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Gangsters Inc.'s Blog – October 2015 Archive (34)

Tony Soprano’s white Cadillac up for auction

By David Amoruso

When fans of HBO’s The Sopranos think of Tony Soprano, most of them picture the mob boss with a cigar, his leather jacket on, cruising in his shiny white Cadillac Escalade looking for “cocksuckers” to stomp on. And now fans could live the fantasy themselves because Tony’s white Cadillac is going up for auction.

On November 12,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 31, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Grape Street Crips leaders and members indicted for racketeering conspiracy, violent crimes

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Fourteen leaders, members and associates of the New Jersey Grape Street Crips, a violent street gang operating in and around Newark, were charged Wednesday with racketeering, violent crimes in aid of racketeering, drug trafficking, firearms offenses and related crimes.

This indictment follows the coordinated takedown in May 2015 of 50 alleged members and associates of the Grape Street Crips who were charged by criminal complaints with drug-trafficking, physical…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 30, 2015 at 6:33am — No Comments

Head of multi-million dollar heroin organization gets 13 years

By David Amoruso

For a while there, 48-year-old Ygoa Almonte-Baez’s organization made millions of dollars selling highly pure smack. He was the main “pusher” of many a heroin addict in Massachusetts and New York. But with overdoses from the drug on the rise, authorities were quick to bring Almonte-Baez’s network down.

With big…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 29, 2015 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Nigerian cocaine traffickers busted in Luxembourg

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A Nigerian organized crime network in large-scale cocaine trafficking was dismantled by authorities in Luxembourg, Europol announced today. Nineteen individuals have been detained. The group is accused of selling and distributing cocaine from Belgium to Luxembourg.

The coordinated law enforcement operation was led by Luxembourg's Grand Ducal Police and supported by Luxembourg Customs and Europol.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 29, 2015 at 7:23am — No Comments

Italian Mafia boss talks about ‘Ndrangheta’s global reach

By David Amoruso

The code of silence is held in high regard by members of the ‘Ndrangheta. No one knows this more than Emilio di Giovine, a former boss who turned on the mob and became a witness for the government. “It’s dangerous for me, with the ‘Ndrangheta you are never safe.” Despite the dangers, he is eager to tell his story and shed light on…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 29, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Members of East Dago Mob, West Coast Crips, and Asian Crips charged with meth trafficking

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Ten defendants with links to the East Dago Mob, West Coast Crips, and Asian Crips are facing federal drug and firearms charges after a yearlong investigation uncovered their roles in trafficking and distributing methamphetamine in the San Diego area.

Agents from the FBI and from the Violent Crimes Task Force seized…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 29, 2015 at 4:07am — No Comments

Operation Mexicalley drug boss sentenced to 144 months

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Drug boss Richard E. Alley was sentenced to 144 months in prison for leading a ring responsible for distributing massive amounts of methamphetamine throughout West Tennessee, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee announced Monday.

According to the indictment, between February and August 2013, 41-year-old Alley…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 28, 2015 at 11:12am — No Comments

Court Report: All wiseguys and goodfellas hate Henry Hill

By Robert Sberna (He will follow Vincent Asaro's trial for Gangsters Inc. This piece was written on 10-27-15. You can find his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 28, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

A short history of La Cosa Nostra in Madison, WI

By Gangsters Inc's editors

For its early Prohibition history, Madison, like other cities across America, was dominated by bootlegging gangs. Among Madison’s elite were Paul Corona, Joe Giusto, Joe Geloso and Anthony Musso. Madison’s years of Prohibition were like any other large city with a sizable Italian population- many unsolved murders and bombings…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 27, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

West Hell gang member sentenced to 10 years in prison for trafficking crack cocaine

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Gregory “Quanny” Thomas, a member of the West Hell street gang in New Haven, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for trafficking crack cocaine Thursday. He had sold the drugs directly to undercover police.

This sentence is the result of a year-long joint law enforcement investigation headed by the FBI’s Northern Connecticut Violent Crimes Task Force into narcotics trafficking by members and associates of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 26, 2015 at 1:20pm — No Comments

‘Ndrangheta Mafia meeting filmed in Switzerland (video)

By David Amoruso

A large table with men seated around it in silence. One man does all the talking. “You can work in everything - extortion, cocaine, heroin,” he says. That man is mob boss Antonio Nesci, and every word he utters is captured on video giving it the feel of a Hollywood movie. Only this is real life. Swiss police just caught a meeting of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 26, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Court Report: Mobster Vinny Asaro’s golden years pure hell

By Robert Sberna (He will follow Vincent Asaro's trial for Gangsters Inc. This piece was written on 10-24-15. You can find his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 26, 2015 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Court Report: Gambling main theme in Goodfellas heist trial

By Robert Sberna (He will follow Vincent Asaro's trial for Gangsters Inc. This piece was written on 10-22-15. You can find his…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 23, 2015 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Judge to rule if Gambino rat Alite violated supervised release

By David Amoruso

A Florida Judge is expected to make a ruling soon after the U.S. Probation Office started an investigation into allegations that former Gambino associate John Alite (photo above) violated the terms of his supervised release. The inquiry was prompted by a letter from journalist Peter Lance who detailed threats Alite made…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 23, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

Gangsters Inc. Report: “Goodfella” Vincent Asaro’s trial

By Robert Sberna (He will follow Vincent Asaro's trial for Gangsters Inc. This piece was written on 10-21-15)

Looking every bit of his 80 years, Bonanno gangster Vincent Asaro went…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 22, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

BBC’s McMafia tells story of £1 billion Russian gang war

By David Amoruso

Move over HBO and The Sopranos, there’s gonna be a new tough guy in TV land. And this one’s coming from the United Kingdom where the BBC has announced it will produce a new series based on the true crime book McMafia.

Just like Misha Glenny’s best-selling book of the same…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 21, 2015 at 8:08am — No Comments

Former DEA agent sentenced for charges related to Silk Road investigation

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Former Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agent Carl M. Force was sentenced to 78 months in prison for extortion, money laundering and obstruction of justice, which crimes he committed while working as an undercover agent investigating Silk Road, an online marketplace used to facilitate the sale and purchase of illegal drugs and other contraband.

46-year-old Force was a special agent with the DEA for 15 years. He had pleaded guilty to the aforementioned charges on July…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 21, 2015 at 5:14am — No Comments

A Mafia Killing in Sicily

By Thom L. Jones

The photograph has been appearing for over thirty years. It is one of the most iconic and yet at the same time, distorted images of what the Sicilian Mafia is about: Control by force. It is almost always headed a Mafia killing in Corleone. This is the misrepresentation. The act of violence occurred, in fact, in a suburb of Palermo.

It has appeared in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 21, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

Top 5 drug lords killed while on the run

By David Amoruso

It was a slap in the face of all those who thought of themselves as powerful and in control. When Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman entered a tunnel dug beneath the shower in his prison cell and escaped from a maximum security prison near Mexico City he embarrassed a lot of people. It got even worse when unverified Twitter accounts…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 17, 2015 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

International operation in Italy seizes over 20 tons of cannabis

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An international operation led by Italy and closely supported by France, Spain and Europol, resulted in the discovery and seizure of over 20 tons of cannabis resin yesterday. The drugs - with an estimated street value of €200 million - were hidden in the deck of a merchant vessel called Jupiter, flying the flag of the Cook Islands.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 16, 2015 at 1:07pm — No Comments

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