Episode 18 | Gang Criminal Activity
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Host: Rusty Keeble
Hello GFORCE, this is Rusty Keeble with the Gang Enforcement Company; welcome to Gang Enforcement. Unclassified. Episode 18 of the 2-Minute Tuesday Training Tip -
this week's topic is this ----------
Gang | Criminal Activity
Whether we are talking about Criminal Street Gangs, Prison Gangs or Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs; a gang can literally be involved in a wide variety of criminal activity. However, most gangs specialize in a particular crime that could be based off of skill set, social environment, financial limitations, demographics, and even generational influence.
Let's focus however on the most common crimes that we see gangs involved in throughout the United States and abroad.
News Articles About White Collar Crime by Criminal Street Gangs
Law enforcement officials say credit card fraud appears to be the latest frontier for violent gangs eager to make a quick buck. NY1 Criminal Justice Reporter Dean Meminger tells us about a major bust in Brooklyn.
"The Hoodstarz are a notorious gang that has terrorized parts of Brooklyn for years," said NYPD Assistant Chief James Essig. That's what gangs usually do with guns, violence and drugs. But the NYPD and Brooklyn DA's office say several gangs in the Brownsville area were heavily into credit card fraud as well.
More than three dozen members of a Bloods-affiliated gang were charged Tuesday with running a $414,000 identity-theft ring focused on making purchases with stolen credit card accounts at Barneys, prosecutors said Tuesday.
New regulations and stricter lending criteria have helped to curtail mortgage fraud, but cybercrime and the activities of criminal gangs pose additional threats to the sector.
It's estimated that tax refund fraud losses could hit $21 billion in 2016. The IRS processed more than 244 million personal and business tax returns and issued more than $400 billion in tax refunds in fiscal year 2015. And the IRS said it has made steady progress since gangs and crime rings turned to filing of fake tax returns to obtain fraudulent refunds and the crime exploded from 2010 to 2012.
LONDON - A three-year operation targeting couriers that launder organised crime gangs cash through Money Service Bureaus across London has resulted in 35 convictions and £5.1 million in confiscated funds. Offenses including drugs supply, fraud and tax evasion are generating large amounts of cash profit and criminals are now using gangs who offer specialist money laundering services in order to ‘clean’ the funds.
Special Note: We are starting to hear more concerns around the world; specifically in the United States and the United Kingdom about local gangs cooperating with international terrorism organizations and cartels in the area of narcotics, weapons and human smuggling
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Street gang membership and gang- related crime increased in most jurisdictions. The most prevalent crimes street gangs commit are street-level drug trafficking, large-scale drug trafficking, assault, threats and intimidation, and robbery.
Approximately one-third of jurisdictions that reported indicate an increase in threats to law enforcement.
OMGs continue to engage in all types of violent crimes to include: weapons possession, threats and intimidation, assault, arson, extortion, and drug trafficking.
Gangs continue to foster partnerships with MTCOs. Survey respondents identified more than 96 gangs involved in cross- border crimes. Sureños, Barrio Azteca, and Tango Blast rank as the top three most criminally active gangs along the US/Mexico Border, while the Sinaloa Cartel emerges as the MTCO with the most gang ties.
Approximately 15 percent of agencies reported that gangs in their jurisdiction engage in human trafficking. According to law enforcement reporting, gang involvement in sex trafficking has increased over the past two years. This is likely a significant underestimation, as sex trafficking is often underreported for two reasons: victims fail to report due to shame or fear; and misclassification of gang involved cases, where the offense is cited as prostitution, as opposed to sex trafficking.
Source: 2015 National Gang Report