Main Menu | Italian-American Civil Rights League, Hoboken Chapter | Hudson County Politics | Hudson County Facts | Joseph Kuklinski - The Ice Man's Brother | White Van in Liberty State Park, Jersey City on 9/11
Removing Viruses and Spyware | Reinstalling Windows XP | Reset Windows XP or Vista Passwords | Windows Blue Screen of Death | Computer Noise | Don't Trust External Hard Drives!
Advertise with Text Links and Banners Before Bride of Frank NJ Bicycle Routes Hudson County Politicians' Whorehouse? Steve Lonegan is a vile fraud. Apple iTunes Lincoln Tunnel Beatles Billboards Training Attack Dogs
E-mail This Page To A Friend
Mafia Stories from the Tunnel Bar
Hudson County Facts Mafia Posts


The Essex County-based African-American organized crime network headed by Wayne B. "Akbar" Pray is believed to be one of the largest in New Jersey. Like the Roland "Pops" Bartlett organization from Philadelphia, the Akbar organization calls itself The Family, and consists of more than 300 active members. In addition to its drug distribution networks, the group has been active in real estate ventures, weapons dealing and contract murders.

In 1988, Pray and four of his subordinates were indicted under the federal drug kingpin statute. Pray has since been convicted. Federal officials estimated that his organization distributed 341 kilos of cocaine and 354 kilos of marijuana in less than two years, grossing more than $4.5 million annually. Pray allegedly traveled throughout the United States, making deals and arranging for transportation of narcotics. He also traveled to Colombia and the West Indies to purchase his supply of cocaine. On January 12, 1990, Pray was sentenced under the federal drug kingpin statute to life in prison without-parole. Although the vast majority of his drug distribution network remains intact in Essex County, no successor has yet surfaced.

Also in the Newark area are several smaller African-American groups such as the Ratchford Brothers, the Brown Family, and a group led by Roger "Little Akbar" Williams. The Ratchford brothers – Eddie, Willie and Marvin – control drug distribution in the Clinton Hill section of Newark, as well as out of the Stella Wright Homes development and the Hayes Homes project. The youngest brother, Eddie Ratchford, is believed to be the leader of their networks. All three brothers have extensive records for crimes such as homicide, kidnapping, weapons offenses and narcotics violations. Their operation is small by design and is believed to consist of no more than 15 persons.

The Ratchford Brothers have a working relationship with the Brown Family, three brothers who operated a small drug distribution network in the area of 17th Avenue in Newark. Bo Brown is presently incarcerated, Phil Brown was killed., and the third brother, Dennis "Moofi" Brown, is still operating in Newark. A third network, controlled by Roger Williams, is a group of between 20 and 25 members who distribute cocaine in the Prince Street area of Newark. Williams' group is also believed to have a territorial relationship with the Ratchford Brothers.



Great New Bike Lock!
$25 – Lock Included – Free Shipping in the USA
Payment by PayPal – E-mail

Domains For Sale – Web Sites For Sale

Craig Guy
Hudson County Technology Schools
Aide to Senator Bob Menendez
Convicted Drug Dealer Connection?

Hal Turner sues 7chan, 4chan, ebaumsworld and others.
Hudson County Hate Monger Hal Turner charges in suit:
"Criminal activity . . . includes photographs of pre-teen and teenage girls in various states of undress."

Is there voting after death?
Hudson County Politics

City Hall Web Wall


Jim McGreevey vs. Bret Schundler
The 2001 Race for Governor of New Jersey

Page continues BELOW this image!
For All Sorts of Unique New York City Information, Visit GET NY!

Brooklyn Politics: Due to the tireless efforts of Brooklyn District Attorney Charles "Joe" Hynes,
the people of New York City remain safe from that gang of marauding political reprobates – Sandra Roper, John O'Hara, and Judge John Phillips.

The Trail of the Tiger – Tammany: 1789-1928
Boss Tweed and The History of New York City Political Corruption

United States Of America V. Robert Philip Hanssen
The FBI Agent Who Spied for the Russians

Now on Sale at Amazon

Hudson County Facts Winter 2006 by Anthony Olszewski
Hudson County, New Jersey is a place of many firsts - including genocide and slavery.
Political corruption is a tradition here.
First issue in a series by Anthony Olszewski – Click HERE to find out more.

Print Edition Now on Sale at Amazon

Read Online at
Google Book Search

Advertiser and Distributor
Inquiries Welcome

The Advance-Decline Line As A Tool In Technical Market Analysis

Deprecated: Function split() is deprecated in /home/content/o/n/t/ontheerie/html/mafianj/ on line 256

Fatal error: Call to undefined method baseParserClass::baseParserClassWithExtensions() in /home/content/o/n/t/ontheerie/html/mafianj/ on line 1691

The REAL NJ Mafia!
The Hoboken Crew’s plot to hit John Gotti.
The murder of DiGilio, Boss of Bayonne.
Bobby Manna of Jersey City . . . and LOTS MORE!

La Cosa Nostra
Official NJ State Commission of Investigation Report

Print edition on sale at Amazon

New Forces in
NJ Organized Crime
On sale at Amazon

Corona Extra Beer Subliminal Advertising

Svedka female robot
The Svedka female robot wants you!

Hudson County Facts Winter by Anthony Olszewski - Hudson County History
Print Edition Now on Sale at Amazon

Read Online at
Google Book Search

Advertiser and Distributor
Inquiries Welcome

Advertise and Boost Your Site's
Search Engine Ranking

New Jersey Frequently Asked Questions

Roger Chugh: New Jersey Governor McGreevey's Close Confidant

Get Your Shore House NOW!

"Our Computers Don't Make Mistakes"

George Washington to Run for Office!

NJ Governor James McGreevey
A Miserable Failure

Boycott Citgo!

Return To The Mafia In New Jersey Main Menu

A GREAT New Jersey Web Site!
Get Great Deals At Get NJ

Frank Hague, Black Tom, Bergen, Glenn Cunningham
Jersey City History
Your Ancestors' Story
Asbury Park
Bruce Springsteen's Jersey Shore Rock Haven!

The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and The Central Railroad Terminal
Visit Liberty State Park!

Contact us at:
297 Griffith St.
Jersey City, NJ 07307