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The Uneasy Accord of a Mobster and a Cop in Cleveland, Ohio in the 1970s: “Bomb City, USA”

By Robert Sberna

By the 1970s, Cleveland’s once-powerful underworld was merely a shadow of itself. Just 20 years earlier, the city’s Mafia was a thriving enterprise, with up to 60 made (formally inducted) men involved in loansharking, gambling and union rackets.

The dwindling of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 16, 2018 at 11:39am — No Comments

Zheng Inc.: How two Chinese nationals operated global opioid and drug manufacturing business to supply demand

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

It was a family business. Father and son Guanghua and Fujing Zheng operated a drug ring that manufactured and shipped a large variety of chemical narcotics, including fentanyl, to at least 25 countries and 37 states. An indictment released on Wednesday also alleges the drugs sold by the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 24, 2018 at 5:34am — No Comments

Former Gambino family mobster shows his soft side

By Robert Sberna

As a former member of the Gambino crime family and the son-in-law of John Gotti, Carmine “The Bull” Agnello often found himself the target of news reporters. While Agnello’s past media coverage was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 13, 2018 at 7:03am — No Comments

The Big Hen: Regional enforcer of Gangster Disciples gets 30 years in prison for decades-long crime career

By David Amoruso

A high-ranking member of the Gangster Disciples was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Thursday for racketeering conspiracy. 37-year-old Henry Cooper went by the nickname “Big Hen” and functioned as the organization’s enforcer, making sure all other gang members toed the line and followed the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 24, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Gambino mobster Carmine Agnello gets off with a slap on the wrist and goes back to lucrative business as usual

By Robert Sberna

In July 2015, when police in Cleveland, Ohio arrested former Gambino mobster Carmine Agnello, authorities crowed that they were sending a stern message that their city was off-limits to organized crime.

Prosecutors at the time brought a dozen charges including racketeering and conspiracy against Agnello, whose…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2017 at 5:20am — 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

Don King: From street thug to street name?

By Robert Sberna - www.robertsberna.com

With two killings under his belt and a long record of exploiting boxers in his employ, some might say that legendary promoter Don King exemplifies the type of character that has historically populated the fight game. At the professional level, the so-called “sweet science” is…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 26, 2016 at 9:33am — No Comments

Gambino family mobster Carmine Agnello’s propensity to repeat history – more specifically the violent, illegal kind

By Robert Sberna - www.robertsberna.com

By any measure, mobster Carmine Agnello has led a fascinating life. But perhaps the most curious aspect is his propensity to repeat history. As a made member of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 23, 2016 at 12:34pm — 1 Comment

Gotti film directed by Kevin Connolly and starring John Travolta as Teflon Don begins shooting July 25 in Cincinnati

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Legendary New York mob boss John Gotti is taking over Cincinnati. The movie about his life is set to begin shooting on July 25 and has cast the Ohio city as its main décor as stand in for…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 14, 2016 at 4:00am — No Comments

Big-time marijuana traffickers in Texas plead guilty to federal charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two men from Texas pleaded guilty Tuesday to their respective roles in trafficking major quantities of marijuana from Texas to other states in the U.S. The whole ring was brought down by one of their associates who attracted the police when he carelessly fired a gun inside his residence.

Marco Saucedo (44)…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 23, 2016 at 7:54am — No Comments

Ohio mobster, brother of Youngstown Mafia boss dies

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Dante Strollo, the brother of Youngstown, Ohio, mob boss Lenny Strollo - photo above, died on Tuesday. He was 89 years old.

The Strollos were a major force in the Youngstown underworld in the 1970s through to the early 1990s, controlling gambling and extortion rackets. Though his brother was a captain in the Pittsburgh…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 28, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

The American Mafia bets on the world and wins big

By David Amoruso

Gambling has always been the American Mafia’s “bread and butter.” After controlling illicit gambling across the United States, the mob upped the ante by turning Las Vegas into Sin City, a gambler’s paradise. But in true gambling spirit: It was never enough. In the decades that followed the mob expanded abroad and set up casinos across…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 22, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Drug boss Ricks: From selfies in the gym to trafficking heroin

By David Amoruso

Crime boss Keith Ricks liked to stay busy. Moving bricks of heroin, robbing rival dope dealers from their hard earned product, and pumping iron in the gym were among his favorites. He surrounded himself by likeminded men. But each one craved attention. On Twitter, on Instagram, in self-made movies. While they felt like they…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 17, 2015 at 3:59am — 1 Comment

Gambino soldier Carmine Agnello busted in Cleveland

By David Amoruso

Gambino mobster Carmine Agnello (photo above) was charged with running a multi-million dollar scam at his Cleveland scrapyard, yesterday. Authorities accused Agnello of theft, money laundering, conspiracy, and injecting race horses with banned substances.

Along with the New York mobster eleven others were implicated in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 16, 2015 at 3:36pm — No Comments

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