Asked By: Alan Williams Date: created: May 08 2024

Who runs the underworld in London

Answered By: Fred Foster Date: created: May 10 2024

Terry Adams – Bloomsbury, London – 20 Terry Adams’ fortune collapsed and he wound up in a one bed council flat in Bloomsbury, London with his missus 20 Terry Adams heads up The Clerkenwell Crime Syndicate Credit: Central News 20 He used to live in a £1.6 million sex-bedroom, 4,600ft mansion in Fallowfield, Barnet Credit: Enterprise News and Pictures 20 The inside of the crime lord’s house in Barnet, North London Credit: London Media Press

  • The Clerkenwell Crime Syndicate, one of the most powerful in Britain and lead by the Adams Family, is thought to be more brutal than the Krays.
  • Headed up by Terry Adams, the £200 million family were at their height in the 80s and 90s through their influence in murder, extortion, robbery and drug trafficking.
  • One of their victims, a former hitman who would use a Samurai sword to kill the family’s enemies, is rumoured to be buried in concrete under the Millennium Dome.
  • The 64-year-old, jailed for seven years in 2007 following a £10 million cop investigation, is connected with 25 gangland murders.

He lived in a £1.6 million sex-bedroom, 4,600ft mansion ‘Fallowfield’, Barnet for a number of years. But as the authorities closed in, his fortune collapsed and he wound up in a one bed council flat in Bloomsbury, London, with his missus.

Asked By: Cameron Hill Date: created: Nov 20 2023

Who was the most powerful London gangster

Answered By: Jaden Coleman Date: created: Nov 20 2023

The Firm – (Image: Getty Images) The Kray Twins are possibly the most notorious of London’s gangster history. Ronnie and Reggie Kray, born on October 23, 1933, terrorised London in the 50s and 60s with their gang, The Firm. Murder, armed robbery, arson, protection rackets, assaults – they were involved in it all.

But despite being criminals they assumed some kind of celebrity status – the pair were West End nightclub owners mixing with politicians and entertainers of their time, were interviewed on TV and photographed by David Bailey. The Kray twins, who grew up in Bethnal Green, were among the last people to be held prisoner at the Tower of London.

They were convicted in 1969 and each sentenced to life imprisonment. Ronnie was in Broadmoor Hospital until he died on March 17, 1995 from a heart attack. Reggie was released from prison on compassionate grounds in August 2000, and died from bladder cancer nearly nine weeks later.

Who ran London before the Krays?

2. Jack “Spot” Comer – Jack “Spot” Comer was the “King of Aldgate”. (Image: Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix.com)

  • Before the Kray twins came on the scene, Spot Comer was the man at the centre of gangland London between the 30s and 50s, styling himself as the “King of Aldgate”.
  • He grew up in a Jewish neighbourhood in Whitechapel and was said to have joined his first gang when he was just seven.
  • At 15, he got a job as a runner for a bookies and a year later the teenager started working the protection rackets on Petticoat Lane.

Some of his closest comrades in the protection racket underworld of the 1930s included the likes of Morris Goldstein aka “Moisha Blueball” and Bernard Schack aka “Sonny the Yank” – now they are some gangster names. The bookie never loses, so they say – if Comer realised he wasn’t going to do well at the races he would make off before punters came to collect their winnings.

  1. Comer saw himself as a protector for Jewish shopkeepers but charged them for the privilege.
  2. Having raked in the money, Comer had a large flat in, sharp suits, was driven in a Cadillac convertible – and a cut throat razor was his trademark weapon.
  3. He eventually “retired” from a life of crime and died in 1996.

Who is Terry Adams?

Who is Terry Adams? –

  • Terry Adams was born on October 18, 1954, in,
  • He created the Clerkenwell crime syndicate with his brother and Patrick “Patsy” Daniel John.
  • They were all born to Irish parents and together with eight other children they lived in their family home in Barnsbury, Islington.
  • It was thought that he retired from being a frontline in crime in 1990, as a secret squad set up by the and the was listening to recordings of his calls.
  • The criminal gang was expanded to include other family members and close childhood friends.
  • On March 9, 2007, during a hearing at the Old Bailey, Andrew Mitchell QC said: “It is suggested that Terry Adams was one of the country’s most feared and most revered organised criminals.
  • “He comes with a pedigree, as one of a family whose name had a currency all of its own in the underworld.
  • “A hallmark of his career was the ability to keep his evidential distance from any of the violence and other crime from which he undoubtedly profited.”

Who is the biggest gangster in the UK 2023?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

David Hunt
Born David Charles Hunt April 1961 Canning Town, London, England
Other names Long Fella, Davey Hunt
Occupation Organised crime boss

table> Hunt Crime Organisation

Founded 1980s Founded by David Hunt and brothers Founding location Canning Town, London, England Years active 1980s-present Territory Canning Town/Soho/Essex Membership Notable members: David Hunt, Paul Edmonds, John Hunt, Kevin Hunt, Bill the Bomb, Jimmy Holmes, Bobby Reading, Stevie Hunt,Terry Sabine, Frank Spiteri Criminal activities Racketeering, drug trafficking, murder, extortion, bribery, pimping, bookmaking, money laundering, smuggling, fraud, arms trafficking, theft Allies Clerkenwell crime syndicate, IRA, Yardies Rivals Various criminal gangs in London

David Charles Hunt (born April 1961 in Canning Town, London ) is an English organised crime boss linked to violence, fraud, prostitution, money laundering and murder. He heads a gang dubbed The Hunt Syndicate, which has been described as being an extensive criminal empire that has so far evaded significant penetration from law enforcement.

