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Chicago Black Disciples bosses and members charged in federal drug and gun investigation

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The alleged leader of the Black Disciples street gang in Chicago is among 23 individuals facing criminal charges as part of a federal investigation into drug and gun trafficking on the city’s South Side. 34-year-old Darnell…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 1, 2020 at 9:44am — No Comments

Modesto Hells Angels, including vice president, hit with gun and drug charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Three Modesto Hells Angels bikers, including the charter’s vice president and secretary, were indicted and hit with gun and…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 23, 2019 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Cocaine and Gelato: Profile of Bonanno Mafia family mobster Salvatore Russo

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Bonanno crime family associate Salvatore Russo is considered trustworthy by his peers in the…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2019 at 4:30am — No Comments

New York Mafia associate Paul Ragusa sentenced to 6 years in prison on gun charges

By David Amoruso

Alleged New York Mafia associate Paul Ragusa was sentenced to 6 years in prison on Tuesday for possessing nine firearms, including three automatic assault rifles and a silencer. 48-year-old Ragusa was busted in Operation OTremens, a joint investigation which unearthed a partnership between Mafia families…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 11, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

The Uneasy Accord of a Mobster and a Cop in Cleveland, Ohio in the 1970s: “Bomb City, USA”

By Robert Sberna

By the 1970s, Cleveland’s once-powerful underworld was merely a shadow of itself. Just 20 years earlier, the city’s Mafia was a thriving enterprise, with up to 60 made (formally inducted) men involved in loansharking, gambling and union rackets.

The dwindling of the…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 16, 2018 at 11:39am — 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…


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

Sinaloa Cartel member extradited from Mexico to US for smuggling massive amounts of marijuana and cocaine

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An alleged member of the notorious Sinaloa Cartel was extradited from Mexico to the United States on Wednesday. 47-year-old Arturo “Chous” Shows Urquidi is charged with money laundering and organizing massive shipments of cocaine and marijuana into the United States.

His trial is scheduled…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2018 at 2:34pm — No Comments

New York Big Money Bosses gang leader gets over 12 years for racketeering

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A boss of the Big Money Bosses (BMB), a violent Bronx street gang, was sentenced on Monday to over 12 years in prison on racketeering charges. 25-year-old Nico “Zico Nico” Burrell played a leadership role in the violent BMB street gang, and himself participated in the gang’s violence and drug…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 12, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

“Nothing gets my juices flowing like putting a gun to someone's head” – Profile: Chicago mobster Charles Russell

By David Amoruso

You can call Charles Russell an old-time hood that just doesn’t know when to quit. As a member of the Chicago mob’s Grand Avenue Crew, which was once headed by infamous boss…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 5, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Mafioso gets over 10 years in prison for cocaine & fentanyl trafficking

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Mobster Massimigliano Carfagna was sentenced to 10 and a half years in prison on Thursday. He had pleaded guilty to trafficking in cocaine and the opioid drug…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 16, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Ghostface Gangsters prison gang hit with racketeering, murder charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Twenty-three members and associates of the Ghostface Gangsters prison gang have been hit with a 21-count racketeering indictment charging them with crimes ranging from wire fraud to murder. The gang originated in the Cobb County, Georgia jail in 2000, and has since spread through…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 5, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

Rochester organization smuggled in kilograms of cocaine via U.S. Postal Service

By David Amoruso

Rochester drug boss Carlos Javier Figueroa ran an organization that trafficked countless kilograms of cocaine into the city by way of Puerto Rico. Those who stood in the way of his burgeoning criminal empire were threatened with a violent death, but one opted to go to the cops instead.

The friendly…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 2, 2018 at 1:24am — No Comments

Operation OTremens: How Mafia families in New York and Canada continue cooperating in global drug trade

By David Amoruso

“Always the dollars. Always the fuckin' dollars.” – Nicky Santoro, movie Casino

Authorities in the United States and Canada arrested a total of thirteen alleged members of the Mafia yesterday for their involvement in a largescale drug trafficking pipeline spanning both countries. Among those arrested are…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2017 at 6:37am — No Comments

Members of Chicago’s Four Corner Hustlers gang charged with racketeering and multiple gangland slayings

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Nine alleged members of the Four Corner Hustlers street gang in Chicago were charged this week with participating in a criminal organization that murdered six people and violently protected drug-dealing territories on the city’s West and Southwest Sides.

Prosecutors say that the Four Corner Hustlers dealt…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 24, 2017 at 3:13am — No Comments

‘Shot-Caller’ of Mexican Mafia-controlled gang gets 15-year prison sentence in federal racketeering case

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

One of the leaders of the Hazard street gang – a Mexican Mafia-controlled criminal enterprise that has been responsible for criminal activity in and around the Ramona Gardens housing complex in Boyle Heights for decades – was sentenced on today to 15 years in prison for his conviction on federal racketeering and…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 7, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

British armed robber goes back to jail for importing guns and ammo from United States

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A convicted armed robber has been sent back to prison after being found guilty of importing two firearms and fifty rounds of 9mm ammunition from the United States. 45-year-old Jason Nicholas was sentenced to 12 years behind bars on June 23.

Police got on his trail in February 2015, after Border Force…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 27, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Outlaw motorcycle gangs invade Mob Museum in Las Vegas

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Mob Museum in Las Vegas continues to shine a spotlight on gritty criminal elements in the United States and abroad. Having prominently detailed the history of everyone from bootleggers and mobsters to Mexican drug lord…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 26, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Puerto Rico man pleads guilty to 100 kilo drug conspiracy

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Jose Luis Ponce-Pagan (36) of Puerto Rico, pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute. Sentencing is scheduled for July 28, 2016.

According to the plea agreement filed with the court, between August 30, 2015, and September 3, 2015, Ponce-Pagan…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 30, 2016 at 3:30am — No Comments

14 charged in Texas meth case part of Operation Dream Catcher

By Gangsters Inc.’s Editors

A total of 14 people are now in custody on methamphetamine charges in three separate cases, all part of Operation Dream Catcher, which also led to the apprehension of 7 and 15 more individuals in the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, respectively.

Those taken into custody included:

  • Jorge…

Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 1, 2016 at 11:50am — No Comments

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