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Sunday, 30 May 2010

Mafia lotto gang arrest - mirror.co.uk

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Mafia lotto gang arrest - mirror.co.uk: "Five Mafia gangsters who forced a lottery winning syndicate to hand over their £30million prize have been arrested.
The victims - a group of 30 farmers and labourers in Southern Italy - hit the jackpot two years ago. Because of the Mafia winners rarely go public in Italy. But the gangsters tracked them down. The five accused were held near Naples."


Saturday, 29 May 2010

Funeral of gangland figure held | Glasgow and West | STV News

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Funeral of gangland figure held | Glasgow and West | STV News: "funeral has been held for Kevin Carroll, the Glasgow man who was murdered outside a supermarket in the city in January.
Mr Carroll, 29, who was known as Gerbil, was shot six times at close range outside Asda in the Robroyston area of the city. He was known by police to have alleged links with organised crime in the city.
Three men were thought to have been involved in the killing, two of whom were wearing masks during the incident.

The guns used to kill the 29-year-old were found next to Coatbridge Library at the end of January. The car that had been involved, which had been stolen in Rutherglen months before, was found burned out on a country road in North Lanarkshire."http://video.stv.tv/?bcpid=37654293001&bctid=86348830001


Day 5 of Manhunt for Jamaica’s Public Enemy « Liveshots

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Day 5 of Manhunt for Jamaica’s Public Enemy « Liveshots: "Day five of a manhunt for Jamaica's public enemy #1, Christopher Coke, aka 'Short Man,' aka 'President,' aka 'Dudas.'
Short man I get, he's just over five feet tall. President I get, he heads an international drug consortium that supplies cocaine and marijuana to the U.S. but 'Dudas' is what everybody calls him here. Supporters even hung a sign on a street dog that said they would fight to the death for 'Dudas.'
Some details about Dudas have been coming out in the local media - father of four, vegetarian, never gives interviews."


Rampart Police Shooting: Suspected Gang Member Shot, Killed by LAPD Rampart Officers - KTLA

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Rampart Police Shooting: Suspected Gang Member Shot, Killed by LAPD Rampart Officers - KTLA: "Los Angeles police shot and killed a suspected gang member they say pointed a gun at them while patrolling gang hot spots in the Rampart area.

Officer April Harding says two gang enforcement officers tried to stop a man shortly after 7:30 p.m. Thursday near MacArthur Park but he ran away.

The man pointed a gun at officers, prompting them to open fire, Lt. Don Brady said.

The suspect, a known gang member and parolee, died at the scene,"


Friday, 28 May 2010

'Dapper & Deadly': So. Illinois gangster 'Black Charlie' was a major hit man - Your life - bnd.com

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'Dapper & Deadly': So. Illinois gangster 'Black Charlie' was a major hit man - Your life - bnd.com: "Southern Illinois gangster known as 'Black Charlie' Harris wasn't as famous as the Shelton brothers, Charlie Birger or Frank 'Buster' Wortman.
But his thick FBI file labeled him a 'vicious criminal' responsible for more than 20 murders.
'They contend he was a major hit man,' said Taylor Pensoneau, 69, of New Berlin, an Illinois historian who recently published a book on Harris."


Tuesday, 25 May 2010

53 year old Christopher ‘Christy’ Kinahan, who was arrested at his luxury villa in Estepona

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The boss of the group has been named as 53 year old Christopher ‘Christy’ Kinahan, who was arrested at his luxury villa in Estepona. Reports indicate that he has lived there for some years and is the man behind a bet to lose horse racing scam in the UK in 2004. Jockey Kieren Fallon and others were acquitted at the Old Bailey when the trial there collapsed.32 people were arrested in total in the operation which also saw arrests in Dublin and LondonMore than 20 members of an international criminal organisation have been arrested today, Tuesday, on the Costa del Sol, and there were also dawn raids in London and Dublin. In total at least 32 have been arrested in total in an operation which continues open, so more arrests have not been ruled out.
Reports indicate that British gang were supplying firearms and drugs on the Costa del Sol where they had their base.
750 officers from the U.K., Ireland and Spain, took part in the swoops, the largest ever carried out by Britain’s SOCA, Serious Organised Crime Agency.



Kinahan’s right hand man, John Cunningham, and Kinaham’s sons Christy Jr. and Daniel were also arrested. Cunningham was found guilty in 1986 of kidnapping Jennifer Guinness in Ireland.

The gang is accused of being a major drugs supplier into the UK and the rest of Europe, and of supplying firearms to inner city gangs in the UK.

There are also reports that the gang offered money laundering facilities to other criminal groups, with building projects involved in this.

Several Spanish lawyers have also been arrested today in connection with the money laundering allegations. There are also reports of more searches in Marbella, Estepona and Fuengirola.

It’s thought that Spanish police had been watching the group for the past year, and that a code used by the criminals had been cracked. ‘Leaves’ were banknotes, ‘Computers’ were guns, ‘Waiters’ for weapons, and ‘Cars’ for drugs.

Spanish Interior Minister, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, speaking in Warsaw, said that an operation was underway against the Irish mafia on the Costa del Sol, and that Irish, British and Spanish police were taking part along with Europol. The Government’s Sub Delegate for Málaga, Hilario López Luna, also confirmed the police swoops by the Spanish UDYCO specialist units.


'Fear the worst' for kidnapped mobster | Canada | News | Toronto Sun

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'Fear the worst' for kidnapped mobster | Canada | News | Toronto Sun: "It's been four days since the number three man in the Rizzuto mafia clan went missing and organized crime experts say Paolo Renda's life could be in serious danger if he isn't soon found alive.
Renda's wife, Maria, alerted police to her 70-year-old husband's disappearance Thursday afternoon, but the Montreal police major crimes unit has so far been unsuccessful in its search for the man.
Authorities are staying tight-lipped about any leads they've received so far. 'There are no developments in this case,' said Montreal police spokesman Daniel Lacoursiere. 'Kidnapping is still the main hypothesis, but all leads are being looked into at this point.'
According to former RCMP intelligence analyst Pierre de Champlain, 'there is reason to fear the worst' for the consigliere of Montreal's best-known organized crime family.
'Given his importance and his influence in the Montreal mafia, it makes him a special case. Remember that his nephew, Nick Rizzuto Jr., was killed five months ago,' he noted.
For de Champlain, who has written three books on organized crime, there's no doubt that the kidnapping stems from the intense competition between the various Italian clans to replace the Rizzutos as the top mafia family.
'This family has been the head of the Montreal mafia since 1984, so they're trying to unseat them,' he said."


