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The Hook – Part 3: The beginning of the end for vicious Chicago Outfit hitman Harry Aleman

By Gary Jenkins

In this third installment about Harry “The Hook” Aleman, a half Mexican, half Sicilian Chicago Outfit hitman, enforcer, street tax collector, and the capo of a home invasion crew, I will examine the case that will eventually bring Aleman to justice. This will be a long and crazy path so hang on and keep…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 5, 2019 at 2:52am — No Comments

The Hook – Part 2: Chicago Outfit mobster Harry Aleman murders his way to power

By Gary Jenkins

This is the second installment of a 4-part series about the life of Chicago mobster Harry “The Hook” Aleman, who operated as a thief, enforcer, juice loan collector, and hitman. In this edition, I will detail Aleman’s use of violence and murder as a tool to increase his power in the Chicago underworld and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 1, 2019 at 10:28am — No Comments

The Hook: Life and bloody crimes of feared Chicago Mafia enforcer Harry Aleman

By Gary Jenkins

Harry “The Hook” Aleman was one of the Chicago Outfit’s most feared mobsters. In the first of a 4-part series documenting the life and violent crimes of this notorious thief, enforcer, juice loan collector, and hitman I recount how Aleman’s criminal career began.

He was born Harry Peralt Aleman on…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 26, 2018 at 8:41am — No Comments

“For him, I am a god” – Profile of Russian Mafia boss, and vor v zakone, Razhden Shulaya

By David Amoruso

As a vor v zakone, mob boss Razhden Shulaya (above) was an official member of a century-old criminal tradition. As such, he was treated as Russian Mafia royalty. He used that position to run a sprawling organization involved in kidnapping, assault, fraud, extortion, and money laundering throughout the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 22, 2018 at 5:26am — No Comments

Mobsters of New York’s Gambino and Bonanno crime families sentenced on drug and gambling charges

By David Amoruso

They were rounded up in a bust said to be “a major disruption of La Costra Nostra’s activities on Long Island”. Now, mobsters John “Johnny Boy” Ambrosio, an acting captain in the Gambino family; Frank “Frankie Boy” Salerno, a soldier in the Bonanno family; and Anthony Saladino, an associate of the Gambinos…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 22, 2018 at 2:00am — No Comments

Drug broker “Pony” trafficked with various Mexican cartels, including La Familia Michoacán and Los Zetas

By David Amoruso

It’s easy to forget that narcotics is just like any other business – albeit a lot more violent. But in essence, the mechanism is the same. 43-year-old Gabino Peralta-Saucedo knew this all too well.

Nicknamed “Pony”, Peralta-Saucedo hails from Michoacán in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 18, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Dominican drug lord dubbed “Boss of Bosses” sentenced to 20 years in prison in international operation

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The “Boss of Bosses” of a large-scale drug organization was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison on Friday. 51-year-old Juan Valdez (photo above) ran a business which imported multiple kilograms of heroin and cocaine from Mexico that was distributed to mid-level and street dealers in Rhode…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 17, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Driver who smuggled over £7m worth’ of cocaine wanted by police

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) is looking for a man they suspect of involvement in smuggling more than £7 million worth’ of cocaine into the United Kingdom. 47-year-old Lee James Hartness (photo above) drove a lorry from France into Dover, England, on November 21, 2016, containing over 90…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 13, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Profile of Moroccan drug boss Ridouan Taghi - “He who talks, goes. And everyone around him goes to sleep”

By David Amoruso

Some criminal masterminds appear out of nowhere. Ridouan Taghi is that type of gangster. The Moroccan-Dutch drug boss wasn’t known to the public or police until he had already flooded Europe with drugs and littered the streets with bullet-riddled bodies. Now, he is a most wanted fugitive.

