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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 [...]

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 [...]

Junior Gotti to drop dime on dad in upcoming biopic

  Seems there is a new twist in the script of the upcoming biopic from John "Junior" Gotti. According to the script for "Gotti: In the Shadow of my Father" Junior plans to pin four additional murders to his late father and Gambino crime family boss John Gotti. Seems the sins of the father will grow at the hands of the son. These alleged [...]

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 [...]

Omerta is now Mafia history

  Now a days it seems that flipping or "turning rat" is all the rage among mobsters for shorter sentences and one way tickets into the witness protection program. The one time honored mafia code of silence known as "Omerta" is a thing of the past it seems. But the fact of the matter is the old school mobsters who bemoan the loss of omerta [...]

A Photo look into the life of late Gambino boss John Gotti

  These family photographs take a look back into the life of the late Gambino crime family boss John Gotti. Gotti rose from the lower ranks of the Gambino family to become one of the most well known La Cosa Nostra bosses in history. Gotti was well know for ordering the hit on mafia boss Paul Castellano and then having his underboss Sammy [...]

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 [...]

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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