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March 2018 Blog Posts (24)

VIDEO: How Cuban mob boss Battle’s desire for revenge drove him off the deep end

By David Amoruso

Jose Miguel Battle Sr. is a little-known name in the annals of American organized crime. It’s a testament to his leadership abilities as the Cuban crime boss ruled a multi-billion-dollar criminal empire whilst flying below the radar. In his new book The Corporation, author T.J. English paints a vivid…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 31, 2018 at 10:03am — No Comments

King of the Bootleggers: Profile of Hamilton mob boss Rocco Perri

By David Amoruso

Every underworld has its first major crime boss. That man – or woman – who ascends to the top of the heap and controls organized crime in the city. For Hamilton, Ontario, that man was Rocco Perri. During the years of Prohibition, he became known as the “King of the Bootleggers.”

Born in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 31, 2018 at 4:24am — No Comments

Death Penalty for Drug Lords: Is lethal injection the solution to the War on Drugs?

By David Amoruso

The War on Drugs is a complex ordeal with a far-reaching and profound impact on society. While citizens buckle under the weight of drug crimes and addiction, politicians hijacked the theme to project a tough-on-crime image to the public while doing little to solve the problems.

Last week,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 25, 2018 at 12:13pm — 1 Comment

The Big Hen: Regional enforcer of Gangster Disciples gets 30 years in prison for decades-long crime career

By David Amoruso

A high-ranking member of the Gangster Disciples was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Thursday for racketeering conspiracy. 37-year-old Henry Cooper went by the nickname “Big Hen” and functioned as the organization’s enforcer, making sure all other gang members toed the line and followed the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 24, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Italian Mafia, Irish gangs, Chinese Tongs, bootleggers, gamblers, thieves and killers: Welcome to Gangland Boston

By David Amoruso

In her latest book Gangland Boston: A Tour Through the Deadly Streets of Organized Crime, Boston Globe reporter Emily Sweeney details over a century of heists and killings involving the Italian Mafia, the Irish Mob, Chinatown…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 20, 2018 at 1:34pm — No Comments

London-based Albanian cocaine gang sent to prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Three members of a London-based Albanian drug gang involved in trafficking cocaine with a combined estimated street value of £4.2 million have been sent to prison yesterday. All men had previously pleaded guilty following an investigation by the National Crime Agency (NCA) and Metropolitan Police Organised Crime…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 17, 2018 at 4:44am — No Comments

Mafioso gets over 10 years in prison for cocaine & fentanyl trafficking

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Mobster Massimigliano Carfagna was sentenced to 10 and a half years in prison on Thursday. He had pleaded guilty to trafficking in cocaine and the opioid drug…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 16, 2018 at 9:30pm — No Comments

United Blood Nation Godfather says he is part of “the last ones that God put in power”

By David Amoruso

Omari Rosero might have been locked up in a New York State prison, his power still flowed through the cement walls to the outside world. As a Godfather in the United Blood Nation gang he was considered the highest authority in the nationwide organization.

It was a long climb for 41-year-old Rosero.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 15, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Another mobster of Genovese family’s Springfield crew sent to prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

An associate of the Genovese crime family’s Springfield crew was sentenced on Monday in federal court on extortion-related charges. 53-year-old Gerald Daniele got two years in prison…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 13, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Mafia author shares dark stories behind Garden State Gangland: The Rise of the Mob in New Jersey

By David Amoruso

Organized crime in New Jersey goes way back and features some of the most colorful characters and powerhouses one can imagine. Gangsters Inc. sat down with mob author Scott Deitche, who details this rich and violent history in his new book Garden State Gangland: The Rise of the Mob in New…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 12, 2018 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Gunman wearing fedora shoots up mob-linked restaurant in Brooklyn

By David Amoruso

Sometimes, these crime stories write themselves. Take this latest gem in which an Italian restaurant with connections to the Italian Mafia was shot up by a gunman wearing a fedora hat. Goodbye 2018. Hello 1938! A fedora, by the way, is a hat with a soft brim and indented crown, which was very popular among…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 11, 2018 at 10:46am — No Comments

Profile: Gambino crime family mobster Joseph Chirico

By David Amoruso

His pals in the mob call Joseph Chirico “Joe Marco Polo,” because he runs Marco Polo Ristorante in Brooklyn. Chirico, who grew up in Italy, is a restaurant buff but has another side gig going that landed him in trouble with the law.

In 2008, he was caught up in a wide-ranging federal racketeering indictment aimed…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 11, 2018 at 10:45am — No Comments

Spanish money laundering network fronting as kebab meat supplier busted by police

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Spanish Guardia Civil busted a criminal enterprise operating in Spain and Germany this week, which used a network of food establishments, including kebab meat suppliers, to conceal their activities and launder €36 million of its ill-gotten gains.

Five individuals were arrested, while…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 10, 2018 at 3:47am — No Comments

Prequel of The Sopranos is in the works – Creator David Chase returns with movie titled The Many Saints of Newark

By David Amoruso

Over a decade ago, when his epic The Sopranos ended with a black screen, David Chase left us sitting in the dark. Now, just like that, he pulls us back out into the light with a prequel movie to his hit television series titled The Many Saints of Newark.

Set in the 1960s, the film…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 9, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

250 kilos of drugs seized in major international operation dismantling Balkan Cartel and Colombian source

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A joint cooperation by the DEA and Europol has dismantled a drug pipeline between Colombia and Europe. Nine suspected drug traffickers were arrested today and charged with their role in transporting multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine from Colombia, Ecuador and Panama to Europe.

A…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 8, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Most wanted fugitive Liverpool drug boss Simon McGuffie faces justice in United Kingdom

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Fugitive Liverpool drug trafficker Simon McGuffie finally faces justice in the United…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 8, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Two United Blood Nation gangsters sent to federal prison on drug and gun charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two members of the Billies East Side Bloods, a local set of the United Blood Nation, operating in the Florence and Myrtle Beach areas of South Carolina, were sentenced to 5 and 7 years in prison…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 7, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Virginia MS-13 gangsters convicted of kidnapping, murder, and extortion

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Six members of the street gang La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, were convicted on Monday by a federal jury for their roles in a kidnapping, murder, and extortion conspiracy in Northern…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 5, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Ghostface Gangsters prison gang hit with racketeering, murder charges

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Twenty-three members and associates of the Ghostface Gangsters prison gang have been hit with a 21-count racketeering indictment charging them with crimes ranging from wire fraud to murder. The gang originated in the Cobb County, Georgia jail in 2000, and has since spread through…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 5, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

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