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Boston gangland legend Howie Winter dead at 91

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

A legend of the Boston underworld has passed. Retired mob boss Howard “Howie” Winter passed away from a heart attack on Thursday. He was 91. Winter was an original member and onetime boss of the infamous Winter Hill Gang in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 14, 2020 at 5:18am — No Comments

Camorra Mafia takes advantage of opportunities created by COVID-19

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The thing about operating outside the rules of the law is that you can always find ways to make money. Case in point: The Italian…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 24, 2020 at 4:45am — No Comments

“The Sopranos… Is that supposed to be us?” – Profile of DeCavalcante Mafia family soldier Joseph Sclafani

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

“The Sopranos… Is that supposed to be us?” Joseph “Tin Ear” Sclafani (photo above) was caught saying on tape. Sclafani, a longtime…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 21, 2020 at 11:29am — No Comments

Caponeville: How Chicago mob boss Al Capone ruled over the suburbs and two small towns in particular

Al Capone’s life story and violent exploits have filled entire libraries and spawned many movies. Yet the focus is usually on his activities in Chicago. Though his power definitely originated there, his influence reached far beyond the city limits into small towns like Stickney and Forest View. In her new book When Capone Ruled…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 3, 2020 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Italian Organized Crime: Cosa Nostra, Camorra, 'Ndrangheta, Sacra Corona Unita

Profiles and articles below introduction



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto



Italian organized crime, divided in Cosa Nostra, ‘Ndrangheta, Camorra and Sacra Corona Unita, is a rich and powerful criminal enterprise with a lot of connections and branches around the world.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 31, 2020 at 3:58am — No Comments

Lucchese Mafia family boss and hitmen get life in prison for 2013 gangland murder

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The career of 84-year-old Lucchese Mafia family acting boss Matthew Madonna (photo above, middle) has officially come to an end. On Monday, he was sentenced to life in prison following his conviction for the 2013 murder of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 29, 2020 at 7:00am — No Comments

Genovese Mafia family’s union muscle sentenced to 4 years in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Genovese Mafia family soldier Frank Giovinco was sentenced to 4 years in prison on Monday for extortion conspiracy and participating in a racketeering conspiracy in connection with the Genovese mob’s control of two local…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 24, 2020 at 11:37am — No Comments

The Korean Underworld: From its birth to its rise and current state of criminal affairs

By Joe Francis for Gangsters Inc.

The history of Korean organized crime is mostly unknown to the public outside of Korea. Everyone knows about Lucky Luciano and Pablo Escobar and men from their part of the world, but no one knows about men like Kim…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 21, 2020 at 2:16pm — No Comments

“I chopped him up so bad” - Profile of DeCavalcante Mafia family soldier Anthony Capo

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Every Mafia family has its go-to guy when it comes to violent acts. For New Jersey’s DeCavalcante crime family one of those men was Anthony Capo, a soldier with a hair-trigger temper who relished hurting people and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 8, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

“The Mover” - Profile of Chicago Outfit consigliere Marco D’Amico

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

He was one of the last old school Chicago Mafia leaders to pass away, media wrote when Marco D’Amico died on April 22, 2020. It was a cliché that – between the lines - revealed the downfall of a once mighty criminal…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 27, 2020 at 8:30am — No Comments

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

“Popeye”, Pablo Escobar’s chief sicario, dies of cancer at 57

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Jhon Jairo Velásquez, who was once one of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar’s chief sicarios, died yesterday.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 7, 2020 at 7:30am — 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 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

“I’m in waste management!” - Genovese Mafia family soldier Frank Giovinco guilty of racketeering

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

A Genovese Mafia family mobster was convicted of racketeering on Tuesday. The jury found…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 6, 2019 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Pay Your Street Tax: Texas Mexican Mafia member sentenced to 35 years in prison for taxing drug dealers

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Texas Mexican Mafia member Robert Eugene “Gino” Hernandez was sentenced to 35 years in federal prison on Wednesday for his role in a conspiracy to extort money from…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 5, 2019 at 2:30am — No Comments

One Mafia murder and everyone ends up in prison – Lucchese crime family bosses and hitmen found guilty

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

For a few years, the New York Mafia seemed to have quieted down. Increased scrutiny from law enforcement coupled with RICO made mobsters rethink their violent deeds, opting for less conspicuous ways of getting…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 17, 2019 at 5:30am — 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

Commander of Gulf Cartel enforcement wing gets 20 years in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Gulf Cartel commandante Luis Ivan Nino-Duenez was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Wednesday after pleading guilty to conspiracy to import large amounts of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2019 at 10:41am — No Comments

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