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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

102-year-old Colombo Mafia family powerhouse “Sonny” Franzese hit with house arrest by feds

Former Colombo crime family underboss John “Sonny” Franzese is a New York Mafia legend. At age 102, he is still rolling after having spent several decades behind bars. He has paid his dues on the streets and accepted punishment for his alleged crimes.

After his release from prison in 2017, he was enjoying his life as a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 24, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

Meet the New Boss: Profile of Lucchese Mafia family leader Michael “Big Mike” DeSantis

By David Amoruso

Lucchese crime family boss Michael “Big Mike” DeSantis got to the top of the hill in an unusual way: A letter from his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 17, 2019 at 5:52am — No Comments

Aryan Brotherhood gangsters directed violent crimes and murder from inside California's most secure prisons

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Sixteen members and associates of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang were charged with racketeering and murder on Thursday after a long-running investigation into drug trafficking and violence inside and outside of California’s most secure prisons.

Nine defendants have been arrested on…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 9, 2019 at 6:59am — No Comments

From Rags to Riches - Profile of Harlem drug kingpin Leroy "Nicky" Barnes



By David Amoruso



Leroy "Nicky" Barnes is a legend of African American organized crime history. Once a dope fiend himself, he kicked the habit, and became the main distributor of heroin in Harlem, NY. In 2007 his autobiography "Mr Untouchable: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Heroin's Teflon Don" was released. In it Barnes tells his story. How he…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 9, 2019 at 5:09am — 2 Comments

Gangster arrested for hitting Yakuza mobster in head with wine bottle

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

If you’re a Yakuza mobster in Japan then you better stay away from wine bottles. Within three weeks, there have been two incidents involving members of the Japanese Mafia and an assault with…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 5, 2019 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Bodybuilding, gambling, and the Mafia: Profile of Lucchese crime family soldier Eugene "Boobsie" Castelle

By David Amoruso

Eugene “Boobsie” Castelle (photo above) has had quite an unusual ride to the top of New York’s Lucchese crime family. He’s known as a bodybuilder who – allegedly – didn’t mind using steroids and other drugs to get his body and mind…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 3, 2019 at 10:07am — No Comments

Lucchese Mafia boss Vic Amuso may be imprisoned for life, but his word is still law on the streets of New York

By David Amoruso

Many question how much power an 85-year-old imprisoned-for-life Mafia boss actually has over his crime family. Mob leader Vic Amuso (above) answered with a letter that said: Total power. From behind bars, he orchestrated the complete rearrangement of the Lucchese family’s leadership.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 31, 2019 at 2:42pm — No Comments

The Lucchese Crime Family - Overview

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 May 31, 2019 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Mafia threats and sexting: Two Italian priests face trial over ‘Ndrangheta claims

By David Amoruso

Two priests in Calabria, Italy, were charged today by anti-Mafia prosecutors with using the ‘Ndrangheta to threaten a man to pay back his debt. Graziano Maccarone and Nicola De Luca pledged their loyalty to God, but apparently feel he isn’t as all powerful as is claimed.

In order to get a debtor to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 31, 2019 at 10:43am — 1 Comment

Former Bonanno Mafia family consigliere Anthony Graziano dead at 78, his “Mob Wives” daughter reports

By David Amoruso

Longtime Bonanno crime family mobster Anthony “T.G.” Graziano passed away on Friday, his daughter Renee reported. He was 78. Graziano was a powerhouse in the Bonanno family and a trusted…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 25, 2019 at 4:25am — 2 Comments

Yakuza bosses held liable for crime committed by underling as Japan gets tough on organized crime

By David Amoruso

For the first time in history, two Yakuza mob bosses were held liable for a crime committed by one of the members of his organization. Isao Seki, the current leader of the Sumiyoshi-kai, Japan’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 24, 2019 at 11:19am — No Comments

Yakuza gangsters arrested after assaulting men who told them to stop urinating in public

By David Amoruso

A wiseguy is always right. And so is a member of the Yakuza, Japan’s Mafia. So what do you do when you see one of them urinating in public on the sidewalk? Two pedestrians in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 24, 2019 at 11:07am — No Comments

The Real John Wick: Separating fact from fiction in Hollywood’s violent gangster vengeance blockbuster

By David Amoruso

Is John Wick indestructible? Movie audiences are about to find out in the third installment of the blockbuster movie franchise starring Keanu Reeves as the skilled assassin placed on a universal hit list by the Italian and Russian Mafias, the Chinese Triads, and the Japanese Yakuza. But…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 18, 2019 at 4:15am — No Comments

Deep in the Heart of Texas: The Rise of the Italian Mafia in the Lone Star State - Part 2

By Thom L. Jones

As the famous song goes, “The Party's’ Over it’s Time to Call it a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 12, 2019 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Deep in the Heart of Texas: The Rise of the Italian Mafia in the Lone Star State

By Thom L. Jones

The Texas Almanac claims the heart of the territory lies near a small town called Brady, in McCulloch County. In square miles, Texas is the largest mainland state in the Union. Only Alaska tops it in size. “Bigger than Texas” is a somewhat overused expression, but hits the spot. It’s bigger than France…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 12, 2019 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Salvatore Scoppa, brother of Montreal Mafia leader, shot to death at Sheraton Hotel in Laval, Quebec

By David Amoruso

The Mafia war in the underworld of Montreal, Canada, has claimed another victim. 49-year-old Salvatore Scoppa (photo above) died after being shot Saturday night at the Sheraton Hotel in Laval. He is the brother of a high-ranking member of the Montreal Mafia.

Time finally ran out for Scoppa after…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 6, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments

Genovese Mafia family made man and underlings plead guilty to role in sophisticated multi-million-dollar scheme

By David Amoruso

It took a few years, but several Genovese crime family mobsters busted back in 2014 during Operation Fistful finally decided to plead guilty to their role in a multi-million-dollar criminal enterprise on Wednesday. The group includes made man Vito Alberti, who collected “tribute” payments that were kicked…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 4, 2019 at 11:56am — No Comments

Sicilian Mafia snitch shot dead in parking lot – Testified against Catania’s notorious Santapaola Clan in 1990s

By David Amoruso

A Sicilian Mafioso, who in the 1990s decided to testify against his Cosa Nostra colleagues, was shot to death on Tuesday evening in a parking lot in Chiavari, a city in Northern Italy. 70-year-old Pino Orazio was allegedly killed by a bullet to the neck fired from close range.

Orazio was known to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 24, 2019 at 10:24am — No Comments

Visiting Chicago’s Prohibition-era underworld with new gangster tour

By David Amoruso

Chicago has seen its fair share of violence. It was infamous during the Prohibition years for its gangland killings and notorious Mafia boss Al Capone. Starting June 14, you will be able to visit many of these historic underworld sites with the brand-new Chicago Prohibition Gangster Tour.

Based on…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 22, 2019 at 8:50am — No Comments

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