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The boss his son – Profile of Gambino Mafia family associate Joseph Gambino

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

As far as Mafia bosses go, Carlo Gambino is one of the most legendary. His name remains notorious as it is still branded on one of New York’s five La Cosa Nostra families. Being the son of such a man, then, came…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 17, 2020 at 7:50am — No Comments

Profile: Lucchese family soldier Michael “Baldy Mike” Spinelli

By David Amoruso

If you thought Michael Spinelli’s nickname was bad, wait until you’ve heard the story of how he became a made member of the Lucchese crime family. As far as gangland stories go, Spinelli’s is anything but Hollywood material.…

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

Philly underboss “Crazy Phil” Leonetti talks about hanging out with Meyer Lansky, calls Merlino a “lowlife”

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Former Philadelphia Mafia family underboss Phil Leonetti doesn't like the limelight. But he made an…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 30, 2020 at 9:12am — No Comments

Realism is key in Bronx-based “Albanian Gangster” as it depicts “war-torn psyche fused with honor code”

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Underworlds evolve. In New York, various groups constantly vie for the city’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 22, 2020 at 9:30am — No Comments

Pinky rings and murder: Brooklyn gangland of the ‘80s comes to life in new Mafia series Gravesend

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Is Brooklyn in the house? Hell. Yes. The brand-new mob series Gravesend just premiered on Amazon Prime and is set to become the latest Mafia epic to mesmerize viewers. Gangsters Inc. sat down with…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 10, 2020 at 10:17am — No Comments

WATCH: The Mob Museum in Las Vegas offers virtual tours through Mafia history

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Corona virus is keeping all of us locked up in our homes. Realizing we can’t come to them, the nice people at The Mob Museum in Las Vegas are…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 3, 2020 at 5:47am — 1 Comment

WATCH: “Sammy the Bull” Gravano back with MTV show “Families of the Mafia”

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano is back! And this time he will be putting on the act of his career as a wise old Mafia guy warning kids – and viewers at home – to stay away from a life of crime in the new 6-part…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 19, 2020 at 12:51pm — 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 March 8, 2020 at 2:14pm — No Comments

The demise of Chicago mobster Tony Spilotro’s Hole in the Wall gang

By Gary Jenkins for Gangsters Inc.

Chicago mobster …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 8, 2020 at 1:33pm — No Comments

The Shoot-Out on Troutman Street: The Mafia at War

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

In January 1966, a civil war broke out. Not between different people in a country, but within a family. A family of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 29, 2020 at 9:21am — No Comments

WATCH: Philadelphia wiseguys moving around the neighborhood

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Philadelphia mobsters have been on the move lately, journalists George Anastasia and Dave Schratwieser report in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 28, 2020 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Profile: Colombo family underboss John "Sonny" Franzese

By David Amoruso

Read Franzese's obituary here.



John “Sonny” Franzese is an old school gangster walking around in a world that has changed significantly since when he first started committing crimes. Born in Naples, Italy on February 6, 1917, he started his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 24, 2020 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Porsches and Yeezys – Profile of New York crime boss Aleksey Tsvetkov

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Aleksey Tsvetkov (above, left) lived the good life for quite a while. As the leader of a violent,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 21, 2020 at 11:19am — No Comments

Ex-Gambino Mafia family underboss Sammy Gravano is trying to get some good gangster PR – Will it work?

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Gambino Mafia family underboss and consigliere Frank “Frankie Loc” Locascio (photo above, far…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 16, 2020 at 6:30am — No Comments

Mafia boss Al Capone wishes his rivals a happy Valentine's Day

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

On Valentine’s Day most people are thinking about their loved ones. Husbands browse the stores in search for that one gift to tell the wife how much they love her, while youngsters arrange to meet up at the park for a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 14, 2020 at 2:11am — No Comments

American Mafia Murder: The Man in Potters Field

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

There are more than a million people buried in this graveyard. There are no stones or memorials to remember them. It’s not the biggest…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 29, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

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

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