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Drug boss Ricks: From selfies in the gym to trafficking heroin

By David Amoruso

Crime boss Keith Ricks liked to stay busy. Moving bricks of heroin, robbing rival dope dealers from their hard earned product, and pumping iron in the gym were among his favorites. He surrounded himself by likeminded men. But each one craved attention. On Twitter, on Instagram, in self-made movies. While they felt like they…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 17, 2015 at 3:59am — 1 Comment

Associate of Memphis Mob Pleads Guilty to Drug Conspiracy

Associate of Memphis Mob Pleads Guilty to Drug Conspiracy


An associate of the Memphis Mob, a violent street organization, has pled guilty to conspiring to possess hydrocodone with the intent to distribute. His guilty plea was announced Tuesday.

According to the indictment, Terrance Freeman unlawfully conspired with others to distribute large quantities of hydrocodone throughout the Memphis area beginning at a time period unknown to law enforcement but up…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 17, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

With Broome Street Boys director brings back gritty mob flick

By David Amoruso

The gangster movie genre owes a lot to Italian-American directors like Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppolla. Soon we can add Matteo Ribaudo to that list. His words. Shoot for the moon and you might just hit a star. That’s his motto. With his new film Broome Street Boys this fresh director plans to make his mark and…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 15, 2015 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Detroit gang leader gets 35 years for racketeering

By David Amoruso / PRESS RELEASE

Antonio Johnson, the National President of the Phantom Outlaw Motorcycle Club and “Three-Star General” of the Vice Lords street gang in Detroit, Michigan, was sentenced yesterday to 35 years in prison for violent racketeering-related crimes.  To date, twelve other defendants have been convicted for their roles in a…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 9, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

37 Bloods gangsters sentenced to over 415 years in prison

By David Amoruso / PRESS RELEASE

A multi-year investigation into the Nine Trey Gangsters Bloods criminal street gang, a set of the East Coast United Blood Nation, in Virginia concluded last week as the final defendant pleaded guilty.

The Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation into the Nine Trey Gangsters, designated Operation Ruby Red and…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 6, 2015 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Did El Chapo’s son just tweet his fugitive father’s location?

By David Amoruso

A photo of a young man sitting at a restaurant with two men by his side, their faces obscured by a cartoonish smiley. Beneath the photo, in Spanish, the text: “August here. You already know who with.” Underneath all of that the place where the photo was taken, Costa Rica. Why is this news? Because this photo may have revealed…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 5, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Crime Beat: Panel discusses state of the American Mafia

By David Amoruso

Crime experts Christian Cipollini, Alex Hortis, and David Amoruso of Gangsters Inc. will take part in a panel discussion on the topic: “Is the American Mafia finished?” this coming Thursday evening 8pm EST, September 10th.

The …


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 5, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Another Guilty Plea in Norteno Investigation

By David Amoruso / Department of Justice

Nortenos gang member Richard Lobato (51) of Nampa, Idaho, pleaded guilty on September 1 in United States District Court to distributing methamphetamine.  Lobato was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 15, 2014.

According to the plea agreement, Lobato admitted that he distributed methamphetamine to a confidential informant on two occasions.  On October 9, 2013, Lobato and another person sold approximately one-quarter of an ounce…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 3, 2015 at 3:57am — No Comments

Operation Cyber Juice: DEA busts home labs, gyms, local distributors

By David Amoruso

A nationwide sweep of raids and arrests targeting every level of the global underground trade of anabolic steroids took place today, DEA officials announced. Operation Cyber Juice was comprised of over 30 different U.S. investigations in 20 states and resulted in the arrest of over 90 individuals, the seizure of 16…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 2, 2015 at 2:11pm — No Comments

New map shows mob social clubs in New York

By David Amoruso

Since its inception members of the American Mafia hung out at social clubs owned by friends or associates. Places with names like The Ravenite, The Triangle Social Club or The Gemini Lounge. Mob buff Charlie Yates has compiled an app and map listing almost every known mob social club in the New York area. “Modern technology can actually put you…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 29, 2015 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

A Chicago Mob Story: The Man who loved being a Gangster

By Thom L. Jones

I have struck a city-a real city-and they call it Chicago... I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages.

- Rudyard Kipling

In Chicago in the 1920s and 1930s there was enough crime to go around. Plenty to satisfy everyone.

As one journalist put it, "In all the…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 25, 2015 at 3:45am — No Comments

Thom L. Jones' Mob Corner - Overview

Mob Corner is written by Thom L. Jones. A retired businessman, he has had a long interest in organized crime, and in particular the Sicilian and American Mafia.

A hobby triggered by a book he read while studying at university "God Protect Me From My Friends" a…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 25, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

Gambino Acting Boss: Francesco Cali

By David Amoruso

Posted on July 14, 2008 (updated on August 21, 2015)

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Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali was born in New York on March 26, 1965, the son of Sicilian parents who were doing pretty good. Back in Palermo, Sicily his father ran a store selling goods and electrical materials. In New York he opened a video store. His father's name popped up…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 21, 2015 at 4:37pm — No Comments

Profile of DeCavalcante crime family capo Charles Stango

By David Amoruso

Long distance relationships are hard, but running a New Jersey Mafia crew from Las Vegas is close to impossible. New Jersey mob captain Charles Stango (photo above) tried, though. In the process he gave the FBI gems like this: “The ending ain’t going to be good. I’m taking no prisoners.” The feds do take prisoners and hit him with…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 21, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

The DeCavalcante Crime Family - Overview

First Boss: Filippo "Phil" Amari

Primary activities: Extortion, gambling, drugs, loansharking, Union corruption.

Boss: ?…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 21, 2015 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Gangsters Inc. contributor LeRon L. Barton

LeRon Barton (1978 – ) was born in Kansas City, Mo. Encouraged by his Mother to write, he attended Paseo Academy Fine Arts High-school to hone his craft. Mentored by famed writer Stan Banks, Barton began to write and recite poetry in KC and contribute to an underground zine. Graduating from…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 18, 2015 at 4:34am — No Comments

Living Life: Crime, bikers, prison gangs, and the future

By LeRon L. Barton

On a Tuesday in San Francisco, California, I was scheduled to meet up with Tony, a guy that answered an ad I placed on He and I traded texts on when and where to meet and decided on The Mission, a historically Latino neighborhood in San Francisco. I’ve always been a fan of The Mission. It is arguably the most vibrant…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 18, 2015 at 4:32am — No Comments

About Gangsters Inc.

Gangsters Inc. went online on July 12, 2001 and is run by David Amoruso. It focuses on global organized crime and the Mafia and has a large variety of authors who contribute articles, book excerpts, and charts - All our content is original and exclusive. At Gangsters Inc. we prefer to…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 18, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

London crime boss Patrick Adams arrested in Amsterdam

By David Amoruso

London gangster Patrick Adams (59) was arrested by Dutch police in Amsterdam on Friday. He is now awaiting his extradition back to the United Kingdom where he is wanted in connection with a shooting in London two years ago.

Adams is one of the leading members of what is known as “the A-Team” or Adams Family, one of London’s…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 11, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

How bank robber “Machine Gun” Kelly got his nickname

By Barbara Casey

In the early 1930s banks in the United States were terrorized by a bunch of high profile armed robbers who roamed the mid-west. One of these notorious men was Tennessee, Mississippi-born “Machine Gun” Kelly. Starting out as a bootlegger, he switched careers after a stint in prison and became a fulltime bank robber feared throughout the…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 9, 2015 at 12:14pm — No Comments

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