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The Mother Snake: Profile of female Shanghai crime boss She Aizhen

By “Asian Gangsters” for Gangsters Inc.

Female gangsters have always been a rare phenomenon in any time and place. Female gangsters like Bonnie Parker and Griselda Blanco are some of the best known lady outlaws, but little is known about the women…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 14, 2021 at 5:47am — No Comments

The Life and Times of Frank Balistrieri: The Last, Most Powerful Godfather of Milwaukee

By Wayne Clingman and Zack Long for Gangsters Inc.

Frank Balistrieri died in Milwaukee on a chilly February day in 1993. It was a death by natural causes; two months earlier he was in St. Mary’s Hospital for colon surgery. He was 74 at the time. In…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 10, 2021 at 7:30am — No Comments

40 Mafiosi of Cosa Nostra family in Catania arrested - Stashed drugs in cemetery

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

40 alleged members of the Santapaola-Ercolano family in Catania, Sicily, were arrested on Tuesday and charged with Mafia association, drug trafficking, extortion, social security and pension fraud. The Santapaola-Ercolano clan is led by…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 5, 2021 at 2:30am — 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 May 2, 2021 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Leader of Aryan Knights prison gang gets life for violent stabbing and RICO conspiracy

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A leader of the Aryan Knights prison gang was sentenced to life in federal prison on Thursday. 55-year-old Harlan Hale pleaded guilty to one count of participating in a RICO conspiracy and one count of committing a violent…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 3, 2021 at 2:57am — No Comments

Colombo Mafia family capo who stalked his girlfriend pleads guilty to racketeering

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

All is fair in love and war… until the feds find out. 62-year-old Colombo crime family capo Joseph…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 23, 2021 at 3:31pm — 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.

Published December 2019 - Updated January 2021: Two mobsters once praised by Mafia boss John Gotti are…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 17, 2021 at 7:12am — No Comments

Gambino Mafia family associate pleads guilty to arson in Queens over $400 measly bucks in extortion scheme

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Alleged Gambino Mafia family associate Peter Tuccio (photo above, right, sitting next to Philadelphia…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 15, 2021 at 6:30am — No Comments

Money launderer of powerful US-based Russian Mafia boss pleads guilty

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A man who laundered money for the Russian Mafia pleaded guilty in Manhattan Federal Court on Wednesday. Daniel Daniel admitted conspiring with US-based…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 11, 2020 at 11:33am — No Comments

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

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 — 1 Comment

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