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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 24, 2019 at 5:06am — 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 22, 2019 at 11:33am — 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 20, 2019 at 3:12pm — 1 Comment

Profile of Moroccan drug boss Ridouan Taghi - “He who talks, goes. And everyone around him goes to sleep”

By David Amoruso

Some criminal masterminds appear out of nowhere. Ridouan Taghi is that type of gangster. The Moroccan-Dutch drug boss wasn’t known to the public or police until he had already flooded Europe with drugs and littered the streets with bullet-riddled bodies. It wasn't long before he became one of Europe's…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 17, 2019 at 5:00am — No Comments

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 December 14, 2019 at 7:44am — No Comments

Only the Dead know Brooklyn

By Thom. L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

Being in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong kind of friend was the worst thing that ever happened to Frank Santora Junior.

As he walked along a street in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 14, 2019 at 7:42am — No Comments

New Jersey DeCavalcante Mafia family mobsters hit with drug charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two alleged associates of New Jersey’s DeCavalcante Mafia family were hit with drug charges on…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 13, 2019 at 6:30pm — 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.

Two mobsters once praised by Mafia boss John Gotti are among twelve…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 7, 2019 at 7:23am — No Comments

“I’m in waste management!” - Genovese Mafia family soldier Frank Giovinco guilty of racketeering

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

A Genovese Mafia family mobster was convicted of racketeering on Tuesday. The jury found…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 6, 2019 at 5:58am — 1 Comment

Pay Your Street Tax: Texas Mexican Mafia member sentenced to 35 years in prison for taxing drug dealers

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Texas Mexican Mafia member Robert Eugene “Gino” Hernandez was sentenced to 35 years in federal prison on Wednesday for his role in a conspiracy to extort money from…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 5, 2019 at 2:30am — No Comments

The Irishman: Meet the real Mafia muscle behind Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Martin Scorsese’s latest Mafia epic The Irishman finally…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 1, 2019 at 6:44am — No Comments

Kansas City Mafia boss Nick Civella and betting on the Super Bowl

By Gary Jenkins for Gangsters Inc. via Gangland Wire

In the 1969-1970 season of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 24, 2019 at 2:32am — No Comments

One Mafia murder and everyone ends up in prison – Lucchese crime family bosses and hitmen found guilty

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

For a few years, the New York Mafia seemed to have quieted down. Increased scrutiny from law enforcement coupled with RICO made mobsters rethink their violent deeds, opting for less conspicuous ways of getting…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 17, 2019 at 5:30am — No Comments

Cleveland Mafia boss Angelo Lonardo swore an oath of loyalty to La Cosa Nostra, ultimately broke it

By Gary Jenkins for Gangsters Inc. via Gangland Wire

Cleveland Mafia boss Angelo Lonardo (photo above) was the highest-ranking mob member to ever break the code of Omerta. Lonardo…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 14, 2019 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Bullets couldn't stop him - Profile of French crime boss Jacky Imbert

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Jacky Imbert was a French gangster. A suspect in numerous underworld murders. In an interview with Le Nouvel Observateur magazine in 1993, Imbert said: "The cops always came to ask me about the jobs I didn't do. For the ones I did do, I never saw…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 11, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Who killed Jimmy Hoffa? Veteran journalists share their insights at the Mob Museum

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The murder of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa remains a mystery, even 44 years after his disappearance. With…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2019 at 1:23am — 1 Comment

Murder on the Dancefloor: The demise of Gambino Mafia family soldier Anthony Mascuzzio

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

Being in the mob isn't all beer and skittles.

Created in 1970, the Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act, by 1985, had been used almost one thousand times, to bring criminal and civil cases. RICO…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 3, 2019 at 9:53am — No Comments

Iran allegedly protects Moroccan Dutch drug gangsters it used to murder its “enemies of the state” abroad

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

The Dutch government and its intelligence service AIVD have “strong evidence” that Iran not only used Moroccan Dutch gangsters to eliminate two of its “enemies of the state” on foreign soil, but…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 27, 2019 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Clown: Profile of Chicago Mafia boss Joseph Lombardo



By David Amoruso



Joseph Lombardo was considered one of the longest leading members of the Chicago Outfit. He was nicknamed The Clown, and proved that he could play that role. When he was arrested in 1964 for…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 21, 2019 at 10:42am — 1 Comment

Five Minutes to Midnight: The Sicilian and New York Mafias, the Catholic Church and a huge finance scandal

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.              

“You never know what enough is unless you know what is more than enough.” - William Blake     

It’s a story with more twists and turns than a novel by Agatha Christie. A list of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2019 at 5:13am — No Comments

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