Pierre de Champlain is one of Canada’s foremost experts on organized crime. As an intelligence analyst for the RCMP he got an up close and personal look at gangsters and crimes. As an author he shared his knowledge with readers around the world. On F
By Gangsters Inc. Editors
Eight members and associates of the “Pure Armenian Blood” gang were indicted on Tuesday and charged with a variety of racketeering and fraud offenses. Prosecutors allege the group operated from Los Angeles to New York with b
By Thom L. Jones for Gangsters Inc.
This is a story of gangs of London, or at least one of them, the ruthless murder of a truly innocent man, and the irony of coincidence on a scale that is almost impossible to believe: A man shoots a man dead in bro
First Boss: James "Big Jim" Colosimo
Primary rackets: Gambling, extortion and loan sharking.
Boss: The Chicago Outfit has always been very secretive about its bosses. This has been one of their strong points and ensured their continued survival.
By Gangsters Inc. Editors
Austrian law enforcement together with the General Police Inspectorate of The Republic of Moldova and Europol, have jointly investigated and busted an organized crime group suspected of smuggling nuclear materials.
Crime is a flexible business. It can go from dealing in cars to trafficking cigarettes in the blink of an eye. Hell, it can do both at the same time. It can take bets and break skulls in the same inning. But crime usually revolves ar
As a former member of the Gambino crime family and the son-in-law of John Gotti, Carmine “The Bull” Agnello often found himself the target of news reporters. While Agnello’s past media coverage was focused on his criminal activities—
The Spanish Guardia Civil busted a criminal enterprise operating in Spain and Germany this week, which used a network of food establishments, including kebab meat suppliers, to conceal their activities and launder €36 millio
After all these decades, James Bond’s license to kill still sounds pretty cool. Though 007 is far removed from the real-life spies working at MI5, they do have a similar license that gives them a pass to commit crime in the United Ki
A major blunder is what it is. Canadian police bungled their case against two alleged Montreal Mafia bosses by illegally wiretapping the pair’s lawyer’s offices. After a Quebec Superior Court Judge excluded the wiretap evidence, Leon
Yakuza mobsters looking for money need to find a loan shark with good rates, because Japanese banks will reject many of them when they apply for loans. As of yesterday, the Japanese Bankers Association stated that its branches will b
The biggest problem with ill-gotten gains is how to turn them into squeaky clean gotten gains. Because criminal money remains vulnerable to being confiscated by authorities, whereas money laundered clean has no way whatsoever of ever
Organized crime syndicates are increasingly getting involved in sports corruption. Fixing a match means a guaranteed lucrative payout by betting on the correct outcome. Criminals operating in this multi-billion-dollar field use diffe
He was the boss of bosses of Cosa Nostra, the Sicilian Mafia. As leader of the infamous Corleonesi, Salvatore "Toto" Riina ordered the death of hundreds, including the high-profile assassinations of anti-mafia magistrates Giovanni Fa
It was one of the biggest art heists in the world, the largest one in the United States. $500 million worth of paintings were stolen from Boston’s Gardner Art Museum. Investigators soon found that the theft had the Mafia’s fingerprin
Prostitution is one of the oldest professions in the world. It’s also one of the dirtiest, with misery accompanying the victims as they sell their bodies for cash. This leaves authorities with a problem: How to deal with the business
The Amsterdam underworld knew Dries Riphagen as the Dutch Al Capone, a violent crime boss ready and willing to end your life to make a buck. But when the second World War ravaged through Europe, Riphagen rebranded himself as one of t
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
The leader and 66 members of a crime syndicate in the eastern Chinese province of Anhui were sentenced to time in prison on Sunday, China’s news agency Xinhua reported. The group was involved in extortion, gambling, and viol
A mass in memory of murdered Montreal Mafia boss Rocco Sollecito has been canceled, Italian news agencies report. The priest at the church in Grumo Appula, a town near the city of Bari in Italy, had wanted a public ceremony in memory
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