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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 ...

                                               

Robert W. Williams

Robert Wayne Williams was convicted of the January 5, 1979 murder of Willie Kelly, a 67-year-old security guard. He was executed in 1983 by the State of Louisiana by electric chair. He became the first person to be executed in Louisiana since 197 ...

                                               

Scott Williams (serial killer)

Scott Wilson Williams is a convicted American serial killer who lived in Monroe, North Carolina. He has been convicted for the murders of three women that took place over a period of nine years. He has also been convicted of crimes against two ad ...

                                               

William Winterbourne

William Winterbourne, also known as William Smith, was the very first of the "Victims of Whiggery" to be hanged at Reading Gaol on 11 January 1831 for his part in the Swing Riots of 1830. He was born in Kintbury in 1798. The riots involved agricu ...

                                               

Disappearance of Sara Anne Wood

Wood was last seen when she was riding her bicycle at 2:30 pm on August 18, 1993, after leaving her church in Sauquoit, New York. During the evening that Wood disappeared, her bicycle, coloring book and crayons were discovered hidden in an area o ...

                                               

Lynching of Eliza Woods

Eliza Woods was an African-American woman who was lynched on 19 August 1886 in Jackson, Tennessee, after being accused of poisoning and killing her employer, Jessie Woolen. Woods had been Woolens cook. When it was found that Woolens stomach conta ...

                                               

Douglas Wright (murderer)

Douglas Franklin Wright was an american Serial killer and the first criminal executed in Oregon by lethal injection.

                                               

2015 Wurenlingen shooting

On 9 and 10 May 2015, five people were reported to have been shot dead in the Swiss town of Wurenlingen. One of dead may be the attacker, a Swiss national. It is believed that the attack was a family dispute. The offender killed his parents in la ...

                                               

Robert Wurzelbacher

Robert M. Wurzelbacher Jr. is an American businessman. He served as the senior vice president of American Continental Corporation. He graduated from Boston College. He pleaded guilty to three federal fraud counts in connection with the collapse o ...

                                               

Ed Wutke

Edward Wutke was an American sailor who was convicted by the United States Federal Government for murder. He was sent to Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary for 27 years for committing murder at sea and was assigned the number #47-AZ. Wutke was the fir ...

                                               

X-file scandal

The X-file scandal is a South Korean political scandal of 2005. The scandal revolves around the release of wiretapped conversations to the media. Many of the conversations were of conservative politicians in the Grand National Party arranging bri ...

                                               

XDedic

Founded some time in 2014, it was revealed in June 2016 Kaspersky Lab report as being a major hub in the trade of compromised servers. As of May 2016, 70.624 servers were offered for sale. Following this report, the site shut down only to quickly ...

                                               

Yamaken-gumi

The Fourth Yamaken-gumi is a yakuza gang based in Kobe, Japan. It is the largest affiliate of the largest known yakuza syndicate in Japan, the Yamaguchi-gumi, followed by the Nagoya-based Kodo-kai. It takes its name from its founder, Ken ichi Yam ...

                                               

Yomango

Yomango is a shoplifting movement that originated in Barcelona in 2002. It is billed as an anti-consumer lifestyle. It gained publicity when clothes were stolen from a store, put on and worn back to the store in a "fashion show". Some people clai ...

                                               

Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative

The Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative was led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives during the late-1990s. The program aimed to increase firearm tracing of firearms recovered by law enforcement agencies, learn more abou ...

                                               

Youth Justice Board

The Youth Justice Board, for England and Wales is a non-departmental public body created by the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 to oversee the youth justice system for England and Wales. It is sponsored by the Ministry of Justice, and its Board membe ...

                                               

Ettore Zappi

Ettore Zappi, aka Anthony Russo, was an Italian-American Gambino crime family capo. He died at his home in Hollywood, Florida after a long illness. He is the grandfather of Genovese crime family capos Frank and Anthony M. Galgano.

