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Gangsters: America's Most Evil is a non-fiction series done in a documentary style that profiles infamous criminal cases. Through a combination of narrated film clips, photo montages and interviews with law enforcement figures, journalists, true crime authors and even some co-conspirators, each episode delves into the criminal enterprise of a major American gangster. The stories include how the subjects rose to power and how they were eventually brought to justice.

The following are some of the nefarious individuals and famous cases featured in the series:

Maria Leon - The head of a human trafficking operation from Mexico to the U.S., she was also the mother of numerous violent gang members.

Barry Mills - While behind bars for armed robbery Mills became a major player in The Aryan Brotherhood. He is said to have been responsible for 14 homicides carried out over almost 20 years, as well as being involved in drug trafficking and racketeering.

Carlos Lehder - A co-founder of the Medellin drug cartel and self-stlyed Nazi, Lehder innovated using Norman Cay, a Bahamian Island as a staging area that helped facilitate the cartel's bringing cocaine into the United States.

Rueben Cavazos - A one time president of the infamous Mongols motorcycle club, he is said to have turned that group into a major criminal organization, as well as being involved in a historic battle between The Mongols and The Hells Angels.

Griselda Blanco

Friday 10:00 PM et/pt on Biography Channel
4 Seasons, 34 Episodes
July 20, 2012
Action & Adventure, Crime, Documentary & Biography, Drama, History
Cast: Cornell Womack
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  • Known as the Monster of Atwater Village, Timothy McGhee was the shot caller for the Toonerville gang; Timothy was an aspiring rapper who wrote lyrics about his gang life and hatred for cops, who was also feared among many in Los Angeles.

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