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Teenager Was Hitman For Mexican Drug Cartel: Why Organized Crime Uses Children As Soldiers

By David Amoruso

Posted on December 9, 2010

Standing by himself, Edgar Jimenez Lugo does not look very intimidating. Of course, he is only 14 years old and not many boys that age have mastered the skill or size needed to make that kind of impression. But don’t be fooled. Lugo was a hitman for a Mexican drug cartel and is accused of carrying out “at least” four beheadings. This is why Lugo is surrounded by armed soldiers wearing… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 9, 2010 at 12:09pm — 1 Comment

The Murder of Fray, A Washington D.C. Street Legend

By Seth Ferranti (

A lot of factors figured in the death of the Washington DC street legend, Fray, but the main reason was Alberto “Alpo” Martinez. When the soon to become infamous rat Alpo hit DC in the late 1980s, Fray was a well established and respected hustler at the top of DC's street hierarchy. Fray didn't take kindly to New York dudes coming from up top to…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 7, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Biker News: Dutch Hells Angel murdered, Rhode Island President Buried

By David Amoruso

The Hells Angels have had a rough week. Though the motorcycle club has grown substantially and there are various chapters in over thirty charters worldwide, its members consider themselves part of one and the same brotherhood. In that sense, it is probably correct to say the entire club has had a very rough week.

A week ago, Hells Angels from all around the world came to bury a brother. Up until his… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 5, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Dark Knight of Mother Russia: How The Russian Government Works Together With The Mafia

By David Amoruso

The recent WikiLeaks publication of secret diplomatic cables between U.S. officials and contacts in other nations around the globe has painted a grim picture of the Russian government. The cables feature reports about how the Kremlin and organized crime are closely working together and participate in bribery, extortion, arms and drug trafficking, money laundering, and even contract killings. The publications also…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 3, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Prison Gangs and the Analogy of Hate

By Seth Ferranti (author of )

Prison is a cauldron of hate. A mixing pot of volatile tempers and personalities that can incite violence in a nanosecond. The territorial, drug and monetary beefs from the streets bleed over into the prison yards as racism intensifies and the hate it spews forth explodes in the form of prison gang warfare.

In prison a…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 30, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

New Arrests in Violent Albanian Drug Gang Bust

FBI personnel working in the arrest processing room

Photo Credit: Rich Kolko, FBI

By David Amoruso

Posted on August 25, 2010

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Yesterday, Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Janice K. Fedarcyk, the Assistant… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 27, 2010 at 1:01pm — No Comments

An American Businessman In Moscow: The Story Of Paul Tatum

By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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The first time the Western world became familiar with the crime entangled Russian business scene was when American businessman Paul Tatum was murdered by unknown assailants, reputedly over a business dispute. The murder sent shockwaves through the business community and had American congressmen screaming for justice. But… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 25, 2010 at 11:23am — No Comments

Puparo presents: The Roaring 1940s

Puparo has compiled the following text through thorough research. However, if you see an error, or would like to add something, Puparo welcomes the contribution.

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Marseille, France, Loco mayor Simon Sabiani, Bosses Spirito and Carbone

The gangsters Francois Spirito and Paul… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 25, 2010 at 9:52am — No Comments

Puparo presents: The Roaring 1950s (Part 1)


Giuseppe "Pep" Cotroni 's drugtrade was financed by Luigi Greco and Cotroni once told an undercover that 5 men in the US controlled the heroin market and prices, those customers of his were Angelo "Angie" Tuminaro, Rocco "Rocky" Sancinella, Anthony "Bootsie" DiPasqua, Frank Mancino and Anthony Strollo "Tony Bender", those were often financed by Squillante.