Hunt is known in gangland circles as Long Fella due to his height of 6 ft 5 inches. In a confidential police report from the early 2000s which was later leaked online, Hunt’s gang was said to include family members and the father of a well known reality TV star. Hunt has been described by Metropolitan Police sources as being “too big to bring down”.

He became a close friend and associate of Reggie Kray, visiting him in prison in 2000 just prior to his death. He was the owner of “Hunt’s Waste Recycling” in Dagenham, which during the nearby 2012 Olympics closing ceremony, was the centre of the “largest fire in several years” in London which saw 40 fire engines and over 200 fire fighters attend the scene.

Now known as Connect Waste the recycling centre is run by Hunt’s long time friend, Phil Mitchell. Hunt resides at The Morleys, a 7 bedroom mansion in Woodside Green, Great Hallingbury on the Essex / Hertfordshire border, close to Bishop’s Stortford, Complete with swimming pool, tennis court, gym and guard dog pen, the mansion was purchased in September 1993 for £600,000.

In 2013, it was revealed that Hunt had failed to declare any income or pay tax between 1982 and 1996, and he was unable to recall in court how he had been able to afford the property.

Who is the biggest don of the underworld?

Early life – Dawood Ibrahim was born on 26 December 1955 to a Konkani Muslim family in Khed in Maharashtra, India. His father, Ibrahim Kaskar, worked as a head constable with the Mumbai Police and his mother, Amina Bi, was a homemaker. He lived in the Zadgaon area of Dongri and attended Ahmed Sailor High School, from which he dropped out.

Who was the crime king of London?

Billy Hill was Britain’s first celebrity gangster. Born in London’s impoverished Seven Dials, by the early 1950’s he had control of the city’s gambling rackets and masterminded a heist that set the template for the Great Train Robbery.

Asked By: Howard Coleman Date: created: May 09 2024

Who is the most powerful gangster right now

Answered By: Blake Adams Date: created: May 11 2024

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Semion Mogilevich
An image of Semion Mogilevich released by the FBI and State Department on 6 April 2022
FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive
Charges
  • Fraud by Wire
  • Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act Conspiracy
  • Mail Fraud
  • Money Laundering Conspiracy
  • Money Laundering
  • Arms trafficking
  • Drug trafficking
  • Human trafficking
  • Aiding and Abetting
  • Murder
  • Smuggling
  • Prostitution
  • Securities fraud
  • Filing False Registration With the SEC
  • False Filings With the SEC
  • Falsification of Books and Records
Alias Seva Moguilevich Semon Yudkovich Palagnyuk Semen Yukovich Telesh Simeon Mogilevitch Semjon Mogilevcs Shimon Makelwitsh Shimon Makhelwitsch Sergei Yurevich Schnaider
Description
Born Semion Yudkovich Mogilevich June 30, 1946 (age 77) Kyiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Ukrainian, Russian, Israeli
Height 168 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 130 kg (290 lb)
Occupation Russian mafia boss, confidence trickster, businessman, racketeer, crime lord, gangster
Spouse Tatiana Markova ​ (divorced) ​ Galina Grigorieva ​ (divorced) ​ Katalin Papp ​ ( m.1991) ​
Children At least 3
Status
Added October 23, 2009
Removed December 17, 2015
Number 494
Removed from Top Ten Fugitive List

Semion Yudkovich Mogilevich ( Ukrainian :, romanized : Semén Yúdkovych Mohylévych ; born June 30, 1946) is a Ukrainian -born Russian organized crime boss. He quickly built a highly structured criminal organization, in the mode of an American mafia family; many of the organization’s 250 members are his relatives.

He is described by agencies in the European Union and United States as the ” boss of all bosses ” of most Russian Mafia syndicates in the world, he is believed to direct a multibillion-dollar international criminal empire and is described by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as “the most powerful and dangerous gangster in the world,” with immense power and reach at a global scale, and connections to prominent government, military, and law enforcement officials, and powerful politicians around the world.

He has been accused by the FBI of “weapons trafficking, contract murders, extortion, drug trafficking, and prostitution on an international scale.” Mogilevich’s nicknames include “Don Semyon” and “The Brainy Don” (because of his business acumen). According to US diplomatic cables, he controls RosUkrEnergo, a company actively involved in Russia–Ukraine gas disputes, and is a partner of Ivan Gordiyenko.

Mogilevich has three children and is closely associated with the Solntsevskaya Bratva crime group. He has alliances with political figures, including Yury Luzhkov, the former Mayor of Moscow, Dmytro Firtash, and Leonid Derkach, former head of the Security Service of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov, who was designated the acting President of Ukraine in February 2014, appeared in court in 2010 for allegedly destroying files pertaining to Mogilevich.

