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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

Pagans biker president shot dead in professional gangland hit in the Bronx, New York

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

The president of the Bronx chapter of the Pagans Motorcycle Club was murdered in a brazen gangland hit on Saturday. 51-year-old Francisco Rosado was shot in the head and chest by two men in broad daylight on Holland…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 5, 2020 at 5:29am — No Comments

WATCH: Come see where Colombo family hitmen buried Mafia underboss “Wild Bill” Cutolo

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

The murder of Colombo crime family underboss William “Wild Bill” Cutolo was one of the most high-profile gangland killings of the past few decades. Known as charismatic and powerful, he was deemed…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 4, 2020 at 10:48am — 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

Stoned to Death - Profile of Jamaican crime boss Wayne “Sandokhan” Smith

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

A Jamaican street legend. That’s who Wayne “Sandokhan” Smith was. He will forever be known as the man who – after police treated his girlfriend harshly - attacked a police station, killed three officers,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 13, 2020 at 8:34am — 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: “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 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

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

Long Island MS-13 boss who ordered murder of 15-year-old sentenced to 24 years to life in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The leader of MS-13’s Long Island Hollywood Clique was sentenced Friday to 24 years to life in prison on…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 9, 2020 at 5:30am — 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

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

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 December 14, 2019 at 7:44am — No Comments

Only the Dead know Brooklyn

By Thom. L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

Being in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong kind of friend was the worst thing that ever happened to Frank Santora Junior.

As he walked along a street in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 14, 2019 at 7:42am — 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.

Two mobsters once praised by Mafia boss John Gotti are among twelve…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 7, 2019 at 7:23am — No Comments

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