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Links between American and Canadian Mafias' uncovered by the Feds.

 

New York Mafia induction ceremony captured on audio and video

A new look into the inner workings of the Mafia is part of newly unsealed court documents associated with a recent international drug bust. Investigations by the FBI in New York targeted alleged members and associates of the Bonanno crime family and Gambino crime family of the New York Mafia while a parallel RCMP investigation targeted members of the Ndrangheta in Canada exposing links between the criminal organizations. 

Read more: http://aboutthemafia.com/new-york-mafia-induction-ceremony-captured-on-audio-and-video

 

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Dropping acid with Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger

The year is 1957. A 28-year-old inmate by the name of James Bulger is serving a 20-year prison sentence for armed robbery. That’s a long time to spend in a tiny cell. A doctor proposes the young Bostonian participate in a drug experiment to earn an early release. He accepts. Why wouldn’t he? Dr. Carl Pfeiffer seems trustworthy. He’s a professor at Emory University medical school and is currently conducting some experiments at the Atlanta federal penitentiary where Bulger is staying. 

Read more: http://gangstersinc.ning.com/profiles/blogs/stranger-things-dropping-acid-with-boston-mob-boss-james-whitey#.Wgsq97QI5n0.reddit

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CHICAGO MOB MUSCLE BASHES BOSSES SAYING OUTFIT LEADERSHIP ‘WEAK & INEFFECTIVE,’ INCLUDES VENA IN CANDID CRITIQUE

Incarcerated Chicago mafia hit man Steve Mandell wasn’t happy with the Outfit’s leadership structure during his final years pounding the pavement for the mob, according to a new Chicago Tribune report related to Mandell’s suspected role in an unsolved 2012 murder. Mandell is a suspect in several gangland slayings dating back decades. The Trib reported this week that Mandell, already doing a life prison sentence for attempting to torture and murder a pair of Chicagoland businessmen in order to take over their assets, was caught on an FBI video and audio wire talking about the fall 2012 death of Sicilian Highland Park, Illinois restaurateur Giacomo Ruggirello the day he died in an alleged arson fire and his Highwood eatery was robbed. 

Read more: http://gangsterreport.com/chicago-mob-muscle-bashes-bosses-saying-outfit-leadership-weak-ineffective-includes-vena-in-candid-critique/

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Mafia ‘boss of bosses’ Salvatore ‘Toto’ Riina dead at 87

Notorious Sicilian Mafia "boss of all bosses" Salvatore "Toto" Riina has died from cancer in jail, aged 87. Riina was serving 26 life sentences and is believed to have ordered more than 150 murders. The head of the feared Cosa Nostra spent nearly a quarter of a century on the run before being jailed in 1993. He ordered more murders from jail. As well as kidney cancer, he was said to have been suffering from a heart condition and Parkinson's disease

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42022142

 

Police try to exhume mob victim, but they can't find remains

The decomposed body was found decades ago in a rural area where several victims of mob hits were dumped. The man's remains were buried in a cemetery in the 1970s, still unidentified. Now, investigators want to exhume the remains to try to identify the man, but there's one problem: His grave is empty. New York State Police investigators said this week that they would keep looking. "We're like bulldogs," Senior Investigator Yan Salomon said Thursday when asked if police were frustrated at finding an empty grave.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/10/27/police-try-to-exhume-mob-victim-but-cant-find-remains.html

 

The new Mob Talk is out:

 

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The Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre And The Fall Of Al Capone

Normally Valentine’s Day is about love but on the cold north side of Chicago in 1929 it was revenge not romance that filled the newspapers. Four members of Al Capone’s Chicago Outfit most likely Fred Burke, James Ray, John Scalise, and Albert Anselmi lured seven members of Bugs Moran’s Northside gang into a garage to discuss buying a large amount of illegal whiskey. When Peter and Frank Gusenburg, Adam Heyer, Reinhart Schwimmer, Albert Weinshank , James May, and Bug’s second in command Albert Kachellek arrived they weren’t greeted by a ton of illegal hooch but by two men in suits and another two in police uniforms.

