Authorities have Naser Kelmendi’s number. The United States government blacklisted him under the Kingpin Act in 2012 because, it claims, he heads a crime family responsible for trafficking drugs through Afghanistan to Turkey and into Europe. Still, moving throughout Eastern Europe, Kelmendi proved an…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 3, 2018 at 10:33am — No Comments
A criminal mastermind. The man behind the scenes. Mob kingpin. Arnold Rothstein can be described in many ways. Known on the streets as “The Big Bankroll,” he financed countless major criminal schemes and enterprises as he rose to prominence in New York’s gangland. But at heart, he was a gambler. Through…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 28, 2018 at 9:36am — No Comments
Sure. Shigeharu Shirai has made mistakes. Who hasn’t? But he’s learned from them. He’s paid for them. In his line of business mistakes cost. Sometimes even a life. To keep that in mind, he’s had to cut off his little finger. Just so he remembers that mistakes cost dearly and have no place among the…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 12, 2018 at 8:55am — No Comments
Timing is everything. They denied New England mob enforcer Frank “Bobo” Marrapese’s parole on September 15, 2017. He died early yesterday morning at Rhode Island Hospital at age 74. He was serving a 9-year sentence for racketeering, extortion, and loansharking.
Though he was very close to dying in…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 23, 2017 at 4:55am — No Comments
Brooklyn mobster Salvatore “Sallie” DeMeo (above, aging through his mugshots) is another great example that when it comes to the Mafia: You don’t retire. In his late seventies, he is still scheming and making millions in the process. But these riches come at a price, one that the government insists he pay.
You could call him a…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 14, 2017 at 6:09am — No Comments
Drug kingpin Jorge Costilla-Sanchez has pleaded guilty on Tuesday to conspiracy drug charges and two counts of assault on a federal officer. 46-year-old Costilla-Sanchez was head of the infamous Gulf Cartel (CDG) in the years following the…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 28, 2017 at 10:58am — No Comments
Drug boss Arnoldo “La Minsa” Rueda-Medina pleaded guilty on Monday to narcotics distribution and money laundering in connection with his leadership role in the La Familia Michoacán Mexican drug cartel, the DEA announced.
Rueda-Medina built his career in La Familia Michoacán, a Mexican drug cartel and…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 20, 2017 at 7:58am — No Comments
New England’s Patriarca crime family isn’t what it used to be, but as long as it can rely on the muscle and reputation of tough old-timers it will remain an underworld force. One of those hard men is longtime mob enforcer Frank “Bobo” Marrapese Jr., a man convicted of murder who refused to say farewell to…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 17, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments
Two members of the Aryan Brotherhood were sentenced to over a decade in prison on Friday for a violent carjacking. 40-year-old Roy Ates, Jr. (above, left) and 32-year-old Chad Ryan Smith (above, right)…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 20, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Genovese crime family underboss Venero Mangano had a long and distinguished career. Two careers, actually. And in both he proved he had a sharp mind and balls of steel. He also showed one could live a long life and die of old age where most of his comrades died violently by bombs and bullets.
Born on September 7, 1921, Mangano was…Continue
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Smugglers have always found the border between Canada and the United States to be a lucrative one. It’s long and accessible by various routes on water and land. Back during Prohibition, traffickers would do rum runs, but nowadays it’s all about narcotics. 53-year-old Kevin Kerfoot knows this all too well.
Kevin Donald Kerfoot…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 29, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments
Sometimes a nickname tells you all you need to know about a person. They called Los Zetas Cartel boss Ivan Velazquez Caballero “El Talibán.” They did so because just like his namesake in Afghanistan he chopped off heads and put them on display. It was the kind of viciousness that made his rise through one of Mexico’s most…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 22, 2017 at 1:17pm — No Comments
It’s always nice to see the older generation pass on its wisdom to the youngsters out there. Except when that wisdom pertains to trafficking drugs. Yet that’s exactly what 62-year-old Patrick Maloney did, running a crew of young dealers that bragged to clients they could deliver drugs anywhere “within 30 minutes of central London and…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 15, 2017 at 5:09am — No Comments
The Amsterdam underworld knew Dries Riphagen as the Dutch Al Capone, a violent crime boss ready and willing to end your life to make a buck. But when the second World War ravaged through Europe, Riphagen rebranded himself as one of the Netherlands’ biggest Jew hunters when he partnered with the invading Nazis. Befitting…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2017 at 5:20am — No Comments
Cetin Gören is a true international operator. As a Dutchman with Turkish roots, he flawlessly moves through the European continent and beyond, organizing massive drug shipments during his travels.
In March of 2007, police in Brazil suspected him of involvement in the smuggling of the party drug ecstasy, along with the Dutchman Eric Adrian Mook, the…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 23, 2017 at 8:21am — No Comments
Genovese crime family captain Pasquale “Patsy” Parrello (photo above) pleaded guilty to extortion charges on Monday. The 72-year-old mobster drew a large support crowd in Manhattan’s federal courthouse,…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 17, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments
Sometimes it’s difficult to distinguish fiction from reality. In movies like The Substitute, starring Tom Berenger and Marc Anthony, and The Principal, starring Jim Belushi and Louis Gossett Jr., we’ve become familiar with vicious gangs roaming high schools and preying on teen students with help of the principal. But…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 8, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments
Ronald “Ronnie G.” Giallanzo is described by authorities as a career criminal. His criminal record is pretty voluminous, which isn’t strange considering he’s been a made member of New York’s Bonanno crime family for nearly two decades…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 30, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments