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Music label or violent gang? Original Block Hustlaz provided soundtrack while it flooded Philadelphia with drugs

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

When your main business is illegal, it’s smart to have a legit front business. The Original Block Hustlaz officially were a rap music label that consisted of artists and producers. Behind the scenes, however, they…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 29, 2019 at 7:27am — No Comments

Nuestra Familia prison gang members admit role in dealing drugs and violent prison assaults and stabbings

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two members of the Nuestra Familia prison gang pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a to racketeering conspiracy charge.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 15, 2019 at 4:11am — No Comments

California Crip went from selling drugs to funding his own career as an author

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Stanley James II isn’t silent about his membership in the Crips. It’s something that defined him as a person and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 8, 2019 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Mexican Mafia’s “Golden Goose” sentenced to 30 years in prison on drug and robbery charges

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

If the Mexican Mafia needed guns, they called Fady Esho. If they needed drugs? They called Esho. If they needed someone to collect money on their behalf? 37-year-old Esho was their man or, as they called him, their…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 26, 2019 at 4:30am — 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…

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

“Shot caller” linked to Mexican Mafia found guilty of drug trafficking

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A high-ranking gangster with links to the Mexican Mafia was found guilty of a federal drug charge last week. 36-year-old Armando “Criminal” Molina was part of the Oxnard-based Surtown Chiques street…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2019 at 9:44am — No Comments

United Blood Nation gangsters plead guilty to RICO conspiracy involving multiple murders

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

In the underworld, death is always around the corner. Especially if one was to run into two men nicknamed “Savage” and “Murda Mo,” both are North Carolina members of the United Blood Nation (UBN or…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 8, 2019 at 2:02am — No Comments

The End: Mexico Narco kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years

By David Amoruso

Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced to life in prison plus an extra 30 years this morning. The 62-year-old Sinaloa cartel boss was convicted in February by a jury of all charges. He was also ordered to pay $12.6 billion in forfeiture. In court, El Chapo told the judge:…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 17, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Aryan Brotherhood gangsters directed violent crimes and murder from inside California's most secure prisons

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Sixteen members and associates of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang were charged with racketeering and murder on Thursday after a long-running investigation into drug trafficking and violence inside and outside of California’s most secure prisons.

Nine defendants have been arrested on…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 9, 2019 at 6:59am — No Comments

Elderly Cowboy Gun Bandits went on robbery spree with large-caliber handgun, will spend decades in prison

By David Amoruso

Ask any criminal and they will tell you: robbing stores and banks is a risky endeavor that requires planning, discipline, and balls of steel to pull off successfully. More often than not, this crime will earn you a long prison sentence after your first job. Sometimes, you’ll be successful enough to earn a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 31, 2019 at 2:43pm — No Comments

How the imprisoned "Doll Woman" spy attracted the attention of the sister to future President John F. Kennedy

By Barbara Casey

So much has been written about World War II and the role that the United States played in it. There is one story, however, that has remained relatively hidden, even though at the time it made international news.

On the afternoon of January 21, 1944, small-boned, petite—no more than 5 feet tall, if…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 17, 2019 at 10:46am — No Comments

Salinas Norteño gangster sentenced to 15 years in prison for racketeering

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Norteño gangster Anthony Lek was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison for his role in a racketeering conspiracy and for using guns to commit crimes. 31-year-old Lek had already pleaded guilty on January 4, 2018.

According to the plea agreement, Lek was an active member of the “Santa…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 1, 2018 at 4:00am — No Comments

Lucky Number 7: Longtime drug trafficker sentenced in multi-state cocaine, marijuana pipeline

By David Amoruso

It’s hard to leave a life of fast cars, beautiful women, and easy money. Hell, once you’re in the system with a criminal record, it’s almost impossible to do anything but jobs in the illicit netherworld. 44-year-old Keith Jamal Brigham (photo above) knows this all too well.

Known on the streets as…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 16, 2018 at 7:03am — 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

Operation Goodfellas busts $19 million drug trafficking conspiracy from Mexico to Virginia

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The drug game is played with lots of players and without borders. Something police discovered once more during Operation Goodfellas when they took down several members of an international narcotics pipeline stretching from Mexico to Virginia.

Nearly 150 law enforcement officers from the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 17, 2018 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Houston drug boss admits taking over family heroin trafficking business

By David Amoruso

Family is everything. No surprise then that 35-year-old Victor Manuel Morales-Moreno moved from California to Houston to run a drug ring once operated by his imprisoned relatives.

Morales-Moreno took over following the arrests and incarceration of his relatives Jose Herrera-Alvarado and Pedro…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 3, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

Crackdown on San Diego street gangs and Mexican Mafia results in 26 charged and 228 guns seized

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Twenty-six people, many of them alleged members and associates of criminal street gangs and the Mexican Mafia prison gang, were charged on Thursday with participating in drug- and gun-related conspiracies, including one that alleges a kidnapping and armed robbery that was prevented by law…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 22, 2018 at 10:59am — 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…

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

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