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Monacello officially a rat and will testify against Philly mob boss Ligambi and others

  A motion filed this week confirmed what many Philadelphia Mafia insiders had been speculating on for the last few months that reputed Philly mobster Louis "Bent Finger Lou" Monacello has turned rat. Monacello has agreed to plead guilty and become a cooperating witness and will testify against his co-defendants. Monacello was charged [...]

Italy convicts over 100 Ndrangheta mobsters

  In a major move against the 'Ndrangheta or Calabrain Mafia over 100 alleged members were sentenced on various convictions of mafia related crimes. Some of the heaviest sentences were handed down against reputed Ndrangheta leaders who operated out of Milan Cosimo Barranca who got a 14 year sentence and Alessandro Manno who got a 16 year [...]

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 [...]

New England Mobsters indicted in Rhode Island illegal gambling ring

  A Grand Jury has indicted twenty-five people including members of the Patriarca crime family for their alleged involvement in a Rhose Island based illegal gambling ring. The investigation into the organized crime linked gambling operation began a year ago say authorities. Various wire taps placed by authorities revealed the illegal [...]

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 [...]

Italain Prosecutors want max sentence against Ndrangheta boss Oppedisano

  Italian prosecutors want the maximum sentence of 20 years in prison against 81 year old Domenico Oppedisano the reputed top boss of the Calabrian Mafia or the 'Ndrangheta. Oppedisano was one of 300 suspects arrested back in July 2010 during a massive raid against the 'Ndrangheta. Now the lead defendant in a mass trial against 120 of the [...]

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 [...]
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