Jerry Capeci
Jerry Capeci
Jerry Capeci in recent photo
General Information:
Occupation: Crime columist/journalist, Author, Organized crime expert
Years active: 1960's - present
Birth name: Gerald Capeci
Date of birth: (1944-06-10) June 10, 1944 (age 73)
Born in: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Criminal record (If any):
Charges: None - Not applicable
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Jerry Capeci is a reporter of the mafia crime families of New York. He is America's foremost expert on the American Mafia, is sometimes a guest on network and cable television programs in the U.S. and Canada. A longtime reporter, columnist and author, he has written scores of news articles and feature stories about organized crime for newspapers and magazines around the world. He is the author and founder of the website Gang Land News, a pay to view site which contains information on all five families of the New York Mafia.Capeci has been described by news organizations, such as CNN and BBC, as an expert on the American Mafia.[1][2]


Gang LandEdit

Capeci writes a column called Gang Land, which has been published in New York Post, New York Daily News, and the New York Sun. Capeci's column Gang Land is now published in his Gangland News website. Since June, 2008 it has been a 'for pay' subscription site. Archives of Gang Land can be found at the New York Sun website.

Other workEdit

Capeci has authored several books detailing the inner workings of the New York crime families. In 1993, Capeci and fellow journalist Gene Mustain published the book Murder Machine, an expose of Roy DeMeo and his crew of mafia hit men. Capeci and Mustain coauthored two other books: Mob Star: The Story of John Gotti (1988) and Gotti: the Rise and Fall (1996). Capeci has also written The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Mafia and Wiseguys Say the Darndest Things: The Quotable Mafia. A compilation of columns was published in the 2003 book Jerry Capeci's Gang Land. From 1999 to 2004, Capeci worked as director of communications at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Huffington PostEdit

As of January, 2011 Capeci is an active blogger with the Huffington Post [3]


  1. "Interview with Jerry Capeci, Organized Crime Expert", American Morning with Paula Zahn, CNN, June 5, 2002
  2. "Website tracks mob activities", BBC News Online, Saturday, November 10, 2001

External linksEdit

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