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MS-13 gangster admits trafficking drugs to New Jersey from inside a California prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A Los Angeles MS-13 gangster admitted to trafficking methamphetamine,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 19, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

“I’m not crazy” - Profile of Camorra boss Michele “The Madman” Zaza

By David Amoruso

“I’m not crazy. Some of my relatives have been in a lunatic asylum, but I haven’t.” – Camorra boss Michele Zaza

Gangsters like Michele Zaza don’t come around often. Nicknamed “‘O Pazzo” or “The Madman,” he was known as much for talking candidly with the media as for his cunning and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 2, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Death Penalty for Drug Lords: Is lethal injection the solution to the War on Drugs?

By David Amoruso

The War on Drugs is a complex ordeal with a far-reaching and profound impact on society. While citizens buckle under the weight of drug crimes and addiction, politicians hijacked the theme to project a tough-on-crime image to the public while doing little to solve the problems.

Last week,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 25, 2018 at 12:13pm — 1 Comment

Drug kingpin “Freeway” Rick Ross: Moving tons of cocaine with a nod of approval from the Reagan White House

By David Amoruso

California drug kingpin “Freeway” Rick Ross shows that you can play the game and survive. His story shows the hypocrisy of the government’s war on drugs, while also shining a light on the struggles of growing up in the ghetto. Above all, it’s about learning from mistakes and bettering yourself. “I used to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 4, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

Violent North Carolina drug trafficking organization dismantled as leaders and members get decades in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Authorities completed the dismantling of a violent drug trafficking organization on Wednesday when a judge sentenced the group’s three remaining members responsible for shipping and distributing large quantities of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 15, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

When the American government asked the Mafia for a favor: The assassination of Cuban leader Fidel Castro

By David Amoruso

Politics is a dirty game. Always has been, always will be. But most of the dirt is kept hidden from view. Skeletons stay in the closet. Sometimes, however, the dirt comes out because it is so mind-blowing, it cannot be kept secret. Like the time the United States government recruited the American Mafia to kill Cuban…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 30, 2017 at 12:28pm — No Comments

VIDEO: The Day I Met El Chapo, actress Kate del Castillo about her and Sean Penn’s meeting with drug lord

By David Amoruso

It was a meeting plastered across front pages of newspapers and aired on primetime news shows around the world. When Mexican actress Kate del Castillo and Hollywood superstar Sean Penn met with most wanted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman the world gasped for breath. What the…

In a three-part Netflix documentary…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2017 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Massive Sinaloa Cartel drug pipeline into Los Angeles busted by federal authorities

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An investigation by the Los Angeles Strike Force resulted Thursday in the indictment of 22 members of a drug trafficking organization linked to Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel. They are charged with drug trafficking, money…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 12, 2017 at 8:15am — No Comments

New Jersey Mafia capo gets 10 years for plans to whack crime family rival

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

DeCavalcante crime family capo Charles Stango was sentenced to 10 years behind bars yesterday for using a telephone to plan the murder of a rival mobster. In addition to the prison…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 29, 2017 at 10:35am — No Comments

Airport employee tried to smuggle $2.1 million worth of heroin wrapped in Christmas paper in luggage

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

James Mitchell, an employee of Aero Port Services at LAX, was indicted today on federal drug trafficking charges for allegedly trying to smuggle at least one kilogram of heroin on a plane leaving Los Angeles International Airport. The heroin was wrapped in Christmas paper and concealed in checked luggage on a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 10, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

FBI arrests Jamaican gangster sought for 4 murders day after it placed him on its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Just one day after the FBI placed Jamaican gangster Marlon Jones on its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, he is in custody. He is charged with involvement in the shooting murder of four individuals in Los Angeles.

Jones has a violent criminal history in the United States, where the FBI believes he is…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 3, 2016 at 4:27am — No Comments

South L.A. Crips gangster cops to federal racketeering charges, admits armed robberies and drug dealing

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Call him a one-man crime wave. 35-year-old Akia Pete, known on the streets of Los Angeles as Studda Box, pleaded guilty on Friday to scores of crimes that could land him a 60-year prison sentence. A longtime member of the Five Deuce Broadway Gangster Crips, Pete admitted to trafficking in narcotics and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 26, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Los Angeles Wilmas Gang members hit with federal racketeering, murder charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Authorities in Los Angeles indicted 29 alleged members and associates of the Wilmas street gang on Wednesday and hit them with federal racketeering charges that allege acts of murder, attempted murder, narcotics trafficking,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 11, 2016 at 12:10pm — No Comments

All In The Game: Two men who went from fighting organized crime and gangsters to refereeing star athletes

By David Amoruso

Two men. Both referee. Different sports. Different rules. But with a very similar past. Though both John McCarthy and Bob Delaney are now refereeing sports matches, they began their career stopping people from committing crimes or busting them after the fact. One thing all men – be they athletes or mobsters – learned the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 7, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments

High-profile Philadelphia Mafia boss Joseph Merlino latest gangster to be barred from entering a casino

By David Amoruso

Updated on September 8, 2016 - The Pennsylvania gaming control board has banned Philadelphia mob boss Joseph…

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

Gangster Squad cop celebrates 100th birthday

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

For a man who faced the notoriously murderous likes of mob bosses Bugsy Siegel and Mickey Cohen, retired Sgt. Lindo Giacopuzzi sure had a special day on Tuesday: He celebrated his 100th…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 18, 2016 at 3:30am — No Comments

Suge Knight claims Dr. Dre tried to have him whacked

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Apparently, imprisoned rap mogul Suge Knight doesn’t know when to call it quits. The fallen-from-grace CEO of Death Row Records had his lawyer, Thaddeus Culpepper, file a motion with Los Angeles Superior Court in which he alleges a “massive cover-up.”

Is Knight finally coming clean about what exactly happened to 2 Pac…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 5, 2016 at 10:35am — 3 Comments

My loving dad was a gangster and Bugsy Siegel’s close friend

By David Amoruso

It was a day that would go down in mob history. The murder of mob boss Bugsy Siegel on June 20, 1947, shocked the American underworld and dominated news stories in all major cities. It was also a day that, years later, would cause a young girl…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 18, 2016 at 8:00am — 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

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