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Gangsters Inc.'s Blog – March 2016 Archive (46)

Six plead guilty in murder of ex-Bonanno family mob boss

By David Amoruso

It seems the gangland killing of former Bonanno crime family boss Salvatore Montagna has been solved. Yesterday, at the courthouse in Laval, Quebec, six men pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of taking part in the conspiracy to murder Montagna after he sought to take control of the Mafia in Montreal.

The six men - Vittorio…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 31, 2016 at 9:30am — 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

Universal Aryan Brotherhood member gets nearly 22 years in prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Ronnie Dean Haskins II, a member of the Universal Aryan Brotherhood (UAB) prison gang, was sentenced yesterday in Oklahoma federal court to 262 months in prison for conspiring to conduct a racketeering enterprise and related charges. The 43-year-old, who goes by the nickname Dirty Red, was also ordered to serve…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 30, 2016 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Trucking company boss guilty of trafficking 2,200 kilos of marijuana

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A federal jury in Corpus Christi has returned guilty verdicts against 55-year-old Edilberto Maso Diaz of Mesquite, on all counts as charged in a marijuana conspiracy. The jury deliberated for less than five hours Tuesday before convicting Diaz of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and three…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 30, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Boston mob boss Whitey Bulger's possessions up for auction

By David Amoruso

Always wanted to own a piece of Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger? Here’s your chance! Well, not literally a piece of him, of course - although we know of quite a few men who might like to slice off a piece of the…

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

Largest-ever seizures of fake food and drink in INTERPOL-EUROPOL operation

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

In a joint operation on a global scale, Interpol and Europol have dealt a major blow to criminal organizations around the world involved in scamming food and drink markets around the world, thereby putting consumers at risk.

People want their food to be healthy and nutritious. With researchers showing the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 30, 2016 at 6:51am — No Comments

Puerto Rico man pleads guilty to 100 kilo drug conspiracy

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Jose Luis Ponce-Pagan (36) of Puerto Rico, pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute. Sentencing is scheduled for July 28, 2016.

According to the plea agreement filed with the court, between August 30, 2015, and September 3, 2015, Ponce-Pagan…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 30, 2016 at 3:30am — No Comments

Boston mobster goes to trial for hidden interest in multi-million-dollar casino deal

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

If only he’d kept his mouth shut. If he had done that then alleged New England Mafia associate Charles Lightbody (photo above) would’ve had a nice chunk of money and no legal problems. If only…

On Monday,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 29, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Sicilian police arrest leading figures of Stidda clan

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Police in Ragusa, Sicily, have arrested three people they believe are leading members of the Carbonaro-Dominante clan of La Stidda, the island’s second crime group behind Cosa Nostra. They have also seized an arsenal of firearms, including sniper rifles.

The arrests and seizures are part of Operation Reset, aimed at…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 29, 2016 at 10:57am — No Comments

Court turns down Mafia mayor’s appeal to keep state pension

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A disgraced Sicilian mayor who spent 11 years in prison for Mafia association and corruption did not agree that his lifetime mayor’s pension was annulled after his conviction. He appealed the annulment, but was turned down today, ANSA reported, when a Sicilian court nixed his appeal.

Vincenzo Lo Giudice (photo…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 29, 2016 at 8:47am — No Comments

ICE arrests more than 1,100 in operation targeting gangs

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A five-week operation, dubbed Project Shadowfire, led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) netted 1,133 arrests, including more than 900 transnational criminal gang members and others associated with transnational criminal activity, like drug trafficking, human…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 28, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Anonymous mobster says Vinny Asaro was part of Lufthansa heist

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An anonymous mobster going by the pseudonym Frank Palmeri claims Bonanno family mobster Vincent Asaro was indeed a member of the crew that executed the 1978 Lufthansa heist made famous by the movie…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 28, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Profile: Lucchese family capo “Fat Pete” Chiodo

By David Amoruso

Never was a nickname more appropriate than the one of Lucchese crime family captain Peter Chiodo. They called him Fat Pete. Why? Well, his weight ranged from 400 to 500 pounds. Like I said, appropriate.

“Fat Pete” Chiodo was the quintessential street smart mobster. He was capable of violence, as one had to be in the Mafia, but he also…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 28, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Chicago mob expert Gus Russo comes to Mob Museum

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Author and Chicago Mafia expert Gus Russo will visit the Mob Museum in Las Vegas on April 19 to discuss the Outfit’s history and its most notorious bosses during a new edition of Author Talk. The event starts at 7 p.m. and will be concluded with a book signing by Russo. Admission is free for members.

Giancana.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 28, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments

Teaser trailer for “650 Lifer,” new White Boy Rick documentary

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Teaser trailer below.

He was a kid among men. Violent men. When Richard “White Boy Rick” Wershe Jr. was just a teenager he ran with a crew of drug dealers in 1980s Detroit handling multi-kilos of cocaine. He did so at the behest of the Detroit Police Department who had…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 27, 2016 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Sinaloa drug cartel’s chief hitman arrested in Rosarito

By David Amoruso

It is said that in the war on drugs there are no winners. One side just loses more slowly. Nowhere is this more the case than in Mexico where citizens are dying every day in a circle of vicious violence. They look to the police to protect them but all too many times, the police have switched sides and work for the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 27, 2016 at 11:06am — No Comments

Supreme Team comic hits stores like crack cocaine in 1980s

By David Amoruso

Move over Spiderman and Batman! The Supreme Team is taking over. Author Seth Ferranti is bringing the infamous true story of drug kingpin Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff to the world of comic books and graphic novels usually inhabited by super heroes and Anime school girls.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 27, 2016 at 10:18am — No Comments

Trafficante family mobster passes away at age 85

By David Amoruso

Trafficante family mobster Cesar Augustus Rodriguez passed away March 12 at the ripe old age of 85. Known as a bar owner and gambler, his main claim to mob fame came in the 1970s when he was involved in a violent war over territory between rival Mafia factions.

Ken Sanz, a former special agent with the Florida Department of Law…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 26, 2016 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Fugitive Russian mobster caught in Pattaya, Thailand

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 26, 2016 at 8:05am — No Comments

Profile: Genovese family capo Joseph Denti Jr.

By David Amoruso

Joseph Denti Jr. is an alleged captain in the Genovese crime family’s New Jersey branch. His father – who was also a Genovese mobster - worked the Bronx streets as a loan shark. In the 1970s he forged friendships with several actors, chief among them…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 25, 2016 at 1:08pm — No Comments

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