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Christian Cipollini Talks Comic Books, Mob Museum & How Lucky Got His Name

Three years ago, Christian Cipollini was the first person to sit in the NCS hot seat for an interview. It’s hard to believe where that time has gone but he is now back in for round-two. This time we swapped the written word for a podcast interview which was conducted by Casey McBride and Michael Maffucci. An Interview With Christian Cipollini Christian has been labeled as the rock star of the Mafia world, and during…


Scott Bernstein Talks Purple Gang, Jimmy Hoffa & The Giacalone’s

The NCS gets the opportunity to speak with Mob historian Scott Burnstein from Gangster Report. Books By Scott: In this episode we learn about Detroit’s rich organized crime history, as we dig deeper on subjects such as ‘what happened to Jimmy Hoffa?’, insight into the Giacalone’s, a look back at the Purple Gang, and we also find out that famed Mob writer George Anastasia is one cool dude! Full Interview:


What is the RICO Act & How Does it Work?

The dreaded Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, more commonly known as RICO, is an act that was passed back in 1970 and struck fear into mobsters nationwide, especially mob bosses. Until the 1970’s, a mob boss was untouchable but with the introduction of RICO it allowed them to be tried for crimes which they ordered others to do or assisted them in doing. This act ultimately closed a loophole in the system that allowed…


Robert De Niro and Bobby Cannavale Seen On Set: The Irishman

In The Irishman, De Niro plays Frank Sheeran, a mob hitman who takes us back through his criminal past and his possible connection to Jimmy Hoffa’s death. Hoffa, an American labor union leader, was involved with organized crime throughout his career and in July 1975 at the age of 62, he disappeared. Though Sheeran, also known as The Irishman, was never charged, the book claims that he was responsible for Hoffa’s death. The book of…


Ndrangheta Targeted in Massive Raids: 170 Arrested

Police have arrested 170 suspects from one of the world’s most dangerous mafia outfits, as they sweep across Italy and Germany executing raids in effort to put a stop to the crime network infiltrating local businesses. “It concerned all commercial activity and obviously political power as well.” The Ndrangheta is regarded as one of the world’s most powerful and dangerous Mafia organisations and the FBI claim that the network has over 6,000 members who are…


Who are the Bloods & Crips: What They Stand For & How They Started

The chances are that you have heard of The Bloods and The Crips at some point in your life, whether its on the TV, through word-of-mouth, or maybe through some kind of affiliation. For most people, the knowledge of Bloods and Crips stops there. They don’t know too much about how they came to be, or what they stand for. That’s where we come in. Gang Colors The first thing to notice is the color…


What You Need to Know About Prison Gang Mara Salvatrucha: MS-13

MS-13 is one of the world’s most feared and violent criminal outfits and boasts 70,000 members around the globe, with its roots first being grown outside of LA back in the 1980’s. A gang that was founded by members from El Salvador, is still rapidly growing. The Gang was founded by Ernesto Miranda, aka “Smokey,”. Ernesto at the age of 38 was actually trying to turn his life around after he was deported back to…


Biggest Ever Police Hunt For Mafia Godfather

A 200-strong police force has begun the biggest hunt in Mafia history, to track down Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro. Nicknamed “Diabolik”, after the Italian comic book character, the 55-year-old has evaded arrest for some 24 years and is wanted for a string of crimes including dozens of murders. The latest round of Police hunts have brought them to the Italian capital Rome, as well as Palermo and Trapani in Sicily. It is here that…


Alan Lindbloom Full Interview: Detroit Enforcer

After just 9 months since we interviewed Alan Lindbloom, the stage was set for his second interview. Back in February, Alan was still relatively knew on social media but since the launch of his successful novels he has fast become a household name with top appearances on TV and radio shows, including some promo events across the country. Below is the full interview:


The NCS Christmas Prize Draw – $50 Amazon Gift Card

All you need to do is pick an available number from 1 – 100 below, and the number called out on Facebook on Friday 22nd December will win a $50 gift card to spend at Amazon. Each number costs $1 to purchase and you can buy up to a maximum of 5 numbers per person. Simply click the PayPal link below then enter the number you want or email us the numbers to contact@nationalcrimesyndicate.com, then just…


BREAKING NEWS: Feared Sicilian Mob Boss Toto Riina Dead at 87

Just a day after his 87th birthday we have been informed that the former Sicilian Boss of Bosses has passed away at Parma’s hospital in the North of Italy, after spending days in an induced coma. The Sicilian mafia godfather who ordered the killings of judges Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, as well as politicians and mobsters, had suffered from heart problems for the last few years. As well as a heart condition he was…


Toto Riina Set to Be Released From Prison at 87

Toto Riina, who celebrates his 87th Birthday today, could soon be a free man who will be allowed to die in dignity. Many reading this will instantly recgonize the name Toto Riina from the slaying of two anti-Mafia judges back in the early 1990’s, but he was also at the center of other controversies over the year. The former Sicilian Boss of Bosses had a 13-year-old boy dissolved in acid back in 1996 (the son…


Body Tied to 1969 NYC Mob Hit to be Exhumed

The remains of a body may contain evidence related to a New York City mob hit from the late 1960s. The decomposed body was found by a stream in the town of Tuxedo – a town located in Orange County, New York along the Ramapo Rivera. The town was also a popular dumping ground used by the Gambino’s in the 60’s, to dispose of bodies. The remains of this partocular body was that of a…


Gambino Hitman Sammy ‘The Bull’ Gravano – Spotted in Scottsdale

Sammy, who was released from prison last month after 17 years behind bars has been pictured sporting a brand new look. Gravano shook the underworld in the early 1990’s when he testified against over 39 members of the mob, including his own boss, John Gotti, as well as pleading guilty to the murders of 19 men. In return Sammy received a 5 year prison sentence for his cooperation. He was then taken back in 2002,…