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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

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

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 5, 2021 at 5:43am — No Comments

“They don’t have the balls to kill me” – Profile of Bonanno Mafia family hitman “Tommy Karate” Pitera

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Mafia hitman or crazy serial killer? Every so often people ask this question when they come upon a very capable and active mob assassin. A murderer like Bonanno crime family soldier “Tommy Karate” Pitera brings up…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 23, 2021 at 7:32am — 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.

Published December 2019 - Updated January 2021: Two mobsters once praised by Mafia boss John Gotti are…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 17, 2021 at 7:12am — No Comments

Kill to be on top of the hill - Profile of Genovese Mafia family soldier Louis Auricchio

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

In the Mafia, you don’t get to the top without leaving a trail of dead bodies in your wake. You have to kill to be on top of the hill. Whether you’re John Gotti, Carlo Gambino or Vito Genovese. Their soldiers know…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 10, 2021 at 3:44am — 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 December 30, 2020 at 1:09am — 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 21, 2020 at 11:11am — 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 21, 2020 at 11:00am — 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 21, 2020 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Torture, murder and deceit – The life and death of Lucchese Mafia family leader Anthony “Gaspipe” Casso

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

The life of a mobster is one filled with lies and death. Still, Anthony Casso’s life was overflowing with both in ways that made many other hardcore gangsters blush. As a leading figure in New York’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 18, 2020 at 5:00am — No Comments

The New England Crime Family

Estimate members: 30

First Boss: Frank “Butsey” Morelli

Primary activities: Involved in narcotics trafficking, video poker machines, robbery, extortion, loan sharking, gambling.

Boss: Carmen DiNunzio

Acting BossAnthony "Spucky" Spagnolo (in prison)…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 12, 2020 at 11:02am — No Comments

Money launderer of powerful US-based Russian Mafia boss pleads guilty

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A man who laundered money for the Russian Mafia pleaded guilty in Manhattan Federal Court on Wednesday. Daniel Daniel admitted conspiring with US-based…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 11, 2020 at 11:33am — No Comments

Philadelphia Mafia underboss, capo, and underlings busted by FBI on gambling, drug charges

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

After years of anticipation the Feds finally brought another indictment against the hierarchy of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 25, 2020 at 6:00am — No Comments

Johnny Stompanato: A Gangster’s Life

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

“For the gangster there is only the city, he must inhibit it in order to personify it….not the real city but that dangerous sad city of the imagination which is so much more important, which is the modern world. And the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 21, 2020 at 6:00am — 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

“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

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