Category: New York

Feds May Have Fumbled 2016 East Coast Mafia Takedown, So-Called Devil On Skinny Joey’s Shoulder Might Prevail Again

The uncanny luck of Philadelphia mob boss Joseph (Skinny Joey) Merlino never ceases to amaze. He’s been known to joke with those close to him about the devil on his shoulder looking after him in his career in the underworld. Well, it looks like the devil has struck again. The case against the suave, cagey and
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The Bangkok Bust: Summer of ’76 Unkind To NYC Mafia Don Madonna, Nailed For Moving Drugs From Overseas

Alleged New York mob boss and noted 1970s mafia narcotics trafficker Matty Madonna got busted for drug dealing in the Bicentennial summer of 1976 after he went looking for a heroin source in Southeast Asia, according to court records. The cagey, heavily-respected 82-year old Madonna is two years into a 3-to-5 year state prison sentence
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The Weight Met His Fate Two Decades Ago, Outfit’s ‘Fat Herbie’ Felled In Failed Takeover Bid By L.A. & Buffalo Mobs

Gregarious and imposing Chicago mob associate Herbert (Fat Herbie) Blitzstein was killed 20 years ago this week in his Las Vegas home in a poorly-executed attempted takeover of his set of independent rackets hatched in tandem by the Los Angles and Buffalo mafia crime families. The loud-dressing, behemoth-sized Blitzstein, 62, was shot to death on January
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The ‘Goodfellas’ Murders: Jimmy the Gent’s Lufthansa Terminal Heist Hit List

On Dec 11, 1978, a crew of Lucchese crime family mobsters in New York at the direction of the legendarily lethal James (Jimmy the Gent) Burke pulled off the daring Lufthansa Heist, the armed robbery of the Lufthansa Airlines cargo terminal at Idlewild-JFK Airport in Queens which yielded a cool six million dollars in cash and
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