The Lindbloom Chronicles: The Big Money Check Scam

Reading Time: Episode 12: The Big Money Check Scam So… I last left off in New York, having helped my Lucchese crew boss, Veto, muscle some Dominicans out of the Brooklyn heroin market. That whole episode worked out well for Veto and his higher-ups. They were making millions from the heroin trade in Brooklyn and other parts of New York City. But us low-level grunts, unfortunately, were pretty much left to fend for ourselves when…

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The Murders of Stroncone, Masotto and Siracusa

On July 29 1942 at around 6:30 AM a woman’s body was discovered on the side of the road near Tucker’s Corner in upstate New York near Poughkeepsie. The body was that of Mrs. Yolanda Stroncone. She had been viciously stabbed 14 times with what was later determined to be a knife with a 5″ blade and an ice pick. Her car, money and a diamond ring was missing. Robbery was clearly a motive but…


Ron Previte Dead at 73: Mobster Turned Witness

If you have gone through YouTube watching back-to-back episodes of mob films and documentaries then you have probably heard the name ‘Ron Previte’. Just recently the 6 foot tall, 300 pound Previte even appeared on the first series of ‘The Mafia With Trevor McDonald’. What you will also know about Previte, is that he did a lot of things for money. Including the time he made a pact with the FBI to turn government witness….


Being Crowned: TV Show ‘The Mob King’ Premier Party

Attendance is by personal invitation only, but our friend Alan Lindbloom, author of the very successful ‘To Be a King‘ has made it onto the VIP guest list for this incredible star-studded event. Heck, Al even got authorization from his Parole officer to make the trip down from Detroit to Florida. A meeting of Kings… The event is set to take place in Boca Raton this Friday, and Ciro and the production team are on…


Donate to the NCS: Help Us Continue

Everyone that helps out with the NCS does so because of their love of preserving the history of the Mafia. We make very little from the site in terms of revenue. That is why we are hoping that you will support the work we do here in the US and across the waters, by donating a small amount that will go towards the costs of running the website, hosting it, the creation of videos (image…


Marcello Gumbo and a Big Easy Lagniappe

A mixture of New Orleans and Marcello stories, factoids, rumors and sayings. Everyone knows that Mosca’s Restaurant was Carlos’s favorite place to eat. It became Mosca’s in 1946 and is still in operation today. Prior to 1946 it was called Willswood Tavern. The story goes that Carlos liked the cooking of Provino Mosca so much that he gave the place to him and his wife and even built a small house for them to live…