The Purple Gang’s notoriety continues to hit home decades after they vanished. Though the group operated in Detroit during the years of Prohibition, its violent and deadly modus operandi made such an impression that the Mob Museum in Las Vegas will hold an interesting event about…Continue
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By Gary Jenkins for Gangsters Inc.
“They were motion detectors, but we weren’t too concerned about that, I could have shut off the alarm, but there was too much traffic in front of the building, so I just figured we’d just go through the…Continue
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Is John Wick indestructible? Movie audiences are about to find out in the third installment of the blockbuster movie franchise starring Keanu Reeves as the skilled assassin placed on a universal hit list by the Italian and Russian Mafias, the Chinese Triads, and the Japanese Yakuza. But…Continue
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Three alleged members of La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) were indicted in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Wednesday for their involvement in connection with a vicious killing. 25-year-old Jose Luis Reynaldo…Continue
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Time to schedule your latest visit to the Mob Museum in Las Vegas! On March 1, author Randall Cannon will delve into the American Mafia’s influence on professional motorsports in Sin City.
Professional motorsports arrived in…Continue
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“I’ve known Tony since I was about 12 years old, we grew up together. At the end of 78, he called and asked me to come out to Vegas and, you know, watch his back, be his underboss, more or less, that’s the term they use. So that’s what I was noted for, the Underboss and the leader of the Hole in the Wall…Continue
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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
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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
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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
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Hollywood loves gangsters. Not because film makers condone their crimes, but because their stories make them lots of money. It’s difficult to name any other genre that has so many titles based on a true story. Yet, despite this label, the true story often gets twisted to fit the silver screen. That is why Gangsters Inc. shares its knowledge of the…Continue
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By the 1970s, Cleveland’s once-powerful underworld was merely a shadow of itself. Just 20 years earlier, the city’s Mafia was a thriving enterprise, with up to 60 made (formally inducted) men involved in loansharking, gambling and union rackets.
The dwindling of the…Continue
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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…Continue
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Most law enforcement entities that had an interest in the Midwest Sicilian La Cosa Nostra crime families suspected those criminal organizations exerted influence over Las Vegas casinos, had corrupted Nevada politicians and claimed their territory in Las Vegas.
Mob experts believe that at a meeting of…Continue
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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,…Continue
“I remember one night in Circus Circus, we had an obligation to meet, course I was young and had some balls, I guess,” Carl Thomas says. “There was two guys from the state outside, Bybee was one of them, and I was in there on my fuckin' back, snatching that money, and they weren't as far from me as that…Continue
Politics is a dirty game. Always has been, always will be. But most of the dirt is kept hidden from view. Skeletons stay in the closet. Sometimes, however, the dirt comes out because it is so mind-blowing, it cannot be kept secret. Like the time the United States government recruited the American Mafia to kill Cuban…Continue
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Former Mafia hitman Frank Cullotta has written a new book and will be out and about doing some heavy promoting. Known as a member of infamous Chicago mobster Anthony Spilotro’s …Continue
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The price of getting high is not just steep, it’s a bloody massacre. One that The Mob Museum in Las Vegas is currently displaying in a temporary photo exhibit which shows the drug cartel violence in Mexico as well as the efforts by brave security forces and citizens to fight back.
“This exhibit is a…Continue
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It’s been a while, but Bernie Sindler vividly remembers the day he met infamous mob boss Meyer Lansky. It was a chance encounter that changed his life. Though never a…Continue
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Razhden Shulaya’s influence reached far. As a bona fide “Vor” – the Russian Mafia’s equivalent of a made guy – he was feared and revered by his underlings and had powerful connections in the Eastern European underworld. But…Continue
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