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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

Money launderer of powerful US-based Russian Mafia boss pleads guilty

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A man who laundered money for the Russian Mafia pleaded guilty in Manhattan Federal Court on Wednesday. Daniel Daniel admitted conspiring with US-based…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 11, 2020 at 11:33am — 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

Camorra Mafia takes advantage of opportunities created by COVID-19

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The thing about operating outside the rules of the law is that you can always find ways to make money. Case in point: The Italian…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 24, 2020 at 4:45am — 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

Colombo Mafia family soldier “The Mask” Difalco sentenced to 3 years in prison for racketeering

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Colombo Mafia family soldier Vito “The Mask” Difalco (photo above) was sentenced to just over 3…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 7, 2020 at 6:46am — No Comments

The Korean Underworld: From its birth to its rise and current state of criminal affairs

By Joe Francis for Gangsters Inc.

The history of Korean organized crime is mostly unknown to the public outside of Korea. Everyone knows about Lucky Luciano and Pablo Escobar and men from their part of the world, but no one knows about men like Kim…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 21, 2020 at 2:16pm — No Comments

“I chopped him up so bad” - Profile of DeCavalcante Mafia family soldier Anthony Capo

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Every Mafia family has its go-to guy when it comes to violent acts. For New Jersey’s DeCavalcante crime family one of those men was Anthony Capo, a soldier with a hair-trigger temper who relished hurting people and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 8, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The death of Cleveland Mafia boss Joe “Loose” Iacobacci – From crazy soldier to cunning mob leader

By Robert Sberna for Gangsters Inc.

By many accounts, Joe “Loose” Iacobacci forged a model career in the Mafia. The Cleveland-born Iacobacci rose…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 16, 2020 at 2:31am — No Comments

“The Mover” - Profile of Chicago Outfit consigliere Marco D’Amico

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

He was one of the last old school Chicago Mafia leaders to pass away, media wrote when Marco D’Amico died on April 22, 2020. It was a cliché that – between the lines - revealed the downfall of a once mighty criminal…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 27, 2020 at 8:30am — No Comments

WATCH: Philadelphia wiseguys moving around the neighborhood

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Philadelphia mobsters have been on the move lately, journalists George Anastasia and Dave Schratwieser report in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 28, 2020 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Cocaine and Gelato: Profile of Bonanno Mafia family mobster Salvatore Russo

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Bonanno crime family associate Salvatore Russo is considered trustworthy by his peers in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2019 at 4:30am — No Comments

‘Ndrangheta in Greater Toronto Area hit but still too powerful – “There are 9 (Mafia clans) of us”

By Andrew Machin

On June 2, 2015, with the arrest of 19 people, the two year-long code-named Project OPhoenix closed. The Project, conducted by the Combined Special Forces Enforcement Unit for the Great Toronto Area (GTA), significantly hit, resuming the words, during its presentation, of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 5, 2019 at 11:17am — No Comments

“Take responsibility as a captain to your family” - Profile: Bonanno crime family capo Joseph Sabella

By David Amoruso

Bonanno crime family captain Joseph “Joe Valet” Sabella is a prime example of the persistence of the American Mafia. At age 54, he has held a senior position in the New York mob during the 2010s. In that period, he’s done pretty much the same as what a typical mobster did in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 2, 2019 at 3:50am — No Comments

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

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

Gambino family mobster charged with treacherous murder and robbery of his dear 78-year-old friend

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Greed kills more people than cancer, the street saying goes. It is especially true in the murder of Vincent Zito, prosecutors say. They arrested 59-year-old Anthony Pandrella, an alleged associate of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 15, 2019 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

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

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