Locked up, sitting in a cell, all an inmate has left is his voice. Two men from entirely different worlds both opted to use it this week as they seek to better their positions. Where they once used weapons and violence, now they reached out to the media to get what they want. Whether they will, however, is entirely out of their…Continue
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Eight men convicted of drug trafficking charges were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 12 to 110 months, today. The group ran an open-air drug market in Charlotte, North Carolina.
According to today’s sentencing hearings and court documents filed in the case, from about May 2014 to February 2015, the…Continue
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It was a day that would go down in mob history. The murder of mob boss Bugsy Siegel on June 20, 1947, shocked the American underworld and dominated news stories in all major cities. It was also a day that, years later, would cause a young girl…Continue
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The Spanish Guardia Civil arrested the top management of the Spanish branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) as part of a probe into the suspected laundering of at least €40 million euros.
This operation, known as Operation Shadow, is part of a wider probe carried out last year against…Continue
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has joined Europol’s Focal Point Sustrans, which targets organized crime networks involved in money laundering. ICE’s Executive Associate Director Peter Edge and Europol Director Rob Wainwright met yesterday in The Hague, The Netherlands.
“Simply put, when we…Continue
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Italian police raided a cocaine refining laboratory in a town south of Naples today, arresting five people including two members of the Camorra and three Colombian nationals. They found 7 kilos of cocaine paste and 20 liters of a coke-based…Continue
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Nathan Barksdale, the Baltimore drug boss who inspired one of the best, if not the best, television series, has died in federal prison, the Baltimore Sun confirmed yesterday. He was 54. Barksdale ran a violent heroin trafficking organization in the Murphy Homes public housing complex in …Continue
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We can go ahead and just call the Camorra by its Roberto Saviano-given nickname: Gomorrah. The Mafia group has turned the city of Naples into a blood-soaked battlefield littered with corpses and addicts as a drug war is raging between various…Continue
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The Las Vegas black book has become a thing of gangland lore, a list containing the most notorious organized crime figures who were banned from Las Vegas casinos. Now, police in Australia have compiled their own black book. But several infamous individuals, including the alleged head of the ‘Ndrangheta in Melbourne and a reputed Triad…Continue
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By David Amoruso
Australia Day started with a bang for the Bandidos motorcycle club in Geelong, Australia, when an explosion ripped through their clubhouse on January 26. Despite CCTV images of the explosion, police have few leads and yesterday launched an appeal for more information.
As can be seen in the video below, the explosion was…Continue
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All members of legendary rock band The Rolling Stones are under 24-hour armed guard on their South American tour following the shooting death of a worker at one of their concerts this weekend. The man was murdered during a botched attempt to hijack a van transporting cash from alcohol sales after their La Plata stadium…Continue
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Colombo crime family hitman Tommy McLaughlin disappeared into the Witness Protection Program last Friday. Gangsters Inc. bids him farewell with a profile.
Thomas McLaughlin (photo above) began his criminal career as a member of a street gang called the Bay Parkway Boys. An innocent enough sounding name, but these boys quickly…Continue
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Francesco Arcadi, one of Montreal’s leading Mafia figures, will do the remainder of his prison time at a halfway house until his sentence expires in 2019, the Montreal Gazette reports. 62-year-old Arcadi (pictured…Continue
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New York’s Genovese crime family has a new official boss. Liborio “Barney” Bellomo has ascended the ranks and, according to authorities, is now firmly in control of America’s largest and most powerful Mafia family.
You have to hand it to them, while other mob families have been decimated by law enforcement and turncoats, becoming…Continue
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An armed heroin trafficker was sentenced to 90 months in prison on Friday, followed by three years of supervised release, for possessing heroin with the intent to distribute and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense.
They call it life in the fast lane, but 35-year-old Miguel Diaz, known on…Continue
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French and Romanian authorities, supported by Europol, have dismantled an organized crime network involved in trafficking underage Romanian nationals into forced criminality, forced begging, pickpocketing, handling stolen goods, and money laundering.
The crime ring has been the subject of a large-scale international…Continue
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The alleged long-time leader of the Grape Street Crips has been charged with four murders, three attempted murders, and numerous other crimes as part of a racketeering conspiracy.
39-year-old Corey Hamlet (photo above), a/k/a “C-Blaze,” a/k/a “Blaze,” a/k/a “Blizzie,” a/k/a “Castor Troy,” of Belleville,…Continue
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Eight current and former law enforcement officers, four correctional officers, and two other individuals have been convicted for their participation in trafficking narcotics and narcotics proceeds for a large-scale drug trafficking organization, Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell announced…Continue
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Italian police arrested several high-ranking members of the Camorra yesterday. In separate raids spread out across Italy, agents busted fugitive boss Alessandro Giannelli, who is held responsible for a drug war that is raging through Naples, and the financial arm of the Moccia clan.
Giannelli’s (above, right) arrest comes at a…Continue
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Andracos “Draco” Marshall was found guilty by a federal jury on Monday and convicted for a $108 million drug distribution and money laundering conspiracy. The Maryland drug trafficker faces a minimum sentence of five years and a maximum of life in prison when he is sentenced on June 6.
During a 13-day trial…Continue
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