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A federal jury in Brooklyn convicted Quandel “Chucky” Smothers Wednesday on both counts of an indictment charging him with racketeering conspiracy and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime in connection with his leadership o
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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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A Bronx man was arrested in connection with the seizure of approximately 23 kilograms of heroin/fentanyl (50 pounds) from an apartment located near Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. The narcotics carry an estimated street value of $7 million.
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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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The house always wins. When it comes to gambling, the Italian American Mafia learned that lesson decades ago. To this day, its members continue to reap the benefits. Among them Lucchese crime family soldier Anthony Villani, who made a cool million a
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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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The high-ranking member of a drug trafficking organization operating in New York and New Jersey was convicted on Thursday of conspiring to import 150 kilograms of cocaine into the United States. Vicente “El Bori” Esteves thought he had found a Colomb
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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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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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Being smart is no guarantee to stay out of prison. Especially when you’re a captain in New York’s infamous Gambino crime family, like Andrew Campos. Once praised by none other than mob boss John Gotti for his intelligence and sophisticated crimes, Ca
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What do numbers tell us? In 1928, the boss of what we now know as the Gambino Crime Family is murdered in New York. Two years later, his successor is gunned down. Twenty-one years afterwards, the current boss of the family disappears, assumed murdere
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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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A member of Pure Armenian Blood pled guilty on Tuesday to racketeering and fraud. 29-year-old Davit Yeghoyan “enriched himself by stealing others’ identities, falsifying documents, and spending other people’s money,” U.S. Attorney Damian Williams sai
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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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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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A member of the Trinitarios gang was arrested last week, September 2, and charged with the murder of a federal confidential informant. 43-year-old William “Principe” Jones allegedly was joined by other gang members as they drove their victim from the
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New York crime boss Roman Nikoghosyan is part of the latest generation of Eastern European gangsters. He runs his KavKaz Nation gang with brash and flash. And lots of violence and intimidation. His word is final. Even his own mother knows that much.
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