The biggest problem with ill-gotten gains is how to turn them into squeaky clean gotten gains. Because criminal money remains vulnerable to being confiscated by authorities, whereas money laundered clean has no way whatsoever of ever being touched by law enforcement as the recent Panama Papers leak has showed.
Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 21, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments
“Always the dollars. Always the fuckin' dollars.” – Nicky Santoro, movie Casino
Authorities in the United States and Canada arrested a total of thirteen alleged members of the Mafia yesterday for their involvement in a largescale drug trafficking pipeline spanning both countries. Among those arrested are…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2017 at 6:37am — No Comments
Brooklyn mobster Salvatore “Sallie” DeMeo (above, aging through his mugshots) is another great example that when it comes to the Mafia: You don’t retire. In his late seventies, he is still scheming and making millions in the process. But these riches come at a price, one that the government insists he pay.
You could call him a…Continue
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Drug kingpin Jorge Costilla-Sanchez has pleaded guilty on Tuesday to conspiracy drug charges and two counts of assault on a federal officer. 46-year-old Costilla-Sanchez was head of the infamous Gulf Cartel (CDG) in the years following the…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 28, 2017 at 10:58am — No Comments
Five men have admitted being part of a network responsible for laundering at least £16 million pounds stolen by international cyber criminals, following an investigation by the National Crime Agency. Four pleaded guilty in June, while the fifth pleaded guilty yesterday.
Iurie Mereacre, a 37-year-old …Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 20, 2017 at 11:02am — No Comments
Rene Cruz-Vargas, a member of the drug trafficking organization allegedly led by 47-year-old Mexican national Joel Ibarra-Torres, was sentenced to 27 months in prison on Tuesday for his role in distributing cocaine in Doña Ana County. 41-year-old Cruz-Vargas will be deported after completing his prison…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 16, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
If you want to hurt a gangster, go after his money. That’s what British authorities are doing to any criminal who’s made a fortune from illicit activities. The latest to come under scrutiny is 47-year-old drug boss Clifton Rochester.
Rochester was jailed for 14 years in 2005 for heading a drugs operation estimated…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 16, 2017 at 1:00am — No Comments
One of the leaders of the Hazard street gang – a Mexican Mafia-controlled criminal enterprise that has been responsible for criminal activity in and around the Ramona Gardens housing complex in Boyle Heights for decades – was sentenced on today to 15 years in prison for his conviction on federal racketeering and…Continue
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A leader of the Sex Money Murder set of the Bloods street gang was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison for his role in a racketeering conspiracy that involved murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 25, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Sometimes a nickname tells you all you need to know about a person. They called Los Zetas Cartel boss Ivan Velazquez Caballero “El Talibán.” They did so because just like his namesake in Afghanistan he chopped off heads and put them on display. It was the kind of viciousness that made his rise through one of Mexico’s most…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 22, 2017 at 1:17pm — No Comments
Under the guise of legitimacy, defendants posing as medical marijuana patient caregivers, property managers servicing marijuana growers and small business owners, allegedly ran what is alleged to be the largest illegal marijuana trafficking ring since …Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 30, 2017 at 5:17am — No Comments
Albanian gangsters have established a high-profile influence within the underworld in Great Britain, controlling much of the country’s drug trafficking market, particularly cocaine, according to a new report by the National Crime Agency. Albanian organized crime gangs have also upped their presence in the Netherlands,…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 29, 2017 at 11:28am — No Comments
Several leaders and members of the Texas Mexican Mafia (TMM) have been ordered to significant terms in prison during hearings on Monday and Tuesday for their roles in a Racketeer Influence Corrupt Organization (RICO) conspiracy. All of them were charged in a conspiracy involving criminal activities such as…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 29, 2017 at 4:21am — No Comments
Four people who used a North London hotel room to conduct their money laundering activities were imprisoned this week for nearly 12 years. The professional operation saw almost £1 million pounds switch hands on the day British police made arrests.
“Money laundering props up organized crime. It helps…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 12, 2017 at 6:15am — No Comments
Prosecutors unsealed the indictment of the former Tabasco, Mexico, Secretary of Finance following the arrest of his wife in the Houston area. 49-year-old Jose Manuel Saiz-Pineda served as the Secretary of Finance of the Mexican State of Tabasco from 2007 to 2012 under former Governor Andres Granier Melo.…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 28, 2017 at 1:15pm — No Comments
Costas Takkas pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy on Wednesday in connection with his receipt and transmission of millions of dollars in bribes paid to now-former CONCACAF president and FIFA vice president, Jeffrey…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 25, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Cetin Gören is a true international operator. As a Dutchman with Turkish roots, he flawlessly moves through the European continent and beyond, organizing massive drug shipments during his travels.
In March of 2007, police in Brazil suspected him of involvement in the smuggling of the party drug ecstasy, along with the Dutchman Eric Adrian Mook, the…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 23, 2017 at 8:21am — No Comments
Years ago, people in America talked about the “3-6-3 Rule” in banking. Bankers paid out 3% interest on deposits, collected 6% interest on loans, and were on the golf course at 3 o'clock.
But now in Eastern Europe, bankers have a new rule. They collect deposits, book “loans” that are actually uncollateralized…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 22, 2017 at 8:56am — No Comments
Hit them where it hurts! When it comes to organized crime there is no place where they feel pain more than in their wallets - and the DEA likes to hurt criminals. On May 2, following a weeklong trial, a federal jury convicted 51-year-old Cornell Pendleton for his role in laundering money on behalf of heroin dealers in the New…Continue
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Four individuals from Houston and two Mexican nationals have been ordered to federal prison on April 27 for their respective roles in laundering drug proceeds for a…Continue
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