Deadly Shower Posse gang has deep ties to Toronto - thestar.com

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Deadly Shower Posse gang has deep ties to Toronto - thestar.com: "Christopher Coke is the son of one of the Shower Posse’s original founders, the infamous Lester “Jim Brown” Coke, who died in a Jamaican prison in 1992, while awaiting extradition to the U.S. himself. The other founder, Vivian Blake, died in Jamaica in March of this year, having been deported after eight years in a U.S. jail. American law officials have been trying to extradite the younger Coke for over a year.
The recent events in Jamaica, as well as the arrests in Toronto, mark a resurgence in notoriety for the Shower Posse, whose trail had gone quiet here in the past decade or so. After the Project Corral arrests, police said they weren’t sure if the gang went away and came back or just dug down deeper.
Local Jamaican leaders say they are concerned about the unrest in their home country."


Monday, 24 May 2010

Christopher 'Dudus' Coke Jamaica: Gunfire, fire bombs in barricaded slum

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The Associated Press: Jamaica: Gunfire, fire bombs in barricaded slum: "Jamaica — Masked men torched a police station and traded gunfire with security forces in a barricaded slum in Jamaica's capital Sunday, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency.
Sporadic gunshots rang out in gritty West Kingston where defiant supporters of Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, a Jamaican 'don' who is widely suspected of controlling gunmen in the Tivoli Gardens neighborhood, have transformed the area into a virtual fortress cut off by trashed cars and barbed wire.
In barricaded Hannah Town, close to Tivoli Gardens, black smoke spiraled into the sky from a police station set aflame by molotov cocktails.
Officers fled the burning station in impoverished West Kingston, where a 2001 standoff between gunmen and security forces killed 25 civilians, as well as a soldier and a constable
Jamaican media have reported just two wounded so far: a police officer and a civilian, both hit by gunfire.
Sunday's violence erupted following a week of ever-higher tensions in the capital over the possible extradition of Coke to the United States on drug and arms-trafficking charges.
After Prime Minister Bruce Golding reversed his long-standing refusal to extradite Coke, the alleged kingpin's supporters began barricading the streets and preparing for a fight.
Earlier Sunday, police urged the neighborhood boss to surrender, calling the heavy barricades encircling his slum stronghold a sign of 'cowardice.'
The U.S., Canada and Britain issued travel alerts on Friday warning of possible violence and unrest in Jamaica. Most islanders have been steering clear of downtown Kingston entirely."


Top Montreal mob clan under siege: sources

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Top Montreal mob clan under siege: sources: "Police realized the situation was serious when Mr. Renda's luxury Infinity was found not far from his home in Montreal's ritzy Cartierville area. The vehicle's windows were open and its key still in the ignition, police said.
'We fear for his life,' said Constable Raphael Bergeron.
The apparent kidnapping -- or 'grab' as they are often called in the underworld -- is the latest in a series of attacks that target the Rizzuto organization, which is pegged by investigators as the most powerful crime group in Canada and a global mob powerhouse.
'This is a targeting of leadership, which is unusual. This doesn't look like street punk stuff or hot heads. It's another shot at the centre of power, at the family,' said an organized crime investigator who did not want to be named. In December, Nick Rizzuto, the eldest son of Vito, was murdered in an unsolved shooting in Montreal. He was seen as the emerging street boss of the organization."


Sunday, 23 May 2010

Noonan freed as panel rules gangster ‘can be managed’ - Manchester Evening News

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Noonan freed as panel rules gangster ‘can be managed’ - Manchester Evening News: "Jailed gangster Domenyk Noonan has won his bid for freedom.
The Parole Board decided yesterday that the 45-year-old should be released and he is expected to be freed from Strangeways prison on Tuesday. He was recalled to prison last week after an alleged bust-up with a driver.
Noonan was accused of going ‘berserk’ when a woman beeped at him as he crossed Hyde Road in Gorton on May 6.
He is said to have shouted ‘Do you know who I am?’ before hitting the car with a copy of the M.E.N."


Saturday, 22 May 2010

Judge rules against conspiracy charge for Hilltop Crips | Crime News - The News Tribune

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Judge rules against conspiracy charge for Hilltop Crips | Crime News - The News Tribune: against L. Hender Eugeneson, 35, but gave prosecutors the opportunity to file another charge against him by the end of Friday. Prosecutors responded by filing a single count of leading organized crime against him. He pleaded not guilty.
Felnagle’s ruling means the defendants likely will be broken into small groups for trial.
For instance, the nine defendants charged with causing a December 2008 fracas at a Tacoma Denny’s restaurant in which a security guard was beaten and shots fired in the parking lot probably would be grouped together for trial.
That would alleviate concerns about how and where to hold a trial with 20 or more defendants.
County officials have discussed renovating part of the County-City Building if holding a single trial for all the defendants became necessary. County Executive Pat McCarthy has yet to sign off on that plan, which would cost between $300,000 and $400,000."


Judge rules against conspiracy charge for Hilltop Crips | Crime News - The News Tribune

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Judge rules against conspiracy charge for Hilltop Crips | Crime News - The News Tribune: "against Eugene L. Henderson, 35, but gave prosecutors the opportunity to file another charge against him by the end of Friday. Prosecutors responded by filing a single count of leading organized crime against him. He pleaded not guilty.
Felnagle’s ruling means the defendants likely will be broken into small groups for trial.
For instance, the nine defendants charged with causing a December 2008 fracas at a Tacoma Denny’s restaurant in which a security guard was beaten and shots fired in the parking lot probably would be grouped together for trial.
That would alleviate concerns about how and where to hold a trial with 20 or more defendants.
County officials have discussed renovating part of the County-City Building if holding a single trial for all the defendants became necessary. County Executive Pat McCarthy has yet to sign off on that plan, which would cost between $300,000 and $400,000."


Julianna Farrait Arrested on Narcotics Charges

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Julianna Farrait Arrested on Narcotics Charges: "DEA has arrested Julianna Farrait in an undercover police operation at a Puerto Rican hotel. The wife of 70s drug dealer Frank Lucas (who inspired the movie “American Gangster”) and aunt of rapper TNT was caught in a money transaction involving cocaine.

