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Killing Frank: How the Los Angeles Mob Removed a Problem

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

Carl Sifakis in The Mafia Encyclopedia writes this about Frank Bompensiero:

“In the treacherous world of Mafia hit men, few characters proved shiftier than Frank ‘Bomp’ Bompensiero.... For decades regarded as one of…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 21, 2021 at 6:36am — No Comments

Coast-to-Coast “Pure Armenian Blood” gang under patronage of US-based “Vor v Zakone” busted by Feds

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Eight members and associates of the “Pure Armenian Blood” gang were indicted on Tuesday and charged with a variety of racketeering and fraud offenses. Prosecutors allege the group operated from Los Angeles to New York with…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 10, 2020 at 3:02am — No Comments

Johnny Stompanato: A Gangster’s Life

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

“For the gangster there is only the city, he must inhibit it in order to personify it….not the real city but that dangerous sad city of the imagination which is so much more important, which is the modern world. And the…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 21, 2020 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Shoot-Out on Troutman Street: The Mafia at War

By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

In January 1966, a civil war broke out. Not between different people in a country, but within a family. A family of…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 29, 2020 at 9:21am — No Comments

Only the Dead know Brooklyn

By Thom. L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

Being in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong kind of friend was the worst thing that ever happened to Frank Santora Junior.

As he walked along a street in…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 14, 2019 at 7:42am — No Comments

Sinaloa Cartel distributor who supplied Crips, Gangster Disciples, Vice Lords for two decades gets 15-year term

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A Sinaloa drug cartel distributor was sentenced to 15 years in prison for drugs and gun crimes on December 6. 51-year-old…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 10, 2019 at 7:00pm — No Comments

California Crip went from selling drugs to funding his own career as an author

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Stanley James II isn’t silent about his membership in the Crips. It’s something that defined him as a person…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 8, 2019 at 3:44pm — No Comments

A Tale of Espionage, the CIA, the Mafia, double agents, Cuban exiles, and President Kennedy: Plot to kill Fidel Castro

By Clarence Walker Jr. for Gangsters Inc.

As night began to fall on the Florida's Keys, Mafia gangster Johnny Roselli (photo above) and his crew mates prepared for a midnight run to Cuba. Looking out from Port Mary, the encroaching darkness was a…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 3, 2019 at 6:44am — No Comments

Aryan Brotherhood gangsters directed violent crimes and murder from inside California's most secure prisons

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Sixteen members and associates of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang were charged with racketeering and murder on Thursday after a long-running investigation into drug trafficking and violence inside and outside of California’s most secure prisons.

Nine defendants have been arrested on…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 9, 2019 at 6:59am — 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

Operation Goodfellas busts $19 million drug trafficking conspiracy from Mexico to Virginia

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The drug game is played with lots of players and without borders. Something police discovered once more during Operation Goodfellas when they took down several members of an international narcotics pipeline stretching from Mexico to Virginia.

Nearly 150 law enforcement officers from the…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 17, 2018 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Crooked 3: Former L.A. County Deputy Sheriff pleads guilty to planning to escort interstate drug shipments

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A former Los Angeles County deputy sheriff pleaded guilty on Monday to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana as part of an interstate drug trafficking scheme in which the deputy agreed to use his position as a law enforcement officer to ensure the successful transport of…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 15, 2018 at 3:36am — No Comments

“We were elite and acted like it.” - Former Hells Angels boss George Christie sits down with Gangsters Inc.

By David Amoruso

George Christie was a leader in the Hells Angels, the world’s most notorious outlaw motorcycle club. After seeing how the biker world changed and grew more violent, he decided to get out and start a new life and career in the spotlight. “When you run out of people to fight, you turn on each other,” he…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 13, 2018 at 1:43pm — No Comments

L.A. Strike Force targets drug organizations that allegedly smuggled Sinaloa Cartel narcotics into U.S.

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Capping a three-year investigation by the Los Angeles Strike Force, authorities on Wednesday morning arrested 20 defendants named in a series of indictments that allege the smuggling of large quantities of narcotics from Mexico on behalf of the Sinaloa Cartel.        

The investigation –…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 9, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Former Hells Angels boss tells his story on stage in ‘Outlaw’

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Former Hells Angels leader George Christie (photo above) is touring the country with his critically acclaimed one-man show, Outlaw. After packed performances in Ventura, Santa Barbara and Palm Desert, California, as well as Las Vegas and St. Louis, he is coming to Los Angeles for an August 2…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 29, 2018 at 6:18am — No Comments

Indictments show Mexican Mafia’s control within Los Angeles County Jail and on streets of Pomona

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

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…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 24, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

MS-13 gangster admits trafficking drugs to New Jersey from inside a California prison

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

A Los Angeles MS-13 gangster admitted to trafficking methamphetamine,…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 19, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

“I’m not crazy” - Profile of Camorra boss Michele “The Madman” Zaza

By David Amoruso

“I’m not crazy. Some of my relatives have been in a lunatic asylum, but I haven’t.” – Camorra boss Michele Zaza

Gangsters like Michele Zaza don’t come around often. Nicknamed “‘O Pazzo” or “The Madman,” he was known as much for talking candidly with the media as for his cunning and…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 2, 2018 at 7:00am — 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,…


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

Drug kingpin “Freeway” Rick Ross: Moving tons of cocaine with a nod of approval from the Reagan White House

By David Amoruso

California drug kingpin “Freeway” Rick Ross shows that you can play the game and survive. His story shows the hypocrisy of the government’s war on drugs, while also shining a light on the struggles of growing up in the ghetto. Above all, it’s about learning from mistakes and bettering yourself. “I used to…


Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 4, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

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