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Russian Mafia - "Thieves in Law" from Moscow to New York

Organized Crime has existed in Russia (former Soviet Union) for centuries. Under the communist regime corruption was as normal in Russia as snow falling during the winter. One of the big money makers for the Russian criminals was selling Western products on the black market, a market they controlled in the 1970s and 80s.



It was also during this time that there was…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 11, 2020 at 6:46am — No Comments

Porsches and Yeezys – Profile of New York crime boss Aleksey Tsvetkov

By David Amoruso for Gangsters Inc.

Aleksey Tsvetkov (above, left) lived the good life for quite a while. As the leader of a violent,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 21, 2020 at 11:19am — No Comments

Eastern European sailors get 25-year sentences for smuggling $10 million of cocaine aboard “ghost ship”

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Two Eastern European sailors were sentenced to 25 years in prison on Friday for smuggling $10 million worth of cocaine on their boat. 42-year-old Igor Polshyn from Yalta, Ukraine, and 52-year-old Oleskii Tsurkan from…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 14, 2017 at 11:00pm — 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…

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

Russia arrests top officials, charges them with taking bribes from mob boss

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Agents of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) arrested the deputy chief as well as the head of internal security of its Moscow branch yesterday during raids on the offices and homes of several Investigations Committee officials suspected of taking bribes from members of an…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 20, 2016 at 5:18am — No Comments

Russian mob boss orders the internet to ‘fuggedabout’ him

By David Amoruso

Russian crime boss Sergei Mikhailov (photo above) has been whitewashing his dirty past. Known around the globe as one of the world’s most powerful gangsters, he has used a new law to remove information about his criminal past from major internet search engines in Russia, including Google.

Though 58-year-old …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 2, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Fugitive Russian mobster caught in Pattaya, Thailand

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Vladislav Yudichev (photo above) thought he was safe from the long reach of law enforcement when he settled in the coastal city of Pattaya in Thailand, but he underestimated Interpol, the organization that was looking for the gangster for his alleged acts of fraud and corruption.

Last week, the Chonburi Immigration…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 26, 2016 at 8:05am — No Comments

Russian mob boss released on bail in Austria

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Russian mob boss Aslan Gagiev was released on bail by an Austrian court yesterday. A surprising move considering he is wanted in Moscow for his involvement in at least six murders, including the killings of some very high-placed figures.

Gagiev was arrested by police in January 2015 at a Vienna train station. Upon his arrest,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 24, 2016 at 8:37am — No Comments

A New Dawn For the Russian Mafia

By Dr. Gary K. Busch

One of the most interesting aspects of the current Russian problem with sanctions imposed by the West is the rejuvenation of the Russian Mafia and its role in Russian commerce. Just as the rise of the post-Yeltsin Chekists into positions of great power…

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Added by Gary K. Busch on June 29, 2015 at 2:56am — No Comments

FIFA capo Sepp Blatter boozing with Russian mob boss

By David Amoruso

The FBI dealt a huge blow to one of the world’s most corrupt “legitimate” organizations, yesterday, when it charged nine officials of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) with racketeering, wire fraud, and money laundering conspiracies after they enriched themselves through the corruption of soccer and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 28, 2015 at 5:50am — No Comments

Pure Evil - Profile of Russian mob boss Sergei Tsapok

By David Amoruso

Pure evil. There is no other way to describe Russian mob boss Sergei Tsapok. He is a prime example of the totalitarian power Russian gangsters have over their respective territories. For a long time he got away with murder. But then he murdered twelve people, among them four children, and Moscow took notice.

The village of Kushchevskaya is located…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 9, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Russian mob boss arrested in Thailand

By David Amoruso

Russian mob boss Alexander Matusov (52) was arrested in Thailand this week on charges that he led a violent gang that committed over 60 murders in Moscow and St. Petersburg. He had been a fugitive since 2009. His arrest is another sign that life as a fugitive in Thailand isn’t what it used to be.

Matusov was caught in front of a supermarket…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 26, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Polish-American Arms Trafficker is Feeling the Heat

By David Amoruso

When the Soviet Union crumbled there were plenty of men who used the absence of a strong government to enrich themselves. The fall of the Iron Curtain ushered in the rise of the powerful oligarchs and introduced the world to Eastern European gangsters with access to the best and most advanced weaponry money can buy. One of those men…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 7, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

From mobbed up unions to Cold War spying

By Ron Fino

As you all know, I’ve done a lot of work with the FBI in helping them dismantle the Mafia’s control over unions. Having grown up as the son of a mob capo I was privy to many of the illegal dealings that went on and decided to put a stop to it. But that is only part of my story. The other story takes place in Russia, where I investigated the …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 31, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Spain police bust Russian Mafia gang Taganskaya

By David Amoruso

Spanish police, supported by Europol, arrested eight individuals and carried out seven house searches in Mallorca, Spain, yesterday, as part of an investigation into the money laundering activities of the Russian criminal organization Taganskaya.

Further arrests may follow, the Europol press release stated.

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 12, 2013 at 3:44am — No Comments

Investigating the Russian Mafia on its home turf

By Ronald Fino

The following is a report I made around 2003 regarding Russian Mafia activity. The threat from Russian organized crime (ROC) in the United States has been a major concern for some time. Most of us in the know agree that increased organized crime activity is widespread and rapidly growing. Its ability to change methods of operations creates…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 3, 2013 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Georgian Crime Clan of Vors Busted in Europe

By David Amoruso

The leader of a Georgian Mafia Clan and seventeen of his underlings were arrested this week in what Europol has said is part of an ongoing investigation into Russian-speaking crime groups in Europe. Thirteen of the eighteen men were so-called Vor v zakone, or thieves-in-law, made members of the Russian Mafia. These men were part of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 21, 2013 at 6:18pm — No Comments

The Dark Knight of Mother Russia: How The Russian Government Works Together With The Mafia



By David Amoruso



The recent WikiLeaks publication of secret diplomatic cables between U.S. officials and contacts in other nations around the globe has painted a grim picture of the Russian government. The cables feature reports about how the Kremlin and organized crime are closely working together and participate in bribery, extortion, arms and drug trafficking, money laundering, and even contract killings. The publications also…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 3, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Russian Boss: Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2002

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Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov was born in 1949 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Tokhtakhounov's first set back came when at a young age he lost his father and, not long after his fathers death, Tokhtakhounov's mother died as well leaving Tokhtakhounov alone at the age of 13 to take care of his younger brother. Growing up as a kid…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 25, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

An American Businessman In Moscow: The Story Of Paul Tatum



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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The first time the Western world became familiar with the crime entangled Russian business scene was when American businessman Paul Tatum was murdered by unknown assailants, reputedly over a business dispute. The murder sent shockwaves through the business community and had American congressmen screaming for justice. But… Continue

Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 25, 2010 at 11:23am — No Comments

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