History

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…

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The Origins of La Cosa Nostra

It should be noted that the concept of the Mafia is sufficiently large and can be studied in a range of different areas, which are: . . . as a mirror of traditional society, with attention to political, economic or –  more often – sociocultural facts; as a company or type of criminal industry; as secret organization more or less centralized; as legal system parallel to the state, or as anti-State. The concept becomes more…


What Was The Lufthansa Heist?

The Lufthansa Heist was one of the biggest cash thefts on American soil, it has been popularized in many a book and movie, the biggest being Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas. Goodfellas was of course the movie where Robert De Niro portrayed Jimmy Burke, who, in the movie had his name changed to ‘James Conway’ (which was in-fact his birth name), and not forgetting the book written by one of the organizers himself ‘The Lufthansa Heist – By…


On This Day in 1902 Carlo Gambino was Born

On this day in 1902 one of the most notorious Mafia leaders was born in Palermo, Sicily. Carlo Gambino was one of the mobs most notable bosses and the largest crime family in the US still goes by the name of the Gambino Crime Family, the family that Carlo took over from Albert Anastasia after his assassination in 1957. Carlo was said to be a great family man, but even that couldn’t curb his enthusiasm…


The Prime Minister meets the Kingfish

Here come the Kingfish, the Kingfish. Friend of the workin’ man. The Kingfish, the Kingfish. The Kingfish gonna’ save this land.   Randy Newman The Kingfish Never let the truth get in the way of a good story. That’s true crime story teller, Gary Jenkins advice. I happen to whole heartedly agree. Mob myth has had some doozies over the years, and like fish tales they tend to get bigger and better as time goes by. Here at…


Who Was Frankie Yale & How Did He Die?

Becoming the Brooklyn Boss Francesco Ioele also known as Uale and or Yale was born January 22nd 1893 in Italy. His family immigrated to New York around 1901. Yale was known as the forgotten boss, however he was undoubtedly a murderous leader. Like most gangsters, Yale got an early introduction to the world of crime, his future mentor John ‘Papa Johnny’ Torrio got him admitted to one of the dominate street gangs in lower Manhattan,…