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British Boss: Stewart Boyd



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2004

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Stewart "Specky" Boyd was born in 1963. He got the nickname Specky because of his glasses. Boyd controlled his criminal business from the Royal Oak pub in Nitshill, Glasgow. From here scores and murders were planned. Boyd was a well connected criminal. He had close business relationships with drug lord John Healy who in turn… Continue

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Dutch Boss: John Mieremet



By David Amoruso

Posted: January 24, 2007

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British Boss: Arthur Thompson Sr.



By David Amoruso

Posted on August 22, 2007

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Arthur Thompson was born in September 1931 in Glasgow, Scotland. He was born to two law abiding parents. His father was a steelworker. The Thompson family lived in Springburn in the north west of Glasgow. Growing up Arthur Thompson got into a lot of fights. In his early years these fights were decided with bare… Continue

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British Boss: Tam McGraw



By David Amoruso

Posted on August 15, 2007

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Glasgow`s Mr Lucky or King Rat?



"Glasgow's a town called malice. Everybody's jealous of everybody else. Nobody likes to see that you are getting on in Glasgow. I am not one of the controlling influences in the city. I don't think… Continue

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British Boss: Curtis Warren



Profile written by: David Amoruso

First posted in 2002

Updated on August 16, 2007

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Curtis "Cocky" Warren was one of Britains biggest and richest drugtrafickers. Worth an estimated 185 million British pounds. Unlike most other drugtraffickers or criminals Warren is a highly intelligent force. Warren doesn't drink, smoke or use drugs. He's got a… Continue

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British Boss: Brian Wright



By David Amoruso

Posted on April 5, 2007

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Brian "The Milkman" Wright is one of Britain’s biggest drugs barons. His organization smuggled hundreds of millions of pounds (£) worth of cocaine into Britain. Wright was known as a heavy gambler. He would bet £50.000 or £100.000 a time on horse races. But it is said he had fixed some of those races. When former… Continue

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British Boss: Terry Adams



By David Amoruso

Posted: April 5, 2007

Updated on August 21, 2010

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Terrence “Terry” Adams is the head of Britain's most enterprising, and feared, organized crime gang: the Adams family, otherwise known as the A-Team, or the Clerkenwell Crime Syndicate. Terry was the oldest of eleven children, born to a law abiding, working class, Irish Catholic…

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Yakuza Boss Retires



By Hollander (regular poster at the Mobbed Up Forum)

Posted in 2005

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Sources: The Japan times, Kyodo News, Mainichi Daily News and webpage THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN JAPAN.



The Yamaguchi-gumi, Japan's largest underworld gang has been thrown into chaos and uncertainty following leader Yoshinori Watanabe's announcement late 2004 that he would "take a… Continue

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Underworld Fued in Japan

By Hollander (regular poster at the Mobbed Up Forum)

First posted in 2002

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In 2001 there have been a series of incidents amongst Hatsuka-kai yakuza, most notably the shooting of two Sumiyoshi-kai executives by Inagawa-kai members at a funeral in Tokyo. The Hatsuka-kai is an association promoting good inter-group relations between the major…

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Yakuza Boss: Kakuji 'Seijo' Inagawa



By Hollander (a poster to the Gangsters Inc. Mobbed Up forum)

Posted on August 10, 2008

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Japanese gangster Kakuji 'Seijo' Inagawa was best known for founding a notorious yakuza syndicate based in the Tokyo-Yokohama region. The Inagawa-kai has around 9,500 members, divided into over 300 gangs, and thousands of associates. It was one of the first yakuza groups to expand its operations to outside of… Continue

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Yakuza Boss: Kenichi Shinoda



By Hollander (Poster to the Mobbed Up forum)

Posted on February 27, 2007

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In July 2005 Watanabe was effectively dismissed from his position and replaced by Kenichi Shinoda as the sixth-generation boss (kumicho) of the Yamaguchi-gumi.



Kenichi Shinoda, in yakuza circles known as Shinobu Tsukasa, was born January 25, 1942. He is a more aggressive and… Continue

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Yakuza Boss: Hisayuki Machii



By Hollander (poster to the Mobbed Up forum)

Posted on February 22, 2007

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The Korean yakuza are a powerful presence in Japan, despite the fact that Koreans suffer discrimination in Japanese society. Although Japanese-born people of Korean ancestry are a significant segment of the Japanese population, they are still considered resident aliens. But Koreans,… Continue

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Yakuza Boss: Yoshinori Watanabe



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

Updated in 2005

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Yoshinori Watanabe was born in 1941 in the Tochigi prefecture north of Tokyo. Watanabe was born into a big farming family and had a pretty good life. After finishing middle school he moved to Tokyo and worked in restaurants making noodles. After a couple of years he had had enough and moved to Kobe where… Continue

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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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