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    The Panama Papers: Secrets Of The Super Rich (2016)

    Top secret deals in Panama allows the rich to build vast banks of hidden wealth. Kings, criminals, presidents and prime ministers have been outed for dodging the rules and having assets stashed in tax havens abroad. In the biggest ever leak of such information, 11.5 million documents handed over to a German newspaper last […]

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    The Real Goodfella (2006)

    The show features Henry Hill, Martin Scorsese (director of Goodfellas), Nicholas Pileggi (writer of Wiseguy and co-writer of Goodfellas), Gus Russo (author of Gangsters and GoodFellas), Marie Jones (Henry Hill’s boss), Alfie McNeil (former U.S. Marshal), FBI agent Edward McDonald, and Joe Hill (Henry Hill’s brother). It shows surveillance footage of mob capo Paul […]

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    The Real Sopranos (2006)

    The DeCavalcante crime family is a powerful organized crime family that controls organized crime activities in Elizabeth, New Jersey and surrounding areas in the state, despite operating on the other side of the Hudson River in New York, within the nationwide criminal phenomenon known as the American Mafia (or Cosa Nostra). It maintains strong […]

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    The Seven Five (2014)

    The Seven Five, also known as Precinct Seven Five, is a 2014 documentary directed by Tiller Russell. The film looks at police corruption in the 75th precinct of the New York Police Department during the 1980s. The documentary focuses around Michael Dowd, a former police officer of 10 years, who was arrested in 1992, […]

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    The True Story of Killing Pablo (2002)

    A notorious Colombian drug lord known for his brutal regime and ruthless habits, Pablo Escobars life culminated in the largest manhunt in history. Hosted by author Mark Bowden and based on his critically-acclaimed book, Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World s Greatest Outlaw (2001), the feature-length HISTORY special explores Pablo Escobars criminal life, […]

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    The Two Escobars (2010)

    Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, many believe, Pablo Escobar’s Medellín Cartel and the Cali Cartels were largely responsible for financing and building the Colombian National soccer team into one of the world’s best. But in an early match against the United States in the 1994 FIFA World Cup, a Colombian defense man named Andres […]

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    The World History of Organized Crime – Complete – 5 Episodes (2001)

    This enthralling History Channel production looks at both the origins and current state of organized crime in Sicily, Russia, Colombia, India, and China. The series of five shows is thoroughly researched and beautifully put together, clearly elucidating the complex sociological roots that gave rise to today’s cartels. Such fascinating topics as Russian prison tattoos […]

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    Tough Nuts: Australia’s Hardest Criminals (2010)

    Presented by bestselling crime author TARA MOSS, this explosive eight-part series blows the lid off Australia’s criminal underworld and reveals the real story behind what made and shaped the most notorious figures in Australian criminal history. What made them? What shaped them? This world premiere series features the real stories of the complex and […]

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    Tracking Down Serbia’s Danube River Pirates (2016)

    VICE Serbia explores how pirates, mostly through deals made with international boat crews, illegally load off oil, ores or fertilizers that they later sell on black market. Such activities are often followed with great risks and violence between rival gangs is quite common. The Danube flow through Serbia is 600 kilometers long and a […]

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    Vory V Zakone – Thieves By Law – Ganavim Ba Hok (2010)

    The mysterious Russian Mob is possibly more infamous and feared than the Italian Mafia or the Japanese Yakuza. We were first enlightened to some of the traditions of this most nefarious organization in David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises. Now, Russian-Israeli filmmaker Alexander Gentelev offers us some intimate firsthand accounts of these “Thieves By Law,” an […]

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    Walking Heavy (2016)

    Jason Coghlan is of one of Britain’s most notorious reformed criminals who was jailed for armed robbery before finding an even more lucrative pastime: studying law and founding a legal firm in Marbella, Spain. In our documentary Walking Heavy, VICE gained intimate access to Jason’s life over two years, witnessing the rise of his […]