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FBI Ends Search for Jimmy Hoffa

June 19, 2013
The umpteenth dig for Jimmy Hoffa may have unearthed zilch, but the FBI's decades-old search for the famous Teamsters leader is far from over.

Trail Starts for Boston Mob Boss Bulger

June 3, 2013
After nearly 16 years on the run and two years after his arrest on charges he played a role in 19 murders, James "Whitey" Bulger is about to face a jury.

Nevada's Gaming Control Board

January 2, 2013

Any casino operator must secure a gaming license from the Nevada Gaming Commission and agree to comply with extensive rules of conduct. These rules are enforced by the sworn agents of the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

U.S. Targets Four International Criminal Organizations

July 26, 2011
The Obama administration announced new sanctions against four international criminal organizations on Monday in an attempt to cripple their reach into the United States.

FBI Captures Boston Crime Boss 'Whitey' Bulger

June 22, 2011
Bulger, 81, was captured 17 years after he fled Boston as federal agents were closing in on him. In 1994, agents were on the verge of arresting Bulger in connection with 19 killings, racketeering, and other crimes.

Understanding Inmate Codes of Conduct

April 25, 2011
I've always marveled at this irony. Young men who rebel against authority and parental control, who commonly hate school, hate memorizing verses and symbols, hate reading history, hate learning new languages, and hate participating in physical education, enjoy doing all these things for their prison gang leaders.

NF Gang Member Sentenced in Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

February 24, 2011
Bismark Martin Ocampo, 40, of San Francisco, worked for the Nuestra Familia (NF) Hispanic prison gang, which exerts control over street-level NorteƱo traffickers.

Feds Arrest 81 Armenian Power Gang Members In Three-City Sweep

February 18, 2011
Six Indictments Returned in Miami, Los Angeles, and Denver Allege Widespread Criminal Conduct by More Than 100 Members of Armenian Power and other Groups

New York Mob Sting Nets Dim Goodfellas

January 31, 2011
Arrests in the sting included Scott Fappiano, a reputed Colombo associate, was willing to risk a multimillion dollar legal settlement to collect a debt from a deadbeat. Genovese associate Peter Pace, Jr. was apparently willing to use violence against his defenseless mother-in-law.

Feds Arrest More Than 100 on Organized Crime Charges

January 20, 2011
In what is being hailed as an historic blow to organized crime in the Northeast, more than 110 of 127 charged defendants were arrested today. The charges relate to a wide range of alleged illegal activity, including murder.

Patrolling the Broken Border

October 31, 2010

A metal fence divides Nogales, USA from another Nogales: Nogales, Sonora, a much poorer Nogales where law enforcement is under attack from drug trafficking cartels and the cartels are under attack from many rivals.

Feds Bust $163 Million Medicare Fraud Enterprise

October 14, 2010
An Armenian-American gang led by a "vor" (Eurasian version of a godfather) submitted $163 million in false reimbursement claims and netted approximately $35 million in payouts for treatments that never took place, according to the Department of Justice.

Mexico Fires 3,200 Federal Officers In Corruption Probe

August 31, 2010
Of those, 465 have been charged with crimes. An additional 1,020 officers face disciplinary proceedings for failing confidence exams.

Behavior and Group Dynamics In Gangs

August 31, 2010
Sociologists believe that a gang will take on the morals, or lack of morals, of the worst members and often exceed that lack of morals. This behavior often manifests itself in most or all of the gang's members, especially when they are together.

Gulf Cartel Member Sentenced To 22-Year Prison Term for Atlanta Cocaine Delivery

August 4, 2010
Drug trafficker Jose "Pepe" Barrientos-Rodriguez, a member of Mexico's Gulf Cartel, faces 22 years in prison for attempting to unload approximately 247.5 kilograms of cocaine in the Atlanta area.

Mexican Mafia: Prison Debrief

December 2, 2009

Rene Enriquez defected from the Mexican Mafia in 2003. As a senior leader in the organization, he had much to offer the authorities and his debriefings with officials were videotaped. Here are excerpts from one session. It was included in a documentary by American RadioWorks.

Police Data Shows Philadelphia Mob in Decline

September 1, 2009
Decimated by a 20-year onslaught of federal prosecutions, bloody internecine power struggles, and turncoat testimony, the Philadelphia branch of La Cosa Nostra - which in the 1980s had roughly 80 members - now has a base of about 20 "soldiers."

Russian Organized Crime: The Foundation for Trafficking

May 1, 2000

A number of law enforcement sources report a dramatic increase the past two years in the number of Ukrainian and Russian immigrant women recruited into slavery and sexually exploited in the New Jersey and New York area.

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