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The Hook – Part 2: Chicago Outfit mobster Harry Aleman murders his way to power

By Gary Jenkins

This is the second installment of a 4-part series about the life of Chicago mobster Harry “The Hook” Aleman, who operated as a thief, enforcer, juice loan collector, and hitman. In this edition, I will detail Aleman’s use of violence and murder as a tool to increase his power in the Chicago underworld and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 1, 2019 at 10:28am — No Comments

The Hook: Life and bloody crimes of feared Chicago Mafia enforcer Harry Aleman

By Gary Jenkins

Harry “The Hook” Aleman was one of the Chicago Outfit’s most feared mobsters. In the first of a 4-part series documenting the life and violent crimes of this notorious thief, enforcer, juice loan collector, and hitman I recount how Aleman’s criminal career began.

He was born Harry Peralt Aleman on…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 26, 2018 at 8:41am — No Comments

“For him, I am a god” – Profile of Russian Mafia boss, and vor v zakone, Razhden Shulaya

By David Amoruso

As a vor v zakone, mob boss Razhden Shulaya (above) was an official member of a century-old criminal tradition. As such, he was treated as Russian Mafia royalty. He used that position to run a sprawling organization involved in kidnapping, assault, fraud, extortion, and money laundering throughout the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 22, 2018 at 5:26am — No Comments

Ralph DeMasi, ex-mobster and pal of Whitey Bulger, found not guilty of 1991 murder of armored truck guard

By David Amoruso

Former mobster Ralph DeMasi was found not guilty on Monday of the killing of armored truck guard Edward P. Morlock Sr. in Worcester in May of 1991. 82-year-old DeMasi was a notorious leader of several robbery crews and close friends with infamous crime boss…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 17, 2018 at 11:57am — No Comments

Salinas Norteño gangster sentenced to 15 years in prison for racketeering

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Norteño gangster Anthony Lek was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison for his role in a racketeering conspiracy and for using guns to commit crimes. 31-year-old Lek had already pleaded guilty on January 4, 2018.

According to the plea agreement, Lek was an active member of the “Santa…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 1, 2018 at 4:00am — No Comments

Members of West Baltimore gang Trained To Go guilty of 9 murders, drug trafficking, witness intimidation

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Eight men were convicted by a federal jury on Wednesday for their crimes committed for the West Baltimore gang known as Trained To Go (TTG). These included nine murders, drug trafficking, and witness intimidation, and dealing heroin, marijuana, and cocaine. Several of the defendants were also…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 2, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Crackdown on San Diego street gangs and Mexican Mafia results in 26 charged and 228 guns seized

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Twenty-six people, many of them alleged members and associates of criminal street gangs and the Mexican Mafia prison gang, were charged on Thursday with participating in drug- and gun-related conspiracies, including one that alleges a kidnapping and armed robbery that was prevented by law…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 22, 2018 at 10:59am — No Comments

Violent Miami crew told mother of victim they would kill her son, then did

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Ten members of Miami’s Dub Side Blood Family were found guilty of racketeering, drug trafficking, armed robberies, and violent crimes on September 14. The crew conducted its unlawful business practices for over 17 years as it felt untouchable in the South Gwen Cherry Housing Complex in the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 20, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Cocaine and guns? Nah, the real money is in stealing hair weaves and vanilla

By David Amoruso

Crime is a flexible business. It can go from dealing in cars to trafficking cigarettes in the blink of an eye. Hell, it can do both at the same time. It can take bets and break skulls in the same inning. But crime usually revolves around a certain number of products and vices. Well, prepare to have your…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 9, 2018 at 5:44am — No Comments

Prison bars couldn’t stop powerful Godfathers of United Blood Nation as they directed violent gang war

