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Al Capone’s Beer Wars: Book delves into Prohibition-era Chicago gangland violence, revealing rare facts and insights

By David Amoruso

Chicago during Prohibition was a place of extremes. It was a city where men made more money than God as they smuggled booze, set up speakeasies, engaged in labor racketeering, ran prostitution and organized gambling. It was also where many of them died violent deaths at the hands of their rivals as various gangs fought…

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The Chicago Outfit - Overview

Estimate members: Between 50 and 90 made members

First Boss: James "Big Jim" Colosimo

Primary…

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Airport employee tried to smuggle $2.1 million worth of heroin wrapped in Christmas paper in luggage

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

James Mitchell, an employee of Aero Port Services at LAX, was indicted today on federal drug trafficking charges for allegedly trying to smuggle at least one kilogram of heroin on a plane leaving Los Angeles International Airport. The heroin was wrapped in Christmas paper and concealed in checked luggage on a…

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Triads - Overview

HISTORY



The Chinese Triads find their origin centuries ago. At least since the Tang dynasty (617-907) China has had secret societies. Several Triads identify themselves with the White Lotus Society. The White Lotus Society expelled the Mongolian occupation force…

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Henchmen of convicted San Francisco crime boss Raymond Chow reach plea deals

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Five members of the San Francisco Tong organization led by convicted crime boss Raymond Chow pleaded guilty to reduced charges yesterday. Gary Kwong Yiu Chen, Anthony John Lai, and Xiu Ying…

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Former Hells Angels boss George Christie to share his outlaw biker life experiences at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Are you curious what it’s like to be a rough riding member of outlaw motorcycle club the Hells Angels? Well, then former Hells Angels president George Christie is just the guy to tell you all about the inner…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 5, 2017 at 5:38am — No Comments

“Joey No Socks,” the persisting rumors about Donald Trump and the American Mafia and whether they matter

By David Amoruso

Donald Trump and the mob, the rumors persist and the video footage keeps rolling in. As the clock struck midnight and the crowd at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate celebrated the new year, the president-elect had just received the One-of-a-Kind bronze Eagle award from a man known on the streets of New York as “Joey No Socks,” a…

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Gangsters Inc. interviews

When it comes to organized crime, Gangsters Inc. prefers to get its information straight from the main source. Interviewing gangsters, Mafiosi, cops, FBI agents, journalists, and writers is the way to get to the bottom of the seedy underworld. Especially one on one.

Here are a few of our interviews:

Prison Breaks:…

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Prison Breaks - From mobsters and hitmen to serial killers and drug lords: The men who escaped from jail

By David Amoruso

Prison escapes always manage to capture the public’s attention. There is something about criminals using their brain and brawn to break out of a guarded fortress built to keep them locked in. Author John DuMond wrote two books about prison breaks and knows exactly how these mobsters, hitmen, serial killers, and one rich…

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Thieves start 2017 by robbing $6 million from Manhattan jewelry wholesaler seconds after New Year’s Eve

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Happy New Year!!! As New Yorkers saw the ball drop at Times Square, a few blocks away three thieves had broken into a Midtown jewelry wholesaler, raided the safes and made off with $6 million worth of valuables. Police suspect it was an inside job and are looking for three men.

Armed with nothing more than…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 3, 2017 at 6:23am — No Comments

China sends crime boss and 66 members of mob-style syndicate to prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The leader and 66 members of a crime syndicate in the eastern Chinese province of Anhui were sentenced to time in prison on Sunday, China’s news agency Xinhua reported. The group was involved in…

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Complex Twin Peaks Bandidos biker trial nearing start

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

It’s been almost two years since bikers of the Bandidos and Cossacks motorcycle clubs were involved in a …

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Gangsters Inc. at the movies: Live by Night starring Ben Affleck as Prohibition-era gangster

By David Amoruso

Ah, the Roaring Twenties, how we can’t get enough of those glorious times when women were broads, men were fellas, and everyone dressed to the nines while sipping some illegal brew during Prohibition. Hollywood knows this all too…

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Yakuza - Overview

The Japanese Yakuza is one of the more traditional Organized Crime groups. The Yakuza are the main power in Japan and have branched out to other Asian countries, the United States, Canada and parts of Europe. However Japan remains their main stronghold. The Yakuza are active in gambling, drugs, prostitution,…

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U.S. Treasury sanctions Yakuza groups and its bosses

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The United States continues its fight against organized crime abroad. Yesterday, the United States Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctioned the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi, a powerful group within the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia, and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 31, 2016 at 9:42am — No Comments

Organized Crime in Australia

As the sixth largest country in the world, Australia has a lot of room for people who are looking for new territory to commit crimes. Discovered by Dutch explorers, Australia eventually fell under British rule. The British used the far-away continent as an isolated prison in the sun after they lost control of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 29, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Largest ever cocaine bust in Australia’s history – Ex-rugby player, Bondi entrepreneur, fishermen arrested

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Australian police wrapped up a very successful operation aimed at taking down a multi-million-dollar cocaine ring on Christmas Day, arresting fifteen men, and seizing over 1,100 kilograms of cocaine in Australia…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 29, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Outlaw biker offers 10K reward to public for info on men who threw a “hand grenade” into his home

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A high-ranking member of Dutch outlaw motorcycle club Satudarah is looking for a criminal and he needs your help! Laurence Sapulette, the Sergeant-at-Arms of motorcycle club Satudarah, has put up a reward of €10,000 euro for information on the men who threw a hand grenade into his residence in the Dutch city of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 29, 2016 at 10:13am — No Comments

Profile: Belgian crime boss Marcel “Le Grande Marcel” Habran

By Milko

Marcel Habran was born on June 5, 1933. Nicknamed “Le Grand Marcel,” which means “The Big Marcel,” he was known as the godfather of the underworld in the Belgian city of Liège. His first arrest came at the age of 18, after he stole some copper. During those early years, Habran worked in bars in Liège’s red light district. Besides his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 29, 2016 at 5:23am — No Comments

Public church mass in memory of slain Montreal Mafia boss Rocco Sollecito canceled – Mass was to be held in Italy

By David Amoruso

A mass in memory of murdered Montreal Mafia boss Rocco Sollecito has been canceled, Italian news agencies report. The priest at the church in Grumo Appula, a town near the city of Bari in Italy,…

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