Category: Mafia

The Domino Effect: Last Bobby I Bust In Pittsburgh Started From The Bottom Up

A low-level gambler from Uniontown, Pennsylvania gave up Pittsburgh mobster Robert (Bobby I) Iannelli and his multi-million dollar bookmaking and numbers business to the state police 30 years ago, resulting in the legendary Iannelli’s last criminal conviction. The next one could be coming soon. The esteemed 88-year old Steel Town gambling chief, for decades the
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Studio 54 & The Mafia: Club Owner’s Dad Was Major Player In Brooklyn Mob Rackets

The FBI investigated world-famous Studio 54 for mob ties due to the historic nightclub’s founder Ian Schrager having a father who was a powerful New York mob figure. Louis (Max the Jew) Schrager was a gambling boss in Brooklyn linked to legendary Jewish wiseguy Meyer Lansky. Studio 54 was the epicenter of New York City
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Rochester Mafia Murder Timeline: New Info On Cold-Case Hit Sheds Light On Boss’ Slaying

Last week, a voice from the grave went on-record about a cold-case mob hit from upstate New York when The Democrat & Republic newspaper printed excerpts from a 2009 video-taped interview with retired Rochester mob consigliere Rene (The Painter) Piccarreto about what happened to Jake Russo, the city’s mafia don in the early 1960s who
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Who Is Bobby Iannelli?: Pittsburgh Mob Power Goes Under The Microscope Amid Another Gambling Pinch

As big as a player as there has been in the world of gambling on the east coast of the United States the past 40 years, aging Pittsburgh mobster Robert (Bobby I) Iannelli is smoking it to the filter. The seasoned 88-year old Steel Town gambling-boss titan was indicted this week on charges of overseeing
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