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Thieves made off with 13 artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in 1990. At that time, the theft was valued at $200 million. Today, it’s valued at $600 million. Alleged mobster Robert Gentile was said to have known more about the
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The Italian Mafia has quite the track record. Nothing but glory days. But crooks can’t live in the past if they want to make money in the present. Europol, in cooperation with various police agencies, busted a large-scale organized crime group with l
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It is so difficult being part of a secretive brotherhood in the era of social media. Just ask Colombo crime family consigliere Ralph DiMatteo, who was charged in a wide-ranging racketeering indictment this week along with his boss and several other h
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It’s business as usual. Some curse-laden threats, a bit of labor racketeering, and men who are part of a “crime” family. A mob bust by the book. Yesterday, prosecutors charged the boss, underboss, consigliere, and several underlings of the Colombo cr
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New York Mafia boss Carmine Galante was one of the most ruthless mobsters in the world. But he was also a loving husband and doting dad. His daughter Angela talked about her father and what it was like growing up with a man aiming to take over the un
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Raffaele Mauriello is the perfect example of a mobster who worked his way up the chain of command by getting his hands dirty. Well, maybe dirty isn’t the word. Bloody is more apt. Either way, he went from being surrounded by drug fiends to living it
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By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

"Many modern Sicilians prefer to live as parasites because the fast lane of crime has considerable attraction as a way of life." - Giovanni Falcone (1)

Tommaso Buscetta said there was no such thing as The Mafia. “I

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Money talks. Unless it is exposed as being tainted by crime. Then everyone washes their hands and starts pointing fingers. Like in Stratford, Connecticut, where alleged Genovese Mafia family mobster Gus Curcio was accused of being too close with form
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GLICK QUITTING NEVADA GAMING was the Las Vegas Sun headline in August 1978. A Kansas City Star headline will read a few years later, “GLICK TESTIFIES IN CASINO TRIAL.” Allen R. Glick died at age 79 on August 6, 2021. After giving devastating testimon
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Being a fugitive seems to come with being a Mafia boss. Prison, death, rivals, cops; one has to stay a mile ahead of the competition. But how long can one successfully live such a life? ‘Ndrangheta boss Domenico Paviglianiti (photo above) had a good
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It was one of the biggest cons ever pulled off – and it was done by a federal agent. When Joseph Pistone went undercover as Donnie Brasco and infiltrated the Bonanno Mafia family, he did the unthinkable. His actions shattered the mob’s aura of secrec
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