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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
7.6/10
Cast: Cornell Womack
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Gangsters: America's Most Evil Full Episode Guide

  • 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.

  • Over 15 years, Two brothers from Southwest Detroit grow from small time street dealers to the biggest cocaine distribution gang the United States had ever seen, the Black Mafia Family. From the suburbs of Atlanta, to the Hollywood Hills, the Flenory brothers, Big Meech and Southwest T, controlled cocaine in major cities across the country. But when Big Meech moves from the shadows of the underworld to the spotlight of the Atlanta hip hop scene, the two brother's relationship, and BMF begin to unravel.

  • In the 1990s, Ludwig "Tarzan" Fainberg became a middleman between two of the most dangerous criminal organizations in the world, buying abandoned Cold War vessels from the Russian Mafiya and selling them to Colombia's Medellin Cartel.

  • Dustin Honken was a mastermind chemist who made and sold a deadly concoction of crystal methamphetamine, but the federal government would accuse him of much more than that when two of the key witnesses in the case against him suddenly disappeared.

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