Bonanno family capo Gerald Chilli gets 18 months for meetings with fellow wiseguys

  Gerald “Jerry” Chilli has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for meeting with his fellow wiseguys which was a violation of his supervised release. The Bonanno family captain made a trip to New York last year and during his two week holiday season stay met with various mobsters on multiple occasions according to [...]

Whitey Bulger Trial Begins

  The jury process has now been completed and opening statements are set to begin today in the trial of reputed Winger Hill Gang leader James “Whitey” Bulger. The jury is made up of 18 people and contains 11 men and 7 women from eastern Massachusetts. Bulgers fate will be decided by 12 of these [...]

Montreal Mafia targeted in major drug bust

  At Least twenty five people were swept up by police in and around Montreal as part of operation argot a drug bust targeting members of the Montreal mafia. According to reports many of people arrested were associates of Raynald Desjardins alleged Montreal mobster and former right hand man of Montreal mob boss Vito Rizzuto. [...]

Detroit Mafia soldier Joseph Ruggirello passes away as mob family quietly motors on

  Reputed Detroit Mafia soldier Joseph “Jo Jo” Ruggirello passed away from diabetic related illness at the age of 82. The Ruggirello family has deep family roots tied to the Detroit crime family as his father Antonio “Big Tony” Ruggirello longtime driver and bodyguard of one time Detroit mob boss William “Black Bill” Tocco and [...]

Ndrangheta Mafia Clan Boss Pesce Surrenders

  The decimation of the Rosarno Clan of the Ndrangheta or Calabrian Mafia by Italian authorities continued with the surrender of acting boss Giuseppe Pesce. After being on the run for the last three years Pesce accompanied by lawyers turned himself in to authorities telling his defense lawyers “Enough, Im tired of running” asking them [...]

Sicily wiretaps show how Montreal Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto changed Mafia rules

  Witetaps from Sicily shed more light on the Montreal mafia war and the inner workings and power of mob boss Vito Rizzuto. According to these secret wiretaps Vito Rizzuto broke one of the Mafia’s century old rules by inducting non-Italians into his mafia family. Two of these non-Italian inductees were Raynald Desjardins and Juan [...]

Montreal Mafia War Spreads From Canada To Italy

  The ongoing Montreal Mafia war between the Rizzuto crime family from the Sicilian Mafia and a breakaway group allegedly led by Raynald Desjardins with the backing of the Ndrangheta has seemingly spread into Italy. Juan Ramon Fernandez was shot to death along with another man in a mob linked hit outside Palermo, Sicily. Fernandez [...]

Genovese mobster John Bologna sentenced to 8 years for Adolfo Bruno hit and other crimes

  New York based gangster John Bologna has been sentenced to eight years in prison for his part in the 2003 mafia hit of Adolfo Bruno among other crimes. Bruno was the regional leader for the Genovese crime family in Massachusetts when he feel out of favor with then acting boss Arthur “Artie” Nigro. Bologna [...]

Bonanno Family Captains Violate Parole With Meeting

  Gerard Chili a captain in the Bonanno crime family decided last December to fly north from his home in Florida to New York for the holiday season. But when his plane arrived in New York he was picked up by alleged high ranking Bonanno family member Anthony “Fat Tony” Rabito who was once part [...]

Whitey Bulger Immunity Defense Shot Down By Federal Judge

  James “Whitey” Bulger will not be allowed to argue that he had legal immunity for his alleged criminal activities at his upcoming racketeering trial according to US District Court Judge Denise J. Casper. Bulger defense lawyer J.W. Carney Jr has claimed that former U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Jeremiah O’Sullivan granted Bulger immunity for his [...]