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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 [...]

NY Firefighter Cilento tied to Bonanno crime family

  The feds have revealed details about Brooklyn firefighter Anthony Cilento and his ties to the Bonanno crime family. They claim Cilento of Ladder 166 in Coney Island served as muscle for a coke delivery service and even went as far as being part of a gangland beat down. Cilento claims he quit his gangland gig when he joined the bravest [...]

Rumors circulate around New England mob captain DeLuca’s disappearance

  The question that has been in the minds of New England mobsters , law enforcement officials, and those who follow New England organized crime is where's Bobby ? Last week indictments were released for four New England mobsters and associates which included reputed mob captain Edward Lato and reputed mob soldier Alfred "Chippy" Scivola [...]

Five Families: The Rise , Decline , and Resurgence of Americas most powerful Mafia Empires

  Investigative journalist Selwyn Raab sits down with professor Doug Muzzio on City Talk to discuss his book "Five Families: The Rise , Decline , and Resurgence of Americas most powerful Mafia Empires". Raab is a Mafioso expert and gives some shocking answers to many questions about the Mafia and their presence in New York over the past [...]

Colombo family Consigliere Fusco tried to shake down Gambino family

  Richard Fusco the reputed consigliere of the Colombo crime family pleaded guilty on Thursday for his part in a scheme to shake down the rival Gambino crime family. Fusco was looking for the Gambino family to pay for medical expenses and more for the stabbing of a Colombo associate. Walter Samperi was stabbed in May of 2010 by a thug who [...]

Feds claim New England mafia made men to testify against fellow wiseguys

  The recent New England Mafia bust which netted alleged Patriarca crime family capo Edward "Eddie" Lato and alleged soldier Alfred "Chippy" Scivola along with two mob associates has also shed light on new informants. Federal prosecutors revealed during court filings that they have made members of the New England Mafia that are willing to [...]
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