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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The Montreal Mob War – Redux

(Francesco Arcadi arrest, Image obtained from Huffington Post, 2016) November 6, 2016 For the Mafia in Montreal everything is dynamic, and, therefore, everything is static. Since the 1970s, the clans that comprise the large and complex organization that constitutes traditional organized crime in Montreal have been in a state of turmoil. Murders, avarice, venality and …

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Why War Horns May Sound Over Philly, Or Not…

(George Borgesi crew meeting December, 2016 at 11th Street and Jackson, South Philadelphia, Image obtained from Fox29 News, 2016) October 18, 2016   The City of Brotherly Love has always stood out in the annals of organized crime as a place of extreme treachery, violence and misery. From the Junior Black Mafia back through to …

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