If found guilty, Farrait could face from 5-to 40 years and will have to pay a $2 million fine. Julianna, 70, appeared today in court and remained silent through the process, only requesting judge Marcos Lopez Esposada to speak in Spanish during the trial.
Farrait has been charged with conspiracy to violate narcotics law, and hasn’t been assigned an attorney to defend her throughout the process. During the case of her husband, Frank Lucas, he had to serve a sentence from 1975 to 1991, while Farrait had to serve 5 years in prison."


Julianna Farrait Arrested on Narcotics Charges

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Julianna Farrait Arrested on Narcotics Charges: "DEA has arrested Julianna Farrait in an undercover police operation at a Puerto Rican hotel. The wife of 70s drug dealer Frank Lucas (who inspired the movie “American Gangster”) and aunt of rapper TNT was caught in a money transaction involving cocaine.

If found guilty, Farrait could face from 5-to 40 years and will have to pay a $2 million fine. Julianna, 70, appeared today in court and remained silent through the process, only requesting judge Marcos Lopez Esposada to speak in Spanish during the trial.
Farrait has been charged with conspiracy to violate narcotics law, and hasn’t been assigned an attorney to defend her throughout the process. During the case of her husband, Frank Lucas, he had to serve a sentence from 1975 to 1991, while Farrait had to serve 5 years in prison."


Reputed Mafioso arrested on drug charges - The Boston Globe

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Reputed Mafioso arrested on drug charges - The Boston Globe: "Reputed New England Mafia capo Mark Rossetti was arrested yesterday at his East Boston home on suspicion of heroin trafficking, State Police said."


Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Flare Network » Blog Archive » UK: Most wanted drugs gang boss arrested

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Flare Network » Blog Archive » UK: Most wanted drugs gang boss arrested: "Mark Brown was one of Europe’s most wanted men when he went on the run in 2006 after Customs and the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) smashed his gang.
The 44-year-old, from Huyton, was said to be the “architect” behind the ruse which saw hundreds of kilos of heroin smuggled into the UK from Holland.
The authorities were unable to put an exact figure on how much of the drug the 13-strong gang were able to flood the streets with.
But in the 11 months they were being watched by SOCA agents, it is estimated they brought in upwards of £50m worth.
So far, Brown’s lieutenants and footsoldiers have been sentenced to a total of 148 years behind bars.
Brown will find out his fate on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to the conspiracy at Liverpool crown court today.
The gang’s activities were curtailed in October 2006, when eagle-eyed Customs officers at Hull docks became suspicious of a consignment of quad bikes coming in from Holland."


Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Killer on the run after gang attacks security van - Manchester Evening News

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Killer on the run after gang attacks security van - Manchester Evening News: "Richard Smith, 29, was being brought to the court in a security van on Thursday morning when the vehicle was attacked at the rear of the building.
Two men - one brandishing a crow bar - threatened guards inside the vehicle and then forced open the rear door, freeing Smith.
The gang fled with Smith in a white Transit van which had pulled up nearby."


LAPD Detective testified that Slain Rapper was not a Gang Member | Street Gangs Resource Center – Los Angeles and California | The Gang Experts | Crips | Bloods | Mara Salvatrucha | 18th Street

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LAPD Detective testified that Slain Rapper was not a Gang Member | Street Gangs Resource Center – Los Angeles and California | The Gang Experts | Crips | Bloods | Mara Salvatrucha | 18th Street: "allegation is that the victim was the gang member. Aubrey Berry, the accused killer of Roderick Burton, is claiming that he shot and killed Burton in self defense. Defense attorney Howard R. Price has argued that Dolla was a gang member of the Mansfield Gangster Crips that had a predilection for violence, exhibited gang tattoos, and rapped about crime and weapons.
Eleven days earlier Berry was assaulted at Platinum 21 in Atlanta by Burton’s close friend and associate and LAPD Detective Mark Holguin testified that some of Dolla’s friends from that assault were documented Mansfield Crip members. Holguin was not so quick to identify Dolla as a member of the Mansfields. The defense introduced several exhibits that they believed was enough evidence to identify Dolla as an active member of the Mansfields, but Holguin disagreed. Price highlighted the following:"


It's no surprise gangs have got rocket launchers -- they will stop at nothing - National News, Frontpage - Herald.ie

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It's no surprise gangs have got rocket launchers -- they will stop at nothing - National News, Frontpage - Herald.ie: "King Ratt gang and 'Fat' Freddie's crew to acquire grenades, which the informant labelled, as a codeword, 'pineapple'.
Chillingly, the informant also told us how they would be used. It was intended that which ever gang got them first, they would try to lure the other gang in large numbers to a pub and when all were assembled and settled a man would enter the property and throw a grenade into their midst.
Fortunately this never happened as there could have been huge loss of life. But tellingly, it was at this point that both gangs started drinking in the centre of the city in places such as Temple Bar and the south inner city. The simple reason for this was, and remains, that the amount of CCTV in those areas lessened the likelihood in their minds of being attacked.
When I was still in the service in the city centre, my Divisional Task Force officers would interrupt their gatherings by going into the pubs and clubs frequented and dispersing them. Simply put, it was a tactic to get in the face of these criminals and ensure that they could never get comfortable in one spot.
The intended victims were to be the remainder of the King Ratt gang, the outfit led by a jailed crime boss.
That's why I read with interest reports of Thompson's gang now acquiring rocket propelled grenades."


Mad Cobra Shot In Shoulder

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Mad Cobra Shot In Shoulder: "Helter Skelter Mad Cobra was admitted to the Spanish Town Hospital of Jamaica after the D.J took a gunshot in his right shoulder. Reportedly, the bullet was fired at Mad Cobra by a gunman on Tuesday near the Braeton Seventh Day Adventist church of Hellshire Main road."


Gangster's sister charged with perjury - Sirens & Gavels - Spokesman.com - May 17, 2010

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Gangster's sister charged with perjury - Sirens & Gavels - Spokesman.com - May 17, 2010: "Jasmine N. Singh, 26, pleaded not guilty Monday to one count of first-degree perjury in connection with testimony at an evidence hearing Nov. 23 before Superior Court Judge Kathleen O’Connor.
Singh told Deputy Prosecutor Larry Haskell during that hearing that she never talked to her brother, Anthony D. Singh, about his case, but police recorded jail phone calls between the two that show otherwise, according to court documents.
Anthony Singh, 22, was sentenced to 15 years in prison after a jury convicted him in December for a July 2008 shooting that didn’t injure anyone but made his Crips gang affiliations the center of the trial.
Jasmine Singh, who said her brother is not a gang member, appeared in court on the felony perjury charge today after receiving a summons."