Read more: http://creepyhistory.com/2017/11/17/the-saint-valentines-day-massacre-and-the-fall-of-al-capone/

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Gambino crime family leader John Gambino passes away

Giovanni “John” Gambino a senior leader in the Gambino crime family of the New York Mafia has passed away. He suffered from various health conditions and the exact cause of death is still uncertain. The 77-year-old mobster was born in Palermo, Sicily and became a made member of the Gambino family back in 1975. He would rise through the ranks of the mafia becoming a captain and the head of the Cosa Nostra families Sicilian faction known as the Cherry Hill Gambinos. His family was Sicilian Mafiosi who came to New York back in 1964 and were related to former boss Carlo Gambino. 

Read more: http://aboutthemafia.com/gambino-crime-family-leader-john-gambino-passes-away

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The ‘real’ story of the man who murdered Jimmy Hoffa

Outside of Lee’s Tavern, in the Dongan Hills neighborhood of Staten Island, a 1970s Thunderbird was wired to explode. It was October 2017, but Hancock Street looked like it had time-tripped to 1975 — and morphed into Detroit. The facade of Lee’s had been done up with an awning that read “Nemo’s.” Next door, Karina’s barbershop had been adorned with a hand-painted logo on its window. Men in period-appropriate garb strolled the block. And Martin Scorsese orchestrated the whole scene.

Read more: https://nypost.com/2017/11/19/the-real-story-of-the-man-who-murdered-jimmy-hoffa/

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Feds release thousands of secret documents on JFK assassination

The National Archives released more than 2,000 documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The release comes after President Trump blocked the release of hundreds of additional records on the assassination Thursday, bending to CIA and FBI appeals. Despite a deadline set decades ago, the National Archives only turned over some 2,800 other records Thursday night. “I have no choice,” Trump said in a memo, citing “potentially irreversible harm” to national security if he were to allow all records out now. He was placing those files under a six-month review while letting the others come out Thursday to meet a deadline to honor a law mandating their release.

Read more: https://nypost.com/2017/10/26/feds-release-thousands-of-secret-documents-on-jfk-assassination/

 

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Notorious con man sentenced to "Supermax" prison at his own request

A notorious Florida conman will serve his 20-year sentence in solitary at the infamous federal Supermax prison — at his request. A federal judge granted Jimmy Sabatino's request during a Monday hearing in Miami. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports Sabatino told federal Judge Joan Lenard the only way to stop him from committing cons is to keep him from contacting the outside world. Sabatino pleaded guilty to running a $10 million fraud from his cell at Miami's federal jail where he was being held for an earlier fraud. In his latest con, the 41-year-old Gambino crime family associate used smuggled cellphones to dupe luxury retailers to send jewelry, watches and other items to his outside co-conspirators.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jimmy-sabatino-con-man-sentenced-supermax-prison/

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1 hour ago, BrooklynGuy said:

Notorious con man sentenced to "Supermax" prison at his own request

A notorious Florida conman will serve his 20-year sentence in solitary at the infamous federal Supermax prison — at his request. A federal judge granted Jimmy Sabatino's request during a Monday hearing in Miami. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports Sabatino told federal Judge Joan Lenard the only way to stop him from committing cons is to keep him from contacting the outside world. Sabatino pleaded guilty to running a $10 million fraud from his cell at Miami's federal jail where he was being held for an earlier fraud. In his latest con, the 41-year-old Gambino crime family associate used smuggled cellphones to dupe luxury retailers to send jewelry, watches and other items to his outside co-conspirators.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jimmy-sabatino-con-man-sentenced-supermax-prison/

Wow, you know you are messed up when you request supermax solitary.

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On 11/20/2017 at 9:12 AM, rashore said:

Wow, you know you are messed up when you request supermax solitary.

:lol: What an Idiot this guy is. After two weeks he'll be begging to get into the general population

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Colombo mob boss who filed slip-and-fall suit knew of Ping-Pong dangers, feds say

Mob life is dangerous. So, apparently, is Ping-Pong. The feds, in seeking to toss a slip-and-fall suit filed by Colombo crime family big Thomas Gioeli, say that table tennis is a risky endeavor. The 65-year-old wiseguy sued the government, saying he slipped in a puddle and hurt himself while playing the game while in federal lockup. But court papers filed this week argue that Gioeli knew about Ping-Pong's perils — including walking on water to track down errant balls.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/mob-boss-filed-slip-fall-suit-knew-ping-pong-perils-feds-article-1.3621940

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Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

Alleged Bonanno crime family head denied bond

A Roslyn Heights man charged with drug trafficking and money laundering as the alleged leader of the Bonanno crime family was denied bond Thursday in federal court. Damiano Zummo, 44, was arrested Nov. 8 and charged with engaging in a cocaine trafficking conspiracy, including one sale on Sept. 14 of more than a kilogram of cocaine for $38,000 inside a Manhattan gelato store, and laundering more than $250,000 with business checks issued to a false consulting company, Acting United States Attorney Bridget Rodhe said in a press release.

