Philly Mafia retrial continues without any new fireworks

  Jurors at the racketeering retrial of reputed Philadelphia mafia boss Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi and fellow mobster George Borgesi were teased with tales of modern day contract slayings and mafia shakedowns and swindles. But instead of these mob tales they have been treated to a long and slow lesson on how the illegal video [...]

Who is next boss of the Philly Mafia

  With the retrial of Philadelphia mafia boss Joseph Ligambi underway many have begun to speculate on who is next in line to lead the Philly mafia. Whether or not he is found guilty this time around there could be a shake up on the streets as to who takes the lead of the Philadelphia [...]

Colombo family capo Teddy Persico Sr back on streets

  Theodore “Teddy” Persico Sr a long time Colombo crime family capo and brother of imprisoned for life Colombo boss Carmine “Junior” Persico is back on the streets after serving the last 22 years in prison. He was arrested back in 1993 outside St Patrick’s Cathedral on Palm Sunday at a meeting of Persico faction [...]

Italy continues assault against Sicilian Mafia boss of bosses Messina Denaro

  Italian authorities have seized assets from three more associates of Cosa Nostra mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro. The head of the Sicilian Mafia and the so called “boss of bosses” Denaro has been on the run since 1993 and is one of the top ten most wanted criminals in the world. One of the [...]

Philly mafia retrial of Ligambi and Borgesi set to get underway

  Reputed Philadelphia mafia boss Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi and his nephew and consigliere George Borgesi are once again facing racketeering conspiracy charges at their retrial. Authorities claim that Ligambi took over control of the Philly mafia in 1999 from then boss Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino after he was sent to prison. Ligambi was acquitted [...]

Lucchese family gambling bust in New Jersey finally moving forward

  New Jersey is finally turning up the heat on a racketeering case against the Lucchese crime family of the New York mafia. In may of 2010 thirty four members and associates of the Lucchese family were indicted for racketeering with charges of gambling and money laundering topping the list. Among the arrested were Lucchese [...]

Ontario mobsters on the run as Vito Rizzuto looks to end mob war

  The chess game for control of the Montreal underworld continues between the Rizzuto crime family and its enemies. It is believed that a co-operative of mobsters from Ontario and Quebec including the Calabrian mafia or Ndrangheta were responsible for the attack on the Rizzuto family trying to oust them from power in Montreal while [...]

Montreal Mafia War Settles As Vito Rizzuto Takes Back Control

  It has been a year since Vito Rizzuto has returned to the streets of Montreal doing so in the middle of a Mafia war that targeted the Rizzuto crime family. He has since taken back the reigns of the Montreal underworld bringing renewed peace between the opposing factions according to mafia experts in Canada. [...]

Colombo mobster Guerra gets 14 years on drug charges after avoiding murder rap

  Francis “BF” Guerra a long time associate of the Colombo crime family was sentenced to 14 years in prison on a drug conviction. Authorities claimed he fraudulently obtaining and selling the prescription drug Oxycontin after an investigation back in 2010-2011. Guerra was recently acquitted by a jury of two mob hits but U.S. District [...]

Lucchese mobster Nicky Scarfo awaits trial as wife and cousin plead guilty to FirstPlus Scam

  Nicodemo Scarfo Jr the son of former Philadelphia mafia boss Nicodemo “Little Nicky” Scarfo is headed to trial in October but his wife and cousin are not as they have pleaded guilty for their parts in th FirstPlus Financial scheme. Nicky Jr was part of a scam that attempted to siphon over $12 million [...]