Le Madrine della Mafia Italiana (Part 1)

It is often said that women play no part in ‘The Life’. As can be seen in a previous piece I wrote for the National Crime Syndicate, Ladies of the life, this is not entirely true. I have chosen to take a closer look at three more such women, who not only played a part but were, whether good or bad, an integral part in their respective families. The three women I will be featuring…

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Former Hells Angels Leader George Christie Joins Crime Drama “The MobKing”

(LOS ANGELES) – Web series and soon-to-be-announced television series “The MobKing” is about to get even more real, with the addition of former Hells Angels leader George Christie to the cast and creative team, as a technical advisor. Christie will play the role of “Alex Gus Ventura,” former leader of a powerful Canadian outlaw motorcycle club, who develops a friendship with the main character, Florida mob figure “Mike White” (Ciro Dapagio). Dapagio’s character, who owns…


Singing Abe & the Drug Debacle: The Early Days of Los Angeles

Installment 14: Singing Abe & the Drug Debacle Author’s note: My apologies on the delay in getting this newest installment ready. Following about a month of work helping out on the CARR Fire up near Redding, California, I was plenty busy preparing for my Las Vegas Mob Museum debut. I’m happy to say the September 22nd lecture on Jack Dragna and organized crime in Los Angeles was well received. Quite the honor, I was also…


The Lindbloom Chronicles: Flashback Hustles

Reading Time: Episode 18: Flashback Hustles – Jerry’s Kids and BMX Bikes For the most part, I’ve tried to keep these Chronicles, well, chronological. But since there are so many stories that I skipped over, I’ve decided to do a few flashbacks. What sparked the idea of flashbacks was a story I recently told my wife, about how I came to love motor sports. More on that later. For now, I’m going to share with…


Black Sox Scandal Trial: On This Day in 1921

On this day in 1921 eight men were acquitted in the Black Sox Scandal, a scandal which would cement its place in history as one of the biggest Major League Baseball match fixing incidents to have ever happened. Behind it all was one man, Arnold Rothstein,who would never be indicted for his part in the fix. Arnold Rothstein So What Happened? Eight Chicago White Sox players were accused of intentionally losing the 1919 World Series…


International Cyber Syndicate – Who Is Sophie Zammit?

Billions of dollars. Chinese money laundering. The Bin Laden Group. A Moroccan prince. Upper echelon Asian government officials. Ghost accounts. A Canadian movie producer. Fake money transfers. A Mongolian heroin kingpin. Nigerian patsies. U.K. shell companies. A fake television show. A benevolent author. And one half-wit Australian straw-woman named Sophie Zammit. Sounds like the makings of a great book, right? Well, unfortunately it was all real. I’m embarrassed to admit that I was recently sucked…