Constantino Gamba

In 1950 arrested in Italy for trafficking in narcotics

Schiaparelli directing chemist… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 25, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Drug Boss: Roland "Pops" Bartlett

By David Amoruso

Posted March 20, 2007

Roland Bartlett reputedly was the biggest drug boss of Philadelphia in the 1980s. His organization consisted of around 60 members, and had seperate crews which consisted of salesmen, cutting crew supervisors, and enforcers. Bartlett himself had started out as a streetdealer for the Philadelphia Black Mafia, and had worked his way up. Eventually he developed connections with the Gambino Crime Family from New York, from which he purchased… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 10:45am — No Comments

Drug Boss: Leroy "Nicky" Barnes

By David Amoruso

Posted: July 4, 2007

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Leroy "Nicky" Barnes is a legend of African American organized crime history. Once a dope fiend himself, he kicked the habit, and became the main distributor of heroin in Harlem, NY. In 2007 his autobiography "Mr Untouchable: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of Heroin's Teflon Don" was released. In it Barnes…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Drug Boss: Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff

By David Amoruso

Posted on October 17, 2007


Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff was born on September 19, 1959. McGriff grew up in Southeast Queens around many drugdealers. He wanted to be one as well and started doing jobs for them such as guarding drugs and cash at stash houses. McGriff was feared because of his connection to a gang called "the Peace Gods,"…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Profile of Cuban mob boss José Miguel Battle Sr.

By David Amoruso

José Miguel Battle Sr. was one of the most powerful crime bosses in the US. Born in Cuba he was a policeman in the pre-Castro era ruled by dictator Fulgencio Batista. Batista had a good relationship with several of America's wealthiest mobsters, among them New York bosses Charles "Lucky" Luciano,…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Albanian Boss: Alex Rudaj

By David Amoruso

Posted on August 26, 2009

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The criminal organization led by Albanian gangster Alex Rudaj called itself the Sixth Family. They viewed themselves as being on the same level as New York’s five La Cosa Nostra families. But after a ten year run they turned out to be nothing more than a glorified street crew.

Alex Rudaj started…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Europol Issues Warning: "Hells Angels Expanding Into Eastern Europe"

By David Amoruso

Posted on August 2, 2010

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Europol has recently identified a major expansion in the activity of the Hells Angels and other outlaw motorcycle gangs. According to a press release by the European law enforcement agency: “The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club has significantly expanded its presence into Eastern… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 18, 2010 at 7:56am — No Comments

Dead Men On Leave: The Mafia Murder of Carlo Tresca

By Thom L. Jones

The man with the heavy black beard had left his comfortable, six-room apartment at 130 West Twelfth Street. It was late in the morning, and he had to go to his office; but first he had a lunch meeting.

It was January 11th, 1943.

There were four of them gathering late on this morning, and they went to eat at one of his favourite restaurants- John’s- also on Twelfth Street, a few blocks east from where he lived. Opened in 1908, it still to this…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 18, 2010 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

The Israeli Mafia's brief, but violent invasion of New York

By David Amoruso

Posted on April 8, 2008

During the 1980s a small group of Israeli criminals started earning a reputation throughout New York that they were serious men, capable of deadly violence. This rep earned them their place within New York's underworld, which was ruled by the five La Cosa Nostra families, Russian gangsters, Asian Triads, as well as…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Outlaw Bikers in Finland 1997-2005

By Peter

On September 25, 1997, Hells Angels mc Finland and Bandidos mc Finland declared an end to what became known as "The Great Northern Biker War". In Finland the end of hostilities were confirmed on October 14, when members of both clubs had pictures taken of them together, in front of the Finnish Parliament in Helsinki.

The following is about what happened to the clubs and individuals, until the beginning of 2006. It will be about Cannonball mc Finland, Hells Angels mc… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2010 at 10:31am — No Comments

Outlaw Bikers in Finland 1994 to 1997

By Peter

On 18th of September, 2004, a large group of bikers from many parts of Finland, got together for a cerenomy at the Hietaniemi cementary in Helsinki. The reason for the gathering, was the donation of a check of 40000 euros to the War Veteran Organization of Finland. A wreath was placed at the memorial for the fallen of World War Two. The check was presented to representives of the veterans. Words were spoken and pictures were… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2010 at 10:14am — No Comments

Gangs of Britain

By Peter Walsh

Walsh is author of GANG WAR: The Inside Story of the Manchester Gangs and one of the authors of the book Cocky, about British drug baron Curtis Warren.

THE NURSES and orderlies at Manchester Royal Infirmary have witnessed a few punch-ups over the years. But nothing had prepared them for the sight of two armed…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

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