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How organized crime continues to dominate the prostitution business, despite legalization efforts

By David Amoruso

Prostitution is one of the oldest professions in the world. It’s also one of the dirtiest, with misery accompanying the victims as they sell their bodies for cash. This leaves authorities with a problem: How to deal with the business and its criminal ties? Solutions abound, but organized crime remains close by.

To…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 18, 2017 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Crime group used corrupt banking insider to launder £16 million

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Five men have admitted being part of a network responsible for laundering at least £16 million pounds stolen by international cyber criminals, following an investigation by the National Crime Agency. Four pleaded guilty in June, while the fifth pleaded guilty yesterday.

Iurie Mereacre, a 37-year-old …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 20, 2017 at 11:02am — No Comments

DEA’s Traveling Exhibit “Drugs: Costs and Consequences” explores narcoterrorism, drug cartels, addiction

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

DEA’s traveling exhibit “Drugs: Costs and Consequences” will explore the science behind drug addiction, drug cartels, narcoterrorism, and the myriad of costs of illegal drugs – to individuals, local communities, American society as a whole, and the world. It opens in Cedar Park, Texas at the Texas Museum of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 20, 2017 at 10:33am — No Comments

Profile: La Familia Michoacán Cartel leader Arnoldo “La Minsa” Rueda-Medina

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Drug boss Arnoldo “La Minsa” Rueda-Medina pleaded guilty on Monday to narcotics distribution and money laundering in connection with his leadership role in the La Familia Michoacán Mexican drug cartel, the DEA announced.

Rueda-Medina built his career in La Familia Michoacán, a Mexican drug cartel and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 20, 2017 at 7:58am — No Comments

The Chicago Outfit - Overview

Estimate members: Between 50 and 90 made members

First Boss: James "Big Jim" Colosimo

Primary…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 5, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments

Melrose Park police detective sentenced to 11 years in prison for dealing drugs stolen from evidence room

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A former Melrose Park Police Detective was sentenced last week to 11 years in federal prison for dealing narcotics stolen from the police evidence room. 44-year-old Gregory Salvi pleaded guilty earlier this year to attempted possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, and carrying a firearm during a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 30, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Read the first chapter of the new book Dock Boss: Gang Rule – A Longshoreman’s story

By Neil G. Clark

The following is an exclusive book excerpt from Neil Clark’s Dock Boss: Eddie McGrath and the West Side Waterfront, which was released this month and is available at stores everywhere. The book chronicles Irish mob boss Eddie McGrath’s rise to power as a racketeer on the Manhattan waterfront, offering readers a rogue’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 23, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Dutch Al Capone: How crime boss Dries Riphagen became one of Holland’s biggest Nazi Jew hunters in WWII

By David Amoruso

The Amsterdam underworld knew Dries Riphagen as the Dutch Al Capone, a violent crime boss ready and willing to end your life to make a buck. But when the second World War ravaged through Europe, Riphagen rebranded himself as one of the Netherlands’ biggest Jew hunters when he partnered with the invading Nazis. Befitting…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 27, 2017 at 7:29am — 2 Comments

Gambino mobster Carmine Agnello gets off with a slap on the wrist and goes back to lucrative business as usual

By Robert Sberna

In July 2015, when police in Cleveland, Ohio arrested former Gambino mobster Carmine Agnello, authorities crowed that they were sending a stern message that their city was off-limits to organized crime.

Prosecutors at the time brought a dozen charges including racketeering and conspiracy against Agnello, whose…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2017 at 5:20am — No Comments

Russian Mafia boss Razhden Shulaya ran nationwide criminal enterprise from Brighton Beach to Las Vegas

By David Amoruso

Razhden Shulaya’s influence reached far. As a bona fide “Vor” – the Russian Mafia’s equivalent of a made guy – he was feared and revered by his underlings and had powerful connections in the Eastern European underworld. But…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 8, 2017 at 9:07am — No Comments

Gangsters Inc.'s Showbiz

Organized crime is big business. And not just of the illegal kind. Each year, millions are made by film studios, writers, and media giants by turning stories about stone cold gangsters and Mafiosi in cold hard dollars.

We at Gangsters Inc. thoroughly enjoy these products and decided to shine some light on them in this section. This is where we discuss the true story behind some…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 27, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Street Gangs

As researchers we find there is a distinct difference between organized crime and street gangs. One is structured, sophisticated, efficient, calculated. The other is poorly structured, unrefined, unefficient, brash. However, many organized crime groups and most of its members start out as/in street gangs. It's where they learn their trade.

That is why Gangsters Inc. has set up this section where we will focus on street and prison gangs and lower level gangsters who might one day pop…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 11, 2017 at 1:30am — 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 May 6, 2017 at 3:00am — No Comments

Italian police bust drug trafficking Camorra clan and retrieve stolen Van Gogh paintings worth $100 million

By David Amoruso

Police in Italy scored a nice bonus this week when they busted a Neapolitan Camorra clan and recovered two stolen paintings from Vincent van Gogh worth $100 million in the process. The paintings of the Dutch master had been stolen in Amsterdam in 2002 and were missing ever since. Beside the painting, authorities seized…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 21, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

The two sides of New York mob boss Joe Colombo and how his murder remains unsolved for over forty years

By David Amoruso

The 1971 hit on New York Mafia boss Joseph Colombo – in public at the second Italian Unity Day rally - was one of the most infamous of its kind. Though the hitman was killed on the scene, questions remained. Four decades later, Colombo’s son Anthony reached a point where he didn’t want to keep the story in anymore. In…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 11, 2017 at 7:07am — No Comments

Gangsters Inc. interviews

When it comes to organized crime, Gangsters Inc. prefers to get its information straight from the main source. Interviewing gangsters, Mafiosi, cops, FBI agents, journalists, and writers is the way to get to the bottom of the seedy underworld. Especially one on one.

Here are a few of our interviews:…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 8, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

A Man Alone: The story of Genovese Family mobster David Petillo, a vicious killer also known as “The Fag Hitman”

By Thom L. Jones

"The only mystery in life is why kamikaze pilots wore helmets."

- Al McGuire

Then again, as Shakespeare’s Horatio said to Hamlet, ‘There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy.’

Unless it was something as strange and mysterious…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 9, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Secret Police in the United States: How local law enforcement took on organized crime and La Cosa Nostra

By Gary Jenkins

The Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit is a private entity whose dues-paying members are hundreds of North American law enforcement agencies. Its founding purpose was, “to promote the gathering, recording, and exchange of confidential information not available through normal police channels, concerning organized…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 7, 2017 at 9:04am — No Comments

The criminal history of most wanted terrorist Assata Shakur, the godmother and step aunt of slain rap legend 2Pac

By Barbara Casey

On May 2, 1973, around 12:45 a.m., Assata Shakur (born JoAnne Deborah Bryon), the godmother and step-aunt of slain rap star Tupac Shakur, along with Zayd Malik Shakur (born James F. Costan) and Sundiata Acoli (born Clark Squire), were stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike in East Brunswick by State Trooper James Harper for…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 5, 2017 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Keeping the New York docks in the (Mafia) family: From the Gigantes to the daughter of “Lefty” of Donnie Brasco fame

By David Amoruso

In the past few decades, various prosecutors have announced the end of the American Mafia several times, but each time La Cosa Nostra popped up at exactly those places where it was said to have become extinct. A NY Times piece about the New York harbor showed that despite prosecutions, the area made famous by On the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 12, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

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