american mafia (43)

There has been plenty written about John “Sonny” Franzese: books, newspaper articles, stories in magazines, web-site reports. People who know nothing about the Mafia in America know about Sonny, especially over the last few years, as he gained media
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The floodgates have opened. Earlier this week, the Philadelphia Inquirer released a photograph of former President Donald Trump posing with ex-Philadelphia mob boss Joseph Merlino. Now, another photo of Trump with a rather notorious crime figure has
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Philadelphia Mafia family boss Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino has friends in high places… Well, he posed for a picture with someone who moves in high places. None other than former President of the United States Donald Trump stood next to Merlino as bo
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Alleged Gambino crime family capo Frank Camuso was among over 20 people charged in a multimillion-dollar New York City construction racket, prosecutors reported on Wednesday. 59-year-old Camuso allegedly received pay-offs from Robert Baselice, the vi
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Steven Mazzone, the underboss of the Philadelphia Mafia family, was sentenced on Thursday to 5 years behind bars for leading a racketeering conspiracy which engaged in illicit gambling, extortion, and loansharking.
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Reverend Louis Gigante passed away last week, the New York Times reported. He was 90 years old. Louis was the younger brother of Genovese crime family boss Vincent “Chin” Gigante and despite his brother’s chosen path never strayed from his side.
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Convicted Rochester Mafia family hitman Dominic Taddeo was sentenced this week to 3 years in federal prison for his escape from a half-way house in Orlando, Florida. Despite being one year away from his release, 65-year-old Taddeo decided to flee. He
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By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

David Durk, who was born in 1935, joined the New York Police in 1963, and by the closing of the 1960s, was a detective attached to the city’s Department of Investigation, which served as an independent and non-part

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Nine alleged members - including two captains - and associates of New York’s Genovese and Bonanno crime families were charged with racketeering, illegal gambling, money laundering conspiracy, and obstruction of justice today. They allegedly had a cor
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Richard Cantarella’s life is filled with twists and turns. Known by the nickname “Shellackhead,” he controlled the newsstands for New York’s Bonanno crime family and worked his way up to become a capo. Confronted with life in prison, he decided to sn
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It’s hard to know about Chicago. Was it a Mafia city or was it something else? Maybe just a gangland in America’s mid-west? One acknowledged expert in the field, Dr. Wayne A. Johnson, claims, “I want to be clear on this point: The Chicago Outfit is j
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Alleged Gambino crime family mobster Anthony Pandrella was found guilty by a federal jury in Brooklyn, New York, on Tuesday of murdering and robbing 77-year-old Vincent Zito, a man he called his friend.
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A Philadelphia Mafia family associate was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday after pleading guilty to racketeering conspiracy and drug dealing. 68-year-old Daniel Castelli had made the guilty plea in January of this year.
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Mobsters and payphones formed a decades long lucrative partnership. Conducting business on one of those things was part of their modus operandi. It was a way of avoiding wiretaps, while still getting to talk to associates far and wide. Unfortunately,
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Imagine being locked up since the early 1990s. As 2022 rolls around you are nearing the end of your sentence and stay at a halfway house. Just one more year to go. Would you do the year or would you make a run for it and become a wanted man? Rocheste
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It’s no secret that the underworld and Hollywood have a longtime love affair. Filmmakers love gangsters and gangsters love movies about their exploits. Some even try to become an actor. But it is not every day that you see an actor get involved in th
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Anthony “Tony Pep” Trentacosta had a quiet, but very successful career in La Cosa Nostra. He rose to a leadership position within the Gambino crime family and made a ton of money in the process. Moving from New York to Atlanta to Florida, he always t
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U.S. Marshals arrested fugitive Rochester crime family hitman Dominic Taddeo on Monday one week after he had fled federal custody. The 64-year-old convicted killer was apprehended in Hialeah in Miami-Dade County and surrendered without any problems.
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