Shortly before his assassination, Russian FSB defector Alexander Litvinenko claimed Mogilevich had a “good relationship” with Vladimir Putin from the 1990s. William S. Sessions, Director of the FBI from 1987 to 1993 during the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and George H.W.

Asked By: Brandon Murphy Date: created: Jun 11 2023

Who were the Krays scared of

Answered By: Carlos Gonzales Date: created: Jun 13 2023

Kray twins rival on what happened in nightclub gun fight that changed everything

  • Eddie Richardson and his brother Charlie were members of one of the most feared crime gangs in London.
  • The Richardson gang were the Kray twins biggest rivals and were known as the capital’s most sadistic gangsters.
  • They are said to have pulled teeth out using pliers, cut off toes with bolt cutters and even nailed their victims to the floor.
  • In his explosive book, Eddie has lifted the lid on what really happened in London’s gangs in the 1960s.
  • Here he reveals what happened during the gun fight at Mr Smith’s in Catford.
  • The events of that night lead to Reggie Kray gunning down George Cornell in the Blind Beggar pub Whitechapel – and the end of reign.
  • An old pal of mine had an interest in a club in Catford called Mr Smith’s.
  • In March 1966, the place was having trouble with rowdy customers.
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Former gangster Eddie Richardson has lifted the lid on what really happened ( Getty)

  1. The owner, who was from Blackpool, got in touch with my associate Billy Hill and asked him to sort to it out.
  2. Bill asked me and that’s why we were there.
  3. The owners wanted to maintain a gaming licence, so had to keep an orderly establishment with gambling and dancing and drinking over and the place closed by 2am.
  4. The deal was that I would organise the ‘security’ inside and on the door of Mr Smith’s.
  5. In return we’d get to place our slot machines in the club; we were double dipping with more than one dog in the race.
  6. It was a neat, lucrative deal for us and there was no haggling; in fact they were really glad of such an arrangement.

It was such a good prospect that we went over to the place on Monday, 7 March 1966 for a look round. Bertie Green from the Astor Club provided the entertainment and the girls. It was a lovely place, the club. A raised dining area, dance floor and a place, a stage, for entertainment.

  • Where’s the problem?
  • We were well welcomed but did not stay for lunch, saying we’d come back in the evening and sign off on our deal.
  • The snag was a group of local hard men who had decided they were in charge of the club’s protection in return for free drinks and whatever else they could get were there when we returned.
  • Another of the locals, Billy Haward, was having it off with the wife of one of our mechanics at Atlantic Machines, and he thought it was personal.
  • We couldn’t give a f**k who he was shagging – unless it got in the way of our business – but it had him on edge.
  • There was Frank and I, Harry Rawlins, Ronnie Jeffreys and Billy Staynton, in our little drinks party.
  • I saw the other blokes, they were familiar but on nodding terms: Billy Haward, Billy Gardiner, Henry Botton, and Peter Hennessy.

Billy Myers, the son George Cornell ( Ian Vogler/Daily Mirror) “Mad” Frankie Fraser Attends Gangster Charlie Richardson’s Funeral at New Camberwell Cemetery in 2012 ( Daily Mirror) At that point, around 10 pm, I never imagined it was going to turn out like the Gunfight at the O.K.

Corral, but it did. Maybe not in so many dead, but in the legend of London gangland it was the beginning of the end of an era. I’ll try and do it justice but it happened quickly. I got the shotgun treatment. I’ve got a load of pellets in my leg half a century and more later. I’ve had a knee replacement, and when they X-rayed my knee, the technician asked: ‘What’s all that?’ It’s still there.

As is my memory. The atmosphere was tense and I tried to lighten the evening up, kept the drinks coming. I’d talked to the management and our deal was done. We were in charge of security and good order in the club. And, then, Jimmy Moody, who I knew but who was a friend of Harry Rawlins, came in and joined us for a drink.

  1. The paranoid Billy Haward panicked, for he knew Moody was someone who could make problems vanish, in a puff of smoke, as it were.
  2. Haward was joined by his other mate, Dickie Hart, just out of jail for GBH, and they sent out for tools, for guns. Hart got a,45 pistol and Haward a sawn-off,410 double-barrelled shotgun, cut down to the size of a big handgun. He believed he was the boss being tooled up in the place he thought of as his HQ. It never had been anything to do with him, and with us on a nice retainer it was startlingly out of his league now. When it came to the off, I had no idea about Haward’s love life or that they were armed – that Haward was better dressed than he looked with a sawn-off shotgun under his jacket, and Dickie Hart also had an accessory, an automatic in a shoulder holster. These guys thought they were Jimmy Cagney. In Catford. Although, the way things went down, it was the Wild West. To keep within the law the drinks had to be over by 2am and the management guys told me that Haward and his lot were refusing to go. It was 3am. I was being paid to sort that. I was restless and getting edgy. There just wasn’t any reason for trouble.
    • As good as I could be, I leaned over, no verbals, and suggested it was time to call it a night, the staff wanted to clean up and shut.
    • Haward stared at me: ‘What the f*** is it to do with you?’

    The Richardsons & Frankie Fraser

    1. I stayed calm.
    2. I told him: ‘I’m running the door here from now on; it will be my blokes on the door.’
    3. Peter Hennessy was a big fellow and he went wild, he went off on one, and I could see Haward bringing up the shotgun.

