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James Spencer Springette

James Spencer Springette went from selling juice to tourists on the island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands to distributing thousands of kilos of cocaine into the United States. Find out how “Jimmy the Juice” found himself on the FBI’s top ten list of most wanted fugitives, right next to Osama bin Laden.

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John Gotti

John Gotti was the last of the classic gangsters, the “Boss of Bosses” of New York City’s five Mafia families. Unlike other Mafia chiefs, Gotti broke all the rules by reveling in the spotlight and capturing the public’s admiration. But behind the scenes, he ran a multi-million dollar illegal operation that thrived on prostitution, extortion, gambling, theft and drugs. He also left a trail of dead bodies of those that had dared cross him. Seemingly untouchable, the so-called “Teflon Don” would eventually be crossed by one of his own, an unprecedented betrayal that would lead to the demise of the Mafia Boss and the collapse of the Mafia itself.

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Juan Ramon Matta Ballesteros

By connecting the Mexican and Colombian drug cartels, Ballesteros became one of the most powerful drug lords south of the border. But state lines mean nothing to U.S. law enforcement when he orders the torture and murder of one of their own…

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Kaboni Savage

Kaboni Savage was a ruthless drug dealer and murderer whose drug ring pushed hundreds of kilos of cocaine onto the streets of North Philadelphia and made him millions of dollars for nearly a decade. Living up to his name, Savage committed murder to protect his interests, even against his rivals’ families. But it would be Savage’s own words that would ultimately seal his fate.

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Ludwig Fainberg

In the 1990s, Ludwig “Tarzan” Fainberg became a middleman between two of the most dangerous criminal organizations in the world, buying abandoned Cold War vessels from the Russian Mafiya and selling them to Colombia’s Medellin Cartel. Cold War vessels like former Soviet gunships…and a 90-ft submarine.

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Mafia Cops

Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa were two men who had sworn to protect and serve, but instead provided their Mafia cohorts with vital confidential information - earning them the nickname, “The Mafia Cops.” The dirty cops would soon cross the thin blue line from co-conspirators to cold-blooded murderers. A badge tarnished by greed, power and murder, and the distinction as the most corrupt cops in the history of the New York Police Department, would ultimately be their legacy.

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Mery Valencia

One of the few women to rise up the ranks of the dangerous Cali Cartel, Mery Valencia trafficked tons of cocaine into the U.S. The mastermind became a fugitive in 1992 and remained elusive, continuing her illegal operations under the nose of authorities throughout the U.S. for years, until she made one crucial mistake….

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Rances Ulices Amaya

Rances Ulices Amaya was the leader of a sex trafficking enterprise, exploiting young girls and using the money generated to send back to El Salvador and his machete-carrying gang MS-13. But eventually it would be the victims that would prove stronger than their captor…

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Richard "Iceman" Kuklinski

Richard Kuklinski was one of the most notorious killers in American history, convicted of the murders of four people, but likely responsible for dozens more. Initially a hit man for the Mafia, Kuklinski would eventually carry out hits of his own. Dubbed the “Iceman” after authorities learned he had brazenly frozen the body of a victim for two years in his freezer to conceal the time of death; it would take an equally bold undercover agent to take down this cold-blooded killer.

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Vito Rizzuto

Vito Rizzuto was the head of the Montreal Mafia, overseeing a multi-million dollar international empire reportedly fueled by drug trafficking, money laundering and construction fraud. Despite the high levels of drugs his organization pushed onto U.S. streets, Rizzuto was seemingly impossible to take down. But through a series of unprecedented events, one act from his past would eventually come back to haunt the so-called “Canadian Teflon Don”.

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Alex Rudaj

Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Albanian immigrant Alex ‘Uncle’ Rudaj did what no other gangster had done before – or since – muscle in on Italian Mafia territory and turn his gang into a “sixth family” of organized crime.

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Best Friends Gang

Demetrius Holloway quickly rose to become one of Detroit’s most notorious drug kingpins with the help of a gang started by four brothers known as the Best Friends. But when the Best Friends decide to go into business for themselves, childhood friends become bitter – and deadly – enemies.

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Cheng Chui Ping

For two decades, Cheng Chui Ping made a fortune trafficking cargo from Communist China to the United States. But her cargo wasn’t drugs; it was humans. Find out how this unassuming woman became what authorities called “the mother of all snakeheads.

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David Thai

David Thai was the leader of the Born to Kill gang, a group of ruthless young men who terrorized Chinatown. The gang extorted shop owners too fearful to turn to police, and even started a war with the long-standing gangs in the area. There was only one way to stop the havoc David Thai started, through an informant in his own gang.

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Demetrius & Terry Flenory (BMF)

The patriarchs of the Black Mafia Family were two brothers from Detroit who controlled one of the biggest cocaine distribution gangs in the U.S. But when Demetrius moves from the shadows of the underworld to the spotlight of the Atlanta hip hop scene, the brothers’ relationship, and BMF, starts to unravel

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Dustin Honken

Dustin Honken was a mastermind chemist who made and sold a deadly concoction of crystal methamphetamine. But the federal government would accuse him of much more than that when two of the key witnesses in the case against him suddenly disappeared…

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Harvey Hustlers

The Harvey Hustlers were a notorious gang that dominated the streets of Harvey, New Orleans for three decades. The gang had a virtual monopoly over the illegal drug trade in the area and were believed to be responsible for at least 45 homicides. The Harvey Hustlers were known for two sets of brothers: leader David Williams aka “Mr. Harvey” and his brother Rob, and the leaders of their enforcement arm, “Murder Squad,” Melvin and Jermaine Hudson. Together, they eliminated their competition, and soon, each other.