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Russian extortionist pleads guilty after mob boss flips and agrees to testify against him

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Boris Kotlyarsky pleaded guilty on Thursday morning to extorting payment from a man who was marked for death in a murder-for-hire plot involving notorious Russian Mafia boss Boris Nayfeld.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 31, 2016 at 11:37am — No Comments

Fugitive Liverpool drug boss Robert Gerrard turns himself in

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Alleged Liverpool drug boss Robert Gerrard (photo above) turned himself in to authorities yesterday after spending three years on the run. The 53-year-old gangster said the pressure of being a wanted man had become too much.

Gerrard had made arrangements via his lawyer to meet with officers of the National…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 27, 2016 at 10:38am — No Comments

Rumble at Rao's: It's not over 'till The Fat Lady Sings - The night Louie Lump Lump chose the gun over the cannoli

By Thom L. Jones

When you mention Rao’s to someone, you can see their eyes light up. Probably they’ve never been there-you can’t get in the place-but they’ve heard about it: the location, the ambience, the mystique, all those stories. You can only image what it’s like. And then one night, you get lucky. You get in and find out…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2016 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Mexico's most powerful drug lord - Profile: Jalisco cartel boss Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes

By David Amoruso

Meet the man who seeks to replace Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman as Mexico’s most powerful drug lord. Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes is a vicious and calculating gangster who is on his way to putting his Jalisco New Generation Cartel at the top of the drug underworld.

The line between good and evil is extremely thin in Mexico. A…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 17, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Profile: Russian mob boss Boris Nayfeld

By David Amoruso

Russian mob boss Boris Nayfeld (photo above) just can’t stay on the straight and narrow, nor can he keep his mouth shut. In January, prosecutors in the Southern District of New York charged the notorious gangster and coconspirator Boris Kotlyarsky with an extortion plot in which the two men sought payment from a victim who they claimed…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 13, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Former Pittsburgh Mafia underboss Charles Porter dies at 82

By David Amoruso

Former Pittsburgh crime family underboss Charles “Chucky” Porter passed away on Tuesday. He was 82 years old. For several years, Porter was a powerhouse in the Pittsburgh underworld, serving as the right-hand man of mob boss Michael…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 13, 2016 at 9:46am — No Comments

Bandidos National Sergeant at Arms pleads guilty to federal racketeering, drug trafficking and extortion charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Bandidos National Sergeant at Arms Justin Cole Forster pleaded guilty Friday to federal racketeering, drug trafficking and extortion charges. The 32-year-old outlaw biker faces up to life in federal prison.

He…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 8, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments

All In The Game: Two men who went from fighting organized crime and gangsters to refereeing star athletes

By David Amoruso

Two men. Both referee. Different sports. Different rules. But with a very similar past. Though both John McCarthy and Bob Delaney are now refereeing sports matches, they began their career stopping people from committing crimes or busting them after the fact. One thing all men – be they athletes or mobsters – learned the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 7, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments

Camorra still possesses stolen Rembrandt, art hunters say – Could Boston heist painting have ended up in Italy?

By David Amoruso

The Neapolitan Camorra still possesses a stolen Rembrandt painting, Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported today. The daily paper talked to looted art hunter Arthur Brand and private detective Sander van Betten, both men claim the missing Rembrandt piece “remains hidden at one of the many hundreds of secret stash houses…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 5, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

DeCavalcante family mobster sentenced to over 2 years for dealing cocaine

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A drug peddling DeCavalcante crime family mobster was sentenced yesterday to 30 months in prison for his role in distributing more than 500 grams of cocaine. John Capozzi, a 36-year-old mob associate of Union,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 28, 2016 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Los Zetas, teenage hitmen, torture and drugs: Wolf Boys gives intimate look into hellish Mexican cartel underworld

By David Amoruso

The drug war has turned Mexico into a place where death and torture are part of everyday life - literally, as commuters pass by beheaded corpses hanging from a busy overpass along with a banner carrying a Cartel message waving in the wind. This bleak hell has been captured vividly by Dan Slater in his new book…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 27, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Members of Texas drug ring that smuggled thousands of kilos of marijuana plead guilty

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two men from Moore County, Texas, pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon to federal offenses stemming from their respective roles in a marijuana trafficking organization. 48-year-old Manuel Rodrigues Reyes and 50-year-old Maximilliano Gonzales each pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute 1,000 kilograms or more of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 22, 2016 at 11:45am — No Comments

Profile: Lucchese crime family boss Vittorio “Vic” Amuso

By David Amoruso

Vittorio “Vic” Amuso’s reign over the Lucchese mob family has been one of pure terror, mostly for members of his own Borgata, as he ordered scores of his soldiers and captains whacked. His murderous rule has ensured his place at the head of the table, though, as he remained the official boss despite serving a life…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 22, 2016 at 8:19am — No Comments

New Haven heroin boss pleads guilty

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Wilson “Pancho” Vasquez pleaded guilty Tuesday to being the leader of a large heroin distribution ring in New Haven, Connecticut. The 43-year-old drug boss had been behind bars since July 15, 2015, after he was busted by DEA agents. Seventeen others have also pleaded guilty to their role in the drug ring.

His arrest was the result of a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 22, 2016 at 4:10am — No Comments

Profile: Original New York Mafia family boss Giuseppe Profaci

By David Amoruso

Giuseppe Profaci was one of the five original New York mob bosses, leading what would become known later as the Colombo crime family of La Cosa Nostra. His tenure spanned several decades and countless violent incidents, including a Mafia uprising within his own family.

Born in the Sicilian village of …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 21, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Fugitive Gangster Disciples leader arrested in New Orleans

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The FBI arrested Shauntay Lamarr Craig, an alleged leader of the violent Gangster Disciples gang, in New Orleans on Sunday. The 38-year-old crime boss was hit with federal racketeering charges along with 49 other gang members on April 28, 2016, but managed to evade arrest.

Craig was wanted for his alleged…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 20, 2016 at 9:37am — No Comments

Arsonists set Montreal ablaze as deadly Mafia war continues

By David Amoruso

The Montréal underworld continues its restless days and nights in the absence of deceased “boss of bosses” Vito Rizzuto. Without a strong man controlling all the various Mafia crews and gangs the city has erupted in anarchy with each group vying for control. This week, several mobbed up businesses were set ablaze by arsonists.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

DEA busts bi-coastal marijuana distribution ring

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The DEA busted a large-scale marijuana distribution and money laundering ring operating between California and the East Coast today, two men were charged with drug and money laundering conspiracies, one of them remains fugitive.

The two men, 40-year-old Virayuth Chau, of Temecula, California, and 31-year-old Ratanack Oung,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 15, 2016 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Mafia Math: Calculating Italian organized crime’s illicit income

By David Amoruso

How much money does the Italian Mafia make? How many billions of dollars go up the chain through the organizations of Sicily’s Cosa Nostra, Campania’s Camorra, and Calabria’s ‘Ndrangheta? Criminology professor Francesco Calderoni did the math and came up with some very interesting numbers, numbers that many deem the most…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 6, 2016 at 6:42am — No Comments

Son of Pablo Escobar talks about his notorious father

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Pablo Escobar’s name continues to send chills down spines in cities around the world. The horrendous crimes he committed during his reign as the world’s most powerful drug lord are well documented and the subject of countless books and movies, namely the popular Netflix series…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 4, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

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