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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 [...]

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 [...]

Ndrangheta mafia boss Pelle pulls off hospital escape

  Italian mob boss in the Calabrian Mafia or 'Ndrangheta escaped police custody during a hospital stay. Antonio Pelle boss of the Pelle-Vottari crime family of the Ndrangheta under the insistence of poor health was admitted to a hospital in Locri, which is in the southern Calabria region of Italy where he would later escape. Pelle was [...]

Colombo mobster Guerra denied bail in murder and pizzeria extortion case

  Reputed Colombo crime family mobster Francis "BF" Guerra was denied bail by a Brooklyn judge. Guerra has been indicted in two mafia hits and is now accused of extorting a local pizzeria. Last month Guerra was indicted for the murders of Michael DeVine and Joseph Scopo. Guerra was hoping to be released on a $2 million dollar bail [...]

Philly Mafia has yet another turncoat ?

  Is there another turncoat on deck for the Philadelphia Mafia. All indications are that Louis "Bent Finger Lou" Monacello has cut a deal with the fed's and has begun cooperating. Monacello was a close associate of mobster George Borgesi who is now in jail along with reputed Philly mob boss Joseph "Uncle Joe" Ligambi and other high ranking [...]

Micheal Persico son of jailed Colombo family boss Carmine Persico indicted for murder

  Michael Persico the son of jailed Colombo crime family mob boss Carmine "The Snake" Persico has been indicted for murder. Authorities claim that he ordered the hit on mobster Joseph Scopo which is considered to be the finally killing in the infamous Colombo family mob wars. Persico was indicted in Brooklyn Federal Court along with two [...]
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