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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 Scene: Nicky Scarfo Jr arrested on racketeering and fraud charges

  This weeks edition of Mob Scene with George Anastasia covers the recent arrest of Nicodemo S. Scarfo also known as Nicky Scarfo Jr. The son of jailed former Philadelphia mafia boss Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo was arrested along with more then a dozen others on racketeering and fraud charges. Federal authorities allege that they were [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]
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