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Breaking Bad comes to Las Vegas’ Mob Museum

By David Amoruso

The Mob Museum will debut a new permanent display Friday, February 26, to add to its growing collection of artifacts from well-known movie and TV shows portraying organized crime with items from AMC’s Breaking Bad, the award-winning television crime series.

“Breaking Bad effectively dramatized organized crime and today’s illicit…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 20, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Jailed Triad boss and ‘Ndrangheta mobster talk to reporters

By David Amoruso

Locked up, sitting in a cell, all an inmate has left is his voice. Two men from entirely different worlds both opted to use it this week as they seek to better their positions. Where they once used weapons and violence, now they reached out to the media to get what they want. Whether they will, however, is entirely out of their…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 20, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Eight men running open-air drug market in Charlotte sentenced

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Eight men convicted of drug trafficking charges were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 12 to 110 months, today. The group ran an open-air drug market in Charlotte, North Carolina.

According to today’s sentencing hearings and court documents filed in the case, from about May 2014 to February 2015, the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 19, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Profile: Genovese crime family capo Salvatore Lombardi

By David Amoruso

Salvatore “Sally Dogs” Lombardi was a perfect fit for the Genovese crime family. Low-key and a huge earner. He derived the bulk of his illegal income from drugs.

His first arrest came in 1979, when he was charged with conspiracy…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 18, 2016 at 6:15pm — No Comments

Nathan Barksdale, inspiration for The Wire, dead at 54

By David Amoruso

Nathan Barksdale, the Baltimore drug boss who inspired one of the best, if not the best, television series, has died in federal prison, the Baltimore Sun confirmed yesterday. He was 54. Barksdale ran a violent heroin trafficking organization in the Murphy Homes public housing complex in …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 17, 2016 at 2:01pm — No Comments

250 troops deployed to Naples to halt Camorra violence

By David Amoruso

We can go ahead and just call the Camorra by its Roberto Saviano-given nickname: Gomorrah. The Mafia group has turned the city of Naples into a blood-soaked battlefield littered with corpses and addicts as a drug war is raging between various…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 16, 2016 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Montreal Mafia boss Arcadi to be released from prison soon

By David Amoruso

Francesco Arcadi, one of Montreal’s leading Mafia figures, will do the remainder of his prison time at a halfway house until his sentence expires in 2019, the Montreal Gazette reports. 62-year-old Arcadi (pictured…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 13, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Alleged Grape Street Crips leader charged with 4 murders, racketeering

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The alleged long-time leader of the Grape Street Crips has been charged with four murders, three attempted murders, and numerous other crimes as part of a racketeering conspiracy.

39-year-old Corey Hamlet (photo above), a/k/a “C-Blaze,” a/k/a “Blaze,” a/k/a “Blizzie,” a/k/a “Castor Troy,” of Belleville,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 11, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Maryland trafficker found guilty in $108 million drug case

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Andracos “Draco” Marshall was found guilty by a federal jury on Monday and convicted for a $108 million drug distribution and money laundering conspiracy. The Maryland drug trafficker faces a minimum sentence of five years and a maximum of life in prison when he is sentenced on June 6.

During a 13-day trial…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 10, 2016 at 1:55am — No Comments

DEA busts massive Hezbollah drug and money laundering scheme

By Gangsters Inc. Editor

In the darkness of the criminal underworld organized crime and terrorism are bound to intertwine. Law enforcement is well aware of these hellish partnerships. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) yesterday announced significant arrests targeting Lebanese Hezbollah’s External Security Organization Business Affairs…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 2, 2016 at 2:58pm — No Comments

56 bosses and members of MS-13 hit with racketeering charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editor

The Boston branch of La Mara Salvatrucha, better known as MS-13, took a big hit last Friday morning when 56 alleged leaders, members, and associates of the criminal organization were indicted on federal racketeering conspiracy charges, including charges related to murder and drug trafficking. 

Over 400 federal,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 2, 2016 at 7:29am — No Comments

New England mobster sentenced for drug conspiracy

By David Amoruso

Louis L. DiNunzio, an alleged member of the New England Family of La Cosa Nostra was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Boston this week for conspiring to traffic over 40 kilograms of marijuana. The 29-year-old mobster was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to forfeit $10,000. 

In September 2015, DiNunzio, of Medford,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 22, 2016 at 2:54am — No Comments

How two Russian mobsters got caught up in the Iraqi civil war

By Niko Vorobjov

Until that small matter of downing one of their aircraft, Turkey was a popular spot for millions of Russian tourists. It’s sunny and not too far away – just a hop and a skip across the Black Sea – and unlike Europe there’s no mountains of paperwork to get a visa. There’s even a hotel in Antalya themed on the Kremlin. Maybe…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 18, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Three Sinaloa Cartel meth distributors receive lengthy prison terms

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Three men who were sent by the Sinaloa Cartel to Lubbock, Texas, to distribute methamphetamine for the cartel were sentenced to lengthy federal prison sentences last week.

Juan Carlos Pinales…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 12, 2016 at 6:11am — No Comments

Mexican drug boss "El Chapo" Guzman caught

By David Amoruso - story updated as news comes in

Drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been caught, Mexican President Pena Nieto announced on Twitter, see photo below. He wrote: "Mission accomplished: We got him."

Guzman was apprehended early this morning after a shootout between his bodyguards and the Mexican Navy. Acting on a tip the military…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 8, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Atlantic City gang boss gets life in prison for drug conspiracy

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The leader of the Dirty Block street gang which controlled the illegal drug trade in Atlantic City, New Jersey, was sentenced to life in prison yesterday for drug conspiracy and weapons charges.

Mykal “Koose” Derry (right), of Atlantic City,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 8, 2016 at 11:51am — No Comments

Racketeering and drug charges for leaders of Bandidos gang

By David Amoruso

Authorities in Texas have arrested the highest ranking leaders of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Club on federal racketeering and drug distribution charges, yesterday. Charges stem from Bandidos’ war with rival biker gang Cossacks MC and a drug ring run by Bandidos leaders and members of its Colorado chapter.

Bandidos…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 7, 2016 at 6:04am — No Comments

Convicted drug trafficker becomes head of South American country’s National Security Service

By David Amoruso

Suriname is officially being run by a bunch of narcotics traffickers. Today, the South American country named a former soldier who was sentenced to 8 years in prison for running an ecstasy…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 4, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Leader of La Familia drug cartel tortured and killed

By David Amoruso

Live by the gun, die by the gun. Mexican drug lord Carlos Rosales Mendoza’s life ended in familiar fashion. His dead body was dumped along with three other corpses in the carpark of a tollbooth along a motorway in western Mexico. All four men had been tortured and shot to death.

Rosales Mendoza was the founder of La…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 29, 2015 at 8:12am — No Comments

‘Ndrangheta busts net bosses and 2006 World Cup winner

By David Amoruso

The Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta has become Italy’s most powerful crime group in recent years. With its international cocaine connections it has managed to become a global powerhouse as well. Now, it can even boast it counts a famous football star among its pawns, one who won the 2006 World Cup with Italy.

An …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 23, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

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