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MS-13 gangsters charged with racketeering and July 2018 murder of young boy

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Six members of MS-13, the transnational organization also known as La Mara Salvatrucha, were indicted on Wednesday in federal court in Boston and charged with racketeering. Five of them allegedly participated in the murder of a teenage boy in Lynn, Massachusetts, on July 30, 2018. 

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 1, 2018 at 6:30am — 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

Genovese crime family mobster hit with obstruction charges related to 1997 murder-for-hire plot

By David Amoruso

Genovese crime family mobster John Tortora Jr. (photo above) was hit with a superseding indictment on Wednesday charging him with destruction of evidence, falsifying records, and obstruction of justice. In August he had already been charged with racketeering and murder-for-hire. These latest charges stem…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 16, 2018 at 8:35am — 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

Long Island MS-13 gangster pleads guilty to killing man and wounding his coworker inside deli in 2017 hit

By David Amoruso

Esteban Alvarado-Bonilla was hard at work inside El Campesino Deli in Central Islip, New York, when MS-13 gangster Mario Aguilar-Lopez entered the deli, approached him from behind and shot him multiple times. One bullet exited his head and seriously injured one of his coworkers standing in front of him.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2018 at 6:07am — 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

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

“Freddy hated rats” – Meet the hitman who allegedly murdered mob boss Whitey Bulger behind bars

By David Amoruso

After dodging bullets throughout his criminal career, Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger ultimately met his demise by being hit with a lock wrapped in a sock. The blows were too much for the 89-year-old as he died behind bars just a few years into a life sentence for racketeering and several murders.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 31, 2018 at 4:47am — 2 Comments

Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger killed inside federal prison

By David Amoruso

What goes around, comes around. Infamous Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger was murdered inside a federal prison in West Virginia on Tuesday. He was serving a life sentence for the many crimes he committed in his long and notorious career, but apparently someone felt he deserved to die right then and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 30, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Operation Goodfellas busts $19 million drug trafficking conspiracy from Mexico to Virginia

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The drug game is played with lots of players and without borders. Something police discovered once more during Operation Goodfellas when they took down several members of an international narcotics pipeline stretching from Mexico to Virginia.

Nearly 150 law enforcement officers from the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 17, 2018 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Trump’s White House designates most threatening transnational crime groups

By David Amoruso

Call it a “Wanted: Dead or Alive” list straight from the White House. On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions designated five transnational crime groups it deems pose the biggest security threat to the United States.

According to the White House,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 17, 2018 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

The Uneasy Accord of a Mobster and a Cop in Cleveland, Ohio in the 1970s: “Bomb City, USA”

By Robert Sberna

By the 1970s, Cleveland’s once-powerful underworld was merely a shadow of itself. Just 20 years earlier, the city’s Mafia was a thriving enterprise, with up to 60 made (formally inducted) men involved in loansharking, gambling and union rackets.

The dwindling of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 16, 2018 at 11:39am — No Comments

Member of large-scale drug trafficking organization sentenced to over 6 years in federal prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Jermaine Christopher Pleasant was sentenced yesterday to over 6 years in prison after being convicted of drug charges. 36-year-old Pleasant was charged in an extensive federal, state, and local investigation aimed at dismantling a large-scale heroin trafficking network based in Ascension Parish,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 12, 2018 at 3:49pm — No Comments

High-ranking Bloods gangster arrested for organizing murder of Bonanno family mobster - At behest of Albanian Mob?

By David Amoruso

New York’s melting pot of an underworld has erupted into a violent volcano with the city’s Bonanno crime family and the Bloods street gang involved in a deadly dance that resulted in the murder of Mafia associate Sylvester Zottola at a McDonald’s drive through in The Bronx last week.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 12, 2018 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Ride and die in prison: Former National Vice President of Bandidos Motorcycle Club sentenced to life

By David Amoruso

The former National Vice President of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Club, 59-year-old John Xavier Portillo, was sentenced on Monday to two consecutive life sentences, plus twenty years, in federal prison for racketeering and drug trafficking charges.

Portillo (photo above) was convicted alongside…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 26, 2018 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Crackdown on San Diego street gangs and Mexican Mafia results in 26 charged and 228 guns seized

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Twenty-six people, many of them alleged members and associates of criminal street gangs and the Mexican Mafia prison gang, were charged on Thursday with participating in drug- and gun-related conspiracies, including one that alleges a kidnapping and armed robbery that was prevented by law…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 22, 2018 at 10:59am — No Comments

“You only do two days: The day you go in and the day you come out” – Profile of Mafia capo Gene Gotti

By David Amoruso

Gene Gotti took a 50-year prison sentence and didn’t flinch. Just like his infamous big brother, John, the Teflon Don, Gene did his time and kept his mouth shut. Now, he faces his toughest challenge yet: Living life as a Gotti.

For a long time, life as a Gotti was simple. Though the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2018 at 2:53pm — No Comments

New York Lucchese Mafia family hitman pleads guilty to attempted murder of Bonanno family mobster

By David Amoruso

It’s the sort of vendetta violence the American Mafia is known for. After a Bonanno family mobster insulted a leader of the Lucchese family, the boss ordered his death. On Friday, the hitman who was handed the murder contract admitted his guilt in the plot.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 16, 2018 at 12:32pm — No Comments

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