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A federal jury in Brooklyn convicted Quandel “Chucky” Smothers Wednesday on both counts of an indictment charging him with racketeering conspiracy and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime in connection with his leadership o
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The boss of a violent, prolific drug trafficking ring was sentenced on January 31 in a Seattle court to 15 years in prison. 36-year-old Cesar Valdez-Sanudo pleaded guilty in June 2022 to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, conspiracy to c
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A high-level drug cartel boss from Guatemala was sentenced on January 27 to over 17 years in federal prison. 51-year-old William “Humilde” Estuardo Lemus-Lara was identified as the leader of a transcontinental criminal organization that moved multi-t
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One of the world’s biggest drug lords, Dairo “Otoniel” Antonio Úsuga David, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to leading the Colombian paramilitary and multibillion dollar criminal organization known as the Clan del Golfo.
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Philadelphia Mafia family boss Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino has friends in high places… Well, he posed for a picture with someone who moves in high places. None other than former President of the United States Donald Trump stood next to Merlino as bo
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Sicilian Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro seemed like a ghost. For three decades he was among the world’s most wanted fugitives. Authorities only heard whispers. Even after arresting everyone close to him, he remained elusive. Until today. When polic
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FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Jose Rodolfo “El Gato” Villarreal-Hernandez was arrested Saturday, January 7, 2023, by Mexican authorities. In 2018, he was charged with stalking and orchestrating the murder-for-hire of a 43-year-old male victim on May 2
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No one is above the law. But some gangsters become so powerful that they begin to think they are. Mexico’s narco elite can’t be faulted for thinking that they are untouchable. They get away with mass murder regularly. Bribes and threats are enough to
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Eritrean national Kidane Zekarias Habtemariam is one of the world’s most notorious and cruelest human traffickers, according to Dutch authorities and Europol, which have placed him on their most wanted criminals lists.
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If you were told Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger, a man responsible for countless murders and a known snitch, was placed in a prison’s general population, what would you say? Probably that he was a dead man walking, right? It is this aspect of
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It took a while, 12 years to be precise, but the man they call the “Merchant of Death” walked out of a U.S. prison a free man despite having been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison. Notorious arms trafficker Victor Bout is currently back in Mosc
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A high-ranking leader and member of the Aryan Circle were sentenced this week for crimes they committed as part of their roles in the white supremacy prison gang. 40-year-old William “Big Head” Glenn Chunn, of Conroe, Texas, was sentenced on December
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In a move that will shock the global underworld, Italian Mafia boss Raffaele Imperiale has decided to become a witness for the government and testify about his crimes. Imperiale is seen as one of the biggest drug traffickers in the world and has clos
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Iraqi national Barzan Kamal Majeed, nicknamed “Scorpion” after his WhatsApp avatar, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in October for people smuggling offences at a court in Bruges, Belgium. He himself wasn’t present as he was still on the run.
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Colombian drug lord Daniel “Don Mario” Rendon Herrera was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Monday for his role in leading the Clan del Golfo Cartel, a paramilitary, multibillion dollar organization. He was also ordered to pay over $45 million in fo
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Ion Balint is known as one of Romania’s most infamous crime bosses. Authorities claim his Camatarilor Clan controlled a large part of the criminal underworld in the nation’s capital Bucharest. Looking at his long career, it is clear Balint is not one
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