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Pietro Scaglione: The First Excellent Corpse

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

Cadaveri Eccellenti: Excellent, or more appropriately, eminent corpses, is a term created by the Italian author Leonardo Sciascia, to denote public or noteworthy figures killed by the Mafia in Sicily. The original victim may have…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 16, 2020 at 9:33am — 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

’Ndrangheta drug trafficking network operating in France and Italy busted, 46 people arrested

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

French and Italian authorities with support from Europol busted 46 individuals on Tuesday for their role in a large-scale…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 18, 2020 at 5:55am — No Comments

“I was the boogeyman” - Former enforcer of the Detroit Mafia shares old war stories on his podcast

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

For a long time, violence and crime were Alan Gunner Lindbloom’s core business. As a relative of the notorious Tocco mob clan in Detroit, he became part of the city’s La Cosa Nostra family. “I was the boogeyman,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 13, 2020 at 8:30am — No Comments

Caponeville: How Chicago mob boss Al Capone ruled over the suburbs and two small towns in particular

Al Capone’s life story and violent exploits have filled entire libraries and spawned many movies. Yet the focus is usually on his activities in Chicago. Though his power definitely originated there, his influence reached far beyond the city limits into small towns like Stickney and Forest View. In her new book When Capone Ruled…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 3, 2020 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Knowing the Way to San Jose: The Mafia family of San Jose

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

Do you know the way to San Jose?

I’ve been away so long. I may go wrong and lose my…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 30, 2020 at 7:33am — No Comments

The Truth Behind Movie Classic Casino

By David Amoruso

Hollywood loves gangsters. Not because film makers condone their crimes, but because their stories make them lots of money. It’s difficult to name any other genre that has so many titles based on a true story. Yet, despite this label, the true story often gets twisted to fit the silver screen. That is why Gangsters Inc. shares its knowledge of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 21, 2020 at 5:15am — No Comments

Former Mafia hitman Frank Cullotta dies at 81 – Story was immortalized in Martin Scorsese’s epic Casino

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Frank Cullotta, once one of the most feared men in Las Vegas, passed away on Thursday. He was 81. As the right-hand of Anthony Spilotro, the mobster who oversaw the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 21, 2020 at 4:52am — No Comments

WATCH | Chicago mobster Frank Calabrese Jr.’s dad “would strangle you, cut your throat from ear to ear”

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

The decision to testify against his father was a life-changing one, former Chicago Outfit…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 17, 2020 at 6:30am — 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 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 August 1, 2020 at 7:34am — No Comments

Italian Organized Crime: Cosa Nostra, Camorra, 'Ndrangheta, Sacra Corona Unita

Profiles and articles below introduction



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto



Italian organized crime, divided in Cosa Nostra, ‘Ndrangheta, Camorra and Sacra Corona Unita, is a rich and powerful criminal enterprise with a lot of connections and branches around the world.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 31, 2020 at 3:58am — No Comments

Nigerian Mafia in Italy now “on the same level” as the Camorra, police say

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Police in Italy last week arrested over 40 people connected to the Nigerian Mafia in Italy and charged them with Mafia association, human trafficking, drug trafficking and distribution, and running a prostitution…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 31, 2020 at 3:55am — No Comments

Lucchese Mafia family boss and hitmen get life in prison for 2013 gangland murder

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The career of 84-year-old Lucchese Mafia family acting boss Matthew Madonna (photo above, middle) has officially come to an end. On Monday, he was sentenced to life in prison following his conviction for the 2013 murder of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 29, 2020 at 7:00am — No Comments

The downfall of Hamilton mob boss Pasquale “Pat” Musitano

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Hamilton mob boss Pasquale “Pat” Musitano knew this would be the ending. Shot to death in a parking lot. It happened last Friday around 1 p.m. in Burlington, Ontario. Musitano was 52 years old. His body was covered with a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 12, 2020 at 4:41am — No Comments

The Wrong Side of Darkness: A Mafia Trilogy

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

"It’s a matter of fate on which he has no influence." - Paul Tillich, The Future of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 3, 2020 at 5:23am — No Comments

The Wrong Side of Darkness: A Death less than Just

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

"Violence has settled more issues in history than any other factor." - Robert Heinlein, Starship…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 3, 2020 at 5:13am — No Comments

The Wrong Side of Darkness: An Anger of Kings

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

"Man turns his back on his family, we’ll he ain’t just no good." - Bruce…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 3, 2020 at 5:00am — No Comments

Genovese Mafia family’s union muscle sentenced to 4 years in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Genovese Mafia family soldier Frank Giovinco was sentenced to 4 years in prison on Monday for extortion conspiracy and participating in a racketeering conspiracy in connection with the Genovese mob’s control of two local…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 24, 2020 at 11:37am — 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

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