The Yakuza is not doing so great. According to Japan’s National Police Agency, the total membership in Yakuza organized crime groups dropped below 60,000 for the first time since police started keeping records. Last year, all the Yakuza groups combined had 58,600 members, down from about 63,200 in 2012.
Membership has been going down for…Continue
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With the McClellan hearings spearheaded by Robert Kennedy came a daily dose of shocking disclosures that organized crime had crept into the very inner circles of the labor movement. The hearings conducted between 1957 and 1959 had a carnival-like atmosphere, where prosecutors dissected every word of suspected persons who had ties to organized crime…Continue
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Toronto’s crack-smoking mayor Rob Ford is hoping he can salvage what’s left of his political career by wooing the citizens of his city with enthusiastic public appearances. Those include plenty of photo-ops, even with the Hells Angels. Another dumb move by Ford, but for the most prominent biker club in the world it’s yet another…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 7, 2013 at 1:50pm — No Comments
With the festive Holiday season upon us, we at Gangsters Inc. felt it was time to point our readers in the right direction when it comes to the best presents. Everything from great deals to enormous steals. Irish organized crime gave a good example as they offered its members a “supermarket” stocked with shelves full of drugs and…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 29, 2013 at 11:26am — No Comments
A federal judge described him as an “extremely dangerous” man who killed people for “sport.” Carlos Ortega’s young age, teeny appearance, and big ears disguised his murderous personality. But on the streets of El Salvador and New York, his ruthlessness became known very quickly.
Ortega illegally entered the United States arriving from El…Continue
It’s always a sight. A parade of burly men on big Harley Davidson motorcycles wearing smudged leather vests with emblems signifying their status as outlaws. Society’s rules don’t apply to them, they say, but society the world over begs to differ. Governments from Europe to Australia are creating tougher laws to “destroy” biker gangs. Will they succeed?…Continue
The following is a report I made around 2003 regarding Russian Mafia activity. The threat from Russian organized crime (ROC) in the United States has been a major concern for some time. Most of us in the know agree that increased organized crime activity is widespread and rapidly growing. Its ability to change methods of operations creates…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 3, 2013 at 3:27pm — No Comments
European police smashed an international heroin trafficking ring operating in Italy last week, arresting 71 individuals in Italy, Albania, Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Italian Carabinieri ROS began Operation Ellenika in March 2009, focusing on a Kosovo/Albanian organized crime group involved in trafficking large…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 28, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments
Joey Gallo’s toughness was unequaled in a period filled with tough, stone killers. But Gallo thought of himself as more than a thug. He thought of himself as an artist, a poet. He thought of himself as the boss of a multi-ethnic mafia family that ruled New York. The rest of the underworld just thought he was crazy.
Joseph Gallo was what you call an…Continue
The criminal underworld is, and always has been, a man’s world. But women frequently manage to carve out their own place and territory in ganglands the world over. Among them Jean Brown, a 43-year-old woman from Jamaica, who ran a multi-million dollar drug business operating in Jamaica and multiple U.S. cities.
Call it a mom and pop business. The…Continue
Gangsters Inc. is proud to welcome Ronald Fino to its writing staff! Starting today, Fino will write about labor racketeering and organized crime for this website. As the son of a capo in the Buffalo crime family, Fino effectively grew up in the mob. He joined the corrupt Laborers’ Local 210, controlled by Buffalo boss Stefano Magaddino, and after years of experiencing the…Continue
The world of organized crime is one considered to be inhabited by individuals who are a cut above the rest. People who can work together to achieve a goal, think out of the box, who can rob and murder and protect their newfound riches through sheer strength. What separates them from other criminals is stated right there in the label “organized…Continue
This corner is dedicated to the Palermitan judges Giovanni Falcone (born 1939) and Paolo Borsellino (born 1940). They grew up in the borough Kalsa near Palermo's harbor…
Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 26, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments
Since it’s Friday the 13th today, we at Gangsters Inc. decided to lift your spirit with a story (and video) of a vicious Mafia hitman and his extremely lucky victim.
During a wild chase in broad daylight in the Italian town of Foggia, victim Michele Di Bari (31) dropped to the ground as he was hit in the leg by a bullet fired by…Continue
Organized crime has become a huge hit with reality TV producers. With reality soaps like Amish Mafia and Mob Wives pulling in millions of viewers each week there is a lot of money to be made off the stories of underworld figures. Of course, that does not mean these shows offer any type of reality. Most if not everything is as imaginary and…Continue
In the late 1960s, Rick Talley returned home from Vietnam. The New York City native had served his country with honor and had the medals to prove it. Two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star, and other awards for outstanding service to country were awarded to him by the U.S. government.
But none of those awards would put food on the table. Especially not…Continue
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Their club names put fear into the hearts of law abiding citizens and criminals alike: Bandidos, Outlaws, Mongols, Hells Angels. When bikers wearing any of these club colors ride into your town you take notice. The past two decades law enforcement has taken notice too. Riding into town with biker colors is now like dangling a red cloth in…Continue
On February 6, 1975, a near collision between Chester Wheeler Campbell’s Oldsmobile and an on-duty Keego Harbor patrolman’s car would crack open the unbelievable tale of the era’s most dangerous enforcer to the drug lords and mob factions of Detroit. Murder, corruption, espionage and courtroom drama would ensue for two…Continue
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This is an excerpt from Ron Chepesiuk’s new biography on legendary gangster Frank Matthews. The book, titled Black Caesar: The Rise and Disappearance of America’s Biggest Kingpin, will uncover the true story of this international man of mystery who ran the American streets.
By Ron Chepesiuk
Who was Frank…Continue