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New York Mafia associate Paul Ragusa sentenced to 6 years in prison on gun charges

By David Amoruso

Alleged New York Mafia associate Paul Ragusa was sentenced to 6 years in prison on Tuesday for possessing nine firearms, including three automatic assault rifles and a silencer. 48-year-old Ragusa was busted in Operation OTremens, a joint investigation which unearthed a partnership between Mafia families…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 11, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

South Boston bookmaker pleads guilty to loansharking and gambling charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The world is forever changing, the underworld is as well. Even the one in South Boston better known as Southie. A local resident pleaded guilty on Thursday today in federal court in Boston to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 9, 2019 at 5:59am — No Comments

Bodybuilding, gambling, and the Mafia: Profile of Lucchese crime family soldier Eugene "Boobsie" Castelle

By David Amoruso

Eugene “Boobsie” Castelle (photo above) has had quite an unusual ride to the top of New York’s Lucchese crime family. He’s known as a bodybuilder who – allegedly – didn’t mind using steroids and other drugs to get his body and mind…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 3, 2019 at 10:07am — No Comments

Former Bonanno Mafia family consigliere Anthony Graziano dead at 78, his “Mob Wives” daughter reports

By David Amoruso

Longtime Bonanno crime family mobster Anthony “T.G.” Graziano passed away on Friday, his daughter Renee reported. He was 78. Graziano was a powerhouse in the Bonanno family and a trusted…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 25, 2019 at 4:25am — 2 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

Genovese Mafia family made man and underlings plead guilty to role in sophisticated multi-million-dollar scheme

By David Amoruso

It took a few years, but several Genovese crime family mobsters busted back in 2014 during Operation Fistful finally decided to plead guilty to their role in a multi-million-dollar criminal enterprise on Wednesday. The group includes made man Vito Alberti, who collected “tribute” payments that were kicked…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 4, 2019 at 11:56am — No Comments

How a rat brought down the Colombo Mafia family crew of “Fat Jerry,” “The Mask,” and “Mumbles”

By David Amoruso

It’s hard to run an honest loansharking business these days. Just ask Colombo Mafia family soldier Jerry Ciauri. Together with several other mobsters he ran gambling and loansharking operations in Brooklyn and Staten Island. He was doing okay until a rat in his crew began nibbling on money and then ran…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 9, 2019 at 5:00am — No Comments

Out of Africa: The Story of New Orleans Mafia boss Carlos Marcello

By Thom L. Jones

Tunisia is a republic in North Africa. Bounded on the north and east by the Mediterranean Sea and on the south and west by Libya and Algeria; its capital is Tunis. 15 kilometers to the north is the famous ancient city of Carthage. A deformation of "Kart Hadasht" (the new town) it was how the Phoenicians…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 7, 2019 at 4:24am — No Comments

The Story of New Orleans Mafia boss Carlos Marcello - Final part

By Thom L. Jones

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When Carlos went off to prison in April 1983, he left a ship that was drifting. He lost most of his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 6, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

The Story of New Orleans Mafia boss Carlos Marcello - Part 5

By Thom L. Jones

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In 1960, Carlos Marcello had handed over $500,000 in cash to Jimmy Hoffa, the corrupt head of the Teamsters…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 6, 2019 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Story of New Orleans Mafia boss Carlos Marcello - Part 4

By Thom L. Jones

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"It is as if we all stood in a bad dream, watching the hand of fate write out one of the blackest chapters…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 6, 2019 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Story of New Orleans Mafia boss Carlos Marcello - Part 3

By Thom L. Jones

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The crime family Carlos inherited was a successful mixture of gangsters, policeman on the pad and corrupt…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 6, 2019 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Story of New Orleans Mafia boss Carlos Marcello - Part 2

By Thom L. Jones

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Dropping out of school at the age of fourteen, Carlos Marcello began to spend more of his time with people…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 6, 2019 at 6:00am — No Comments

Legendary New York Mafia boss Carmine Persico was the ultimate survivor, up until his death behind bars

By David Amoruso

Colombo crime family boss Carmine Persico has passed away. He was 85. The New York Mafia boss was known for his tenacity and ruthlessness. Despite being locked up for life, he maintained an iron grip on his mob family from behind bars. He was a pure survivor. Right up until the moment he sighed his last…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 8, 2019 at 6:51am — 2 Comments

“The Mafia defines who he is” – Profile of Toronto ‘Ndrangheta boss Giuseppe “Pino” Ursino

By David Amoruso

As far as powerful Mafia bosses go, Giuseppe Ursino (photo above) is as low-key as they come. So much so that when he was convicted of trafficking cocaine for the ‘Ndrangheta and sentenced to over a decade in prison Thursday, it was the first criminal conviction of his life.

“Pino” Ursino was born…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 2, 2019 at 6:23am — No Comments

The beginnings of Tony Spilotro's infamous Hole in the Wall gang

By Gary Jenkins

“I’ve known Tony since I was about 12 years old, we grew up together. At the end of 78, he called and asked me to come out to Vegas and, you know, watch his back, be his underboss, more or less, that’s the term they use. So that’s what I was noted for, the Underboss and the leader of the Hole in the Wall…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 8, 2019 at 4:51am — No Comments

From violent to loving in a heartbeat: The two sides of infamous Chicago Outfit mobster Tony Spilotro

By David Amoruso

Chicago Outfit mobster Anthony “The Ant” Spilotro continues to fascinate the public. Thanks in large part to Martin Scorsese’s epic movie Casino and Joe Pesci’s portrayal of him, but also due to the gangster’s violent way of doing business. For those interested, you can now live in his former home or…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 19, 2019 at 7:12am — No Comments

The Hook – Part 4: The downfall of Harry Aleman, Chicago’s most feared hitman

By Gary Jenkins

This is the 4th and final installment about the life and times of Chicago’s most feared hitman, Harry “The Hook” Aleman. We have arrived at the downfall of this infamous mobster. Though he got away with countless murders, justice finally caught up and brought him down. Here’s how.

Harry had been…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 9, 2019 at 10:36am — No Comments

Triads: Origins of the Chinese Mafia

By David Amoruso

The Chinese Mafia - better known as the Triads - has a complicated history seeped in political conflict that occurred centuries ago, when emperors and dynasties ruled China and monks used kung fu to rise up against their oppressors.

During its long and rich history China has seen a lot of bloodshed. Centuries ago Chinese…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 8, 2019 at 11:18am — No Comments

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