                                               

Anthony Zizzo

Zizzo disappeared after leaving his home on August 31, 2006; he was last seen outside a Melrose Park restaurant where his car was found after a missing persons report was made by his wife. He is presumed murdered, although the FBI is also conside ...

                                               

Zone-H

Once a defaced website is submitted to Zone-H, it is mirrored on the Zone-H servers. The website is then moderated by the Zone-H staff to check if the defacement was fake. Sometimes, the hackers themselves submit their hacked pages to the site. I ...

                                               

Three Kingdoms of Korea

The Three Kingdoms of Korea refers to the three kingdoms of Baekje, Silla and Goguryeo. Goguryeo was later known as Goryeo, from which the modern name Korea is derived. The Three Kingdoms period is defined as being from 57 BC to 668 AD. The three ...

                                               

Three Treasures (Taoism)

The Three Treasures or Three Jewels are basic virtues in Taoism. Although the Tao Te Ching originally used sanbao to mean "compassion", "frugality", and "humility", the term was later used to translate the Three Jewels in Chinese Buddhism, and to ...

                                               

Three Treasures (traditional Chinese medicine)

The Three Treasures or Three Jewels are theoretical cornerstones in traditional Chinese medicine and practices such as Neidan, Qigong, and Tai chi. They are also known as Jing Qi Shen. Despeux summarizes. Jing, qi, and shen are three of the main ...

                                               

Three Turnings of the Wheel of Dharma

The Three Turnings of the Wheel refers to a framework for understanding the sutra stream of the teachings of the Buddhism originally devised by the Yogachara school. It later became prevalent in modified form in Tibetan Buddhism and related tradi ...

                                               

The Four Companions

The Four Companions, also called the Four Pillars of the Sahaba is a Shiʿah term for the four Sahaba who stayed most loyal to Imam Ali after the death of the Islamic prophet Muhammad: Salman al-Fārsī al-Miqdad ibn Aswād al-Kindi Abū Dharr al-Ghif ...

                                               

Four Dharma Seals

Four Dharma Seals are the four characteristics which reflect some Buddhist teaching. It is said that if a teaching contains the Four Dharma Seals then it can be considered Buddha Dharma. although the Dharma Seals were all introduced after Gautama ...

                                               

Four Noble Truths

In Buddhism, the Four Noble Truths are "the truths of the Noble Ones", the truths or realities for the "spiritually worthy ones". The truths are: samudaya origin, cause of this dukkha is the "craving, desire or attachment"; dukkha is an innate ch ...

                                               

Four Rightly Guided Caliphs

                                               

Four Symbols

The Four Symbols, are four mythological creatures appearing among the Chinese constellations along the ecliptic, and viewed as the guardians of the four cardinal directions. These four creatures are also referred to by a variety of other names, i ...

                                               

Four Treasures of the Study

Four Treasures of the Study, Four Jewels of the Study or Four Friends of the Study is an expression used to denote the brush, ink, paper and ink stone used in Chinese and other East Asian calligraphic traditions. The name appears to originate in ...

                                               

Four Treasures of the Tuatha De Danann

In the Mythological Cycle of early Irish literature, the four treasures of the Tuatha De Danann are four magical items which the mythological Tuatha De Danann are supposed to have brought with them from the four island cities Murias, Falias, Gori ...

                                               

Five Pillars of Islam

The Five Pillars of Islam are some basic acts in Islam, considered mandatory by believers, and are the foundation of Muslim life. They are summarized in the famous hadith of Gabriel. The Sunni and Shia agree on the essential details for the perfo ...

                                               

Wives of King Henry VIII

In common parlance, the wives of Henry VIII were the six queens consort wedded to Henry between 1509 and his death in 1547. In legal terms, King Henry VIII of England had only three wives, because three of his marriages were annulled by the Churc ...

                                               

Seven ages of man

                                               

Seven Bishops

The Seven Bishops were members of the Church of England tried and acquitted for seditious libel in June 1688. In November 1685, James II dismissed the English Parliament for refusing to pass measures removing legal restrictions on Catholics and P ...

