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The Korean Underworld: From its birth to its rise and current state of criminal affairs

By Joe Francis for Gangsters Inc.

The history of Korean organized crime is mostly unknown to the public outside of Korea. Everyone knows about Lucky Luciano and Pablo Escobar and men from their part of the world, but no one knows about men like Kim…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 21, 2020 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Realism is key in Bronx-based “Albanian Gangster” as it depicts “war-torn psyche fused with honor code”

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Underworlds evolve. In New York, various groups constantly vie for the city’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 22, 2020 at 9:30am — 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 April 14, 2020 at 9:08am — No Comments

Stoned to Death - Profile of Jamaican crime boss Wayne “Sandokhan” Smith

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

A Jamaican street legend. That’s who Wayne “Sandokhan” Smith was. He will forever be known as the man who – after police treated his girlfriend harshly - attacked a police station, killed three officers,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 13, 2020 at 8:34am — 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

Profile: Colombo family underboss John "Sonny" Franzese

By David Amoruso

Read Franzese's obituary here.



John “Sonny” Franzese is an old school gangster walking around in a world that has changed significantly since when he first started committing crimes. Born in Naples, Italy on February 6, 1917, he started his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 24, 2020 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

IN PICTURES: Scampia neighborhood made famous by TV series Gomorra to be demolished

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

The Sails of Scampia (Vele di Scampia) in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 22, 2020 at 7:53am — No Comments

Mafia boss Al Capone wishes his rivals a happy Valentine's Day

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

On Valentine’s Day most people are thinking about their loved ones. Husbands browse the stores in search for that one gift to tell the wife how much they love her, while youngsters arrange to meet up at the park for a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 14, 2020 at 2:11am — No Comments

“Popeye”, Pablo Escobar’s chief sicario, dies of cancer at 57

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Jhon Jairo Velásquez, who was once one of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar’s chief sicarios, died yesterday.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 7, 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

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

Commander of Gulf Cartel enforcement wing gets 20 years in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Gulf Cartel commandante Luis Ivan Nino-Duenez was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Wednesday after pleading guilty to conspiracy to import large amounts of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2019 at 10:41am — 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

United Blood Nation gangsters plead guilty to RICO conspiracy involving multiple murders

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

In the underworld, death is always around the corner. Especially if one was to run into two men nicknamed “Savage” and “Murda Mo,” both are North Carolina members of the United Blood Nation (UBN…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 8, 2019 at 2:02am — No Comments

Found! Long-lost photo of Salvatore Maranzano - Prohibition Era Mafia boss is focus of Informer special issue

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Researchers have long been bothered by the lack of a photograph of Prohibition Era Mafia "boss of bosses" Salvatore Maranzano. But an image of the underworld chief, lost for nearly 88 years, was recently rediscovered. The remarkable find will be featured in an August special issue of Informer:…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 3, 2019 at 5:11am — No Comments

Unsung Heroes: The fixers who help tell the stories of the violent drug underworld

By Niko Vorobyov

Over the past few years, I’ve been putting together a book, Dopeworld, about the international war on drugs. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a horse in this race, having spent a year in the hoosegow for distributing various brain-tickling treats, and I drew upon that experience. I’ve also travelled…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 25, 2019 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Sicilian Mafia snitch shot dead in parking lot – Testified against Catania’s notorious Santapaola Clan in 1990s

By David Amoruso

A Sicilian Mafioso, who in the 1990s decided to testify against his Cosa Nostra colleagues, was shot to death on Tuesday evening in a parking lot in Chiavari, a city in Northern Italy. 70-year-old Pino Orazio was allegedly killed by a bullet to the neck fired from close range.

Orazio was known to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 24, 2019 at 10:24am — 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

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

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