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Former DEA agent sentenced for charges related to Silk Road investigation

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Former Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agent Carl M. Force was sentenced to 78 months in prison for extortion, money laundering and obstruction of justice, which crimes he committed while working as an undercover agent investigating Silk Road, an online marketplace used to facilitate the sale and purchase of illegal drugs and other contraband.

46-year-old Force was a special agent with the DEA for 15 years. He had pleaded guilty to the aforementioned charges on July…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 21, 2015 at 5:14am — No Comments

Latin Kings bosses and gang members charged with racketeering and drug dealing

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Central Region “Inca,” or leader, of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Latin Kings), and 60 of his fellow members and associates are in custody facing charges for their roles in a racketeering and drug distribution scheme in the Austin, San Antonio, and Uvalde areas.

As a result of this investigation, federal grand juries sitting in Del Rio and San Antonio have indicted 37…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 16, 2015 at 10:27am — No Comments

Eight men charged federally with participating in Schuylkill County heroin conspiracy

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Eight men were indicted yesterday for participating in an interstate heroin trafficking conspiracy based in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced.

The indictment alleges the eight men conspired to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than a kilogram of heroin between July 2012 and the present.

Prosecutors allege that as part of the conspiracy, the defendants and their…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 15, 2015 at 2:30am — No Comments

Schuele Boys Gang associate pleads guilty to selling drugs out of variety store

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Robert Brown, aka Pee Wee, 52, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine yesterday. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, and a $1,000,000 fine. Authorities claim Brown is an associate of the Schuele Boys Gang.

The Schuele Boys Gang, which operated in the Schuele Street area of the East Side of Buffalo, is believed to be responsible for multiple…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 6, 2015 at 9:35am — No Comments

Mexico extradites major cartel bosses to face charges in US

David Amoruso / PRESS RELEASE

Two high-level drug cartel bosses were among a group of 13 individuals extradited from Mexico to the United States to face charges pending in various jurisdictions, including the murders of a U.S. Consulate employee and two others, and other violent crimes and drug trafficking-related offenses.

The…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 2, 2015 at 11:40am — No Comments

Drug boss Ricks: From selfies in the gym to trafficking heroin

By David Amoruso

Crime boss Keith Ricks liked to stay busy. Moving bricks of heroin, robbing rival dope dealers from their hard earned product, and pumping iron in the gym were among his favorites. He surrounded himself by likeminded men. But each one craved attention. On Twitter, on Instagram, in self-made movies. While they felt like they…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 17, 2015 at 3:59am — 1 Comment

Did El Chapo’s son just tweet his fugitive father’s location?

By David Amoruso

A photo of a young man sitting at a restaurant with two men by his side, their faces obscured by a cartoonish smiley. Beneath the photo, in Spanish, the text: “August here. You already know who with.” Underneath all of that the place where the photo was taken, Costa Rica. Why is this news? Because this photo may have revealed…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 5, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Another Guilty Plea in Norteno Investigation

By David Amoruso / Department of Justice

Nortenos gang member Richard Lobato (51) of Nampa, Idaho, pleaded guilty on September 1 in United States District Court to distributing methamphetamine.  Lobato was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 15, 2014.

According to the plea agreement, Lobato admitted that he distributed methamphetamine to a confidential informant on two occasions.  On October 9, 2013, Lobato and another person sold approximately one-quarter of an ounce…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 3, 2015 at 3:57am — No Comments

Operation Cyber Juice: DEA busts home labs, gyms, local distributors

By David Amoruso

A nationwide sweep of raids and arrests targeting every level of the global underground trade of anabolic steroids took place today, DEA officials announced. Operation Cyber Juice was comprised of over 30 different U.S. investigations in 20 states and resulted in the arrest of over 90 individuals, the seizure of 16…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 2, 2015 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Profile: Gambino crime family boss Francesco Cali



By David Amoruso



Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali was born in New York on March 26, 1965, the son of Sicilian parents who were doing pretty good. Back in Palermo, Sicily his father ran a store selling goods and electrical materials. In New York he opened a video store. His father's name popped up during investigations into the Pizza Connection, but he was never arrested and has a clean record. When Frank Cali marries Rosaria…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 21, 2015 at 4:30pm — 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 Craigslist.org. 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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 18, 2015 at 4:32am — No Comments

London crime boss Patrick Adams arrested in Amsterdam

By David Amoruso

London gangster Patrick Adams (59) was arrested by Dutch police in Amsterdam on Friday. He is now awaiting his extradition back to the United Kingdom where he is wanted in connection with a shooting in London two years ago.