    Dickie Hart had pulled his gun out. Harry Rawlins grabbed at the shotgun and hit Haward over the head with it but Dickie Hart shot him with the pistol, puncturing an artery in Harry’s left arm which spurted blood showering into the air.

    • Hennessy yelled at me: ‘You, I’m gonna have a f****** straightener with you.’
    • ‘You want a straightener, you can have one,’ I told him.
    • We went out to the dance floor and went at it.
    • There were guns about and I expected a bullet in the back at any moment.

    Hennessy was a big bloke and he was relentless. He was landing them on me – good, solid punches – but the more he connected, the more he hurt me, the more I gave him back. I thumped him and he went down. I got astride him and I wanted to punch his head through the floorboards but he was shouting: ‘I’ve had enough, I’ve had enough.’ Former underworld gang leader Charles Richardson, Eddie’s brother ( PA Archive) I was on a no-win with the guns but I won the fight.

    • Hennessy was out of the game and I was breathless.
    • When I turned around it was a bloody circus, the fighting had burst over into the back of the room.
    • Frankie Fraser had leaped on Hart right after Harry Rawlins was wounded.
    • They were fighting with Frank and a couple of others struggling to get the gun off Hart.

    Frank took a bullet in his side from Hart’s,45, right through, smashing his thigh bone. He was crippled by it but still trying to get at the gun. Hart’s gun was turned on him and he was shot. I know who did it but I won’t say. Haward was smashed over the head and wounded with an iron railing.

    1. Ronnie Jeffreys got a shotgun blast in the groin and stomach.
    2. I didn’t feel it at the time but I also suffered a shotgun blast, all across my buttocks and the back of my leg.
    3. Frankie Fraser had made it outside but only to a next-door garden, where he’d collapsed.
    4. It was Harry Rawlins who was in true trouble.

    Jimmy Moody came good and got a tourniquet on Harry’s arm and I think that probably stopped him bleeding out fatally. The street was lighting up like a Christmas tree and we had to get out of there. Jimmy’s Jaguar was nearest and I helped him get Harry into it and we were off.

    1. Jimmy got out of the area and when we thought we were a decent distance from the trouble, he dropped us at East Dulwich Hospital.
    2. Jimmy scarpered when he knew the doctors had got to Harry and me.
    3. It didn’t look good for Harry who couldn’t speak and the doctor said was ‘in danger of dying’.

    He was on a drip right away. I told them I was George Ward, first name I could think of. I said I had no idea who Harry was. Charlie Richardson’s police mugshot The police had collected Frankie and Ronnie Jeffreys from outside Mr Smith’s and taken them to Lewisham Hospital. They’d found Dickie Hart comatose, lying under a lilac tree, and taken him there, too, and that’s where he died. As I saw it we were the victims. We’d gone to the club unarmed and not looking for trouble and now we were shot up. Frankie’s leg had been shattered by the,45 bullet and my leg had ballooned up with lead poisoning. Harry Rawlins was all but dying in the hospital bed next to me. But, of course, the police appeared like bad when you don’t need it. Neither Harry or I were able to move far, but two coppers were put on duty to guard the side ward we were in put in. I was saying nothing, and announced that in front of the hospital staff as I didn’t want some copper making up statements for me. For the cops the total was four seriously wounded, one dead: it was the start and the end all at once. I was charged with ‘making an affray’ and Frankie was charged with the murder of Dickie Hart and stashed in the hospital wing of Wandsworth Prison. The others on our side of the trouble were remanded with me in Brixton. Charlie was in South Africa with Jean Lagrange, f**king her and, unbeknown to him or me, the rest of our lives. Still, when he heard of my trouble he got the first flight back to start fixing whatever was necessary. Yet, in the moment, that geography made Ronnie Kray very brave. I was in jail. Frankie Fraser was in a hospital bed in a high security prison. Charlie was in South Africa. Ron Kray couldn’t believe his luck. On 9 March 1966, two nights after the gunfight at Mr Smith’s, Ronnie Kray shot George Cornell dead. Extracted from No Handcuffs – The Final Word On My War With The Krays by Eddie Richardson published by John Blake, which is out now. You can find this story in Or by navigating to the user icon in the top right. : Kray twins rival on what happened in nightclub gun fight that changed everything

Asked By: Eric Rodriguez Date: created: Jan 11 2023

Who betrayed the Krays

Answered By: Devin Carter Date: created: Jan 12 2023

The man who ended the Krays’ reign of fear: Sixties supergrass tells his story after 40 years on the run

  • He was the man who brought down the Krays, but the moment Bobby Teale decided to betray the vicious twins he knew he was signing his own death warrant.
  • The former henchman had seen enough of the sadistic violence meted out by the East End thugs during their reign of terror and wanted to bring it to an end – even though he was fully aware of the consequences of double-crossing the notorious duo.
  • And after his evidence helped put Ronnie and Reggie behind bars for the rest of their days, Bobby had no choice but to flee, knowing if he stuck around at best he would get a bullet in the head and, at worst, be mercilessly tortured before being murdered.
  • So he went on the run for 40 years.
  • Now, in an exclusive interview, the 70-year-old reveals how he decided to turn supergrass after Ronnie started making sickening sexual advances towards his 11-year-old brother Paul.
  • He even thought about killing the crime lord himself if he touched the youngster, meaning instant death at the hands of Kray heavies in the room.
  • The incident happened in his brother David’s flat in Clapton, East London, in 1966.
  • Ronnie was hiding out there after murdering rival George Cornell.

