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Cosa Nostra News covers traditional organized crime in America and around the world, though we tend to focus on New York's Five Families. Coverage includes news on current events, historical stories, features, and profiles.

Ed Scarpo (a pseudonym) founded Cosa Nostra News in 2011. and writes most of the content. He has an educational and professional background in journalism.

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

We're considering taking the (possibly foolhardy) step of publishing a phone number here; meanwhile, if you prefer chatting to emailing, email us a request and we'll send you a phone number.

Cosa Nostra News makes no effort to collect data on its visitors.

Cosa Nostra News is hosted by Google via its Blogger platform and uses "cookies." Briefly, Google uses cookies to gather unique (though completely anonymous) identifiers to deliver services and analyze traffic.

You can read about Google's use of "cookies" here.

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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