Born on…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 12, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

VIDEO: Clint Eastwood smuggles cocaine for the Sinaloa cartel in The Mule

By David Amoruso

One last job. It’s cliché but always manages to deliver the goods. Just like the brilliant Clint Eastwood has done for so many decades. Now, he’s back. Directing and starring in The Mule, based on the true story of World War II veteran Leo Sharp, who became a trafficker for the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 10, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Salinas Norteño gangster sentenced to 15 years in prison for racketeering

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Norteño gangster Anthony Lek was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison for his role in a racketeering conspiracy and for using guns to commit crimes. 31-year-old Lek had already pleaded guilty on January 4, 2018.

According to the plea agreement, Lek was an active member of the “Santa…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 1, 2018 at 4:00am — No Comments

The Real Narcos: Profile of Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, Mexico’s “El Padrino” of drug lords

By David Amoruso

Men with vision always make it into the history books. No matter which world they inhabit, if they start a groundbreaking movement, they will be remembered. So it is with Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (photo above), the founder of Mexico’s cartel underworld.

Gallardo’s rise follows a path of humble…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 17, 2018 at 8:50am — No Comments

Corrupt British border officer caught smuggling drugs and guns found guilty

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Nothing sadder than a corrupt public servant who breaks his oath to protect society against crime and terror. In England, a joint investigation by the National Crime Agency, Metropolitan Police, and French police was able to catch one such official as he attempted to smuggle guns and drugs into…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 16, 2018 at 8:36am — No Comments

Lucky Number 7: Longtime drug trafficker sentenced in multi-state cocaine, marijuana pipeline

By David Amoruso

It’s hard to leave a life of fast cars, beautiful women, and easy money. Hell, once you’re in the system with a criminal record, it’s almost impossible to do anything but jobs in the illicit netherworld. 44-year-old Keith Jamal Brigham (photo above) knows this all too well.

Known on the streets as…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 16, 2018 at 7:03am — No Comments

Fifteen members and associates of the Bloods gang charged in Long Island drug bust

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Fifteen members and associates of the Bloods were charged on Wednesday with trafficking crack cocaine throughout Long Island. Three separate indictments were unsealed in federal court in Central…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 15, 2018 at 3:30am — No Comments

Actor Frank Grillo protected by leader of Mexico City drug cartel during filming of Netflix’ Fightworld

By David Amoruso

Mexico is a dangerous place. As drug cartels fight over lucrative territories, they litter the streets with dead bodies. And no one is immune to getting killed. Last year, a 37-year-old location manager working for the Netflix series Narcos was murdered while scouting for film spots.

It’s…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2018 at 12:53pm — No Comments

A friend of Vito’s - Profile of Genovese crime family mobster Salvatore “Sally Burns” Granello

By David Amoruso

It helps to have friends in high places. It enables one to have more opportunities, but also to get away with mistakes or grave crimes even. If one’s friend is powerful enough, one could get away with anything. Until that friend is gone, of course. Like in the case of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 8, 2018 at 9:58am — No Comments

Sex Money Murder: The violent rise and fall of deadly Bronx gang ingrained in New York underworld’s history

By David Amoruso

Twin, Suge, Pipe, and Pistol Pete. The names still haunt the Soundview projects in the Bronx, New York. Their drugs kept the hood from starving, but their violence caused nothing but pain and horror. Their gang Sex Money Murder ruled supreme and has become part of gangland history. “If they hadn’t been…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 7, 2018 at 4:00am — No Comments

Second mobster identified as suspect in prison murder of Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger

By David Amoruso

Authorities have identified a second suspect in the brazen murder of Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger at a federal prison in West Virginia. 44-year-old Paul J. DeCologero allegedly killed Bulger with Fotios “Freddy” Geas and one other man.

DeCologero was part of “the life” as a member of his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 4, 2018 at 1:09pm — 2 Comments

Members of West Baltimore gang Trained To Go guilty of 9 murders, drug trafficking, witness intimidation

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Eight men were convicted by a federal jury on Wednesday for their crimes committed for the West Baltimore gang known as Trained To Go (TTG). These included nine murders, drug trafficking, and witness intimidation, and dealing heroin, marijuana, and cocaine. Several of the defendants were also…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 2, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

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