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Surrounded by police MS-13 leader commits suicide rather than return to prison

By David Amoruso

MS-13 leader Anderson Daniel Cabrera Cifuentes (photo above) hated doing time. Not a good thing when you’re looking at serving 162 years in a cell for murder, murder conspiracy, and extortion. But for every problem, there’s a solution.

Last year, in August of 2017, Cifuentes thought he’d found a way…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 6, 2018 at 8:32am — No Comments

Murder at the Drive-Thru: Bonanno family mobster shot in the head while getting coffee at McDonald’s

By David Amoruso

Sylvester Zottola had problems. The Bonanno family mobster was beefing with someone and that person was intent on murdering him over it. After surviving several attempts on his life, Zottola’s number was finally up on yesterday evening when an assassin shot him dead while he waited for his coffee at a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 5, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

Crime Beat: Women in organized crime, police corruption, boxing

By Ron Chepesiuk

CRIME BEAT: ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES AND PERSONALITIES FROM THE DARK SIDE on Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for October 4, 2018, through November 29, 2018. Topics covered include…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 4, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

“Good jobs, boys!” fugitive Liverpool gangster tells cops when they arrest him

By David Amoruso

Dark humor. What else can you do when you’re facing over three decades behind bars? That’s what fugitive Liverpool gangster Shaun Walmsley must’ve thought when cops slapped handcuffs on him after he spent 18 months on the run after breaking out of prison with the help of some of his machine gun-wielding…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 3, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

Houston drug boss admits taking over family heroin trafficking business

By David Amoruso

Family is everything. No surprise then that 35-year-old Victor Manuel Morales-Moreno moved from California to Houston to run a drug ring once operated by his imprisoned relatives.

Morales-Moreno took over following the arrests and incarceration of his relatives Jose Herrera-Alvarado and Pedro…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 3, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

Lucchese family mobster who laid in ambush for snitch pleads guilty to attempted murder

By David Amoruso

Lucchese crime family mobster Joseph “Joey Glasses” Datello (photo above) pleaded guilty on Monday to various acts of racketeering, including the attempted murder of a witness against him, narcotics trafficking, and collecting debts through the threat of violence.

67-year-old Datello faces a maximum…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 27, 2018 at 10:26am — No Comments

Ride and die in prison: Former National Vice President of Bandidos Motorcycle Club sentenced to life

By David Amoruso

The former National Vice President of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Club, 59-year-old John Xavier Portillo, was sentenced on Monday to two consecutive life sentences, plus twenty years, in federal prison for racketeering and drug trafficking charges.

Portillo (photo above) was convicted alongside…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 26, 2018 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

“Corey Hamlet is as smart as any CEO we’ve prosecuted” – Profile of Grape Street Crips leader Corey Hamlet

By David Amoruso

Newark gang boss Corey Hamlet went by many nicknames. “Blizzie”, “C-Blaze” or simply “Blaze”. But it’s the name “Castor Troy” that sticks out when reading his indictment. The character portrayed by Nicholas Cage in the 1997 movie Face/Off was a criminal mastermind who reigned by engulfing the world around…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 23, 2018 at 1:47pm — 1 Comment

Crackdown on San Diego street gangs and Mexican Mafia results in 26 charged and 228 guns seized

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Twenty-six people, many of them alleged members and associates of criminal street gangs and the Mexican Mafia prison gang, were charged on Thursday with participating in drug- and gun-related conspiracies, including one that alleges a kidnapping and armed robbery that was prevented by law…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 22, 2018 at 10:59am — No Comments

Violent Miami crew told mother of victim they would kill her son, then did

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Ten members of Miami’s Dub Side Blood Family were found guilty of racketeering, drug trafficking, armed robberies, and violent crimes on September 14. The crew conducted its unlawful business practices for over 17 years as it felt untouchable in the South Gwen Cherry Housing Complex in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 20, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Two Afghan heroin traffickers ensnared in DEA undercover sting operation sentenced to prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two Afghan heroin traffickers were sentenced last week in Manhattan federal court for conspiring to import large quantities of heroin into the United States. 53-year-old Lajbar Lajaward Khan and 47-year-old Amal Said Said Alam Shah were sentenced to 15 years and almost 11 years in prison,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

“You only do two days: The day you go in and the day you come out” – Profile of Mafia capo Gene Gotti

By David Amoruso

Gene Gotti took a 50-year prison sentence and didn’t flinch. Just like his infamous big brother, John, the Teflon Don, Gene did his time and kept his mouth shut. Now, he faces his toughest challenge yet: Living life as a Gotti.

For a long time, life as a Gotti was simple. Though the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2018 at 2:53pm — No Comments

New York Lucchese Mafia family hitman pleads guilty to attempted murder of Bonanno family mobster

By David Amoruso

It’s the sort of vendetta violence the American Mafia is known for. After a Bonanno family mobster insulted a leader of the Lucchese family, the boss ordered his death. On Friday, the hitman who was handed the murder contract admitted his guilt in the plot.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 16, 2018 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Never lie to the feds – Profile of Boston Mafia boss Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme

By David Amoruso

Never rat on your friends, but if you do, you better not lie to the feds. That’s the lesson former Boston Mafia boss Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme learned yesterday when he was sentenced to life in prison for a 1993 murder he forgot to mention when he decided to cooperate with the FBI.

Perhaps…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 14, 2018 at 11:05am — No Comments

How a domestic dispute led to the death of one of Canada’s most powerful Mafia bosses

By David Amoruso

A domestic dispute? It’s not the first thing one thinks of when a reputed Mafia boss is shot dead in his home. Still, that’s what happened to 87-year-old Toronto mob leader Rocco Zito (photo above) on January 29, 2016. His son-in-law, Domenico Scopelliti, was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison for…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 12, 2018 at 8:20am — No Comments

Russian Mafia - Overview

Organized Crime has existed in Russia (former Soviet Union) for centuries. Under the communist regime corruption was as normal in Russia as snow falling during the winter. One of the big money makers for the Russian criminals was selling Western products on the black market, a market they controlled in the 1970s and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 11, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Leader of major drug ring that supplied Bloods and others sentenced to 20 years in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The leader of a major drug trafficking organization was sentenced to two decades in prison on Friday. 37-year-old Rashourn Niles (photo above) was taken down as a result of a coordinated law enforcement investigation codenamed Operation Tin Panda, that to date has resulted in 39 defendants…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 10, 2018 at 1:30am — No Comments

Cocaine and guns? Nah, the real money is in stealing hair weaves and vanilla

By David Amoruso

Crime is a flexible business. It can go from dealing in cars to trafficking cigarettes in the blink of an eye. Hell, it can do both at the same time. It can take bets and break skulls in the same inning. But crime usually revolves around a certain number of products and vices. Well, prepare to have your…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 9, 2018 at 5:44am — No Comments

Smirking and laughing as his victims died violent deaths - Profile: Irish mob hitman “Fat Freddie” Thompson

By David Amoruso

Irish gangster Frederick “Fat Freddie” Thompson’s name is notorious in and around Dublin, Ireland. As leader of a squad of hitmen he orchestrated countless bloody murders in two gang wars that ravaged not just the Irish city, but Europe’s mainland as well.

Thompson was born in 1980 in South…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 8, 2018 at 7:44am — 1 Comment

Boss of heroin trafficking crew heads to federal prison for 7 years

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The leader of a massive heroin and money laundering conspiracy is heading to federal prison. 46-year-old Jesus Gutierrez pleaded guilty on April 26, 2018, to trafficking heroin and conspiracy to launder money. Today, he was sentenced to 7 years in prison.

At the time of his plea, the court…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 7, 2018 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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