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FIFA match agent pleads guilty to corruption charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Miguel Trujillo, a FIFA match agent and soccer consultant, pleaded guilty in federal court in Brooklyn yesterday to one count of money laundering conspiracy and two counts of wire fraud conspiracy in connection with his participation in multiple schemes to bribe soccer officials. He also pleaded guilty to one count of filing…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 9, 2016 at 1:55am — No Comments

Boston mob boss Whitey Bulger loses appeal for new trial

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

James “Whitey” Bulger lost his appeal for a new trial yesterday. The 86-year-old Boston mob boss felt his right to a fair trial was violated when a judge barred him from testifying about his claim that he received…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 5, 2016 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Killed Cosa Nostra mobster’s son-in-law also whacked in hit

By David Amoruso

Vincenzo Bontà, the son-in-law of Sicilian Mafioso Giovanni Bontade, was shot dead in Palermo yesterday. Bontà (45) was killed along with 53-year-old Giuseppe Vella. The pair was murdered in a very narrow part of the Via Falsomiele in Palermo, leaving them no chance to escape. Two suspects have been arrested by…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 4, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Former Playboy model goes to prison for mob hit

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Looks can be deceiving. Looking at photos of Slobodanka Tosic, a former Playboy model and 2005 Miss Photogenic for Bosnia and Herzegovina, one can see many things, but mostly a beautiful, harmless, young, perhaps dumb, blonde woman. However, that same woman was sentenced to two and a half years in prison yesterday for her…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 3, 2016 at 11:47am — No Comments

Violent Seven Mile Bloods gangsters indicted in Detroit

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Twelve more members of the Seven Mile Bloods street gang in Detroit were charged in a superseding indictment Tuesday, adding charges for racketeering, murder in aid of racketeering, firearms violations and related offenses. The previous indictment had charged three other individuals.

The Seven Mile Bloods (SMB) gang…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 3, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments

Mexican drug boss El Chapo "desperate" for American prison

By David Amoruso

“Try to get me extradited as fast as possible,” Mexico’s most powerful drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman recently asked his lawyer Jose Refugio Rodriguez. Guzman made his plea “in a moment of desperation” over his treatment in prison, the lawyer told AFP today.

Guzman is currently living under a much stricter regime,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 2, 2016 at 3:04pm — 1 Comment

Triads continue to dominate VIP rooms in Macau casinos

By David Amoruso

Just when you thought they were out… It turns out the Triads – the Chinese Mafia – continue to control gambling and loansharking in casinos in Macau, Asia’s gambling mecca. According to a report published in the British Journal of Criminology, Triad gangs have simply altered their way of doing business, becoming more low-key and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 2, 2016 at 11:12am — No Comments

Pirates used cyber hack to help plunder cargo ship

By David Amoruso

The world is changing and either you adapt and survive or you get left behind to die. With increased security on international ships and vessels traveling the dangerous oceans and high seas, pirates have had a more difficult time than usual getting paid. So, they changed up their modus operandi and used high tech cybercrime in their…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 2, 2016 at 5:49am — No Comments

Another mob boss whacked in Montreal Mafia gangland hit

By David Amoruso

The hits just keep on coming. Lorenzo Giordano (photo above), one of the leading members of the Montreal Mafia was shot down in a parking lot in Laval this morning. The 52-year-old was taken to the hospital, but to no avail, the Montreal Gazette reported.

Giordano was one of six mob bosses in charge of Montreal’s …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 1, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Brothers sentenced for participating in violent drug conspiracy

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two Pittsburgh-area brothers have been sentenced in federal court for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced yesterday.

On Friday, United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed a sentence of imprisonment of 240 months,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 1, 2016 at 12:06pm — No Comments

14 charged in Texas meth case part of Operation Dream Catcher

By Gangsters Inc.’s Editors

A total of 14 people are now in custody on methamphetamine charges in three separate cases, all part of Operation Dream Catcher, which also led to the apprehension of 7 and 15 more individuals in the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, respectively.

Those taken into custody included:

  • Jorge…
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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 1, 2016 at 11:50am — No Comments

Czech mob boss threatens judge, gets 35 years for torture and murder

By David Amoruso

A Czech businessman who settled in South Africa and started a criminal empire there has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for attempted murder and kidnapping. Radovan Krejcir kept a smile on his face after the proceedings, which went down in spectacular fashion. He even threatened the judge in full view of reporters,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 25, 2016 at 8:38am — No Comments

Cartel boss Alfredo Beltran Leyva pleads guilty to international drug charges

By Gangsters Inc.’s Editors

Mexican drug lord Alfredo Beltran Leyva (photo above), also known as Mochomo, one of the leaders of the Beltran Leyva Cartel, an organization responsible for importing multi-ton quantities of cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States, pleaded guilty yesterday to participating in an international narcotics trafficking…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 24, 2016 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Montreal mobster caught in Arizona with 62 kilos of cocaine

By David Amoruso

You know times are bad when the brother of a Mafia boss is driving a car loaded with 62 kilograms of cocaine across the border between the United States and Canada. Yet that is exactly what Girolamo Del Balso (photo above, right) was trying to do. His older brother Francesco is one of the leading members of the Montreal Mafia…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 24, 2016 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Russian mob boss released on bail in Austria

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Russian mob boss Aslan Gagiev was released on bail by an Austrian court yesterday. A surprising move considering he is wanted in Moscow for his involvement in at least six murders, including the killings of some very high-placed figures.

Gagiev was arrested by police in January 2015 at a Vienna train station. Upon his arrest,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 24, 2016 at 8:37am — No Comments

Selfie: UFC champ Conor McGregor’s link to slain Irish gangster

By David Amoruso

Conor McGregor’s nickname may be “The Notorious” but that’s because the UFC champion has a big mouth and is an impressive fighter, not because he has strong links to organized crime.

Talk about McGregor’s links to the underworld comes at the heels of the killing of Irish gangster David Byrne, who was murdered by…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 22, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Italian police continue crackdown on Camorra in Naples

By David Amoruso

Police in Naples are dealing blow after blow to the region’s Camorra clans. Last week they arrested boss Domenico Ferrara (photo above) and several of his lieutenants, while today, Carabinieri arrested 21 people and seized 35 kilograms of cocaine and 2 kilos of hashish. Police said the cocaine would have netted €2 million euros if…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 22, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

El Chapo's beauty queen wife says she fears for his life

By David Amoruso

The wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexico’s most notorious drug lord, fears for her husband’s life, claiming that the Mexican government is treating him to harsh and inhumane prison conditions as punishment for his escape from the same jail in 2015.

Guzman’s 26-year-old wife, former beauty queen Emma Coronel Aispuro,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 22, 2016 at 5:23am — No Comments

Breaking Bad comes to Las Vegas’ Mob Museum

By David Amoruso

The Mob Museum will debut a new permanent display Friday, February 26, to add to its growing collection of artifacts from well-known movie and TV shows portraying organized crime with items from AMC’s Breaking Bad, the award-winning television crime series.

“Breaking Bad effectively dramatized organized crime and today’s illicit…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 20, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Italy needs more informants and turncoats

By David Amoruso

In order to break the stranglehold the Mafia – and in particular the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta – has on Italy, more citizens need to help police and provide them with information, authorities say. The request comes following a successful drug bust last Thursday in which 26 people, including 11 members of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 20, 2016 at 10:34am — No Comments

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