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Mobsters and payphones formed a decades long lucrative partnership. Conducting business on one of those things was part of their modus operandi. It was a way of avoiding wiretaps, while still getting to talk to associates far and wide. Unfortunately,
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The Mexican Mafia reigns through sheer terror. From behind bars they spread their influence far and wide to the outside world. All criminals knew that “La Eme” would come for them – either on the streets or in prison. If gangsters had that realizatio
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Imagine being locked up since the early 1990s. As 2022 rolls around you are nearing the end of your sentence and stay at a halfway house. Just one more year to go. Would you do the year or would you make a run for it and become a wanted man? Rocheste
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Imagine that you had a job for years that was appreciated by the general public, but criminalized by the government. You spent some time behind bars because of it. Friends of yours did too. Then the government did a 180 degree turnaround and took you
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It’s no secret that the underworld and Hollywood have a longtime love affair. Filmmakers love gangsters and gangsters love movies about their exploits. Some even try to become an actor. But it is not every day that you see an actor get involved in th
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Five members and associates, including a Hells Angel biker, of a violent white supremacist gang called the 1488s were convicted on Monday in Alaska on various racketeering and murder charges. The 1488s are a prison gang operating inside and outside o
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He had not reached thirty when he died, and although he crammed a lot into his brief life, it was all the wrong stuff. In a playhouse of madness where all the players outdid themselves in their levels of depravity, he had a starring role that lasted
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Six Genovese crime family mobsters were charged with racketeering conspiracy involving illegal gambling and extortion on Tuesday. Among them are alleged captains Nicholas Calisi and Ralph Balsamo (photo above) and alleged soldiers Michael Messina and
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Former Genovese Mafia family associate David Cecchetelli (photo above on the left, next to John Gotti Jr.) was sentenced to time served on Thursday. The 54-year-old was caught up in a 2019 bust targeting the Latin Kings gang led by his nephew Michael
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The gang life is for the young and up-and-coming. You make a name for yourself in this ultra-violent environment and usually end up in a coffin at an early age. But not Paul Gary Wallace. At 56, he has seen it all and then some as he leads the South
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Anthony “Tony Pep” Trentacosta had a quiet, but very successful career in La Cosa Nostra. He rose to a leadership position within the Gambino crime family and made a ton of money in the process. Moving from New York to Atlanta to Florida, he always t
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One very specific Irish crime group hit the big time yesterday. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control placed serious sanctions on the so-called Kinahan Cartel from Dublin, Ireland, and its top bosses. The Irish gang i
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An alleged Yakuza boss was arrested by U.S. authorities on Monday after he was caught up in a sting operation by the DEA. 57-year-old Takeshi Ebisawa plotted to ship heroin and meth into New York and wanted to acquire surface-to-air missiles for asso
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Philadelphia Mafia family associate Victor DeLuca will spend his golden years in the slammer. 57-year-old “Big Vic” was sentenced this week to a decade behind bars for racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.
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A deadly Mafia hitman for the Rochester crime family escaped from federal custody in Florida on Monday. 64-year-old Dominic Taddeo was recently moved to a residential halfway house after doing time in a medium-security prison. He admitted killing thr
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Irish mob boss Thomas “Bomber” Kavanagh was sentenced to 21 years in prison on Monday. He had pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy and money laundering charges. Authorities claim Kavanagh was a high-ranking leader within Dublin’s Kinahan Clan and was ta
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Raffaele Imperiale’s criminal empire has officially crumbled. The international Camorra boss sat atop the European drug underworld, forming a close partnership with organizations in Ireland and the Netherlands and deemed himself safe in the desert ci
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