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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

Complex Twin Peaks Bandidos biker trial nearing start

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

It’s been almost two years since bikers of the Bandidos and Cossacks motorcycle clubs were involved in a …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 1, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Gangsters Inc. at the movies: Live by Night starring Ben Affleck as Prohibition-era gangster

By David Amoruso

Ah, the Roaring Twenties, how we can’t get enough of those glorious times when women were broads, men were fellas, and everyone dressed to the nines while sipping some illegal brew during Prohibition. Hollywood knows this all too…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 1, 2017 at 3:00am — No Comments

U.S. Treasury sanctions Yakuza groups and its bosses

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The United States continues its fight against organized crime abroad. Yesterday, the United States Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctioned the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi, a powerful group within the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia, and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 31, 2016 at 9:42am — No Comments

Largest ever cocaine bust in Australia’s history – Ex-rugby player, Bondi entrepreneur, fishermen arrested

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Australian police wrapped up a very successful operation aimed at taking down a multi-million-dollar cocaine ring on Christmas Day, arresting fifteen men, and seizing over 1,100 kilograms of cocaine in Australia…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 29, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Outlaw biker offers 10K reward to public for info on men who threw a “hand grenade” into his home

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A high-ranking member of Dutch outlaw motorcycle club Satudarah is looking for a criminal and he needs your help! Laurence Sapulette, the Sergeant-at-Arms of motorcycle club Satudarah, has put up a reward of €10,000 euro for information on the men who threw a hand grenade into his residence in the Dutch city of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 29, 2016 at 10:13am — No Comments

Public church mass in memory of slain Montreal Mafia boss Rocco Sollecito canceled – Mass was to be held in Italy

By David Amoruso

A mass in memory of murdered Montreal Mafia boss Rocco Sollecito has been canceled, Italian news agencies report. The priest at the church in Grumo Appula, a town near the city of Bari in Italy,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 27, 2016 at 9:32am — No Comments

Top Nuestra Familia bosses sentenced for racketeering, murder, robberies, drugs, and violence

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Nuestra Familia prison gang was dealt a big blow on Wednesday when its top leader and three lower ranking bosses were sentenced to considerable time in prison for racketeering, murders, robberies, drug offenses, and related violence.

Following a three-month trial and subsequent guilty verdict, 60-year-old…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 24, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

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