The gathering of the crime clans | The Sun |Home Scotland|Scottish News

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The gathering of the crime clans | The Sun |Home Scotland|Scottish News: "GRIEVING crime clan cronies will join undercover cops and gangland spies at the funeral of slain underworld enforcer Kevin 'Gerbil' Carroll today.
The coffin of the 29-year-old - who was shot dead in January - will be paraded through the streets in a horse-drawn carriage before being buried.
Mourners at the lavish ceremony are expected to include members of London's notorious Adams crime clan, as well as his hardened Glasgow associates and undercover detectives. Carroll's coffin will be carried by a horse and carriageAnd sources claim Carroll's hated gangland rivals, the Lyons family, could even send in SPIES to the funeral to discover where underworld loyalties lie.
A gangland insider revealed: 'You've got Gerbil's crew, a mob from London, spies from the Lyons camp and undercover cops - it could kick off big time.'"


Monday, 17 May 2010

N.J. authorities indict 34 in Lucchese crime family bust from 'Operation Heat' | - NJ.com

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N.J. authorities indict 34 in Lucchese crime family bust from 'Operation Heat' | - NJ.com: "indictment charged 34 Lucchese members and associates with crimes included racketeering, weapons possession, tax evasion, bribery, money laundering and conspiracy.
Scarfo, the son of a convicted mob boss, was previously sentenced to 33 months in prison in a federal gambling case. Today’s indictment accused Scarfo of being a leader in the crime family, running its New Jersey faction and directing its gambling operations until 2007, he was ousted from his position, and Ralph Perna, 64, of East Hanover, took over.
In addition, two more reputed leaders — Joseph DiNapoli, 74, of Scarsdale and Matthew Madonna, 74, of Seldon, N.Y. — were indicted for their alleged role in the panel that runs the organization from New York."


Sunday, 16 May 2010

Mafia boss Giovanni Tegano arrested in Italy | World news | The Guardian

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Mafia boss Giovanni Tegano arrested in Italy | World news | The Guardian: "veteran mafia member who was among Italy's 30 most wanted fugitives has been arrested after 17 years on the run, police said today.
Giovanni Tegano, 70, of the 'Ndrangheta organised crime group in Calabria, had been sentenced to life in his absence for his part in a turf war in the 1980s that left scores dead.
Police said he was arrested on Monday at a house in the hills surrounding Reggio Calabria, the regional capital.
The interior minister, Roberto Maroni, said the arrest was the 'hardest blow that could be dealt' to the 'Ndrangheta, which is linked to crime around the world."


Costa Del Crime: James Taylor, known as 'Pancake', are 'certainly talking' to the Sinaloa, along with Los Zetas

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Costa Del Crime: James Taylor, known as 'Pancake', are 'certainly talking' to the Sinaloa, along with Los Zetas: "'James Pancake Taylor, are 'certainly talking' to the Sinaloa, along with Los Zetas, classified by the US Drug Enforcement Administration as Mexico's most dangerous trafficking organisation. Los Zetas control access to the Venezuelan ports from where cocaine almost certainly has already been dispatched direct to Liverpool. With menacing understatement, Liverpool police told the Observer that the issue of Mexican cartels targeting the largest enclosed dock system in the world is a 'highly evolving' situation.
For the Bird of Prey, Pancake and their associates, the emerging Mexican connection follows a calamitous Spanish failure. In the aftermath of Colin Smith's murder, the new leaders of the Liverpool mafia flew to the Costa del Sol with the intention of laying down the law and inheriting one of the most lucrative cocaine-smuggling operations in the world. In Marbella, the successors to the Cocaine King were not welcomed.
Attempts to wrest control of Smith's connections in Spain ran up against a wall of silence and disdain. The newcomers were ostracised by the country's well-established nexus of cocaine brokers and middlemen – Colombian, Spanish and Scouse.
Smith's middlemen, it was clear, were not interested. And there was open conflict with a shadowy group of former IRA paramilitaries turned contract-killers called the 'Cleaners', believed to be responsible for more than 20 drug-related assassinations around Merseyside. In a summer-long feud in 2008, several members of the Cleaners were murdered.'"


Cops say gangster Kevin 'Gerbil' Carroll must be buried and not cremated - The Daily Record

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Cops say gangster Kevin 'Gerbil' Carroll must be buried and not cremated - The Daily Record: "family of slain hood Kevin 'Gerbil' Carroll have been told he must be buried at his funeral on Tuesday - more than four months after he was gunned down at Asda.
The gangster's family have been told he must not be cremated whi le his murder is still unsolved.
Daniel crime clan enforcer Carroll was shot more than 10 times as he sat in a car outside the Asda store in Robroyston, near Glasgow.
The 29-year-old drug dealer was at the centre of a decade-long turf war with the Lyons crime gang."


Saturday, 15 May 2010

KYW Newsradio 1060 Philadelphia - Scarfo Arrested Along With Members Of Bloods Street Gang

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KYW Newsradio 1060 Philadelphia - Scarfo Arrested Along With Members Of Bloods Street Gang: "Nicodemo Scarfo, Jr. and the current top capo in New Jersey, Raplh V. Perna, are charged with overseeing the Lucchese family's criminal activities in New Jersey.'
Scarfo, son of the onetime Philadelphia crime boss, was picked up in his home down the shore. But there were also 9 members of the Bloods street gang who allegedly worked with the Luccheses to smuggle drugs and prepaid cell phones behind prison walls. And that alleged alliance has law enforcement more than a little concerned."


Gangster Noonan's 'set me free' ultimatum - Manchester Evening News

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Gangster Noonan's 'set me free' ultimatum - Manchester Evening News: "Jailed gangster Domenyk Noonan has issued an ultimatum to the authorities: 'Set me free or I'll see you in court.'
His solicitor has told the Probation Service she will issue High Court proceedings against his recall to prison for breaching his licence unless he is released on Monday.
Noonan, 45, was recalled last week after an alleged spat with a driver. He was accused of going berserk when a woman beeped at him as he crossed Hyde Road in Gorton. He is said to have shouted: 'Do you know who I am?' before hitting the car with a copy of the M.E.N."


