Jerry Capeci

Organized crime expert

For nearly four decades, Jerry Capeci has been a reporter, columnist and author based in New York. He has won numerous journalism awards; he often appears as an organized crime expert on numerous network and cable television news programs, and has written several books about the mob. In 2002, after reporting and writing about John Gotti for 17 years, he co-authored “Mob Star: The Story of John Gotti.” His latest book, “The Complete Idiot’s Guide To The Mafia,” a comprehensive look at American wiseguys and the way they make their money, was published in 2005.

In 1989, Capeci began writing “Gang Land,” the first column in a daily newspaper devoted exclusively to organized crime at The New York Daily News. The column appeared in The Daily News from 1989 through 1995. He took the column online in 1996. It’s been there ever since. Gang Land returned to the newspaper world for a five plus year run in The New York Sun from August, 2002 until October of 2007. You can visit his website at