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two high-ranking leaders of the Nine Trey Gangsters set of the United Blood Nation (UBN), including the Godfather, 45-year-old Pedro “Magoo” Gutierrez (left), who also served as Chairman, and 45-year-old James Baxton (right), also known as “Frank White”, who held the rank of Worldwide High, were…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 6, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Aryan Circle gang leader and two subordinate gang members plead guilty to racketeering charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A senior leader of the Aryan Circle (AC) and two subordinate gang members pleaded guilty this week to being an accessory-after-the-fact to racketeering murder. 38-year-old David Wayne Williams - photo above, a senior leader in the gang, and 43-year-old Leland Hamm pleaded guilty to their role in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 23, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

New York armed bank robbery crew gunman sentenced to over 10 years in prison

By David Amoruso

Some call it getting your money back from thieves in suits, others call it a crime. Robbing banks isn’t frowned upon, but it’s still illegal. That’s why 21-year-old Pedro Benitez (photo above) was sentenced to over 10 years in prison on Friday for his role in several armed robberies in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 14, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

VIDEO: In King of Thieves elderly gangsters pull together for biggest heist in history

By David Amoruso

We’ve heard the story before. A bunch of elderly gangsters chatting each other up for one last score, the biggest of their careers. It’s the story of King of Thieves as well. But the difference is that this plot is based on the true story of the 2015 Hatton Garden…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 12, 2018 at 3:41am — No Comments

Frank Smith, a hitman of the Coney Island-based Rival Impact gang, gunned down rivals in war with Thirty-O Crew

By David Amoruso

They called him “Fresh.” But chances were that after a meeting with him, you were anything but and more likely rotting away in a shallow grave. As a hitman for the Rival Impact street gang, 33-year-old Frank Smith was a cold-blooded killing machine on the streets of New York.

The gang life was all…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 5, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Indictments show Mexican Mafia’s control within Los Angeles County Jail and on streets of Pomona

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Law enforcement in California dealt a big blow to the Mexican Mafia on Wednesday, charging 83 individuals in two federal racketeering indictments, one of which outlines how members of the group were able to control drug smuggling, narcotics sales and the extortion of prisoners inside the Los…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 24, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Federal jury convicts two Godfathers of United Blood Nation of racketeering conspiracy

By David Amoruso

Two men who hold the rank of Godfather in the Nine Trey Gangsters set of the United Blood Nation were convicted on Thursday of racketeering conspiracy charges. 44-year-old James Baxton (photo above, right), known on the streets as Frank White, and 45-year-old Pedro “Magoo” Gutierrez (photo above, left)…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 19, 2018 at 3:36am — No Comments

New York Big Money Bosses gang leader gets over 12 years for racketeering

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A boss of the Big Money Bosses (BMB), a violent Bronx street gang, was sentenced on Monday to over 12 years in prison on racketeering charges. 25-year-old Nico “Zico Nico” Burrell played a leadership role in the violent BMB street gang, and himself participated in the gang’s violence and drug…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 12, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

“Nothing gets my juices flowing like putting a gun to someone's head” – Profile: Chicago mobster Charles Russell

By David Amoruso

You can call Charles Russell an old-time hood that just doesn’t know when to quit. As a member of the Chicago mob’s Grand Avenue Crew, which was once headed by infamous boss…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 5, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Italian Mafia, Irish gangs, Chinese Tongs, bootleggers, gamblers, thieves and killers: Welcome to Gangland Boston

By David Amoruso

In her latest book Gangland Boston: A Tour Through the Deadly Streets of Organized Crime, Boston Globe reporter Emily Sweeney details over a century of heists and killings involving the Italian Mafia, the Irish Mob, Chinatown…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 20, 2018 at 1:34pm — No Comments

United Blood Nation Godfather says he is part of “the last ones that God put in power”

By David Amoruso

Omari Rosero might have been locked up in a New York State prison, his power still flowed through the cement walls to the outside world. As a Godfather in the United Blood Nation gang he was considered the highest authority in the nationwide organization.

It was a long climb for 41-year-old Rosero.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 15, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

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