Mafia

American loves its bad guys. Pop culture has been fascinated by the Mafia for decades. Hollywood has immortalized mobsters in films like the Godfather, Goodfellas and shows like the Sopranos. Check out these stories on real life Mafia dons in federal prison.

Boston Godfather busted, Spucky’s turn on top yields similar results as predecessors by Scott Burnstein, an exclusive from www.gangsterreport.com

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The FBI continued its relentless assault on the mafia in New England last week, indicting alleged acting Patriarca Family boss, Anthony (Spucky) Spagnolo on charges of extortion based on collecting thousands of dollars of protection money from Boston-area Constitution Vending and the Revere Moose Lodge, a local social club. Spagnolo, 72, lives ... [Continue Reading]

The Commodification of Whitey Bulger

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With the capture of FBI Top Ten Most Wanted fugitive Whitey Bulger in 2011 and now the ensuing trial, where Bulger will finally have to face the music and pay for his alleged crimes of running the Irish mob in Boston for two decades, committing multiple murders and remaining a fugitive for another decade, a media frenzy has erupted. "The buzz in ... [Continue Reading]

Whitey Bulger Trial

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On June 6, Boston will hold organized crime's, "Trial of the Century," when infamous Mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger gets his day in court for allegedly murdering 19 people during his stay atop Boston's gangland. After 16 years on the FBI's Top 10 Most Wanted list, Bulger was apprehended on June 22, 2011 in Santa Monica, California. Since his ... [Continue Reading]

Greedy bankers of HSBC working with drug cartels By David Amoruso

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Not all men are created equal. And there is a different set of rules for a different class of people. Case in point: Greedy bankers versus blue-collar mobsters. Colombo associate Pat Truglia stood trial for money laundering last month. Prosecutors alleged Truglia, together with Colombo consigliere Thomas Farese, laundered $40,000 in illicit cash. ... [Continue Reading]

The Hip-Hop Mafia

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“Back then the game was the game. Everybody stood by the rules. Soldiers were soldiers,” Bing says. This was the era from which Preme and the team emerged. It was a time when men were men, and the consequences of snitching were clear. In Queens snitching was forbidden. It was embedded in the youngster’s DNA. Omerta played a powerful role in shaping ... [Continue Reading]

Uncle Fridge’s Pulpit

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THE ORGIN OF SNITCHING Contrary to popular belief, the Italian's didn't start the "loose lips sink ships" theory. I say this with all due respect to every friend of mine of Italian decent, as well as those whom I don't know that are Italian and believe in the sanctity of manhood in these terms. Some of which have died in here as the result of ... [Continue Reading]

A Look Inside Boston’s Organized Crime Underworld

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With the recent capture of the infamous gangster Whitey Bulger and the arrest of 83-year-old Howie Winter, from Boston’s notorious Winter Hill gang, (see accompanying article), Irish mobsters are back in the news. When Bulger went on the lam in 1995, the streets of Boston became a warzone as the Italian Mafia, The Winter Hill Gang and the Renegade ... [Continue Reading]

Mafia Inspired T-Shirts

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The mob and Italian mafia has been a part of popular culture ever since The Godfather catapulted the mythical Don Corleone into the national consciousness. From Al Capone and Lucky Luciano to John Gotti and Sammy the Bull, America has been obsessed with their mobsters and Hollywood has taken note with movies like Casino, Goodfellas, Donnie Brasco, ... [Continue Reading]

The Sixth Family by Robert Rosso

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USP Leavenworth 1999- 2000 Me, Randy, and Phill were sitting in the chow hall enjoying lunch - grilled steaks cooked medium rare, scallops, and baked potatoes with sour cream, food that was not intended for inmate consumption. In our cups, tomato-paste wine. "Who gives a fuck," I said. "All I know is that I wanna get high, so let's just lie to ... [Continue Reading]

Mafia Guys

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Goodfellas, the Godfather, Donnie Brasco, The Sopranos- Hollywood's obsession with mobsters dates all the way back to the turn of the century. A litany of wise guys have gained fame and notoriety and eventually been incarcerated by the feds. Beginning with Al Capone and stretching to modern times with the Dapper Don, John Gotti. Costa Nostra , our ... [Continue Reading]