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MS-13 bosses planned to unite all its US gangs under one leadership

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Five members of the international street gang “Mara Salvatrucha,” also known as MS-13, Thursday admitted their roles in a variet of crimes including racketeering, conspiracy to commit murder, extortion and drug trafficking.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 18, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Mexican Mafia-led gang in Santa Fe Springs charged with murder and drug crimes

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

31 members and associates of a Santa Fe Springs-based street gang were arrested Tuesday on charges related to a wide-ranging criminal enterprise controlled by a member of the Mexican Mafia that allegedly is responsible for the murder of a rival gangster and the attempted murder of a Whittier Police…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Clock is ticking: Mexico approves El Chapo’s extradition to US

By David Amoruso

It remains hard to believe, but the moment Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexico’s most powerful drug lord, will set foot in an American prison cell is coming ever closer. Yesterday, Mexico’s foreign ministry approved his extradition to the United States where he faces a long list of charges ranging from money laundering and drug…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 21, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Gangster Squad cop celebrates 100th birthday

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

For a man who faced the notoriously murderous likes of mob bosses Bugsy Siegel and Mickey Cohen, retired Sgt. Lindo Giacopuzzi sure had a special day on Tuesday: He celebrated his 100th…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 18, 2016 at 3:30am — No Comments

Prison Gangs: The Aryan Brotherhood

By David Amoruso

To survive in prison one has to be ruthless. Especially when one is severely outnumbered in a sea filled with thousands of sharks. The founders of the Aryan Brotherhood understood this when they formed their prison gang somewhere around 1964 in California’s San Quentin State Prison.

Established as a way to protect white convicts from black and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 10, 2016 at 11:42am — 2 Comments

Organizer of most prolific cocaine ring in Alaska gets 16 years

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Clarence Anthony Hatton, nicknamed “C-Money,” of Las Vegas was sentenced last week to serve 16 years in prison for supplying large quantities of cocaine to Alaska and Michigan over the past five years; he was also fined $40,000, and required to forfeit expensive vehicles and over $700,000 in drug…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 31, 2016 at 7:33am — No Comments

Boston mob boss Whitey Bulger's possessions up for auction

By David Amoruso

Always wanted to own a piece of Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger? Here’s your chance! Well, not literally a piece of him, of course - although we know of quite a few men who might like to slice off a piece of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 30, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Sinaloa drug cartel’s chief hitman arrested in Rosarito

By David Amoruso

It is said that in the war on drugs there are no winners. One side just loses more slowly. Nowhere is this more the case than in Mexico where citizens are dying every day in a circle of vicious violence. They look to the police to protect them but all too many times, the police have switched sides and work for the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 27, 2016 at 11:06am — No Comments

El Chapo's beauty queen wife says she fears for his life

By David Amoruso

The wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexico’s most notorious drug lord, fears for her husband’s life, claiming that the Mexican government is treating him to harsh and inhumane prison conditions as punishment for his escape from the same jail in 2015.

Guzman’s 26-year-old wife, former beauty queen Emma Coronel Aispuro,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 22, 2016 at 5:23am — No Comments

Jailed Triad boss and ‘Ndrangheta mobster talk to reporters

By David Amoruso

Locked up, sitting in a cell, all an inmate has left is his voice. Two men from entirely different worlds both opted to use it this week as they seek to better their positions. Where they once used weapons and violence, now they reached out to the media to get what they want. Whether they will, however, is entirely out of their…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 20, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

My loving dad was a gangster and Bugsy Siegel’s close friend

By David Amoruso

It was a day that would go down in mob history. The murder of mob boss Bugsy Siegel on June 20, 1947, shocked the American underworld and dominated news stories in all major cities. It was also a day that, years later, would cause a young girl…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 18, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Maryland trafficker found guilty in $108 million drug case

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Andracos “Draco” Marshall was found guilty by a federal jury on Monday and convicted for a $108 million drug distribution and money laundering conspiracy. The Maryland drug trafficker faces a minimum sentence of five years and a maximum of life in prison when he is sentenced on June 6.

During a 13-day trial…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 10, 2016 at 1:55am — No Comments

San Francisco Triad boss Chow guilty on all charges

By David Amoruso

Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, the 56-year-old crime boss who ruled San Francisco’s Chinatown, was found guilty of murder, racketeering, and conspiracy to murder yesterday. He faces life in prison when he is sentenced on March 23. Chow was among 29 people, including a former California state senator, busted in an undercover…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 9, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Members of East Dago Mob, West Coast Crips, and Asian Crips charged with meth trafficking

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Ten defendants with links to the East Dago Mob, West Coast Crips, and Asian Crips are facing federal drug and firearms charges after a yearlong investigation uncovered their roles in trafficking and distributing methamphetamine in the San Diego area.

Agents from the FBI and from the Violent Crimes Task Force seized…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 29, 2015 at 4:07am — No Comments

Multimillion-dollar photo of Billy the Kid bought for $2 at junk shop

By David Amoruso

He was known – and feared – as Billy the Kid, a violent gunman and outlaw who earned infamy in America’s Wild West. He died in a gunfight at age 21. His death was synonymous for how he lived: Fast and violent. For over a century there was only one photo of him. It sold for $2,3 million in 2011. Now, a second photo has been unearthed in Fresno, California. The owner bought it at a junk shop…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 14, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Rat who became King: Triad boss Raymond Chow

By David Amoruso

Raymond Chow’s life story is one tailor-made for the cinema. It’s a rags to riches tale containing violence, murder, betrayal, political corruption, and secretive Chinese criminal brotherhoods in San Francisco’s Chinatown. It’s the story of a gangster who ratted on his Triad boss only to go on and become the leader of the underworld…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 14, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Organized Crime in North America



United States

New York:

La Cosa Nostra:

The Bonanno Crime…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 6, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Living Life: Crime, bikers, prison gangs, and the future

By LeRon L. Barton

On a Tuesday in San Francisco, California, I was scheduled to meet up with Tony, a guy that answered an ad I placed on Craigslist.org. He and I traded texts on when and where to meet and decided on The Mission, a historically Latino neighborhood in San Francisco. I’ve always been a fan of The Mission. It is arguably the most vibrant…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 18, 2015 at 4:32am — No Comments

Profile: Armenian Power leader Mher Darbinyan

By David Amoruso

It ain’t easy being a gangster in Los Angeles. The City of Angels is known as the birthplace of many notorious gangs like the Crips, Bloods, and La Eme. African-Americans and Latinos rule the streets where gang shootings are an everyday occurrence. Surprisingly it was this hostile environment that gave birth to Armenian Power, a gang…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 23, 2015 at 6:24am — No Comments

Hells Angels shoot Mongols in deadly freeway gunfight

By David Amoruso

Ride hard, and die free after a shooting on 15 Freeway on the Cajalco Road off-ramp near El Cerrito Road in Corona, California. An alleged group of Hells Angels and Mongols were involved in a high speed chase as they fired shots at each other. One biker died, while two others suffered gunshot wounds and were hospitalized. No…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 23, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

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