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British police recover $8 million linked to international organized crime

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

$8 million of laundered criminal money has been recovered by the National Crime Agency after an investigation into a corrupt Liberian business account. On 8 April 2020, the NCA issued a Notice of Forfeiture on the account’s…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 22, 2020 at 4:35am — No Comments

DEA: Director of Guatemalan bank and former Guatemalan presidential candidate laundered drug money

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Will a banker finally be held responsible for his financial crimes that led to a global recession? Nope. But as part of the War on Drugs, Alvaro Estuardo Cobar Bustamante, the director of a national Guatemalan bank, was…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 15, 2019 at 5:17am — No Comments

Five Minutes to Midnight: The Sicilian and New York Mafias, the Catholic Church and a huge finance scandal

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.              

“You never know what enough is unless you know what is more than enough.” - William Blake     

It’s a story with more twists and turns than a novel by Agatha Christie. A list of…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2019 at 5:13am — No Comments

Five Minutes to Midnight – Part 2: The Sicilian and New York Mafias, the Catholic Church and a huge finance scandal

This is part 2 of Five Minutes to Midnight. Read part 1 here.

By Thom L. Jones for…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2019 at 5:12am — No Comments

America’s fascination with the Gangster era: From John Dillinger and Machine Gun Kelly to their pretty molls

By Barbara Casey for Gangsters Inc.

Plans are being made to exhume the body of John Dillinger from his gravesite at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. It isn’t the first time the body of a historical figure has been exhumed. Jesse James, Eva Peron, Abraham Lincoln, Christopher Columbus, and Daniel Boone are only a…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 11, 2019 at 5:59am — No Comments

Elderly Cowboy Gun Bandits went on robbery spree with large-caliber handgun, will spend decades in prison

By David Amoruso

Ask any criminal and they will tell you: robbing stores and banks is a risky endeavor that requires planning, discipline, and balls of steel to pull off successfully. More often than not, this crime will earn you a long prison sentence after your first job. Sometimes, you’ll be successful enough to earn a…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 31, 2019 at 2:43pm — No Comments

How the imprisoned "Doll Woman" spy attracted the attention of the sister to future President John F. Kennedy

By Barbara Casey

So much has been written about World War II and the role that the United States played in it. There is one story, however, that has remained relatively hidden, even though at the time it made international news.

On the afternoon of January 21, 1944, small-boned, petite—no more than 5 feet tall, if…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 17, 2019 at 10:46am — No Comments

Man sentenced to life in prison for murder at 18 years old redeems himself and becomes entrepreneur

By David Amoruso

Growing up as a child, your surroundings matter. The neighborhood and the people in it have a profound impact on your life. Chris Wilson knows this all too well. Sucked into the violence surrounding him, he was sentenced to life in prison for murder at 18. Now, he’s a successful entrepreneur with a…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 16, 2019 at 2:50am — No Comments

The Sicilian banker who left his lucrative job in England to fight the Mafia in his hometown

By David Amoruso

A Sicilian banker had enough of his cushy job and six-figure salary and decided he wanted to do something with more meaning. So he put his life on the line fighting the Mafia as the mayor of a remote village in Sicily.

48-year-old Gaspare Giacalone managed billion-dollar investments as a manager at…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 26, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Click here and see how your money disappears – Criminal #CyberScams of the 21st century

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Cybercrime is on the rise. With more and more people online interacting, sharing, and buying and selling goods it’s inevitable that criminals seek to profit off that business. These fraudsters don’t operate on the Dark Web either, nope, they surf among us on the World Wide Web, ripping us off one…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 19, 2018 at 4:32am — No Comments

New York armed bank robbery crew gunman sentenced to over 10 years in prison

By David Amoruso

Some call it getting your money back from thieves in suits, others call it a crime. Robbing banks isn’t frowned upon, but it’s still illegal. That’s why 21-year-old Pedro Benitez (photo above) was sentenced to over 10 years in prison on Friday for his role in several armed robberies in…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 14, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Japan’s banks can reject loans to Yakuza gangsters

By David Amoruso

Yakuza mobsters looking for money need to find a loan shark with good rates, because Japanese banks will reject many of them when they apply for loans. As of yesterday, the Japanese Bankers Association stated that its branches will be able to screen individual loan seekers using the National Police Agency’s database of…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 5, 2018 at 5:32am — No Comments

Chinese woman laundered £1.8 million in drugs money for Albanian organized crime group in just two weeks

By David Amoruso

The biggest problem with ill-gotten gains is how to turn them into squeaky clean gotten gains. Because criminal money remains vulnerable to being confiscated by authorities, whereas money laundered clean has no way whatsoever of ever being touched by law enforcement as the recent Panama Papers leak has showed.



Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 21, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Profile: Genovese family mobster Salvatore DeMeo

By David Amoruso

Brooklyn mobster Salvatore “Sallie” DeMeo (above, aging through his mugshots) is another great example that when it comes to the Mafia: You don’t retire. In his late seventies, he is still scheming and making millions in the process. But these riches come at a price, one that the government insists he pay.

You could call him a…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 14, 2017 at 6:09am — No Comments

Crime group used corrupt banking insider to launder £16 million

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Five men have admitted being part of a network responsible for laundering at least £16 million pounds stolen by international cyber criminals, following an investigation by the National Crime Agency. Four pleaded guilty in June, while the fifth pleaded guilty yesterday.

Iurie Mereacre, a 37-year-old …


Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 20, 2017 at 11:02am — No Comments

Rabobank taken to court on charges it laundered money for Mexican drug cartels

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Dutch lawyer Göran Sluiter and his Mexican client Fernando Hernandez filed a criminal complaint in a court in the Netherlands this week against Dutch banking giant the Rabobank for its alleged involvement in laundering money for Mexican drug cartels at one of its subsidiaries in the border city of Calexico in the…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 4, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

How Russian oligarchs turned the country of Latvia into their own personal money laundering machine

Grave of KGB lawyer Andris Grutups in Riga, Latvia

By John Christmas

An open secret has been continuing in Latvia ever since the USSR broke up in 1991. The Latvian government is protecting a circle of Kremlin-linked banks catering to non-resident shell-company depositors. Although these…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 3, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Directors of Chinese bank arrested in Spain in money laundering probe

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The Spanish Guardia Civil arrested the top management of the Spanish branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) as part of a probe into the suspected laundering of at least €40 million euros.

This operation, known as Operation Shadow, is part of a wider probe carried out last year…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 18, 2016 at 4:17am — No Comments

How bank robber “Machine Gun” Kelly got his nickname

By Barbara Casey

In the early 1930s banks in the United States were terrorized by a bunch of high profile armed robbers who roamed the mid-west. One of these notorious men was Tennessee, Mississippi-born “Machine Gun” Kelly. Starting out as a bootlegger, he switched careers after a stint in prison and became a fulltime bank robber feared throughout the…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 9, 2015 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Murder Blue: “Two dogs (cops) have to die!”

Part Two

By Thom L. Jones

Robbery is a very high-risk occupation. People who go around committing robberies cannot expect to be greeted with open arms. It's not as if they were in the habit of attending Sunday School.

                                                                                 - Kel Glare.…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 16, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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