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Cocaine Cowboy faces deportation and wrath of Castro regime

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Cocaine Cowboys - Latin American drug traffickers - were known for doing wild shit in Florida during the 1980s, but in 2018 one such Cowboy finds himself worrying about some of what he did and how it might impact him today.

South Florida drug boss Augusto "Willie" Falcon had almost finished…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 3, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

When the American government asked the Mafia for a favor: The assassination of Cuban leader Fidel Castro

By David Amoruso

Politics is a dirty game. Always has been, always will be. But most of the dirt is kept hidden from view. Skeletons stay in the closet. Sometimes, however, the dirt comes out because it is so mind-blowing, it cannot be kept secret. Like the time the United States government recruited the American Mafia to kill Cuban…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 30, 2017 at 12:28pm — No Comments

The life of a U.S. Marshal: Hunting down fugitive mobsters and always staying one step ahead of cunning gangsters

By David Amoruso

Mike Pizzi is a prime example of what you can achieve with hard work and dedication. Starting out on the streets of New York, lacking a formal education, Pizzi went on to join the Marines as a teenager followed by a long and distinguished career as a U.S. Marshal. Now, he sits down with Gangsters Inc. to discuss his days…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 1, 2017 at 5:30am — 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

How Russian oligarchs turned the country of Latvia into their own personal money laundering machine

Grave of KGB lawyer Andris Grutups in Riga, Latvia

By John Christmas

An open secret has been continuing in Latvia ever since the USSR broke up in 1991. The Latvian government is protecting a circle of Kremlin-linked banks catering to non-resident shell-company depositors. Although these…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 3, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Gambling remains the Mafia’s bread and butter

By David Amoruso

It is fitting that the one constant activity in the volatile life of a mobster is and always will be gambling. In a life where any day can be your last, where your best friend might be the one to shoot you in the head, the game of chance has continued…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

How mob boss Meyer Lansky laundered the American Mafia’s dirty cash – and made them bigger than U.S. Steel

By David Amoruso

The pinnacle of organized crime is laundering your ill-gotten monies into crispy clean dollar bills that are out of reach of law enforcement and the IRS. Nowadays, this is something understood by most crime bosses and drug lords, but back in the 1930s there was just one man who had the vision and smarts to help the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 25, 2016 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

EXCLUSIVE: TJ English’s Cuban mob book The Corporation to be turned into film starring Benicio Del Toro

By David Amoruso (A Gangsters Inc. Exclusive)

Get ready for a blockbuster mob movie! The film rights to T.J. English’s upcoming book The Corporation, about the Cuban mob in America, have been sold to Paramount and Appian Way. Academy Award-winning actor Benicio Del Toro is set to star.

“The story of the Cuban mob in the U.S. really is…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 8, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Hartford heroin trafficker gets more than 6 years in federal prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Yoanni “Cuba” Suarez (39) of Hartford was sentenced today to 78 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for trafficking heroin. On January 7, 2016, he had pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.

The case was made by the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 5, 2016 at 2:30am — No Comments

Hollywood tells story of Chicago bosses Accardo & Giancana

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Film director Michael Mann is teaming up with bestselling author Don Winslow to co-create an original novel about Chicago Outfit mob bosses …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 19, 2016 at 9:15am — No Comments

The American Mafia bets on the world and wins big

By David Amoruso

Gambling has always been the American Mafia’s “bread and butter.” After controlling illicit gambling across the United States, the mob upped the ante by turning Las Vegas into Sin City, a gambler’s paradise. But in true gambling spirit: It was never enough. In the decades that followed the mob expanded abroad and set up casinos across…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 22, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Spotlight on Tampa Mafia with tour and magazine

By David Amoruso

When it comes to the mob in America everybody knows about the five families in New York or Al Capone in Chicago. But what about a smaller city? Like Tampa, Florida. A city that has a long and colorful history of violence filled with gangsters from Italy, Spain, Cuba, and the U.S. itself. A brand-new magazine and tour shine a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 15, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Santo Trafficante: Building the Family Business

By Ron Chepesiuk

Santo Trafficante, Sr., the powerful Trafficante crime family’s patriarch, was born on May 28, 1886, in Alexandria Della Rocca, Sicily. At age 16, he boarded the S.S. Lombardia and set sail for American in search of a better life. Two years later, Santo, Sr. followed like thousands of other Italian immigrants, settling near downtown…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 16, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

Gangsters Inc. sits down with FBI agent Jack Garcia Part 2

Gangsters Inc. sits down with FBI agent Jack Garcia Part 2. Read Part 1 here.

By David Amoruso

INFILTRATING THE…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 14, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Gangsters Inc. sits down with FBI agent Jack Garcia

By David Amoruso

Gangsters Inc. is proud to present our interview with former undercover FBI agent Joaquin “Jack” Garcia. Some of you may know him as Jack Falcone, a jewel thief from Florida, and if you actually met Falcone then chances are you spent some time in the can. Posing as this jewel thief Garcia managed to infiltrate the Gambino crime family,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 14, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Profile of Cuban mob boss José Miguel Battle Sr.



By David Amoruso



José Miguel Battle Sr. was one of the most powerful crime bosses in the US. Born in Cuba he was a policeman in the pre-Castro era ruled by dictator Fulgencio Batista. Batista had a good relationship with several of America's wealthiest mobsters, among them New York bosses Charles "Lucky" Luciano,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

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