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by THunt
Tue, Jul 27, 2021, 3:22 pm
Forum: 1900-1920: Black Hand Era
Topic: 1909 Mafia murder in Danbury, Connecticut
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1909 Mafia murder in Danbury, Connecticut

The July 27, 1909, killing of an Italian-American fruit farmer in Danbury, Connecticut, was linked with the Morello-Lupo Mafia and the infamous New York City Barrel Murder.

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by THunt
Sat, Jul 3, 2021, 6:32 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Welcome *PLEASE READ*
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Views: 1023

Re: Welcome *PLEASE READ*

No warnings are given with regard to "spam" posts. If you attempt to post on this forum with the goal of promoting off-topic goods/services or of directing traffic to an off-topic site, you and your post will be removed from the forum immediately.
by THunt
Sat, Jun 19, 2021, 8:30 am
Forum: 1986-Current: Recent Events
Topic: Cleveland ex-underboss Lonardo testifies
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Views: 309

Cleveland ex-underboss Lonardo testifies

Angelo Lonardo, former underboss of the Cleveland Mafia, testified before a Senate committee in 1988. In a relatively brief statement, Lonardo spoke about the history of organized crime in Cleveland, Mafia initiation rituals, various rackets, underworld leaders and relationships between the Clevelan...
by THunt
Fri, Jun 18, 2021, 6:50 am
Forum: 1986-Current: Recent Events
Topic: 2005 killing at Staten Island mansion
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Views: 247

2005 killing at Staten Island mansion

In March 2005, Bonanno Crime Family associate Robert McKelvey was lured to the Kreischer Mansion and murdered. His dismembered body was burned in the mansion's furnace. Details of the gangland killing came to light with the October 2008 federal court testimony of former crime family associate Stefan...
by THunt
Wed, Jun 9, 2021, 2:56 pm
Forum: 1950-1957: Kefauver thru Apalachin
Topic: 1952 gangland slaying of church-jewels thief
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Views: 399

1952 gangland slaying of church-jewels thief

The June 1952 theft of jewels from a Brooklyn church display enraged crime boss Joseph Profaci. Discovering that the gems were taken by someone linked with his organization, Profaci ordered them immediately returned. And, then, Profaci ordered the murder of the thief. https://mafiahistory.us/a042/ea...
by THunt
Thu, Jun 3, 2021, 7:38 am
Forum: 1986-Current: Recent Events
Topic: Death of Chicago Outfit boss DiFronzo in 2018
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Views: 349

Death of Chicago Outfit boss DiFronzo in 2018

Upon the May 28, 2018, passing of Chicago Outfit leader John "No Nose" DiFronzo, we took a moment to reflect on DiFronzo's underworld career and the incident that left him with his "No Nose" nickname. See the article here: https://mafiahistory.us/a034/f_difronzo.html https://mafiahistory.us/images/m...
by THunt
Thu, Jun 3, 2021, 7:31 am
Forum: 1986-Current: Recent Events
Topic: FBI searches for Jimmy Hoffa's remains
Replies: 0
Views: 268

FBI searches for Jimmy Hoffa's remains

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, in cooperation with other law enforcement agencies, has conducted multiple excavations over the years in an effort to locate a burial site for former Teamsters union President James Riddle "Jimmy" Hoffa. This article documents the so-far unsuccessful search effor...
by THunt
Thu, Jun 3, 2021, 7:22 am
Forum: 1963-1970: Post-Valachi
Topic: Bonanno's son gave info to feds
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Views: 407

Bonanno's son gave info to feds

Both crime family boss Joseph Bonanno and his son Salvatore "Bill" Bonanno loudly condemned those mafiosi who cooperated with and fed information to law enforcement. But government documents reveal that Bill Bonanno - selected as consigliere of the Bonanno Crime Family - actively engaged with FBI ag...
by THunt
Thu, May 27, 2021, 10:32 am
Forum: 1986-Current: Recent Events
Topic: Accardo's death in 1992
Replies: 0
Views: 1449

Accardo's death in 1992

Longtime Chicago Outfit boss Anthony Accardo died in May of 1992. See: https://www.writersofwrongs.com/2020/05/heart-lung-ailments-take-joe-batters.html Precisely when his last days occurred seems to be a matter of some disagreement. While contemporary news sources and biographer William F. Roemer, ...
by THunt
Tue, May 18, 2021, 5:45 pm
Forum: 1957-1963: Post-Apalachin
Topic: CIA-Mafia plotting against Castro, 1960-61
Replies: 0
Views: 1493

CIA-Mafia plotting against Castro, 1960-61

Documents that were declassified in recent years confirmed that CIA officials teamed with Mafia bosses to plot the assassination of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. See our article: "U.S. agents, criminals worked toward Cuba coup": https://mafiahistory.us/a002/f_ciamafia.html https://mafiahistory.us/a0...