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Mafia Rebel “Crazy Joey” Gallo

By David Amoruso

Joey Gallo’s toughness was unequaled in a period filled with tough, stone killers. But Gallo thought of himself as more than a thug. He thought of himself as an artist, a poet. He thought of himself as the boss of a multi-ethnic mafia family that ruled New York. The rest of the underworld just thought he was crazy.

Joseph Gallo was what you call an…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 21, 2013 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Female Drug Boss Jean Brown

By David Amoruso

The criminal underworld is, and always has been, a man’s world. But women frequently manage to carve out their own place and territory in ganglands the world over. Among them Jean Brown, a 43-year-old woman from Jamaica, who ran a multi-million dollar drug business operating in Jamaica and multiple U.S. cities.

Call it a mom and pop business. The…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 15, 2013 at 8:52am — 1 Comment

5 of the dumbest moves in Mafia history

By David Amoruso

The world of organized crime is one considered to be inhabited by individuals who are a cut above the rest. People who can work together to achieve a goal, think out of the box, who can rob and murder and protect their newfound riches through sheer strength. What separates them from other criminals is stated right there in the label “organized…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 27, 2013 at 3:30am — 7 Comments

Mafia Victim Saved From Hitman By Pure Luck

By David Amoruso

Since it’s Friday the 13th today, we at Gangsters Inc. decided to lift your spirit with a story (and video) of a vicious Mafia hitman and his extremely lucky victim.

During a wild chase in broad daylight in the Italian town of Foggia, victim Michele Di Bari (31) dropped to the ground as he was hit in the leg by a bullet fired by…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 13, 2013 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Crime Beat: The Buffalo Mob, JFK, and much more

Crime Beat: Issues, Controversies and Personalities from the darkside on Artist First World Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for September 19, 2013, through November 14, 2013. Topics covered include Adolph Hitler, Western Outlaws, JFK Assassination, Prohibition gangsters, the Buffalo Mob, among others.

Here is the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 9, 2013 at 7:49am — No Comments

Mob Hit in South Philadelphia

By David Amoruso

The Philadelphia crime family is finally returning to its dysfunctional roots. After a decade of relative peace and quiet under the guidance of boss Joseph Ligambi, South Philadelphia was shocked on Wednesday by the first mob hit in years.

On Wednesday, around 3 p.m., gunshots were heard across Iseminger Street in Philadelphia. Gino DiPietro, 50, was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 14, 2012 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

Godmother Griselda Blanco shot to death in Colombia

Griselda Blanco, nicknamed "The Cocaine Godmother", was gunned down by an assassin in Medellin, Colombia, on Monday. The Miami Herald reports that: “According to Colombian press reports, two gunmen on motorcycles pulled up to Blanco as she walked out of a butcher shop in Medellin, her hometown. One man pumped two bullets into her head, according to El…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 4, 2012 at 1:30am — 4 Comments

U.S. Government Punishes Drug Cartel For Triple Murder

By David Amoruso

Organized crime groups the world over have learned many lessons throughout their long and bloody history. Lessons that, in some cases, led to rules to live by. But in the criminal world rules are made to be broken. So despite the fact that the Sicilian Mafia was decimated after it had decided to take on the Italian government and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 2, 2012 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

US Soldiers Busted in Drug Cartel Murder-For-Hire Plot

By David Amoruso

Two US Army soldiers are among six men charged with running a drug trafficking ring and offering their services as a murder-for-hire team to undercover DEA agents posing as members of the Mexican Los Zetas drug cartel.

The Los Zetas drug cartel is infamous for its ultraviolent ways in a Mexican underworld that is already…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 31, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments

Gangland Hits Caught On Video

By David Amoruso



“Big Brother is watching you,” George Orwell wrote in his famous novel 1984. And with all the security cameras, webcams, and cellular phones with video and photo cameras that indeed seems to be the case. Media around the world are showing us images and video of any incident that occurred, be it a terrorist attack or robbery, viewers at home have a… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 22, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Colombo Boss: Thomas “Tommy Shots” Gioeli

By David Amoruso



“I’m going to hell!”



