Razhden Shulaya’s influence reached far. As a bona fide “Vor” – the Russian Mafia’s equivalent of a made guy – he was feared and revered by his underlings and had powerful connections in the Eastern European underworld. But…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 8, 2017 at 9:07am — No Comments
Years ago, people in America talked about the “3-6-3 Rule” in banking. Bankers paid out 3% interest on deposits, collected 6% interest on loans, and were on the golf course at 3 o'clock.
But now in Eastern Europe, bankers have a new rule. They collect deposits, book “loans” that are actually uncollateralized…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 22, 2017 at 8:56am — No Comments
Organized Crime has existed in Russia (former Soviet Union) for centuries. Under the communist regime corruption was as normal in Russia as snow falling during the winter. One of the big money makers for the Russian criminals was selling Western products on the black market, a market they controlled in the 1970s and…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 11, 2017 at 2:30am — No Comments
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,…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 14, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Grave of KGB lawyer Andris Grutups in Riga, Latvia
By John Christmas
An open secret has been continuing in Latvia ever since the USSR broke up in 1991. The Latvian government is protecting a circle of Kremlin-linked banks catering to non-resident shell-company depositors. Although these…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 3, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
Agents of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) arrested the deputy chief as well as the head of internal security of its Moscow branch yesterday during raids on the offices and homes of several Investigations Committee officials suspected of taking bribes from members of an…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 20, 2016 at 5:18am — No Comments
Russian crime boss Sergei Mikhailov (photo above) has been whitewashing his dirty past. Known around the globe as one of the world’s most powerful gangsters, he has used a new law to remove information about his criminal past from major internet search engines in Russia, including Google.
Though 58-year-old …Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 2, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments
Vladislav Yudichev (photo above) thought he was safe from the long reach of law enforcement when he settled in the coastal city of Pattaya in Thailand, but he underestimated Interpol, the organization that was looking for the gangster for his alleged acts of fraud and corruption.
Last week, the Chonburi Immigration…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 26, 2016 at 8:05am — No Comments
By David Amoruso
The FBI dealt a huge blow to one of the world’s most corrupt “legitimate” organizations, yesterday, when it charged nine officials of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) with racketeering, wire fraud, and money laundering conspiracies after they enriched themselves through the corruption of soccer and…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 28, 2015 at 5:50am — No Comments
By David Amoruso
For decades, British criminals have taken advantage of the fact they were citizens of an island nation. Whenever the law came to close they skipped across the pond to Europe, preferably sunny Spain. When Anthony Dennis was accused of importing copious amounts of drugs he did the same. Authorities, however, wised up, and when they…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 18, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments
By David Amoruso
It ain’t easy being a gangster in Los Angeles. The City of Angels is known as the birthplace of many notorious gangs like the Crips, Bloods, and La Eme. African-Americans and Latinos rule the streets where gang shootings are an everyday occurrence. Surprisingly it was this hostile environment that gave birth to Armenian Power, a gang…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 23, 2015 at 6:24am — No Comments
Pure evil. There is no other way to describe Russian mob boss Sergei Tsapok. He is a prime example of the totalitarian power Russian gangsters have over their respective territories. For a long time he got away with murder. But then he murdered twelve people, among them four children, and Moscow took notice.
The village of Kushchevskaya is located…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 9, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Russian mob boss Alexander Matusov (52) was arrested in Thailand this week on charges that he led a violent gang that committed over 60 murders in Moscow and St. Petersburg. He had been a fugitive since 2009. His arrest is another sign that life as a fugitive in Thailand isn’t what it used to be.
Matusov was caught in front of a supermarket…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 26, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
When the Soviet Union crumbled there were plenty of men who used the absence of a strong government to enrich themselves. The fall of the Iron Curtain ushered in the rise of the powerful oligarchs and introduced the world to Eastern European gangsters with access to the best and most advanced weaponry money can buy. One of those men…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 7, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, Russian organized crime and politics have become so intertwined that it is difficult to distinguish a member of the country’s parliament from a member of the vor z zakone, popularly known as the Russian Mafia. With President Putin as boss of bosses mobsters in Russia are feasting on rampant corruption…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 3, 2014 at 10:31am — No Comments
As you all know, I’ve done a lot of work with the FBI in helping them dismantle the Mafia’s control over unions. Having grown up as the son of a mob capo I was privy to many of the illegal dealings that went on and decided to put a stop to it. But that is only part of my story. The other story takes place in Russia, where I investigated the …Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 31, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
Spanish police, supported by Europol, arrested eight individuals and carried out seven house searches in Mallorca, Spain, yesterday, as part of an investigation into the money laundering activities of the Russian criminal organization Taganskaya.
Further arrests may follow, the Europol press release stated.
Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 12, 2013 at 3:44am — No Comments
The following is a report I made around 2003 regarding Russian Mafia activity. The threat from Russian organized crime (ROC) in the United States has been a major concern for some time. Most of us in the know agree that increased organized crime activity is widespread and rapidly growing. Its ability to change methods of operations creates…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 3, 2013 at 3:27pm — No Comments
This corner is dedicated to the Palermitan judges Giovanni Falcone (born 1939) and Paolo Borsellino (born 1940). They grew up in the borough Kalsa near Palermo's harbor…
Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 26, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments
The leader of a Georgian Mafia Clan and seventeen of his underlings were arrested this week in what Europol has said is part of an ongoing investigation into Russian-speaking crime groups in Europe. Thirteen of the eighteen men were so-called Vor v zakone, or thieves-in-law, made members of the Russian Mafia. These men were part of the…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 21, 2013 at 6:18pm — No Comments