Bobby recalls: “Ronnie announced he wanted Paul to sit on his lap. I went to the kitchen and got my gun from where I’d left it on top of the fridge. “If Ronnie made a move on Paul, that would be his last. I was intending to unload the gun on him. “I hid it under my coat and, taking a deep breath, I stood in the doorway of the living room.

  1. Ronnie then told his entourage he was going for a “lie down” and tried to steer young Paul towards the bedroom.
  2. Bobby blocked his path, and after a terrifying stand-off in the doorway, Kray backed down.
  3. But he knew the gangster, who had raped and abused a string of young men, never stopped until he got what he wanted.
  4. He said: “As soon as he went for my brother I knew I couldn’t walk away.
  5. “My stomach was churning but I had made up my mind what I was about to do, even though I could hardly believe it myself.
  6. “I phoned Scotland Yard from a call box near my mum’s flat.”
  7. The 30 second call set in motion a chain of events that would lead to the arrest of Ronnie, Reggie and members of their gang.
  8. Bobby, David and his other brother Alfie, also friends of the Krays, would testify against them at Court One of the Old Bailey.
  9. When the twins were convicted of two murders in 1969 and sentenced to a minimum 30 years in jail, it was largely the Teales’ evidence which put them there.
  10. The trial also meant a life sentence of another sort for married Bobby, then a handsome 23-year-old from North London.
  11. For the next four decades he vanished, leaving his wife behind and escaping to Canada and later the US where he started a new life and family.
  12. He missed his parents’ funerals before coming back from the dead two years ago when he responded to a Facebook appeal that Alfie, now 72, and David, 69, launched in a bid to make contact.
  13. Bobby had only recently told his new family in America about his past.

Early days: Paul on Bobby’s shoulders with other brothers and a friend One Christmas, daughter Paula gave him a coffee table book called Defining Moments in History in which he spotted a picture of Reggie’s funeral. Bobby said: “I felt a sudden torrent of emotion.

  1. Trying to hide it, I stood up and got the attention of the family, saying casually, ‘See the man in this coffin? He was once my best friend’.
  2. The kids were shocked.
  3. Who is it?’ they asked.
  4. His name was Reggie Kray,’ I said softly, ‘and he was one of the most notorious criminals of his time.
  5. He had a twin brother called Ronnie.

I helped bring them down’.” One of his children asked: “Dad, if you were his friend, does that mean you were a criminal too?” Bobby, now 70, says: “I didn’t know how to reply. There was a long silence. Eventually my daughter said softly, ‘Dad, did you ever kill anyone?’ ‘The opposite,’ I said.

I tried to save people, and I suffered for it’.” Bobby had never mentioned his secret life to his family but now he felt it was time to tell his story and set the record straight about the Kray twins. He recalls: “I saw things that terrified and disgusted me, things that I would never want to know about.

I had to make a stand. I did something that put my own life in danger. “I had to run away from my old life and let my family think I was dead. Anger and grief welled up and I slammed the book shut.” Bobby, who lives in Utah, decided it was time to write a book about his amazing experiences so his children and grandkids would know the truth.

  • Ronnie, who ran the Two Rs club in Bethnal Green with Reggie, said he wanted to do business with the Teales.
  • The brothers insist they were never on the payroll of The Firm but they were soon required to entertain the Krays and run errands for them.
  • In their time with the twins, all three witnessed savage beatings and the results of Ronnie’s wild mood swings.

Bobby’s book is filled with tales of the Krays’ reign of terror. It punctures the myth that has for decades painted them as honourable East End heroes. Reunited: Bobby, centre, with brothers David and Alfie

  1. For three years from 1966, while a trusted figure at the heart of the brothers’ empire, Bobby betrayed the gangsters’ code by feeding vital information to Scotland Yard under the codename Phillips.
  2. Details of the Krays’ activities allowed police to build a detailed picture of how extensive their grip on the British underworld was.
  3. But all the time the twins were getting word from bent police officers that ­Phillips was providing information.
  4. Bobby believes he was on the point of being exposed a number of times.
  5. Describing one, he says: “We were all in a very small crowded room with Ronnie and Reggie and someone came in and said, ‘Phillips has been on the phone again’.

“It was a set up by Ronnie. He had orchestrated it so he could watch everyone’s reaction. “He started glaring at each member of The Firm and then he came to me but I put on a dozy look like I was listening to the person next to me. “When Ronnie got to my face there was no reaction and I knew if there was I would be dead.

  • And if there was any doubt about what would happen to Bobby if the twins found he was the grass, it ended with the fate of a low-life criminal known as Frosty.
  • Crooked police officers were leaking information about Phillips back to the Krays, so Bobby asked his police handler to release some false intelligence to help protect him.
  • He had told them about Frosty, who had previously boasted about raping and killing a young girl, and murdering another man with an axe.

