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British gangster snitch sheds light on police corruption, says he fears for his life

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A gangster-turned-informant has filed a lawsuit against Scotland Yard because it has failed to protect him after his identity was exposed to his underworld colleagues when a 166-page intelligence report on “endemic police…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 2, 2021 at 2:16pm — No Comments

The Christmas Verdict: How Colombo Mafia family leader “Wild Bill” Cutolo got the present he wished for

By James M. LaRossa Jr. for Gangsters Inc.

As I attempt to make sense of my father, legendary Mob attorney Jimmy LaRossa’s blur of a professional life, one day, above all others, stands out.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 21, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

“The Sopranos… Is that supposed to be us?” – Profile of DeCavalcante Mafia family soldier Joseph Sclafani

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

“The Sopranos… Is that supposed to be us?” Joseph “Tin Ear” Sclafani (photo above) was caught saying on tape. Sclafani, a longtime…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 21, 2020 at 11:29am — No Comments

“I chopped him up so bad” - Profile of DeCavalcante Mafia family soldier Anthony Capo

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Every Mafia family has its go-to guy when it comes to violent acts. For New Jersey’s DeCavalcante crime family one of those men was Anthony Capo, a soldier with a hair-trigger temper who relished hurting people and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 8, 2020 at 12:30pm — 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

Profile: Lucchese family soldier Michael “Baldy Mike” Spinelli

By David Amoruso

If you thought Michael Spinelli’s nickname was bad, wait until you’ve heard the story of how he became a made member of the Lucchese crime family. As far as gangland stories go, Spinelli’s is anything but Hollywood material.…

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

American Mafia Murder: The Man in Potters Field

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

There are more than a million people buried in this graveyard. There are no stones or memorials to remember them. It’s not the biggest…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 29, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Profile of Moroccan drug boss Ridouan Taghi - “He who talks, goes. And everyone around him goes to sleep”

By David Amoruso

Some criminal masterminds appear out of nowhere. Ridouan Taghi is that type of gangster. The Moroccan-Dutch drug boss wasn’t known to the public or police until he had already flooded Europe with drugs and littered the streets with bullet-riddled bodies. It wasn't long before he became one of Europe's…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 17, 2019 at 5:00am — No Comments

Only the Dead know Brooklyn

By Thom. L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

Being in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong kind of friend was the worst thing that ever happened to Frank Santora Junior.

As he walked along a street in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 14, 2019 at 7:42am — No Comments

Cleveland Mafia boss Angelo Lonardo swore an oath of loyalty to La Cosa Nostra, ultimately broke it

By Gary Jenkins for Gangsters Inc. via Gangland Wire

Cleveland Mafia boss Angelo Lonardo (photo above) was the highest-ranking mob member to ever break the code of Omerta. Lonardo…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 14, 2019 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Iran allegedly protects Moroccan Dutch drug gangsters it used to murder its “enemies of the state” abroad

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

The Dutch government and its intelligence service AIVD have “strong evidence” that Iran not only used Moroccan Dutch gangsters to eliminate two of its “enemies of the state” on foreign soil, but…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 27, 2019 at 6:30am — No Comments

Cocaine and Gelato: Profile of Bonanno Mafia family mobster Salvatore Russo

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Bonanno crime family associate Salvatore Russo is considered trustworthy by his peers in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2019 at 4:30am — No Comments

New York Mafia associate Paul Ragusa sentenced to 6 years in prison on gun charges

By David Amoruso

Alleged New York Mafia associate Paul Ragusa was sentenced to 6 years in prison on Tuesday for possessing nine firearms, including three automatic assault rifles and a silencer. 48-year-old Ragusa was busted in Operation OTremens, a joint investigation which unearthed a partnership between Mafia families…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 11, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

Brother of Mafia snitch was murdered after he had asked to be removed from witness protection program

By David Amoruso

The murdered brother of a Calabrian Mafia turncoat had asked to be released from the government’s witness protection program. 51-year-old Marcello Bruzzese was shot dead on Christmas Day last year, when he arrived at his home in the historical center of Pesaro.

The killing had all the indications…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 2, 2019 at 10:37am — No Comments

A friend of Vito’s - Profile of Genovese crime family mobster Salvatore “Sally Burns” Granello

By David Amoruso

It helps to have friends in high places. It enables one to have more opportunities, but also to get away with mistakes or grave crimes even. If one’s friend is powerful enough, one could get away with anything. Until that friend is gone, of course. Like in the case of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 8, 2018 at 9:58am — No Comments

Sex Money Murder: The violent rise and fall of deadly Bronx gang ingrained in New York underworld’s history

By David Amoruso

Twin, Suge, Pipe, and Pistol Pete. The names still haunt the Soundview projects in the Bronx, New York. Their drugs kept the hood from starving, but their violence caused nothing but pain and horror. Their gang Sex Money Murder ruled supreme and has become part of gangland history. “If they hadn’t been…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 7, 2018 at 4:00am — 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

Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger killed inside federal prison

By David Amoruso

What goes around, comes around. Infamous Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger was murdered inside a federal prison in West Virginia on Tuesday. He was serving a life sentence for the many crimes he committed in his long and notorious career, but apparently someone felt he deserved to die right then and…

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

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