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STTGI

Stanford Technology Trading Group International was a shell company founded by USAF Major General Richard V. Secord and Iranian arms dealer Albert Hakim, and a cornerstone of what was informally known as the "Enterprise", a complex web of for-pro ...

Sugarman Gang

The Sugarman Gang was a burglary ring which operated between Leeds and London, England, during the early 1900s until its breakup by Scotland Yard in 1910. Stolen goods and property would be passed from jewelry auctioneer William Mallinson to Samu ...

Supply reduction

Supply reduction is one approach to social problems such as drug addiction. Other approaches are demand reduction and harm reduction. In the case of illegal drugs, supply reduction efforts generally involves attempts to disrupt the manufacturing ...

Disappearance of Julie Surprenant

Julie Surprenant was last seen getting off a bus near her home in Terrebonne, Quebec, north of Montreal on November 15, 1999. She was wearing a floral skirt, with a blue petticoat, navy blue socks over black tights, a blue scarf with a fish patte ...

Swedish National Forensic Centre

The Swedish National Forensic Centre - previously known as the National Laboratory of Forensic Science - is a Swedish government agency, organized under Department of Justice as a department of the Swedish Police Authority. It is tasked with assi ...

The switch (con)

The Switch is a type of confidence trick designed to obtain money from a victim by exchanging a phoney package or bundle for the package containing the money. This trick requires two con artists. The Switch has 6 steps: The second con artist offe ...

Symbols and Logos Used by Pedophiles

Symbols and Logos Used by Pedophiles are symbols and logos which were identified in a 2007 FBI bulletin as being used by pedophiles in order to signal their sexual preferences.

Murders of Margaret and Seana Tapp

The murders of Margaret Tapp and Seana Tapp, sometimes simply referred to as the Tapp murders, are unsolved crimes that occurred on 7 August 1984 when an unknown assailant or assailants broke into the home of the Tapp family in Ferntree Gully, Vi ...

John Tartamella

John Tartamella was consigliere for over 30 years to Joseph Bonanno and his family. He was considered a very wise and shrewd elder-statesman who was respected throughout La Cosa Nostra. Born in Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, he "devoted much of ...

Tegeta escrow scandal

The Tegeta escrow account scandal is a 2014 multi million-dollar corruption scheme in the government of Tanzania. Reports and documents show that between US 0 million and 0 million were transferred from the Bank of Tanzania, the countrys central ...

Tekiya

Tekiya are itinerant Japanese merchants who, along with the bakuto, historically were predecessors to the modern yakuza. The tekiya, who first appeared in the early 18th century along with the bakuto, would travel around the countryside, setting ...

Tenka Ikka no Kai

Tenka Ikka no Kai was a pyramid scheme run by Kenichi Uchimura. Behind the Tenka Ikka no Kai was the Dai-ichi Sōgo Keizai Kenkyūsho, run by Uchimura. This organization, established in 1972, once had a million members. It was a cause of the enactm ...

Tens and a Five

Tens and a Five is a variant of the shortchange scam. The con artist hands the mark, usually a bank teller or cashier, a bill, and asks for "tens and a five". The con artist will then start a lengthy conversation to keep the marks mind busy. It i ...

Vincenzo Terranova

Vincenzo "the Tiger of Harlem" Terranova was a gangster and an early Italian-American organized crime figure in the United States. He served as boss and underboss of the Morello crime family, today known as the Genovese crime family, the oldest o ...

John Thanos

John Frederick Thanos was convicted in 1992 of the September 1990 murders of three teenagers: Billy Winebrenner, Gregory Taylor, and Melody Pistorio. At his trial he taunted the families of his victims, saying he wished he could dig up their bodi ...

Theftbote

Theftbote, a misdemeanour, occurs when a crime victim accepts the return of stolen property or makes other arrangements with a felon in exchange for an agreement not to prosecute. Such private deals were criminalized by Edward III, King of Englan ...

Robert Thwaites

Robert Thwaites is a former graphic designer from the United Kingdom who gave up work due to failing eyesight in the late nineties. He turned to faking Victorian paintings in order to put his son through private school. Without any formal trainin ...

