This is the second installment of a 4-part series about the life of Chicago mobster Harry “The Hook” Aleman, who operated as a thief, enforcer, juice loan collector, and hitman. In this edition, I will detail Aleman’s use of violence and murder as a tool to increase his power in the Chicago underworld and…Continue
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Two different cases. Both, violent killings committed by members of the Yakuza, Japan’s Mafia, and both resulted in its murderers being on death row. One gangster was executed on Thursday. The other, a former Yakuza boss, is playing games with the justice system to evade a similar fate.
Keizo Kawamura (right, who…Continue
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Harry “The Hook” Aleman was one of the Chicago Outfit’s most feared mobsters. In the first of a 4-part series documenting the life and violent crimes of this notorious thief, enforcer, juice loan collector, and hitman I recount how Aleman’s criminal career began.
He was born Harry Peralt Aleman on…Continue
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‘Tis the season! Merry Christmas everyone! At Gangsters Inc. we don’t really do presents. But we do do gangster stories! Lots of ‘em! Especially for Christmas we’ve dug up three stories that show how gangsters spend their Christmas. Spoiler alert: Two end in murder.
“Carmine DiBiase went out on Christmas Day and got drunk. Very drunk. Very, very…Continue
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British crime boss Robert Dawes is one of Europe’s biggest drug traffickers. His influence reaches beyond the borders of the United Kingdom and into dozens of countries where he has the power to make men rich and end lives with one call.
Born in 1972 in Sutton-in-Ashfield in Nottinghamshire, it was…Continue
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As a vor v zakone, mob boss Razhden Shulaya (above) was an official member of a century-old criminal tradition. As such, he was treated as Russian Mafia royalty. He used that position to run a sprawling organization involved in kidnapping, assault, fraud, extortion, and money laundering throughout the…Continue
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Former mobster Ralph DeMasi was found not guilty on Monday of the killing of armored truck guard Edward P. Morlock Sr. in Worcester in May of 1991. 82-year-old DeMasi was a notorious leader of several robbery crews and close friends with infamous crime boss…Continue
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Some criminal masterminds appear out of nowhere. Ridouan Taghi is that type of gangster. The Moroccan-Dutch drug boss wasn’t known to the public or police until he had already flooded Europe with drugs and littered the streets with bullet-riddled bodies. Now, he is a most wanted fugitive.
Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 12, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Two Norteño gangsters, members of the Boronda Boys street gang, have been charged with murder. 21-year-old Anthony Valdez aka “Hitter,” aka “Tony Boronda,” and 20-year-old Kristopher “K-Dawg” Purcell were hit with a superseding indictment on Tuesday that supplements charges brought on October 11…Continue
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Six members of MS-13, the transnational organization also known as La Mara Salvatrucha, were indicted on Wednesday in federal court in Boston and charged with racketeering. Five of them allegedly participated in the murder of a teenage boy in Lynn, Massachusetts, on July 30, 2018.
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Norteño gangster Anthony Lek was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison for his role in a racketeering conspiracy and for using guns to commit crimes. 31-year-old Lek had already pleaded guilty on January 4, 2018.
According to the plea agreement, Lek was an active member of the “Santa…Continue
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Just as the Sicilian Mafia’s roots are from a rural crime tradition that sprang up from the citrus groves and cattle rustling on the Mediterranean island, so a British mafia emerged on the Border between England and Scotland some two centuries earlier.
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Men with vision always make it into the history books. No matter which world they inhabit, if they start a groundbreaking movement, they will be remembered. So it is with Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (photo above), the founder of Mexico’s cartel underworld.
Gallardo’s rise follows a path of humble…Continue
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Genovese crime family mobster John Tortora Jr. (photo above) was hit with a superseding indictment on Wednesday charging him with destruction of evidence, falsifying records, and obstruction of justice. In August he had already been charged with racketeering and murder-for-hire. These latest charges stem…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 16, 2018 at 8:35am — No Comments
Mexico is a dangerous place. As drug cartels fight over lucrative territories, they litter the streets with dead bodies. And no one is immune to getting killed. Last year, a 37-year-old location manager working for the Netflix series Narcos was murdered while scouting for film spots.
Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 10, 2018 at 12:53pm — No Comments
Esteban Alvarado-Bonilla was hard at work inside El Campesino Deli in Central Islip, New York, when MS-13 gangster Mario Aguilar-Lopez entered the deli, approached him from behind and shot him multiple times. One bullet exited his head and seriously injured one of his coworkers standing in front of him.…Continue
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It helps to have friends in high places. It enables one to have more opportunities, but also to get away with mistakes or grave crimes even. If one’s friend is powerful enough, one could get away with anything. Until that friend is gone, of course. Like in the case of…Continue
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Twin, Suge, Pipe, and Pistol Pete. The names still haunt the Soundview projects in the Bronx, New York. Their drugs kept the hood from starving, but their violence caused nothing but pain and horror. Their gang Sex Money Murder ruled supreme and has become part of gangland history. “If they hadn’t been…Continue
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Eight men were convicted by a federal jury on Wednesday for their crimes committed for the West Baltimore gang known as Trained To Go (TTG). These included nine murders, drug trafficking, and witness intimidation, and dealing heroin, marijuana, and cocaine. Several of the defendants were also…Continue
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A member of the Grape Street Crips gang was indicted today on additional charges in connection with the murder of a bystander at a summer cookout in 2010. 34-year-old Khalil “Stod” Stafford (photo above) is accused of a June 19, 2010, shooting that left a woman dead and two other people wounded.…Continue
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