Gerbil’s funeral will be mobbed | The Sun |Home Scotland|Scottish News

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Gerbil’s funeral will be mobbed | The Sun |Home Scotland|Scottish News: "SLAIN underworld enforcer Kevin 'Gerbil' Carroll's funeral will finally be held next week - once his family find a venue big enough to hold all the gangland mourners expected to attend.
The 29-year-old was shot dead in a supermarket car park four months ago, but detectives investigating the killing have only just released his body.
And last night relatives were said to be still searching for a chapel for the service - set to be attended by some of Glasgow's most notorious mobsters. A source revealed: 'Kevin's body was released a couple of days ago and the funeral will be next week. The family are just happy they can finally lay him to rest."


Friday, 14 May 2010

Rocket launchers and cocaine seized in raid on crime gang - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

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Rocket launchers and cocaine seized in raid on crime gang - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "TWO loaded rocket launchers seized from a crime gang by gardai yesterday are capable of destroying an armoured security van -- or even the homes of feuding gangsters.
The disposable launchers, which were seized along with a cocaine shipment in a raid by gardai, can be fired from the shoulder and discarded after being used only once.
The rockets, which had been fitted with warheads, were last night taken away by Army bomb disposal experts to the Glen of Imaal in Co Wicklow to be made safe.
The weapons had been stored by a major Dublin south city crime gang in a rented shed located at the rear of a block of five industrial units on the Clane road, at Longtown, Straffan, Co Kildare.
Armed officers from the organised crime unit raided the premises at 9.30am yesterday."


State College cocaine dealer sentenced in hit man case - Local | Centre Daily Times - State College, PA

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State College cocaine dealer sentenced in hit man case - Local | Centre Daily Times - State College, PA: "Michael Alexander be able to serve his 10-to 20-year prison sentence at the same time as the nine-to 18-year sentence he’s already serving on drug dealing charges.
“It doesn’t take away from his claim of innocence,” his attorney, Tami Fees, said.
But because it essentially adds only one year to the time he’ll need to serve before coming up before the parole board, she said, “we are pleased with the deal that we received.”
District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said Alexander, like any other inmate, will still have to earn that parole and likely won’t get out in just one decade.
“I believe it’s highly likely that he’ll do more than his 10-year minimum before being paroled,” she said. “The original case is a very serious drug case and this is clearly a violent crime, which it appears he has yet to accept responsibly for, and that will absolutely affect the timing of his parole.”
Police say that after Alexander was jailed in March 2008 on the cocaine charges, he became depressed at the prospect of serving several years in prison and elicited the help of a local boxer — one of his few friends on the outside."


Thursday, 13 May 2010

FBI Turns to Plastic Surgery Newsletter in Hunt for Gangster Whitey Bulger

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FBI Turns to Plastic Surgery Newsletter in Hunt for Gangster Whitey Bulger: "FBI took out a full-page ad in a plastic surgery newsletter in a bid to catch fugitive gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, The Boston Globe reported Wednesday.
According to the FBI, Bulger’s girlfriend, Catherine Greig, received breast implants, a face lift, a nose job, liposuction and eyelid surgery before she went on the run with Bulger. Feds believe she may have sought a touch-up while on the lam, The Boston Globe reported.
The ad in the April-May edition of Plastic Surgery News, a newsletter circulated to more than 6,000 surgeons worldwide, included photos of 59-year-old Greig before and after her surgery and asked, “Have you treated this woman?”"


'Stupid Gangster' pleads guilty to dealing heroin, faces federal prison | - NOLA.com

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'Stupid Gangster' pleads guilty to dealing heroin, faces federal prison | - NOLA.com: "Michael Pinkney, 30, of New Orleans, whose aliases include 'Stupid Gangster' and 'Goofy Gangster,' Wednesday pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to dealing at least 3kilograms of heroin and 500 grams of cocaine around the B.W. Cooper public housing development last year.
Pinkney faces a federal sentence of 10 years to life. U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval scheduled a sentencing hearing for Aug. 4"


Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Unemployed Irish gangster spends $10,000 on daughter’s Communion | Irish News | IrishCentral

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Unemployed Irish gangster spends $10,000 on daughter’s Communion | Irish News | IrishCentral: "Wayne Dundon of the McCarthy-Dundon gang in Limerick was released from Wheatfield prison in Britain in March of this year. He had served five years for murder and the assault of two police officers.
He is just back from a luxury holiday in Cancun Mexico and he is now claiming unemployment benefits from the Irish State."


Why is the Jamaican Prime Minister Protecting a Reputed Criminal? - Black Entertainment, Money, Style and Beauty Blogs - Black Voices

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Why is the Jamaican Prime Minister Protecting a Reputed Criminal? - Black Entertainment, Money, Style and Beauty Blogs - Black Voices: "Christopher 'Dudus' Coke is not an elected official, yet he is known as the president. He presides over Tivoli Gardens, an enclave in Jamaica known as a garrison. To some, he is a community leader, to others he is gangster. Unfortunately for Dudus, the U.S. government has extradited him on guns and drug trafficking charges.
Despite the close relationship between the United States and Jamaica, Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding has refused to extradite Coke. Golding claims that the United States illegally wire tapped Coke."


Metro Detention Center guard is now in the custody of the jail that employs him, suspected of trying to smuggle drugs into the prison.

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Metro Detention Center guard is now in the custody of the jail that employs him, suspected of trying to smuggle drugs into the prison.
Authorities arrested 32-year-old corrections officer Anthony Kennedy on Tuesday following a two week long investigation after someone tipped off jail administrators that Kennedy might be bringing drugs inside.

Investigators say they found heroin, meth, marijuana, and tobacco on Kennedy when he showed up to work.

"We don't think this happened just one time. We think this has been a pattern. I believe the staff here believes that,” said BCSO Captain Gregg Marcantel.

Authorities say other corrections officers were helpful in providing information that led to Kennedy's arrest and have also arrested another suspect on outstanding warrants, who they say might have helped Kennedy get drugs on the outside.

The suspect, identified as Ruby Thompson, is not a jail employee. Samuel Lundvall, already in MDC custody, also faces charges in the investigation.


