Mob Boss Giuseppe Dainotti Gunned Down in Sicily

The Mafia may not be what it once was, but this mob hit in broad day light is proof that the mob is far from beaten. Sicilian Mafia Boss Dainotti who has only been out of prison since 2014 was shot in the head as he cycled along a street in Palermo. The hitmen were pulled up alongside him on scooter and fired at Dainotti. This happened almost 25 years to the date that Giovanni…


Chicago: The Terrible Genna Brothers

The Genna Brothers were six brothers who operated in the Chicago area through the Prohibition era from 1921 until 1925. By mid-1925, three of the six Genna brothers had been killed and the Genna Crime Family had been absorbed by the Chicago Outfit. Despite being a prominent part of the Chicago underworld for several years, The Genna Brothers aren’t often spoken about. The Genna Brothers Angelo Genna (Feb 3, 1898 – May 26, 1925) –…


Meet Alan Lindbloom & Larry Mazza at The Javits Center

Book Expo America/Book Con, Dates June 1-4 – Booth: 2162 Book Signing / Meet & Greet Reading Time: BEA is at New York City’s famous Javits Center, and the event is the largest and most premier book and publishing Expo in the world! It’s also a place where you can meet face-to-face with your favorite and up-and-coming authors, and guess what? Harbinger Media Group is excited to showcase two authors at the event! Gunner A….


Our Thing NCS Hoodies: Exclusive Apparel

In partnership with our good friends at Our Thing Apparel, we have our own set of ‘Our Thing‘ clothing line hoodies. These are limited edition, so once they are gone they are gone. The name ‘Our Thing’ Apparel may be familiar with those of you from Detroit (where it was established), or for those who have been following the successful book launch of Alan Lindbloom’s – To Be a King. These hoodies are one of…


Hood’s Tale Underlined in Lead

[sg_popup id=2] Reading Time: John Ruisi and Steven Pagnozzi were on their knees in a Queens social club when they realized they had been invited there to die. The two begged for their lives, but the reputed mobsters they faced were greedy and armed and had no patience for their pleas, sources familiar with the dual slaying said. The two made the mistake of doing business with Vito Guzzo, who investigators say was a Colombo…


On This Day in 1957 Eliot Ness Died, Aged 54

Reading Time: Eliot Ness was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 19th 1903, and he was best known for destroying the multi-million dollar breweries operated by Al Capone, also in part for Capone’s downfall, including his arrest and conviction of Tax-evasion. Ness, in the mid-1930s was responsible for turning around Cleveland, Ohio when the city was overcome with crime and corruption, he weeded out roughly 200 crooked Police officers and brought down 15 other officials…


To Be a King Volume 2: Launches on Amazon Today

Reading Time: Its without doubt that the first volume of To Be a King was a great success, within a matter of weeks the book burst through into the top 100 books in organized crime on Amazon. Add to that the frenzy on Facebook, with the amount of photos taken of people receiving their book and you get the idea. The novel has been dubbed as the new Godfather, and today volume 2 just hit Amazon. Yes,…


The Lindbloom Chronicles: Garment District and Textile Scam

Reading Time: Episode 10: 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,…


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…


The Death of New Orleans First Godfather (Part 2)

When we last left New Orleans it was April 1st 1869 and New Orleans first Godfather, Raffaele Agnello, had been shot down on Toulouse Street in The French Quarter, or as it was called at the time, Little Palermo. His brother Joseph, known as Peppino, would take over his spot as ruler of the Italians of New Orleans but it would be short lived and Peppino was never quite as effective as his brother. Another…


On This Day in 1965 Owney Madden Died, Aged 73

Owen Vincent Madden was born in Leeds, England on December 18th 1891. Due to the fact the family wanted work, they moved first to Wigan before moving on to Liverpool, his father’s intentions were to finally move the family towards the United States, this was fulfilled in 1901. However tragedy struck the family, and Owney’s father died before he could complete his ambition. The family moved to Manhattan before finding a new home in New…