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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

Mafia Math: Calculating Italian organized crime’s illicit income

By David Amoruso

How much money does the Italian Mafia make? How many billions of dollars go up the chain through the organizations of Sicily’s Cosa Nostra, Campania’s Camorra, and Calabria’s ‘Ndrangheta? Criminology professor Francesco Calderoni did the math and came up with some very interesting numbers, numbers that many deem the most…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 6, 2016 at 6:42am — No Comments

How Russian oligarchs turned the country of Latvia into their own personal money laundering machine

Grave of KGB lawyer Andris Grutups in Riga, Latvia

By John Christmas

An open secret has been continuing in Latvia ever since the USSR broke up in 1991. The Latvian government is protecting a circle of Kremlin-linked banks catering to non-resident shell-company depositors. Although these…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 3, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Drug boss gets 23 years in prison for $108 million drug conspiracy

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Andracos “Draco” Marshall (42) of Bowie, Maryland, was sentenced today to 23 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for his role in a $108 million drugs and money laundering conspiracy. He was also required to forfeit $51,300,000. Marshall was convicted of the federal charges on February…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 13, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Russian Mafia money laundering ring busted in Spain

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Spanish police dismantled a money laundering ring today that was run by two well-known Russian Mafia groups, who in turn have strong links to the party of Russian president Vladimir Putin. Authorities estimate that the ring…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 28, 2016 at 1:33pm — No Comments

How mob boss Meyer Lansky laundered the American Mafia’s dirty cash – and made them bigger than U.S. Steel

By David Amoruso

The pinnacle of organized crime is laundering your ill-gotten monies into crispy clean dollar bills that are out of reach of law enforcement and the IRS. Nowadays, this is something understood by most crime bosses and drug lords, but back in the 1930s there was just one man who had the vision and smarts to help the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 25, 2016 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Sinaloa drug cartel’s chief hitman arrested in Rosarito

By David Amoruso

It is said that in the war on drugs there are no winners. One side just loses more slowly. Nowhere is this more the case than in Mexico where citizens are dying every day in a circle of vicious violence. They look to the police to protect them but all too many times, the police have switched sides and work for the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 27, 2016 at 11:06am — No Comments

ICE and Europol join forces in fight against money laundering

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has joined Europol’s Focal Point Sustrans, which targets organized crime networks involved in money laundering. ICE’s Executive Associate Director Peter Edge and Europol Director Rob Wainwright met yesterday in The Hague, The Netherlands.

“Simply put, when we…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 18, 2016 at 4:05am — No Comments

Mafia bosses challenge casino and racetrack bans

By David Amoruso

The Las Vegas black book has become a thing of gangland lore, a list containing the most notorious organized crime figures who were banned from Las Vegas casinos. Now, police in Australia have compiled their own black book. But several infamous individuals, including the alleged head of the ‘Ndrangheta in Melbourne and a reputed Triad…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 15, 2016 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Drug boss Ricks: From selfies in the gym to trafficking heroin

By David Amoruso

Crime boss Keith Ricks liked to stay busy. Moving bricks of heroin, robbing rival dope dealers from their hard earned product, and pumping iron in the gym were among his favorites. He surrounded himself by likeminded men. But each one craved attention. On Twitter, on Instagram, in self-made movies. While they felt like they…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 17, 2015 at 3:59am — 1 Comment

How Bonanno goodfellas whacked Lufthansa heist loot

By David Amoruso

The 1978 Lufthansa heist went down as the largest cash robbery on U.S. soil that had ever taken place until that time. Gangsters walked away with over $5 million in cash and almost $1 million in jewelry. In 1990, director Martin Scorsese forever immortalized the heist in his mob epic…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 22, 2015 at 5:15am — 1 Comment

A New Dawn For the Russian Mafia

By Dr. Gary K. Busch

One of the most interesting aspects of the current Russian problem with sanctions imposed by the West is the rejuvenation of the Russian Mafia and its role in Russian commerce. Just as the rise of the post-Yeltsin Chekists into positions of great power in…

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Added by Gary K. Busch on June 29, 2015 at 2:56am — No Comments

The Blackfriars Massacre

By Thom L. Jones

Boston, Massachusetts, has long had a reputation as a corrupt and base city. Not so much a Mob town as a Mob's town. It has been plagued by criminal gangs over the years-The Winter Hill, the McLaughlins, the Mullens, the Barbozas, Roxbury, Killeens, the Gustings and the Campbells, and of course, its own little Mafia cartel, which controlled The North…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 16, 2015 at 4:52am — No Comments

Who's the world's top cocaine producer?

By Clarence Walker

Who rules the cocaine trade? Will Colombian cartels  remain a  major force in the illegal drug trade in South America and Central America--the primary producing countries of cocaine? Or has other foreigners monopolized the Colombian drug trade to limit the Colombians ability to control the European and Central America illegal drug…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 2, 2014 at 1:39pm — No Comments

The Drug Game: Getting high on cocaine and money

By Clarence Walker  

Cocaine comes from a natural plant grown deep in the jungles of South America. To bear fruit, farmers plant the plant that make cocaine; then the plant is picked and processed for distribution. The shimmering white colored powder cross over transnational borders and eventually find its way around the world where hordes of users…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 28, 2014 at 4:11pm — 1 Comment

Legit Feast of San Gennaro almost as greedy as Mafia

By David Amoruso

The Feast of San Gennaro has long been associated with the Italian-American Mafia. Ever since they became powerful enough, mobsters have been extorting the feast for all it was worth. After several successful prosecutions, authorities claimed the feast was free from criminal influence and more money would end up with…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 19, 2014 at 7:45am — No Comments

James Gandolfini’s final farewell in true gangster style

By David Amoruso

James Gandolfini made an everlasting impression on millions of people around the globe with his iconic role as mob boss Anthony Soprano in television series The Sopranos. His unexpected death on June 19,2013, came too soon. But through his roles on television and in movies Gandolfini lives on. His last movie, The Drop,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 8, 2014 at 8:35am — 3 Comments

Gangster-turned-Cage Fighter Lee Murray

By David Amoruso

They gave him the nickname “Lightning Lee” for his knockout power during cage fights. Lee Murray was a strong contender feared by elite fighters the world over. But he was a gangster first and that lifestyle knocked out any hopes he had of becoming a UFC champion.

London, Great Britain, has produced a long line of strong leaders, infamous…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 20, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Escobar versus Cali: The War of the Cartels

The following is an exclusive excerpt from Ron Chepesiuk’s new book Escobar versus Cali: The War of the Cartels. We hope you enjoy it!

By Ron Chepesiuk

The Rumble Begins

The Cali Cartel brought in Jorge Salcedo to oversee its security work.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 15, 2013 at 11:01am — 2 Comments

Chinese gangster loses phone, we invade his privacy

By David Amoruso

It’s never fun when you lose your cell phone. No one can reach you, you can’t reach anyone. Worse: All your dick pics and various other shameful photos and data are lying around somewhere waiting for some stranger to take a peek at them. Imagine if you were a gangster living the high life, spending bricks of cash, driving expensive…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 26, 2012 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

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