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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

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 July 31, 2020 at 3:58am — 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

The Irishman: Meet the real Mafia muscle behind Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Martin Scorsese’s latest Mafia epic The Irishman finally…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 1, 2019 at 6:44am — No Comments

Five Minutes to Midnight: The Sicilian and New York Mafias, the Catholic Church and a huge finance scandal

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.              

“You never know what enough is unless you know what is more than enough.” - William Blake     

It’s a story with more twists and turns than a novel by Agatha Christie. A list of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2019 at 5:13am — No Comments

Five Minutes to Midnight – Part 2: The Sicilian and New York Mafias, the Catholic Church and a huge finance scandal

This is part 2 of Five Minutes to Midnight. Read part 1 here.

By Thom L. Jones for…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2019 at 5:12am — No Comments

Sicilian Mafia connection in Philadelphia? New Mob Talk sheds some light

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Philadelphia mob boss Joseph Merlino has been released from prison and the Sicilian Mafia sets up shop in South Philadelphia. A lot to talk about in this week’s Mob Talk with George Anastasia and Dave…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 9, 2019 at 4:08am — 1 Comment

Gangsters Inc.’s Mafia Speak

Learn how to talk the talk of a real American mobster or learn to understand the difficult code and words Italian and Sicilian Mafiosi use as they go about their business, perhaps you can even crack the communication used by the Russian Mafia or Mexican drug lords. Of course, the underworld always changes and evolves, as does its language. That's why we will be…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 9, 2019 at 3:37am — No Comments

Emanuele Notarbartolo, the man who fell from the train, and the dark heart of Italy - Part 2

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

This is part 2. To read…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 6, 2019 at 4:53am — No Comments

Emanuele Notarbartolo, the man who fell from the train, and the dark heart of Italy

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

“Without evidence there is nothing.” - Friedrich Nietzsche                

The train rumbled into the night, hugging the cliff top, the illuminated carriages reflecting in the wine-dark sea. A…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 6, 2019 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

The Real John Wick: Separating fact from fiction in Hollywood’s violent gangster vengeance blockbuster

By David Amoruso

Is John Wick indestructible? Movie audiences are about to find out in the third installment of the blockbuster movie franchise starring Keanu Reeves as the skilled assassin placed on a universal hit list by the Italian and Russian Mafias, the Chinese Triads, and the Japanese Yakuza. But…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 18, 2019 at 4:15am — No Comments

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