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The Mafia Cops: How Two NYPD Cops Killed for the Mob

Stephen Caracappa (l) and Louis Eppolito (r)



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2006

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I kept a sawed-off shotgun in my locker for just such occasions. It fit snugly under the folds of my trench coat. I spotted Frankie sitting at a card table walked up behind…

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Mob Myth Busted: Gambino Family Pimping Out Underage Girls



Special Agent in Charge George Venizelos speaking on the Gambino Arrests.

Photo Credit: Rebecca Callahan, FBI



By David Amoruso

Posted on June 30, 2010

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The general public sees Italian-American mobsters as honorable gangsters.… Continue

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Unrest within the New York Mob





In three days one mobster dead, another wounded



By David Amoruso

Posted June 25, 2007

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On Tuesday morning, June 5, Robert DeCicco got in his father's fiancé's Cadillac DeVille after picking up a prescription at Dolinsky's Pharmacy. As he sat in his car another car rolled up beside him.… Continue

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Gambino Boss: John Gotti Sr.



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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John Gotti was born October 27, 1940 in the Bronx, New York. When Gotti was twelve he and his family move to a rough neighborhood in Brooklyn. In Brooklyn, Gotti took to the streets more and more and he finally dropped out of school in the 8th grade. On the streets Gotti got involved with gangs and committed… Continue

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Gambino Capo George DeCicco Busted



By David Amoruso

Posted: February 1, 2007 - Updated on October 12, 2014

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On January 30, 2007 the FBI arrested several mobsters and charged them with racketeering, bribery, extortion, money laundering, loan sharking and bank fraud. Among the arrested were mobsters of the…

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Gambino Boss: Paul Castellano



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Paul Castellano was born Constantino Paul Castellano in Brooklyn on June 26, 1915. His parents were from Sicily and had traveled to the United States to give their children a better life. Castellano's father was a butcher and also controlled a small gambling operation. Castellano was the youngest of three children… Continue

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Gambino Underboss: Salvatore Gravano



By David Amoruso

Profile below posted in 2001



Sammy The Bull Gravano has gone down in Mafia history as the biggest rat ever to walk the…

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Gambino Capo: Robert Bisaccia



By David Amoruso



When you ask people about their favorite scene in the classic mob movie Goodfellas, a lot will answer they loved the "You think I'm funny? I'm funny how?" scene. The scene illustrates perfectly how mobsters could go from having a casual dinner where they are laughing, to cold blooded intimidation and perhaps murder, back to joking around. Joe Pesci based his performance on a childhood friend, who by then had…

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Gambino Capo: Nicholas Corozzo



By David Amoruso

Posted on June 7, 2008

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Nicholas Corozzo, nicknamed Little Nicky because of his 5 foot 5 stature, is one of the Gambino Family's most powerful members, and definitely one of its biggest earners. According to Bruce Mouw, who headed FBI's Gambino Squad, Corozzo's earning capabilities are what kept him in a good position with flamboyant boss… Continue

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Gambino Capo: Michael DiLeonardo



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2003

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Michael "Mikey Scars" DiLeonardo was born in 1955 in Bensonhurst, New York. He was brought up in a working class family. As a young boy Mikey was bitten in the face by a dog. The attack left a semi-circular scar on his cheek. At school his scarred face attracted the taunts of the bullies who also gave him the nickname:… Continue

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Gambino Soldier: Charles Carneglia



By David Amoruso

Posted on March 4, 2010

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When Charles Carneglia was arrested on the morning of February 7, 2008, he looked (see photo on the right) like more like Charles Manson than a slick member of New York’s Gambino Crime Family. But though looks can be deceiving, in Carneglia’s case the “Manson look” was pretty appropriate.



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Gambino Soldier: Samuel Corsaro

By David Amoruso

Posted in 2003

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Samuel "Little Sammy" Corsaro was born in 1943 in Nutley, New Jersey. Later he moved to Clifton, New Jersey where he would remain till his death. Like all mobsters Corsaro also started out in petty crime but in 1969 he decided to rob a liquor store. During the robbery things went drastically wrong and Corsaro shot the liquor store clerk, the clerk did not survive his wounds.… Continue

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Russian Boss: Evsei Agron



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Evsei Agron arrived in the U.S. on October 8th 1975. Arriving at Kennedy Airport he was one of the 5200 Sovjet jews who fled Russia and arrived in the U.S. in that year. Many of these jewish immigrants were tough Russian gangsters who were deported by the K.G.B. When he arrived Agron had already served seven years in a… Continue

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Colombo Associate: John Pappa



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Most of you probably never heard of John Pappa and probably for good reasons. Pappa wasn't a made member, he didn't belong to a big mafia family and his criminal career didn't even last that long. Still, I think that the story of this very young… Continue

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Aftermath of a Hit: The Murder of Three Bonanno Captains

Above: Philip "Phil Lucky" Giaccone, Dominick "Big Trin" Trinchera, and Alphonse "Sonny Red" Indelicato



By David Amoruso

Posted: May 8, 2007

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During the late 1970s the Bonanno Crime Family was…

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Colombo Boss: Alphonse Persico



By David Amoruso

Posted on March 19, 2009

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Alphonse Persico is the son of legendary Colombo Family boss Carmine Persico. Alphonse decided to join his father’s business and become a member of the Mafia. His decision would cost him dearly as he would follow his father all the way to a federal prison.



From an early age, Alphonse followed in… Continue

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Colombo Boss: Joel "Joe Waverly" Cacace





By David Amoruso

Posted on April 1, 2007

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Joel “Joe Waverly” Cacace was born on April 9, 1941. His career in the Mafia didn’t go without some bumps in the road. There were several attempts on his life. The first in 1976, when he was working as a florist in Brooklyn. Three holdup men tried to force Cacace in his car at gunpoint. He was shot in the chest… Continue

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Colombo Capo: Gregory "The Grim Reaper" Scarpa





By David Amoruso

Posted on June 18, 2009

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Gregory Scarpa Sr. was known first and foremost as a ruthless mob hitman. He took pleasure in killing. While discussing a man he had murdered, he would say “I’d like to dig him up and shoot him again.” But, though it may seem unbelievable, while committing murder and mayhem at the behest of the Colombo Crime… Continue

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Colombo Underboss: William "Wild Bill" Cutolo



By David Amoruso

Posted on September 28, 2008

Updated on October 24, 2008

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William "Wild Bill" Cutolo was one of the most charismatic and feared mobsters of the Colombo Crime Family. Born on June 6, 1949 he had risen to become an underboss to…

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