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


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…


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…


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…


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:…


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 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…


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…


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…


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

Media-savvy Hells Angels turned notoriety into business

By David Amoruso

Toronto’s crack-smoking mayor Rob Ford is hoping he can salvage what’s left of his political career by wooing the citizens of his city with enthusiastic public appearances. Those include plenty of photo-ops, even with the Hells Angels. Another dumb move by Ford, but for the most prominent biker club in the world it’s yet another…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 7, 2013 at 1:50pm — No Comments

How to destroy outlaw biker gangs

By David Amoruso

It’s always a sight. A parade of burly men on big Harley Davidson motorcycles wearing smudged leather vests with emblems signifying their status as outlaws. Society’s rules don’t apply to them, they say, but society the world over begs to differ. Governments from Europe to Australia are creating tougher laws to “destroy” biker gangs. Will they succeed?…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 6, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Female Drug Boss Jean Brown

By David Amoruso

The criminal underworld is, and always has been, a man’s world. But women frequently manage to carve out their own place and territory in ganglands the world over. Among them Jean Brown, a 43-year-old woman from Jamaica, who ran a multi-million dollar drug business operating in Jamaica and multiple U.S. cities.

Call it a mom and pop business. The…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 15, 2013 at 8:52am — 1 Comment

Three Dead Mobsters, Three Different Stories.

By David Amoruso

These last few weeks the news of the death of three mobsters hit the airwaves. All three men died of natural causes. Though they were all members of the Mafia, their stories not only show the different path mobsters take, but also how much La Cosa Nostra influenced various businesses and areas in the United States.

Let’s start with…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 4, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Los Angeles Capo Jimmy Caci Has Passed Away

By David Amoruso

Longtime mobster Vincent “Jimmy” Caci passed away on August 16, 2011. He was 86 and died of natural causes. Caci’s criminal career started in the 1940s and led him from Buffalo to Los Angeles where he would become a captain in the local La Cosa Nostra Family headed by Peter Milano. …


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 20, 2011 at 9:21am — No Comments

Michael Harris: A Convicted Drug Kingpin Who Gave Denzel His Start on Broadway

Special to Gangsters Inc.

This is an excerpt from Straight from the Hood: Amazing but True Gangster Tales, a new book by Ron Chepesiuk and Scott Wilson that’s published by Strategic Media Books (

Michael Harris: A Convicted Drug Kingpin Who Gave One of…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 9, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Las Vegas: Sin City

By David Amoruso

Posted in 2008

Copyright ©

There are [a lot of] places of worship in Las Vegas, but there is only one true god: money.” From The Green Felt Jungle

A century ago Mark Twain wrote the following about Nevada: “In Nevada the lawyer, the editor, the banker, the chief desperado, the chief gambler, and the… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 5, 2010 at 12:49pm — 1 Comment

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