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Featured Blog Posts – December 2016 Archive (20)

U.S. Treasury sanctions Yakuza groups and its bosses

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The United States continues its fight against organized crime abroad. Yesterday, the United States Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctioned the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi, a powerful group within the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia, and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 31, 2016 at 9:42am — No Comments

Largest ever cocaine bust in Australia’s history – Ex-rugby player, Bondi entrepreneur, fishermen arrested

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Australian police wrapped up a very successful operation aimed at taking down a multi-million-dollar cocaine ring on Christmas Day, arresting fifteen men, and seizing over 1,100 kilograms of cocaine in Australia…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 29, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Outlaw biker offers 10K reward to public for info on men who threw a “hand grenade” into his home

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A high-ranking member of Dutch outlaw motorcycle club Satudarah is looking for a criminal and he needs your help! Laurence Sapulette, the Sergeant-at-Arms of motorcycle club Satudarah, has put up a reward of €10,000 euro for information on the men who threw a hand grenade into his residence in the Dutch city of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 29, 2016 at 10:13am — No Comments

Profile: Belgian crime boss Marcel “Le Grande Marcel” Habran

By Milko

Marcel Habran was born on June 5, 1933. Nicknamed “Le Grand Marcel,” which means “The Big Marcel,” he was known as the godfather of the underworld in the Belgian city of Liège. His first arrest came at the age of 18, after he stole some copper. During those early years, Habran worked in bars in Liège’s red light district. Besides his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 29, 2016 at 5:23am — No Comments

Public church mass in memory of slain Montreal Mafia boss Rocco Sollecito canceled – Mass was to be held in Italy

By David Amoruso

A mass in memory of murdered Montreal Mafia boss Rocco Sollecito has been canceled, Italian news agencies report. The priest at the church in Grumo Appula, a town near the city of Bari in Italy,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 27, 2016 at 9:32am — No Comments

Top Nuestra Familia bosses sentenced for racketeering, murder, robberies, drugs, and violence

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Nuestra Familia prison gang was dealt a big blow on Wednesday when its top leader and three lower ranking bosses were sentenced to considerable time in prison for racketeering, murders, robberies, drug offenses, and related violence.

Following a three-month trial and subsequent guilty verdict, 60-year-old…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 24, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Fugitive British cocaine smuggler gets 13 years

By David Amoruso

David McDermott seemed to have it all figured out. He’d smuggle cocaine to get rich and when cops were on to him he fled to Ghana where he married the daughter of a high-ranking government official and continued living in luxury. But British law enforcement has a long reach and got the fugitive drug smuggler back to the …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 22, 2016 at 5:31am — No Comments

Montreal mobster Raynald Desjardins gets 14 years for murder of ex-Bonanno boss Salvatore Montagna

By David Amoruso

Longtime Montreal Mafia member Raynald Desjardins was sentenced to 14 years in prison for his role in the assassination of former Bonanno…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 20, 2016 at 9:35am — No Comments

South America is quickly becoming a deadly destination for enterprising gangsters from the Netherlands

By Milko

Dutch gangsters going to South America for some illegal business face a high risk of ending up murdered. In just two years, four men were killed, while another survived getting shot in the head in Panama. All of them were deeply involved in the Netherlands’ underworld.

One week ago, on December 11, 23-year-old Mitchell…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 19, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Former associate of Boston mob boss Whitey Bulger in court for 1991 murder of armored truck guard

By David Amoruso

Justice never forgets. No matter how many years pass after the crime is committed, the law and those who seek to uphold it remember those who broke the rules of our society and thought they got away with it. And they will not rest until justice is served.

Just ask 80-year-old…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 18, 2016 at 10:21am — No Comments

Genovese family mobsters charged with running off-shore gambling operation, loansharking, and cigarette smuggling

By David Amoruso

Thirteen mobsters part of New York’s Genovese crime family were arrested yesterday and charged with running an illegal off-shore gambling operation, loansharking, tax evasion, and selling untaxed cigarettes.

The highest ranking wiseguy in this typical mob bust is Salvatore “Sallie” DeMeo. At age 76, DeMeo has seen…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 16, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

New tactics needed in hunt for Sicilian Mafia’s boss of bosses Messina Denaro – Prosecutor: “He’s not normal.”

By David Amoruso

Matteo Messina Denaro, Sicilian Cosa Nostra’s boss of bosses, has been on the run for 23 years, but despite recent arrests of those closest to him authorities are far removed from catching the fugitive crime lord.

When police in Castelvetrano,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 15, 2016 at 10:35am — No Comments

Sacra Corona Unita Mafia clan busted for vote-buying

By David Amoruso

Italian police arrested 22 individuals today in connection to their involvement in buying votes in the 2015 regional elections in Italy’s Puglia region. At the center of the scheme, prosecutors say, is the city of Bari’s Di Cosola clan, a crime group that is part of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 13, 2016 at 8:59am — No Comments

Adapt and Overcome: U.S. Marshal shares lessons he learned after dedicating his life to a career serving his country

By David Amoruso

Retired U.S. Marshal Michael Pizzi has arrested plenty of crooks in his day. He usually did so after the kind of manhunt the U.S. Marshals are renowned for. Be they pimps hiding in a crack house or Italian-American mobsters staying in Europe, Pizzi went after them with tenacity and brought them back in handcuffs to face…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 12, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

The origins of La Cosa Nostra: From its roots to emigration

By Fernando Acosta Bernadet

The Italian-American Mob traces its roots to the Sicilian Mafia, which can be regarded as its basis and inspiration. The Sicilian Mafia’s commandments remained during the installation and organization of the Italian-American Mob.

The concept

It should be…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 9, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Bandidos biker club in America severs ties with all its global chapters and creates new patch

By Peter, Gangsters Inc. Editors

It was yet another glorious moment for the Bandidos motorcycle club: On October 8, 2016, the bikers celebrated the founding of their first chapter in the Republic of Ireland. Irish newspapers were filled with articles about, what they labeled, the international, violent, and criminal motorcycle club from…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 7, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments

FBI arrests Jamaican gangster sought for 4 murders day after it placed him on its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Just one day after the FBI placed Jamaican gangster Marlon Jones on its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, he is in custody. He is charged with involvement in the shooting murder of four individuals in Los Angeles.

Jones has a violent criminal history in the United States, where the FBI believes he is…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 3, 2016 at 4:27am — No Comments

London crime boss Patrick Adams gets 9 years for shooting man in the chest after suspecting he was a snitch

By Gangsters Inc. Editors - posted November 29 / updated December 3

Patrick Adams, a leading figure of the Clerkenwell crime syndicate in London, admitted shooting a suspected informant in the chest. The 60-year-old gangster pleaded guilty Wednesday to “causing grievous bodily harm with intent,” the …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 2, 2016 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Powerful Calabrian Mafia boss Marcello “The Dancer” Pesce arrested – spent six years as a most wanted fugitive

By David Amoruso

Marcello Pesce, one of the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta’s most powerful bosses, was arrested in a dawn raid on Thursday. He had been on the run since 2010 and, in absentia, had been convicted of Mafia crimes. He can now begin serving his prison sentence of almost 17 years.

Like so many of his colleagues, …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 2, 2016 at 5:23am — No Comments

Texas Mexican Mafia boss gets life in Supermax prison for five murders, including that of police officer

By David Amoruso

On the streets, he was appropriately known as “Menace.” 38-year-old Texas Mexican Mafia boss Ruben Reyes was a true terror to both his rivals and fellow gang members. When he had gotten the order to kill you, you were already one step in your grave.

Reyes was a “Lieutenant of Lieutenants” in the Texas Mexican…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 1, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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