The violence in the Canadian underworld of Montreal has claimed the life of yet another mobster. 65-year-old Vincenzo Spagnolo was shot to death at his home on Saturday evening. Spagnolo was a good friend and close business
Bonanno crime family associate Ronald “Monkey Man” Filocomo’s bid for an early release from prison on compassionate grounds has been shot down by Brooklyn Judge Nicholas Garaufis, keeping him locked up for four more years fo
It’s not every day that a mob underboss just vanishes and disappears into thin air without a trace. Yet that’s exactly what happened to Chicago Outfit leader Anthony Zizzo ten years ago. On August 31, 2006, he kissed his wif
It’s been a bumpy road for Genovese crime family captain Pasquale “Patsy” Parrello (photo above). In his decade-long criminal career he has spent several stints in prison and saw his son murdered by men seeking to avenge a slap in th
It was to be the perfect summer holiday. A group of tourists doled out some cash and rented a beautiful villa in the charming village of Ischia in the picturesque Bay of Naples. As they enjoyed their life of leisure and luxu
Triad leader Kwok Wing-hung has been arrested at Hong Kong airport Thursday after arriving from Thailand. He is charged with conspiracy to commit criminal intimidation, conspiracy to wound with intent, and conspiracy to blackmail.
Agents of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) arrested the deputy chief as well as the head of internal security of its Moscow branch yesterday during raids on the offices and homes of several Investigations Committee of
Sicilian Mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano passed away at age 83, sources told Italian news agency ANSA today. Considered Cosa Nostra’s boss of bosses, Provenzano spent 43 years on the run before finally being caught in 2006. He was ser
Spanish police dismantled a money laundering ring today that was run by two well-known Russian Mafia groups, who in turn have strong links to the party of Russian president Vladimir Putin. Authorities estimate that the ring
Mobsters are known to lie, cheat, steal, and generally break the rules. But when Bonanno crime family capo Anthony Pipitone told the court he was done with the gangster lifestyle, its judge believed him.
You can imagine the
Stefano Sollecito was granted bail yesterday after a Superior Court judge ruled he could not receive adequate treatment for his cancer in prison. 48-year-old Sollecito is the alleged current leader of the Montreal Mafia and
Russian crime boss Sergei Mikhailov (photo above) has been whitewashing his dirty past. Known around the globe as one of the world’s most powerful gangsters, he has used a new law to remove information about his criminal past from ma
It was a typical Wednesday at the Yau Yim Kee fruit store on Hong Kong’s Shek Lung Street. For over a century the store has been a staple for shoppers and passersby. Yesterday was no different. It was business as usual until the door
Two alleged members of the New England Family of La Cosa Nostra were sentenced in U.S. District Court in Boston on Monday in connection with extortion. Anthony Spagnolo (74) - photo above - was sentenced to 20 months in prison and or
Gennaro “Jerry” Bruno’s criminal career began when he joined a violent Ozone Park, Queens, street gang called the Young Guns. Surrounded by a group of young, wannabe thugs, Bruno began establishing his credentials as a gangster. His
Lucchese crime family captain Richard Pagliarulo came from a mob crew where nicknames were brutally honest. Peter Chiodo, his predecessor as crew leader, was nicknamed Fat Pete, because he was…well…fat. He weighed over 400 pounds. Pa
Vladislav Yudichev (photo above) thought he was safe from the long reach of law enforcement when he settled in the coastal city of Pattaya in Thailand, but he underestimated Interpol, the organization that was looking for th
The Spanish national police and law enforcement authorities from the Czech Republic and Serbia, supported by Europol, have disrupted a Serbian organized crime group operating in Spain and the Czech Republic. This criminal ne
‘Ndrangheta boss Rocco Zito (photo above) was murdered last Friday inside his modest Toronto residence. Does his death signal the arrival of the new generation of Mafiosi or was it a case of an argument gone deadly? Though these and
Until that small matter of downing one of their aircraft, Turkey was a popular spot for millions of Russian tourists. It’s sunny and not too far away – just a hop and a skip across the Black Sea – and unlike Europe there’s no mountai
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