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Mob Scene : Feds seek out Philly mafia turncoat

  This edition of Mob Scene with George Anastasia focuses on the current indictment of the high ranking members of the Philadelphia mafia including reputed boss Joe Ligambi. Prosecutors are seeking out a possible turncoat who may be able to provide information which would link Ligambi or his associates with the murders of Raymond¬† "Long [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Five Families: The Rise , Decline , and Resurgence of Americas most powerful Mafia Empires

  Investigative journalist Selwyn Raab sits down with professor Doug Muzzio on City Talk to discuss his book "Five Families: The Rise , Decline , and Resurgence of Americas most powerful Mafia Empires". Raab is a Mafioso expert and gives some shocking answers to many questions about the Mafia and their presence in New York over the past [...]

Feds claim New England mafia made men to testify against fellow wiseguys

  The recent New England Mafia bust which netted alleged Patriarca crime family capo Edward "Eddie" Lato and alleged soldier Alfred "Chippy" Scivola along with two mob associates has also shed light on new informants. Federal prosecutors revealed during court filings that they have made members of the New England Mafia that are willing to [...]

New England mobster St Laurent sentenced to 7 years

  Long time New England mobster Anthony "The Saint" St. Laurent was sentenced to seven years in prison. St Laurent was convicted of a murder for hire plot in which he tried to hire a hit man to kill fellow mobster Robert "Bobby" DeLuca. Both men members of the Patriarca crime family the New England branch of La Cosa Nostra. The 70 year old [...]

Another Colombo mobster committed murder while he was an FBI informant during Colombo wars

  Seems that Greg Scarpa a former Colombo family capo wasn't the only FBI informant who was killing people while working for the feds two decades ago during the Colombo family wars. Prosecutors revealed in a blockbuster disclosure that there was a second Colombo mobster hit man Frank "Frankie Blue Eyes" Sparaco being used as an informant [...]

Mob Scene : Merlino talks restaurants and movies not Philly Mafia in Florida

  The latest video episode of Mob Scene with George Anastasia talking about former Philadelphia mafia boss Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino. Seems like Merlino is doing quite well in Florida and has moved in to a high end condo in Boca Raton area and is talking about getting involved in the bar restaurant business and not the Philadelphia [...]
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