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The DEA Toppled Kingpin “El Chapo” Guzman; Who's Mexico's Drug Underworld Next Boss of Bosses?

By Clarence Walker Jr. for Gangsters Inc.

Notorious drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman-Loera once ruled the Sinaloa drug Cartel with an iron fist for several years. Sinaloa Cartel, with hundreds of players enshrined in the group, is one of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 24, 2020 at 3:20pm — 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

Jumping Bail: How legendary drug kingpin Frank “Black Caesar” Matthews disappeared forever

By Ron Chepesiuk

“Mr. Deary, am I going to get that life count they’ve been talking about?” - Frank Matthews

July, 2, 1973, a typical hot, muggy day in New York City. Frank Matthews, alleged drug kingpin, is scheduled to appear in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York. He is already facing…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 8, 2019 at 9:06am — No Comments

Elusive drug boss Frank Matthews to hit the big screen: From narco billionaire at 28 to mysterious phantom

By David Amoruso

Drug boss Frank Matthews came up like a rocket. His organization made hundreds of millions from drug trafficking, billions in today’s currency. When authorities closed in, he jumped bail in 1973 and vanished with his girlfriend and $20 million. He remains a wanted man. “He disappeared off…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 13, 2019 at 4:55am — No Comments

Prosecutor made famous by ‘American Gangster’ avoids prison time after guilty plea to federal tax charges

By David Amoruso

It’s always sad when role models fall from grace. Richard “Richie” Roberts had his biggest success when he was an Essex County assistant prosecutor and helped convict Harlem drug boss Frank Lucas. On Thursday, he was sentenced to 3 years of probation after pleading guilty to failing to pay his personal…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 13, 2018 at 7:31am — No Comments

The sun was shining: The hit on New York Mafia underboss Frank Scalice

By Thom L. Jones

In the only borough of New York to begin with the indefinite article, it was not unusual at end of day to watch “fathers trundling home with a monumental sadness on their shoulders”. * It was a hard place to live for the working man and his family. A good place for organized crime.

Frank Scalice lived at 211…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 22, 2017 at 9:52am — No Comments

MMA champion Conor McGregor dresses up as Harlem mob boss Bumpy Johnson

By David Amoruso

UFC superstar Conor McGregor continues to draw inspiration from the life and times of infamous gangsters and mob bosses. This weekend, he posed for a photo which he captioned with: “Flinging turkeys out the truck like Bumpy Johnson.”

Ellsworth Raymond “Bumpy” Johnson was a notorious …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 21, 2017 at 10:07am — No Comments

Owner of Rao’s and notable actor Frank Pellegrino Sr. dies at age 72 – Starred in The Sopranos and Law & Order

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Frank Pellegrino Sr. passed away on Tuesday at age 72. He had been diagnosed with cancer last year. Pellegrino Sr. is best known among the general public for his role as FBI Bureau Chief Frank Cubitoso on HBO’s The Sopranos…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 1, 2017 at 9:26am — No Comments

Rumble at Rao's: It's not over 'till The Fat Lady Sings - The night Louie Lump Lump chose the gun over the cannoli

By Thom L. Jones

When you mention Rao’s to someone, you can see their eyes light up. Probably they’ve never been there-you can’t get in the place-but they’ve heard about it: the location, the ambience, the mystique, all those stories. You can only image what it’s like. And then one night, you get lucky. You get in and find…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2016 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

“This is for you, Frank!” – Profile of Mafia boss Frank Costello

By David Amoruso

“What have you done for your country as a good citizen?”

“Well…. I don’t know what you… what you mean by that?”

“When you’re looking back over the years now till that time when you became a citizen, and now standing twenty odd years after that, you must have in your mind some things that you have done that you can…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 16, 2016 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Top 4 stone cold gangsters who look like total wimps

By David Amoruso

Looks can be deceiving. Never was that more true than for the following four gangsters. When looking at them, one doesn’t see a bunch of tough guys. One doesn’t get the idea he’s looking at murderers. Yet, these men were all just that: Stone cold gangsters who instilled fear and respect among even the scariest of men. This, despite the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 30, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Profile: Genovese crime family boss Liborio Bellomo

By David Amoruso

New York’s Genovese crime family has a new official boss. Liborio “Barney” Bellomo has ascended the ranks and, according to authorities, is now firmly in control of America’s largest and most powerful Mafia family.

You have to hand it to them, while other mob families have been decimated by law enforcement and turncoats,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 13, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

How Bonanno goodfellas whacked Lufthansa heist loot

By David Amoruso

The 1978 Lufthansa heist went down as the largest cash robbery on U.S. soil that had ever taken place until that time. Gangsters walked away with over $5 million in cash and almost $1 million in jewelry. In 1990, director Martin Scorsese forever immortalized the heist in his mob epic…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 22, 2015 at 5:15am — 1 Comment

The Gangster Alpo From Spanish Harlem

By Seth Ferranti

On the back of the bike with Alpo/doin’ a back down one-two-three/hopin’ to stay alive/favorite spot, Rooftop”- LL Cool J

Alberto “Alpo” Martinez (photo above) was from East Rivers projects in Spanish Harlem, better known as the Eastside. “Alpo’s building was on 105th and First Avenue,” the Spanish Harlem hustler…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 2, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

Stone Cold Killer Boardwalk Empire Returns This Sunday

By David Amoruso

Get ready for more bootlegging, backstabbing, corrupt politicians, damsels in distress, and stone cold killers when Boardwalk Empire returns for its brand new fourth season this Sunday. We join the series in February of 1924, Nucky Thompson is laying low but faces new challenges, including a clash with the mayor, a battle with his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 3, 2013 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Vietnam Vet-Turned-Harlem Drug Dealer Pens Memoir

In the late 1960s, Rick Talley returned home from Vietnam. The New York City native had served his country with honor and had the medals to prove it. Two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star, and other awards for outstanding service to country were awarded to him by the U.S. government.

But none of those awards would put food on the table. Especially…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 2, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

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