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Racketeering and drug charges for leaders of Bandidos gang

By David Amoruso

Authorities in Texas have arrested the highest ranking leaders of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Club on federal racketeering and drug distribution charges, yesterday. Charges stem from Bandidos’ war with rival biker gang Cossacks MC and a drug ring run by Bandidos leaders and members of its Colorado chapter.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 7, 2016 at 6:04am — No Comments

Convicted drug trafficker becomes head of South American country’s National Security Service

By David Amoruso

Suriname is officially being run by a bunch of narcotics traffickers. Today, the South American country named a former soldier who was sentenced to 8 years in prison for running an ecstasy laboratory as the new head of its…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 4, 2016 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Universal Aryan Brotherhood member pleads guilty to racketeering charges

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A member of the Universal Aryan Brotherhood (UAB) prison gang pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to charges of conspiracy to conduct a racketeering enterprise, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute meth and two charges of violence committed in aid of racketeering.

Ronnie Dean Haskins (photo above,) aka Dirty Red, 43, of Oklahoma, pleaded guilty and acknowledged his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 30, 2015 at 10:36am — No Comments

Leader of La Familia drug cartel tortured and killed

By David Amoruso

Live by the gun, die by the gun. Mexican drug lord Carlos Rosales Mendoza’s life ended in familiar fashion. His dead body was dumped along with three other corpses in the carpark of a tollbooth along a motorway in western Mexico. All four men had been tortured and shot to death.

Rosales Mendoza was the founder of La…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 29, 2015 at 8:12am — No Comments

‘Ndrangheta busts net bosses and 2006 World Cup winner

By David Amoruso

The Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta has become Italy’s most powerful crime group in recent years. With its international cocaine connections it has managed to become a global powerhouse as well. Now, it can even boast it counts a famous football star among its pawns, one who won the 2006 World Cup with Italy.

An …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 23, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

The American Mafia bets on the world and wins big

By David Amoruso

Gambling has always been the American Mafia’s “bread and butter.” After controlling illicit gambling across the United States, the mob upped the ante by turning Las Vegas into Sin City, a gambler’s paradise. But in true gambling spirit: It was never enough. In the decades that followed the mob expanded abroad and set up casinos across…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 22, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

N.J. boss Rufus Young gets 15 years for selling kilos of heroin

By David Amoruso

Rufus Young (photo above) was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday for conspiring to distribute heroin in Ocean and Monmouth counties and elsewhere in New Jersey. 42-year-old Rufus “Equan” Young, of Asbury Park, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.

The…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 19, 2015 at 8:40am — No Comments

Anti-organized crime Operation Blue Amber results in nearly 900 arrests in 2015

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Nearly 900 arrests and 7.7 tons of drugs seized: these are only a few of the final results from Operation Blue Amber, a series of international actions in 2015 led by EU Member States and supported by Europol.

Operation Blue Amber brought law enforcement officers from 28 EU Member States, 31 non-EU countries and other international partners together to disrupt organized crime groups and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 18, 2015 at 6:57am — No Comments

Camorra mobster gets life in prison for murder of drug dealer

By David Amoruso

Camorra gangster Giuseppe De Filippis (photo above, left) was sentenced to life in prison yesterday for the 2014 murder of a Nigerian drug dealer in the town of Mondragone. The trial of De Filippis shed light on how the local Camorra is outsourcing some of its rackets to emerging foreign groups.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 17, 2015 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Violent New York Asian gang hit with racketeering charges

By David Amoruso

Eight members and associates of the Zheng Organization were charged with crimes including racketeering, narcotics trafficking, extortion offenses, illegal gambling, and soliciting assaults on Tuesday. Qian “Cash” Zheng, the gang’s leader, faces a maximum sentence of 164 years in prison if convicted.

Zheng’s organization…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 17, 2015 at 9:23am — No Comments

DeCavalcante family associate admits selling cocaine

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James Heeney, an associate of New Jersey’s DeCavalcante crime family of La Cosa Nostra, Tuesday admitted his role in distributing more than 500 grams of cocaine.

36-year-old Heeney of Elizabeth, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William H. Walls to one count of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 17, 2015 at 8:22am — No Comments

The Life and Death of Mafia Capo Anthony Carfano

By Thom L. Jones

Life being what it is, one thinks of revenge - Charles Baudelaire

It's another one of those images that have stayed with us over the years. Almost sixty. A different time then, in every respect. The little guy dead in his car, engine running, headlights on, slumped back in the seat, left hand clutching the steering wheel,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 12, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Two DeCavalcante family mobsters admit distributing cocaine

By David Amoruso

Two associates of the DeCavalcante crime family of La Cosa Nostra Wednesday admitted their roles in distributing more than 500 grams of cocaine. John “Johnny Balls” Capozzi (34) of Union, New Jersey, and Mario Galli (23) of Toms River, New Jersey, each pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of more than 500 grams of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 4, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

Gotti movie starring John Travolta begins shooting in March

By David Amoruso

It’s official: The new Gotti movie Shadow of My Father will begin filming in March of 2016. Director Kevin Connolly shared a photo of the script on social media and the official Twitter page of the film posted the release date along with it.

Shadow of My Father is based on …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 3, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

The facts behind the Kansas City Mob depicted in Fargo

By David Amoruso

The second season of Fargo, the critically acclaimed television series on FX, is its best so far. With two crime families fighting a bloody war for control over small-town America, viewers are treated to some amazing TV. Still, I wondered, how “true” is the story of the Kansas City Mob battling the Gerhardt family?

Each…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 30, 2015 at 5:44am — No Comments

MS-13 member and former FBI Ten Most Wanted fugitive sentenced to life

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Juan Garcia, also known as “Cruzito,” a member of La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as the MS-13 street gang, was sentenced to life in prison on Monday for his involvement in the murder of a young mother and her child. After the murder he and his co-conspirators had fled to El Salvador resulting in his placement on the FBI’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 25, 2015 at 2:03am — No Comments

Major Albanian-Czech people smuggling network busted

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Law enforcement authorities from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany and the United Kingdom, supported by Europol, took action early today against a Europe-wide organized crime group composed primarily of Czech and Albanian nationals.

Members of the group are suspected of money laundering and smuggling mainly Albanian nationals into the European Union in breach of immigration law. Eight members have been arrested.

The group, operating since late 2013,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 24, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Crime Beat: Frank Sinatra, Crooked Brooklyn & more

Crime Beat Radio is back! Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for December 3, 2015, through February 11, 2016. Topics covered include the drug war, gangsters in Prohibition, Spy Craft, government corruption, presidential assassinations, and more.

Here is the lineup:

  • December 3 - Richard Muti, the author of…
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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 24, 2015 at 7:47am — No Comments

Sicily's Cosa Nostra can’t stop ISIS, says Mafia historian Lupo

Photo: The aftermath of the bomb attack on the A29 motorway near Capaci, Sicily, that killed anti-mafia judge Giovanni Falcone, his wife and three bodyguards.

By David Amoruso

As ISIS’ reign of terror is sending shockwaves through Europe, many of us are left guessing and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 20, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Leaders of Montreal Mafia and Hells Angels busted in raids

By David Amoruso

Police in Canada targeted a who’s who of Montreal’s underworld this morning, arresting leaders of the Montreal Mafia and Hells Angels, including Stefano Sollecito, the alleged current boss of the Montreal Mafia; Leonardo Rizzuto (photo above, left), son of deceased boss Vito Rizzuto; and Maurice Boucher (photo above, right),…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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