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If a man looks like a mobster, is he also guilty of being one?

By David Amoruso

The trial of alleged Bonanno crime family boss Joseph “Joe C” Cammarano Jr. began last week and he showed up looking the part. It brought up the question: Does looking like a mobster, make you guilty of being one?

A stupid question, of course, but one that needs to be addressed. With his gray hair,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 1, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The American Mafia’s influence on professional motorsports at the Stardust International Raceway

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Time to schedule your latest visit to the Mob Museum in Las Vegas! On March 1, author Randall Cannon will delve into the American Mafia’s influence on professional motorsports in Sin City.

Professional motorsports arrived in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 26, 2019 at 12:05pm — 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

Philadelphia mobster Phil Narducci hit with extortion charges – “He’s a killer, you idiot. He killed 8 people.”

By David Amoruso

Philadelphia crime family soldier Philip Narducci (photo above) was hit with extortion charges on Thursday. Prosecutors claim Narducci and fellow mobster James Gallo were extorting and threatening a man who had borrowed money from Narducci.

Though 56-year-old Narducci is said to have fronted the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 2, 2019 at 6:10am — 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

The Hook – Part 3: The beginning of the end for vicious Chicago Outfit hitman Harry Aleman

By Gary Jenkins

In this third installment about Harry “The Hook” Aleman, a half Mexican, half Sicilian Chicago Outfit hitman, enforcer, street tax collector, and the capo of a home invasion crew, I will examine the case that will eventually bring Aleman to justice. This will be a long and crazy path so hang on and keep…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 5, 2019 at 2:52am — No Comments

The Hook – Part 2: Chicago Outfit mobster Harry Aleman murders his way to power

By Gary Jenkins

This is the second installment of a 4-part series about the life of Chicago mobster Harry “The Hook” Aleman, who operated as a thief, enforcer, juice loan collector, and hitman. In this edition, I will detail Aleman’s use of violence and murder as a tool to increase his power in the Chicago underworld and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 1, 2019 at 10:28am — No Comments

The Hook: Life and bloody crimes of feared Chicago Mafia enforcer Harry Aleman

By Gary Jenkins

Harry “The Hook” Aleman was one of the Chicago Outfit’s most feared mobsters. In the first of a 4-part series documenting the life and violent crimes of this notorious thief, enforcer, juice loan collector, and hitman I recount how Aleman’s criminal career began.

He was born Harry Peralt Aleman on…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 26, 2018 at 8:41am — No Comments

A Gangster Christmas: Stories from the underworld

By David Amoruso

‘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 three stories that show how gangsters spend their Christmas. Spoiler alert: Two end in murder.

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

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 24, 2018 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Mobsters of New York’s Gambino and Bonanno crime families sentenced on drug and gambling charges

By David Amoruso

They were rounded up in a bust said to be “a major disruption of La Costra Nostra’s activities on Long Island”. Now, mobsters John “Johnny Boy” Ambrosio, an acting captain in the Gambino family; Frank “Frankie Boy” Salerno, a soldier in the Bonanno family; and Anthony Saladino, an associate of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 22, 2018 at 2:00am — No Comments

The Chicago Outfit

Estimate members: Between 50 and 90 made members

First Boss: James "Big Jim" Colosimo

Primary rackets: Gambling, extortion and loan sharking.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 5, 2018 at 4:00am — No Comments

Genovese crime family mobster hit with obstruction charges related to 1997 murder-for-hire plot

By David Amoruso

Genovese crime family mobster John Tortora Jr. (photo above) was hit with a superseding indictment on Wednesday charging him with destruction of evidence, falsifying records, and obstruction of justice. In August he had already been charged with racketeering and murder-for-hire. These latest charges stem…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 16, 2018 at 8:35am — No Comments

A friend of Vito’s - Profile of Genovese crime family mobster Salvatore “Sally Burns” Granello

By David Amoruso

It helps to have friends in high places. It enables one to have more opportunities, but also to get away with mistakes or grave crimes even. If one’s friend is powerful enough, one could get away with anything. Until that friend is gone, of course. Like in the case of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 8, 2018 at 9:58am — No Comments

Second mobster identified as suspect in prison murder of Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger

By David Amoruso

Authorities have identified a second suspect in the brazen murder of Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger at a federal prison in West Virginia. 44-year-old Paul J. DeCologero allegedly killed Bulger with Fotios “Freddy” Geas and one other man.

DeCologero was part of “the life” as a member of his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 4, 2018 at 1:09pm — 2 Comments

Profile of Colombo family boss Carmine Persico



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

Read the obituary and most up-to-date profile of Carmine Persico here.



Carmine Persico was born in 1933 in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Carmine senior, was a soldier in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 3, 2018 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

“Freddy hated rats” – Meet the hitman who allegedly murdered mob boss Whitey Bulger behind bars

By David Amoruso

After dodging bullets throughout his criminal career, Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger ultimately met his demise by being hit with a lock wrapped in a sock. The blows were too much for the 89-year-old as he died behind bars just a few years into a life sentence for racketeering and several murders.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 31, 2018 at 4:47am — 2 Comments

Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger killed inside federal prison

By David Amoruso

What goes around, comes around. Infamous Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger was murdered inside a federal prison in West Virginia on Tuesday. He was serving a life sentence for the many crimes he committed in his long and notorious career, but apparently someone felt he deserved to die right then and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 30, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Philadelphia Mafia boss Joey Merlino relaxed after being sentenced to 2 years in prison for illegal gambling

By David Amoruso

Philadelphia mob boss Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino joked around with reporters outside Manhattan federal court yesterday. How could he not? Two years ago, he was indicted in a huge conspiracy case involving members and captains of five different Mafia families. On Wednesday, he was sentenced to just 2…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 19, 2018 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

The Uneasy Accord of a Mobster and a Cop in Cleveland, Ohio in the 1970s: “Bomb City, USA”

By Robert Sberna

By the 1970s, Cleveland’s once-powerful underworld was merely a shadow of itself. Just 20 years earlier, the city’s Mafia was a thriving enterprise, with up to 60 made (formally inducted) men involved in loansharking, gambling and union rackets.

The dwindling of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 16, 2018 at 11:39am — No Comments

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