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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

Sex Money Murder: The violent rise and fall of deadly Bronx gang ingrained in New York underworld’s history

By David Amoruso

Twin, Suge, Pipe, and Pistol Pete. The names still haunt the Soundview projects in the Bronx, New York. Their drugs kept the hood from starving, but their violence caused nothing but pain and horror. Their gang Sex Money Murder ruled supreme and has become part of gangland history. “If they hadn’t been…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 7, 2018 at 4:01am — 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

“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

Spanish court rules that investments of Tambovskaya-Malyshevskaya Russian Mafia clan did not stem from crime

By David Amoruso

A court in Spain acquitted seventeen Russian nationals last week of money laundering and fraud charges tied to the Tambovskaya-Malyshevskaya organization, a well-known Russian Mafia group operating out of St. Petersburg. Nine other defendants, including mob bosses Gennady Petrov (photo above, left), Viktor…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 21, 2018 at 4:00am — 3 Comments

Yakuza boss charged with ordering hit on manager of car dealership who was slashed with Japanese sword

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Using a katana sword to whack a debtor? That kind of stuff only happens when the Japanese Mafia is involved. Yakuza boss Kim Yeong-cheol (photo above) was arrested last week by police and charged with ordering just such an attack on a used-car dealership manager in November of 2017. Kim is a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2018 at 4:45am — 1 Comment

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

Gangsters Inc.’s Mafia Speak

Learn how to talk the talk of a real American mobster or learn to understand the difficult code and words Italian and Sicilian Mafiosi use as they go about their business. Of course, the underworld is always changing and evolving, as does its language. That's why we will be keeping this list up to date with the latest lingo.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 13, 2018 at 2:41am — No Comments

High-ranking Bloods gangster arrested for organizing murder of Bonanno family mobster - At behest of Albanian Mob?

By David Amoruso

New York’s melting pot of an underworld has erupted into a violent volcano with the city’s Bonanno crime family and the Bloods street gang involved in a deadly dance that resulted in the murder of Mafia associate Sylvester Zottola at a McDonald’s drive through in The Bronx last week.

Federal…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 12, 2018 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Chairman of Sicily’s Anti-Mafia commission receives bullet

By David Amoruso

Decades after the slaughter of journalists, police officers, judges, and politicians, termed “excellent cadavers” by the media, Sicily remains a harsh place for those fighting the Mafia. Claudio Fava, the chairman of Sicily’s anti-Mafia commission, received a threatening envelope, one with a bullet…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 10, 2018 at 4:27am — 1 Comment

Legendary mob boss Al Capone’s Miami Beach mansion up for sale for $15 million

By David Amoruso / originally published on May 7, 2018 - updated October 8, 2018

Don’t you just wish you could get away from all the madness and enjoy some peace and quiet? Al Capone also had that wish, so he got himself…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 8, 2018 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Murder at the Drive-Thru: Bonanno family mobster shot in the head while getting coffee at McDonald’s

By David Amoruso

Sylvester Zottola had problems. The Bonanno family mobster was beefing with someone and that person was intent on murdering him over it. After surviving several attempts on his life, Zottola’s number was finally up on yesterday evening when an assassin shot him dead while he waited for his coffee at a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 5, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

Lucchese family mobster who laid in ambush for snitch pleads guilty to attempted murder

By David Amoruso

Lucchese crime family mobster Joseph “Joey Glasses” Datello (photo above) pleaded guilty on Monday to various acts of racketeering, including the attempted murder of a witness against him, narcotics trafficking, and collecting debts through the threat of violence.

67-year-old Datello faces a maximum…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 27, 2018 at 10:26am — No Comments

Ride and die in prison: Former National Vice President of Bandidos Motorcycle Club sentenced to life

By David Amoruso

The former National Vice President of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Club, 59-year-old John Xavier Portillo, was sentenced on Monday to two consecutive life sentences, plus twenty years, in federal prison for racketeering and drug trafficking charges.

Portillo (photo above) was convicted alongside…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 26, 2018 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

“Corey Hamlet is as smart as any CEO we’ve prosecuted” – Profile of Grape Street Crips leader Corey Hamlet

By David Amoruso

Newark gang boss Corey Hamlet went by many nicknames. “Blizzie”, “C-Blaze” or simply “Blaze”. But it’s the name “Castor Troy” that sticks out when reading his indictment. The character portrayed by Nicholas Cage in the 1997 movie Face/Off was a criminal mastermind who reigned by engulfing the world around…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 23, 2018 at 1:47pm — 1 Comment

“You only do two days: The day you go in and the day you come out” – Profile of Mafia capo Gene Gotti

By David Amoruso

Gene Gotti took a 50-year prison sentence and didn’t flinch. Just like his infamous big brother, John, the Teflon Don, Gene did his time and kept his mouth shut. Now, he faces his toughest challenge yet: Living life as a Gotti.

For a long time, life as a Gotti was simple. Though the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2018 at 2:53pm — No Comments

New York Lucchese Mafia family hitman pleads guilty to attempted murder of Bonanno family mobster

By David Amoruso

It’s the sort of vendetta violence the American Mafia is known for. After a Bonanno family mobster insulted a leader of the Lucchese family, the boss ordered his death. On Friday, the hitman who was handed the murder contract admitted his guilt in the plot.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 16, 2018 at 12:32pm — No Comments

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