20 Mobsters With The Weirdest Mob Nicknames

Some mob nicknames sound powerful, intimidating and down right terrifying, we’re talking of names like The Lord High Executioner, The Grim Reaper, The Killer, The Ice Man, The Devil… you get the picture, we could go on. Then, well, there’s names that shall we say don’t really portray that same effect. Ducks, chickens, sausages, eggs, and other weird, strange and confusing nicknames all appear in our list. Joseph “Junior Lollipops” Carna Joseph Carna was a…

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The Lindbloom Chronicles: Garment District and Textile Scam

Reading Time: The New York Garment District and Textile Scam So one day I get a call from Tommy, one of my industrious new partners. He says he’s on his way with Vince to pick me up—to do some “mining.” I have no idea what the hell that is, but I don’t bother asking, figuring it’s just some New York term I wasn’t familiar with. We ended up meeting a guy named Carlo, an older…


On This Day in 1928 Greg Scarpa was Born

Reading Time: Greg ‘The Grim Reaper’ Scarpa was born May 8th 1928 in Brooklyn, New York, he was the second born, his parents being Italian Immigrants. At the age of 7, Scarpa was working as a coal deliveryman alongside his father, this gave Scarpa an itch for a better life for him and his family. Greg’s older brother Sal was the first of the Scarpa family to hook up with mob associates, by the age…


Who Was Who Anthony Abbatemarco?

Reading Time: Related to several independent-spirited Profaci-Colombo Crime Family mobsters who met with violent ends, Anthony Abbatemarco attained a leadership position within the organization and reached a ripe, old age. Born in Brooklyn on April 6, 1922, Anthony Abbatemarco was the first child of Frank and Mary Abbatemarco. The family lived at 702 President Street in the Park Slope section, just outside of Gowanus. On the same city block resided Anthony’s grandmother Rosa and his…


Organized Crime In Detroit: Forgotten But Not Gone

Reading Time: The Detroit mafia lives in the shadows. It always has, now, more than ever. “They don’t chase the news cameras like in other cities and a lot of them have been very adept of veiling themselves in legitimacy,” said former federal prosecutor and organized crime task force member Keith Corbett, of the area’s ruling mob powers. “In relative terms, it’s been a recipe for success, in that most of them have avoided long,…


A Complete Guide to The St Valentine’s Day Massacre of 1929

Reading Time: It was a cold and chilly morning in Chicago, the time was 10:30 a.m. and the date was February 14, 1929. This day would not only mark one of the most brutal mob killings in history, but it would also end the North and South side battle for power. A battle that dominated the Chicago underworld for years and saw over 200 mob murders. Some of those victims included North Side leaders, Dean…