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The Italian Job: New Motive For Unsolved Philly Mob Murder Emerges From Podcast Interview

June 4, 2020 – The Philadelphia mob’s leadership feared veteran button man Raymond (Long John) Martorano was loading up for war and importing “zip” shooters from Sicily when they decided to kill him, according to an interview with Long John’s son on the most-recent episode of the Philly Prime podcast. Long John Martorano, 75, was
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BMF Soldier & Puff Daddy Bodyguard P.J. Buford Wants Out Of Prison After COVID-19 Diagnosis

June 4, 2020 — Former Bad Boy Records security chief Paul (P.J.) Buford is seeking a get-out-of-jail free card from a federal judge in Detroit based on his contracting the Coronavirus in prison serving a 20-year prison term for narcotics trafficking activity as a member of the notorious Black Mafia Family. Buford, 50, is one
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Colorful Windy City Mob Soldier, “Mickey The Gorilla” Gone At 82, Hailed For Safecracking Ability

June 4, 2020 – Gregarious Chicago mobster Michael (Mickey the Gorilla) Gurgone died recently at 82 surrounded by his loved ones. Gurgone was a noted thief and collector for the Outfit’s Southside crew also referred to as the 26th Street or Chinatown crew. He was known for his big personality, brute strength and skill as
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Living On The Wild Side: The Chicago Outfit’s “Wild Bunch” Murder Timeline (1971-1981)

The Chicago mob’s Wild Bunch, a sub-unit of the Outfit’s historic Cicero crew, ran roughshod over the Windy City underworld in the 1970s and early 1980s. Cicero capo Joe Ferriola put the crew together as a special personal enforcement team that would be assigned the crew’s toughest murder assignments. Ferriola’s nephew Harry (The Hook) Aleman
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