Chicago Outfit mobster Anthony “The Ant” Spilotro continues to fascinate the public. Thanks in large part to Martin Scorsese’s epic movie Casino and Joe Pesci’s portrayal of him, but also due to the gangster’s violent way of doing business. For those interested, you can now live in his former home or…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 19, 2019 at 7:12am — No Comments
French police busted an Armenian Mafia group across France, Europol reported today. On Monday, around 200 officers from the Gendarmerie Nationale (French Gendarmerie) and Customs, with on-the-field support by Europol, targeted suspects involved in large-scale criminal activities, including cigarette…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 18, 2019 at 12:20pm — No Comments
Now just a dilapidated façade, once the place was booming. The William Whiteley Warehouse in Glasgow, Scotland, secretly shipped thousands of cases of Scottish whisky to American bootleggers during Prohibition.
Back then, quality booze sold for top dollar in the United States, and bootleggers with…Continue
Some criminals never learn. Like the burglar who broke into the home of a Yakuza boss during the New Year celebrations. The culprit got away with at least 2 million yen, almost $20,000, but will he – or she – live long enough to enjoy it?
The burglary occurred somewhere between late December and…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 5, 2019 at 8:09am — No Comments
Lavish casinos on the beaches of an island in the Caribbean: The American Mafia had it made when it controlled gambling in Havana, Cuba. Mob author Scott Deitche will discuss this history at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas on January 5.
In this Organized Crime Today Videoconference program,…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 3, 2019 at 7:39am — No Comments
Drug lord Griselda Blanco ruled the streets by pure terror, killing hundreds and making millions with Pablo Escobar’s Medellín Cartel. Now her son, Michael Corleone Blanco, aims to turn that notoriety into a career in show business with a new reality show on VH1 called Cartel Crew.
Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 3, 2019 at 3:11am — No Comments
The murdered brother of a Calabrian Mafia turncoat had asked to be released from the government’s witness protection program. 51-year-old Marcello Bruzzese was shot dead on Christmas Day last year, when he arrived at his home in the historical center of Pesaro.
The killing had all the indications…Continue
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Two different cases. Both, violent killings committed by members of the Yakuza, Japan’s Mafia, and both resulted in its murderers being on death row. One gangster was executed on Thursday. The other, a former Yakuza boss, is playing games with the justice system to evade a similar fate.
Keizo Kawamura (right, who…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 29, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 26, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments
British crime boss Robert Dawes is one of Europe’s biggest drug traffickers. His influence reaches beyond the borders of the United Kingdom and into dozens of countries where he has the power to make men rich and end lives with one call.
Born in 1972 in Sutton-in-Ashfield in Nottinghamshire, it was…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 23, 2018 at 5:41am — No Comments
As a vor v zakone, mob boss Razhden Shulaya (above) was an official member of a century-old criminal tradition. As such, he was treated as Russian Mafia royalty. He used that position to run a sprawling organization involved in kidnapping, assault, fraud, extortion, and money laundering throughout the…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 22, 2018 at 5:26am — No Comments
They were rounded up in a bust said to be “a major disruption of La Costra Nostra’s activities on Long Island”. Now, mobsters John “Johnny Boy” Ambrosio, an acting captain in the Gambino family; Frank “Frankie Boy” Salerno, a soldier in the Bonanno family; and Anthony Saladino, an associate of the…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 22, 2018 at 2:00am — No Comments
The Italian Mafia and Catholic church have a strange relationship. Sometimes working together, at other times fierce enemies. However, the news that an anti-Mafia priest’s car was shot at should serve as a reminder that the Mafiosi don’t care who you’re ‘with’ if you stand in their way.
Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 21, 2018 at 10:08am — No Comments
It’s easy to forget that narcotics is just like any other business – albeit a lot more violent. But in essence, the mechanism is the same. 43-year-old Gabino Peralta-Saucedo knew this all too well.
Nicknamed “Pony”, Peralta-Saucedo hails from Michoacán in…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 18, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments
The “Boss of Bosses” of a large-scale drug organization was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison on Friday. 51-year-old Juan Valdez (photo above) ran a business which imported multiple kilograms of heroin and cocaine from Mexico that was distributed to mid-level and street dealers in Rhode…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 17, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Former mobster Ralph DeMasi was found not guilty on Monday of the killing of armored truck guard Edward P. Morlock Sr. in Worcester in May of 1991. 82-year-old DeMasi was a notorious leader of several robbery crews and close friends with infamous crime boss…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 17, 2018 at 11:57am — No Comments
Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) is looking for a man they suspect of involvement in smuggling more than £7 million worth’ of cocaine into the United Kingdom. 47-year-old Lee James Hartness (photo above) drove a lorry from France into Dover, England, on November 21, 2016, containing over 90…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 13, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Some criminal masterminds appear out of nowhere. Ridouan Taghi is that type of gangster. The Moroccan-Dutch drug boss wasn’t known to the public or police until he had already flooded Europe with drugs and littered the streets with bullet-riddled bodies. Now, he is a most wanted fugitive.
Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 12, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Two Norteño gangsters, members of the Boronda Boys street gang, have been charged with murder. 21-year-old Anthony Valdez aka “Hitter,” aka “Tony Boronda,” and 20-year-old Kristopher “K-Dawg” Purcell were hit with a superseding indictment on Tuesday that supplements charges brought on October 11…Continue
Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 11, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments
One last job. It’s cliché but always manages to deliver the goods. Just like the brilliant Clint Eastwood has done for so many decades. Now, he’s back. Directing and starring in The Mule, based on the true story of World War II veteran Leo Sharp, who became a trafficker for the…Continue
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