Read more: https://theislandnow.com/news-98/alleged-bonanno-crime-family-head-denied-bond/

 

Richard Valentini, last defendant in Mafia-related extortion case, a holdout in U.S. District Court

The government is poised for the last of five reputed La Cosa Nostra associates to blink as a Dec. 11 trial date in a long-running extortion case looms. Four reputed Greater Springfield mobsters have either already pleaded guilty or have flagged their intentions to plead guilty, according to court records. Meanwhile, an attorney for the fifth, Richard Valentini, of East Longmeadow, has said he intends to take Valentini's case to trial. He argues his client has been unfairly portrayed as part of a bully mob that squeezed Springfield tow company operator Craig J. Morel for $20,000 in "tribute" earmarked for organized crime.

Read more: http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/11/and_then_there_was_1_last_defe.html

 

American mafia founder Albert Anastasia's hilltop New Jersey mansion sells for $6.9million

A home built by one of America's most infamous mobsters has been sold. The 6,529-square-foot hilltop mansion in Fort Lee, New Jersey that once belonged to Albert Anastasia - the head of Murder Inc - was sold by auction house Guernsey's for $6.9 million. Anastasia, a founder of both the American Mafia and the mob's enforcement arm, was the boss of what would become the modern Gambino crime family. In a report, authorities estimated that Anastasia was part of, in person or by direction, close to 30 assassinations by ice pick, strangling rope or gun. He was killed in October 1957 while making his daily visit to the barbershop at the Park Sheraton hotel in New York City.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5083447/Mafia-kngpin-s-hilltop-mansion-sells-6-9million.html#ixzz4z9XCgPHp 
 

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Great article on the possible resurgence of the Mafia in Buffalo. 

Investigation spurs renewed debate over the status of the Buffalo Mafia Family

The recent investigations by both U.S. and Canadian law enforcement officials that led to the arrest of multiple alleged members and associates of organized crime have once again sparked a debate over the current status of the Buffalo Mafia. These investigations into the drug trade targeted members of the Bonanno crime family and Gambino crime family of the New York Mafia and the Calabrian mafia in Canada. 

Read more: http://aboutthemafia.com/investigation-spurs-renewed-debate-over-the-status-of-the-buffalo-mafia-family

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Clintons and Uranium one and the Russians. Oh and Canada involved. 

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14 hours ago, The Silver Thong said:

Clintons and Uranium one and the Russians. Oh and Canada involved. 

Thanks for the post Silver Thong. I don't think the Clinton's are connected to the mafia but one could make an argument that they are or have been involved in organized criminal activity. The Russians as you said are definitely involved in organized crime in America and Canada and they are very violent. I believe they have a controlling interest in Uranium One? The mafia is very prevalent in Canada especially in the Provinces of Quebec and Ontario and concentrated in cities like Montreal, Toronto and Hamilton. 

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The Clintons created there own mafia. I think the death toll is about 60 people now. The Russians really don't bother me much, they are used as a scape goat. I use to play around with the Grim Reapers as a 20 ish year old till the Hell's Angels took them over. I have a cure for most corruption.  

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On 2017-11-21 at 7:28 PM, BrooklynGuy said:

:lol: What an Idiot this guy is. After two weeks he'll be begging to get into the general population

Some prisoners prefer to do their own time without having to worry about prison politics. If he has requested this himself, then he'll probably have access to books and other prison "luxuries" - unlike people sent to solitary as a punishment.

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On 2017-11-16 at 7:57 PM, BrooklynGuy said:

Dropping acid with Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger

The year is 1957. A 28-year-old inmate by the name of James Bulger is serving a 20-year prison sentence for armed robbery. That’s a long time to spend in a tiny cell. A doctor proposes the young Bostonian participate in a drug experiment to earn an early release. He accepts. Why wouldn’t he? Dr. Carl Pfeiffer seems trustworthy. He’s a professor at Emory University medical school and is currently conducting some experiments at the Atlanta federal penitentiary where Bulger is staying. 