Gangster who blew own head off boasted gun was empty - Courts, National News - Independent.ie

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Gangster who blew own head off boasted gun was empty - Courts, National News - Independent.ie: "LEADER of a notorious criminal gang told onlookers that his Glock pistol wasn't loaded seconds before he put the gun to his head, pulled the trigger and killed himself.
Philip Collopy (29) fatally shot himself in front of a number of teenagers, including a youth who was on temporary release from a juvenile detention centre, an inquest was told yesterday.
The hearing at Limerick Coroner's Court was also told that moments before Collopy pointed the gun at his head, the well-known criminal said: 'There is nothing in it, watch.'
Seconds later a bullet passed through his head and lodged itself in the ceiling of the home of Mary Kelly-O'Donoghue at St Munchin's Street, St Mary's Park, Limerick, on March 21, 2009.
Officers arrived to the scene at around 2.15am. Gda Vincent Donnellan told Dr Anthony Casey that the main pool of blood was in the middle of the sitting-room floor along with an empty shell."


Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Inmate died in ‘timed beating’: prosecutors - Crime - Canoe.ca

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Inmate died in ‘timed beating’: prosecutors - Crime - Canoe.ca: "Street gangster David Tavares died in a case of rough justice taken way too far, jurors heard Monday.
Tavares, 40, was beaten to death March 20, 2005 at Stony Mountain Institution.
Four fellow inmates are now on trial for his death. Victor Ryle is charged with manslaughter while Charles Coaster, Evan Myran and Alvin Cote are charged with second-degree murder."


Jail time put off until he graduates | Courts | projo.com | The Providence Journal

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Jail time put off until he graduates | Courts | projo.com | The Providence Journal: "Suliva Hong, 18, of 231 Wallace St., will get five weeks’ liberty to allow him to graduate from high school before he must report to the Adult Correctional Institutions. And his co-defendant, Jose Brito, 20, of 282 Manton Ave., will enjoy the extra time, too.
Five weeks is “a lot longer than I typically leave people on the street” after they have been sentenced for a violent crime, the judge said from the bench Thursday. Expressing misgivings, Krause ordered that neither man associate with others in Dark Side during their release.
Krause questioned each man separately, gaining his promise to steer clear of Dark Side members and to stay out of trouble."


Corrupt cop jailed over crook's trial - mirror.co.uk

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Corrupt cop jailed over crook's trial - mirror.co.uk: "corrupt detective has been jailed for two years for helping a gangster who firebombed two officers' homes. Det Con Bob Sloan, 52, was recorded in a bugged phone box telling Wayne Taylor, 42, how to sabotage his trial for the 2006 arson attack.
Sloan had befriended the underworld boss as an informant but became 'disillusioned' after he was probed over their friendship.
He told Taylor: 'We can walk from this mate, I f***ing reckon.' Yesterday, Southwark crown court found Sloan guilty of perverting justice.
Taylor is serving 18 years for the petrol bombing in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex in revenge for investigations.
The judge said: 'What happened was a result of your decision you could be an old-fashioned copper.'"


Monday, 10 May 2010

Domenyk Noonan back in jail - Manchester Evening News

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Domenyk Noonan back in jail - Manchester Evening News: "Gangster Domenyk Noonan who claimed to have found God after being released early from prison is back behind bars – for hitting a car with a newspaper.
He was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence within hours of claiming in the MEN that he was a changed man.
The 45-year-old, one of Manchester's most notorious villains, was quizzed by police after waving a copy of the paper at a shocked woman motorist who had beeped at him as he crossed Hyde Road in Gorton.
Clutching the paper, he is said to have gone berserk, swearing and shouting: 'Do you know who I am?' before tapping the car with the paper.
The outburst happened at on the day the MEN reported how Noonan claimed to be a changed man after being released early from a nine-and-a-half year prison sentence."


Sunday, 9 May 2010

How Al Capone was untouchable - NYPOST.com

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How Al Capone was untouchable - NYPOST.com: "Al Capone’s story has never been properly understood. The man known as Scarface has been turned into a cartoon bad guy. And in almost every account of Capone’s villainy, the role of the good guy is played by Eliot Ness, the dapper young Prohibition agent who led his team of so-called Untouchables in battering down doors and chopping up beer barrels to ruin the Capone empire and bring Public Enemy No. 1 to justice.
That’s not the way it really happened"


Friday, 7 May 2010

Friends of Ours: RCMP: Street Gangs Behind Italian Cafe Arsons

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Friends of Ours: RCMP: Street Gangs Behind Italian Cafe Arsons: "Montreal, QC Canada police arrested nine individuals with suspected ties to street gangs in connection with 'five of 18 fires that occurred, mostly in Italian cafes, between Sept. 22 and Jan. 24' but remain at a loss to explain motivation as reported by Paul Cherry for The Montreal Gazette: 'Some theories that have emerged are that people associated with street gangs were hired to carry out the fires in an internal clash between two groups tied to the Montreal Mafia. Another is that people who have graduated beyond street gangs are using their old associates in a rivalry over drug trafficking turf with the Montreal Mafia.'"


Rosemead Gangster Found Guilty of Murder

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Rosemead Gangster Found Guilty of Murder: "After 4-days of deliberation, a jury on Friday found Joseph Garivay guilty of 1st degree murder in a case that had ties to the Mexican Mafia. Investigators say Garivay, a Lomas Rosemead gang member, known on the streets as 'Capone' and two other gangsters executed a former 'homeboy' they'd known for most of their lives."


