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Mob Scene : Mob Bosses Evade FirstPlus Indictment

  This edition on Mob Scene with George Anastasia dives into last months indictment of mobster Nicodemo  Scarfo Jr and other who allegedly took over and extorted money from FirstPlus Financial Group a publicly traded mortgage company. Scarfo Jr once the target of a gangland hit on Philadelphia fled the Philly mafia scene and allegedly was [...]

Mob Scene : Philly Mafia Snitches

  This episode of Mob Scene with George Anastasia takes a look back into the history of Philadelphia mafia snitches. The Philly mafia has quite a history of made guys turning rat and per capita have the most turncoats of any other mob family in America. Anastasia goes back to the mid 1980's when the mob informant phenomena ultimately began [...]

Mob associates no longer thrive to become made men

  It was once the goal of every ambitious mobster becoming a "made man" in a Mafia family but is it now a honor they can live without. An offer to become a made member of the Mafia in the past was not to be refused but authorities claim those days are long gone. Many lower ranking Mafiosi are now saying no thanks to being made members of [...]

Fall of the Mafia in Rhode Island

  The I-team takes a look into the downfall of the Rhode Island mafia and the shifting power base of the Patriarca crime family. For decades the base of the New England mafia was located in Providence but times have changed and federal indictments of high ranking Patriarca mobsters have decimated the Rhode Island faction. Providence based [...]

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 [...]

Reputed Chicago Mafia boss Sarno could take big fall

  Reputed Cicero mob boss Michael "The Large Guy" Sarno could be in for a lengthy jail term if federal prosecutors have their way. Prosecutors are asking a federal judge to give Sarno the maximum sentence of 25 years for his crimes and have provided a detailed look into his ties to organized crime in new court filings. Sarno reputedly [...]

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 [...]
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