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Crips and Bloods hit by major law enforcement offensive in Little Rock, Arkansas

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Multiple members of the Bloods and Crips street gangs are among the dozens of individuals arrested early Thursday morning in a major law enforcement operation targeting violent criminals in central Arkansas. The takedown highlights the coordinated work of federal, state, and local agencies to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 23, 2018 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Philadelphia mob boss Joey Merlino swaggers to mistrial in high-profile New York racketeering case

By David Amoruso

Philadelphia Mafia boss Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino took a huge gamble and won big yesterday when his high-profile racketeering case ended in a mistrial. After three weeks, followed by almost 30 hours of deliberations, the jury remained hopelessly deadlocked.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 21, 2018 at 4:40am — 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

Gangster Disciple who held repo men at gunpoint as he took his car back sentenced to over 17 years in prison

By David Amoruso

The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Perhaps that is why the public has a love for outlaws and gangsters who stick it to the man. Are you being sucked dry by banks and credit card companies? Are repo men hounding you? Gangster Disciples member Marvin Meux knows the feeling, and he was having none…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 17, 2018 at 1:00pm — 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

Blacklisted: Albanian mob boss Naser Kelmendi built a criminal business empire on white heroin and ecstasy

By David Amoruso

Authorities have Naser Kelmendi’s number. The United States government blacklisted him under the Kingpin Act in 2012 because, it claims, he heads a crime family responsible for trafficking drugs through Afghanistan to Turkey and into Europe. Still, moving throughout Eastern Europe, Kelmendi proved an…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 3, 2018 at 10:33am — No Comments

Rochester organization smuggled in kilograms of cocaine via U.S. Postal Service

By David Amoruso

Rochester drug boss Carlos Javier Figueroa ran an organization that trafficked countless kilograms of cocaine into the city by way of Puerto Rico. Those who stood in the way of his burgeoning criminal empire were threatened with a violent death, but one opted to go to the cops instead.

The friendly…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 2, 2018 at 1:24am — 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

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

Bonanno family street boss Joseph Cammarano Jr. and other mobsters hit with extortion, assault charges

By David Amoruso - Updated January 13, 2018

Joseph Cammarano Jr., the street boss of New York’s Bonanno crime family, was hit with racketeering charges today. He was arrested along with nine other…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 12, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Philadelphia mob boss Joey Merlino hits hospital with chest pains – Racketeering trial delayed

By David Amoruso

Is the stress of a long life in the Mafia finally becoming too much for Philadelphia mob boss…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 12, 2018 at 1:06pm — 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

Seventeen MS-13 gangsters indicted for murder, conspiracy to commit murder, drug trafficking across U.S.

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Seventeen alleged members and associates of the MS-13 (Mara Salvatrucha) gang were indicted by a grand jury today on various charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and drug trafficking throughout the United States. All defendants face up to 25 years to life in prison.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 11, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Eight associates of San Francisco Triad boss “Shrimp Boy” Chow off to prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Eight associates of San Francisco Triad boss Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow were given prison sentences ranging from 1 to 7 years on Monday for their respective roles…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 10, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments

“We’ve been ruling here for 40 years!” – 2 mayors arrested, €50M worth of assets seized in ‘Ndrangheta bust

By David Amoruso

The power of the ‘Ndrangheta, Calabria’s Mafia, seems to have no limits. Authorities in Italy have arrested around 170 people, including two mayors, in Italy and Germany in a largescale operation aimed at the Farao-Marincola ‘Ndrangheta clan. Assets worth over €50 million euros were also seized. “We have…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 9, 2018 at 11:32am — No Comments

Crooked: “Few things threaten our society more than public servants who betray their oath for personal gain”

By David Amoruso

“Few things threaten our society more than public servants who betray their oath for personal gain” - Special Agent in Charge Gordon B. Johnson of the FBI's Baltimore Division

In society a select group of people is tasked with serving and protecting the public. Throughout history an ever-fluctuating…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 6, 2018 at 9:39am — No Comments

Japan’s banks can reject loans to Yakuza gangsters

By David Amoruso

Yakuza mobsters looking for money need to find a loan shark with good rates, because Japanese banks will reject many of them when they apply for loans. As of yesterday, the Japanese Bankers Association stated that its branches will be able to screen individual loan seekers using the National Police Agency’s database of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 5, 2018 at 5:32am — No Comments

Crime Beat: Music and the Mob, The Rise and Fall of Marijuana in the U.S.

By Ron Chepesiuk

CRIME BEAT: ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES AND PERSONALITIES FROM THE DARK SIDE on

Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for January 11, 2018, through April 5, 2018. Topics covered include music and the mob, true crime writing, working undercover, Gays in Mecca, serial…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 4, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Patriarca Mafia family enforcer Frank “Bobo” Marrapese dies behind bars at age 74

By David Amoruso

Timing is everything. They denied New England mob enforcer Frank “Bobo” Marrapese’s parole on September 15, 2017. He died early yesterday morning at Rhode Island Hospital at age 74. He was serving a 9-year sentence for racketeering, extortion, and loansharking.

Though he was very close to dying in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 23, 2017 at 4:55am — No Comments

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