Estimate members: Between 200 and 225 (according to Jerry Capeci)
First Boss: Charles "Lucky" Luciano
Primary activities: The most powerful and wealthy crime Family in the New York area, and perhaps the entire country. The Genovese Family maintains major…
Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 12, 2016 at 5:32am — No Comments
French and Romanian authorities, supported by Europol, have dismantled an organized crime network involved in trafficking underage Romanian nationals into forced criminality, forced begging, pickpocketing, handling stolen goods, and money laundering.
The crime ring has been the subject of a large-scale international…Continue
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Life changes fast.
Life changes in an instant.
- Joan Didion
George Scalise was born in Calabria in 1896. When he was two, his family emigrated to New York and settled in Brooklyn. At seventeen, along with a partner in crime, Joe Alfono, he was arrested and imprisoned for four…Continue
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Eight current and former law enforcement officers, four correctional officers, and two other individuals have been convicted for their participation in trafficking narcotics and narcotics proceeds for a large-scale drug trafficking organization, Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell announced…Continue
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Italian police arrested several high-ranking members of the Camorra yesterday. In separate raids spread out across Italy, agents busted fugitive boss Alessandro Giannelli, who is held responsible for a drug war that is raging through Naples, and the financial arm of the Moccia clan.
Giannelli’s (above, right) arrest comes at a…Continue
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Andracos “Draco” Marshall was found guilty by a federal jury on Monday and convicted for a $108 million drug distribution and money laundering conspiracy. The Maryland drug trafficker faces a minimum sentence of five years and a maximum of life in prison when he is sentenced on June 6.
During a 13-day trial…Continue
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Crime Beat Radio is back! CRIME BEAT: ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES AND PERSONALITIES FROM THE DARK SIDE on Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for February 18, 2016, through April 14, 2016. Topics covered include Death Row Records, the Asian Mafia, prison reform, O.J. Simpson, the White Devil, African Americans in Jim Crow America,…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 9, 2016 at 5:45am — No Comments
A high-ranking leader of the Florida chapter of the Pagans Motorcycle Club was sentenced to 18 months in prison last week after he was convicted of firearm charges. Another member of the club received 12 months behind bars. The convictions signal the ending of a very successful undercover operation targeting the biker club’s…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 3, 2016 at 7:52am — No Comments
In the darkness of the criminal underworld organized crime and terrorism are bound to intertwine. Law enforcement is well aware of these hellish partnerships. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) yesterday announced significant arrests targeting Lebanese Hezbollah’s External Security Organization Business Affairs…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 2, 2016 at 2:58pm — No Comments
The Boston branch of La Mara Salvatrucha, better known as MS-13, took a big hit last Friday morning when 56 alleged leaders, members, and associates of the criminal organization were indicted on federal racketeering conspiracy charges, including charges related to murder and drug trafficking.
Over 400 federal,…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 2, 2016 at 7:29am — No Comments
Talk about a pissing contest! A Boston Police detective was sentenced last week in connection with a conspiracy to obstruct an FBI investigation related to the Academy Homes Street Gang (AHSG), a violent narcotics trafficking gang that operated out of the Academy Homes housing development in Roxbury.
Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 2, 2016 at 1:58am — No Comments
‘Ndrangheta boss Rocco Zito (photo above) was murdered last Friday inside his modest Toronto residence. Does his death signal the arrival of the new generation of Mafiosi or was it a case of an argument gone deadly? Though these and many other questions remain unanswered, one…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 31, 2016 at 3:43pm — No Comments
The ‘Ndrangheta may be Italy’s most powerful organized crime group, but its defeat is possible and is deemed a “national objective […] and a duty that must be placed at the top of any government agenda,” Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella said yesterday.
Calling the …Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 30, 2016 at 7:45am — No Comments
Have you seen Cosa Nostra boss of bosses Matteo Messina Denaro or French armed robber David Gras? Yes? Then go to EUMostWanted.eu and help European law enforcement agencies find and arrest these dangerous men so they can place some new mugshots on their Europe’s Most Wanted Fugitives website.
Launched by the European Network of…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 29, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments
The mob and drinking have been inextricably linked since the Volstead Act in 1919. Prohibition gave organized crime the revenue stream it needed to gain a foothold in big cities and small towns across America. But even after Prohibition ended, mobsters were active in the liquor industry, from distributorships to control of State Beverage Commissions.…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 29, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments
When it comes to organized crime, Gangsters Inc. prefers to get its information straight from the main source. Interviewing gangsters, Mafiosi, cops, FBI agents, journalists, and writers is the way to get to the bottom of the seedy underworld. Especially one on one.
Here are a few of our interviews:…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 27, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments
Louis L. DiNunzio, an alleged member of the New England Family of La Cosa Nostra was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Boston this week for conspiring to traffic over 40 kilograms of marijuana. The 29-year-old mobster was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to forfeit $10,000.
In September 2015, DiNunzio, of Medford,…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 22, 2016 at 2:54am — No Comments
The FBI has just received its new target for 2016: Joseph Cammarano Junior - photo above. According to the New York Daily News, he is the new street boss of the decimated Bonanno crime family. Cammarano Jr. was labeled as an acting…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 19, 2016 at 4:04pm — No Comments
Russian mob boss Boris Nayfeld (photo above) just can’t stay on the straight and narrow. Prosecutors in the Southern District of New York have charged the notorious gangster and coconspirator Boris Kotlyarsky with an extortion plot in which the two men sought payment from a victim who they claimed Nayfeld had been hired to…Continue
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Born in Leningrad in the dying days of the Soviet Union, Niko’s family emigrated to Italy and the United States before settling in Great Britain where he went from behind the Iron Curtain to behind bars, serving a prison sentence for selling drugs at university where he was studying for a degree in history and, ironically, criminology. He now works as a freelance writer, mainly helping students cheat on their…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 18, 2016 at 3:01pm — No Comments