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Russian Mafia - Overview

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 9, 2014 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Russian mob boss Sergei Tsapok

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 9, 2014 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Russian mob boss arrested in Thailand

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 26, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Polish-American Arms Trafficker is Feeling the Heat

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 7, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Europe - Overview





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Gangster-turned-Cage Fighter Lee Murray (prison)

Terry Adams (prison)…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 3, 2014 at 5:26am — No Comments

Russian Mafia Boss Rakhimov and the Sochi Olympics

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 3, 2014 at 10:31am — No Comments

From mobbed up unions to Cold War spying

By Ron Fino

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 …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 31, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Spain police bust Russian Mafia gang Taganskaya

By David Amoruso

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.

This investigation…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 12, 2013 at 3:44am — No Comments

Investigating the Russian Mafia on its home turf

By Ronald Fino

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 3, 2013 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Puparo's Corner

In Memoriam:



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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 26, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments

Georgian Crime Clan of Vors Busted in Europe

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 21, 2013 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Viktor Bout Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison

By David Amoruso

International arms dealer Viktor Bout was sentenced yesterday to 25 years in prison for conspiring to sell millions of dollars worth of weapons, including hundreds of surface-to-air missiles and over 20,000 AK-47s to the Colombian FARC.

In addition to his prison term, Judge Scheindlin sentenced Bout to five years of supervised released…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 6, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Dark Knight of Mother Russia: How The Russian Government Works Together With The Mafia



By David Amoruso

Posted on December 3, 2010



The recent WikiLeaks publication of secret diplomatic cables between U.S. officials and contacts in other nations around the globe has painted a grim picture of the Russian government. The cables feature reports about how the Kremlin and organized crime are closely working together and participate in bribery, extortion, arms and drug trafficking, money laundering, and even contract… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 3, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Russian Boss: Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov was born in 1949 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Tokhtakhounov's first set back came when at a young age he lost his father and, not long after his fathers death, Tokhtakhounov's mother died as well leaving Tokhtakhounov alone at the age of 13 to take care of his younger brother. Growing up as a kid one of… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 25, 2010 at 11:33am — No Comments

Organized Crime Gangs Invade Spain

By David Amoruso

Posted on July 1, 2008

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Spain is a favorite among European tourists. The weather is sunny and warm, and the cities and nature are beautiful. Teens go to the coastal cities to party long and hard. While the more mature tourists visit the cultural spots of Madrid. Spain has something for everybody. And these past forty years it has attracted one particular group with ever increasing… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 5, 2010 at 11:11am — No Comments

Russian Boss: Sergei Mikhailov



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Sergei Mikhailov is one of the most powerful Russian mobsters. He is the boss of the Moscow based Solsnetskaya Organization the biggest and most powerful Russian Mafia Organization in Russia and probably the world, counting 5.000 members. Mikhailov's power reaches from Moscow to Miami to Geneve and the Middle… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 3, 2010 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Russian Hitman: Aleksandr Solonik



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Aleksandr Solonik was born in 1960 in the Russian city Kurgan. Growing up as a kid Solonik showed great interest in martial arts and guns. When he finishes school he decides to join the Russian military. When his service time is up Solonik decides to join the militia (a security unit that is used for special commando… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 3, 2010 at 2:54pm — No Comments

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