Adams is one of the leading members of what is known as “the A-Team” or Adams Family, one of London’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 11, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Gambino soldier Carmine Agnello busted in Cleveland

By David Amoruso

Gambino mobster Carmine Agnello (photo above) was charged with running a multi-million dollar scam at his Cleveland scrapyard, yesterday. Authorities accused Agnello of theft, money laundering, conspiracy, and injecting race horses with banned substances.

Along with the New York mobster eleven others were implicated in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 16, 2015 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Profile: Genovese crime family capo Daniel Pagano

By David Amoruso

Genovese captain Daniel Pagano (above) was hit with racketeering charges in early August of 2014. Authorities alleged he participated in a racketeering conspiracy in which he committed extortion, loansharking, and operated an illegal gambling business. It was the latest bust in a long mob career for the 61-year-old Pagano. In 2015, he…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 11, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Gangster Alpo From Spanish Harlem

By Seth Ferranti

On the back of the bike with Alpo/doin’ a back down one-two-three/hopin’ to stay alive/favorite spot, Rooftop”- LL Cool J

Alberto “Alpo” Martinez (photo above) was from East Rivers projects in Spanish Harlem, better known as the Eastside. “Alpo’s building was on 105th and First Avenue,” the Spanish Harlem hustler…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 2, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

The Blackfriars Massacre

By Thom L. Jones

Boston, Massachusetts, has long had a reputation as a corrupt and base city. Not so much a Mob town as a Mob's town. It has been plagued by criminal gangs over the years-The Winter Hill, the McLaughlins, the Mullens, the Barbozas, Roxbury, Killeens, the Gustings and the Campbells, and of course, its own little Mafia cartel, which controlled The North…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 16, 2015 at 4:52am — No Comments

The Phantom of The Grand Hotel: Sicily, the Mafia, a Mystery

By Thom L. Jones

Located in the historical center of Palermo, Sicily. Founded in 1874 and renovated in 1907 by one of the great masters of the Art Nouveau Style, Ernesto Basile, the exquisite Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes hotel exudes historical charm. Grand décor of marble floors and antiques combine nicely with very latest technology to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 9, 2015 at 6:19am — 1 Comment

DEA hero in War on Drugs honored by Secretary of Defense

By David Amoruso

When President Richard Nixon declared a “war on drugs” in the summer of 1971, many regarded it as a hyperbole for increasing the size and presence of federal drug control agencies. For many years that’s what it was. But with the Mexican drug cartels killing federal agents and the fight against drug farmers in Afghanistan…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 1, 2015 at 5:51am — No Comments

Crime Beat: Milwaukee Mafia, Hollywood drug deals, more

Crime Beat: Issues, Controversies And Personalities From The Dark Side on Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for April 30, 2015, through July 16, 2015. Topics covered include The Queen of True Crime, The Milwaukee Mafia, drug dealing in Hollywood, Hip Hop and the recording industry, going undercover in the drug…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 23, 2015 at 4:59am — No Comments

New York Bloods gang boss gets life in prison

By David Amoruso

New York Bloods street gang leader Ronald Herron, also known as “Ra Diggs,” was sentenced to 12 terms of life in prison plus 105 years, yesterday. He was convicted last year, following a month-long jury trial, of all counts, including racketeering, murder, drug trafficking, and robbery. He is also guilty of his own downfall, bragging…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 3, 2015 at 10:01am — 1 Comment

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