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Thieves made off with 13 artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in 1990. At that time, the theft was valued at $200 million. Today, it’s valued at $600 million. Alleged mobster Robert Gentile was said to have known more about the
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The Italian Mafia has quite the track record. Nothing but glory days. But crooks can’t live in the past if they want to make money in the present. Europol, in cooperation with various police agencies, busted a large-scale organized crime group with l
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A high-ranking member of the Los Zetas Cartel was sentenced to life in prison on Monday. Hugo Cesar “El Vecino” Roman-Chavarria (photo above) had pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges on August 23, 2019.
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It is so difficult being part of a secretive brotherhood in the era of social media. Just ask Colombo crime family consigliere Ralph DiMatteo, who was charged in a wide-ranging racketeering indictment this week along with his boss and several other h
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It’s business as usual. Some curse-laden threats, a bit of labor racketeering, and men who are part of a “crime” family. A mob bust by the book. Yesterday, prosecutors charged the boss, underboss, consigliere, and several underlings of the Colombo cr
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When it was first discovered that drug cartels were now using submarines to smuggle their product minds around the world were blown. Nowadays, it’s part of the business and hardly raises an eyebrow. Six men pleaded guilty on Monday to plotting to smu
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New York Mafia boss Carmine Galante was one of the most ruthless mobsters in the world. But he was also a loving husband and doting dad. His daughter Angela talked about her father and what it was like growing up with a man aiming to take over the un
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The underworld is a man’s world. So beware of the woman who climbs to the top of such a vicious environment. A woman like Valeska Pereira Monteiro. Just in her late twenties, she became a leading figure in a Brazilian drug cartel. Her position brough
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A member of the Trinitarios gang was arrested last week, September 2, and charged with the murder of a federal confidential informant. 43-year-old William “Principe” Jones allegedly was joined by other gang members as they drove their victim from the
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Raffaele Mauriello is the perfect example of a mobster who worked his way up the chain of command by getting his hands dirty. Well, maybe dirty isn’t the word. Bloody is more apt. Either way, he went from being surrounded by drug fiends to living it
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An organized criminal network composed mainly of Albanian-speaking criminals, suspected of illegally trafficking drugs, was busted on July 13, Europol reported today. 107 persons were arrested in an operation, which involved law enforcement authoriti
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Drugs get you high – or low – but, most importantly, they make organized crime a lot of money. Despite the cost for society and families the world over, narcotics continue to be in high demand. From partygoers and students to soccer moms and Wall Str
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By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.

"Many modern Sicilians prefer to live as parasites because the fast lane of crime has considerable attraction as a way of life." - Giovanni Falcone (1)

Tommaso Buscetta said there was no such thing as The Mafia. “I

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The “oyabun” or leader of the Kudokai Yakuza clan was sentenced to death on Tuesday after his underlings murdered one civilian and wounded three others. 74-year-old Satoru Nomura plans to appeal the ruling since there is no direct evidence that he or
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Mafia epics mesmerize the viewing public. With that in mind, new television series BMF looks to catch our eyes. Executive-produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, the Starz series follows the early beginnings of the notorious Flenory brothers as they wr
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Outlaw bikers take their role seriously. Their patches are sacred. So when they see other motorcycle riders wearing a patch they feel he shouldn’t, they confront him. They usually get away with it. But this time the guy they confronted was an off-dut
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The life of a notorious drug lord isn’t all Netflix’ Narcos makes it out to be. Look no further than Eduardo Arellano Felix, one of the notorious Arellano Félix brothers, who ran the Tijuana Cartel that has since lost out to Sinaloa and Jalisco. He h
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