June 10, 1944
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Crime journalist, author/columnist and organized crime expert|
|Years active||1960s - present|
Gerald "Jerry" Capeci (born June 30, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American journalist and author who specializes in coverage of the Five Mafia crime families of New York City. Capeci has been described by news organizations, such as CNN and BBC, as an expert on the American Mafia.
Capeci currently 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.
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 exposé 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). With Tom Robbins he has written Mob Boss: The Life of Little Al D’Arco, the Man Who Brought Down the Mafia. 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. In 2007, he appeared as himself on an episode of The Sopranos.
- "Interview with Jerry Capeci, Organized Crime Expert", American Morning with Paula Zahn, CNN, June 5, 2002
- "Website tracks mob activities", BBC News Online, Saturday, November 10, 2001