Thursday, 6 May 2010

Warren drug smuggling appeal refused » News » This Is Jersey

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Warren drug smuggling appeal refused » News » This Is Jersey: "Curtis Warren and his gang have lost their appeals against conviction over a £1 million drug smuggling plot.
Three Court of Appeal judges delivered their decision after defence lawyers challenged the convictions earlier this year.
Warren as well as life-long friend John Welsh (43), James O’Brien (45) and Jason Woodward (22) also lost appeals against their sentences.
The men were convicted last year of attempting to import a huge stash of cannabis into Jersey from the French coast.
All men denied the charges but were convicted after a trial. Warren was jailed for 13 years, Welsh was jailed for 12 years, O’Brien, for ten years and Woodward, for five years. Two other men – Paul Hunt (27) and Oliver Lucas (23) – were also jailed for five years. They did not appeal against their sentence"


Analysis: Italian mafia brokering Mexican drug trade | Border crime

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Analysis: Italian mafia brokering Mexican drug trade | Border crime: "mafia boss and notorious narco-trafficker Vincenzo Roccisano is scheduled to appear before a Nassau County judge after his February arrest, at a Long Island restaurant, for illegally re-entering the United States. Four years ago, Roccisano was deported from the U.S. to Italy after serving a 20-year sentence for routing drugs from Latin America to Europe.
Roccisano’s arrest may look like a throwback to decades past when Italian mafiosi – not Mexican traficantes – controlled the flow of drugs.
Yet the arrest represents a significant shift in the roles of various international crime groups. Experts credit Roccisano with revolutionizing the supply model for trafficking drugs from the Americas to Europe over the past two decades. In recent years, his Calabria-based syndicate, called 'ndrangheta, has outperformed competing Sicilian and Neapolitan clans in the European narcotics trade.
“The ‘ndrangheta has become the principle, transatlantic broker,” said Francesco Forgione, former director of Italy’s Parliamentary Anti-mafia Commission. “They’re working with the Mexican cartels to get drugs to Europe.”"


Killer gangster must do 25 years: Crown - Winnipeg Free Press

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Killer gangster must do 25 years: Crown - Winnipeg Free Press: "Jeffrey Cansanay was convicted last month of second-degree murder, which carries a mandatory life sentence with no parole eligibility for at least 10 years. But the Crown wants Justice Shawn Greenberg to order Cansanay to spend at least 25 years behind bars -- the same punishment a person convicted of first-degree murder would face and the most severe sentence in the Criminal Code. 'This was not a spur-of-the-moment shooting. He was prepared to shoot rivals on sight,' prosecutor Gerry Bowering told court.
Cansanay, 23, was convicted for his role in the October 2005 killing of Phil Haiart. Haiart, 17, was walking in the West End when he was caught in the crossfire. Defence lawyer Greg Brodsky argued there is no reason to depart from the minimum parole eligibility because his client had no intention of killing Haiart."


Sister of gangster who tossed stiletto at cop offered plea deal - The Trentonian News: Serving Trenton and surrounding communities. (trentonian.com)

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Sister of gangster who tossed stiletto at cop offered plea deal - The Trentonian News: Serving Trenton and surrounding communities. (trentonian.com): "Mob moll Shannon Heisler, sister of the gangster suspected of shooting a deputy sheriff, was offered an 18-month prison term yesterday for firing her stiletto heels at another cop a few months later at a disturbance outside a city bar.Heisler, 27, who allegedly called for the deputy’s death after the cop stepped in while she was getting beat up by the brother, was busted on weapons charges in the stiletto incident while out on bail for her role in Bloods mobster Billy Heisler’s alleged attempt to murder deputy Joshua Hahn, who survived a bullet to the chest in the altercation in 2007.The siblings were initially charged with attempted murder, but she later pleaded guilty to hindering apprehension and resisting arrest in return for her testimony against the brother."


Friends of Ours: Gay Gangster Gets Life In Murder-For-Hire Case

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Friends of Ours: Gay Gangster Gets Life In Murder-For-Hire Case: "Yorkshire, England a manufacturer and trafficker of the club drug ecstasy has been sentenced to life in prison in the murder-for-hire of his boyfriend and fellow druggie whom he wanted to ditch after fifteen years in order to be free to take up with a woman as reported by the Yorkshire Post:
The victim, Leeds car dealer and drug supplier Christopher Hartley, was found with gunshot wounds to the head and chest on a quiet country road last September after David Large, 36, recruited his friend Simon Mullen, 39, to carry out the execution. Yesterday the pair, who will both serve a minimum of 30 years, showed no emotion as a jury found them both guilty of murdering Mr Hartley. * * * When police searched Mr Hartley's five-bedroom detached home at Haigh Wood Lodge, Batley Road, Tingley, near Leeds, they discovered a drugs factory and almost 20,000 Ecstasy tablets. The prosecution said Large wanted Mr Hartley dead so that he could continue his relationship with a woman. * * * Det Supt Chris Thompson, who led the case, said: 'David Large was a man steeped in crime who lived an opulent lifestyle, owning fast cars and large houses both at home and abroad, all of which were funded through fraud and drugs."


Teenagers with gang ties sentenced for beatings in Henrico | Richmond Times-Dispatch

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Teenagers with gang ties sentenced for beatings in Henrico | Richmond Times-Dispatch: "Mentor Bislimi of the 2100 block of Cool Brook Drive and Kirkland Morris of the First block of Chase Gayton Terrace, both 19, will serve 10 years and seven years, respectively.
Bislimi was convicted of participating in a criminal act benefiting a gang, gang recruitment and two counts of assault by mob. Morris was convicted of two counts of assault by mob and a single count of criminal conduct benefiting a gang.
Bislimi acknowledged to investigators his association with the Crips gang and was described yesterday as the person who orchestrated and ordered beatings of people in the Nottingham Green and The Cloisters areas of western Henrico near Quioccasin Station Shopping Center.
Other gang members testified in hearings last year against Bislimi and Morris and were sentenced to 12-month jail terms. One victim was beaten and then kicked in the head; he temporarily lost the use of an arm and suffered a broken cheek bone. The beatings help elevate the status of participants, testimony has shown.
Morris was a Bloods member, a rival of the Crips', but he and Bislimi had been friends since childhood and apparently cooperated with each other, according to testimony last year."


Domenyk Noonan was described by the judge who jailed him in 2005 as a ‘very dangerous man who is clearly a risk to the public’

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Domenyk Noonan was described by the judge who jailed him in 2005 as a ‘very dangerous man who is clearly a risk to the public’. But Noonan, 45, who has been let out on licence half way through his nine-and-a-half year jail sentence, said: “I started going to the Christian meetings in prison. Now I go to church every Sunday morning. People change. I’ve passed a lot of exams in prison.”He was jailed after a revolver and ammunition were found under the bonnet of his Jaguar when police stopped him. Noonan, – who has changed his surname to Lattlay-Fottfoy and is originally from Moston, is now appealing against the conviction. The Criminal Cases Review Commission is considering the case. It may decide to send the case to the Court of Appeal if it rules there is fresh evidence to consider. Noonan insists he was going straight at the time and that criminals planted the gun before tipping off police. He said he was ‘100 per cent sure’ that his conviction would be quashed. He added: “I was running a security firm legally, paying tax and insurance, and employing 450 people. They’ve all lost their jobs. I was legitimate.”
The freed gangster is the brother of murdered Manchester hard man Desmond Noonan, who was stabbed to death on a Chorlton housing estate in 2005. Shortly before the killing, the pair were filmed for a TV documentary about gangsters where Domenyk boasted of being the head of the Noonan criminal dynasty and having a ‘bigger army than the police’. He was jailed for 14 years in 1993, for escaping from prison, plotting a robbery and carrying a loaded gun.
The court heard he had planned the escape which he tried to pass off as a kidnap so he could take part in a £1.5m security van robbery.


