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“Alleged” street guys bring Irish mob crew The Westies back to life in upcoming tv series The Flannagans

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

The infamous Westies gang from Hell’s Kitchen, New York, continues to fascinate fans of the true crime genre. Upcoming television series The Flannagans will…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 14, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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

How the imprisoned "Doll Woman" spy attracted the attention of the sister to future President John F. Kennedy

By Barbara Casey

So much has been written about World War II and the role that the United States played in it. There is one story, however, that has remained relatively hidden, even though at the time it made international news.

On the afternoon of January 21, 1944, small-boned, petite—no more than 5 feet tall, if…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 17, 2019 at 10:46am — No Comments

Fuggedaboutit! Former mobster, pro MMA fighter and writer-director are becoming YouTube sensation

By David Amoruso

A former mobster, a professional MMA fighter, and a writer-director have joined forces to bring the public much laughter with a brand-new YouTube Channel and podcast. The move away from the Mafia underworld was the best decision they ever made. “We just want to enjoy life and have a laugh.”

They…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 24, 2019 at 6:00am — No Comments

Second mobster identified as suspect in prison murder of Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger

By David Amoruso

Authorities have identified a second suspect in the brazen murder of Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger at a federal prison in West Virginia. 44-year-old Paul J. DeCologero allegedly killed Bulger with Fotios “Freddy” Geas and one other man.

DeCologero was part of “the life” as a member of his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 4, 2018 at 1:09pm — 2 Comments

“Freddy hated rats” – Meet the hitman who allegedly murdered mob boss Whitey Bulger behind bars

By David Amoruso

After dodging bullets throughout his criminal career, Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger ultimately met his demise by being hit with a lock wrapped in a sock. The blows were too much for the 89-year-old as he died behind bars just a few years into a life sentence for racketeering and several murders.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 31, 2018 at 4:47am — 2 Comments

Government’s case against Genovese Springfield Mafia crew ends as 2 more mobsters sentenced

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two associates of the Genovese crime family’s crew in Springfield were…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 14, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Is sentencing of Mafia boss the end of Genovese crime family’s Springfield crew?

By David Amoruso

Is the conviction of the one-time mob leader and several of his close associates the final nail in the coffin of the Genovese crime family’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 15, 2018 at 5:18am — No Comments

Another mobster of Genovese family’s Springfield crew sent to prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An associate of the Genovese crime family’s Springfield crew was sentenced on Monday in federal court on extortion-related charges. 53-year-old Gerald Daniele got two years in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 13, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Two more members of Genovese Mafia family’s Springfield crew plead guilty to extortion-related charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

61-year-old Francesco Depergola and 52-year-old Gerald Daniele, two associates of the Genovese crime family’s crew in Springfield,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 8, 2017 at 9:48am — No Comments

The Springfield Mafia Crew of Western Massachusetts: A Family Business

By Justin Cascio

The city of Springfield, Massachusetts, has a hundred-year long relationship with the Genovese Crime Family of New York. Its ties to the Neapolitan Camorra may be equally old. Five associates and members of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 26, 2017 at 9:54am — No Comments

Members of Genovese crime family’s Springfield crew plead guilty to extortion charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two associates of the Genovese crime family’s crew in Springfield, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to extortion-related charges on Monday. 50-year-old Ralph Santaniello and 54-year-old Giovanni Calabrese admitted…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 7, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

VIDEO: Anastasia and Schratweiser discuss Philadelphia mob boss Joey Merlino’s racketeering case in Mob Talk

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Mob author George Anastasia and crime reporter Dave Schratweiser discuss the government's racketeering case against Philly Mafia boss Joseph Merlino. The flamboyant Don was caught on tape talking about committing murder…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 5, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Genovese family capo Eugene Onofrio doesn’t want to stand trial alongside Philadelphia Mafia boss Joseph Merlino

By David Amoruso

They may both be standup guys, but if it’s up to Genovese family capo Eugene “Rooster” Onofrio, he won’t stand trial alongside codefendant and Philadelphia mob boss Joseph Merlino. Apparently, Onofrio's legal team is making moves this week, claiming the 75-year-old capo wants to be tried separately from Merlino in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Genovese mob family turncoat returns to old stomping grounds in Springfield despite possible threats on life

By David Amoruso

The balls on this guy. Former Genovese family mobster Anthony Arillotta (above) is causing quite a stir in his old stomping grounds of Springfield, Massachusetts. After climbing to the top of the city’s mob crew by arranging the 2003 murder of his predecessor, capo Adolfo Bruno, he left town with his tail between his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 9, 2017 at 5:02am — No Comments

Springfield Latin Kings boss gets 20 months for dealing heroin

By Gangsters Inc. Editor

Jose Cartagena, a leader of the Springfield Latin Kings, was sentenced today to 20 months in prison and three years of supervised release for distributing heroin. The 38-year-old gang boss had pleaded guilty to the charges in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 9, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

East Hartford Genovese mobster John Barile gets 71 months for arson, fraud, gambling and extortion

By David Amoruso

Reputed East Hartford wiseguy John A. Barile was sentenced to 71 months in prison on Thursday for arson, insurance fraud, gambling and extortion offenses. 52-year-old Barile has longstanding ties to the Genovese family…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 11, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Springfield Latin Kings enforcer pleads guilty to drugs and gun charge

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Bienvenido Nuñez, the former “enforcer” of the Massachusetts Latin Kings gang, pleaded guilty last Friday in U.S. District Court in Springfield to distributing cocaine and a federal firearm charge. The 38-year-old Latin King is scheduled to be sentenced on August 19, 2016.

Nuñez was busted after an…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 15, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Twelve Springfield Latin Kings hit with drug and firearms offenses

PRESS RELEASE      

Twelve leaders and members of the Latin Kings were charged in U.S. District Court in Springfield Monday with drug distribution and firearms offenses.

“The defendants are alleged leaders and members of the Latin Kings, a criminal organization whose tactics include intimidation, violence and even murder,” said United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz. “The charges strike at the core of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 11, 2015 at 3:04am — No Comments

The Rockford mob’s takeover of the Negro Policy Racket

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The “Negro Policy Racket” in the 1940s-1960s in Rockford was not unlike the one in Chicago, only on a smaller scale. The policy racket gave some hope to poor blacks at the time that they would “hit it big” if they bet as little as a penny on this gambling operation. But odds were always in favor of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2015 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

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