A federal jury delivered guilty verdicts today against four members of the street gang “La Mara Salvatrucha,” or “MS-13,” who were on trial for participating in a racketeering conspiracy. The convictions stem from the multiple acts of violence committed by the defendants for the benefit of the criminal enterprise, including…Continue
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Raphael “Gusto” Osborne, a Crips street gang leader from Roosevelt, New York, was found guilty today on twenty-one counts including racketeering, conspiracy, robbery, attempted murder, witness retaliation, assault with a dangerous weapon, drug conspiracy and brandishing and discharging firearms during the commission of these…Continue
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It was 1989 and Asian street gangs in New York were battling for control of Chinatown rackets. As higher-ups stayed in the shadows, teenagers roamed the streets and violently fought to the bitter end…Continue
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Get ready for a blockbuster mob movie! The film rights to T.J. English’s upcoming book The Corporation, about the Cuban mob in America, have been sold to Paramount and Appian Way. Academy Award-winning actor Benicio Del Toro is set to star.
“The story of the Cuban mob in the U.S. really is…Continue
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The Austrian Federal Criminal Police Office arrested seven alleged members of a Chechen organized crime group in Vienna and Hohenems, Europol reported today. This group was involved in a number of criminal activities, including extortion, arms trafficking and illegal gambling.
“In the early morning of 22 March,…Continue
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Giuseppe Salvatore Riina, the son of Salvatore “Toto” Riina, the former boss of bosses of the Sicilian Mafia, is causing outrage in Italy this week with the release and promotion of his book Riina Family Life. While calling his father a “hero,” he refuses to discuss Cosa Nostra or his father’s murderous acts, which caused…Continue
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Apparently, imprisoned rap mogul Suge Knight doesn’t know when to call it quits. The fallen-from-grace CEO of Death Row Records had his lawyer, Thaddeus Culpepper, file a motion with Los Angeles Superior Court in which he alleges a “massive cover-up.”
Is Knight finally coming clean about what exactly happened to 2 Pac…Continue
Yoanni “Cuba” Suarez (39) of Hartford was sentenced today to 78 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for trafficking heroin. On January 7, 2016, he had pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.
The case was made by the…Continue
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In the Mafia the biggest compliment one can receive is to be a standup guy; a man who keeps his mouth shut and does his time in prison. John Gotti Sr. embodied this more than any mobster before or since. His son followed his father’s code, but took a slightly different path. A path his enemies are now using to try and bring him…Continue
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A federal grand jury returned a 32-count indictment Thursday against five Sacramento men, charging them with various crimes related to trafficking in narcotics and firearms. Undercover agents managed to win their trust and allegedly bought drugs and guns from the defendants. This case is the product of an investigation…Continue
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Alleged Bonanno crime family captain Anthony Pipitone is a relatively fresh face. Inducted into the Mafia in 2004, he became an acting capo of the crew once headed by Louis DeCicco and Anthony Urso just three years later.
As far as mob…Continue
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London has a rich gangland history filled with “proper” villains, as they say. But when it comes to organized crime the scene has been dominated by a select group of families, often brothers. Like the notorious Kray twins and the infamous Adams Family, the Arif clan sent chills down many spines.
By 2004, British media even labeled the…Continue
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It seems the gangland killing of former Bonanno crime family boss Salvatore Montagna has been solved. Yesterday, at the courthouse in Laval, Quebec, six men pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of taking part in the conspiracy to murder Montagna after he sought to take control of the Mafia in Montreal.
The six men - Vittorio…Continue
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Clarence Anthony Hatton, nicknamed “C-Money,” of Las Vegas was sentenced last week to serve 16 years in prison for supplying large quantities of cocaine to Alaska and Michigan over the past five years; he was also fined $40,000, and required to forfeit expensive vehicles and over $700,000 in drug…Continue
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Ronnie Dean Haskins II, a member of the Universal Aryan Brotherhood (UAB) prison gang, was sentenced yesterday in Oklahoma federal court to 262 months in prison for conspiring to conduct a racketeering enterprise and related charges. The 43-year-old, who goes by the nickname Dirty Red, was also ordered to serve…Continue
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A federal jury in Corpus Christi has returned guilty verdicts against 55-year-old Edilberto Maso Diaz of Mesquite, on all counts as charged in a marijuana conspiracy. The jury deliberated for less than five hours Tuesday before convicting Diaz of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and three…Continue
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Always wanted to own a piece of Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger? Here’s your chance! Well, not literally a piece of him, of course - although we know of quite a few men who might like to slice off a piece of the…Continue
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In a joint operation on a global scale, Interpol and Europol have dealt a major blow to criminal organizations around the world involved in scamming food and drink markets around the world, thereby putting consumers at risk.
People want their food to be healthy and nutritious. With researchers showing the…Continue
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Jose Luis Ponce-Pagan (36) of Puerto Rico, pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute. Sentencing is scheduled for July 28, 2016.
According to the plea agreement filed with the court, between August 30, 2015, and September 3, 2015, Ponce-Pagan…Continue
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If only he’d kept his mouth shut. If he had done that then alleged New England Mafia associate Charles Lightbody (photo above) would’ve had a nice chunk of money and no legal problems. If only…
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