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The boss and two members of the Brooklyn-based Real Ryte gang pleaded guilty to racketeering charges stemming from Real Ryte’s gang war with the Breadgang crew of the 5-9 Brims, a subset of the Bloods, including a shooting in which Real Ryte members
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“Loose lips sink ships.” It’s a line that can be found in many a Mafia social club as a reminder not to talk about, alleged, crimes. Why? Because that sort of talk gets you locked up. Something Crips gang boss Duane “Keffe D” Davis found out when he
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Bullets over Broadway

Everyone called him Tommy Brown, but that was not really his name. It was a nickname, a mob monicker, but it really got confused. His name in Italian is Gaetano Lucchese, and the closest we get to that is Guy Lucchese, as the name is pronounced “Guy
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Two Kansas City, Mo., men who led 246, a violent street gang, were sentenced in federal court on Monday for their roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy that included illegal firearms and a drive-by shooting outside a daycare center where children we
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The story of a successful narco kingpin always has the same arc. There is the rise and the inevitable fall. The fall comes in the form of death or prison. No amount of power, money, bloodshed or a combination of all three can stop that. Not even when
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The leader of One Family Clique (OFC), a Lowell-based gang, pleaded guilty Thursday, September 7, to conspiring with fellow OFC gang members to traffic wholesale quantities of cocaine, and to launder millions of dollars in drug proceeds through casin
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Trevor Scott Sparks, a Kansas City, Missouri, federal defendant who escaped after trial and was recaptured, was sentenced in federal district court on Tuesday for his role in leading a $4.1 million heavily armed drug-trafficking conspiracy, and direc
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A kingpin at the center of a narcotics trafficking plot on behalf of notorious gangs MS-13 and the Mexican Mafia received over 17 years in prison this week. 52-year-old Nelson "Mula" Alexander Flores was sentenced for trafficking large quantities of
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51-year-old Dairo “Otoniel” Antonio Úsuga David, Colombia’s most powerful drug lord, was sentenced on Tuesday to 45 years in prison for engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise as a leader of the multibillion-dollar paramilitary and narcotics tra
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The world of narcos is one where truth is stranger than fiction. Just look at fugitive cartel boss Sebastián Marset. While on the run from serious drug and murder charges, he fled to Bolivia. Last week, he barely managed to escape arrest. Rather than
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Truman Capote, the late, famous American novelist and playwright, once said, “Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.” A more than perfect observation of what took place in New York and various outlier areas of north-eastern Am
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Several months into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it soon became clear to those in the Kremlin that their so-called “brother nation” was not going to sit still for target practice. What’s more, they were running out of professional soldiers. Russia h
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One of the highest-ranking bosses of the Latin Kings was sentenced to 27 years in prison last week. 46-year-old Diego “Casa” Mateo founded and led the Black Mob set of the Latin Kings and their distribution of narcotics, including heroin, fentanyl, a
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A Boston man responsible for leading a large drug trafficking organization was sentenced Thursday for drug conspiracy and gun charges. 50-year-old Mujab Mubarak, who goes by the nicknames “Big Homie,” “Easy,” and “E,” was received a 10 year prison te
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