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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 [...]

Ndrangheta mafia boss Pelle pulls off hospital escape

  Italian mob boss in the Calabrian Mafia or 'Ndrangheta escaped police custody during a hospital stay. Antonio Pelle boss of the Pelle-Vottari crime family of the Ndrangheta under the insistence of poor health was admitted to a hospital in Locri, which is in the southern Calabria region of Italy where he would later escape. Pelle was [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Mob Talk: Anastasia and Schratwieser on Philly mobsters Monacello and Merlino

  This weeks edition of Mob Talk with George Anastasia and Dave Schratwieser as they take a look info the Philadelphia mafia. This week Anastasia and Schratwierser speculate on Philly mobster Louis "Bent Finger Louie" Monacello and if he has cut a deal with the feds and turned rat. Anastasia says all the signs point to fact that Monacello [...]

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 [...]

FDNY firefighter caught for drug trafficking linked to Bonanno family

  Brooklyn firefighter Anthony Cilento who was recently busted for drug trafficking has now been linked to the Bonanno crime family. Cilento has been fingered by the feds as muscle for a drug running crew and say he managed to hide his ties to the underworld from FDNY screeners who allowed him to enter the Fire Academy claim sources. Feds [...]

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 [...]
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