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Russian Mafia money laundering ring busted in Spain

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Spanish police dismantled a money laundering ring today that was run by two well-known Russian Mafia groups, who in turn have strong links to the party of Russian president Vladimir Putin. Authorities estimate that the ring…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 28, 2016 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Boston mob boss Whitey Bulger’s possessions net over 100K at auction

By David Amoruso

A U.S. Marshals Service auction selling off possessions of Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger brought in a total of $109,295 yesterday. All items were found at the Santa Monica apartment where Bulger …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 26, 2016 at 11:13am — No Comments

Police capture ‘Ndrangheta leader Ernesto Fazzalari, Italy’s second most wanted fugitive behind MMD

By David Amoruso

Another huge success for Italy’s anti-Mafia police today as they arrested ‘Ndrangheta boss Ernesto Fazzalari, the country’s second most wanted mob leader. Fazzalari (photos above, before and after arrest) was wanted since June of 1996 after he was sentenced to life in prison for a double homicide, drug trafficking, and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 26, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Bonanno capo sent back to prison for 2 more years

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Mobsters are known to lie, cheat, steal, and generally break the rules. But when Bonanno crime family capo Anthony…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 24, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

How guards keep assaulting inmates without consequences

By David Amoruso

Violence and abuse of power behind prison walls remains a systemic problem. In a nine-count indictment unsealed Tuesday, two Mississippi correctional officers were charged with beating an inmate and a third was charged with helping to cover it up. The case highlights a common crime that rarely results in serious consequences for…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 24, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

Big-time marijuana traffickers in Texas plead guilty to federal charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two men from Texas pleaded guilty Tuesday to their respective roles in trafficking major quantities of marijuana from Texas to other states in the U.S. The whole ring was brought down by one of their associates who attracted the police when he carelessly fired a gun inside his residence.

Marco Saucedo (44)…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 23, 2016 at 7:54am — No Comments

MS-13 bosses planned to unite all its US gangs under one leadership

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Five members of the international street gang “Mara Salvatrucha,” also known as MS-13, Thursday admitted their roles in a variet of crimes including racketeering, conspiracy to commit murder, extortion and drug trafficking.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 18, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

Crime Beat: Lucky Luciano, Ted Bundy & the KKK

CRIME BEAT: ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES AND PERSONALITIES FROM THE DARK SIDE on Artist First Radio Network is pleased to announce its forthcoming schedule for June 23, 2016, through September 1, 2016. Topics covered include the Klan, Ted Bundy, Jane Doe, Lucky Luciano, Amish Country, an Alaska Serial Killer, the Michael Skakel Murder Case, and more. Authors featured include…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 16, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Reputed Montreal Mafia boss granted bail in drug case

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Stefano Sollecito was granted bail yesterday after a Superior Court judge ruled he could not receive adequate treatment for his cancer in prison. 48-year-old Sollecito is the alleged current leader of the Montreal Mafia and is facing…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 16, 2016 at 8:41am — No Comments

The Golden Triangle: How Triads cornered the heroin market

By David Amoruso

Whether it’s human beings, counterfeit products or drugs, Triads are experts in smuggling the goods from point A to point B. During the 1950s and 1960s, they became masters at flooding Europe and North America with heroin.

With a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 16, 2016 at 7:08am — No Comments

Mexican Mafia-led gang in Santa Fe Springs charged with murder and drug crimes

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

31 members and associates of a Santa Fe Springs-based street gang were arrested Tuesday on charges related to a wide-ranging criminal enterprise controlled by a member of the Mexican Mafia that allegedly is responsible for the murder of a rival gangster and the attempted murder of a Whittier Police…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Gambling remains the Mafia’s bread and butter

By David Amoruso

It is fitting that the one constant activity in the volatile life of a mobster is and always will be gambling. In a life where any day can be your last, where your best friend might be the one to shoot you in the head, the game of chance has continued…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

New mob TV series ‘Bad Blood: The Vito Rizzuto Story’ promises Shakespearian tale of power and revenge

By David Amoruso

After dominating headlines and best-seller lists for over a decade, Montreal Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto’s (pictured above, left) story is finally coming to television. Bad Blood: The Vito Rizzuto Story is a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 11, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

East Hartford Genovese mobster John Barile gets 71 months for arson, fraud, gambling and extortion

By David Amoruso

Reputed East Hartford wiseguy John A. Barile was sentenced to 71 months in prison on Thursday for arson, insurance fraud, gambling and extortion offenses. 52-year-old Barile has longstanding ties to the Genovese family crew…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 11, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Donald Trump claimed Mafia conspiracy was behind asbestos fears

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The hits keep on coming. Between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and …

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

Sicilian mob boss busted trafficking guns to Middle East

By David Amoruso

Italian police arrested 51-year-old Carmelo Piacente and his girlfriend, 31-year-old Simona Puccio - both pictured above - and charged them with weapons smuggling. Piacente is the reputed leader of the Ceusi clan, part of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 9, 2016 at 5:57am — No Comments

14 Cypress Hills Houses gangsters hit with drug trafficking and gun charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Fourteen individuals were indicted Tuesday for their involvement in narcotics trafficking and illegal weapons possession in the Cypress Hills Houses, a New York City Housing Authority complex located in Brooklyn. “The scope and nature of this investigation reads like something out of a Hollywood movie script,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 9, 2016 at 4:38am — No Comments

Sinaloa cartel’s Kansas City drug chief gets life in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel’s branch in Kansas City was sentenced to life in prison for drug trafficking on Monday. 27-year-old Juan Manuel Lopez-Garcia, a citizen of Mexico who lived in Kansas City, was convicted by a jury…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 8, 2016 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Blasphemy in Corleone

By Carl Russo - Opinion

Here's the latest proof that old traditions, no matter how disgusting, die hard in Italy. On May 29, a religious procession wending its way through the city of Corleone, Sicily, allegedly stopped to pay respect to the first lady of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 8, 2016 at 9:21am — No Comments

“I shook up the world!” - How Muhammad Ali took the heavyweight boxing championship belt from the Mafia

By David Amoruso

Heavyweight boxing champion Sonny Liston was a bad man. Both in and out of the ring he struck fear in men, even in the greatest fighter in history, Muhammad Ali. When the two men faced off for their title fight on February 25, 1964, Ali admitted, “I was scared… It frightened me, just knowing how hard he hit.”

Just…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 6, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

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