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“Nothing gets my juices flowing like putting a gun to someone's head” – Profile: Chicago mobster Charles Russell

By David Amoruso

You can call Charles Russell an old-time hood that just doesn’t know when to quit. As a member of the Chicago mob’s Grand Avenue Crew, which was once headed by infamous boss…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 5, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

VIDEO: How Cuban mob boss Battle’s desire for revenge drove him off the deep end

By David Amoruso

Jose Miguel Battle Sr. is a little-known name in the annals of American organized crime. It’s a testament to his leadership abilities as the Cuban crime boss ruled a multi-billion-dollar criminal empire whilst flying below the radar. In his new book The Corporation, author T.J. English paints a vivid…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 31, 2018 at 10:03am — No Comments

King of the Bootleggers: Profile of Hamilton mob boss Rocco Perri

By David Amoruso

Every underworld has its first major crime boss. That man – or woman – who ascends to the top of the heap and controls organized crime in the city. For Hamilton, Ontario, that man was Rocco Perri. During the years of Prohibition, he became known as the “King of the Bootleggers.”

Born in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 31, 2018 at 4:24am — No Comments

The Big Hen: Regional enforcer of Gangster Disciples gets 30 years in prison for decades-long crime career

By David Amoruso

A high-ranking member of the Gangster Disciples was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Thursday for racketeering conspiracy. 37-year-old Henry Cooper went by the nickname “Big Hen” and functioned as the organization’s enforcer, making sure all other gang members toed the line and followed the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 24, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Italian Mafia, Irish gangs, Chinese Tongs, bootleggers, gamblers, thieves and killers: Welcome to Gangland Boston

By David Amoruso

In her latest book Gangland Boston: A Tour Through the Deadly Streets of Organized Crime, Boston Globe reporter Emily Sweeney details over a century of heists and killings involving the Italian Mafia, the Irish Mob, Chinatown…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 20, 2018 at 1:34pm — No Comments

United Blood Nation Godfather says he is part of “the last ones that God put in power”

By David Amoruso

Omari Rosero might have been locked up in a New York State prison, his power still flowed through the cement walls to the outside world. As a Godfather in the United Blood Nation gang he was considered the highest authority in the nationwide organization.

It was a long climb for 41-year-old Rosero.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 15, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Another mobster of Genovese family’s Springfield crew sent to prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An associate of the Genovese crime family’s Springfield crew was sentenced on Monday in federal court on extortion-related charges. 53-year-old Gerald Daniele got two years in prison…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 13, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Mafia author shares dark stories behind Garden State Gangland: The Rise of the Mob in New Jersey

By David Amoruso

Organized crime in New Jersey goes way back and features some of the most colorful characters and powerhouses one can imagine. Gangsters Inc. sat down with mob author Scott Deitche, who details this rich and violent history in his new book Garden State Gangland: The Rise of the Mob in New…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 12, 2018 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Virginia MS-13 gangsters convicted of kidnapping, murder, and extortion

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Six members of the street gang La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, were convicted on Monday by a federal jury for their roles in a kidnapping, murder, and extortion conspiracy in Northern…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 5, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Ghostface Gangsters prison gang hit with racketeering, murder charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Twenty-three members and associates of the Ghostface Gangsters prison gang have been hit with a 21-count racketeering indictment charging them with crimes ranging from wire fraud to murder. The gang originated in the Cobb County, Georgia jail in 2000, and has since spread through…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 5, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

Norteño hitman gets over 17 years in prison for hunting and shooting at gang rivals

By David Amoruso

“There is no hunting like the hunting of men,” wrote Ernest Hemingway. 29-year-old Norteño gangster Julian Ruiz can relate. He was sentenced to over 17 years behind bars on Wednesday for his role in a racketeering conspiracy in which he admitted hunting and shooting rival…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 1, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Calabrian Mafia boss serving multiple life sentences for murder granted furlough to visit his dying mother

By David Amoruso

It’s an interesting debate: Do you grant a convicted murderer the right to say goodbye to a dying loved one, even though the convict…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 28, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Three alleged drug gangsters charged with murder of ex-NFL player in Detroit

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Thee drug gangsters were charged in a six-count indictment, Thursday, which alleges heroin and cocaine distribution, firearm offenses, and the double murder of a 28-year-old ex-NFL player and his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 24, 2018 at 1:24am — No Comments

Alleged Montreal Mafia bosses acquitted after police illegally wiretapped offices of their lawyer

By David Amoruso

A major blunder is what it is. Canadian police bungled their case against two alleged Montreal Mafia bosses by illegally wiretapping the pair’s lawyer’s offices. After a Quebec Superior Court Judge excluded the wiretap evidence, Leonardo Rizzuto and Stefano Sollecito were acquitted of charges of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 20, 2018 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Maryland’s Uniones and Molinos Clique of MS-13 hit with murder and racketeering indictment

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Authorities dealt yet another blow to MS-13 in its ongoing campaign against its number one target. Four alleged Maryland MS-13 gangsters were indicted on murder and racketeering charges on…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 14, 2018 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Chicago Latin Kings hit with racketeering and murder charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Law enforcement agents operating under the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) arrested 14 alleged members of the Latin Kings this week. They join a group of 20 other gang…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 10, 2018 at 4:18pm — No Comments

“Sometimes the most obvious is the best way” – The Kansas City Mob and the skimming of Las Vegas casinos

By Gary Jenkins

“I remember one night in Circus Circus, we had an obligation to meet, course I was young and had some balls, I guess,” Carl Thomas says. “There was two guys from the state outside, Bybee was one of them, and I was in there on my fuckin' back, snatching that money, and they weren't as far from me as that…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 9, 2018 at 7:49am — 3 Comments

The Big Bankroll: The rise and fall of New York mob boss Arnold Rothstein

By David Amoruso

A criminal mastermind. The man behind the scenes. Mob kingpin. Arnold Rothstein can be described in many ways. Known on the streets as “The Big Bankroll,” he financed countless major criminal schemes and enterprises as he rose to prominence in New York’s gangland. But at heart, he was a gambler. Through…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 28, 2018 at 9:36am — No Comments

The Governor of Tennessee: Gangster Disciples boss Byron Montrail Purdy ruled state’s underworld

By David Amoruso

In the underworld of Tennessee, Byron Montrail Purdy’s reign was unquestioned. He ruled the state as a governor. Not the political kind, mind you. His power went beyond the rule of law. As a governor in the Gangster Disciples, Purdy coordinated racketeering activity and gangland killings in his territory…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 26, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Learning from mistakes, murdering one’s rival and retiring to Thailand - Profile of Yakuza boss Shigeharu Shirai

By David Amoruso

Sure. Shigeharu Shirai has made mistakes. Who hasn’t? But he’s learned from them. He’s paid for them. In his line of business mistakes cost. Sometimes even a life. To keep that in mind, he’s had to cut off his little finger. Just so he remembers that mistakes cost dearly and have no place among the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 12, 2018 at 8:55am — No Comments

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