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Drug Boss: Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff



By David Amoruso

Posted on October 17, 2007

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Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff was born on September 19, 1959. McGriff grew up in Southeast Queens around many drugdealers. He wanted to be one as well and started doing jobs for them such as guarding drugs and cash at stash houses. McGriff was feared because of his connection to a gang called "the Peace Gods,"…

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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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'Ndrangheta Boss: Giuseppe Coluccio



By David Amoruso

Posted on February 10, 2009

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According to Italian authorities Giuseppe Coluccio is one of Italy’s most powerful criminals. He is said to be one of the leading members of the ‘Ndrangheta, in charge of very lucrative narcotics smuggling operations. The ‘Ndrangheta has become even more powerful than its brothers in Sicily and Campania, and has… Continue

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DeCavalcante Capo: Francesco Polizzi



By Maarten Anthonissen

Posted: April 27, 2007

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Francesco Polizzi never was a very important figure in the world of American wiseguys. A typical soldier who climbed the ladder and became a capo. His income, and that of his whole crew, came from typical mob rackets; loansharking, gambling, extortion, and especially drugs. But eventhough he won't get a place… Continue

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Narco Players: Wanted Fugitive: A Colombian Beauty Queenpin

By Clarence Walker

Posted on May 3, 2010



Beauty queen models wanted. With class and stature, a superb figure, a kilowatt smile, a beautiful model is not only wanted by the entertainment and modeling industry but they are the object of many hearts.



Professional modeling is a prestigious achievement. Some performers become crowned champions as they strut their 'stuff' on runways across the planet.



But now there's a famous beauty queen on the run and she's… Continue

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Mexico Spring Break: Will Drug War Violence Kill the Thrill?

By Clarence Walker

Posted on March 26, 2010



Editor's note: Gangsters Inc. investigative crime journalist, Clarence Walker, of Houston Texas & Southeast Arkansas, previously wrote the following story about Mexican Drug Cartels that appeared on this site: U.S. Government Crisis: Mexico Drug Cartels: Are they Number 1 Organized Crime Threat in America?



March 2010: Spring break season has finally arrived. Skies are blue, the sunshine casts a pleasant glow and the chirping… Continue

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Crime Does Pay. How? Italian Mafia Earned $167 Billion





By Clarence Walker, Investigative Crime Journalist



How many times have we heard these words? "Crime doesn't pay"....or a Judge will say, "it doesn't pay to commit crimes".



It is true crime didn't pay for some lawbreakers who were caught and lost their freedom and every dime they earned. Swindler Ken Madoff earned billions running a ponzi scheme that bilked investors and now he's been caught. With the exception of having… Continue

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Special Report: Mob-murders Cools Off in Italy

Special Report: Mob-murders Cools Off in Italy



And other Historical Stories about the Sicilian Mafia.



By Clarence Walker, Investigative Journalist, Houston Texas.

Posted on October 8, 2007



Is it a myth or reality that mob-related murders are at its lowest decline in Italy's history of… Continue

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American Gangster Myth

American Gangster Myth:



What's the Real Story Behind Hollywood's Portrayal of Harlem Drug Kingpin Frank Lucas?





By Clarence Walker, Investigative Reporter and New Criminologist Journalist, Houston Texas

First published on: 11/5/2007…



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Crime Bosses with a Feminine Side

By David Amoruso

Posted on January 14, 2010

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A gangster can never show weakness. He must always act like a man. But does he really have to be a man? Or is he allowed to ‘make some changes’? In the past year there were two separate cases in Italy and South Africa involving crime bosses whose stories would rock the criminal world.



The South African underworld was shocked this week when it… Continue

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Italian Police Are Closing in on Cosa Nostra Boss

By David Amoruso

Posted on June 28, 2009

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Italian authorities are closing in on Cosa Nostra boss Matteo Messina Denaro (47). In one week, police in Italy and Venezuela arrested over a dozen men who are all being accused of helping Denaro run his criminal operations. By the end of the week even Denaro’s (photo on the right) most valuable drug contact had been put in handcuffs.



On Saturday… Continue

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Mexican Drug Cartels Number 1 Organized Crime Threat US?

U.S. Government Crisis: Mexico Drug Cartels:

Are they Number 1 Organized Crime Threat in America?



By Clarence Walker, Investigative Crime Journalist



The U.S. government is on the defensive. There's a major crisis threatening America's security. This diabolical threat do not involve foreign terrorists, chinese spys, Al-Qaeda; nor… Continue

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The High Roller: Jimmy Chagra, Gambling & Poker

By David Amoruso

Posted on May 22, 2008

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Poker has become one of the most popular games worldwide. It is played by millions of people of all ages in countries all over the world, at casinos, home games, bars, and the past few years on the internet. Poker has become an accepted form of entertainment, loved by cops, criminals and regular citizens alike. But poker wasn't always this popular, and it's… Continue

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The Israeli Mafia's brief, but violent invasion of New York

By David Amoruso

Posted on April 8, 2008



During the 1980s a small group of Israeli criminals started earning a reputation throughout New York that they were serious men, capable of deadly violence. This rep earned them their place within New York's underworld, which was ruled by the five La Cosa Nostra families, Russian gangsters, Asian Triads, as well as…

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Gangs of Britain

By Peter Walsh



Walsh is author of GANG WAR: The Inside Story of the Manchester Gangs and one of the authors of the book Cocky, about British drug baron Curtis Warren.



THE NURSES and orderlies at Manchester Royal Infirmary have witnessed a few punch-ups over the years. But nothing had prepared them for the sight of two armed…

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Gambino Underboss: Arnold Squitieri



By David Amoruso

Updated: June 24, 2006

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Arnold "Zeke" Squitieri was born on February 2, 1936. On August 18, 1970 Squitieri shot garment cutter Desiderio Caban five times at first Ave. and 117th St. A cop heard the shots got to the crime scene and saw a gold colored Cadillac speeding away. After a wild six block car chase Squitieri was captured… Continue

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Albanian Boss: Princ Dobroshi



By Paul Chafs (a member of the Mobbed Up message board)

Posted on June 2, 2009



During the last decades the Albanian Mafia has become an important factor within the European drug world. Gangs are said to be in control of 70% of the heroin market in Switzerland and also control pieces of the drug market in other European countries. They are also rumored to be heavily involved in prostitution rackets in the United Kingdom, Belgium,… Continue

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Ferry Koch: King of the Rip

By Steve Brown

Posted on March 16, 2008



Steve Brown is a former drug smuggler who has written five books on organized crime in The Netherlands. He also has a weblog which you can visit by clicking here.



When I was making the tv program "Tough Guys" (Zware Jongens) for Dutch tv network Veronica I wanted to interview a few 'rippers'. Of course that would be an exciting item. The first man I wanted to interview was Ferry Koch.… Continue

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Dutch Boss: Henk Orlando Rommy



By David Amoruso

Posted on November 1, 2008

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Henk Orlando Rommy is born in Paramaribo, Suriname on March 4, 1951. Suriname is a former colony of The Netherlands and the two nations still have strong links. Many Suriname citizens decide to move to The Netherlands in search of a better life. Rommy's parents made the move when Rommy was three years old. The… Continue

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British Boss: Stewart Boyd



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2004

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Stewart "Specky" Boyd was born in 1963. He got the nickname Specky because of his glasses. Boyd controlled his criminal business from the Royal Oak pub in Nitshill, Glasgow. From here scores and murders were planned. Boyd was a well connected criminal. He had close business relationships with drug lord John Healy who in turn… Continue

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