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9237133475?profile=originalBy Gangsters Inc. Editors

Three members of a Coney Island-based street gang named the West End Enterprise pleaded guilty in federal court in Brooklyn on Tuesday and Wednesday to a racketeering conspiracy involving their participation in the murder of

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9237156687?profile=originalBy Gangsters Inc. Editors

Alleged Gambino Mafia family associate Peter Tuccio (photo above, right, sitting next to Philadelphia Mafia boss Joseph Merlino) pleaded guilty in federal court in Brooklyn on Wednesday to using fire to commit the felony cri

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9237133671?profile=originalAl Capone’s life story and violent exploits have filled entire libraries and spawned many movies. Yet the focus is usually on his activities in Chicago. Though his power definitely originated there, his influence reached far beyond the city limits in

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9237134681?profile=originalBy David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

A Genovese Mafia family mobster was convicted of racketeering on Tuesday. The jury found 52-year-old Frank Giovinco responsible for acts involving extortion, honest services fraud, and unlawful kickback payments re

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9237128079?profile=originalBy David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Who said the New York Mafia lost its teeth? The Lucchese crime family, one of the city’s five La Cosa Nostra families, begs to differ. At the opening of a trial in which two of its bosses and two underlings face ra

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9237126467?profile=originalBy David Amoruso

The son of late New York Mafia boss Vincent “Chin” Gigante pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday. 51-year-old Vincent Esposito (photo above, left) admitted conspiring with other Genovese cr

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9237121287?profile=originalBy David Amoruso

There are no happy endings in the Mafia. Either you find yourself in prison or you end up six feet under in a casket. The latter will apply to Gambino crime family boss Francesco Cali, who was shot and murdered in front of his Staten

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9237121856?profile=originalBy David Amoruso

Philadelphia crime family soldier Philip Narducci (photo above) was hit with extortion charges on Thursday. Prosecutors claim Narducci and fellow mobster James Gallo were extorting and threatening a man who had borrowed money from Na

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9237113855?profile=originalBy David Amoruso

Two different cases. Both, violent killings committed by members of the Yakuza, Japan’s Mafia, and both resulted in its murderers being on death row. One gangster was executed on Thursday. The other, a former Yakuza boss, is playing

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9237107098?profile=originalBy David Amoruso

He was convicted of a crime and he’s doing the time. Genovese crime family mobster Salvatore Delligatti (photo above) had previously been found guilty of racketeering and murder conspiracy charges and today was sentenced to 25 years

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9237057281?profile=originalBy David Amoruso

Lucchese crime family soldier Anthony Grado knows how to earn. Whether it’s extortion, loansharking or selling prescription pills he’ll know how to make a buck. One thing he hasn’t learned, however, is staying out of prison for his c

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9237090472?profile=originalBy David Amoruso

Philadelphia Mafia boss Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino took a huge gamble and won big yesterday when his high-profile racketeering case ended in a mistrial. After three weeks, followed by almost 30 hours of deliberations, the jury rema

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9237090472?profile=originalBy David Amoruso

Is the stress of a long life in the Mafia finally becoming too much for Philadelphia mob boss Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino or is he using the old “Sicilian flu” trick? It does look like the tension is getting to him as media reported

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9237093101?profile=originalBy Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two associates of the Genovese crime family’s crew in Springfield, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to extortion-related charges on Monday. 50-year-old Ralph Santaniello and 54-year-old Giovanni Calabrese admitted to using thre

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9236988673?profile=originalBy David Amoruso

Lucchese family mobster who flipped and helped send dozens of New York wiseguys to prison has been outed as a fraudster who scammed mall owners and developers out of tens of millions of dollars while in the Witness Protection Progr

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9237091077?profile=originalBy David Amoruso

New England’s Patriarca crime family isn’t what it used to be, but as long as it can rely on the muscle and reputation of tough old-timers it will remain an underworld force. One of those hard men is longtime mob enforcer Frank “Bobo

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9237093860?profile=originalBy David Amoruso

He’s a wiseguy who took his flossing seriously. Christopher Londonio, an alleged soldier in New York’s Lucchese crime family, was charged Wednesday with planning to escape from the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Brooklyn usin

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9237087488?profile=originalBy David Amoruso

The year is 2017 and it is business as usual for the Lucchese crime family, one of New York’s infamous five Mafia families. While many thought the American mob had lost its teeth – gangland murders had become a rarity – prosecutors s

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