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Joe Pesci: Actor, Rapper, Wiseguy

By David Amoruso

Do we think he’s funny? Yeah, we do. Joe Pesci is a funny guy. A very funny guy. He cracked us up in My Cousin Vinny, Home Alone 1 & 2, and he did it again in Lethal Weapon 2, 3, and 4. He’s also known to crack people open in classics such as …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 11, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Truth Behind Movie Classic Goodfellas

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,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 22, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

The Milwaukee Mafia Family: Don't Sell It Short

By Gavin Schmitt

What does the word “Mafia” bring to mind? Murder, car bombs, bootlegging and other devious crimes. The back alleys of Chicago and New York. Al Capone and John Gotti. What the word rarely brings to mind is Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Mafia: Mobsters in the Heartland will change…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 11, 2015 at 3:46am — No Comments

Profile: Bonanno crime family capo Jack Bonventre

By David Amoruso

“What the fuck is there? Everybody runs to the law. Everybody’s a fucking rat. Everybody, they’re fucking horrible.” – Bonanno gangster Jack Bonventre

Bonanno mobster Jack Bonventre knows all about “the life” and its many hardships. Bonventre was convicted of a federal charge of illegal gambling in 2007, for which…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 17, 2015 at 10:57am — 1 Comment

Interview with mob lawyer-turned-mayor Oscar Goodman

Oscar Goodman defended the most infamous members of organized crime in the United States. Men like Meyer Lansky, Nicky Scarfo, and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 11, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

Boardwalk Empire has ended… Finally!

By David Amoruso

Boardwalk Empire came to an end last Sunday, after five seasons of showing the rise and fall of Atlantic City politician-turned-racketeer Nucky Thompson. An end that didn’t come fast enough, yet when it finally came felt like its makers had filmed it while incessantly hitting the skip button on their remote.

When Boardwalk Empire first…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 29, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Bonanno goodfellas turned in by former boss Massino

By David Amoruso

Are you ready for Goodfellas: The Sequel? You better be, cause the story has arrived. Yesterday, FBI agents arrested five wiseguys of the Bonanno crime family and hit them with various counts of racketeering. One Bonanno mobster is charged with participation in the 1978 Lufthansa heist immortalized in Martin Scorsese’s movie…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 24, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Goodfella Henry Hill dead at 69

By David Amoruso

His death didn’t come as a surprise. Former mob associate-turned rat Henry Hill died in a hospital on June 12 at the age of 69. He leaves behind his fiancée Lisa Caserta and her son Nate. Nate told the Los Angeles Times that Hill died of complications of heart problems related to smoking. Not the cause of death many people would have expected for Hill…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 14, 2012 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

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