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…

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Did You Like The New Gotti Film?

cbb0c363697184a05be51dd73cd60be961d4effdacd7f36122 The story of crime boss John Gotti and his son has a star-studded cast which features the likes of John Travolta as Gotti Sr, Kelly Preston as his Wife Victoria, Stacy Keach as the intimidating Neil Dellacroce, and William DeMeo as Sammy The Bull. What we really wanted to know, is what everyone thought of the new Gotti film (for those that have already had the chance to watch it).


A Truer LA Confidential: The Early Days of Los Angeles

Installment 10: A Truer LA Confidential James Ellroy’s four book noir series, the L.A. Quartet, offers an exceedingly dark look at post World War II Los Angeles. Ellroy’s own losses and demons no doubt fueled this seedy world of fiction that he, to this day, continues to craft. As a boy of ten, Ellroy faced the murder of his mother, Geneva. After being picked up by a stranger late one night at the Desert Inn…


Don’t Forget Us! Ladies of the Life

Join us as we take a closer look at the woman that played a significant role in the gangster lifestyle. I have chosen the following ten based on no criteria other than trying to list the most infamous. Ma Barker   The godmother of crime, Arizona Donnie Barker (aka Kate Barker), was merciless despite her sweet-sounding moniker of ‘Ma Barker’. Marrying George Barker at 19 they went on to have four sons; Herman, Lloyd, Arthur…


Las Vegas MobWorld Summit 2018

15 June – 17 June / Plaza Hotel & Casino The Las Vegas MobWorld Summit 2018, is just around the corner, and I for one am chomping at the bit to spend some time talking shop with, not only my stablemates from the NCS, Larry “the Headmaster” Henry, Gary Jenkins, and J Michael Niotta, but also the slew of other great attendees lined up for this event. The Summit is all about education, entertainment, as well as…


The Killing of Good Time Charlie: The Early Days of Los Angeles

Installment 9: The Killing of Good Time Charlie Author’s Note: I’m looking forward to my panel on early Los Angeles mob activity at the soon coming MobWorld Summit happening this Father’s Day Weekend at the Plaza Hotel in the Las Vegas Fremont District. I hope to see you there. For the occasion of my two upcoming Vegas appearances (I will be lecturing at the Las Vegas Mob Museum as well; this September 22nd), I have…