                                               

Seven deadly sins

The seven deadly sins, also known as the capital vices, or cardinal sins, is a grouping and classification of vices within Christian teachings, although it does not appear explicitly in the Bible. Behaviours or habits are classified under this ca ...

                                               

Seven Great Singing Stars

Several of the stars acted in films, and their music played a prominent role in developing Chinese cinema. They dominated the Chinese pop music industry in the 1930s and 1940s, which was centered in Shanghai, and often performed in a genre known ...

                                               

Seven Liberal Arts

                                               

Seven Natural Wonders

Seven Natural Wonders is a television series that was broadcast on BBC Two from 3 May to 20 June 2005. The programme takes an area of England each week and, from votes by the people living in that area, shows the seven natural wonders of that are ...

                                               

Seven virtues

The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines virtue as "a habitual and firm disposition to do the good." Traditionally, the seven Christian virtues or heavenly virtues combine the four classical cardinal virtues of prudence, justice, temperance, ...

                                               

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

The Seven Wonders of the World or the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is a list of remarkable constructions of classical antiquity given by various authors in guidebooks or poems popular among ancient Hellenic tourists. Although the list, in i ...

                                               

Eighth Wonder of the World

Eighth Wonder of the World is an unofficial title sometimes given to new buildings, structures, projects, or even designs that are deemed to be comparable to the seven Wonders of the World.

                                               

Eight Beatitudes

                                               

Eight Immortals from Sichuan

Eight Immortals from Sichuan are eight Sichuanese who supposedly became xian. The term is first used by Qiao Xiu in Record of Shu shǔ zì) written Jin Dynasty. They are: Fan Changsheng 范長生 fàn chang shēng, Master Erzhu 爾朱先生 er zhū xiān shēn ...

                                               

Eight Immortals of Huainan

The Eight Immortals of Huainan, also known as the Eight Gentlemen, were the eight scholars under the patronage of Liu An, the prince of Huainan during the Western Han Dynasty. They are not deified in any religions and the xian is used metaphorica ...

                                               

Eight Immortals of the Wine Cup

The Eight Immortals of the Wine Cup or Eight Immortals Indulged in Wine were a group of Tang Dynasty scholars who are known for their love of alcoholic beverages. They are not deified and xiān is metaphorical. The term is used in a poem by Du Fu, ...

                                               

Eight Masters of Nanjing

The Eight Masters of Nanjing or Eight Masters of Jinling were a group of 17th century Chinese painters living in Nanjing who were leaders of the Nanjing school. The most prominent of them was Gong Xian. The Eight Masters of Nanjing were: Xie Sun ...

                                               

Eight Northern Pueblos

The Eight Northern Pueblos of New Mexico are Taos, Picuris, Santa Clara, Ohkay Owingeh, San Ildefonso, Nambe, Pojoaque, and Tesuque. Taos and Picuris are Tiwa-speaking pueblos; the rest speak Tewa. Tiwa and Tewa are closely related languages of t ...

                                               

Eight Principles of Yong

The Eight Principles of Yong explain how to write eight common strokes in regular script which are found all in the one character, 永. It was traditionally believed that the frequent practice of these principles as a beginning calligrapher could ...

                                               

Eight Treasures

The Eight Treasures, also known as the Eight Precious Things, are popular symbols in Chinese art and on Chinese numismatic charms. While technically they may be any subset of the much longer list of the Hundred Treasures, there is a combination t ...

                                               

Nine Lyric Poets

The Nine Lyric or Melic Poets were a canonical group of ancient Greek poets esteemed by the scholars of Hellenistic Alexandria as worthy of critical study. In the Palatine Anthology it is said that they established lyric song. They were: Alcaeus ...

                                               

Nine Saints

The Nine Saints were a group of missionaries who were important in the initial growth of Christianity in what is now Ethiopia during the late 5th century. Their names were Abba Aftse, Abba Alef, Abba Aragawi, Abba Garima, Abba Guba, Abba Liqanos, ...

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