Racket (crime)
A racket is a service that is fraudulently offered to solve a problem, such as for a problem that does not actually exist, that will not be put into effect, or that would not otherwise exist if the ra...
FIFA Corruption Probe: At Least 8 Arrested; 'This Is The Beginning,' U.S. Official Says
Prosecutors charged 14 people Wednesday, including high-ranking officials of the soccer governing body FIFA, in a more than $150-million racketeering and fraud scheme that they said had corrupted the ...
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act
Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as the RICO Act or simply RICO, is a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause ...
Johnny Dio
Giovanni Ignazio Dioguardi, also known as "John Dioguardi" and "Johnny Dio" (April 29, 1914 – January 12, 1979), was an Italian-American organized crime figure and a labor racketeer. He is known for b...
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Anthony Indelicato
Anthony "Bruno" Indelicato (born 1956), also known as "Bruno" and "Whack-Whack", is a capo with the Bonanno crime family of New York City. He is currently serving a 20-year sentence in Fort Dix, New J...
Frank Calabrese, Sr.
Frank Calabrese Sr. (March 17, 1937 – December 25, 2012), also known as "Frankie Breeze," was a made man and a caporegime who ran major loansharking and illegal gambling operations for the Chicago Out...
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James Coonan
James "Jimmy C" Coonan (born December 21, 1946) is an Irish-American mobster and racketeer from Manhattan, New York who began serving a 75-year prison term in 1988.
James Coonan was born in 1946 ...
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Alphonse Persico
Alphonse T. Persico, known as Little Allie Boy or just Allie Boy, is a former acting boss of the Colombo crime family from the 1980s and 1990s. He is not to be confused with his uncle of the same name...
Peter Gotti
Peter Gotti, also known as "One Eyed Pete", "Petey Boy", "One Eye" (born November 15, 1939), is a New York mobster who is the former boss of the Gambino crime family and the older brother of deceased ...
Carmine Persico
Carmine John Persico, Jr. (born August 8, 1933 in Brooklyn) also known as "Junior", "The Snake" and "Immortal", has been the Boss of the Colombo crime family since 1973. Persico has overseen numerous ...
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Daniel Leo (mobster)
Daniel "Danny the Lion" Leo (born January 16, 1941; Rockleigh, New Jersey) is the acting boss of the Genovese crime family, the biggest of New York's Five Families.
Leo was once a member of the no...
Thomas Sinito
Thomas James Sinito, also known as "The Chinaman" (September 18, 1938 − December 21, 1997), was a powerful Caporegime in the Cleveland crime family who was once accused of plotting the assassination o...
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Edward D. DiPrete
Edward Daniel DiPrete (born July 8, 1934) is an American Republican Party politician from Rhode Island.DiPrete served as the 70th Governor of Rhode Island from 1985 to 1991, and was defeated for reele...
Mikey Coppola
Michael J. Coppola (born in May 18, 1946), also known as "Mikey Cigars", is an American mobster in the Genovese crime family. It is unknown if he is related to Michael "Trigger Mike" Coppola, who was ...
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Operation Power Outage
Operation Power Outage was a law enforcement sting operation targeted at arresting and indicting members of the Armenian American criminal group Armenian Power operating in the United States. The grou...
Joseph Armone
Joseph "Piney" Armone, also known as Shorty, (September 13, 1917 – February 23, 1992) was a gangster in the Gambino crime family who served as underboss.
Born on the Upper East Side, Manhattan, Ar...
John Gotti
John Joseph Gotti, Jr. (October 27, 1940 – June 10, 2002) was an American mobster who became the boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City. Gotti and his brothers grew up in poverty and t...
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Ronnie Trucchio
Ronald Joseph Trucchio (born 1951) also known as "One Armed Ronnie", is a New York mobster with the Gambino crime family who ran the The Ozone Park Boys crew during the 1990s.
Trucchio was born in...
Sholam Weiss
Sholam Weiss (also spelled Shalom Weiss; born April 1, 1954) is an American former businessman and convicted felon. In 2000, he was convicted of multiple fraud and money laundering counts and sentence...
Mark Ciavarella
Mark Arthur Ciavarella, Jr. (born March 3, 1950) is a convicted felon (Federal Bureau of Prisons Inmate number 15008-067) and former President Judge of the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas in Wilk...
John DiFronzo
John DiFronzo (born December 13, 1928), known as John "No Nose" DiFronzo is a Chicago mobster and the reputed boss of the Chicago Outfit.
He stands at 5'10 and weighs 170 pounds. He hangs out at G...
Dominick Cirillo
Dominick V. "Quiet Dom" Cirillo (born July 4, 1929 East Harlem) is a high-ranking member of the Genovese crime family, who briefly served as acting boss for the imprisoned Boss Vincent "Chin" Gigante....
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Dominick Cataldo
Dominick Cataldo, (March 19, 1923 - April 27, 1997), known as "Little Dom", was a Sicilian-American soldier in the New York Colombo crime family.
Dominick Cataldo was born in Lower East Side, Man...
Jose Miguel Battle, Sr.
'Jose Miguel Battle, Sr. (September 14, 1929 – August 4, 2007) was the nominal leader and founder of "The Corporation," which is otherwise known as the "Cuban Mafia."
Battle was born in Hava...
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Samuel Corsaro
Samuel "Little Sammy" Corsaro (1943 - July 5, 2002) was a mobster who belonged to the New Jersey faction of the Gambino crime family. His nickname "Little Sammy" came from his height of 5'5".
Born...
Vincent Basciano
Vincent John Basciano (pronounced bah-sha-noh) (born November 14, 1959) is an American mobster who became acting boss of the Bonanno crime family after the arrest of boss Joseph Massino.
Basciano ...
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Ralph Scopo
Ralph "Little Ralphie" Scopo (1932 - March 1993) was a New York mobster with the Colombo crime family who became a powerful labor racketeer. He was the father of Colombo mobsters Joseph Scopo and Ralp...
Anthony Antico
Anthony "Tico" Antico (pronounced "ahn-TEE-koh") (born June 16, 1945) (Lido Beach, New York) is a New York mobster and a reputed captain in the Genovese crime family.In 2005, Antico was indicted on fe...
Bob Asher
Robert B. "Bob" Asher (born September 7, 1937) is an American political figure and businessman from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He is the Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Asher’s Chocola...