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Yakuza Boss: Kazuo Taoka



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Kazuo Taoka was boss of the most powerful Yakuza Family in Japan: The Yamaguchi Gumi. He was the toughest and most feared Yakuza boss Japan ever had and under his reign the Yamaguchi Gumi grew more powerful than ever before. Kazuo is considered the most succesful Yakuza boss ever. But like most crime bosses Kazuo Taoka also… Continue

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Yakuza Boss: Yoshio Kodama



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Yoshio Kodama was born in 1911 and grew up in a poor family and spent most of his childhood living with relatives in Korea. At an early age Kodama showed much interest in politics and at age 21 started his own right wing ultra nationalist political group, the main objective of this group was to assassinate the prime minister… Continue

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Russian Boss: Semion Mogilevich



By David Amoruso

First posted in 2001

Last update: February 14, 2008

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Semion Mogilevich was born on June 30, 1946 in Kiev, Ukraine. Not much is known about his early years and he doesn't become known to the police untill the 1970s. In the early '70s Mogilevich was part of the Lyubertskaya group in Moscow. He was a smalltime crook, trying to stay ahead of… Continue

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Russian Boss: Evsei Agron



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Evsei Agron arrived in the U.S. on October 8th 1975. Arriving at Kennedy Airport he was one of the 5200 Sovjet jews who fled Russia and arrived in the U.S. in that year. Many of these jewish immigrants were tough Russian gangsters who were deported by the K.G.B. When he arrived Agron had already served seven years in a… Continue

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Russian Hitman: Aleksandr Solonik



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Aleksandr Solonik was born in 1960 in the Russian city Kurgan. Growing up as a kid Solonik showed great interest in martial arts and guns. When he finishes school he decides to join the Russian military. When his service time is up Solonik decides to join the militia (a security unit that is used for special commando… Continue

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Russian Boss: Tariel Oniani



By "Hollander" (Hollander is the nickname of a poster to the Mobbed Up forum)

Posted on March 6, 2009

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In July last year Russian police used a dramatic helicopter raid to detain dozens of reputed crime bosses known as “thieves-in-law,” gathered on a yacht at a reservoir outside Moscow. Some of them attempted to flee from police and jumped overboard, but the… Continue

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Miami and the Russian Mob - by Ron Chepesiuk



Special to Gangsters Inc.

By Ron Chepesiuk



This is an excerpt from Ron Chepesiuk’s forthcoming book, Gangsters of Miami: True Tales of Mobsters, Gamblers, Hitmen, Con Men and Gang Bangers from the Magic City. Barricade Books www.barricadebooks.com will publish the book in November 2009. All rights reserved



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The Russian Mafia in Spain: Operation Troika

Above: Petrov & Malyshev



By David Amoruso

Posted on November 9, 2008

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Every Friday the 13th people will remind you that it is a day you need to be extra careful. That particular day brings bad luck. Countless of horror movies have etched that belief into our brains. Of… Continue

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Russian Boss: Sergei Mikhailov



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Sergei Mikhailov is considered one of the most powerful Russian mobsters. He is the boss of the Moscow based Solntsevskaya organization, the biggest in Russia and probably the world, counting 5.000 members. Mikhailov's power reaches from Moscow and Geneve to Miami and the Middle East.



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Russian Boss: Viktor Bout

By David Amoruso

First published in 2001

Updated on August 21, 2010

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Viktor Anatoliyevich Bout is born on January 13, 1967 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Not much is known about his early life, but at one point he joined the military and after training began working at a Russian military base in Vitebsk as a navigator. After a few years he expanded his duties and…

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Asian Youth Gangs and the Tongs

Photo: New York City's Chinatown

The people pictured in this photo are in no way connected to criminal activity



By David Amoruso

Posted on April 25, 2009

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Anyone familiar with organized crime knows about the Chinese Triads.… Continue

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Triad Boss: Chung Mon



By David Amoruso

Posted on June 16, 2008

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Chung "Unicorn" Mon was born on September 10, 1920 in Po On in the Guangdong province of China. When he was 18 he started working as a ship's cook on a freighter on its way to Rotterdam, The Netherlands. After arriving in The Netherlands Mon deserted and vanished into the small Chinese community. He stayed there… Continue

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Triad Boss: Peter Chong



By David Amoruso

Posted on April 18, 2009

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Peter Chong was one of the most powerful Triad bosses in the United States. His word was law on the streets of San Francisco’s Chinatown. But after trying to merge all the Chinese crime gangs in the United States into one large crime group with him as leader, things came crashing down.



Chong came…

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Triad Boss: Wan Kuok-Koi a.k.a. "Broken Tooth"



By David Amoruso

Posted February 5, 2007 (updated in December 2012)

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Until December 1999, Macau was under Portugese rule. During that time gambling was legalized, making it a casino state in Asia. It became known as the "Monte Carlo of the Orient". The gambling industry yields big profits and so there are loopholes for loan sharking,…

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Colombo Associate: John Pappa



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Most of you probably never heard of John Pappa and probably for good reasons. Pappa wasn't a made member, he didn't belong to a big mafia family and his criminal career didn't even last that long. Still, I think that the story of this very young… Continue

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Aftermath of a Hit: The Murder of Three Bonanno Captains

Above: Philip "Phil Lucky" Giaccone, Dominick "Big Trin" Trinchera, and Alphonse "Sonny Red" Indelicato



By David Amoruso

Posted: May 8, 2007

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During the late 1970s the Bonanno Crime Family was ruled…

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Interview with Sandra Harmon, author of Mafia Son: The Scarpa Mob Family, the FBI, and a story of betrayal

Posted on July 6, 2009

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We at Gangsters Inc are honored to present to you an interview with Sandra Harmon, the author of Mafia Son – The Scarpa Mob Family, the FBI, and a story of betrayal. The book tells the story of Gregory Scarpa Jr. A man who was taught about mob life by his father, Colombo capo Gregory Scarpa Sr. Scarpa Sr. played an important role during the Colombo war of the 1990s, while also being an… Continue

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Colombo Boss: Carmine Persico



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Carmine Persico was born in 1937 in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Carmine senior, was a soldier in the Genovese Crime Family. To his friends Carmine Persico was known on the streets as 'Junior', to his enemies he was known as 'The Snake'. As a teenager he became the leader of a group of young thugs called 'The Garfield… Continue

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Colombo Boss: Alphonse Persico



By David Amoruso

Posted on March 19, 2009

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Alphonse Persico is the son of legendary Colombo Family boss Carmine Persico. Alphonse decided to join his father’s business and become a member of the Mafia. His decision would cost him dearly as he would follow his father all the way to a federal prison.



From an early age, Alphonse followed in… Continue

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Colombo Boss: Joel "Joe Waverly" Cacace





By David Amoruso

Posted on April 1, 2007

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Joel “Joe Waverly” Cacace was born on April 9, 1941. His career in the Mafia didn’t go without some bumps in the road. There were several attempts on his life. The first in 1976, when he was working as a florist in Brooklyn. Three holdup men tried to force Cacace in his car at gunpoint. He was shot in the chest… Continue

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