By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.
Being in the mob isn't all beer and skittles.
Created in 1970, the Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act, by 1985, had been used almost one thousand times, to bring criminal and civil cases. RICO…Continue
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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…Continue
Colombo crime family boss Carmine Persico has passed away. He was 85. The New York Mafia boss was known for his tenacity and ruthlessness. Despite being locked up for life, he maintained an iron grip on his mob family from behind bars. He was a pure survivor. Right up until the moment he sighed his last…Continue
Norteño gangster Anthony Lek was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison for his role in a racketeering conspiracy and for using guns to commit crimes. 31-year-old Lek had already pleaded guilty on January 4, 2018.
According to the plea agreement, Lek was an active member of the “Santa…Continue
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Twin, Suge, Pipe, and Pistol Pete. The names still haunt the Soundview projects in the Bronx, New York. Their drugs kept the hood from starving, but their violence caused nothing but pain and horror. Their gang Sex Money Murder ruled supreme and has become part of gangland history. “If they hadn’t been…Continue
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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…Continue
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It was to be a simple robbery. When three members of the United Blood Nation robbed The Mattress Warehouse in Charlotte, North Carolina, on May 25, 2014, it was just another day at the office. But things escalated quickly once law enforcement picked up a scent.
The trail led them to Jamell…Continue
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Three members of MS-13 were convicted of racketeering conspiracy and murder on Monday in Boston Federal Court. All three are Salvadoran nationals and will face deportation after completing their prison sentence. Interestingly, it was these kind of deportations that helped found…Continue
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Twenty-three members and associates of the Ghostface Gangsters prison gang have been hit with a 21-count racketeering indictment charging them with crimes ranging from wire fraud to murder. The gang originated in the Cobb County, Georgia jail in 2000, and has since spread through…Continue
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Massachusetts is serious about getting rid of its MS-13 presence. A federal jury convicted one of its leaders of racketeering conspiracy, following a two-week trial in Boston on Tuesday. 22-year-old Rafael Leoner Aguirre, who…Continue
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One of the leaders of the Hazard street gang – a Mexican Mafia-controlled criminal enterprise that has been responsible for criminal activity in and around the Ramona Gardens housing complex in Boyle Heights for decades – was sentenced on today to 15 years in prison for his conviction on federal racketeering and…Continue
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A member of MS-13’s Enfermos Criminales Salvatrucha clique in Chelsea, Massachusetts, was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for RICO conspiracy involving the assault of two rival gang members. 23-year-old Kevin “Gallito” Ayala, a Salvadoran national residing in Chelsea, got 42 months in prison and will…Continue
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A member of MS-13’s Enfermos Criminales Salvatrucha clique in Chelsea was sentenced in federal court in Boston today for RICO conspiracy involving the attempted murder of a rival gang member. 21-year-old Angel “Bravo” Pineda, a Honduran national who resided in Revere, received 93 months in prison and will be…Continue
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Several leaders and members of the Texas Mexican Mafia (TMM) have been ordered to significant terms in prison during hearings on Monday and Tuesday for their roles in a Racketeer Influence Corrupt Organization (RICO) conspiracy. All of them were charged in a conspiracy involving criminal activities such as…Continue
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31 members and associates of a Santa Fe Springs-based street gang were arrested Tuesday on charges related to a wide-ranging criminal enterprise controlled by a member of the Mexican Mafia that allegedly is responsible for the murder of a rival gangster and the attempted murder of a Whittier Police…Continue
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Benghazi? Top secret emails? Fuggedaboutit! Hillary Clinton’s latest ‘scandal’ involves a private meeting with the son of an imprisoned Sicilian-American Mafioso who asked her to change the RICO laws in the United States. The son in question is Giovanni Gambino, whose father Francesco had been sentenced to 30…Continue
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The alleged long-time leader of the Grape Street Crips has been charged with four murders, three attempted murders, and numerous other crimes as part of a racketeering conspiracy.
39-year-old Corey Hamlet (photo above), a/k/a “C-Blaze,” a/k/a “Blaze,” a/k/a “Blizzie,” a/k/a “Castor Troy,” of Belleville,…Continue
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The Boston branch of La Mara Salvatrucha, better known as MS-13, took a big hit last Friday morning when 56 alleged leaders, members, and associates of the criminal organization were indicted on federal racketeering conspiracy charges, including charges related to murder and drug trafficking.
Over 400 federal,…Continue
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Louis L. DiNunzio, an alleged member of the New England Family of La Cosa Nostra was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Boston this week for conspiring to traffic over 40 kilograms of marijuana. The 29-year-old mobster was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to forfeit $10,000.
In September 2015, DiNunzio, of Medford,…Continue
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Gambling has always been the American Mafia’s “bread and butter.” After controlling illicit gambling across the United States, the mob upped the ante by turning Las Vegas into Sin City, a gambler’s paradise. But in true gambling spirit: It was never enough. In the decades that followed the mob expanded abroad and set up casinos across…Continue
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