Category: Mafia Insider

With A Little Help From His Friends: Philly Mob Boss Gets Cheering Section For Last Leg Of NYC Trial

The boys from South Philly are in the Big Apple. Several members of Philadelphia mafia don Joseph (Skinny Joey) Merlino’s usual entourage descended on New York this week to give support to Merlino, who is on trial in Manhattan for racketeering in federal court. The band of merry mobsters were at the trial’s closing arguments
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Death Of A City Slicker: Payback For Previous Mob Murder Might Be Motive For ’92 Hanrahan Hit In Providence

Retribution for a previous gangland slaying might have been the motive for the 1992 New England mafia hit of mob associate and enforcer Kevin Hanrahan, per a recent WPRI television exclusive on the reopening of the Hanrahan homicide probe. One of two suspected motivations for Hanrahan’ violent downfall mentioned by award-winning investigative reporter and Patriarca crime family historian
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Press Reports: Providence Mobster ‘Little Eddie’ Lato Nearing Charges In ’92 Cold Case Mafia Slaying

As Gangster Report first revealed almost a year ago, according to reports in the Rhode Island press, imprisoned New England mob captain Edward (Little Eddie) Lato is getting zeroed in on by federal authorities for his suspected role in the 1992 Providence gangland slaying of mafia associate Kevin Hanrahan. The 71-year old Lato, finishing up
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Port Chester Pride: Beef With ‘Greaseball Nick’ Melia Led To ‘Rooster’ O’Nofrio Jumping From Gambino To Genovese Mob Families

East coast wiseguy Eugene (Rooster) O’Nofrio switched from New York’s Gambino crime family to the Genovese crime family in the late 1990s after a blowup with a Gambino higher-up at his headquarters located on the border between New York and Connecticut. The change in organizations allowed the 75-year old Goodfella to finally receive his button
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