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Biker News: War Down Under

By David Amoruso

Citizens of Sydney, Australia are living in fear as bullets are flying through multiple neighborhoods. The night from Monday to Tuesday saw a climax with five shootings within a few hours, four of which are connected to a conflict between the Hells Angels and rival motorcycle gang the Nomads.

A police source told the …


Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 18, 2012 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Guatemalan Drug Boss Linked To Zetas Hit Hard

By David Amoruso

And the war on drugs continues. Yesterday, this website reported about the news of an alliance between the Los Zetas drug cartel and the Mara Salvatrucha gang from Guatemala. Today, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced that Guatemalan drug lord Horst Walter Overdick Mejia has been hit with serious criminal charges, including…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 10, 2012 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Los Zetas and Maras Form Alliance From Hell

By David Amoruso

Two of the most deadly groups in organized crime have formed an alliance. According to Guatemalan authorities, the Mara Salvatrucha street gang and the Los Zetas drug cartel have decided to work together for their mutual benefit.

For the Mexican Los Zetas Cartel the benefits are simple. If it can rely on the manpower the Mara…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 9, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Viktor Bout Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison

By David Amoruso

International arms dealer Viktor Bout was sentenced yesterday to 25 years in prison for conspiring to sell millions of dollars worth of weapons, including hundreds of surface-to-air missiles and over 20,000 AK-47s to the Colombian FARC.

In addition to his prison term, Judge Scheindlin sentenced Bout to five years of supervised released…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 6, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

US Soldiers Busted in Drug Cartel Murder-For-Hire Plot

By David Amoruso

Two US Army soldiers are among six men charged with running a drug trafficking ring and offering their services as a murder-for-hire team to undercover DEA agents posing as members of the Mexican Los Zetas drug cartel.

The Los Zetas drug cartel is infamous for its ultraviolent ways in a Mexican underworld that is already…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 31, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments

Trouble For Canadian Hells Angels

By David Amoruso

As if a violent Mafia war raging through the city of Montreal wasn’t enough for Canadians, they now have to seriously brace themselves for a new biker war between the Hells Angels and their bitter rivals Rock Machine.

News of the brewing biker war came last week when police …


Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 27, 2012 at 10:14am — No Comments

Give a Man a Gun: The story of Carmine DiBiase

By Thom L. Jones

Carmine DiBiase went out on Christmas Day and got drunk. Very drunk. Very, very drunk. And then he shot and killed someone.

Not just any old someone, but a best friend someone. A guy who had stood by Carmine at his wedding, as his chief attendant. Been godfather to one of his children. Was his business partner.

A man who was…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 17, 2012 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Crime Beat Radio: Whitey Bulger & Frank Matthews

Crime Beat Radio has released its new upcoming schedule! Hosts Ron Chepesiuk and Will Hryb have got two new months filled to the brim with interesting guests for your listening pleasure. If you have missed an episode, you can go to the Crime Beat Radio website and listen to all of their old and…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 8, 2012 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Gangsters Inc. Sits Down With Makers of Drug Lord Docu

In 1973, Frank Matthews, history’s first African American drug kingpin, jumped bail in New York City with $15 to 20 million and ostensibly a beautiful girlfriend. Nearly four decades later, the fate of Frank Matthews, the money and the girlfriend, Cheryl Brown, remain a complete mystery. “It’s as if Matthews dropped off the face of the earth,” explained…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 29, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments

Italian-Australian Gangsters & Mafiosi

By Steven Ralph (He is a beginning writer and will be writing articles on a number of Italian-Australian crimes and criminals, whether overtly mafia related or simply ethnically Italian. Stay tuned for some good stories from the land down under.)

In his classic 1970 work The Criminal Brotherhoods, respected author David Leon Chandler cites information gleaned from…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 18, 2012 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Bloods Gang Leader Charged With Three Murders

By David Amoruso

A leader of the Bloods street gang was charged yesterday with three counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder. Ronald Herron (30), also known as “Ra,” “Ra Diggs,” “Ra Digga” and “Raheem,” was also hit with racketeering, murder in-aid-of racketeering, murder conspiracy, robbery, illegal use and possession of firearms, and…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 14, 2012 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Yakuza Clan Boss And Members Pose For Photographer

By David Amoruso

The Japanese Yakuza has always lent itself perfectly for visually stunning movies and anime comics. The broad-shouldered gangsters wearing expensive suits and sporting intimidating looks at any outsider who dares to cross an invisible red line. Yet, it is without their suits that the Yakuza members truly become a visual menace.…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 11, 2012 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

American Gangsters

By Seth Ferranti

Just like Hollywood catapulted the Italian Mafia into the mainstream with the Godfather movies, New Jack City documented the devastating crack epidemic and the drug crews that terrorized and held court in the city’s projects. Nino Brown was a fictional character, as was his crew, but you didn’t have to look far to find their real life counterparts who dominated the…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 7, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments

Gotti & Me: A Journalist’s Close Encounters With the Mob

This story is excerpted from Krajicek’s new e-book, “Gotti and Me: A Crime Reporter’s Close Encounters With the New York Mafia,” available at and other book websites.

By David J. Krajicek

The mugs of the American Mafia once had the quaint custom of keeping their mouths shut. Mobsters took pride in being tight-lipped, even when…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 1, 2012 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Amsterdam's Hells Angels Leave Their Home

By David Amoruso

Today was an emotional day for members of the Amsterdam chapter of the Dutch Hells Angels. Labeled by both people in law enforcement and the media as the most powerful Hells Angels chapter in Europe, they saw their beloved club house torn down by workers. The city of Amsterdam will now start building a residential area on what, for 37 years, was…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 30, 2012 at 10:49am — 2 Comments

Bonanno Family Leadership Busted

By David Amoruso

The Bonanno Crime Family has been hit once again. This morning, federal agents of the FBI and DEA arrested several high ranking mobsters on charges of racketeering, extortion, illegal gambling, and conspiring to distribute marijuana. One of those arrested is an alleged associate of the Gambino Crime Family and is charged with loansharking. If convicted,…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 27, 2012 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Mama San: Godmother of the Chinese Underworld

Special to Gangsters Inc.

This is an excerpt from the new book, Queenpins: Notorious Women Gangsters from the Modern Era

The book is published by Strategic Media Books ( and is available from the web site, and other publishing…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 22, 2012 at 11:51am — No Comments

Joe Barboza: Boston Barbarian

By Thom L. Jones

The alliteration is perhaps inexcusable. The description however, is almost as perfect as you will get.

A man who allegedly bit off part of another man’s ear in a bar brawl. Who terrified a family as he tried to destroy their car- with them in it. Someone who apparently actually frightened some members of the Boston police department to the point that…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 11, 2012 at 7:00am — 9 Comments

Crime Beat: Montreal Mafia, Chicago Outfit and 2Pac

Crime Beat Radio Show's Upcoming Schedule for January 12, 2012, through March 8, 2012, features Tupac’s murder Investigation, International arms trafficking, the Montreal mafia, Chicago’s Outfit, Mexico’s War on drugs, and much more

January, 2012— Crime Beat: Issues, Controversies and Personalities from the darkside on Artist First World Radio Network is…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 9, 2012 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Gangsters Inc. Wishes Everyone Happy Holidays!

By David Amoruso

It has been quite the year. 2011 had a long list of surprising incidents in the world of organized crime and Gangsters Inc. and its writers did their best to inform you of everything that happened.

In January, a crew of the Gambino Crime Family …


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 24, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

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