Bobby says: “At last I could see the Yard at work. Soon after they let a leak out saying Frosty was Phillips. “When Ronnie heard via the Yard informer the crook was the grass, he killed him. “Ronnie Kray tortured him to death, poor b******, trying to get him to tell them what he had told the police. “And he’d told them nothing. His body was never found.”

  1. But Bobby did live to give evidence against the Krays who fixed him with stares in court as they finally realised who had betrayed them.
  2. He says: “I don’t believe they learned who Phillips was until the last minute.”
  3. Sitting in a London pub 43 years later, Bobby says: “There is a quote from ­somewhere I’ve always remembered, ‘All that is necessary for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing’.

“I had to do something and I did it, even at the terrible cost of losing my family for 40 years. I’m not ashamed of that. I’m proud of it.” * Bringing Down the Krays by Bobby Teale, published by Ebury on May 24, price £14.99. You can find this story in Or by navigating to the user icon in the top right.

Who was the hardest East End gangster?

Ronnie and Reggie Kray – The Kray twins were East End born and bred. They became the dominant criminal family in the area during the 1950s and 1960s running a gang known as “The Firm”. Their story remains popular because they combined gangland activities with the kind of glamorous life that we associate with entertainment stars.

What is the biggest crime syndicate in the UK?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Clerkenwell crime syndicate

Founded 1980s
Founded by Terry Adams and his brothers Tommy and Patrick
Founding location Islington, London, England
Years active 1980s-present
Territory Various neighbourhoods in London
Criminal activities Racketeering, drug trafficking, murder, extortion, bribery, pimping, bookmaking, money laundering, human trafficking, smuggling, fraud, arms trafficking, theft
Allies Irish Mob, Jamaican posses, Arif gang, Colombian drug cartels
Rivals Various criminal gangs in London

The Clerkenwell crime syndicate, also known as the Adams Family or the A-team, is an English criminal organisation, allegedly one of the most powerful in the United Kingdom, Media reports have linked credited them with wealth of up to £200 million.

Asked By: Hugh Morgan Date: created: Oct 02 2023

Where is Terry Adams now

Answered By: Thomas Wilson Date: created: Oct 03 2023

Crime lord Terry Adams, 64, now lives in a council flat Published: 10:20 BST, 3 February 2019 | Updated: 10:22 BST, 3 February 2019

  • Former mob boss Terry Adams is now living in a council flat after paying £730,000 to avoid jail.
  • Adams, the 64-year-old former chief of ‘s most notorious modern crime family, and his wife Ruth, 58, live in a converted townhouse in Bloomsbury, central London.
  • It was revealed by Adams to Westminster Magistrates Court where tomorrow he faces a hearing over £46,000 of unpaid court costs, the Sunday Express reported.

The Camden Council property is a stark contrast to the couple’s £1.6million mansion in Mill Hill, north London, which they were forced to sell six years earlier after a money laundering case. Adams (left), the 64-year-old former chief of London’s most notorious modern crime family, and his wife Ruth (right), 58, live in a converted townhouse in Bloomsbury, central London

  1. Named Fallowfield, the abode apparently featured painting of Al Pacino in The Godfather film, a grand piano, and an enormous harp.
  2. Following the sale of their mansion, the pair initially moved to privately-rented properties, first to London Colney, near St Albans, Hertfordshire, then to a converted flat in a 19th century manor house in Barnet, north London.
  3. But from 2015 the pair lived in a housing association flat after joining the council’s emergency housing waiting list.
  4. The more expensive moves will allegedly help with Adams’ claim in court that he has been left ‘penniless’.
  5. The former gangster paid £730,000 in December 2017 to avoid going to jail again – nine months after he said he couldn’t find the money.
  6. Adams argued that handing over the cash after a 2007 money laundering conviction would breach his human rights.

The Camden Council property is a stark contrast to the couple’s £1.6million mansion in Mill Hill, north London, which they were forced to sell six years earlier after a money laundering case

  • In March he told the High Court he had insufficient funds to meet a debt of £651,611, which reached £730,000 because of interest and other charges.
  • But three judges rejected his claim after he was told of his ‘luxurious lifestyle’ including regular meals at the Dorchester, The Ivy and Brown’s in Mayfair.
  • He finally paid the sum after years of resistance as he faced the threat of a two-and-a-half year jail term he branded ‘inhumane’.
  • A confiscation order of £730,000 was imposed in 2007 after he was jailed for seven years for conspiracy to conceal the proceeds of crime through money-laundering.
  • Adams, from Finchley, north London, helped run the ‘Clerkenwell Crime Syndicate’ with brothers Patsy and Tommy.
  • Patsy Adams was jailed for nine years in 2016 for attacking Paul Tiernan, whom he had accused of being a ‘grass’.
  • Tommy Adams was jailed for seven years in 2017 for money laundering.
  • In 2018, Michael ‘Micky’ Adams, 52, was jailed for 38 months for cheating his way out of about £300,000 in tax.

