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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Los Angeles mobster Caci dies at 86

  Reputed mobster Vincent "Jimmy" Caci has passed away. Caci was known by authorities as a tough mobster specializing in loan sharking and shake down schemes beginning in Buffalo , then Las Vegas and ending in Los Angeles. Caci was known by his associates as one of the toughest mobsters to come out of the Buffalo underworld. Caci was 86 [...]

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 [...]

Mafia informant Rossetti went to FBI for protection

  New England Mafia captain Mark Rossetti who has now been exposed as a  FBI informant asked for protection from a state investigation. Last October the Massachusetts Attorney General charged Rossetti with running a crew of 30 members involved in loan sharking, gambling , and drug trafficking. The mobster is also a suspect in six murders [...]

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 [...]

Philly Mafia underboss Massimino could have more legal troubles ahead

  More trouble may be ahead for jailed Philadelphia mafia underboss Joseph "Mousie" Massimino. An investigation into a South Philadelphia drug ring by state authorities could add on more criminal charges for Massimino who is suspected of providing financial support for part of the drug operation according to court documents. The case is [...]
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