to…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 3, 2010 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

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