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International Cyber Syndicate – Who Is Sophie Zammit?

Billions of dollars. Chinese money laundering. The Bin Laden Group. A Moroccan prince. Upper echelon Asian government officials. Ghost accounts. A Canadian movie producer. Fake money transfers. A Mongolian heroin kingpin. Nigerian patsies. U.K. shell companies. A fake television show. A benevolent author. And one half-wit Australian straw-woman named Sophie Zammit. Sounds like the makings of a great book, right? Well, unfortunately it was all real. I’m embarrassed to admit that I was recently sucked…

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What is the RICO Act & How Does it Work?

The dreaded Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, more commonly known as RICO, is an act that was passed back in 1970 and struck fear into mobsters nationwide, especially mob bosses. Until the 1970’s, a mob boss was untouchable but with the introduction of RICO it allowed them to be tried for crimes which they ordered others to do or assisted them in doing. This act ultimately closed a loophole in the system that allowed…


Robert De Niro and Bobby Cannavale Seen On Set: The Irishman

In The Irishman, De Niro plays Frank Sheeran, a mob hitman who takes us back through his criminal past and his possible connection to Jimmy Hoffa’s death. Hoffa, an American labor union leader, was involved with organized crime throughout his career and in July 1975 at the age of 62, he disappeared. Though Sheeran, also known as The Irishman, was never charged, the book claims that he was responsible for Hoffa’s death. The book of…


Ndrangheta Targeted in Massive Raids: 170 Arrested

Police have arrested 170 suspects from one of the world’s most dangerous mafia outfits, as they sweep across Italy and Germany executing raids in effort to put a stop to the crime network infiltrating local businesses. “It concerned all commercial activity and obviously political power as well.” The Ndrangheta is regarded as one of the world’s most powerful and dangerous Mafia organisations and the FBI claim that the network has over 6,000 members who are…


Gambino Hitman Sammy ‘The Bull’ Gravano – Spotted in Scottsdale

Sammy, who was released from prison last month after 17 years behind bars has been pictured sporting a brand new look. Gravano shook the underworld in the early 1990’s when he testified against over 39 members of the mob, including his own boss, John Gotti, as well as pleading guilty to the murders of 19 men. In return Sammy received a 5 year prison sentence for his cooperation. He was then taken back in 2002,…


John Dillinger Oil Painting: Public Enemy Number One

John Dillinger may have only been 31 years old at the time of his death, and that death may have occurred over 80 years ago now, but you can’t argue that the legacy he has left behind has imprinted his name deep into the annals of organized crime history. There’s something you just have to like about him, whether that was his charming persona and confident swagger, or the fact that during the severe worldwide…