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Son of famed mob attorney says Trump may face RICO, which destroyed the Mafia

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

James M. LaRossa Jr., son of the celebrated New York trial lawyer Jimmy LaRossa, says that President Trump, after leaving office, may be forced to face the same government prosecution designed to bring down the American Mafia.

The junior LaRossa is the author of the new book Last of…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on September 11, 2019 at 8:40am — 1 Comment

Former hitmen implicate ex-Gambia dictator in crimes and murders straight out of Narcos

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

There are levels to organized crime. Start at the bottom and you will find the street dealer. Follow the money handed to him by drug fiends and you can end up in some very high places. Some countries are more akin to a Mafia family than a genuine governed nation state. When that occurs, the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 26, 2019 at 3:46pm — 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…

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

The Real Narcos: Profile of Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, Mexico’s “El Padrino” of drug lords

By David Amoruso

Men with vision always make it into the history books. No matter which world they inhabit, if they start a groundbreaking movement, they will be remembered. So it is with Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (photo above), the founder of Mexico’s cartel underworld.

Gallardo’s rise follows a path of humble…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 17, 2018 at 8:50am — No Comments

Spanish court rules that investments of Tambovskaya-Malyshevskaya Russian Mafia clan did not stem from crime

By David Amoruso

A court in Spain acquitted seventeen Russian nationals last week of money laundering and fraud charges tied to the Tambovskaya-Malyshevskaya organization, a well-known Russian Mafia group operating out of St. Petersburg. Nine other defendants, including mob bosses Gennady Petrov (photo above, left),…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 21, 2018 at 4:00am — 3 Comments

Arrest of Honduran congressman latest example of extreme corruption caused by drug cartels and MS-13

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on July 20, 2018 at 1:14pm — No Comments

“Popeye,” once one of Pablo Escobar’s most prolific hitmen, arrested in Colombia on extortion charges

By David Amoruso

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…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 26, 2018 at 5:55am — No Comments

The Irishman: Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa’s friend and the man who put two bullets in the back of his skull

By David Amoruso

At 6’4” Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran literally was a towering figure. But to those who knew him in the American underworld, he was even taller. A fearsome force who had honed his deadly skills as a combat-hardened rifleman during the Second World War fighting the Nazis. Back home, he became a Mafia hitman,…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 29, 2018 at 9:28am — 1 Comment

Pax Mafiosa: Guilty verdicts as prosecutors prove secret pact between Sicilian Mafia and Italian government

By David Amoruso

A secret pact between the Sicilian Mafia and the Italian State has resulted in the conviction of eight men, including Mafia bosses and police and government officials, among them a close political associate of Silvio Berlusconi. The pact was made in the 1990s to bring a halt to Cosa Nostra’s bloody war…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 21, 2018 at 7:13am — No Comments

‘Ndrangheta leader Giuseppe Pelle ran regional politics on behalf of Calabrian Mafia

By David Amoruso

He had disappeared in 2016. Like so many of his colleagues, Calabrian Mafia boss Giuseppe “Peppe” Pelle chose to live the life of a fugitive rather than spend it behind bars. From his hideaway in the Calabrian mountains he oversaw a large network which controlled regional politics.

The mountainous…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on April 6, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

“We’ve been ruling here for 40 years!” – 2 mayors arrested, €50M worth of assets seized in ‘Ndrangheta bust

By David Amoruso

The power of the ‘Ndrangheta, Calabria’s Mafia, seems to have no limits. Authorities in Italy have arrested around 170 people, including two mayors, in Italy and Germany in a largescale operation aimed at the Farao-Marincola ‘Ndrangheta clan. Assets worth over €50 million euros were also seized. “We have…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 9, 2018 at 11:32am — No Comments

Mr. Undercover details life of Ron Fino, son of Mafia capo who became an international undercover operative

By David Amoruso

Ronald Fino’s life sounds like a mix of The Godfather and James Bond. As the son of a Mafia capo, Fino ultimately decided the mob was not for him. Instead, he became an undercover operative for the FBI and CIA, traveling the world and cleaning up crime and corruption wherever he went.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 12, 2017 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Former Mexican official and his wife charged in money laundering scheme

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Prosecutors unsealed the indictment of the former Tabasco, Mexico, Secretary of Finance following the arrest of his wife in the Houston area. 49-year-old Jose Manuel Saiz-Pineda served as the Secretary of Finance of the Mexican State of Tabasco from 2007 to 2012 under former Governor Andres Granier Melo.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 28, 2017 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Sacra Corona Unita Mafia clan busted for vote-buying

By David Amoruso

Italian police arrested 22 individuals today in connection to their involvement in buying votes in the 2015 regional elections in Italy’s Puglia region. At the center of the scheme, prosecutors say, is the city of Bari’s Di Cosola clan, a crime group that is part of the…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 13, 2016 at 8:59am — No Comments

Town mayor busted in garbage probe involving Calabrian Mafia

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

The mayor of Bova Marina, a village in Reggio Calabria, was arrested today in a police operation against the Calabrian Mafia’s involvement in the area’s garbage hauling industry, Italian news agency ANSA reported. Mayor…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 7, 2016 at 8:44am — No Comments

The deadly criminal conspiracy behind the Rio 2016 Olympics

By David Amoruso

Poverty, crime, violence, corruption, and environmental pollution dangerous to public health. Yeah, it’s pretty clear why the International Olympic Committee (IOC) chose to host the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Just in case it wasn’t, Gangsters Inc. decided to shine a light on all the dead bodies and bloody millions dumped…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on August 4, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Russian Mafia money laundering ring busted in Spain

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Spanish police dismantled a money laundering ring today that was run by two well-known Russian Mafia groups, who in turn have strong links to the party of Russian president Vladimir Putin. Authorities estimate that the ring…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 28, 2016 at 1:33pm — 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

Spotlight on Tampa Mafia with tour and magazine

By David Amoruso

When it comes to the mob in America everybody knows about the five families in New York or Al Capone in Chicago. But what about a smaller city? Like Tampa, Florida. A city that has a long and colorful history of violence filled with gangsters from Italy, Spain, Cuba, and the U.S. itself. A brand-new magazine and tour shine a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on January 15, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Honest businessman or Australian ‘Ndrangheta boss?

By David Amoruso

Antonio Madafferi, an honest and successful businessman or senior leader of the ‘Ndrangheta crime clan in Melbourne, Australia? It depends on who you ask, but police are quite certain that Madafferi runs one of the country’s most powerful criminal organizations, one that moves record-breaking amounts of drugs and has connections…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 16, 2014 at 8:13am — 4 Comments

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