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by THunt
Fri, Nov 26, 2021, 5:49 am
Forum: 1957-1963: Post-Apalachin
Topic: KC mobster's son guided feds
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KC mobster's son guided feds

A fall 1960 shotgun attack wounded but did not deter Joseph Crapisi. The son of a Kansas City mobster jailed for narcotics violations, Crapisi provided the FBI with an early view of KC Mafia structure and membership. https://mafiahistory.us/rattrap/images/cra-kcstarhed.png See Edmond Valin's most re...
by THunt
Sat, Oct 2, 2021, 3:34 pm
Forum: Books and Periodicals
Topic: Youngstown: Topic for 2022 Informer
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Views: 1581

Youngstown: Topic for 2022 Informer

Just penciling things in at this point. We'll try for a November 2022 issue of Informer that is focused on organized crime history in the Youngstown, Ohio, area - the underworld fertile crescent including the Mahoning and Shenango valleys in northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. https://1.bp....
by THunt
Sun, Sep 26, 2021, 3:51 pm
Forum: Books and Periodicals
Topic: October 2021 issue of Informer
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Views: 1208

October 2021 issue of Informer

The October 2021 issue of Informer focuses on the Mafia in California. (It includes some other items as well.) The issue is available in five formats: color-printed magazine, electronic PDF magazine, paperback book, EPUB-compatible e-book and Kindle-compatible e-book. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JUER...
by THunt
Tue, Aug 31, 2021, 3:42 pm
Forum: Books and Periodicals
Topic: Rogues' Gallery by John Oller
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Rogues' Gallery by John Oller

Just received an advance copy of Rogues' Gallery by John Oller. ( Disclosure: It was my enjoyable and satisfying task to serve as one of the editors of the manuscript. ) What an impressive work of history! Oller delivers a meticulously detailed account of New York City's near-simultaneous Gilded Age...
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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Views: 2237

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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Read about it:
http://mafiahistory.us/a044/f_zarconemurder.html
by THunt
Sat, Jul 3, 2021, 6:32 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Welcome *PLEASE READ*
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Views: 2980

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: 2562

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: 1701

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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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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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...