Fabianus Tibo

Fabianus Tibo was an Indonesian Catholic citizen executed by firing squad on 22 September 2006 at 1:20 a.m. local time together with Dominggus da Silva and Marinus Riwu for leading riots in Poso, Sulawesi in 2000 that led to the murders of about ...

Murder of Ken Tillery

Ken Tillery of Jasper, Texas, was murdered on January 19, 2002. On the night of his murder, Tillery, a white man, was outside of a suspected crackhouse when he was approached by three black males, Darrell Gilbert, Blake Little, and Anthony Holmes ...

Albert Tocco

Albert "Caesar" Tocco, was a high-ranking member of the Chicago Outfit during the 1970s and 1980s. He allegedly controlled the rackets on the South Side of Chicago, the south suburbs, and parts of Northern Indiana. On May 14, 1990, Tocco was sent ...

Tokitsukaze stable hazing scandal

The Tokitsukaze stable hazing scandal occurred in Japan on June 26, 2007, when Takashi Saito, a seventeen-year-old junior sumo wrestler who fought under the shikona of Tokitaizan, collapsed and died after a training session at Tokitsukaze stables ...

Tongland (gang area)

Tongland is a local nickname for the area of Calton, Glasgow controlled in the 1960s by a violent Scottish teenage gang called the Real Calton Tongs. The Tongs financed themselves using a protection racket, levying money on shops within their ter ...

Tor Carding Forum

The Tor Carding Forum was a Tor-based forum specializing in the trade of stolen credit card details, identity theft and currency counterfeiting. The site was founded by an individual known as Verto who also founded the now defunct Evolution darkn ...

Torrington High School rape cases

The Torrington High School rape case refers to five separate rape cases in Torrington, Connecticut, United States, involving a half-dozen former Torrington High School football players and other Torrington teens. In a 2013 case, Joan Toribio and ...

Omar Treviño Morales

Oscar Omar Treviño Morales is a convicted Mexican drug lord and former leader of Los Zetas, a criminal organization. He was one of Mexicos most-wanted drug lords. His brother is Miguel Treviño Morales, a former leader of the group. The authoritie ...

Trial of the Detectives

The Trial of the Detectives was a police corruption scandal involving three senior officers at Scotland Yard in 1877. Scotland Yard had been called in to investigate a confidence trick in which two Englishmen, Harry Benson and William Kurr, had t ...

UCrime

UCrime.com is a web site which maps crimes on university campuses. It is based in Baltimore, Maryland, and is the sister site of SpotCrime.com, which maps crime in cities throughout the world. UCrime focuses on crime at universities. It uses loca ...

UDR Four

The UDR Four were four members of the 2nd Battalion, Ulster Defence Regiment who were convicted of the murder of Adrian Carroll in 1983. Adrian Carroll was the brother of the Sinn Fein councillor Tommy Carroll. Three of the Ulster Defence Regimen ...

Ugandan booby trap

Ugandan booby trap is the name given to a group of crimes first reported in late 2008 in Uganda. The victims were discovered by police to have been found stripped naked, with all their possessions taken. When discovered, they were not able to rem ...

Unlawful killing

In English law, unlawful killing is a verdict that can be returned by an inquest in England and Wales when someone has been killed by one or several unknown persons. The verdict means that the killing was done without lawful excuse and in breach ...

Utopia (marketplace)

Utopia was a darknet market similar to The Silk Road that facilitated sale of illegal items such as narcotics, firearms, stolen bank account information and forged identity documents. Utopia was based on Black Market Reloaded and has ties to it. ...

1998 Vail arson attacks

On the morning of October 19, 1998 a group of people part of the Earth Liberation Front set fires to several lifts and buildings at Vail Ski Resort. This was one of the most serious ecotage attacks in the history of the United States, causing mil ...

Death of Daniel Valerio

Daniel Valerio was an Australian boy who was beaten to death on 8 September 1990 by Paul Aiton, his mothers boyfriend at the time. His death caused outrage amongst the public and led to the introduction of mandatory reporting of suspected child a ...

