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Monacello officially a rat and will testify against Philly mob boss Ligambi and others

  A motion filed this week confirmed what many Philadelphia Mafia insiders had been speculating on for the last few months that reputed Philly mobster Louis "Bent Finger Lou" Monacello has turned rat. Monacello has agreed to plead guilty and become a cooperating witness and will testify against his co-defendants. Monacello was charged [...]

New England Mobsters indicted in Rhode Island illegal gambling ring

  A Grand Jury has indicted twenty-five people including members of the Patriarca crime family for their alleged involvement in a Rhose Island based illegal gambling ring. The investigation into the organized crime linked gambling operation began a year ago say authorities. Various wire taps placed by authorities revealed the illegal [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Former acting Genovese family boss Arthur Nigro and Geas brothers sentenced to life

  Arthur "Artie" Nigro the former acting boss of the Genovese crime family and two associates were sentenced to life in prison in Manhattan federal court on Monday. Nigro and mob associates Fotio Geas and Ty Geas were convicted in April for charges of loan sharking , racketeering, extortion, and murder. The trio were convicted of the high [...]

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 [...]

Gambino Crime Family has a new Boss

    The Gambino crime family has a new boss in Sicilian born mobster Domenico Cefalu. Sources say that Cefalu has stepped up and taken the reins of the mob clan. A Sicilian taking over the family marks a stunning end to the infamous John Gotti era in the crime families history. A law enforcement source said he thinks they picked a [...]

Feds claim DeLeo was Colombo Family street boss in Somerville

  Feds say that accused Colombo crime family mobster Ralph Francis DeLeo was the street boss for the family in Massachusetts. The 68 year old mobster along with other members were part of what court documents have labeled the "DeLeo Crew" which are accused of various crimes such as drug trafficking , loan sharking , racketeering , and [...]
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