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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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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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A significant drug distributor for the Jalisco New Generation Cartel was sentenced in Seattle district court on Tuesday to 9 years in prison. 32-year-old Adrian Izazaga-Martinez, of Kent, Washington, “was a high-level drug redistributor for a traffic
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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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A drug dealer for the Texas “Mexikan” Mafia prison gang was sentenced to 10 years behind bars on Tuesday. 29-year-old Joe Daniel Davila worked as a distributor of narcotics at various drug houses located within Corpus Christi and Robstown in Texas.
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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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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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A member of Killer Kracker Pride, a white supremacist gang that is sometimes affiliated with the Ghost Face Gangsters, pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm last week. 32-year-old Joel Nelson Tucker of Moultrie, Georgia, faces a maximum of
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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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Two members of the Mexican Posse gang were sentenced to prison on Thursday for drug trafficking and possession of a firearm. One of them also played a leading role in a nationwide narcotics trafficking organization, which used the U.S. Postal Service
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Who said prison is the end of the road for a criminal? For most it is either the beginning of a long criminal career or simply a change of venue. Case in point 42-year-old Darryl Tawiah, of Southwark London, who was already serving an 18-year sentenc
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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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A member of the New Bedford Chapter of the Massachusetts Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation, Lating Kings for short, was sentenced Wednesday on racketeering charges. 41-year-old Luis “King Primo” Mendez was sentenced to over 8 years behind bars aft
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A Boston drug trafficker was sentenced on Wednesday to 3 years in prison for his role in supplying a Brockton drug crew with cocaine. 61-year-old Luis Mejia Guerrero popped up during the investigation into a violent Brockton drug crew led by Djuna Go
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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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