About

I'm an independent journalist covering the mob.

 I have no partners, and no outside interests. My only agenda is the truth. As per my reportage, I interview sources on and off the record depending on their circumstances.

If you have a story that you want to tell, let’s talk …

I use a pseudonym but it is a persistent pseudonym that I've used for almost 10 years. I don't use it to pretend I'm something I'm not. I use it because, like most independent bloggers, I also have a full time job that has nothing to do with organized crime.

Here's why I use the pseudonym: there's a lot of confusion around mob-related blogging, and I am concerned that people in the world of my profession will think I'm advocating for mob life (an absurd notion, frankly, and one that is far from the truth, but I believe the idiots at Facebook banned me because of this --- because I have no idea what else would've caused them to).  

I'm a journalist objectively covering organized crime. 

My only "master" is objective truth. 

Cosa Nostra News was founded in 2011. 

Sources and those interested in ad space (or whatever), please email us at cosanostranews@gmail.com.

For important tips about developments in organized crime, you can also text me at 917-923-2843 and I will call you later. (I say text because I typically don't answer calls from unknown numbers.)


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I protect all sources and respect all agreements of confidentiality. I'm always looking for story tips and leads to follow-up on. Have anything interesting? Please email me. Find research that addresses some questions I once raised in a story? Please email me. Come across an interesting piece of mob news? Please email me. Find information that contradicts anything I've written? Please email me. Do you have a personal experience that you'd like to share? Please email me.

Ed Scarpo is a pseudonym, not an identity. Understand the difference? I don't walk around wearing expensive suits and talking like I'm Marlon Brando or Joe Pesci, though I can do a pretty damn good impression of both.

 Basically I'm not a "wannabe" .... I'm trying to be serious, but instantly that line brings to mind what Gregory Caponegro once said while attempting to shake someone down:



I don't pretend I'm in the mob. I don't act like I'm in the mob. Gotta problem with that? I'll put your fcking head through the wall. (I also have a dry sense of humor.)

I invented the name. I'm not trying to confuse people into thinking that I'm a Scarpa or a Scarfo. Gabeesh?

Anyone bashing me on social media? It's probably because I didn't write about them -- or they don't like something I've written. In reality they should just contact me to discuss what's bothering them. If facts upset them, they have our sincerest empathy because that probably means that they've had traumatic experiences in their past. But if my facts are incorrect, I want to know about it.

I'm always interested in corresponding with other writers and creative professionals.

Anyone can always reach me at cosanostranews at gmail dotcom.



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