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Charles "Charlie Bullets" Albero Genovese Narcotics Dealer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Charles Albero was a narcotics distributor for the Genovese crime family. His criminal career dates to 1927 when he was originally sentenced to a forty-year term in Ossining State Prison (Sing Sing). He was paroled the following year on a technicality. After his premature release he was indicted on two charges, i.e. burglary and violation of the Sullivan Law. His career ended in 1962.
George "Blah Blah" Smurra Genovese Family Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
George "Blah Blah" Smurra was an enforcer and hit man for the Genovese crime syndicate. As late as 1972 his name appears in a New York Magazine article of prominent members of the Genovese organization. Smurra began his life in crime in 1928. His rap sheet included arrests for burglary, felonious assault, assault, robbery and murder. He originally worked for Genovese capo Rocco Pellegrino.
¿O Plata O Plomo?
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,570. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade, Nonfiction » Law » Criminal
Told in first person by someone who was there, this is the story of the kidnapping and murder of DEA Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena and of the failed attempt to find and rescue him.
Philip "The Stick" Kovolick Jewish Mobster Meyer Lansky Associate
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Philip Kovolick fled New York City for Florida after a police bust at a restaurant on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Kovolick took up residence in Hallandale, Florida. His body was discovered in a steel drum there in 1972. Kovolick was active at horse racing venues and was even asked for tips about Hialeah races by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Kovolivck was a source for crime writer Hank Messick.
Settimo "Big Sam" Accardi Bloomfield, New Jersey Mobster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
"Big Sam" Accardi lived in Bloomfield, New Jersey. A mob enforcer, Settimo was originally from Vita, Italy. He entered the United States in 1926 from a port in France. A target of immigration officials beginning in November 1952, Accardi was deported to Italy. Before justice dept. officials in the John F. Kennedy administration sought his return, he was a narcotics trafficker for the U.S. Mafia.
Magaddino Mafia Family Buffalo, New York 1963-1970
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
John V. Cammillieri was a prominent lieutenant in the Magaddino crime family. Charged with perjury, i.e. lying to a grand jury, Cammillieri went on trial in Erie County. His court ordeal is a part of this story of nearly a decade in the life of the Magaddino group. Cammillieri was assassinated outside a Buffalo restaurant in 1974. The Magaddino syndicate was comprised of multiple ethnicities.
Dominic D'Agostino Niagara Falls Mafioso
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Dominick D'Agostino was linked to organized crime as early as the late 1920s. He was part of a drug ring that flourished in Niagara Falls and the neighboring region. Federal agents and local police cracked down on this drug operation in 1930. Narcotics were seized and brought to Syracuse where they were impounded under guard. One of the ring leaders, Archie Renda, was later tried with D'Agostino.
John "Poppa John" Priziola Detroit Mafia Boss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
John Priziola was one of multiple Detroit area Mafia bosses in the years between the 1930s and the 1960s. He was involved in numerous rackets, most notably the lucrative narcotics trade. Michigan's largest city became a nexus of a thriving drug trade that operated internationally. Detroit Police Commissioner, George Clifton Edwards, testified about the city's huge mob problem in October 1963.
Caribbean and Eastern Pacific Maritime Security: Regional Cooperation in Bridge and Insular States - Controlling Narcotics and Cocaine Smuggling, Narco-traffickers including Mexico and Central America
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 48,830. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Law enforcement
The international cocaine market has transformed the Caribbean Basin into the most violent region in the world. Against the onslaught of drugs and violence, interstate security cooperation and intelligence sharing are increasingly prominent features of state security strategies.
Fifty Feet Above the Wall: Drug Cartel Drones in the U.S. - Mexico Border Zone Airspace, and What to Do About Them - Border Security Countering Hostile and Narco-Drones with Anti-Drone Doctrine
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 47,640. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Mexico
Recently, border security agencies responsible for securing the U.S.-Mexico border are having to contend with the emerging threat of Mexico's drug cartel narcotics-smuggling drones, also known as narco-drones. Narco-drones are an example of cartel innovation for smuggling, among other deviant purposes, that U.S. border security will need a strategy to counter.