The above is a quote attributed to Colombo Crime Family leader Thomas “Tommy Shots” Gioeli. According to the FBI, Gioeli uttered the words to a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 16, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Dutch Police Watched As Crime Boss Was Whacked



By David Amoruso



The murder, last week, of Dutch crime boss Stanley Hillis (64) was big news in The Netherlands. The media labeled him the most powerful gangster in the country, and his murder, in broad daylight, was a huge surprise. Immediately after the murder,… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 3, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Biker News: Hells Angels Busts in New Zealand and Germany, Trial Against Outlaws Underway, and Dutch Hells Angel Buried

By David Amoruso

Posted on December 12, 2010



Yesterday, hundreds of Hells Angels and other bikers showed up in Haarlem, The Netherlands for the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 12, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Teenager Was Hitman For Mexican Drug Cartel: Why Organized Crime Uses Children As Soldiers



By David Amoruso

Posted on December 9, 2010



Standing by himself, Edgar Jimenez Lugo does not look very intimidating. Of course, he is only 14 years old and not many boys that age have mastered the skill or size needed to make that kind of impression. But don’t be fooled. Lugo was a hitman for a Mexican drug cartel and is accused of carrying out “at least” four beheadings. This is why Lugo is surrounded by armed soldiers wearing… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 9, 2010 at 12:09pm — 1 Comment

An American Businessman In Moscow: The Story Of Paul Tatum



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

Copyright © www.gangstersinc.nl



The first time the Western world became familiar with the crime entangled Russian business scene was when American businessman Paul Tatum was murdered by unknown assailants, reputedly over a business dispute. The murder sent shockwaves through the business community and had American congressmen screaming for justice. But… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 25, 2010 at 11:23am — No Comments

Death in the Afternoon, The shadow of a Dream: The Story of Carmine Galante (Part 2)

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During Lunch




As his nephew drove away from the drop-off, Galante walked into the restaurant, whose front windows were masked by yellow curtains. It was a favourite meeting place, where he often arranged sit-downs with his closest associates. Knickerbocker Avenue had for over 50 years been the turf of the Bonanno crime family, according to… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 24, 2010 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Death in the Afternoon, The shadow of a Dream: The Story of Carmine Galante

By Thom L. Jones

Before Lunch



It was not quite the dog days of August, but almost. The temperature was in the upper eighties by mid-day, baking the cracked asphalt that shimmered under the relentless rays of the noon-day sun, beating down on the city like a blow-torch, tempered by the 80 degrees of humidity.



In Bushwick, Brooklyn, inland from whatever on-shore breezes may have been blowing in from the East River, there was no relief from the wilting heat.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 24, 2010 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Camorra Boss: Augusto La Torre



By David Amoruso

Published: May 1, 2007



Augusto La Torre took the place of his father and became boss of the clan which ruled in the north of the province Caserta, in the south of Lazio and along the coast of Domizio. The empire of the La Torres stretched out into The Netherlands. Augusto's brother…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 18, 2010 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Yidfellas: The Kosher Nostra

By Thom L. Jones

Copyright © Thom L. Jones



In the history of New York’s underworld, buried among the mythology that has created the people and places making up this often confusing landscape, there is one story that has grown much bigger over the years than the sum of its parts.



There have been countless narratives, and articles and at least two movies- the 1950 classic, 'The Enforcer,' starring Humphrey Bogart, and one with Peter Falk in 1960- perpetrating the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 14, 2010 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

The Message: Don’t Fuck With Antonino Accardo

By David Amoruso

Posted on March 13, 2010

Originally written for Mob Candy Magazine



It was 1951. The Italian-American Mafia, known as La Cosa Nostra, was doing great. Throughout the United States the mob held sway. From the East coast all the way to the West coast, and everything in between was controlled by twenty-some mob families.



But not all families were equal. The five New York families and the Chicago family, known as The Outfit, held the most…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2010 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

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