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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

“I’m in waste management!” - Genovese Mafia family soldier Frank Giovinco guilty of racketeering

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

A Genovese Mafia family mobster was convicted of racketeering on Tuesday. The jury found…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 6, 2019 at 5:58am — 1 Comment

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

Who killed Jimmy Hoffa? Veteran journalists share their insights at the Mob Museum

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The murder of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa remains a mystery, even 44 years after his disappearance. With…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2019 at 1:23am — 1 Comment

The lucrative and violent years of Las Vegas mobster Tony Spilotro’s infamous Hole in the Wall gang

By Gary Jenkins for Gangsters Inc.

“They were motion detectors, but we weren’t too concerned about that, I could have shut off the alarm, but there was too much traffic in front of the building, so I just figured we’d just go through the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 22, 2019 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Meet the New Boss: Profile of Lucchese Mafia family leader Michael “Big Mike” DeSantis

By David Amoruso

Lucchese crime family boss Michael “Big Mike” DeSantis got to the top of the hill in an unusual way: A letter from his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 17, 2019 at 5:52am — No Comments

Deep in the Heart of Texas: The Rise of the Italian Mafia in the Lone Star State - Part 2

By Thom L. Jones

As the famous song goes, “The Party's’ Over it’s Time to Call it a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 12, 2019 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Son of New York Mafia boss Vincent “Chin” Gigante pleads guilty to racketeering charges

By David Amoruso

The son of late New York Mafia boss Vincent “Chin” Gigante pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday. 51-year-old Vincent Esposito (photo above, left) admitted conspiring with other Genovese crime family mobsters in extorting union officials.

Esposito is the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 12, 2019 at 5:00am — No Comments

Legendary New York Mafia boss Carmine Persico was the ultimate survivor, up until his death behind bars

By David Amoruso

Colombo crime family boss Carmine Persico has passed away. He was 85. The New York Mafia boss was known for his tenacity and ruthlessness. Despite being locked up for life, he maintained an iron grip on his mob family from behind bars. He was a pure survivor. Right up until the moment he sighed his last…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 8, 2019 at 6:51am — 2 Comments

The beginnings of Tony Spilotro's infamous Hole in the Wall gang

By Gary Jenkins

“I’ve known Tony since I was about 12 years old, we grew up together. At the end of 78, he called and asked me to come out to Vegas and, you know, watch his back, be his underboss, more or less, that’s the term they use. So that’s what I was noted for, the Underboss and the leader of the Hole in the Wall…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 8, 2019 at 4:51am — 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

The Irishman: Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa’s friend and the man who put two bullets in the back of his skull

By David Amoruso

At 6’4” Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran literally was a towering figure. But to those who knew him in the American underworld, he was even taller. A fearsome force who had honed his deadly skills as a combat-hardened rifleman during the Second World War fighting the Nazis. Back home, he became a Mafia hitman,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 29, 2018 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

Mr. Undercover details life of Ron Fino, son of Mafia capo who became an international undercover operative

By David Amoruso

Ronald Fino’s life sounds like a mix of The Godfather and James Bond. As the son of a Mafia capo, Fino ultimately decided the mob was not for him. Instead, he became an undercover operative for the FBI and CIA, traveling the world and cleaning up crime and corruption wherever he went.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 12, 2017 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Profile: Genovese family underboss Venero Mangano

By David Amoruso

Genovese crime family underboss Venero Mangano had a long and distinguished career. Two careers, actually. And in both he proved he had a sharp mind and balls of steel. He also showed one could live a long life and die of old age where most of his comrades died violently by bombs and bullets.

Born on September 7, 1921, Mangano…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 19, 2017 at 6:23am — 1 Comment

Keeping the New York docks in the (Mafia) family: From the Gigantes to the daughter of “Lefty” of Donnie Brasco fame

By David Amoruso

In the past few decades, various prosecutors have announced the end of the American Mafia several times, but each time La Cosa Nostra popped up at exactly those places where it was said to have become extinct. A NY Times piece about the New York harbor showed that despite prosecutions, the area made famous by On the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 12, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Donald J. Trump’s Gangbusters: How will America’s new president take on the Mafia and Mexican drug cartels?

By David Amoruso

There’s a new boss in town, Donald J. Trump beat the odds, polls, and his opponent Hillary Clinton to become the 45th President of the United States of America. With the country’s mighty security forces under his command, we at Gangsters Inc. asked four crime experts how President Trump will fight organized…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2016 at 1:17pm — 4 Comments

DeCavalcante family mobster sentenced to over 2 years for dealing cocaine

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A drug peddling DeCavalcante crime family mobster was sentenced yesterday to 30 months in prison for his role in distributing more than 500 grams of cocaine. John Capozzi, a 36-year-old mob associate of Union,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 28, 2016 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Profile: Genovese crime family capo Pasquale Parrello

By David Amoruso

It’s been a bumpy road for Genovese crime family captain Pasquale “Patsy” Parrello (photo above). In his decade-long criminal career he has spent several stints in prison and saw his son murdered by men seeking to avenge a slap in the face. Regardless, it’s the path he chose and the one he sticks to. Live by the gun, die by…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 29, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

New Jersey mob boss Francesco Guarraci dies at age 61

By David Amoruso

Reputed DeCavalcante crime family mob boss Francesco Guarraci passed away on April 14, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was 61. Guarraci became acting boss of the New Jersey mob around 2006.

Guarraci was born in Ribera, Sicily, and came to New Jersey in 1967, where he settled in Elizabeth. According to his …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 25, 2016 at 7:18am — No Comments

Profile: Lucchese family capo Richard “The Toupee” Pagliarulo

By David Amoruso

Lucchese crime family captain Richard Pagliarulo came from a mob crew where nicknames were brutally honest. Peter Chiodo, his predecessor as crew leader, was nicknamed Fat Pete, because he was…well…fat. He…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 1, 2016 at 5:44am — No Comments

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