Read more: http://gangstersinc.ning.com/profiles/blogs/stranger-things-dropping-acid-with-boston-mob-boss-james-whitey#.Wgsq97QI5n0.reddit

The results of this were catastrophic.

It seems a strange coincidence that both he and The Unabomber were part of Project MKUltra. I wonder if there are other notable nutjobs who are known to have taken part in the experiments. And it makes you wonder how many unknowns there might be, not to mention how many other similar programmes may have existed. 

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John Gotti grandson’s family sings his praises in bid to help him evade federal prison time

The Gotti clan is begging a Brooklyn federal judge to show mercy on the grandson of the notorious gangster. John J. Gotti is no tough guy in need of a lesson for his link to a 2012 car arson — he’s a nice, young man who’s battled demons, made mistakes and deserves a second chance. That’s the chorus from more than 20 relatives and friends speaking up for the 24-year-old who’s looking at federal time on top of the eight-year state sentence he's already doing for peddling painkillers in Queens.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/john-gotti-grandson-family-sings-praises-fed-sentence-looms-article-1.3656854

 

Prosecutors seek 15-year sentence for aging ‘Goodfellas’ gangster over road rage hit

An aging “Goodfellas” gangster, acquitted for his alleged role in the infamous $6 million 1978 Lufthansa heist, could still spend the rest of his life behind bars. Brooklyn federal prosecutors want a judge to sentence Vincent Asaro, 82, to 15 years in jail for ordering a hit on the car that cut him off. Federal guidelines say the auto arson charge merits five or six years in prison. Two years ago, the Bonanno capo scored a stunning acquittal on racketeering charges, and walked out of Brooklyn Federal Court a free man.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/prosecutors-seek-15-years-aging-gangster-road-rage-hit-article-1.3659804

 

Who Needs City Hall, Anyway? Bo Dietl Still Has His Table at Rao’s

It was getting toward the end of the night at Rao’s, the hedonistic swirl of food, banter, profanity and singalongs finally dying down, affording Bo Dietl the rare chance for reflection. He leaned against the bar, his usual pink drink of Ketel One, club soda and cranberry juice in hand, his mind on the New York City of old and the race for mayor that could have been. “Memories are so beautiful,” he said, punctuating his comment with one of many unprintable words and phrases heard that night. “That’s what I love about falling asleep and dreaming. The old days was a lot better. You didn’t have some towel-head running you over.”

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/17/nyregion/bo-dietl-raos-harlem-italian-mayoral.html

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Ringleader of $15M pot-smuggling scheme tied to Gambino captain gets two years

The ringleader of a $15 million cross-country pot-peddling operation — which included an elderly Gambino family captain and the owner of Parisi Bakery — has been sentenced to two years in prison. Stephen Gallo, 66, previously pleaded guilty to drug sales, promoting gambling and criminal tax fraud in connection to his multiple open cases.  Gallo headed a crew busted in July 2016 on allegations it moved large amounts of high-end prescription reefer from California to New York for resale. Justice Neil Ross told Gallo he should straighten out his life when he gets out of prison.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/leader-15m-pot-ring-tied-gambino-captain-2-years-article-1.3663094

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Twin brothers Louie and Vincent Iacano arrested and charged for their roles in the mob-style murder of Carmine Carini Jr.

Cops cuffed the killers they say tied a man to a cinderblock and dumped in the waters off Brooklyn, police said Wednesday. Twin brothers Louie and Vincent Iacano, 36, were arrested and charged for their roles in the mob-style murder of Carmine Carini Jr., 35, the son of Gambino crime family associate Carmine Carini. Carini’s body was found wrapped in a blue tarp floating blocks from his home in the Mill Basin inlet off E. 58th St. and Avenue U September 3rd.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/iacano-brothers-arrested-charged-mob-style-carini-jr-murder-article-1.3667389

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John Travolta’s ‘Gotti’ movie gets bumped to 2018

“Gotti” — the John Travolta movie that had four titles, four directors, and a staggering 37 producers — has hit another snag, or two. The long-delayed drama about the Dapper Don, John Gotti, most recently slated for a December release, has now been pushed to next year. Meanwhile, Shirley Jones, the widow of Marty Ingels, is demanding payment of the $35,000 her husband was promised for finally getting the troubled movie on track.

Read more: https://pagesix.com/2017/11/26/john-travoltas-gotti-movie-gets-bumped-to-2018/?_ga=2.879345.1104421316.1511730657-1303963444.1504743710

 

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