Sito Miñanco is one of Spain’s most infamous drug bosses, with international contacts from the Medellin cartel to Panamanian dictator Noriega. His exploits were turned into a Netflix tv show while he himself was still actively smuggl
Philadelphia mob boss Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino joked around with reporters outside Manhattan federal court yesterday. How could he not? Two years ago, he was indicted in a huge conspiracy case involving members and captains of fi
Joseph Merlino’s bet paid off big time! The alleged boss of the Philadelphia crime family pleaded guilty to a single gambling charge today after battling prosecutors to a mistrial in a high-profile racketeering case targeting the Eas
Philadelphia Mafia boss Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino took a huge gamble and won big yesterday when his high-profile racketeering case ended in a mistrial. After three weeks, followed by almost 30 hours of deliberations, the jury rema
Is the stress of a long life in the Mafia finally becoming too much for Philadelphia mob boss Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino or is he using the old “Sicilian flu” trick? It does look like the tension is getting to him as media reported
Razhden Shulaya’s influence reached far. As a bona fide “Vor” – the Russian Mafia’s equivalent of a made guy – he was feared and revered by his underlings and had powerful connections in the Eastern European underworld. But Shulaya c
Five members of the San Francisco Tong organization led by convicted crime boss Raymond Chow pleaded guilty to reduced charges yesterday. Gary Kwong Yiu Chen, Anthony John Lai, and Xiu Ying Ling Liang pleaded guilty to money
Thirteen mobsters part of New York’s Genovese crime family were arrested yesterday and charged with running an illegal off-shore gambling operation, loansharking, tax evasion, and selling untaxed cigarettes.
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Talk about not giving a fuck. Genovese crime family mobster Bradford Wedra (photo above) was in court on Monday where prosecutors asked the judge to revoke his bail after the 61-year-old wiseguy failed six drug tests – twice for coca
Federal agents arrested over 40 members and associates of the Genovese, Gambino, Lucchese, and Bonanno crime families in New York and the Bruno crime family in Philadelphia this morning in a racketeering bust ranging from New York to
Smuggling is a lucrative business. Always has, always will be. And where there’s smugglers, there’s cops trying to take them down. Undercover FBI agents Lou Calvarese, Jack Garcia, and Tom Zyckowski now share their story of how they
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