Upcoming Episodes

Tuesday, April 07

For two decades, Cheng Chui Ping made a fortune trafficking cargo from Communist China to the United States. But her cargo wasn’t drugs; it was humans. Find out how this unassuming woman became what authorities called “the mother of all snakeheads. Show Less
For two decades, Cheng Chui Ping made a fortune trafficking cargo from Communist China to the United States. But her cargo wasn’t dr...Show More

Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Albanian immigrant Alex ‘Uncle’ Rudaj did what no other gangster had done before – or since – muscle in on Italian Mafia territory and turn his gang into a “sixth family” of organized crime. Show Less
Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Albanian immigrant Alex ‘Uncle’ Rudaj did what no other gangster had done before – or sinc...Show More

Rances Ulices Amaya was the leader of a sex trafficking enterprise, exploiting young girls and using the money generated to send back to El Salvador and his machete-carrying gang MS-13. But eventually it would be the victims that would prove stronger than their captor… Show Less
Rances Ulices Amaya was the leader of a sex trafficking enterprise, exploiting young girls and using the money generated to send back ...Show More

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. Cold War vessels like former Soviet gunships…and a 90-ft submarine. Show Less
In the 1990s, Ludwig “Tarzan” Fainberg became a middleman between two of the most dangerous criminal organizations in the world, b...Show More

For two decades, Cheng Chui Ping made a fortune trafficking cargo from Communist China to the United States. But her cargo wasn’t drugs; it was humans. Find out how this unassuming woman became what authorities called “the mother of all snakeheads. Show Less
For two decades, Cheng Chui Ping made a fortune trafficking cargo from Communist China to the United States. But her cargo wasn’t dr...Show More

Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Albanian immigrant Alex ‘Uncle’ Rudaj did what no other gangster had done before – or since – muscle in on Italian Mafia territory and turn his gang into a “sixth family” of organized crime. Show Less
Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Albanian immigrant Alex ‘Uncle’ Rudaj did what no other gangster had done before – or sinc...Show More

Wednesday, April 08

Rances Ulices Amaya was the leader of a sex trafficking enterprise, exploiting young girls and using the money generated to send back to El Salvador and his machete-carrying gang MS-13. But eventually it would be the victims that would prove stronger than their captor… Show Less
Rances Ulices Amaya was the leader of a sex trafficking enterprise, exploiting young girls and using the money generated to send back ...Show More

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. Cold War vessels like former Soviet gunships…and a 90-ft submarine. Show Less
In the 1990s, Ludwig “Tarzan” Fainberg became a middleman between two of the most dangerous criminal organizations in the world, b...Show More

Tuesday, April 14

The patriarchs of the Black Mafia Family were two brothers from Detroit who controlled one of the biggest cocaine distribution gangs in the U.S. But when Demetrius moves from the shadows of the underworld to the spotlight of the Atlanta hip hop scene, the brothers’ relationship, and BMF, starts to unravel Show Less
The patriarchs of the Black Mafia Family were two brothers from Detroit who controlled one of the biggest cocaine distribution gangs i...Show More

James Spencer Springette went from selling juice to tourists on the island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands to distributing thousands of kilos of cocaine into the United States. Find out how “Jimmy the Juice” found himself on the FBI’s top ten list of most wanted fugitives, right next to Osama bin Laden. Show Less
James Spencer Springette went from selling juice to tourists on the island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands to distributing th...Show More

By connecting the Mexican and Colombian drug cartels, Ballesteros became one of the most powerful drug lords south of the border. But state lines mean nothing to U.S. law enforcement when he orders the torture and murder of one of their own… Show Less
By connecting the Mexican and Colombian drug cartels, Ballesteros became one of the most powerful drug lords south of the border. But ...Show More

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… Show Less
Dustin Honken was a mastermind chemist who made and sold a deadly concoction of crystal methamphetamine. But the federal government wo...Show More

The patriarchs of the Black Mafia Family were two brothers from Detroit who controlled one of the biggest cocaine distribution gangs in the U.S. But when Demetrius moves from the shadows of the underworld to the spotlight of the Atlanta hip hop scene, the brothers’ relationship, and BMF, starts to unravel Show Less
The patriarchs of the Black Mafia Family were two brothers from Detroit who controlled one of the biggest cocaine distribution gangs i...Show More

James Spencer Springette went from selling juice to tourists on the island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands to distributing thousands of kilos of cocaine into the United States. Find out how “Jimmy the Juice” found himself on the FBI’s top ten list of most wanted fugitives, right next to Osama bin Laden. Show Less
James Spencer Springette went from selling juice to tourists on the island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands to distributing th...Show More

Wednesday, April 15

By connecting the Mexican and Colombian drug cartels, Ballesteros became one of the most powerful drug lords south of the border. But state lines mean nothing to U.S. law enforcement when he orders the torture and murder of one of their own… Show Less
By connecting the Mexican and Colombian drug cartels, Ballesteros became one of the most powerful drug lords south of the border. But ...Show More

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… Show Less
Dustin Honken was a mastermind chemist who made and sold a deadly concoction of crystal methamphetamine. But the federal government wo...Show More

About Gangsters: America’s Most Evil

Gangsters: America’s Most Evil is a cinematic documentary series that explores the rise and fall of some of the most nefarious and notorious criminals brought to justice by the United States government. From thugs to lethal beauties, outlaws to kingpins, each episode profiles these gangsters and reveals their sinister motives, transgressions and the circumstances that eventually led to their downfall.

 

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A lineup full of “Real Lives. Real Stories. Real Celebrities” is coming your way starting Sept. 10 on REELZ. New series include Rich and Acquitted, Hollywood Homicide Uncovered and Scandal Made Me Famous. New documentary specials include Titanic: Sinking the Myths, Karen Carpenter: Goodbye to Love and Reagan: From Movie Star to President. Rounding out new fall programming are returning series Autopsy: The Last Hours of… and Gangsters: America’s Most Evil.