Category: Midwest

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
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GR SOURCES: Feds Zeroing In On Jailed Chicago Mobster Mandell For 2012 Murder Of Sicilian Restaurant Owner

The FBI believes imprisoned Chicago mob associate and former cop Steve Mandell is the No. 1 suspect in the unsolved 2012 murder and robbery of suburban restaurateur Giacomo Ruggirello, according to sources familiar with the investigation. This week, The Chicago Tribune reported that the FBI has video and audio tape of Mandell discussing the crime
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Vincent Smothers’ Murder March Of The Mid-2000s: Detroit Gun-For-Hire Shot His Way Into Motown Gangland Infamy

Detroit hit man Vincent (Vito) Smothers ended his murder spree ten years ago, bringing the curtain down on a short, yet incredibly bloody and prolific career in the murder-for-hire game. The slender and unassuming-looking Smothers, a former high school honor student, admitted to killing a dozen people in less than two years in the mid-2000s, most of the
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Detroit’s East-West Drug Connection: Wanted Johnson Brothers Worked With Best Friends & YBI To Get To Mountain Top

East met west in Motown’s New Millennium narcotics scene. Throw in a little “YBI” and they built themselves a powerhouse. According to sources, as it rose through the Midwest underworld in the 2000s, Detroit’s Johnson Brothers Gang, the area’s most prominent Westside drug organization of the day, did business with remnants of the Motor City’s
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