A member of the Genovese crime family has been charged with a 1997 murder-for-hire. 61-year-old John Tortora Jr. was arrested Thursday morning in Yonkers by FBI agents and Yonkers PD detectives for his alleged role in the death of Richard Ortiz.
29-year-old Ortiz was stabbed to death in Yonkers on…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 4, 2018 at 3:20am — No Comments
Everyone’s favorite sleazy lawyer is back! Season 4 of Better Call Saul premiers August 6th on AMC. The upcoming season looks set to be action packed, with Jimmy McGill on the verge of becoming Saul Goodman and Mike increasing his ties to drug lord Gus Fring.
After three seasons we have…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 27, 2018 at 12:10pm — No Comments
One of Colombia’s most powerful drug cartels had enough of losing cocaine shipments and placed a $70,000-dollar price on the head of their main nemesis: a police dog. The German shepherd named Sombra, which translates as Shadow, has had so much success in sniffing out the cartel’s product that she has…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 26, 2018 at 9:58am — No Comments
Four members of a group that imported at least £1 million worth of cocaine into the United Kingdom from Jamaica were handed prison sentences on Friday. A fifth member is awaiting sentencing, while a sixth is a fugitive. Under the leadership of 41-year-old Nigel Roberts, the gang organized at least…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 22, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments
A legislator in the National Congress of Honduras and three other men were charged on Tuesday in a DEA-led probe with drug trafficking and weapons crimes. 57-year-old congressman Midence Oqueli Martinez Turcios (above) follows in the footsteps of his colleague Fredy Renan Najera Montoya, who, in…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 20, 2018 at 1:14pm — No Comments
Guys nicknamed “Crazy” tend to end up in bad places. 27-year-old Noe Salvador Perez Vasquez (above) is no exception. As the leader of the Everett Locos Salvatrucha (ELS) clique, he ran one of the largest, most active, and most violent…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 18, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments
An alleged associate of New York’s Bonanno crime family was shot by an unknown hitman in front of his mansion in the…Continue
As a former member of the Gambino crime family and the son-in-law of John Gotti, Carmine “The Bull” Agnello often found himself the target of news reporters. While Agnello’s past media coverage was…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 13, 2018 at 7:03am — No Comments
The summer has arrived and before the boys from Philly pack their stuff to enjoy the shore, crime reporters George Anastasia and Dave Schratwieser discuss a dark cloud hanging over them as well as why mob boss Joey Merlino was meeting with Robert De Niro.
Right off the bat, the two get to business.…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 10, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments
Most law enforcement entities that had an interest in the Midwest Sicilian La Cosa Nostra crime families suspected those criminal organizations exerted influence over Las Vegas casinos, had corrupted Nevada politicians and claimed their territory in Las Vegas.
Mob experts believe that at a meeting of…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 18, 2018 at 10:28am — No Comments
How could Hollywood not make a movie about the drug dealer known as White Boy Rick? Richard Wershe Jr. was barely a teenager when he began trafficking cocaine and only 14 when he became an FBI informant, the youngest in history.
His story now hits the big screen starring Richie Merritt as…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 17, 2018 at 5:51am — No Comments
People tend to focus on one thing while ignoring everything else. Our attention span just isn’t capable of more. Luckily, law enforcement agencies are filled with plenty of agents, each one focused on a different criminal target. That’s how a Pakistani drug kingpin was brought to justice on U.S.…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 16, 2018 at 3:22am — No Comments
An alleged member of the notorious Sinaloa Cartel was extradited from Mexico to the United States on Wednesday. 47-year-old Arturo “Chous” Shows Urquidi is charged with money laundering and organizing massive shipments of cocaine and marijuana into the United States.
His trial is scheduled…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 15, 2018 at 2:34pm — No Comments
Two federal inmates convicted of killing another inmate at a Beaumont Prison in Texas were sentenced to death on Wednesday. Both the two murderers and the victim were members of a white supremacist gang called Soldiers of the Aryan Culture.
34-year-old Ricky Fackrell and 36-year-old…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 14, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments
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The leader and founder of one of Newark’s most violent street gangs was sentenced on Tuesday to 45 years in prison. 33-year-old Farad Roland (photo above) admitted his role in five murders, an armed carjacking, an armed robbery of a drug dealer, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon,…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 13, 2018 at 5:00am — No Comments
They called him “Fresh.” But chances were that after a meeting with him, you were anything but and more likely rotting away in a shallow grave. As a hitman for the Rival Impact street gang, 33-year-old Frank Smith was a cold-blooded killing machine on the streets of New York.
The gang life was all…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 5, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments
You know a mobster is respected when his colleagues refuse to utter his name out loud, preferring to point to their nose to signify they mean the man known on the streets of Chicago as “No Nose.” Chicago Outfit boss John DiFronzo was that kind of gangster. He passed away on Sunday, at age 89.
Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 29, 2018 at 2:11pm — No Comments
It’s hard to become a new person. If you’ve spent years of your life trafficking drugs, committing kidnappings, robberies, and brutal murders all the while surrounded by like-minded men then changing yourself isn’t just hard, it becomes impossible.
Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez (photo above), a man…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 26, 2018 at 5:55am — No Comments
Law enforcement in California dealt a big blow to the Mexican Mafia on Wednesday, charging 83 individuals in two federal racketeering indictments, one of which outlines how members of the group were able to control drug smuggling, narcotics sales and the extortion of prisoners inside the Los…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 24, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments
They don’t call the criminal underworld a jungle for nothing. There are many similarities between the animal kingdom and the world of gangs and the Mafia. There is a food chain, there are specific roles to play, there is a dominant species, and there is a King that rules the land.
But what about…Continue