David McDermott is a 42-year-old man who was found in Ghana, after a three-year manhunt. He was one of Britain’s most wanted fugitives and he was captured in Ghana for his connection to plot to bring £71m worth of cocaine into the UK. McDermott is suspected of being a member of an organized crime syndicate from Liverpool. It is believed that the group is responsible for a failed smuggling operation discovered by the border force at Tilbury Docks in May 2013. In May 2013, the officers had seized 400 kilograms cocaine that was smuggled into the country in a frozen Argentinian beef container.
A couple of friends from university who purchased and sold fentanyl, a deadly drug, on the dark web are now in jail. Aaron Gledhill, 30 and Ross Brennan, 28 raked in hundreds of pounds in profits making and selling the deadly painkiller as well as other illicit drugs. In the past 9 months in the UK, at least 70 individuals have died as a result of ingesting fentanyl, usually when combined with heroin. Gledhill and Brennan are Huddersfield and they both pleaded guilty to money laundering and drug charges. Judge Andrew Stubbs of York Crown Court, sentenced Gledhill to 3 years and 9 months, and Brennan got a 13 year and 8-month jail sentence.
Stephen Paddock, the Las Vegas shooter, killed fifty eight people who had gathered along the Las Vegas strip for a music concert before shooting and ending his life. A statement from his brother to reporters stated that their father at some point was featured in the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. Patrick Hoskins Paddock, their father got arrested in 1960 after robbing banks and was served with a 20 year jail term. Eight years while serving his term in jail, he managed to escape and was on the run until 1978. Reports provided by the FBI stated that he was to be considered harmful to the society (Kutner, Max).
Like the theme of Creep, there was a public and private part of raising illegal funds for Nixon. With Stans becoming the finance Cahir of CREEP, CREEP managed to raise nearly twenty million dollars. Nineteen well known corporations made illegal contributions to the campaign. To make things worse, “one and one third million dollars of the pre- April 7 contribution came from persons Nixon latter appointed as U.S. Ambassadors.” (36) The Section of CREEP which spear headed the break-in was the group in charge of gathering and leaking information about critics of the Nixon administration. The man who headed this operation was Gordon Liddy.
David Berkowitz, otherwise known as the Son of Sam, was arguably New York’s most notorious serial killer. Berkowitz was a postal employee who murdered six people in the late 1970’s with his .44 caliber handgun. After being caught through a parking ticket and sentenced to 365 years in prison, he made considerable profit from selling the story of his crimes. In 1977, New York State passed a law prohibiting criminals from profiting off of the publicity of their crimes, commonly nicknamed the Son of Sam laws. In the United States of America, 42 states have adopted similar laws to New York’s.
This is the most deadliest gang in the world. This gang started up in California and they have well over 70,000 members. The Mara Salvatrucha is known for drug smuggling, black market gun sales, theft, contract killing, human trafficking, and assault, especially on law enforcement. This gang doesn 't care if your are a child or women they will still kill you and don 't think about you. I always wondered why do gang members wear similar color and wear so many tattoos.
In 1996, being named as ASCAP 's "Songwriter of the Year" Sean Combs was just starting to make a name for himself. By 1997, Bad Boy Entertainment had sold nearly $100 million in recordings, while making a multimillion-dollar with Arista Records for management of the label. By all accounts, Combs is considered one of the youngest and most successful moguls in Black music. An incident that happened in 2001 at a Hamptons Party, Combs had a major downfall. A fight broke out and bullets rang leaving Combs and his girlfriend Jennifer Lopez facing a weapons charge.
How To Get Away With Murder Have you ever seen the TV show How to Get Away with Murder and wondered how many celebrities have murdered someone and got away with it? There have been plenty of celebrities that have committed a crime such as a murder or a tragic car accident. Due to their celebrity status many of those cases have been dropped and got no justice. One of those many celebrities is famous football player Ray Lewis. Ray Lewis was found not guilty for stabbing Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar due to his celebrity status.
