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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]
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