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T&A Crips hitman who killed rival gang member and shot at potential witness pleads guilty

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

One of 19 defendants charged in a 2018 Columbus gang-related racketeering conspiracy pleaded guilty Tuesday for his part in the deadly activities of the local Crips gang. 28-year-old Jonathan Dantzler admitted to murdering a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 13, 2021 at 1:30am — No Comments

For Those That Want Me Dead

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” - Henry David Thoreau

Francesco Di Carlo knew what it was about. And so did Angelo Fontana and Francesco Onorato, and Francesco Marino Mannoia, Giovanni Brusca, Nino…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 2, 2021 at 4:00am — No Comments

Fat Joe Versace and the Calabrian Mafia: A Murder in Australia

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

According to French website, “France 24,” the ‘Ndrangheta, rooted in the southern Italian region of Calabria, has surpassed Sicily’s more famous Cosa Nostra to become Italy’s most powerful mafia group, which…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 5, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments

On This Day: Medellin Cartel hitman Jhon Jairo Velásquez died - #OTD

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

On this day in 2020: On February 6, 2020, Medellin Cartel hitman Jhon Jairo Velásquez was born. He was once one of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar’s chief sicarios.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 4, 2021 at 12:07pm — No Comments

On This Day: Medellin Cartel hitman Jhon Jairo Velásquez was born - #OTD

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

On this day in 1962: On April 15, 1962, Medellin Cartel hitman Jhon Jairo Velásquez was born. He was once one of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar’s chief sicarios.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 4, 2021 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Killing Frank: How the Los Angeles Mob Removed a Problem

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

Carl Sifakis in The Mafia Encyclopedia writes this about Frank Bompensiero:

“In the treacherous world of Mafia hit men, few characters proved shiftier than Frank ‘Bomp’ Bompensiero.... For decades regarded as one of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 21, 2021 at 6:36am — No Comments

WATCH: Former SAS commando was hired by Cali Cartel to assassinate Pablo Escobar

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar was a dead man walking. No secret there. He was fighting several powerful enemies, among them the Cali Cartel. This business-like criminal organization made money like water and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 9, 2021 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Mafia boss Al Capone wishes his rivals a happy Valentine's Day

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

On Valentine’s Day most people are thinking about their loved ones. Husbands browse the stores in search for that one gift to tell the wife how much they love her, while youngsters arrange to meet up at the park for a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 5, 2021 at 5:43am — No Comments

“They don’t have the balls to kill me” – Profile of Bonanno Mafia family hitman “Tommy Karate” Pitera

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Mafia hitman or crazy serial killer? Every so often people ask this question when they come upon a very capable and active mob assassin. A murderer like Bonanno crime family soldier “Tommy Karate” Pitera brings up…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 23, 2021 at 7:32am — No Comments

FBI offers $30,000 reward for information leading to arrest of fugitive Boston Chinatown’s Triad hitman

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Authorities are stepping up their hunt for Hung Tien Pham, a hitman of Boston Chinatown’s Ping On Triad, who is wanted…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 13, 2021 at 8:54am — No Comments

Kill to be on top of the hill - Profile of Genovese Mafia family soldier Louis Auricchio

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

In the Mafia, you don’t get to the top without leaving a trail of dead bodies in your wake. You have to kill to be on top of the hill. Whether you’re John Gotti, Carlo Gambino or Vito Genovese. Their soldiers know…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 10, 2021 at 3:44am — No Comments

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.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 21, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Ex-president of Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang shot dead at drag race

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The former president of an Australian outlaw motorcycle club was shot dead in a brazen hit in front of multiple witnesses at a racing event in Perth,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 13, 2020 at 3:30am — No Comments

Johnny Stompanato: A Gangster’s Life

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

“For the gangster there is only the city, he must inhibit it in order to personify it….not the real city but that dangerous sad city of the imagination which is so much more important, which is the modern world. And the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 21, 2020 at 6:00am — 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

“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

“King Nene”, enforcer of Boston Latin Kings, pleads guilty to racketeering conspiracy charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

“King Nene” kneels before the government, in a guilty plea that is. 26-year-old Matthew Palacios, who goes by the nickname “King Nene”, was an enforcer of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2020 at 10:53am — No Comments

The Black Hand and Glass Eye: Mexican cartel sicario Jose Martinez shares stories (video)

By Christian Cipollini for Gangsters Inc.

Early in 2018, I was contacted by a colleague on behalf of an incarcerated man by the name of José Manuel Martinez. My colleague explained that Mr. Martinez, a convicted killer, was interested in telling his story, and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 23, 2020 at 6:30am — No Comments

Former Mafia hitman Frank Cullotta dies at 81 – Story was immortalized in Martin Scorsese’s epic Casino

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Frank Cullotta, once one of the most feared men in Las Vegas, passed away on Thursday. He was 81. As the right-hand of Anthony Spilotro, the mobster who oversaw the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 21, 2020 at 4:52am — No Comments

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