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40 Mafiosi of Cosa Nostra family in Catania arrested - Stashed drugs in cemetery

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

40 alleged members of the Santapaola-Ercolano family in Catania, Sicily, were arrested on Tuesday and charged with Mafia association, drug trafficking, extortion, social security and pension fraud. The Santapaola-Ercolano clan is led by…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 5, 2021 at 2:30am — No Comments

Italian Organized Crime: Cosa Nostra, Camorra, 'Ndrangheta, Sacra Corona Unita

Profiles and articles below introduction



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto



Italian organized crime, divided in Cosa Nostra, ‘Ndrangheta, Camorra and Sacra Corona Unita, is a rich and powerful criminal enterprise with a lot of connections and branches around the world.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 2, 2021 at 1:41pm — No Comments

For Those That Want Me Dead

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” - Henry David Thoreau

Francesco Di Carlo knew what it was about. And so did Angelo Fontana and Francesco Onorato, and Francesco Marino Mannoia, Giovanni Brusca, Nino…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 2, 2021 at 4:00am — 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

How gangsters try (and fail) to evade government surveillance

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Drug traffickers and gangsters all over the globe were shocked to find their encrypted text messages in the hands of law enforcement agencies in Europe and the United States. Large service providers called EncroChat and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 15, 2021 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Behold a Pale Horse: The Killing of Boris Giuliano - Part Two

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

"Death will be the proof that we lived." - Rosario Castellanos

The Killer.

It seemed to some, Leoluca Bagarella organized his murders with the same care and deliberation you might…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 22, 2021 at 10:04am — No Comments

Behold a Pale Horse: The Killing of Boris Giuliano - Part Two

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

The catalyst is an arrest and a search.

On July 7, a bar-owner on Via Francesco Crispi, near the Palermo waterfront, finds a hand gun left behind by a customer. It’s a Brazilian made, six-shot Taurus.38 Special.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 22, 2021 at 10:03am — No Comments

Behold a Pale Horse: The Killing of Boris Giuliano - Part One

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

If you stroll through the gardens of Villa Bonanno, in Piazza Vittoria, Palermo, late in the afternoon as the sun is slowly sinking over Tunisia, the towering palms and beautiful walkways that seem to meander forever can quietly seduce you.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 30, 2021 at 5:00am — No Comments

Sicilian-Canadian Mafia boss sees appeal rejected in Italy – Will serve 18 years for drug trafficking

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Sicilian-Canadian Mafia boss Alfonso Caruana will have to serve out his prison sentence for drug trafficking. On Wednesday, the supreme Court of Cassation in Italy rejected an appeal filed against a 2019 Turin…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 5, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

Pietro Scaglione: The First Excellent Corpse

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

Cadaveri Eccellenti: Excellent, or more appropriately, eminent corpses, is a term created by the Italian author Leonardo Sciascia, to denote public or noteworthy figures killed by the Mafia in Sicily. The original victim may have…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 16, 2020 at 9:33am — No Comments

Knowing the Way to San Jose: The Mafia family of San Jose

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

Do you know the way to San Jose?

I’ve been away so long. I may go wrong and lose my…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 30, 2020 at 7:33am — No Comments

Nigerian Mafia in Italy now “on the same level” as the Camorra, police say

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Police in Italy last week arrested over 40 people connected to the Nigerian Mafia in Italy and charged them with Mafia association, human trafficking, drug trafficking and distribution, and running a prostitution…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 31, 2020 at 3:55am — No Comments

The Wrong Side of Darkness: A Mafia Trilogy

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

"It’s a matter of fate on which he has no influence." - Paul Tillich, The Future of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 3, 2020 at 5:23am — No Comments

The Wrong Side of Darkness: A Death less than Just

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

"Violence has settled more issues in history than any other factor." - Robert Heinlein, Starship…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 3, 2020 at 5:13am — No Comments

The Wrong Side of Darkness: An Anger of Kings

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

"Man turns his back on his family, we’ll he ain’t just no good." - Bruce…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 3, 2020 at 5:00am — No Comments

The Two Doctors of Corleone

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

It was a trip into the countryside

Off to see some people.

Business to attend, lunch, in a township clinging high on the top of Sicani Mountain, with views to the south across the endless hills and valleys to the Strait of Sicily, and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 29, 2020 at 3:10am — No Comments

Journey Without End: A Mafia Murder and the Search for Truth

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

It is no longer clear what is happening in this city. We are moving targets, and we don’t know who will kill us.” - Mimo La Monica. Officer in Italian State Police. 1989.

He hasn’t had a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 19, 2020 at 11:36am — 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

The Madman of the Mafia

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

My crime was to have been born and raised in a family of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 2, 2020 at 5:25am — No Comments

Part 2 of The Madman of the Mafia

Part 2 of The Madman of the Mafia. Read part 1 here.

By Thom L. Jones for…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 1, 2020 at 7:30am — No Comments

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