Category: East Coast

The Cigar’s Last Stand: NY Mafia Godfather Carmine Galante Was Murdered 40 Years Ago This Week

When Bonanno crime family don Carmine “The Cigar” Galante declared himself the so-called “capo di tutti i capis,” or “boss of bosses” of the New York underworld, the mafia’s ruling body declared him a dead man walking. On the sweltering-hot afternoon of July 12, 1979, the 69-year old Galante and two of his men were
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Fade To Black: The Ultimate Big Meech & Black Mafia Family Timeline

Demetrius (Big Meech) Flenory took his Black Mafia Family to epic heights: from the streets of Detroit down to Atlanta and from coast to coast. New York to L.A., the names Big Meech and BMF rang loud as could be across the United States in the early 2000s. BMF was unlike any other African-American criminal
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One Of The Last Possible Links To Hoffa Case, Detroit Mafia Power Tony Ruggirello Dies At 85

July 6, 2019 — Detroit mob luminary Antonino (Tony Cigars) Ruggirello died this week of natural causes. The 85-year old Ruggirello was a crew boss in the Tocco-Zerilli crime family for decades and had been acting in an advisory capacity to mafia administrators in the Motor City during his final years, per sources. His father,
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The Gold Standard: Video Poker Beef With Gambino Mob Brought Down Philly Mafia Figure “Chester Sam”

Philadelphia mob captain Santo (Chester Sam) Idone had his tenure as a mafia administrator derailed by a dispute with New York’s Gambino Crime Family over a video poker machine, snippets of which were caught on tape by the FBI for posterity. Idone, who led a Philly mafia crew out of Delaware County, Pennsylvania for two
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