Category: Mafia

Philly Mob’s Sicilian Phase Was Quite A Mess: The John Stanfa Era Hit List (1990-1994)

Sicilian-born Mafioso John Stanfa came to the United States in the 1970s and was placed by New York’s Gambino crime family in the Philadelphia mob under don Angelo Bruno. Stanfa was acting as Bruno’s driver on the night he was assassinated in March 1980. The Gambinos installed Stanfa as boss of the Bruno-Scarfo crime family
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The Godfather Of Grand Avenue Is Gone: Chicago Mafia Power Joey The Clown Dies In Prison At 90

October 21, 2019 – There hasn’t been much to laugh about for Chicago mob legend Joey (The Clown) Lombardo the last 15 years or so. Lombardo, 90, passed away in prison over the weekend, nearly a decade and a half into his life sentence for the 1974 gangland slaying of mafia associate Danny Seifert, a
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Mobster Ronnie Turchi Took Last Ride In October ’99, Turned Up Trunk Music In S. Philly Mafia Saga

October 20, 2019 — Deposed Philadelphia mob administrator Ronnie Turchi was killed 20 years ago this week, allegedly the first hit of the Joseph (Uncle Joe) Ligambi mafia era in the City of Brotherly Love. Turchi had been the Bruno-Scarfo crime family’s consigliere from 1994 to when he was demoted in 1997. Ligambi led the
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Mexican Mafia Boss “Alto” Ramos Gets Life In Racketeering Case

October 15, 2019 — The Texas Mexican Mafia’s “free world” boss Raul (Alto) Ramos will never be free again, sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for drug-trafficking, robbery and extortion, among other offenses, last week in a federal court in San Antonio. Ramos, 54, pleaded guilty to the racketeering conspiracy back
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