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The national president of the Pagans outlaw motorcycle club was sentenced to almost 3 years in prison on Thursday. 62-year-old Keith Richter, who goes by the nickname “Conan,” had earlier pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm.
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A former soldier in Florida’s Trafficante Mafia family was charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud and paying kickbacks in connection with a federal health care program. Prosecutors allege 70-year-old John Mamone stole around $3.8 million
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A ranking member of the Texas “Mexikan” Mafia with a lengthy criminal history was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison after being convicted of firearms and drug trafficking offenses. 36-year-old Robert “Lil’ Rob” Loya had continued his drug traf
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A member of a violent Chicago street gang has been sentenced to decades in federal prison for his role in a major drug trafficking conspiracy that funneled large amounts of methamphetamine and other drugs into Georgia.
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Gambino crime family consigliere Frank Locascio remained a loyal Mafioso until the end. That loyalty earned him a life sentence and praise from the man who ratted him out and helped put him there. Cosa Nostra is funny like that.
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Irish mob boss Gerry Hutch is back in his home city of Dublin, Ireland, after his extradition from Spain on Wednesday. The 58-year-old longtime underworld figure appeared in court where he was charged with the murder of rival gangster David Byrne.
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A Norteño gang member was sentenced Tuesday to 8 years in prison for racketeering conspiracy. 30-year-old Michael “Lil Rhino” Cazares participated in a conspiracy to commit violent attacks on other inmates in the Monterey County Jail.
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A Balkan drug cartel was busted by police agencies throughout Europe in the past few months, Europol reported on Monday. 61 suspects in 8 countries were accused of being part of a Balkan cartel that flooded Europe with cocaine. Among those arrested a
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Cocaine is more popular than ever before, no matter the harm and violence. In Europe organized crime groups, in particular the ‘Ndrangheta, jumped into the lucrative market. New rivals emerged, but crime expert Anna Sergi expects the Calabrian Mafia
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Thieves made off with 13 artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in 1990. At that time, the theft was valued at $200 million. Today, it’s valued at $600 million. Alleged mobster Robert Gentile was said to have known more about the
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The Italian Mafia has quite the track record. Nothing but glory days. But crooks can’t live in the past if they want to make money in the present. Europol, in cooperation with various police agencies, busted a large-scale organized crime group with l
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A high-ranking member of the Los Zetas Cartel was sentenced to life in prison on Monday. Hugo Cesar “El Vecino” Roman-Chavarria (photo above) had pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges on August 23, 2019.
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It is so difficult being part of a secretive brotherhood in the era of social media. Just ask Colombo crime family consigliere Ralph DiMatteo, who was charged in a wide-ranging racketeering indictment this week along with his boss and several other h
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It’s business as usual. Some curse-laden threats, a bit of labor racketeering, and men who are part of a “crime” family. A mob bust by the book. Yesterday, prosecutors charged the boss, underboss, consigliere, and several underlings of the Colombo cr
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When it was first discovered that drug cartels were now using submarines to smuggle their product minds around the world were blown. Nowadays, it’s part of the business and hardly raises an eyebrow. Six men pleaded guilty on Monday to plotting to smu
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The underworld is a man’s world. So beware of the woman who climbs to the top of such a vicious environment. A woman like Valeska Pereira Monteiro. Just in her late twenties, she became a leading figure in a Brazilian drug cartel. Her position brough
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