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January 2018 Blog Posts (12)

The Big Bankroll: The rise and fall of New York mob boss Arnold Rothstein

By David Amoruso

A criminal mastermind. The man behind the scenes. Mob kingpin. Arnold Rothstein can be described in many ways. Known on the streets as “The Big Bankroll,” he financed countless major criminal schemes and enterprises as he rose to prominence in New York’s gangland. But at heart, he was a gambler. Through…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 28, 2018 at 9:36am — No Comments

The Governor of Tennessee: Gangster Disciples boss Byron Montrail Purdy ruled state’s underworld

By David Amoruso

In the underworld of Tennessee, Byron Montrail Purdy’s reign was unquestioned. He ruled the state as a governor. Not the political kind, mind you. His power went beyond the rule of law. As a governor in the Gangster Disciples, Purdy coordinated racketeering activity and gangland killings in his territory…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 26, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Prosecutor made famous by ‘American Gangster’ avoids prison time after guilty plea to federal tax charges

By David Amoruso

It’s always sad when role models fall from grace. Richard “Richie” Roberts had his biggest success when he was an Essex County assistant prosecutor and helped convict Harlem drug boss Frank Lucas. On Thursday, he was sentenced to 3 years of probation after pleading guilty to failing to pay his personal…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 13, 2018 at 7:31am — No Comments

Bonanno family street boss Joseph Cammarano Jr. and other mobsters hit with extortion, assault charges

By David Amoruso - Updated January 13, 2018

Joseph Cammarano Jr., the street boss of New York’s Bonanno crime family, was hit with racketeering charges today. He was arrested along with nine other…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 12, 2018 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Philadelphia mob boss Joey Merlino hits hospital with chest pains – Racketeering trial delayed

By David Amoruso

Is the stress of a long life in the Mafia finally becoming too much for Philadelphia mob boss…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 12, 2018 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Learning from mistakes, murdering one’s rival and retiring to Thailand - Profile of Yakuza boss Shigeharu Shirai

By David Amoruso

Sure. Shigeharu Shirai has made mistakes. Who hasn’t? But he’s learned from them. He’s paid for them. In his line of business mistakes cost. Sometimes even a life. To keep that in mind, he’s had to cut off his little finger. Just so he remembers that mistakes cost dearly and have no place among the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 12, 2018 at 8:55am — No Comments

Seventeen MS-13 gangsters indicted for murder, conspiracy to commit murder, drug trafficking across U.S.

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Seventeen alleged members and associates of the MS-13 (Mara Salvatrucha) gang were indicted by a grand jury today on various charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and drug trafficking throughout the United States. All defendants face up to 25 years to life in prison.

The indictment…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 11, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Eight associates of San Francisco Triad boss “Shrimp Boy” Chow off to prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Eight associates of San Francisco Triad boss Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow were given prison sentences ranging from 1 to 7 years on Monday for their respective roles…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 10, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments

“We’ve been ruling here for 40 years!” – 2 mayors arrested, €50M worth of assets seized in ‘Ndrangheta bust

By David Amoruso

The power of the ‘Ndrangheta, Calabria’s Mafia, seems to have no limits. Authorities in Italy have arrested around 170 people, including two mayors, in Italy and Germany in a largescale operation aimed at the Farao-Marincola ‘Ndrangheta clan. Assets worth over €50 million euros were also seized. “We have…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 9, 2018 at 11:32am — No Comments

Crooked: “Few things threaten our society more than public servants who betray their oath for personal gain”

By David Amoruso

“Few things threaten our society more than public servants who betray their oath for personal gain” - Special Agent in Charge Gordon B. Johnson of the FBI's Baltimore Division

In society a select group of people is tasked with serving and protecting the public. Throughout history an ever-fluctuating…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 6, 2018 at 9:39am — No Comments

Japan’s banks can reject loans to Yakuza gangsters

By David Amoruso

Yakuza mobsters looking for money need to find a loan shark with good rates, because Japanese banks will reject many of them when they apply for loans. As of yesterday, the Japanese Bankers Association stated that its branches will be able to screen individual loan seekers using the National Police Agency’s database of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 5, 2018 at 5:32am — No Comments

Crime Beat: Music and the Mob, The Rise and Fall of Marijuana in the U.S.

By Ron Chepesiuk

CRIME BEAT: ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES AND PERSONALITIES FROM THE DARK SIDE on

Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for January 11, 2018, through April 5, 2018. Topics covered include music and the mob, true crime writing, working undercover, Gays in Mecca, serial…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 4, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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