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President Obama gives Gangster Disciples leader a sentence reduction

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Eric “Fat Eric” Wilson, a former leader in the Gangster Disciples, was given a sentence reduction by President Barack Obama on Tuesday. Wilson (photo above, left) was serving a life sentence for drug trafficking, but that has been…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 19, 2017 at 11:25am — No Comments

New England Mafia capo Bobby DeLuca admits conspiracy in 1992 murder of mob enforcer Kevin Hanrahan

By David Amoruso

New England mobster Robert “Bobby” DeLuca (photo above, left and right) has admitted shooting down an infamous Providence mob enforcer in 1992. The former Mafia capo pleaded no contest on Wednesday to a murder conspiracy charge and faces up to ten years in prison.

For a guy who seemed to have gotten away with it…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 19, 2017 at 7:16am — No Comments

Mongols outlaw motorcycle club in United States kicks out several European chapters in “bad standing”

By David Amoruso

Daddy ain’t happy. The Mongols motorcycle club in the United States has kicked out the majority of its European chapters in “bad standing,” Dutch weekly Panorama reported this week. American Mongols MC leaders ordered emissaries from several of its European countries to get their act together. Displeased, the American…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 18, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

New television series “Bad Blood” takes viewers into Montreal underworld dominated by Rizzuto Mafia clan

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

That’s a wrap! The filming of Bad Blood, a six-part, 60-minute scripted series about the Montreal Mafia has concluded and will debut on television channels City and FX this fall. Starring Anthony LaPaglia (Without a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 17, 2017 at 7:39am — No Comments

Profile: Rockford’s Black Gangster Disciples boss Karl Fort

By David Amoruso

A very big name on the streets of Rockford is coming home early. Matter of fact, few people expected Karl “Shortdog” Fort, leader of Rockford’s Black Gangster Disciples, to ever come home again at all, as he was sentenced to life in prison on drug charges in 1994. But Fort successfully petitioned the government for a sentence…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 16, 2017 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Sinaloa cartel member gets 24 years in prison for role in kidnapping in US, then murder in Mexico, of colleague

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Organized crime knows no borders. If someone wants you dead, they’ll get you regardless of any walls or border patrols. In El Paso, 34-year-old Sinaloa cartel member Francisco Javier Pulido was sentenced Thursday to 24 years…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 16, 2017 at 10:08am — No Comments

Nicodemo “Little Nicky” Scarfo, infamous boss of the Philadelphia crime family, dies in prison at age 87

By David Amoruso

Infamous Philadelphia mob boss Nicodemo Scarfo passed away in prison on Friday, underworld sources told mob reporter George Anastasia, who…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 15, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Eastern European sailors get 25-year sentences for smuggling $10 million of cocaine aboard “ghost ship”

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two Eastern European sailors were sentenced to 25 years in prison on Friday for smuggling $10 million worth of cocaine on their boat. 42-year-old Igor Polshyn from Yalta, Ukraine, and 52-year-old Oleskii Tsurkan from Moscow,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 14, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Crime Beat: US Marshal, Sherlock Holmes, and the murder of Rasputin

By Ron Chepesiuk

CRIME BEAT: ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES AND PERSONALITIES FROM THE DARKSIDE on Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for January 19, 2017, through April 6, 2017. Guests include Rebecca Morris, Barbara Casey, Matthew Rider, Margo Nash, Louis Divita, among others.

Here is the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 13, 2017 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Georgian organized crime group busted in Madrid, Spain

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Spanish National Police arrested 61 members of a sophisticated Georgian organized crime group specialized in burglaries. Overall, agents conducted 26 searches, seizing €33,000 euro, 8 vehicles, 7,100 tobacco packets, and many stolen pieces of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 12, 2017 at 10:43am — No Comments

Anthony Colombo, son of Mafia boss, dead at 71

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Retired mobster Anthony Colombo passed away last week, Gangland News reports. He was 71. Anthony was the eldest son of Mafia boss Joseph Colombo, who founded the Italian-American Civil Rights League and was shot by an assassin at one of his civil rights rallies in 1971. He…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 12, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Keeping the New York docks in the (Mafia) family: From the Gigantes to the daughter of “Lefty” of Donnie Brasco fame

By David Amoruso

In the past few decades, various prosecutors have announced the end of the American Mafia several times, but each time La Cosa Nostra popped up at exactly those places where it was said to have become extinct. A NY Times piece about the New York harbor showed that despite prosecutions, the area made famous by On the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 12, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

El Paso drug boss sentenced to 12 Years in prison for trafficking cocaine

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The leader of a drug trafficking organization that smuggled cocaine from Mexico into the United States was sentenced to 12 years in prison today. 57-year-old Raul Chavez headed an operation that smuggled cocaine from Mexico…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 11, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Al Capone’s Beer Wars: Book delves into Prohibition-era Chicago gangland violence, revealing rare facts and insights

By David Amoruso

Chicago during Prohibition was a place of extremes. It was a city where men made more money than God as they smuggled booze, set up speakeasies, engaged in labor racketeering, ran prostitution and organized gambling. It was also where many of them died violent deaths at the hands of their rivals as various gangs fought…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 10, 2017 at 7:15am — No Comments

Airport employee tried to smuggle $2.1 million worth of heroin wrapped in Christmas paper in luggage

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

James Mitchell, an employee of Aero Port Services at LAX, was indicted today on federal drug trafficking charges for allegedly trying to smuggle at least one kilogram of heroin on a plane leaving Los Angeles International Airport. The heroin was wrapped in Christmas paper and concealed in checked luggage on a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 10, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

Henchmen of convicted San Francisco crime boss Raymond Chow reach plea deals

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Five members of the San Francisco Tong organization led by convicted crime boss Raymond Chow pleaded guilty to reduced charges yesterday. Gary Kwong Yiu Chen, Anthony John Lai, and Xiu Ying…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 7, 2017 at 7:23am — No Comments

Former Hells Angels boss George Christie to share his outlaw biker life experiences at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Are you curious what it’s like to be a rough riding member of outlaw motorcycle club the Hells Angels? Well, then former Hells Angels president George Christie is just the guy to tell you all about the inner…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 5, 2017 at 5:38am — No Comments

“Joey No Socks,” the persisting rumors about Donald Trump and the American Mafia and whether they matter

By David Amoruso

Donald Trump and the mob, the rumors persist and the video footage keeps rolling in. As the clock struck midnight and the crowd at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate celebrated the new year, the president-elect had just received the One-of-a-Kind bronze Eagle award from a man known on the streets of New York as “Joey No Socks,” a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 4, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Thieves start 2017 by robbing $6 million from Manhattan jewelry wholesaler seconds after New Year’s Eve

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Happy New Year!!! As New Yorkers saw the ball drop at Times Square, a few blocks away three thieves had broken into a Midtown jewelry wholesaler, raided the safes and made off with $6 million worth of valuables. Police suspect it was an inside job and are looking for three men.

Armed with nothing more than…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 3, 2017 at 6:23am — No Comments

China sends crime boss and 66 members of mob-style syndicate to prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The leader and 66 members of a crime syndicate in the eastern Chinese province of Anhui were sentenced to time in prison on Sunday, China’s news agency Xinhua reported. The group was involved in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 2, 2017 at 10:41am — No Comments

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