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Newspapers Suffer From Gene Gotti Derangement Syndrome

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Better run to the hills! Gene Gotti was spotted outside his Long Island home!


The mob is worried about how his release will impact their rackets! Saints preserve us!!!

We can already see the for-sale signs rising up on front lawns all over Long Island. Call the police! Maybe some priests while we're at it? (Though they may be too busy with other things these days.) And for gods sake, will someone protect the children!

While we didn't actually see such exclamations -- well, we did spot one of them, actually -- based on some of the more hysterical newspaper reports we've eyeballed, we certainly would not have been surprised if we had.




No, Gene Gotti isn't going to come and eat you. The younger brother of the late Gambino boss, John Gotti, was released from prison last week, and we don't know why newspapers continue to flog this. Is it really so surprising that the man has been seen? Gene Gotti does exist. He's not, say, fictitious.
 He has a real family, too, an…

FBI Mafia Hunter Who Helped Bring Down The Chin Died Last Week

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FBI Mafia hunter, Mount Vernon police commissioner (who reduced the crime rate by 20 percent), and investigator of corruption in Westchester County, John S. Pritchard III -- the kind of man the world sorely lacks today, a goddamn good man -- died last Thursday.



Pritchard, who was 75, led the FBI team that helped  bring down Vincent The Chin Gigante.

In a long career in law enforcement, Pritchard proved his mettle as a Mafia hunter, as well as an “uncompromising police administrator,” as an obit noted.





"He was an amazing man,” said his wife, Anne.

His efforts as an organized crime investigator also were nothing less than amazing. Pritchard, through relentless guile, “unmasked” Gigante for what he was: an unusually adept mobster who conned boatloads of law enforcement personnel, including mental health specialists, into believing he was a deranged, mentally ill vagabond rather than the prototypical well-polished gangster wearing the fitted sharkskin suit.

"John Pritchard…

Luchese Mobster Pleads Guilty To 2012 Attempt To Whack Bonanno Mobster

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A Luchese mobster faces 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted murder in federal court in White Plains, authorities announced this week.



Vincent Bruno, 34, was among 19 reputed mobsters arrested in a May 2017 sweep that targeted what has been described as "the Lower Hudson Valley's most notorious organized-crime figures," a roster that includes alleged Luchese underboss Steven "Wonder Boy" Crea of Tuckahoe.

The press got plenty of mileage out of the case based on the alleged gangsters' nicknames, which included "Joey Glasses" and "Jimmy the Jew."

Bruno pleaded guilty to attempted murder in aid of a racketeering conspiracy on Thursday (September 13) before United States Magistrate Judge Paul E. Davison. Specifically, he pleaded to attempting to kill, and conspiring to kill, a Bronx man described as a Bonanno associate, in 2012.



Last Year's Big Luchese Indictment
In May 2017, Bruno and 18 other members and associates of t…

Victim In Hamilton Hit Identified, Allegedly Was Killed In "Mafia Retaliation"

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"The Mafia has a level of patience that is unprecedented."
- Stephen Metelsky, criminology professor.


While the man gunned down in Hamilton wasn't a mob boss (at least as far as we know; his job description was entrepreneur), sources tell organized crime investigators that the shooting was "Mafia retaliation" for the unsolved 2017 murder of gangland boss Angelo Musitano.

Albert Iavarone was a Hamilton entrepreneur and real estate agent, and someone hid in his bushes last night and shot him dead as he walked toward his Ancaster home.

Iavarone had links to associates in organized crime.




"The killer hid in bushes and lay in wait for Albert Iavarone to return home Thursday night," Det. Sgt. Peter Thom told The Hamilton Spectator today.

The 50-year-old was shot around 10 p.m. as he walked from his car, which was parked outside 32 Sunflower Cres. in Ancaster's quiet Scenic Woods neighbourhood.

Surveillance footage revealed that a male suspect arr…

Mob Boss Gunned Down Near Buffalo, New York, Last Night

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A “well-known Mafia boss” who lived in Hamilton was shot dead last night, according to Hamilton’s Homicide Unit, which is investigating.


The shooting happened around 10 p.m. Thursday on Sunflower Crescent, near Highway 403 and Mohawk Road. A source with the Hamilton police department told CityNews that “the victim appears to be a well-known mafia boss who lives in the neighbourhood.” The neighbourhood of Scenic Woods is an affluent area with many large, single family homes.


Two cars remained in the driveway behind the police tape at the scene around 8 a.m. this morning.

This is the fifth homicide in Hamilton this year.

Police said the victim, a 50-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.



Neighbors reported hearing several gunshots and then saw a vehicle speeding away from the scene.

Police said this was a targeted shooting. The victim’s identity has not been released.

Hamilton is in Southern Ontario on the western end of the Niagara Pe…

Vincent D’Onofrio To Play The Williest Of Mob Bosses in Harlem Godfather Flick

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Vincent D’Onofrio has signed on to play—hold onto your hats, folks—Vincent (The Chin) Gigante in a forthcoming series called the Godfather of Harlem, slated to run on Epix, the premium cable network, it was exclusively reported this week.

We always wanted Chazz Palminteri for the role of Chin.


Godfather of Harlem purports to tell the true story of drug lord Bumpy Johnson (played by Forest Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned from prison to find his old neighborhood fiefdom under the thumb of the Italian Mafia, specifically, the Genovese crime family whom Bumpy takes on to regain control.He allies himself with radical preacher Malcolm X, “catching his political rise in the cross-hairs of social upheaval and a mob war that threatens to tear the city apart.”



The show's larger theme is the juxtaposition of the underworld against the civil rights movement during one of the most tumultuous times in American history.

Gigante, a former professional boxer and protégé of Vito Ge…

Victoria Gotti's Turn? Another John Gotti Biopic Is In The Works

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A noted soap opera actor who has played a mob boss on General Hospital for 25 years will play John Gotti, the late former boss of the Gambino crime family, in an upcoming Lifetime TV biopic titled  The Victoria Gotti Story.

As per a Soaps.com report, General Hospital's Maurice Benard has been cast to play the Gambino crime family boss in the upcoming Lifetime TV biopic The Victoria Gotti Story.

The actor shared the news on Instagram, writing: "Thank you Lifetime and everyone involved 4 a Beautiful opportunity."



Little else is known about the film, though as per the website, "It appears to be written by Victoria Gotti, daughter of Gotti. It is unknown if the film is about her or her mother, who is also Victoria Gotti."

Victoria Gotti, the daughter, has written several books, including This Family of Mine: What It Was Like Growing Up Gotti.

We'd bet the show focuses on Victoria, the journalist/author, but we can't confirm of course. Will the memoir serve…

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