On This Day in 1979 Thomas DeSimone was Killed Aged 28

Thomas DeSimone was born in Brooklyn, New York. His paternal grandfather, Rosario DeSimone, was the former boss of the Los Angeles crime family. His paternal uncle, Frank DeSimone, was a criminal attorney-turned-mobster; “Uncle Frank”. Right from the outset Thomas was very familiar with the Mafia world and was known for his violent temper, his sister once quoting: Tommy’s teen-age years revolved around boxing, lifting weights, smoking cigarettes, and beating the shit out of a punching…


An Interview with Mob Curator Casey McBride (Part 2)

We are welcoming Casey back into the hot seat today to talk about how things have changed since his first interview back in July 2015, when the wheels only just started turning for him in the mob world. You can see his answers to the questions we threw at him back then, right here. Over a short space of time, Casey and his interest in the mob has grown and taken him on some incredible…


Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal’s 1981 Cadillac Eldorado

The picture you see above was taken in October 1982 and pictures Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal’s 1981 Cadillac Eldorado, after the bombing outside Marie Callendars restaurant located at 600 E Sahara Ave.   He must have thanked his lucky stars for the metal plate under the driver’s seat!


The Three Musketeers: John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, Baby Face Nelson

What do these three Prohibition bank robbers all have in common? Well, two things, they were all Public Enemy Number One and they all met their end in the same year through shootouts with the law. 1934 was certainly a bad year for these three men, and in this article we take a look at how their end came to be. Starting with the first to go, John Dillinger. John Dillinger, Killed in Chicago, 22…


A Shootout in New Orleans

Jonathan was six years old and standing with his mother on Gravier Street in New Orleans. He was bored. Mother was talking with one of her friends on the banquette. They were talking about another lady that his mother knew and although he didn’t quite understand all that they were saying about her he didn’t think that mother and her friend liked the lady very much. Mother saw her friend while they were out running…


Silver Dollar Sam – Creation of The New Orleans Crime Family (Part 2)

So, as promised, I’ve found some new information on Silver Dollar Sam and want to pass it on to everyone. First, regarding the story on Sam and Al Capone meeting at the New Orleans train station and Sam sending him packing back to Chicago with his bodyguards nursing broken fingers. It appears more likely that the source for this myth would likely be that, yes, a Capone was in New Orleans but it was Ralph…


The Lindbloom Chronicles – My First Memory

My First Memory… Before I begin, I first must preface this by stating for the record that I am no longer the person I once was. I have no involvement in any criminal activities. Nor do I associate with anyone who is involved in criminal activity. Today I’m a humble Christian who lives a simple life with my wife, far out in the country, five hours north of Detroit. For obvious reasons, I will be…


Exclusive Preview: To Be a King by Gunner Lindbloom

To Be a King is out for release on March 31, 2017 and follows in the footsteps of Omnio “King” Falcone as a brilliant young Mafioso who takes on the Detroit Syndicate, the Motor City’s resident Mafia faction, in this captivating new novel. We spoke to the author, Gunner Alan Lindbloom, who had some more exciting news when he told us that: “I’ll be sending signed excerpts to the first 500 people who purchase the book.”…


The Mafia Quiz of the Year 2016 – Results

The results are in, and 202 people took part in the quiz. Congratulations to the top 10 who all scored 81 out of 100 questions correct or more, especially ‘William’ who bagged top spot with 89/100 answers. You are now crowned as the ultimate Mafia guru. Do you think you can score more and break into the 90’s? Take the quiz here. Name Results William 89 / 100  Ruairi 88 / 100 Barry B 88…


On This Day in 1952 Giuseppe Greco was Born

Greco was born January 4th 1952 in Ciaculli, a town in Palermo, he was born into a life a crime his father also a hitman called ‘Scarpa’.  Giuseppe earned his own nickname ‘ Scarpuzzedda’ based upon his fathers, the nickname means ‘Little Shoe’ as his fathers was ‘Shoe’ Considered one of the most prolific killers in criminal History, killing between 55 to 300+ victims, his favorite method of killing was by a AK 47 assault…


On This Day in 1929 Joey Lombardo was Born

Joseph Lombardo was born January 1st 1929 in Chicago Illinois, from an early age Joey had connections with the mafia. Lombardo owned and operated an international fibre glass company in Elk Grove village, quite seemingly normal, however Joey was also an extortionist, arsonist, high level loan shark and street boss for the Chicago mob. In 1974, Lombardo was arrested for the infamous Teamster’s Union Pension Fraud, he defrauded them out of $1.4 million. Charges were…


On This Day in 1946 The Pink Flamingo Hotel & Casino Opened

On December 26, 1946, in Las Vegas, Nevada, the infamous Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel opened The Pink Flamingo Hotel & Casino at a total cost of $6 million. The 40-acre facility wasn’t complete and Siegel was hoping to raise some revenue with the grand opening. Well-known singer and comedian Jimmy Durante headlined the entertainment, with music by Cuban band leader Xavier Cugat. Some of Siegel’s Hollywood friends, including actors George Raft, George Sanders, Sonny Tufts and…


The Kansas City Mob Tour App by Gary Jenkins

Most of you that follow the NCS will already be familiar with the name Gary Jenkins. We first interviewed the former Kansas City Intelligence Unit Detective and owner of Gangland Wire, back in July 2015. Since then we teamed up with him and he has become a big part of the team here at the NCS. Now, if you live in or around Kansas City and express an interest in the Mafia then you really…


On This Day in 1938 Frank Cullotta was Born

Frank Cullotta was born on December 14, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois. He entered Steinmetz High School in 1953. He began his decades-long criminal career as a teenager, graduating from petty theft to burglary, armed robbery, arson and murder. He had an argument with another boy over a dispute over who could sell newspapers on a certain street, the boy’s name was Anthony Spilotro. The two then became friends and criminal allies when they found out…


The Mafia Quiz of the Year 2016 (100 Questions)

This is one quiz you don’t want to miss if you are a Mafia buff, 100 questions have been put together on all things mob related in our end of the year showdown. Find out if you have got what it takes!  Undisputed Boss of all Bosses (81-100%)  Family Underboss (61-80%)  Crew Captain (41-60%)  Made Member of the Mob (21-40%)  Mob Associate (0-20%)


On This Day in 2014 Frankie Fraser Died Aged 90

Frank Davidson “Frankie” Fraser, better known as “Mad” Frankie Fraser was born on Cornwall Road in Waterloo, London, he grew up in poverty and was the youngest of five children, Fraser and his sister Eva, whom he was close too, turned to crime at the age of 10, on several occasions during World War 2, Fraser would escape his barracks and deserting many a times. During the War, it was quite easy to get into…