Wednesday, 5 May 2010

The Press Association: Gangster loses conviction appeal

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The Press Association: Gangster loses conviction appeal: "Gangster Curtis Warren, thought to be one of Britain's richest criminals, has lost his appeal against a conviction for plotting to smuggle £1 million worth of cannabis, court officials said.
Liverpool-born Warren, 46, started a 13-year jail term in December after he and five others were found guilty by a jury of conspiracy to import the drugs from mainland Europe to Jersey in the Channel Islands.
Warren, known by his nickname 'Cocky', was once Interpol's most wanted man and he is the only drug dealer to have appeared in the Sunday Times Rich List when, in 1997, he was listed as a 'property developer' worth £40 million.
Warren was convicted of the Jersey plot alongside John Welsh, 43, originally from Liverpool, who was jailed for 12 years, and James O'Brien, 45, from Glasgow, who got 10 years. Jason Woodward, 22, from Kent, and Jersey men Paul Hunt, 27, and Oliver Lucas, 23, were each handed five-year terms.
A spokeswoman for the Judicial Greffe, Jersey's court service, said defence teams appealed against the six convictions on five separate grounds but all were refused by a panel of judges led by Dame Heather Steel.
In addition, appeals against the length of their sentences made by Warren, Welsh, O'Brien and Woodward were also denied."


Applause fills church after brother hails slain gangster as role model - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

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Applause fills church after brother hails slain gangster as role model - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "SLAIN gangster, suspected of ordering more than a dozen murders, was described as a great 'role model' at his funeral yesterday.
More than 400 people turned out to mourn Eamonn Dunne (34), who was gunned down in a Dublin pub last Friday week.
The Finglas-based drug trafficker had been a major garda target and one of the most feared criminals in the State.
But no mention was made of his criminal activity or the manner of his death as he was laid to rest yesterday.
Instead, his brother David received a round of applause from mourners at the Church of the Holy Family on Aughrim Street in Stoneybatter, Dublin, after making a tearful tribute in which he lauded the gang boss as 'a top skin'."


Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Funeral of Taiwan Mafia Boss - Visboo

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Funeral of Taiwan Mafia Boss - Visboo: "Senior politicians and gangsters gathered at the funeral of Taiwan mafia boss Lee Chao-hsiung. Also more than 20,000 people gathered to see the procession led by 108 black limousines – a symbolic number in Chinese Buddhism."


Sunday, 2 May 2010

After a golden gangster life, cruel days - St. Petersburg Times

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After a golden gangster life, cruel days - St. Petersburg Times: "This is Joe DeFede, a retired New York gangster who oversaw the rackets in the city's garment district in the 1990s. He once had a Cadillac, a driver and three horses stabled at Aqueduct.
These days, though, after a five-year prison stint, legal fees and the crushing costs of creating a new identity, the boss is almost broke. He and his second wife, Nancy, live on an annual income they said was not much more than $30,000: Social Security, a modest annuity and her pension from 20 years at a bank.
'That's the fear we got,' said DeFede, 76, known as Little Joe. 'We try to keep our payments up' — for the car, the house, a recent hip replacement — 'but sometimes we can't hack it.'
There's no gangster IRA, so the DeFedes live check to check (and under assumed names)."


Old mobster Anthony Anastasio suicides before jail term starts

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Old mobster Anthony Anastasio suicides before jail term starts: "Anthony (Todo) Anastasio pumped two bullets into his heart Friday morning, just days before he was due to start a 2-1/2-year term in federal prison on convictions for racketeering, extortion and arson.
Anastasio, whose uncle was the legendary Murder Inc. boss Albert Anastasia, was supposed to surrender to authorities May 10, officials said.
'It was a sudden death and his family is in mourning,' said Anastasio's lawyer Paul Bergman, declining further comment.
The mobster's wife found him sprawled in the kitchen of their Dyker Heights home at 7 a.m. Friday, officials said."


Saturday, 1 May 2010

Gangster gets life for 2007 killing | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune

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Gangster gets life for 2007 killing | Seattle Seahawks - The News Tribune: "gang member convicted of killing Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams in a drive-by shooting was sentenced Friday to life in prison plus 1,152 years after family members recounted the devastating impact of the killing.
Willie Clark, 26, was convicted of first-degree murder in the New Year’s Day 2007 slaying of Williams after a confrontation at a nightclub.
Earlier Friday, Clark was declared a habitual criminal, making him eligible for the 1,152 years in prison. He had two prior felony convictions and also was convicted of 16 counts of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault in the Williams case."


Former Utah gang member killed while serving prison sentence in Virginia - Salt Lake Tribune

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Former Utah gang member killed while serving prison sentence in Virginia - Salt Lake Tribune: "Filikisi 'Junior' Hafoka, 23, died Thursday after being removed from life support, a family member in Utah said. Hafoka was serving a 12-year prison sentence at the the U.S. Penitentiary-Lee in Jonesville, Va. for shooting a 7-Eleven clerk in July 2007.
He was stabbed during a riot at the prison that occurred last weekend. His funeral arrangements are pending in Utah."


Melbourne gangster buried in £18,000 coffin - Australasia, World - The Independent

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Melbourne gangster buried in £18,000 coffin - Australasia, World - The Independent: "mobster Carl Williams was buried in a golden casket yesterday after he was murdered in prison last week.
Williams, whose life story was turned into the popular television series Underbelly, was serving a life sentence for organising the murders of several rivals. He was attacked by a fellow inmate wielding the stem of an exercise bike. A large crowd of mourners – and a heavy police presence – turned out to see his £18,000 coffin, which was based on the model used for Michael Jackson."


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