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America’s fascination with the Gangster era: From John Dillinger and Machine Gun Kelly to their pretty molls

By Barbara Casey for Gangsters Inc.

Plans are being made to exhume the body of John Dillinger from his gravesite at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. It isn’t the first time the body of a historical figure has been exhumed. Jesse James, Eva Peron, Abraham Lincoln, Christopher Columbus, and Daniel Boone are only a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 11, 2019 at 5:59am — No Comments

American Greed: How drug lord La Barbie’s father-in-law headed his U.S. cocaine transportation hub

By David Amoruso

Greed can ruin a man. Carlos Montemayor (photo above) left Mexico and came to the United States in search of a better life. He started a trucking company and turned it into a major success. Rather than being satisfied, he decided to partner with the drug lord known as “La Barbie” and head his cocaine…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 19, 2019 at 5:58am — No Comments

Deep in the Heart of Texas: The Rise of the Italian Mafia in the Lone Star State - Part 2

By Thom L. Jones

As the famous song goes, “The Party's’ Over it’s Time to Call it a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 12, 2019 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Deep in the Heart of Texas: The Rise of the Italian Mafia in the Lone Star State

By Thom L. Jones

The Texas Almanac claims the heart of the territory lies near a small town called Brady, in McCulloch County. In square miles, Texas is the largest mainland state in the Union. Only Alaska tops it in size. “Bigger than Texas” is a somewhat overused expression, but hits the spot. It’s bigger than France and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 12, 2019 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Two more sentenced as a result of Operation Dirty Bird targeting heroin trafficking organization

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two men were sentenced to prison on Friday as a result of Operation Dirty Bird, an extensive federal, state, and local investigation aimed at dismantling a large-scale heroin trafficking network based in Ascension Parish,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 2, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

Member of large-scale drug trafficking organization sentenced to over 6 years in federal prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Jermaine Christopher Pleasant was sentenced yesterday to over 6 years in prison after being convicted of drug charges. 36-year-old Pleasant was charged in an extensive federal, state, and local investigation aimed at dismantling a large-scale heroin trafficking network based in Ascension Parish,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 12, 2018 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Houston drug boss admits taking over family heroin trafficking business

By David Amoruso

Family is everything. No surprise then that 35-year-old Victor Manuel Morales-Moreno moved from California to Houston to run a drug ring once operated by his imprisoned relatives.

Morales-Moreno took over following the arrests and incarceration of his relatives Jose Herrera-Alvarado and Pedro…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 3, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

Ride and die in prison: Former National Vice President of Bandidos Motorcycle Club sentenced to life

By David Amoruso

The former National Vice President of the Bandidos Outlaw Motorcycle Club, 59-year-old John Xavier Portillo, was sentenced on Monday to two consecutive life sentences, plus twenty years, in federal prison for racketeering and drug trafficking charges.

Portillo (photo above) was convicted alongside…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 26, 2018 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Boss of heroin trafficking crew heads to federal prison for 7 years

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The leader of a massive heroin and money laundering conspiracy is heading to federal prison. 46-year-old Jesus Gutierrez pleaded guilty on April 26, 2018, to trafficking heroin and conspiracy to launder money. Today, he was sentenced to 7 years in prison.

At the time of his plea, the court…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 7, 2018 at 10:00pm — 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

Brothers who ran large-scale drug organization in El Paso sentenced to decades in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two brothers were sentenced to decades behind bars on Thursday for their roles in an El Paso-based drug trafficking organization. 39–year-old Oscar Fierro-Sanchez and 38–year-old Ricardo Fierro-Sanchez were handed sentences of 40 years and 20 years, respectively, in federal prison followed by ten…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 6, 2018 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Sinaloa Cartel member extradited from Mexico to US for smuggling massive amounts of marijuana and cocaine

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An alleged member of the notorious Sinaloa Cartel was extradited from Mexico to the United States on Wednesday. 47-year-old Arturo “Chous” Shows Urquidi is charged with money laundering and organizing massive shipments of cocaine and marijuana into the United States.

His trial is scheduled…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2018 at 2:34pm — No Comments

White supremacist gangsters sentenced to death for murdering fellow gang member at Texas prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two federal inmates convicted of killing another inmate at a Beaumont Prison in Texas were sentenced to death on Wednesday. Both the two murderers and the victim were members of a white supremacist gang called Soldiers of the Aryan Culture.

34-year-old Ricky Fackrell and 36-year-old…

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

Drug kingpin “Freeway” Rick Ross: Moving tons of cocaine with a nod of approval from the Reagan White House

By David Amoruso

California drug kingpin “Freeway” Rick Ross shows that you can play the game and survive. His story shows the hypocrisy of the government’s war on drugs, while also shining a light on the struggles of growing up in the ghetto. Above all, it’s about learning from mistakes and bettering yourself. “I used to…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 4, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

Seventeen MS-13 gangsters indicted for murder, conspiracy to commit murder, drug trafficking across U.S.

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Seventeen alleged members and associates of the MS-13 (Mara Salvatrucha) gang were indicted by a grand jury today on various charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and drug trafficking throughout the United States. All defendants face up to 25 years to life in prison.

The indictment…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 11, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Cocaine distributor for Los Caballeros Templarios drug cartel gets 14 years in federal prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Drug trafficker Octavius Williams of Irving, Texas, was sentenced Monday to 14 years in federal prison, following his guilty plea in November 2015 to distributing cocaine. The 32-year-old worked with the Los Caballeros Templarios Mexican drug cartel to obtain and distribute multiple kilograms of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 21, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Aryan Brotherhood of Texas meth ring in Corpus Christi busted

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

They were part of a violent racketeering and methamphetamine conspiracy involving the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT) that dates back to 1995, prosecutors allege in an indictment of fourteen Corpus Christi residents. All defendants face up to life in prison.

The indictment, which was unsealed yesterday,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 1, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Mexican drug boss indicted on high desert meth lab related charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A Mexican national who was previously designated as an important target because of his links to international drug trafficking was indicted Wednesday on federal narcotics charges related to a meth lab in Hesperia where multiple pounds of …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 12, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

DEA’s Traveling Exhibit “Drugs: Costs and Consequences” explores narcoterrorism, drug cartels, addiction

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

DEA’s traveling exhibit “Drugs: Costs and Consequences” will explore the science behind drug addiction, drug cartels, narcoterrorism, and the myriad of costs of illegal drugs – to individuals, local communities, American society as a whole, and the world. It opens in Cedar Park, Texas at the Texas Museum of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 20, 2017 at 10:33am — No Comments

Profile: La Familia Michoacán Cartel leader Arnoldo “La Minsa” Rueda-Medina

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 20, 2017 at 7:58am — No Comments

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