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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

Read the first chapter of the new book Dock Boss: Gang Rule – A Longshoreman’s story

By Neil G. Clark

The following is an exclusive book excerpt from Neil Clark’s Dock Boss: Eddie McGrath and the West Side Waterfront, which was released this month and is available at stores everywhere. The book chronicles Irish mob boss Eddie McGrath’s rise to power as a racketeer on the Manhattan waterfront, offering readers a rogue’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 23, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

New book “Dock Boss” profiles Irish hoodlum Eddie McGrath and his reign over Manhattan’s waterfront

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The New York docks are not for the weak, especially not during the 1930s. Back then, they were crowded by hardworking tough guys who moved tons of cargo every month, most of it with their bare hands. But despite their physical strength they were outmuscled by the city’s mob bosses. Author Neil G. Clark delves…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 24, 2017 at 1:31am — No Comments

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

Mafia may reduce Sicily's risk of infiltration by ISIS

By David Amoruso

If members of terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) are looking for a new target then Sicily might not be the smartest choice. Claudio Fava, the deputy chairman of the National Anti-Mafia Commission, told …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 18, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Profile: Genovese crime family soldier George Barone



By David Amoruso



When George Barone died late last year, an adventurous life came to an end. He was a hero of the second world war. A founding member of the Jets street gang made famous in the musical West Side Story. And spent decades as a Genovese mobster who ruled the docks and was a favorite hitter for family boss Tony Salerno. To top it off, Barone became a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 6, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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