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The Whacking of Charlie by TwoTonys, Part 2

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TwoTonys, a mobster from Detroit, served multiple life sentences for murders and violent crimes. He "left bodies from Tucson to Alaska, but claimed all his victims had it coming."


Part 1 left off with TwoTonys getting angry at Charlie after Berego (a connection Charlie had vouched for) took Two Tonys’ money to Mexico and didn’t return with the agreed upon cocaine.


And as I proceed to have a few drinks with Sal and a few grams of bullshit coke I’m getting fucked up – especially when I keep calling Louie and he tells me no show on Berego, and Charlie’s not around.


So the bars close at 1am. Me and Sal go for coffee. Then he drops me off at my rental car (it’s a comp from the lame drunk on the fourth floor). I go back to the hotel. Louie is up in his suite. He’s got some personal blow. So I ask if Charlie is back.

He says, “Yeah, he’s in his room down the hall.” He heard him come in.

Now we got guns galore. I always pack a lightweight .38 snub nose 5 shot in an inside holster in…

Adrian Humphreys Replies, Offers Clarification on "Undercover Agent"

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Adrian Humphreys contacted us and helped clarify some confusion we wrote about resulting from our interpretation of two seemingly contradictory news reports.



The reports, by Humphreys of Canada's National Post and Jerry Capeci of Gang Land News, actually complement each other.

The term "undercover agent" apparently is used less formally in Canada than in America.






As Humphreys noted:

"In Canada, the term police agent means someone who is paid and directed by law enforcement but is not a sworn officer. We don't have agents like FBI agents up here, our cops are officers, even our federal cops.
"So when I refer to an undercover agent or police agent, I mean a non-law enforcement officer acting at the direction of the police -- in other words a fink. So I think Jerry and I are saying the same thing."
Thank you, Adrian Humphreys. His latest story details how an infamous mob shooter who killed three and finished up a life sentence was tossed back into jail for…

Detroit Mobster TwoTonys on the Hit that Ensured He'd Die in Prison

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A lowlife scumbag gets his due when he finally scams the wrong guy and gets his head blown off.
That's the whole story, in a nutshell. There are a few twists however.

First off, who is the wrong guy of which we speak?

In this case, he was an Irish-Italian associate of the Detroit crime family "whose wit could upstage Rodney Dangerfield's," as noted on Jon's Jail Journal. Called TwoTonys, he's told us about this piece of work in his own words, decades later while dying in prison after his conviction for this very murder.



He tells us via Shaun Attwood, the "Jon" of the jail journal, who spent years in one of America’s toughest jails, Maricopa County, which generates lots of media attention on a regular basis. (As did Sheriff Joe Arpaio himself,  especially when he was freed from his own legal entanglement for civil rights violations and other minor (we're being sarcastic here) stuff via presidential pardon.)

One of Shaun's several books, Hard…

Is Buffalo Cosa Nostra Family the Mafia's Dark Horse?

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Based on a recent bust involving members of the Gambino and Bonanno crime families in which more than a dozen alleged members and associates of organized crime were arrested as part of a sweeping investigation into the fentanyl trade in Canada and New York, it seems the Buffalo crew is alive and well.

Or was....


Update: it appears our note about a discrepancy in news reports was incorrect See story for Adrian Humphreys clarification.



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In indicates that the Buffalo crime family is definitely larger and more organized than many have believed.

Last week's bust no doubt has taken a toll on the crime family. Yet who'd have guessed its heft? And if  could be big, who else is thriving in the US, off the radar....?

Boss Frank BiFulco

Underboss Joe Violi (Canada Faction)

Consigliere Victor Sansanese

Capos
Frank Falzone-  Buffalo,  Six soldiers, took over BiFulco crew.

Anthony Todaro Buffalo,  Eight soldiers, took over when his brother Joe Jr …

In 1973 John Paul Getty III Was Kidnapped in Rome by "Italian Gangsters"

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Part 1
J. Paul Getty III, a grandson of the oil baron once considered the richest man in the world, gained tragic infamy when he was kidnapped in Rome in 1973 by Italian gangsters.

"Italian gangsters" means little to anyone who knows about Italy and gangsters. ("Calabrian bandits," as per initial news reports, is more revealing, as only one crime ring hails from that region in southern Italy. Still, it's important to remember that the kidnapping was initially and widely believed to be a prank pulled by the grandson to get fast cash from granddad. That's partly why the kidnappers had to slice off an ear and put it in the mail.)

After all, Italy is the birthplace of several major organized crime groups with "global footprints" today, all of which are known generally as the Mafia. Mafia is an overarching term and includes the Sicilian Cosa Nostra, an offshoot of which is the American Mafia. There's the Calabrian-based 'Ndrangheta, and the Cam…