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A federal jury on Thursday found three members of MS-13 guilty of racketeering, murder, extortion, and drug charges after a 3-week trial. 41-year-old Luis Flores-Reyes, 40-year-old Jairo Jacome, and 27-year-old Brayan Contreras-Avalos face life in pr
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In the world of gangsta rap it helps to have a bit of street credibility. But “keeping it real” tends to be a double edged sword. It attracts both fans and members of law enforcement. One will get you rich, the other will get you locked up. Houston r
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A member of the Springfield Chapter of the Massachusetts Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation, known as the Latin Kings, has been sentenced on September 7 for drug offenses. 36-year-old Jonathan “King Legend” Casiano received a sentence of 10 years i
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A violent enforcer for the Aryan Circle white supremacy prison gang was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison. 39-year-old Jesse Paul “JP” Blankenship had been convicted at trial on November 16, 2021, of racketeering conspiracy, kidnapping in aid o
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Gangsters work in the shadows. Why? Because if they ply their trade in the spotlights then they are bound to end up in prison. Any attention a criminal puts on himself will bring him nothing but trouble. A leader of the Bloods gang found that out whe
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Three founders and 22 members and associates of the Ghostface Gangsters prison gang pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy, drug and gun charges. Founded around 2000 in a Georgia county jail, the Ghostface Gangsters expanded beyond Georgia prison
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The leader of the Eight Tray Gangsta Crips in Baltimore pleaded guilty last Friday to racketeering and drug conspiracy charges. 31-year-old Trayvon “G-Tru” Hall led the Baccwest Eight Tray Gangsta Crips in Baltimore and had traveled to California to
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The American Mafia had its hands in many pies, but it could always fall back on its core rackets. Among them the relatively simple act of extortion. With its name feared far and wide it was easy to frighten business owners into paying up. Though MS-1
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Ten alleged members of MS-13 were hit with racketeering and murder charges last week in Texas. They are alleged to have engaged in a racketeering conspiracy involving murder, extortion, drug trafficking, robbery and obstruction of justice starting in
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The boss and two members of the Rollin’ 30s Crips in the City of Roanoke were sentenced on racketeering and murder charges in federal court on August 15. 31-year-old gang leader Sean “Harlem Denk” Denzel Guerrant pled guilty in November 2021 to racke
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The city of Pattaya in Thailand offers sandy beaches and a clear blue ocean, making it one of the country’s biggest tourist attractions. Its shady nightlife filled with go-go bars, massage parlors, and prostitution, however, attracts a different type
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Gangsters tend to view going to prison as going to college. Behind prison walls they connect with like-minded criminals and learn how the game is played. But why not view being incarcerated as business as usual, some enterprising inmates in Oklahoma
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A member of the Gangster Disciples street gang was sentenced last week in federal court in Boston on drug distribution charges involving fentanyl. 44-year-old Manuel Roderick got five years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of possession w
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The life of an outlaw is one lived on the edge. Fuck the rules, laws, and what people think. Hells Angels president Ralph “Sonny” Barger epitomized this attitude to the fullest. He passed away yesterday. He was 83.
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Five alleged members of the Gangster Disciples in Georgia were charged last week with murder and racketeering related to the gangland killings of three people, as well as drug trafficking and obstruction of justice.
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Two associates of the New Aryan Empire, a white supremacist gang, were sentenced on Tuesday. 46-year-old Carey Mooney got 18 and a half years for her role in a kidnapping and assault on behalf of the gang, while 39-year-old Michael J. Roberts got alm
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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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