Category Archives: Organised Crime Groups

Las Vegas and the Mob – Part Two

In Part One we discussed how the mob had worked their way into Las Vegas using a number of surreptitious means.  Gangsters such as Meyer Lansky and ‘Bugsy’ Siegel built The Flamingo Casino using money obtained from sources such as … Continue reading

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Las Vegas and the Mob – Part One

We’ve written with some detail elsewhere about the history of the mafia in the United States from the early days of the 20th century through to the establishment of mafia families on the east coast and the RICO (Racketeer Influenced … Continue reading

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The Italian Ndrangheta

The study of organised crime in Italy is really the study of four separate organisations.  They are as follows: The Sicilian Mafia The Neapolitan Camorra The Calabrian Ndrangheta The Apulian Sacra Corona Unita In this post we’re going to take … Continue reading

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Stepping Back: The Brummagem Boys

If we sometimes think of organised crime as a feature of the modern day underworld, occasionally it’s worth remembering that it has in fact been with us for longer than most of us realise.  In this series of posts we’ll … Continue reading

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Camorra – Part Three

The Camorra Outside Italy In this last article on the Italian Camorra, we’ll have a look at the efforts this organisation has made to expand into other countries.  It’s worth mentioning from the start that if the Camorra achieved anything … Continue reading

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Camorra – Part Two

In Part One we concluded by describing the organisational structure of the Italian Camorra and followed their progress up to the middle of the 20th century. In the 1970s Raffaele Cutolo was the first senior Camorra figure to attempt to … Continue reading

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The Mongols Motorcycle Club

Elsewhere on this site you can read about the Hells Angels, the Pagans, the Bandidos and the Outlaws and these four are generally regarded as the biggest of the motorcycle gangs with the Pagans just squeaking in there despite being confined to … Continue reading

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Pagan Motorcycle Club

One Percenters As we’ve discussed in other articles, many of the motorcycle gangs suspected of illegal activity in the United States and abroad are known as one-percenters.  One percenters take the name from a term applied to them  by the American Motorcyclist … Continue reading

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Bandidos Motorcycle Club

Along with the Outlaws and Hells Angels, the Bandidos are another of the motorcycle clubs which fall under the definition of the one percenters – referring to the one percent of motorcyclists the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is supposed to … Continue reading

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The Outlaws Motorcycle Club – Part Two

In Part One of our article we looked at the origins of the Outlaws from their humble Chicago beginnings pre-Second World War to their mid-1960s expansion around the United States, followed by moves overseas.  There are now chapters in such … Continue reading

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