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Gambino Soldier: Charles Carneglia



By David Amoruso

Posted on March 4, 2010

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When Charles Carneglia was arrested on the morning of February 7, 2008, he looked (see photo on the right) like more like Charles Manson than a slick member of New York’s Gambino Crime Family. But though looks can be deceiving, in Carneglia’s case the “Manson look” was pretty appropriate.



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Gambino Soldier: Samuel Corsaro

By David Amoruso

Posted in 2003

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Samuel "Little Sammy" Corsaro was born in 1943 in Nutley, New Jersey. Later he moved to Clifton, New Jersey where he would remain till his death. Like all mobsters Corsaro also started out in petty crime but in 1969 he decided to rob a liquor store. During the robbery things went drastically wrong and Corsaro shot the liquor store clerk, the clerk did not survive his wounds.… Continue

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Las Vegas: Sin City

By David Amoruso

Posted in 2008

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There are [a lot of] places of worship in Las Vegas, but there is only one true god: money.” From The Green Felt Jungle



A century ago Mark Twain wrote the following about Nevada: “In Nevada the lawyer, the editor, the banker, the chief desperado, the chief gambler,…

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The Italian Mafia in The Netherlands

By David Amoruso

Posted January 15, 2007

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The first time the Italian Mafia set foot in The Netherlands was in 1974 when a group of American mobsters came to Amsterdam, to investigate the gambling business there. The group was led by Vincent “Jimmy Blue Eyes” Alo and Dino Cellini. Cellini was a close associate of mob mastermind Meyer Lansky. Vincent Alo was an important Genovese Family mobster who…

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Albanian Boss: Princ Dobroshi



By Paul Chafs (a member of the Mobbed Up message board)

Posted on June 2, 2009



During the last decades the Albanian Mafia has become an important factor within the European drug world. Gangs are said to be in control of 70% of the heroin market in Switzerland and also control pieces of the drug market in other European countries. They are also rumored to be heavily involved in prostitution rackets in the United Kingdom, Belgium,… Continue

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Organized Crime Gangs Invade Spain

By David Amoruso



Spain is a favorite among European tourists. The weather is sunny and warm, and the cities and nature are beautiful. Teens go to the coastal cities to party long and hard. While the more mature tourists visit the cultural spots of Madrid. Spain has something for everybody. And these past forty years it has attracted one particular group with ever increasing success.



Spain has become a hot spot for the criminal elite. Rich criminals from Italy, Britain,…

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Ferry Koch: King of the Rip

By Steve Brown

Posted on March 16, 2008



Steve Brown is a former drug smuggler who has written five books on organized crime in The Netherlands. He also has a weblog which you can visit by clicking here.



When I was making the tv program "Tough Guys" (Zware Jongens) for Dutch tv network Veronica I wanted to interview a few 'rippers'. Of course that would be an exciting item. The first man I wanted to interview was Ferry Koch.… Continue

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British Boss: Stewart Boyd



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2004

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Stewart "Specky" Boyd was born in 1963. He got the nickname Specky because of his glasses. Boyd controlled his criminal business from the Royal Oak pub in Nitshill, Glasgow. From here scores and murders were planned. Boyd was a well connected criminal. He had close business relationships with drug lord John Healy who in turn… Continue

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Dutch Boss: John Mieremet



By David Amoruso

Posted: January 24, 2007

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British Boss: Arthur Thompson Sr.



By David Amoruso

Posted on August 22, 2007

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Arthur Thompson was born in September 1931 in Glasgow, Scotland. He was born to two law abiding parents. His father was a steelworker. The Thompson family lived in Springburn in the north west of Glasgow. Growing up Arthur Thompson got into a lot of fights. In his early years these fights were decided with bare… Continue

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Scottish crime boss Tam McGraw: Glasgow`s Mr Lucky or King Rat?



By David Amoruso



Glasgow`s Mr Lucky or King Rat?



