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By Tony Thompson

ISBN-10: 1848940548

ISBN-13: 9781848940543

Organised crime is now the country's 3rd largest undefined. The variety of gangland murders, shootings and kidnappings, besides the degrees of drug trafficking, humans smuggling and cash laundering, have all skilled out of the ordinary progress. Multi million pound drug offers and cruel turf wars have unfolded from the interior towns and now impact even the main rural groups. The daily influence of organised crime on our lives hasn't ever been greater.

In GANGS, award-winning writer Tony Thompson takes us on a gripping trip into the underworld. From Triad human traffickers in Dover and ecstasy issue proprietors in Liverpool, to Albanian vice barons in London and gun-toting teenage crack buyers in Birmingham, GANGS unearths the interior tale of up to date organised crime.

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Two of Albert’s cousins would become famous Seattleites—Victor Rosellini as a restaurateur and Leo Rosellini as a surgeon—but Albert became best known of them all. When he represented Frank in court, Rosellini was in his tenth year of law practice. A onetime amateur boxer, he had gotten an immediate publicity boost just after hanging out his shingle, when he was hired to defend one of his former ring foes. The Seattle Times found the case a novelty. ” Rosellini later worked for King County prosecutor Warren G.

Of course, if it was OK to kill the police chief, what did that mean for everyone else? Brevity. Life could end abruptly in the middle of a horse ride or poker game. And thanks in great deal to corruption, incompetence, and the free flow of booze and drugs, citizens could vanish almost as if they never existed. Records to that effect can still be found in yellowed bound volumes in the King County Medical Examiner’s Office at Harborview Medical Center. They tell terse stories of early vice-related lives and deaths.

Mayor Lundgren fell into some disrepute as well when it was reported that his construction company had been paid $10,000 by Nellie to remodel her hotel. Curtis pulled up stakes in Aberdeen and was in the throes of shutting down her Seattle operation. She went to her home in West Seattle, a compound surrounded by a high steel fence along Alki Beach, and asked to be let alone. “After nearly half a century in the oldest profession in the world, Nellie Curtis had retired,” write Hughes and Beckwith.

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