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An alleged Genovese crime family mobster from Yonkers was sentenced to 4 years in federal prison on Monday. John Tortora pleaded guilty to obstruction and gambling charges in 2020. He had been charged with ordering a 1997 murder, but prosecutors coul
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Shopkeepers in the area around the Italian city of Foggia were treated to an explosive start of the new year. Eight bomb attacks have rocked their businesses. It is believed that the Sacra Corona Unita, Italy’s fourth largest Mafia group, is behind t
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On the last full day of his life -- October 6th, 1966 -- Eduardo Tirella flew into Newport, RI, the storied summer colony of America’s wealthiest families. Doris Duke, the third richest woman in the world picked him up at the airport and they drove t
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Ending 2021 with a bang! Police in Italy discovered a shipment of three tons of pure cocaine hidden in a load of bananas, peanuts, and pepper coming from South America. The discovery was done in the Calabrian port of Gioia Tauro, which is alleged to
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One of the last remaining powerhouses of the Ohio underworld passed away last week. Cleveland crime family mobster Ronald “Ronnie the Crab” Carabbia died December 22, 2021, at age 92. He was one of the leading figures that ran the rackets in Youngsto
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Truth is stranger than fiction, but how much so? A bunch of men with an illustrious career in organized crime sat down and rated famous gangster movies to let us know what’s garbage and what comes close to the real thing. Be it the underworld of New
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Europol launched its EU Most Wanted campaign 2021 last week hoping to find and arrest some of Europe’s most dangerous fugitives. The list features 61 criminals from all over the world and includes prominent names of the ‘Ndrangheta and Cosa Nostra.
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The house once owned by Chicago Mafia boss Anthony Accardo was sold on Wednesday for a nice sum of $1.5 million dollars. Located in the Chicago suburb of River Forest, the house was Accardo’s home from 1964 until 1979. If only those walls could talk.
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Another win for the Italian government against the powerful ‘Ndrangheta this week as police in Italy arrested over 100 people connected to the Calabrian Mafia. The investigation titled “Nuova Narcos Europa” targeted the Molè Clan and brought to light
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Federico “Fritzy” Giovanelli was an internet sensation before such a thing really existed. Wiretaps of his home phone were posted on a website for all to hear. Old school and still conducting business on the streets, Giovanelli had to put up with thi
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It has begun. Italy’s biggest trial ever against the notorious ‘Ndrangheta notched its first results on Saturday with 70 members of the Calabrian Mafia being convicted of various crimes such as attempted murder and extortion. 21 other defendants were
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It hit us like a bullet to the head. When our screens turned to black in the middle of a scene showing lovable but deadly Mafia boss Tony Soprano it felt like someone literally pulled the plug. What happened? David Chase, the creator of The Sopranos,
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This is something you don’t see every day. A New York Mafia boss indicted on racketeering charges Is allowed to await his uncertain future in freedom. Ageing Colombo crime family boss Andrew “Mush” Russo was released on $10 million bond this week.
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Giuseppe Quartuccio was at sixty-six, twenty-three- years older than Graziella Mandala. She is his second wife and is about to cause him and many people a lot of grief. None of it is her choosing as she becomes the litmus to a series of events that w
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A former soldier in Florida’s Trafficante Mafia family was charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud and paying kickbacks in connection with a federal health care program. Prosecutors allege 70-year-old John Mamone stole around $3.8 million
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