Mob associates no longer thrive to become made men

  It was once the goal of every ambitious mobster becoming a "made man" in a Mafia family but is it now a honor they can live without. An offer to become a made member of the Mafia in the past was not to be refused but authorities claim those days are long gone. Many lower ranking Mafiosi are now saying no thanks to being made members of [...]

Fall of the Mafia in Rhode Island

  The I-team takes a look into the downfall of the Rhode Island mafia and the shifting power base of the Patriarca crime family. For decades the base of the New England mafia was located in Providence but times have changed and federal indictments of high ranking Patriarca mobsters have decimated the Rhode Island faction. Providence based [...]

Montreal Mafia War claims another Rizzuto associate

  Another close associate of the Rizzuto crime family has been killed in the ongoing Montreal Mafia war. Lorenzo "Larry" Lopresti was shot to death when he stepped out onto his condo balcony in Montreal to have a smoke. Loprestis father Giuseppe "Joe" Lopresti was himself gunned down in 1992 and was a very close associate of Montreal mob [...]

Reputed Chicago Mafia boss Sarno could take big fall

  Reputed Cicero mob boss Michael "The Large Guy" Sarno could be in for a lengthy jail term if federal prosecutors have their way. Prosecutors are asking a federal judge to give Sarno the maximum sentence of 25 years for his crimes and have provided a detailed look into his ties to organized crime in new court filings. Sarno reputedly [...]

Italain Prosecutors want max sentence against Ndrangheta boss Oppedisano

  Italian prosecutors want the maximum sentence of 20 years in prison against 81 year old Domenico Oppedisano the reputed top boss of the Calabrian Mafia or the 'Ndrangheta. Oppedisano was one of 300 suspects arrested back in July 2010 during a massive raid against the 'Ndrangheta. Now the lead defendant in a mass trial against 120 of the [...]

New England Mafia down but not out say experts

  In this special edition of Newsmakers a roundtable or organized crime experts and authorities site down to discuss the status of the New England Mafia. Recent investigation into the New England La Cosa Nostra family known as the Patriarca crime family have put many high ranking members behind bars. But the experts say there is still a [...]

Mob associate pleads guilty in Lucchese family gambling case

  Michael A.Maffucci has pleaded guilty and agreed to a plea agreement for his role in an alleged Lucchese crime family gambling operation. Thirty four suspects were arrested back in 2010 as part of an investigation into the illegal gambling ring. Authorities claim the illegal gambling operation booked over $2 billion dollars worth of [...]

Gambino family sports betting and loan sharking rings busted

  In pre dawn raids NYPD’s organized task force took down Gambino crime family linked gambling rings. Operation Flat Rate targeted two illegal sports gambling operations using offshore wire rooms to book sports bets and a policy or numbers scheme where gamblers placed bets on the New York Lottery and Win 4 numbers. According to [...]

Feds wont talk Mafia at reputed Chicago mobsters trial

  The feds have agreed not to make any references to the Mafia or use suggestive nicknames at the November trial of reputed Chicago mobster Rudy "The Chin" Fratto and co-defendant William Anthony Degironemo. The pair are charged with rigging a bid for a forklift contract for trade shows held at lakefront expo center McCormick Place the [...]

Butchers mob directory spills secrets

  Mobbed up butcher Mike "The Butcher" Virtuoso isn't such a wise guy after all. The Bonanno crime family mobster compiled the names , nicknames, numbers, and even mafia ranks and titles in a Rolodex which was recovered by the FBI. Virtuoso had all of his underworld contacts listed from crime family capos to consiglieres at his butcher [...]
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