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The Lucchese Crime Family

Estimate members: Between 120 and 130 (according to Jerry Capeci)

First Boss: Tom Gagliano

Primary activities: Narcotics, gambling, loan sharking, waste management, construction and extortion.

Boss:…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 13, 2021 at 7:37am — No Comments

Lucchese Mafia family member John Perna gets 30 months in prison for attack on Real Housewives star’s hubby

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

All is fair in love and war, but if one gets involved in either, prepare for things to get messy and end in disaster. As it did for…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 12, 2021 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Mob Murder: A Cold Case in Maryland. And the Mafia

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

A woman who worked for the US government tracking guns used in crimes, had no one do that for her after someone shot her dead.

The man who became the most logical suspect in her murder is married to the niece of one of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 4, 2021 at 4:33am — 1 Comment

Fitness Behind Bars: Gangsters tell how they train their bodies and minds in prison

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Doing time is no picnic. In prison you’re away from your loved ones, your home, and surrounded by stone-cold killers, gangsters, and crazies, who could shank you if they feel like it. How does one remain sane and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 19, 2021 at 1:30pm — 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

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

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

How gangsters try (and fail) to evade government surveillance

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Drug traffickers and gangsters all over the globe were shocked to find their encrypted text messages in the hands of law enforcement agencies in Europe and the United States. Large service providers called EncroChat and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 15, 2021 at 12:31pm — 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

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

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

A Gangster Christmas: Stories from the underworld

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

‘Tis the season! Merry Christmas everyone! At Gangsters Inc. we don’t really do presents. But we do do gangster stories! Lots of ‘em! Especially for Christmas we’ve dug up four stories that show how mobsters spend their Christmas. Spoiler alert: Two end in murder.

“Carmine DiBiase went out on Christmas Day and got drunk. Very…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 21, 2020 at 11:11am — 1 Comment

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

Genovese Mob Boss Fat Tony’s Crazy Christmas Card

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Ah Christmas! ‘Tis the season to be jolly. Genovese mob boss “Fat Tony” Salerno knew that all too well and pulled off a Christmas prank both edgy and extremely funny.

As a leading member of the …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 21, 2020 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Torture, murder and deceit – The life and death of Lucchese Mafia family leader Anthony “Gaspipe” Casso

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

The life of a mobster is one filled with lies and death. Still, Anthony Casso’s life was overflowing with both in ways that made many other hardcore gangsters blush. As a leading figure in New York’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 18, 2020 at 5:00am — No Comments

The New England Crime Family

Estimate members: 30

First Boss: Frank “Butsey” Morelli

Primary activities: Involved in narcotics trafficking, video poker machines, robbery, extortion, loan sharking, gambling.

Boss: Carmen DiNunzio

Acting BossAnthony "Spucky" Spagnolo (in prison)…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 12, 2020 at 11:02am — No Comments

Philadelphia Mafia underboss, capo, and underlings busted by FBI on gambling, drug charges

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

After years of anticipation the Feds finally brought another indictment against the hierarchy of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 25, 2020 at 6:00am — No Comments

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