Yasser Ashburn, the leader of a set of the violent street gang Folk Nation operating primarily in the Crown Heights and East Flatbush neighborhoods of Brooklyn, was sentenced to two consecutive terms of life imprisonment yesterday.
32-year-old Ashburn led a Folk Nation set of 20 to 25 members that operated…Continue
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If you thought Michael Spinelli’s nickname was bad, wait until you’ve heard the story of how he became a made member of the Lucchese crime family. As far as gangland stories go, Spinelli’s is anything but Hollywood material. Yet,…Continue
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Arnolvin Umanzor Velasquez, also known as “Momia” and “Lito,” a member of the Brentwood Locos Salvatruchas (BLS) clique of La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as the MS-13 street gang, pleaded guilty today to his involvement in the December 18, 2011 execution-style murders of two brothers, Ricardo and Enston Ceron. Velasquez faces a…Continue
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Sixteen members and associates of the Latin Kings street gang were charged yesterday with four narcotics trafficking conspiracies, including conspiracies to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, cocaine base (crack cocaine), ethylone (molly), and marijuana.
The indictment is the product of a two-year…Continue
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Mario Cuomo would’ve made an excellent cadaver, Sicilian Mafia bosses thought. The New York governor was targeted for assassination by Cosa Nostra during a trip to Italy in 1992, a time when the Sicilian mob was waging an all-out war on the Italian state, resulting in the deaths of countless policemen, judges, and…Continue
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Another ghost cast member of the Mob Wives television series goes down. Mob associate Luigi Grasso (photo above, right), also known as Ronnie Petrino, was sentenced yesterday to 20-years-to-life for transporting a cache of weapons and other potential robbery tools in 2012, the …Continue
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Federal authorities arrested 34 members of a drug trafficking organization which operated in the Santiago Iglesias Public Housing Project, in the municipality of Ponce, in Puerto Rico, Tuesday. They are charged with a variety of drug crimes and, if convicted, face a minimum sentence of 10 years, and up to life in…Continue
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Karen Gravano (photo below) hopes that Donald Trump becomes the next President of the United States. Why? Well, the star of VH1’s Mob Wives thinks the billionaire businessman would be her father Sammy the Bull’s best chance to get out of prison early. “All I can say is maybe he can give his old friend Sammy a fuckin’ pardon,” she…Continue
The Spanish national police and law enforcement authorities from the Czech Republic and Serbia, supported by Europol, have disrupted a Serbian organized crime group operating in Spain and the Czech Republic. This criminal network is suspected of committing a vast array of criminal offences, including three murders and the…Continue
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Seven pharmaceutical companies in Belgium have been accused of selling large amounts of medicine containing ephedrine to Mexican drug lord Ezio Figueroa-Vasquez (photo above), who used the products to manufacture $360 million worth of crystal meth.
As a criminal one has to cut corners and be creative. Meth cooks have been…Continue
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Miguel Trujillo, a FIFA match agent and soccer consultant, pleaded guilty in federal court in Brooklyn yesterday to one count of money laundering conspiracy and two counts of wire fraud conspiracy in connection with his participation in multiple schemes to bribe soccer officials. He also pleaded guilty to one count of filing…Continue
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James “Whitey” Bulger lost his appeal for a new trial yesterday. The 86-year-old Boston mob boss felt his right to a fair trial was violated when a judge barred him from testifying about his claim that he received…Continue
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Vincenzo Bontà, the son-in-law of Sicilian Mafioso Giovanni Bontade, was shot dead in Palermo yesterday. Bontà (45) was killed along with 53-year-old Giuseppe Vella. The pair was murdered in a very narrow part of the Via Falsomiele in Palermo, leaving them no chance to escape. Two suspects have been arrested by…Continue
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Looks can be deceiving. Looking at photos of Slobodanka Tosic, a former Playboy model and 2005 Miss Photogenic for Bosnia and Herzegovina, one can see many things, but mostly a beautiful, harmless, young, perhaps dumb, blonde woman. However, that same woman was sentenced to two and a half years in prison yesterday for her…Continue
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Twelve more members of the Seven Mile Bloods street gang in Detroit were charged in a superseding indictment Tuesday, adding charges for racketeering, murder in aid of racketeering, firearms violations and related offenses. The previous indictment had charged three other individuals.
The Seven Mile Bloods (SMB) gang…Continue
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“Try to get me extradited as fast as possible,” Mexico’s most powerful drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman recently asked his lawyer Jose Refugio Rodriguez. Guzman made his plea “in a moment of desperation” over his treatment in prison, the lawyer told AFP today.
Guzman is currently living under a much stricter regime,…Continue
Just when you thought they were out… It turns out the Triads – the Chinese Mafia – continue to control gambling and loansharking in casinos in Macau, Asia’s gambling mecca. According to a report published in the British Journal of Criminology, Triad gangs have simply altered their way of doing business, becoming more low-key and…Continue
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The world is changing and either you adapt and survive or you get left behind to die. With increased security on international ships and vessels traveling the dangerous oceans and high seas, pirates have had a more difficult time than usual getting paid. So, they changed up their modus operandi and used high tech cybercrime in their…Continue
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The hits just keep on coming. Lorenzo Giordano (photo above), one of the leading members of the Montreal Mafia was shot down in a parking lot in Laval this morning. The 52-year-old was taken to the hospital, but to no avail, the Montreal Gazette reported.
Giordano was one of six mob bosses in charge of Montreal’s …Continue
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Two Pittsburgh-area brothers have been sentenced in federal court for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced yesterday.
On Friday, United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed a sentence of imprisonment of 240 months,…Continue
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