The Lindbloom Chronicles – Chop Shops and Squeeze Plays

Reading Time: Episode 7: Chop Shops and Squeeze Plays Like I mentioned previously, before I got locked up I lived a strange double life, one that in many ways was very lonely because I only had a few close friends, and almost none of them knew how heavy I was into the streets. Funny, just yesterday I talked to my good friend Mark, and he told me that after reading some of these Chronicles he…


On This Day in 1929 Nicky Scarfo was Born

Nicodemo ‘Little Nicky’ Scarfo was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1929, the child of mob connected parents. Scarfo had his first major run-in with the law in 1963. During a fight at a Philadelphia restaurant, he reportedly stabbed a man to death. He and his associates fled the scene, but Scarfo later pled guilty to manslaughter. In 1964 Scarfo was released after serving less than a year in prison. After his release, Scarfo was…


To Be a King: Chapter 2

Chapter 2 TO BE A KING Copyright © 2017 by Gunner Alan Lindbloom Cover design 2017 by Ryan MacKay Omnio “King” Falcone spent his last night in prison tossing and turning, trying to find a comfortable position on his lumpy mattress. But he was far too anxious to sleep. He’d spent the last eight years formulating a master stratagem that he promised to implement if a day ever came when he was released from prison….


On This Day in 2005 Richard ‘The Iceman’ Kuklinski Died, Aged 70

Richard ‘The Iceman’ Kuklinski known as ‘The Iceman’ due to the fact he would often freeze his victims to obscure their time of death, was described as one of the most violent contracted hitmen who worked for numerous prominent Mafia crime families. His death toll was widely believed to be between 100 and 200 men. He was born 11th of April 1935 in the Polish section of New Jersey, born to a devout Catholic mother…


The Lindbloom Chronicles – A Double Life & Scab Poker Games

Reading Time: Episode 6: Enforcement Muscle After high school, I lived a strange sort of double life. I had my normal friends, and then I had my cousins and the guys I hustled with. I tried working a few odd jobs, but hated manual labor and I always quit after a few days. I used to joke and tell people, “I think I’m allergic to work.” I was a hustler at heart. I knew how…


Will The New Scarface Movie Be A Success? (POLL)

Tony Montana is one of Al Pacino’s most iconic roles, along with the likes of Michael Corelone and Frank Serpico. However, Scarface is on the verge of another remake, and whilst Al Pacino himself as stated that he is fine with the remake, stating that: It’s part of what we do. We remake things. Don’t forget the 1983 Scarface is a remake itself, the original release being back in 1932. The question is can this…


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…