100 Year Old Sonny Franzese Released From Prison

Franzese spent 35 years of a 50-year sentence for bank robbery behind bars and at the grand age of 100 has finally been released from the Federal Medical Center in Devens, Massachusetts, in a wheelchair just before noon. He was picked up by two men in a white Land Rover. He was dressed in a gray sweatshirt and appeared noticeably thinner than in the past. He did his time, and is now facing life on the…


Win a Swag Bag Worth $150 with Our Thing Apparel

If you live in Detroit and hold a keen interest then you probably already know about Alan Lindbloom. Well, this weekend you have the chance to win a swag bag worth $150 thanks to Our Thing Apparel. What’s in the Swag Bag? The contest giveaway includes a limited edition Gangster Addiction hat and T-shirt, as well as an “Our Thing” hoodie, two T-shirts, and a signed copy of Alan Lindbloom’s novel, To Be A King….


10 Chilling Last Words Uttered by Mobsters

Frank Gusenberg Frank was one of the North-Side mobsters who was on the receiving end of a Tommy Gun in the famous St Valentines Day massacre. Gusenberg was an enforcer for Bugs Moran and he was barely alive when police turned up to see the aftermath of the shooting. When the police asked who had shot him, he stayed true to the code of silence and uttered the following words before passing away: “Nobody shot…


Eddie McGrath and the West Side Waterfront

Edward J. McGrath, or “The Big Guy”, as he was known around the docks, started out as a small-time bootlegger during Prohibition. Originally from the East Side of Manhattan, McGrath fell in with a group of West Side hijackers, including his future brother-in-law John “Cockeye” Dunn, while serving a five-year sentence in Sing Sing for burglary. Other key members of his gang would eventually include Andrew “Squint” Sheridan, the Bell brothers, George Daggett, Joe Butler,…


Fancy Being on TV? New York City Gets a Taste of Detroit

The weekend is soon upon us and Alan Lindbloom and his entourage (consisting of Maria Lindbloom, William Charles Usher, and Jimbo Frapp) have touched down in New York City for a busy weekend ahead.  So what does a successful author do as soon as they get into town? Take it easy? Kick-back with a beer and a cigar? Nah, not this guy, he decided to make an appearance on the Wiseguyz Radio Show of course! You can…


20 Mobsters With The Weirdest Mob Nicknames

Some mob nicknames sound powerful, intimidating and down right terrifying, we’re talking of names like The Lord High Executioner, The Grim Reaper, The Killer, The Ice Man, The Devil… you get the picture, we could go on. Then, well, there’s names that shall we say don’t really portray that same effect. Ducks, chickens, sausages, eggs, and other weird, strange and confusing nicknames all appear in our list. Joseph “Junior Lollipops” Carna Joseph Carna was a…


On This Day in 1955 Louis Campagna Died, Aged 54

Reading Time: Louis Campagna was born in Brooklyn in 1900, little is known about his early life however his first spot of criminal lifestyle was when he was just a teenager, when he joined the infamous New York Five Point’s Gang of Manhattan. Al Capone, who later brought Campagna to Chicago was also a one time member of the same gang. In 1919, New York mobster Al Capone had moved to Chicago to help out…


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,…