On This Day in 1965 Jack Dragna Died, Aged 64

Jack Dragna was born in Corleone, Sicily on April 18th 1891, he was known to be active in both Italy and the US. On November 18th 1898, Dragna came to the US, and stayed in New York for ten years before returning to Sicily. As a young man, he joined the Italian Army and then later the Sicilian Mafia. In 1914, Dragna returned to America and was a suspect in the murder of Jewish poultry…


Spotted: John Travolta on Set as John Gotti

Whether you hate the idea or love it, you gotta admit that John Travolta looked the part as the Dapper Don, when he was spotted here on Tuesday, donning a dark brown suit, brown shoes and burgundy turtleneck. He even has the blackstone pinkie ring on show. Gotti’s wife Victoria is also played by Travolta’s real life spouse of 26 years, Kelly Preston, who also looks the part on set. Travolta has been attached to…


On This Day in 1997 Joey Aiuppa Died, Aged 89

Joseph Aiuppa was born December 1st 1907 in Melrose Park, Illinois, Chicago, and in 1918 at the age of 11 Aiuppa dropped out of school and started work as a gardener. He was first linked with John Dillinger and the Alvin Karpis gang, rumor has it that Aiuppa supplied guns to Dillinger’s gang and even helped bury slain bank robber John “Red” Hamilton. Soon he would find himself hooking up with the Italian mob, specifically…


On This Day in 1910 Carmine Galante was Born

Born 21st February 1910 in East Harlem in Manhattan, he was rarely seen without a cigar, earning him the nicknames ‘The Cigar’ and ‘Lilo’ (an Italian slang word for cigar). Galante was explosive, and whilst in prison in 1931, doctors diagnosed him as having a psychopathic personality. He was described as having a dead-eyed stare, his stare scaring law enforcement and other mafia members alike. Ralph Salerno, a former NYPD detective, once said, “Of all…


On This Day in 1973 Frank Costello Died, Aged 82

Francesco Castiglia, better known to many of us as Frank Costello was born in 1891 and would go on to become “The Prime Minister of the Underworld” and one of the most powerful and influential mob bosses of all time with key political influences and control of a large network of gambling operations. He escaped an assassination attempt in 1957, and led the Luciano Crime Family as an acting boss whilst Luciano was behind bars….


To Be a King: Chapter 1

JESSUP MAXIMUM SECURITY FEDERAL PENITENTIARY SOUTH JESSUP, GEORGIA TO BE A KING Copyright © 2017 by Gunner Alan Lindbloom Cover design 2017 by Ryan MacKay It was mid-afternoon and for once the inmates were behaving. From the south gun-tower, corrections officers Cox and Younger swept their eyes from inmate to inmate, looking for any signs of trouble. A number of heavily-muscled men were lifting weights under a tin-roofed “weight pit,” the clanks of iron-on-iron creating…


Ace in the Hole Hoodies: Due for Release June 2017

Our new limited edition hoodies are now available on pre-order. We have only had a few of these made so you will be owning something very unique, but youse gotta be quick, because once they are gone, they are gone! Available in Medium: 38 – 40 inch chest. FREE Tracked and Insured Shipping to the UK and US. FRONT & BACK Buying in the UK? UK Medium £39.99 GBP Buying in the USA? US Medium…


On This Day in 1878 Jim Colosimo was Born

Born Vincenzo Colosimo on February 16th 1878, Big Jim was an Italian-American Mafia Crime Boss who emigrated from Calabria, Italy in 1895 to Chicago. He gained his power by running a chain of brothels as well as some petty crime, and he also led his own South-Side gang that was more famously known as ‘The Chicago Outfit‘. He gained his nickname ‘Diamond Jim‘ due to his attire, he frequently dressed in all white suits, wore…


An Interview with Alan Lindbloom Former Detroit Partnership Enforcer

Today we have a friend of ours who has agreed to take part in an NCS interview. Taking the hot seat is the former Detroit mobster Alan “Gunner” Lindbloom. You may already be familiar with the name, as Alan currently writes for the site, specifically the popular Lindbloom Chronciles which details chapters from his eventful life. In the interview you are about to read Alan talks about his life in the mob and what it…


On This Day in 1913 Anthony Corallo was Born

Anthony Corallo was born in New York City on February 12, 1913, he was ranked #2 as one of the ‘Fifty most wealthy and powerful mobsters’ he was worth around $12 Billion, due to his immense wealth he was often bribe Police, Judges, District Attorneys, U.S. Attorneys, Politicians, and FBI Agents. Corallo often bribed jurors instead of intimidating them or even killing them like most other mobsters do, in order to avoid heat from Law…


On This Day in 1976 Joe Barboza was Killed, Aged 43

Joseph Barboza also known as ‘The Animal’ due to the fact he bit a man’s ear during a bar brawl, was born 20th September 1932 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The Portuguese-American was one of the most feared mob hitmen for the Patriarca Crime Family during the 1960s. He is reputed to have murdered at least 26 men in his lifetime, but that has not yet been proven. Joe’s father was a middle-weight boxer, who abandoned…


On This Day in 1932 Vincent Coll was Killed, Aged 23

Vincent was born Uinseann Ó Colla in Gweedore, a small town in Co. Donegal, Ireland. His parents emigrated to the United States a year later after his birth, and of all the places to emigrate to, they settled in ‘The Bronx’. Coll was not raised by his parents, but by an elderly lady who classed him as her own. Coll was expelled from many catholic schools within the area and eventually joined The Gophers street…


The Lindbloom Chronicles – Enforcement Muscle

Enforcement Muscle Like I mentioned before, I’ve always been an intrinsic fighter. In fact, growing up, I got kicked out of pretty much every school I was ever in for fighting. I only lasted 6 weeks in high school. Although, to be honest, I got expelled from high school for possession of stolen property, which is another story in itself. But I’d also been suspended several times for fighting, so the stolen property racket (we…


Carlos Marcello Makes a Name for Himself as Fagin

Today marks the birthday of the Little Guy, The Tomato Salesman. The one time Godfather of New Orleans and the South, Carlos Marcello. When I first started digging into all of the New Orleans history I was of the mind that I wouldn’t focus too much on the Little Guy. I knew about him of course, knew the basic history and the more famous stories and was more than familiar with the JFK angle. I didn’t…