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The DEA Toppled Kingpin “El Chapo” Guzman; Who's Mexico's Drug Underworld Next Boss of Bosses?

By Clarence Walker Jr. for Gangsters Inc.

Notorious drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman-Loera once ruled the Sinaloa drug Cartel with an iron fist for several years. Sinaloa Cartel, with hundreds of players enshrined in the group, is one of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 24, 2020 at 3:20pm — No Comments

From Rags to Riches - Profile of Harlem drug kingpin Leroy "Nicky" Barnes



By David Amoruso



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 tells his story. How he…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 9, 2019 at 5:09am — 2 Comments

“American Gangster” Frank Lucas dead at 88

By David Amoruso

Former Harlem drug kingpin Frank Lucas passed away yesterday. He was 88. Lucas was immortalized in 2007 with the release of “American Gangster”, which detailed his rise and fall but fictionalized a lot of events. Denzel Washington starred as Lucas.

Born in North Carolina, Lucas moved to New York after the Ku Klux Klan…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 31, 2019 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Prosecutor made famous by ‘American Gangster’ avoids prison time after guilty plea to federal tax charges

By David Amoruso

It’s always sad when role models fall from grace. Richard “Richie” Roberts had his biggest success when he was an Essex County assistant prosecutor and helped convict Harlem drug boss Frank Lucas. On Thursday, he was sentenced to 3 years of probation after pleading guilty to failing to pay his personal…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 13, 2018 at 7:31am — No Comments

New Book Profiles Amazing But True Crime Stories From The Hood

Many of the books written about the black gangster have been, for the most part, lengthy tomes focusing on the kingpins of the gangland scene, gangsters with names like Nicky Barnes, Frank Lucas, Lorenzo Fat Cat Nichols and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 5, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments

Former Drug Kingpin Ike Atkinson Tells All In New Documentary

In the movie "American Gangster," Ike Atkinson appears as the minor character "Nate," who is depicted as gangster Frank Lucas's cousin and as the drug trafficker who…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2011 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Drug Boss: Frank Matthews

By Seth Ferranti



In the 1970s the heroin market in the United States was dominated by a black distributor named Frank Matthews who operated out of New York. He was the most notable black figure on the east coast at the time and one of the first major independents who challenged the mob for supremacy in the criminal underworld. The Black Caesar, as he was known, was a new kind of super-criminal ruling a nationwide empire of dope. He was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 19, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

American Gangster Myth

American Gangster Myth:



What's the Real Story Behind Hollywood's Portrayal of Harlem Drug Kingpin Frank Lucas?





By Clarence Walker, Investigative Reporter and New Criminologist Journalist, Houston Texas

First published on: 11/5/2007…



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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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