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Crooked 3: Former L.A. County Deputy Sheriff pleads guilty to planning to escort interstate drug shipments

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A former Los Angeles County deputy sheriff pleaded guilty on Monday to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana as part of an interstate drug trafficking scheme in which the deputy agreed to use his position as a law enforcement officer to ensure the successful transport of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 15, 2018 at 3:36am — No Comments

“His demeanor was very vulgar, coarse and he used many profanities” – The Kansas City Mob and Las Vegas skim

By Gary Jenkins

Most law enforcement entities that had an interest in the Midwest Sicilian La Cosa Nostra crime families suspected those criminal organizations exerted influence over Las Vegas casinos, had corrupted Nevada politicians and claimed their territory in Las Vegas.

Mob experts believe that at a meeting of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 18, 2018 at 10:28am — No Comments

The Irishman: Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa’s friend and the man who put two bullets in the back of his skull

By David Amoruso

At 6’4” Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran literally was a towering figure. But to those who knew him in the American underworld, he was even taller. A fearsome force who had honed his deadly skills as a combat-hardened rifleman during the Second World War fighting the Nazis. Back home, he became a Mafia hitman,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 29, 2018 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

“Sometimes the most obvious is the best way” – The Kansas City Mob and the skimming of Las Vegas casinos

By Gary Jenkins

“I remember one night in Circus Circus, we had an obligation to meet, course I was young and had some balls, I guess,” Carl Thomas says. “There was two guys from the state outside, Bybee was one of them, and I was in there on my fuckin' back, snatching that money, and they weren't as far from me as that…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 9, 2018 at 7:49am — 3 Comments

When the American government asked the Mafia for a favor: The assassination of Cuban leader Fidel Castro

By David Amoruso

Politics is a dirty game. Always has been, always will be. But most of the dirt is kept hidden from view. Skeletons stay in the closet. Sometimes, however, the dirt comes out because it is so mind-blowing, it cannot be kept secret. Like the time the United States government recruited the American Mafia to kill Cuban…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 30, 2017 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Frank Cullotta, the Las Vegas hitman made famous by Scorsese’s Casino, comes to Mob Museum for book signing

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Former Mafia hitman Frank Cullotta has written a new book and will be out and about doing some heavy promoting. Known as a member of infamous Chicago mobster Anthony Spilotro’s …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2017 at 9:01am — No Comments

Mexico’s drug cartel violence depicted in Las Vegas Mob Museum photo exhibit

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The price of getting high is not just steep, it’s a bloody massacre. One that The Mob Museum in Las Vegas is currently displaying in a temporary photo exhibit which shows the drug cartel violence in Mexico as well as the efforts by brave security forces and citizens to fight back.

“This exhibit is a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 9, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Hanging with Meyer Lansky & Bugsy Siegel: Former friend to share stories with audience at Las Vegas Mob Museum

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

It’s been a while, but Bernie Sindler vividly remembers the day he met infamous mob boss Meyer Lansky. It was a chance encounter that changed his life. Though never a member…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 21, 2017 at 4:36am — No Comments

Russian Mafia boss Razhden Shulaya ran nationwide criminal enterprise from Brighton Beach to Las Vegas

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 8, 2017 at 9:07am — No Comments

The story behind the documentary: Back Home, Years Ago: The Real Casino

Filmmaker Joseph Alexandre’s fascination with the true story behind Martin Scorsese’s mob epic Casino started long before the movie’s release. It all began in the 1980s, while he was working at a Chicago style pizzeria and heard about “the guy,” a man who came around with his College Bowl picks. That “guy” was Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 16, 2017 at 2:51am — No Comments

The Secret Police in the United States: How local law enforcement took on organized crime and La Cosa Nostra

By Gary Jenkins

The Law Enforcement Intelligence Unit is a private entity whose dues-paying members are hundreds of North American law enforcement agencies. Its founding purpose was, “to promote the gathering, recording, and exchange of confidential information not available through normal police channels, concerning organized…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 7, 2017 at 9:04am — No Comments

Former Hells Angels boss George Christie to share his outlaw biker life experiences at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Are you curious what it’s like to be a rough riding member of outlaw motorcycle club the Hells Angels? Well, then former Hells Angels president George Christie is just the guy to tell you all about the inner…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 5, 2017 at 5:38am — No Comments

Profile: Patriarca crime family capo Anthony St. Laurent Sr. - Died two weeks after release from prison

By David Amoruso

Longtime New England mobster Anthony “The Saint” St. Laurent Sr. made quite the reputation for himself. Known for violence, a listing in Las Vegas' infamous Black Book, you could say he'd done well. On October 26, 2016, he was released from federal prison after serving seven years on a murder-for-hire beef. The 75-year-old mob…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 7, 2016 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Deadly, bizarre, and morbid: Author Christian Cipollini explains the uniqueness of the American Mafia’s Murder Inc.

By David Amoruso

A one stop shop for wholesale underworld contract killings run out of a candy shop, welcome to Murder Inc.: The American Mafia’s elite squad of assassins that ravaged the United States gangland during the 1930s. Author Christian Cipollini brought its gritty, morbid stories to the Mob Museum in Las Vegas, and now lays bare…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 8, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

High-profile Philadelphia Mafia boss Joseph Merlino latest gangster to be barred from entering a casino

By David Amoruso

Updated on September 8, 2016 - The Pennsylvania gaming control board has banned Philadelphia mob boss Joseph…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 8, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Casino mobster Spilotro’s life to be discussed at Mob Museum by former hitman

By David Amoruso

It’s been almost thirty years ago that Chicago mobster Anthony “The Ant” Spilotro was found beaten to death and buried in a shallow grave in a cornfield in Indiana. To… celebrate (?) this anniversary The Mob Museum in Las…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 2, 2016 at 2:43am — No Comments

Organizer of most prolific cocaine ring in Alaska gets 16 years

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Clarence Anthony Hatton, nicknamed “C-Money,” of Las Vegas was sentenced last week to serve 16 years in prison for supplying large quantities of cocaine to Alaska and Michigan over the past five years; he was also fined $40,000, and required to forfeit expensive vehicles and over $700,000 in drug…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 31, 2016 at 7:33am — No Comments

Paul Phua denies being 14K Triad boss, other allegations

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Gambling czar and poker phenomena Paul Phua has given an exclusive interview to PokerNews which he denies being a leading figure in the 14K Triad and dismisses accusations that he is a match fixer and the world’s biggest bookmaker.

It was a big shock for the successful Phua when within several days he found himself…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 25, 2016 at 11:35am — No Comments

My loving dad was a gangster and Bugsy Siegel’s close friend

By David Amoruso

It was a day that would go down in mob history. The murder of mob boss Bugsy Siegel on June 20, 1947, shocked the American underworld and dominated news stories in all major cities. It was also a day that, years later, would cause a young girl…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 18, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Truth Behind Movie Classic Casino

By David Amoruso

Hollywood loves gangsters. Not because film makers condone their crimes, but because their stories make them lots of money. It’s difficult to name any other genre that has so many titles based on a true story. Yet, despite this label, the true story often gets twisted to fit the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 10, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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