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List of crime bosses convicted in the 21st century

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This is a list of high-profile crime bosses who have been convicted in the 2000s:


  • Peter Chong
 United States — Boss of the Wo Hop To Hong Kong triad syndicate, sentenced to about 15 years in 2002 for murder-for-hire among other convictions.[1]
  • Salvatore Vitale
 United States — Underboss of the Bonanno American Mafia syndicate, arrested and convicted in 2003 of murder.[2]
  • Peter Gotti
 United States — Boss of the Gambino American Mafia syndicate, sentenced to 25 years for murder plot in 2005.[3]
  • Kenichi Shinoda
 Japan — Yakuza boss, the head of the Yamaguchi-gumi, the largest yakuza syndicate, convicted of illegal gun possession in 2005 and sentenced to about 6 years.[4]
  • Bernardo Provenzano
 Italy — Boss of the Corleonesi Sicilian Mafia syndicate, convicted of murder in 2006.[5]
  • Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela
 Colombia — Leader of the Cali drug cartel, sentenced to 30 years in 2006 for drug trafficking.[6]
  • Miguel Rodríguez Orejuela
 Colombia — Leader of the Cali drug cartel, sentenced to 30 years in 2006 for drug trafficking.[6]
  • Vincent Basciano
 United States — Boss of the Bonanno crime family, convicted in 2006 of racketeering,[7] convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison in 2008,[8] and again sentenced to life in prison in 2011 for another murder conviction.[9]
  • José Miguel Battle Sr.
 United States/ Cuba – Boss of the "Cuban mob". Sentenced to 20 years for racketeering charges on January 15, 2007.[10] He died from various ailments while in prison on August 6, 2007.[11]
  • Kenneth McGriff
 United States — Founding leader of the Supreme Crew drug gang, sentenced to life in prison in 2007 for murder-for-hire.[12]
  • Terry Adams
 United Kingdom – Leader of the London-based Adams crime family, convicted in 2007 of money laundering.[13]
  • William D'Elia
 United States — Boss of the Bufalino American Mafia syndicate,[14] arrested in 2006 and sentenced to 9 years in 2008 for money laundering and witness tampering.[15]
  • Pasquale Condello
 Italy — Boss of the 'Ndrangheta crime syndicate, arrested in 2008 with various convictions of life imprisonment.[16]
  • Demetrius Flenory
 United States — Boss of the Black Mafia Family drug trafficking organization, arrested in 2005 and sentenced to a total of 30 years by 2008 for drug trafficking and money laundering.[17]
  • Yitzhak Abergil and Meir Abergil
 Israel — Bosses of the Abergil crime family, convicted of murder in 2008.[18]
  • Francisco Javier Arellano Felix
 Mexico — Leader of the Felix drug cartel, captured in 2006 and sentenced to life in prison in 2009 for drug trafficking.[19]
  • Vladimir Kumarin
 Russia — Boss of the Tambovskaya crime family, arrested in 2007[20] and sentenced to 14 years in 2009.[21]
  • Diego Leon Montoya Sanchez
 Colombia — Boss of the Norte del Valle drug cartel,[22] arrested in 2007 and sentenced to 45 years in 2009 for drug trafficking, money laundering, obstruction of justice and murder.[23]
  • James Marcello
 United States — Leader of the Chicago Outfit crime syndicate, once called "Chicago's top mob boss" by federal authorities, sentenced to life in prison in 2009 for murder.[24]
  • Xie Caiping
 China — The "godmother" of a Chongqing organized crime group, sentenced to 18 years in 2009 for running underground casinos and bribing government officials.[25]
  • Kiyoshi Takayama
 Japan — Yakuza boss, the president of the Kodo-kai[26] and the de facto leader of the Yamaguchi-gumi, the largest yakuza syndicate, arrested and charged with extortion in 2010.[27]


  • Tariel Oniani
 Russia — Moscow-based Georgian crime lord, sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment in 2010 for his role in the kidnapping of a businessman[28]
  • Tadashi Irie
 Japan — Yakuza boss, the head of the Takumi-gumi and the number-three leader of the Yamaguchi-gumi, the largest yakuza syndicate,[29] arrested in 2010 on suspicion of compensating the relatives of a hitman who had been jailed for murdering a senior member of a rival yakuza syndicate, and sentenced to 10 months in 2011.[30]
  • John Franzese
 United States — Underboss of the Colombo crime family, sentenced to 8 years in 2011.[31]
  • Giuseppe Setola
 Italy — Boss of the Casalesi Camorra clan, arrested in 2009 for murder,[32] and sentenced to life in prison in 2011.[33]
  • Anthony Palumbo
 United States — Leading member of the Genovese crime family, convicted and sentenced to 10 years in 2011 for murder plot.[34]
  • Whitey Bulger
 United States — Leading member of the Irish mob in South Boston, Massachusetts, convicted of murder in 2013.

