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Puparo's Cosa Nostra: Palermo in the 1970s

PALERMO IN THE 1970s:



Milan, leggio hidingplaces

Leggio went to milan and lived at the end of 1970 in via Stefini 6 in Milan, Leggio was protected by Francis Turatello, who was the protege of leggio and Coppola. Coppola and Leggio were in contact with the banker Ugo De Luca who dealed with Turatello`s friend Franco Restelli and Gianfranco Ginocchi in falsified stock, Ginocchi was later killed. Leggio starts then a gang that organized kidnappings through whole Italy in cooperation… Continue

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Puparo's: Sicilian Cosa Nostra in Agrigento Province

By Puparo.

"I like to thank Carmelo and Felice"



Sicilian Cosa Nostra: Agrigento Province



Agrigento (old names Akragas and Girgenti) and province



In Agrigento's province there are also the cities Siculiana, Palma di Montechiaro, Porto Empedocle, Menfi, Sciacca, Canicatti, Raffadali, Racalmuto (here was Leonardo Sciascia born), Favara (had… Continue

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Another Boss Of Bosses Falls From Grace

Salvatore Lo Piccolo Arrested





By David Amoruso

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Posted on November 25, 2007



On November 5, 2007 forty police men gathered around a Palermo house. They had information that the current boss of bosses of Cosa Nostra was inside. That man was Salvatore Lo Piccolo… Continue

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Cosa Nostra Boss: Gianni Nicchi



By David Amoruso

Posted on December 17, 2009

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Giovanni “Gianni” Nicchi is considered an example of the latest generation of Sicilian Mafiosi. Capable of violence, loyal, and very young. According to Italian authorities, Nicchi had become a leading Cosa Nostra member when he was only in his mid twenties.



It is a recurring theme: the son follows in… Continue

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The Structure of Sicilian Cosa Nostra

By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto



Cosa Nostra usually has a hierarchical and pyramidal structure. It is formed by groups, known as “families” or “cosche”, named after the village or neighbourhood where they are located. Every single “family” is formed by the associates or “avvicinati”, the soldiers or “picciotti” and by an administration composed by consigliere, underboss, and the boss, who runs the “family”. The size of a “family” changes and the larger ones are divided into crews of…

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Cosa Nostra Hitman: Giuseppe “Scarpuzzedda” Greco



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Posted in 2003



Giuseppe “Scarpuzzedda” Greco was born in Palermo in 1950. He joined the Ciaculli “family”, ran by the boss Michele “The Pope” Greco, not related to him. His father, nicknamed “Scarpa”, was a member of the Greco’s from Ciaculli, who fought against the Greco’s from Croceverde Giardini in 1940s before joining themselves in an unique “family”. At the end of the 1970s he started his escalation… Continue

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Cosa Nostra Boss: Matteo Messina Denaro

The New Star In Cosa Nostra: Matteo Messina Denaro







By Joris van der Aa (article was first published in Belgian monthly magazine "Ché")



Ever since the arrest of Salvatore "Toto" Riina the power within the leadership of Cosa Nostra (still the most powerful crime organization in the world) has been shifting. One ambitious and ruthless young man… Continue

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Cosa Nostra Boss: Leoluca Bagarella



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Posted in 2003



Leoluca Bagarella was born in Corleone in 1941. He is the brother-in-law of Salvatore Riina, the boss of bosses, who married his sister Antonina. He supported Luciano Leggio during the war against Navarra’s men in 1960s. His brother Calogero was murdered in 1969 during the Viale Lazio slaughter in Palermo;… Continue

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Cosa Nostra Boss: Giuseppe Calò



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Posted in 2003



Giuseppe Calò was born in Palermo in 1931. In 1954 he killed Pietro Scaletta in order to revenge his father and the same year he became a “man of honour” of Porta Nuova family; in 1962, when the old boss Carlo Brandaleone died, he replaced him as the family boss. At the beginning of 1970s he took part in the Provincial Commission as “capomandamento”. He supported Totò Riina during… Continue

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Cosa Nostra Boss: Calogero Vizzini



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Posted in 2003



Calogero Vizzini was born on July 24, 1877 in Villalba, in the Sicilian province of Caltanissetta. This edge of middle Sicily, known as “Vallone”, was a sour and poor area, where people lived off subsistence agriculture. The father of Calogero was a farmer, and his brothers Giovanni and Giuseppe were both priests, Giuseppe became the bishop of Muro Lucano.



Calogero, however, was… Continue

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Cosa Nostra Boss: Stefano Bontade



By Angelo Carmelo Gallitto

Posted in 2003

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Stefano Bontade was born on April 23, 1939 in Palermo. His father was Francesco Paolo “Don Paolino” Bontade, the boss of Santa Maria di Gesù family, one of the most powerful families of the city of Palermo. Born in 1914, he was a farmer and he ran the fields and the wells around Villagrazia, Santa Maria di Gesù,… Continue

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'Ndrangheta Boss: Giuseppe Coluccio



By David Amoruso

Posted on February 10, 2009

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According to Italian authorities Giuseppe Coluccio is one of Italy’s most powerful criminals. He is said to be one of the leading members of the ‘Ndrangheta, in charge of very lucrative narcotics smuggling operations. The ‘Ndrangheta has become even more powerful than its brothers in Sicily and Campania, and has… Continue

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Crime Does Pay. How? Italian Mafia Earned $167 Billion





By Clarence Walker, Investigative Crime Journalist



How many times have we heard these words? "Crime doesn't pay"....or a Judge will say, "it doesn't pay to commit crimes".



It is true crime didn't pay for some lawbreakers who were caught and lost their freedom and every dime they earned. Swindler Ken Madoff earned billions running a ponzi scheme that bilked investors and now he's been caught. With the exception of having… Continue

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Special Report: Mob-murders Cools Off in Italy

Special Report: Mob-murders Cools Off in Italy



And other Historical Stories about the Sicilian Mafia.



By Clarence Walker, Investigative Journalist, Houston Texas.

Posted on October 8, 2007



Is it a myth or reality that mob-related murders are at its lowest decline in Italy's history of… Continue

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Italian Police Are Closing in on Cosa Nostra Boss

By David Amoruso

Posted on June 28, 2009

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Italian authorities are closing in on Cosa Nostra boss Matteo Messina Denaro (47). In one week, police in Italy and Venezuela arrested over a dozen men who are all being accused of helping Denaro run his criminal operations. By the end of the week even Denaro’s (photo on the right) most valuable drug contact had been put in handcuffs.



On Saturday… Continue

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Cosa Nostra Bosses Pledge Loyalty to the End

By Puparo and David Amoruso

Posted on November 5, 2007

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At the end of August some very interesting news reached the world press. Two of the most violent and powerful Cosa Nostra leaders exchanged their wedding rings when one moved to the other's prison cell. To most in the media this ring exchange could only mean one thing: An end to the peace between Cosa Nostra and the Italian state. The Sicilian Mafia… Continue

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The Italian Mafia in Belgium

By Maarten Anthonissen

Posted on February 20, 2007



Italian Organized Crime is far from dead. Cosa Nostra from Sicily, and the Camorra from Naples have a wide range of influence outside Italy. Both…

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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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Organized Crime Gangs Invade Spain

By David Amoruso



Spain is a favorite among European tourists. The weather is sunny and warm, and the cities and nature are beautiful. Teens go to the coastal cities to party long and hard. While the more mature tourists visit the cultural spots of Madrid. Spain has something for everybody. And these past forty years it has attracted one particular group with ever increasing success.



Spain has become a hot spot for the criminal elite. Rich criminals from Italy, Britain,…

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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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