"Glasgow's a town called malice. Everybody's jealous of everybody else. Nobody likes to see that you are getting on in Glasgow. I am not one of the controlling influences in the city. I don't think there's anyone capable of running this city. I'm not frightened of anybody but then they aren't…

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British Boss: Curtis Warren



Profile written by: David Amoruso

First posted in 2002

Updated on August 16, 2007

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Curtis "Cocky" Warren was one of Britains biggest and richest drugtrafickers. Worth an estimated 185 million British pounds. Unlike most other drugtraffickers or criminals Warren is a highly intelligent force. Warren doesn't drink, smoke or use drugs. He's got a… Continue

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British Boss: Terry Adams



By David Amoruso

Posted: April 5, 2007

Updated on August 21, 2010

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Terrence “Terry” Adams is the head of Britain's most enterprising, and feared, organized crime gang: the Adams family, otherwise known as the A-Team, or the Clerkenwell Crime Syndicate. Terry was the oldest of eleven children, born to a law abiding, working class, Irish Catholic…

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Yakuza Boss Retires



By Hollander (regular poster at the Mobbed Up Forum)

Posted in 2005

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Sources: The Japan times, Kyodo News, Mainichi Daily News and webpage THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN JAPAN.



The Yamaguchi-gumi, Japan's largest underworld gang has been thrown into chaos and uncertainty following leader Yoshinori Watanabe's announcement late 2004 that he would "take a… Continue

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Underworld Fued in Japan

By Hollander (regular poster at the Mobbed Up Forum)

First posted in 2002

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In 2001 there have been a series of incidents amongst Hatsuka-kai yakuza, most notably the shooting of two Sumiyoshi-kai executives by Inagawa-kai members at a funeral in Tokyo. The Hatsuka-kai is an association promoting good inter-group relations between the major…

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Yakuza Boss: Kakuji 'Seijo' Inagawa



By Hollander (a poster to the Gangsters Inc. Mobbed Up forum)

Posted on August 10, 2008

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Japanese gangster Kakuji 'Seijo' Inagawa was best known for founding a notorious yakuza syndicate based in the Tokyo-Yokohama region. The Inagawa-kai has around 9,500 members, divided into over 300 gangs, and thousands of associates. It was one of the first yakuza groups to expand its operations to outside of… Continue

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Yakuza Boss: Kenichi Shinoda



By Hollander (Poster to the Mobbed Up forum)

Posted on February 27, 2007

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In July 2005 Watanabe was effectively dismissed from his position and replaced by Kenichi Shinoda as the sixth-generation boss (kumicho) of the Yamaguchi-gumi.



Kenichi Shinoda, in yakuza circles known as Shinobu Tsukasa, was born January 25, 1942. He is a more aggressive and… Continue

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Yakuza Boss: Hisayuki Machii



By Hollander (poster to the Mobbed Up forum)

Posted on February 22, 2007

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The Korean yakuza are a powerful presence in Japan, despite the fact that Koreans suffer discrimination in Japanese society. Although Japanese-born people of Korean ancestry are a significant segment of the Japanese population, they are still considered resident aliens. But Koreans,… Continue

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Yakuza Boss: Yoshinori Watanabe



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

Updated in 2005

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Yoshinori Watanabe was born in 1941 in the Tochigi prefecture north of Tokyo. Watanabe was born into a big farming family and had a pretty good life. After finishing middle school he moved to Tokyo and worked in restaurants making noodles. After a couple of years he had had enough and moved to Kobe where… Continue

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Yakuza Boss: Kazuo Taoka



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Kazuo Taoka was boss of the most powerful Yakuza Family in Japan: The Yamaguchi Gumi. He was the toughest and most feared Yakuza boss Japan ever had and under his reign the Yamaguchi Gumi grew more powerful than ever before. Kazuo is considered the most succesful Yakuza boss ever. But like most crime bosses Kazuo Taoka also… Continue

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