Vanderbilt rape case

The Vanderbilt rape case refers to a rape case in Nashville, Tennessee, United States, involving four former Vanderbilt University football players. On August 9, 2013, Brandon Vandenburg, Cory Batey, Brandon Banks and Jaborian McKenzie were indic ...

Vapor wake canine

Vapor wake canines are dogs that have been trained to provide valuable real-time intelligence that can alert their human handlers to presence of explosive threats so that they can be stopped before they become a danger, and these dogs can track e ...

Victims' rights group

A victims rights group is a type of advocacy group which advocates or lobbies for legal, social or political change on behalf of victims of serious crime or injustice. Members of such groups often include family members or friends of such victims.

Violent Criminal Apprehension Program

The Violent Criminal Apprehension Program is a unit of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation responsible for the analysis of serial violent and sexual crimes, organizationally situated within the Critical Incident Response Groups Nati ...

Vomit fraud

Vomit fraud is a type of fraud in which a transportation network company driver falsely claims that an "incident requiring cleanup" occurred while a passenger was riding in the drivers vehicle. The company then charges the passenger a "cleanup fe ...

Billy Ray Waldon

Billy Ray Waldon, aka Billy Joe Waldon and Nvwtohiyada Idehesdi Sequoyah, is a convicted rapist and murderer. Born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, he is on death row in California for a crime spree which claimed three lives. On May 16, 1986, he became th ...

Charles Walker (murderer)

Charles Walker was convicted of the murders of Kevin Paule, 21, and his fiancee Sharon Winker, 25, of Mascoutah, Illinois. Looking for beer money, Walker robbed them of and shot them to death while the couple fished in a St. Clair County, Illinoi ...

Percy Levar Walton

Percy Levar Walton was convicted and sentenced to death in 1997 for the November 1996 murders of Elizabeth and Jessee Kendrick, aged 81 and 80, and Archie Moore, aged 33, in Danville, Virginia. He was scheduled to be executed on June 8, 2006, but ...

Washington Correctional Facility

Washington Correctional Facility is a medium-security correctional facility that is located in Comstock, a hamlet in the Town of Fort Ann in Washington County, New York. It is designated for confinement of males age 18 and older. The facility off ...

George Weinberg (mobster)

George Weinberg was a New York mobster and, with brother Abraham Weinberg, an associate of Dutch Schultz as a mob accountant during the 1920s and 1930s. In 1935, following the disappearance of his brother and the gangland murder of Schultz, he de ...

Keith Wells

Keith Eugene Wells was convicted of the murders of John Justad and Brandi Rains. He was executed in 1994 at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution by the State of Idaho by lethal injection, only one year and nine months after having been sentence ...

Richard Wershe Jr.

Richard Wershe Jr., also known as White Boy Rick, is known to be the youngest Federal Bureau of Investigation informant ever at age 14.

West End Christian School hostage crisis

The West End Christian School hostage crisis occurred on February 2, 1988 when James L. Harvey took captive nearly 60 people, mostly children, inside the West End Christian School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States. The siege came to an end wh ...

The Westies (Irish gang)

The Westies was the name given by the Irish media to a criminal gang based in Blanchardstown, west Dublin, Ireland. They controlled the heroin trade in west Dublin in the late 90s and early 2000s and were known for their extreme violence against ...

Jack Whalen

Jack Whalen, also called Jack OHara and "The Enforcer," was a criminal and freelance contract killer and bookie, who worked for the Los Angeles crime family, although he also was associated with Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, the Shannon brothers and M ...

Whitney gang

The Whitney gang were a notorious family gang from the Anfield district of Liverpool. In November 2011, the family and their associates were sentenced to a total of 82 years in jail for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, with individual sentence ...

Caroline Whitting

Caroline Whitting was a nineteenth-century New Zealand murderer, who was found guilty of killing three of her children through drowning in 1872 and sentenced to death. However, as with Phoebe Veitch in 1883, her sentence was commuted and she was ...

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Pino - logical board game which is based on tactics and strategy. In general this is a remix of chess, checkers and corners. The game develops imagination, concentration, teaches how to solve tasks, plan their own actions and of course to think logically. It does not matter how much pieces you have, the main thing is how they are placement!

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