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Former Bonanno boss Montagna laid to rest in Montreal

  The one time leader of the Bonanno crime family Salvatore "Sal The Ironworker" Montagna was laid to rest on Monday. A small group estimated to be between 50 and 70 friends and family attended the funeral which was held at Our Lady of Pompei Church. As with any funeral for someone with mafia connections plain clothes police officers were [...]

Former Bonanna acting boss Montagna latest murder in Montreal mafia war

  Former acting boss of the Bonanno Crime Family Salvatore "Sal the Ironworker" Montagna was murdered Thanksgiving morning in Montreal. Montagna was born in Montreal but spent his youth in Sicily before moving to the United States. Montagna's murder follows the murder of Lorenzo LoPresti which sources say was a supporter of Montagna's. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

New players in Montreal Mafia surface as Rizzuto family falls

  Over the past couple years a series of murders have shaken the Montreal underworld targeting the Rizzuto crime family. The once powerful Rizzuto family saw many of its leading members murdered including Nick Rizzuto Jr , Nicolo Rizzuto, Paola Renda, and Agostino Cuntrera. Current Rizzuto family boss Vito Rizzuto has seen his clan taken [...]

List of NY Mafia Rats/Turncoats/Informants by Family

  The Mafia has been crippled at the hands of its own members of late as much as it has by RICO or other law enforcement efforts. Here is an in depth list of mob snitches or turncoats or rats or informants from all of New York's five mafia families. None of the major mafia families have been able to avoid being betrayed from with in [...]

FDNY firefighter caught for drug trafficking linked to Bonanno family

  Brooklyn firefighter Anthony Cilento who was recently busted for drug trafficking has now been linked to the Bonanno crime family. Cilento has been fingered by the feds as muscle for a drug running crew and say he managed to hide his ties to the underworld from FDNY screeners who allowed him to enter the Fire Academy claim sources. Feds [...]
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