See also[edit]

  • List of crime bosses


  1. "Court overturns gang boss' `murder for hire' conviction", 21 August 2005, Taipei Times
  2. "Mafia boss who murdered 11 people, then informed on more than 500 gangsters, set free after serving only seven years", 1 November 2010, The Daily Mail
  3. "Mafia boss Peter Gotti sentenced to 25 years", 28 July 2005, Mail & Guardian
  4. "Japan frees Yamaguchi-gumi crime boss Kenichi Shinoda", 9 April 2011, BBC
  5. "'Top Mafia boss' caught in Italy", 11 April 2006, BBC
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Colombian drug lords jailed in US", 27 September 2006, BBC
  7. "Former Salon Owner Is Convicted of Racketeering, but Not Murder", 10 May 2006, The New York Times
  8. "Bonanno crime boss Vincent Basciano sentenced to life in prison" Archived 2011-05-01 at the Wayback Machine, 31 March 2008, NY Daily News
  9. "Mafia boss "Vinny Gorgeous" gets life sentence, again", 20 July 2011, Reuters
  10. [1][permanent dead link]
  11. [2]
  12. "Hip-Hop Drug Lord Kenneth 'Supreme' McGriff Gets Life Without Parole for Slayings", 9 February 2007, Fox News
  13. BBC News - End of the road for the other A-team
  14. "Reputed mobster gets 9 years in prison", 24 November 2008, The Daily Item
  15. "Cooperation with prosecutors earns D'Elia early release", 1 July 2010, Scranton Times Tribune
  16. "Italian police criticised over mafia boss arrest", 20 February 2008, The Telegraph
  17. "Black Mafia Family Members Sentenced to 30 Years" Archived 2011-09-16 at the Wayback Machine, 12 September 2008, Drug Enforcement Administration
  18. "J'lem police nab suspected hitmen near mobsters' car", 15 September 2008, Haaretz
  19. "Mexican Drug Lord Gets Life In Prison", 11 February 2009, CBS News
  20. "Hermanos De Tambov" Archived 2010-02-06 at the Wayback Machine, 14 July 2008, Novaya Gazeta
  21. "Biography for Vladimir Sergeevich Kumarin,", Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
  22. "Colombian cartel head pleads guilty in Miami" Archived 2012-10-10 at the Wayback Machine, 11 August 2009, CNN
  23. "'Don Diego' sentenced to 45 years in jail ", 21 October 2009, Colombia Reports
  24. "Former top mob boss Marcello gets life" Archived 2011-08-09 at the Wayback Machine, 5 February 2009, Chicago Breaking News Center
  25. "Chinese 'Godmother' of Organized Crime Sentenced to Prison", 3 November 2009, Voice of America
  26. "Yakuza chief arrested in Japan", 18 November 2010, The Guardian
  27. "Osaka Police Nab Another Yakuza Boss as Crackdown Continues", 1 December 2010, The Wall Street Journal
  28. Gazeta.ru - Россия передала Испании осужденного за похищение человека криминального авторитета Ониани
  29. "Police anti-gang drive in trouble", 11 December 2010, Asahi Shimbun
  30. "Takumi-gumi kumicho receives a 10 months jail sentence after confessing to charges" Archived 2011-04-11 at the Wayback Machine, February 28, 2011, Sankei Shimbun Script error: The function "in_lang" does not exist.
  31. "93-year-old organized crime figure sentenced to prison", 14 January 2011, Reuters
  32. "Police nab Mafia fugitive who fled through sewer", 14 January 2009, The Seattle Times
  33. "Italian mafia members sentenced to life in prison"[permanent dead link], 15 April 2011, France 24
  34. "Organized-Crime Figure Palumbo Sentenced to 10 Years for N.Y. Murder Plot", 6 May 2011, Bloomberg

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