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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 June 13, 2021 at 7:37am — No Comments

Mob Murder: A Cold Case in Maryland. And the Mafia

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

A woman who worked for the US government tracking guns used in crimes, had no one do that for her after someone shot her dead.

The man who became the most logical suspect in her murder is married to the niece of one of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 4, 2021 at 4:33am — 1 Comment

Fitness Behind Bars: Gangsters tell how they train their bodies and minds in prison

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Doing time is no picnic. In prison you’re away from your loved ones, your home, and surrounded by stone-cold killers, gangsters, and crazies, who could shank you if they feel like it. How does one remain sane and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 19, 2021 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Life and Times of Frank Balistrieri: The Last, Most Powerful Godfather of Milwaukee

By Wayne Clingman and Zack Long for Gangsters Inc.

Frank Balistrieri died in Milwaukee on a chilly February day in 1993. It was a death by natural causes; two months earlier he was in St. Mary’s Hospital for colon surgery. He was 74 at the time. In…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 10, 2021 at 7:30am — No Comments

40 Mafiosi of Cosa Nostra family in Catania arrested - Stashed drugs in cemetery

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

40 alleged members of the Santapaola-Ercolano family in Catania, Sicily, were arrested on Tuesday and charged with Mafia association, drug trafficking, extortion, social security and pension fraud. The Santapaola-Ercolano clan is led by…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 5, 2021 at 2:30am — 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 May 2, 2021 at 1:41pm — No Comments

For Those That Want Me Dead

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” - Henry David Thoreau

Francesco Di Carlo knew what it was about. And so did Angelo Fontana and Francesco Onorato, and Francesco Marino Mannoia, Giovanni Brusca, Nino…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 2, 2021 at 4:00am — No Comments

Italian police crack down on Nigerian Mafia in nationwide busts

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

The Nigerian Mafia in Italy has been on the rise in recent years. Italian authorities took notice and on Monday made 30 arrests throughout Italy targeting the Black Axe, a Nigerian crime group viewed as one of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 29, 2021 at 4:30am — No Comments

On This Day: Sicilian Mafia’s boss of bosses Bernardo Provenzano arrested - #OTD

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

On this day in 2006: On April 11, 2006, Italian police arrested Sicilian Mafia boss of bosses Bernardo Provenzano in a shack near his hometown of Corleone, Sicily. He had been a fugitive since 1963 and had led Cosa…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 11, 2021 at 4:59am — No Comments

Organized Crime in Australia

As the sixth largest country in the world, Australia has a lot of room for people who are looking for new territory to commit crimes. Discovered by Dutch explorers, Australia eventually fell under British rule. The British used the far-away continent as an isolated prison in the sun after they lost control of the United States. Britain sent its most hated inmates to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 5, 2021 at 10:36am — No Comments

Fat Joe Versace and the Calabrian Mafia: A Murder in Australia

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

According to French website, “France 24,” the ‘Ndrangheta, rooted in the southern Italian region of Calabria, has surpassed Sicily’s more famous Cosa Nostra to become Italy’s most powerful mafia group, which…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 5, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments

Religious paintings donated by infamous Camorra Mafia boss ordered removed by Naples archbishop

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Thanks, but no thanks. Two religious paintings donated by an infamous Camorra Mafia boss were removed from a church last week on orders of the archbishop. The move occurs not long after Pope Francis loudly condemned Italy’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 1, 2021 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Colombo Mafia family capo who stalked his girlfriend pleads guilty to racketeering

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

All is fair in love and war… until the feds find out. 62-year-old Colombo crime family capo Joseph…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 23, 2021 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Killing Frank: How the Los Angeles Mob Removed a Problem

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

Carl Sifakis in The Mafia Encyclopedia writes this about Frank Bompensiero:

“In the treacherous world of Mafia hit men, few characters proved shiftier than Frank ‘Bomp’ Bompensiero.... For decades regarded as one of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 21, 2021 at 6:36am — No Comments

How gangsters try (and fail) to evade government surveillance

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Drug traffickers and gangsters all over the globe were shocked to find their encrypted text messages in the hands of law enforcement agencies in Europe and the United States. Large service providers called EncroChat and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 15, 2021 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Wanted ‘Ndrangheta Mafia member caught in Spain – Listed as one of Italy’s most dangerous fugitives

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

One of Italy’s most dangerous fugitives was arrested in Barcelona, Spain, on Friday. 35-year-old Giuseppe Romeo is a member of the ‘Ndrangheta, the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 13, 2021 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Rome mob boss arrested at job center while looking for legit work

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

There is no retiring from the mob, they say. But what about going on the lam and finding a new career? A reputed Italian mob boss was arrested at a job center in Spain where he was trying to find a legit income.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 7, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments

Behold a Pale Horse: The Killing of Boris Giuliano - Part Two

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

"Death will be the proof that we lived." - Rosario Castellanos

The Killer.

It seemed to some, Leoluca Bagarella organized his murders with the same care and deliberation you might…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 22, 2021 at 10:04am — No Comments

Behold a Pale Horse: The Killing of Boris Giuliano - Part Two

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

The catalyst is an arrest and a search.

On July 7, a bar-owner on Via Francesco Crispi, near the Palermo waterfront, finds a hand gun left behind by a customer. It’s a Brazilian made, six-shot Taurus.38 Special.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 22, 2021 at 10:03am — No Comments

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