: Crime lord Terry Adams, 64, now lives in a council flat

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Who is the smartest gangster

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Johnny Torrio
Torrio in 1939
Born Donato Torrio January 20, 1882 Montepeloso, Basilicata, Kingdom of Italy
Died April 16, 1957 (aged 75) New York City, U.S.
Resting place Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, U.S.
Other names The Fox The Brain Papa Johnny Terrible Johnny The Immune
Occupation Crime boss
Predecessor Big Jim Colosimo
Successor Al Capone
Criminal status Released
Spouse Anna Theodosia Jacobs ​ ​ ( m.1912) ​
Allegiance Chicago Outfit
Conviction(s) Tax evasion (1939)
Criminal penalty 2 years’ imprisonment (1939)

John Donato Torrio (born Donato Torrio, Italian: ; January 20, 1882 – April 16, 1957) was an Italian born-American mobster who helped build the Chicago Outfit in the 1920s later inherited by his protégé Al Capone, Torrio proposed a National Crime Syndicate in the 1930s and later became an adviser to Lucky Luciano and his Luciano crime family,

Torrio had several nicknames, primarily “The Fox” for his cunning and finesse. The US Treasury official Elmer Irey considered him “the biggest gangster in America” and wrote, “He was the smartest and, I dare say, the best of all the hoodlums. ‘Best’ referring to talent, not morals”. Virgil W. Peterson of the Chicago Crime Commission stated that his “talents as an organizational genius were widely respected by the major gang bosses in the New York City area”.

Crime journalist Herbert Asbury affirmed: “As an organizer and administrator of underworld affairs, Johnny Torrio is unsurpassed in the annals of American crime; he was probably the nearest thing to a real mastermind that this country has yet produced”.

Who runs Manchester Underworld?

Notorious gang leaders ‘settle differences’ with arranged fist fight in Dubai Gangland rivals Michael ‘Cazza’ Carroll and Stephen Britton are understood to lead two underworld groups in Greater Manchester – but allegedly met up in Dubai for a ‘straightener’ Michael Carroll is said to have had an organised punch up with rival Stephen Britton

  • Two British gangland rivals allegedly settled a long-running feud with a punch-up in,
  • Michael ‘Cazza’ Carroll and Stephen Britton, are named as leaders of separate organisations originating in Salford, Greater Manchester.
  • The underworld pair are said to have been at war since before the of the city’s ‘Mr Big’ Paul Massey in 2015.
  • The kingpin was gunned down outside his house by Mark ‘The Iceman’ Fellows that July.
  • The gunman was convicted of the murders of both Massey and John Kinsella at Liverpool Crown Court in 2018.
  • Britton is understood to be the top man of the A Team, allied to Massey, while Carroll, said to be the boss of splinter group the Anti A Team, sides with Fellows.

Mugshot of Stephen Britton – alleged top man of the A Team ( GMP) Carroll is said to run the Anti A Team ( Manchester Evening News.)

  1. Sources have told, Carroll and Britton took part in the organised ‘straightener’ in the United Arab Emirates city.
  2. The alleged clash was said to have been watched by their supporters.
  3. Carroll is understood to have ‘won’ the scrap, which ended when an onlooker was forced to step in.
  4. detectives are reported to have logged intelligence on the alleged fight.

Mark Fellows jailed for the murders of Paul Massey and John Kinsella ( MEN Media)

  • Jurors at Massey’s murder trial were told his death was the result of a feud between the two gangs.
  • Britton is said to have held peace talks with one key member of the Anti A Team as early as 2019, before the fist fight.
  • However, gangland sources suggest the encounter was more to do with personal animosity between the two underworld figures, rather than to draw a line under the gangs’ feud.
  • A source said: “They just don’t like each other.”

Paul Massey was killed in a gangland assassination ( MEN Media)

  1. Other sources have said it wasn’t the first encounter the pair have had in Dubai, and that actually Britton ‘won’ the last one.
  2. In the aftermath of Massey’s death, Carroll fled to Spain and graffiti appeared all over Salford calling him a “grass rat snitch police informer” and urging him to “come fight your war”.
  3. A hit-squad was dispatched to the European holiday hotspot.
  4. However, any assassination attempt was thwarted following a raid on an apartment in Marbella on February 16, 2016.

The ‘straightener’ is said to have taken place in Dubai ( Getty Images/iStockphoto)

  • Policia Nacional officers, alongside detectives from GMP, found an astonishing haul of weapons including knives and a loaded pistol.
  • Britton is understood to have regarded Massey as his mentor and with whom he had spent the afternoon before his murder.
  • He was arrested alongside others but released.
  • It is believed Carroll fled to Thailand and later Dubai.

John Kinsella was also killed by Fellows ( Lincolnshire Police)

  1. Carroll, 42, is known to have worked as a scaffolder, and grew up in Salford.
  2. He moved to the Wigan area following the alleged fall-out with members of the A Team, before moving abroad.
  3. He wasn’t in the dock for any of the three trials connected to the gang warfare of 2015.
  4. All three juries were told that he was the leader of the Anti A Team.

