Through Their Eyes Thursday: Tony Soprano

I was born into this life. My Father was in it, my uncle was in it. I was bound to be in it. I wasn’t a tough kid growing up. I wasn’t perfect for this life. But the years went by and I was brought closer and closer to the life. I’m a product of my environment. My father kept company that was feared and respected. These were like my Uncles. Gradually i became a…


10 Famous Celebrities Who Nearly Got Killed By The Mafia

Real life can be more bizarre, amusing, or terrifying than a movie. Some famous people like Steven Seagal, Jackie Chan, Jimi Hendrix, have all had petrifying run-ins with nasty gangland killers. The Mob and Steven Seagal In the year 2001, the FBI were examining the Gambino crime family when they heeded the gangsters making fun of their extortion victim, Steven Seagal, who didn’t live up to his tough guy personality. The FBI got in touch with…


On This Day in 1929 Whitey Bulger was Born

On this day In 1929 one of the  most controversial mob bosses was born. James Bulger was a former boss of the Boston Irish mob, also known as the Winter Hill Gang. Better known as Whitey Bulger he was indicted on 19 counts of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, extortion, narcotics distribution, money laundering and racketeering. In 1997 Bulger was publicly tied to the FBI and he fled to Boston after receiving a tip off…


An Interview with Gar O’Brien from Classic Gangster Society

At the NCS we enjoy interviewing actors, authors, journalists, mob relatives, and former law enforcement officials. However, we also like to get into the mind of those who have a passion and interest in the mob world. Today we sat down with Gar O’Brien, who lives in Ireland and runs a number of mob groups over on Facebook which include The Classic Gangster Society and a fairly recent group that is getting a lot of…


On This Day in 1902 Angelo DeCarlo was Born

On This Day in 1902 the Genovese Crime Family mobster, Angelo DeCarlo aka Gyp was born. Gyp was probably most notorious because he was the subject of a two-year FBI undercover operation from 1961 until 1963 which would tie Frank Sinatra to the mob, as well as exposing the extent of corruption in New Jersey. His main activities for the mob were dominating loansharking operations in the New Jersey area, and running his own crew….


On This Day in 1995 Joseph N. Gallo Died Aged 83

Joseph Gallo was a mobster who spent most of his criminal life working as a consigliere for the Gambino Crime Family. He was first given the position by Carlo Gambino in the early 1970’s a few years before the Gambino boss passed away, he then continued in the position after Paul Castellano took the ropes, and finally retained the position in 1986 when John Gotti took over the family. He would only remain Gotti’s consigliere…


An Interview with Philip A. Genovese

After a sixth grade fistfight Phil would finally come to learn who his grandfather actually was, the final denial of what had slowly become a shadowy truth, he would learn that his grandfather was Don Vito Genovese, the namesake and Boss of the Genovese Crime Family, a hard and feared man. Buy The Grandfather Clause by Phil Genovese BUY NOW HERE We are pleased to welcome Phil today, as he joins us in this interview…


On This Day in 1949 Anthony Fiato was Born

On this day in 1949 Craig Anthony Fiato who went by the name Tony Rome or The Animal, was born. He is a former Los Angeles Crime Family mobster who later went on to become an FBI informant in which he testified against some 70 other mobsters. His main role in the LA mob was as an enforcer and street boss, he worked with the likes of Joe Russo, Jimmy Fratianno, Tony Spilotro, Johnny Roselli…


On This Day in 1988 Willie Boy Johnson was Killed Aged 52

On this day in 1988 the FBI informant, Willie Boy Johnson was ambushed as he made his way to his car, which was parked outside his Brooklyn home. Bonanno hitmen Thomas Pitera and Vincent Giattino shot him 19 times at point blank range in the back, thighs, and head. Pitera had carried out the hit as a favor to John Gotti as the FBI were trying to get Willie Boy to inform and testify against…


Lucky Luciano Infographic – Top 5 Facts

Lucky Luciano was one of the most influential and memorable mobsters of the 20th century, after surviving a brutal attack on his life he split New York City into five crime families, and created The Commission, a governing body that dealt with organized crime matters on a nationwide level. Download this infographic.Embed Our Infographic On Your Site!Image Width%px<img src="http://www.nationalcrimesyndicate.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/lucky-infographics.png" alt="Lucky Luciano Infographic &#8211; Top 5 Facts – An Infographic from " width="100%" class="infographic_embedder" /><p class="infographic_attr">Embedded from…


On This Day in 1908 Peter Casella was Born

On this day in 1908 the underboss to Philip Testa in the Philadelphia Crime Family was born. Peter Casella was a prime suspect in the eventual death of Testa as he planned to takeover the family with assistance from Frank Narducci and Rocco Marinucci. Testa was blown up in a nail bomb that was planted at the front porch of his house in 1981. Casella was only made underboss by Testa in 1980, and soon…


Murder Incorporated: The Mafia’s Enforcement Arm

Who Were Murder Inc? Murder incorporated also known as The Combination within the syndicate circle was the name given by the press to organized crime groups. Murder Inc. were split up based upon ethnic lines, these were Jewish and Italian groups, Joe Valachi a Mafia turncoat insisted within his own biography that Murder Inc. did not commit crimes for the Mafia. Murder, Inc. was established after the formation of the commission of the National Crime…


Through Their Eyes Thursday: Vito Corleone

My name is Vito Corleone. Above all I am a Family man. A man of honor, a man of respect. I’ve done my best for my family in the best way I knew. I’ve played the hand I was given as best I could. I lived my life my way, never dancing on a string like a puppet. I lived by a code. Women and children are exempt from this life we lead. I’m the…


On This Day in 1933 Vincent Cafaro was Born

On this day in 1933 the protege of Fat Tony Salerno would be born. Vincent Cafaro was a high-ranking member of the Genovese Crime Family during the 70’s and 80’s. In 1986 he was indicted with 14 other members of the Mafia for racketeering charges, and whilst serving his time in jail awaiting trial he decided to turn informant. During the next few years he would wear a wire during family sit downs. He would…