The Aryan Brotherhood, also known as the AB, is a white supremacist prison gang and an organized crime syndicate in the United States. The government estimates that there are about 300 full members, with about 5,000+ members in and out of prison. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Aryan Brotherhood makes up less than one tenth of the prison population, but it is responsible for about twenty percent of murders in prison (FBI). They are also known for their organized crime activities, such as drug trafficking, extortion, inmate prostitution, and murder-for-hire. Like many gang members, the Aryan Brothers mark themselves with tattoos of symbols such as a Nazi sign, swastikas, and have their gang name (Aryan Brotherhood) tattooed
In 1965, a small time family with big time dreams are caught up in the biggest drug smuggling operation in United States history. The family includes Jeff and Annie Hobbitt, as well as their two children, Bobbi and Georgia Hobbitt. The Hobbitt’s smuggled drugs from Mexico on numerous occasions before Georgia was pulled over by Texas State Troopers in 1968 in which she began to believe that their big time operation was under fire; thus, her father, the chemist, began manufacturing crack cocaine. Jeff contributed to five other states for crack cocaine, his son and daughter collected the money, while transporting the merchandise back and forth from the surrounding states. Annie, the mother and wife, created a large barrier around their lab by purchasing razor wire fencing and planted numerous trees around the area for camouflage.
Osama Bin Laden, part of the FBI’s top ten most wanted fugitives, was a suspect of several terrorist attacks against Americans (Murdico 7). Bin Laden was the financier and leader of Al Qaeda, an enormous worldwide terrorist organization which killed the lives of thousands of innocent civilians(4). However, the road to his future actions started when he was just a kid. In 1967, when Bin Laden was only ten years old, he inherited 250 million dollars after his father, Mohammed Bin Laden had died in a car crash(11). Later on, Bin Laden would use this money to help fund his terrorism campaign against the United States.
Bin Laden was indicted of 224 counts of murder in Kenya and Tanzania alone. The incursion just before the World Trade Center was on the Navy Destroyer Cole that killed seventeen sailors in 2000. (Hutchinson, 2011) Bin Laden was ruthless. On June 7, 1999 bin Laden appeared on the FBI’s most wanted fugitive list. (Osama bin Laden Fast Facts - CNN.com.,
The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 was a law that was signed by President Ronald Reagan on October 27, 1986. This law was what officially began the all-out war on drugs that is still being fought today by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies across the United States and internationally. This particular Act has been one of the leading cause of mass incarceration of both men and women in America. The prison population has almost quadrupled since 1980 to 2000 due to strict laws against drug dealers, drug traffickers, and users. Each year, the overall prison population surpassed the 1 million mark (Lurigio & Loose, 2008).
Aaleyah Patterson Tom Scales U.S. Public Policy & Democracy 10 March 2016 The “War On Drugs” Is A Public Policy Failure Here we are, four decades after Richard Nixon declared the war on drugs in 1971 and $1 trillion spent since then. What do we have to show for it? Externalities that were unforeseen. It has led to mass incarceration in the U.S., corruption, political destabilization and violence in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. It negatively affected the lives of millions of people all of this while America wastes billions of dollars every year only to create and fuel powerful drug cartels while the goal of the war on drugs seems less achievable than ever.
North also helped a Honduran general, José Bueso Rosa, receive a drastically reduced sentence after he was busted in 1984 by the FBI for a $40 million cocaine shipment. Rosa had been heavily involved with the Contras and he planned to use parts of the drug profits to assassinate the liberal Honduran President Roberto Suazo Córdoba. That plan was later described by the Justice Department as the “most significant case of narco-terrorism yet discovered.” On the other hand, Oliver North submitted the name of Jack Terrell, a military trainer of the Contras, to the FBI as a potential terrorist after Terrell informed investigators about the drug shipments at John Hull’s ranch. John Hull, an American who owned a ranch in northern Costa Rica near the Nicaraguan border, wasn’t some American expatriate pensioner. Instead, he received $10,000 a month from North’s payroll as an intelligence operative.