Liverpool Crown Court ( Liverpool Echo)

  • The tit-for-tat feud once saw Carroll’s ex – and mother of his child – watch in horror as masked men removed the roof of her VW Golf with a Stihl saw outside her home in 2015.
  • Fellows was handed a whole-life term for the murders of Massey and Liverpool enforcer Kinsella three years later in the first of a series of gangland trials.
  • A second trial followed and concluded with the jailing of eight members of the A Team in April 2019.
  • These were for offences in connection with a shooting at a car wash in Ashton-in-Makerfield in March 2015, and then the shooting of a seven-year-old boy, Christian Hickey, and his mother Jayne, 30, on the doorstep of their home in Eccles in October of that year.
  1. The mother and son survived, although they were seriously injured.
  2. That trial heard that Carroll was a close friend of Christian’s dad.
  3. Britton was previously jailed for five years for killing a teenager in a hit-and-run in 2009.
  4. Britton, then 21, was fleeing police in his red Golf GTi when he struck 18-year-old Adam Jama – who he knew – and carried him 50 yards down a road in Salford.
  5. He handed himself in to police a few days later and admitted it.
  6. Although he has been named as the leader of the A Team gang in three trials, he has not been charged with any of the offences considered by any of the juries.

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Who is the youngest gangster

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Robert Sandifer
Mugshot of Sandifer
Born April 17, 1983 Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died September 1, 1994 (aged 11) Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Cause of death Gunshot wounds
Other names “Yummy”
Occupation(s) Street gang member ( Black Disciples )
Criminal status Deceased
Criminal charge Arson, armed robbery, drug possession
Penalty Probation

Robert Sandifer (April 17, 1983 – September 1, 1994) (also known as Yummy ) was an 11-year-old boy from Chicago, Illinois, His murder by fellow gang members in Chicago garnered national attention because of his age, resulting in his appearance on the cover of Time magazine in September 1994.

His nickname originates from his love for cookies. Standing 4 ft 6 in (137 cm), Sandifer was a young member of the Chicago street gang the Black Disciples (BD). After committing murder, arson, and armed robbery, he was murdered by his own fellow gang members who feared he could become an informant, and that he was attracting too much attention towards their activities.

Coverage of Sandifer’s death and retrospectives on his short, violent life were widely published in the American media. Sandifer became a symbol of the gang problem in American inner cities, the failure of social safety nets, and the shortcomings of the juvenile justice system,

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Who guards the gates of the underworld

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Pluto and Persephone enthroned Cerberus, in Greek mythology, the monstrous watchdog of the underworld. He was usually said to have three heads, though the poet Hesiod (flourished 7th century bce ) said he had 50. Heads of snakes grew from his back, and he had a serpent’s tail.

He devoured anyone who tried to escape the kingdom of Hades, the lord of the underworld, and he refused entrance to living humans, though the mythic hero Orpheus gained passage by charming him with music. One of the labours of the warrior Heracles was to bring Cerberus up to the land of the living; after succeeding, he returned the creature to Hades.

The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica This article was most recently revised and updated by Adam Augustyn,

Who runs South London underworld?

London crime families – London ‘s crime families were traditionally centred in the East End of London (the infamous Kray twins being the most notable). Due to the restructuring of the East End, and the continued influx of migrants to the area, traditional Cockney families have moved to South London, parts of North London (mainly Islington ), and the counties surrounding London (such as Essex and Kent ).

  • Working-class neighbourhoods are often still home to family-based crime groups involved in drug trafficking, extortion, prostitution, armed robbery, contract killing, money laundering, counterfeiting and kidnapping,
  • Some of the more notorious South London crime families include the ‘Brindles’ and the ‘Walkers’, while the Arifs are the most notorious crime family from London’s south-eastern neighbourhoods.

The Hunt Crime Syndicate, otherwise known as the Canning Town Cartel, led by David Hunt is one of the biggest London crime firms. Another well-known London crime family is the Clerkenwell crime syndicate in Islington, also known as the ‘Adams family’.

What crime family runs London?

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Clerkenwell crime syndicate

Founded 1980s
Founded by Terry Adams and his brothers Tommy and Patrick
Founding location Islington, London, England
Years active 1980s-present
Territory Various neighbourhoods in London
Criminal activities Racketeering, drug trafficking, murder, extortion, bribery, pimping, bookmaking, money laundering, human trafficking, smuggling, fraud, arms trafficking, theft
Allies Irish Mob, Jamaican posses, Arif gang, Colombian drug cartels
Rivals Various criminal gangs in London

The Clerkenwell crime syndicate, also known as the Adams Family or the A-team, is an English criminal organisation, allegedly one of the most powerful in the United Kingdom, Media reports have linked credited them with wealth of up to £200 million.

Who owns the underworld Camden?

The venue is itself owned by Glendola Leisure.

Who leads the dead to the underworld?

Charon – Charon is the ferryman who, after receiving a soul from Hermes, would guide them across the rivers Styx and/or Acheron to the underworld. At funerals, the deceased traditionally had an obol placed over their eye or under their tongue, so they could pay Charon to take them across.

  1. If not, they were said to fly at the shores for one hundred years, until they were allowed to cross the river.
  2. To the Etruscans, Charon was considered a fearsome being – he wielded a hammer and was hook-nosed, bearded, and had animalistic ears with teeth.
  3. In other early Greek depictions, Charon was considered merely an ugly bearded man with a conical hat and tunic.

Later on, in more modern Greek folklore, he was considered more angelic, like the Archangel Michael, Nevertheless, Charon was considered a terrifying being since his duty was to bring these souls to the underworld and no one would persuade him to do otherwise.