Organized Crime Goes White Collar with Cyber Attacks

(Image obtained from Kaspersky Labs) Note: A special thanks to Greg Markell and Ridge Canada Cyber Solutions for making this article possible. My interview takes me into downtown Toronto, past the north-south thoroughfares of Jarvis and Church streets into the heart of the Canada's ever-burgeoning financial sector.  I am meeting Greg Markell, the sub-35 year …

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The Sex Trade and Human Misery; Modern Partners in Human Slavery

(Image obtained from Australian Broadcast Corporation)   In previous issues of PanAmerican Crime we discuss some of the social ills that are exploited by organized criminal groups in order to obtain money, power, and prestige. Sometimes, the causes of these problems are, at their root, related to the culture, structure, or societal reach of specific …

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Who is the ‘Baddest’ Mafioso on the East Coast?

(Image depicts John "Buster" Ardito, Gerald Fiorino (the spelling is incorrect in the picture) , Liborio Bellomo, Ralph Coppola, Ernest Muscarella, and Dominick Cirillo reportedly at the time of their 2006 arrest. Bellomo was already serving time on previous charges). As our other pieces try and make clear, PanAmerican Crime often attempts to take a …

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BC Wolf Howl Sounds Over Toronto Gangland

(Featured image obtained from National Post - Link can be found in article "Sources"; Image displays former Independent Soldier and Wolf Pack member Sukhvir Deo at a Toronto Raptors playoff game before his 2016 murder; he was subsequently ejected from the game for his behaviour.)   Gunmen wait patiently in the back of their luxury …

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Dark Money and White Crimes; the Power of Chinese Organized Crime in Canada

(Image displays arrest of supposed Triad "godmother" in Chongqing; obtained from Daily Mail, UK)   A body lies draped across the sidewalk, cloaked in the garb of a worker who once plied the rails of the Canadian National rail yard. The sweating and grunting from the exertion of pushing and pulling and servicing and regulating …

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The North American Hammer and Sickle

Image: Ivankov's funeral in Moscow, October 13, 2009 (Obtained from Russia Beyond the Headlines, June 19, 2017).   Russian criminal groups seem to enjoy a special place in the public’s understanding of the array of global criminal fraternities. Typically cast as the latest iteration of the ruthless and organized criminal plaguing the streets of Europe, …

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Republication: Story found at GangsterReport.com

Greetings loyal PanAm readers, We continue to work on the latest iterations of stories and pieces of writing on issues that influence the labyrinthine world of organized crime; however, when we come across a tremendous piece of informative journalism we often feel compelled to share it. Gangster Report remains one of the pre-eminent sources of all news …

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What is Happening in Chicago

  So what the heck is happening in Chicago? Shootings and violent incidents are spiking, gang conflicts are intensifying, yet all the while political figures claim that the economy is growing across Chicagoland. Simple answers for the worsening environment abound: deteriorating economic opportunities in specific neighbourhoods, the lack of housing and public assistance, and even, …

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Colombia Enters Next Phase in Tragic Trafficking Saga

January 26, 2017   As the holiday season descended upon Colombia the beautiful South American country began the anticipated shift towards a new stage in the evolution of the ongoing and tragic militarized social conflicts that have plagued it since its inception. This evolution has seen the rise and fall of governments, the dismantling and …

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