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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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

NY Firefighter Cilento tied to Bonanno crime family

  The feds have revealed details about Brooklyn firefighter Anthony Cilento and his ties to the Bonanno crime family. They claim Cilento of Ladder 166 in Coney Island served as muscle for a coke delivery service and even went as far as being part of a gangland beat down. Cilento claims he quit his gangland gig when he joined the bravest [...]

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 [...]

Colombo family Consigliere Fusco tried to shake down Gambino family

  Richard Fusco the reputed consigliere of the Colombo crime family pleaded guilty on Thursday for his part in a scheme to shake down the rival Gambino crime family. Fusco was looking for the Gambino family to pay for medical expenses and more for the stabbing of a Colombo associate. Walter Samperi was stabbed in May of 2010 by a thug who [...]

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 [...]
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