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Elusive drug boss Frank Matthews to hit the big screen: From narco billionaire at 28 to mysterious phantom

By David Amoruso

Drug boss Frank Matthews came up like a rocket. His organization made hundreds of millions from drug trafficking, billions in today’s currency. When authorities closed in, he jumped bail in 1973 and vanished with his girlfriend and $20 million. He remains a wanted man. “He disappeared off…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 13, 2019 at 4:55am — No Comments

Norman’s Cay: From notorious cocaine pipeline of the Medellin Cartel to a fraudulent festival for rich millennials

By David Amoruso

Imagine getting off work and landing your cocaine-filled plane on a secluded island smack in the middle of a clear blue ocean. Immediately you’re surrounded by gorgeous naked women ready to serve your every whim and handed a cold alcoholic beverage to ease your mind. Welcome to Norman’s Cay, the private…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 26, 2019 at 7:22am — 1 Comment

Campaign to save whisky warehouse in Scotland once used by American Mafia during Prohibition

By David Amoruso

Now just a dilapidated façade, once the place was booming. The William Whiteley Warehouse in Glasgow, Scotland, secretly shipped thousands of cases of Scottish whisky to American bootleggers during Prohibition.

Back then, quality booze sold for top dollar in the United States, and bootleggers with…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 18, 2019 at 9:29am — 1 Comment

Home of Yakuza boss burglarized during New Year festivities

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Some criminals never learn. Like the burglar who broke into the home of a Yakuza boss during the New Year celebrations. The culprit got away with at least 2 million yen, almost $20,000, but will he – or she – live long enough to enjoy it?

The burglary occurred somewhere between late December and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 5, 2019 at 8:09am — No Comments

Yakuza on Death Row: Playing tricks until time’s up

By David Amoruso

Two different cases. Both, violent killings committed by members of the Yakuza, Japan’s Mafia, and both resulted in its murderers being on death row. One gangster was executed on Thursday. The other, a former Yakuza boss, is playing games with the justice system to evade a similar fate.

Keizo Kawamura (right, who…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 29, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

Profile of British drug boss Robert “The Voice” Dawes - “He was prepared to use extreme levels of violence”

By David Amoruso

British crime boss Robert Dawes is one of Europe’s biggest drug traffickers. His influence reaches beyond the borders of the United Kingdom and into dozens of countries where he has the power to make men rich and end lives with one call.

Born in 1972 in Sutton-in-Ashfield in Nottinghamshire, it was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 23, 2018 at 5:41am — No Comments

Ralph DeMasi, ex-mobster and pal of Whitey Bulger, found not guilty of 1991 murder of armored truck guard

By David Amoruso

Former mobster Ralph DeMasi was found not guilty on Monday of the killing of armored truck guard Edward P. Morlock Sr. in Worcester in May of 1991. 82-year-old DeMasi was a notorious leader of several robbery crews and close friends with infamous crime boss…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 17, 2018 at 11:57am — No Comments

Profile of Moroccan drug boss Ridouan Taghi - “He who talks, goes. And everyone around him goes to sleep”

By David Amoruso

Some criminal masterminds appear out of nowhere. Ridouan Taghi is that type of gangster. The Moroccan-Dutch drug boss wasn’t known to the public or police until he had already flooded Europe with drugs and littered the streets with bullet-riddled bodies. Now, he is a most wanted fugitive.

Born on…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 12, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Real Narcos: Profile of Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, Mexico’s “El Padrino” of drug lords

By David Amoruso

Men with vision always make it into the history books. No matter which world they inhabit, if they start a groundbreaking movement, they will be remembered. So it is with Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (photo above), the founder of Mexico’s cartel underworld.

Gallardo’s rise follows a path of humble…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 17, 2018 at 8:50am — No Comments

A friend of Vito’s - Profile of Genovese crime family mobster Salvatore “Sally Burns” Granello

By David Amoruso

It helps to have friends in high places. It enables one to have more opportunities, but also to get away with mistakes or grave crimes even. If one’s friend is powerful enough, one could get away with anything. Until that friend is gone, of course. Like in the case of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 8, 2018 at 9:58am — No Comments

Sex Money Murder: The violent rise and fall of deadly Bronx gang ingrained in New York underworld’s history

By David Amoruso

Twin, Suge, Pipe, and Pistol Pete. The names still haunt the Soundview projects in the Bronx, New York. Their drugs kept the hood from starving, but their violence caused nothing but pain and horror. Their gang Sex Money Murder ruled supreme and has become part of gangland history. “If they hadn’t been…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 7, 2018 at 4:00am — No Comments

Second mobster identified as suspect in prison murder of Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger

By David Amoruso

Authorities have identified a second suspect in the brazen murder of Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger at a federal prison in West Virginia. 44-year-old Paul J. DeCologero allegedly killed Bulger with Fotios “Freddy” Geas and one other man.

DeCologero was part of “the life” as a member of his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 4, 2018 at 1:09pm — 2 Comments

“Freddy hated rats” – Meet the hitman who allegedly murdered mob boss Whitey Bulger behind bars

By David Amoruso

After dodging bullets throughout his criminal career, Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger ultimately met his demise by being hit with a lock wrapped in a sock. The blows were too much for the 89-year-old as he died behind bars just a few years into a life sentence for racketeering and several murders.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 31, 2018 at 4:47am — 2 Comments

Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger killed inside federal prison

By David Amoruso

What goes around, comes around. Infamous Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger was murdered inside a federal prison in West Virginia on Tuesday. He was serving a life sentence for the many crimes he committed in his long and notorious career, but apparently someone felt he deserved to die right then and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 30, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Yakuza boss charged with ordering hit on manager of car dealership who was slashed with Japanese sword

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Using a katana sword to whack a debtor? That kind of stuff only happens when the Japanese Mafia is involved. Yakuza boss Kim Yeong-cheol (photo above) was arrested last week by police and charged with ordering just such an attack on a used-car dealership manager in November of 2017. Kim is a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2018 at 4:45am — 1 Comment

Philadelphia Mafia boss Joey Merlino relaxed after being sentenced to 2 years in prison for illegal gambling

By David Amoruso

Philadelphia mob boss Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino joked around with reporters outside Manhattan federal court yesterday. How could he not? Two years ago, he was indicted in a huge conspiracy case involving members and captains of five different Mafia families. On Wednesday, he was sentenced to just 2…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 19, 2018 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

United States declares war on Jalisco New Generation Cartel - $10 million reward for leader "El Mencho"

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

United States Departments of Justice, Treasury, and State declare war on Jalisco New Generation Cartel on Tuesday by issuing a series of measures to target and dismantle Mexico’s most powerful drug cartel. These include a $10 million reward for information leading to the arrest of its leader…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 18, 2018 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 16, 2018 at 11:39am — No Comments

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

“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

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