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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 [...]

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 [...]

Gambino mobster Melia gets plea deal before trial begins

  Reputed Gambino crime family associate Nicola "Nick" Melia agreed to a plea deal just moments before he was set to go on trial for extortion charges. The Stamford loan shark was arrested back in March and was indicted by a federal grand jury on multiple counts of extortion and possession of a firearm. Melia has a long line of convictions [...]

Junior Gotti to drop dime on dad in upcoming biopic

  Seems there is a new twist in the script of the upcoming biopic from John "Junior" Gotti. According to the script for "Gotti: In the Shadow of my Father" Junior plans to pin four additional murders to his late father and Gambino crime family boss John Gotti. Seems the sins of the father will grow at the hands of the son. These alleged [...]

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 [...]

Omerta is now Mafia history

  Now a days it seems that flipping or "turning rat" is all the rage among mobsters for shorter sentences and one way tickets into the witness protection program. The one time honored mafia code of silence known as "Omerta" is a thing of the past it seems. But the fact of the matter is the old school mobsters who bemoan the loss of omerta [...]

A Photo look into the life of late Gambino boss John Gotti

  These family photographs take a look back into the life of the late Gambino crime family boss John Gotti. Gotti rose from the lower ranks of the Gambino family to become one of the most well known La Cosa Nostra bosses in history. Gotti was well know for ordering the hit on mafia boss Paul Castellano and then having his underboss Sammy [...]

Feds want leniency for Gambino turncoat DiLeonardo

  Gambino crime family mobster turned rat Michael "Mikey Scars" DiLeonardo is set to be sentenced and faces life behind bars but prosecutors say he deserves leniency for his historic efforts of assistance. The former Gambino family captain turned rat nine years ago and has helped to put away more then 80 mobsters ranging from bosses to [...]

Ex Philly Mob boss turned rat Natale looking to write tell all book

  Former Philadelphia mafia boss Ralph Natale has always been known as a talker and seems things have not changed. Back in 1999 the then Philly mob boss turned rat and testified against his mob underlings and was dubbed "King Rat". It was then believed Natale was the first sitting mafia boss in America to turn rat and testify against his [...]

Gotti: In The Shadow Of My Father adds Chazz Palminteri to cast

  Seems the upcoming Gotti biopic is yet again one step closer to a complete cast with the addition of Chazz Palminteri. Palminteri has officially signed on to play the role of Gambino crime family boss Paul Castellano in Gotti: In the shadow of my father. He joins what some consider to be already be a star filled cast including Kelly [...]
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