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Scott Bernstein Talks Purple Gang, Jimmy Hoffa & The Giacalone’s

The NCS gets the opportunity to speak with Mob historian Scott Burnstein from Gangster Report. Books By Scott: In this episode we learn about Detroit’s rich organized crime history, as we dig deeper on subjects such as ‘what happened to Jimmy Hoffa?’, insight into the Giacalone’s, a look back at the Purple Gang, and we also find out that famed Mob writer George Anastasia is one cool dude! Full Interview:


Jimmy Hoffa Disappeared: On This Day in 1975

Jimmy Hoffa was born on February 14, 1913, in Brazil, Indiana. His father was a coal miner who died when he was still young. His mother went to work to support Hoffa and his three siblings, eventually moving the family to Detroit. His education was limited, he dropped out of school to help out with his family. Hoffa went to work on a loading dock for a grocery store chain, there he devised his first…


5 Industries That Are Allegedly Under Mafia Control

Extortion, shake-downs and bribery, all Mafia methods when it comes to increasing cash flow and getting strong holds within organizations. The Mafia have always invested an interest in legitimate businesses, whether that is a new business setup by a mobster to act as a front for laundering money from rackets and scams, or whether they have managed to infiltrate unions or enterprises and get in on the action. Don’t be fooled in thinking that the…


Its Official: Martin Scorsese Announces ‘The Irishman’ Is Done Filming

After it began filming in late August 2017, the much-talked about film, The Irishman, has officially wrapped. The film, which cost over $140 million and is Martin Scorsese’s most expensive film to day, is set to debut in 2019. The Irishman is based on the 2003 book by Charles Brandt, which you can see above. It follows the footsteps of Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran in his life as a Mafia hitman. Sheeran is said to…


Robert De Niro and Bobby Cannavale Seen On Set: The Irishman

In The Irishman, De Niro plays Frank Sheeran, a mob hitman who takes us back through his criminal past and his possible connection to Jimmy Hoffa’s death. Hoffa, an American labor union leader, was involved with organized crime throughout his career and in July 1975 at the age of 62, he disappeared. Though Sheeran, also known as The Irishman, was never charged, the book claims that he was responsible for Hoffa’s death. The book of…


Joe Pesci Joins Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese’s, The Irishman

It took an alleged 50 times of Martin Scorsese asking him, but the official news now is that he has finally convinced Joe Pesci to team up with Robert De Niro for his next film ‘The Irishman‘ completing the Goodfellas reunion everybody was wanting. The Irishman – also referred to as I Heard You Paint Houses (mob slang for contract killings) – is based on the book by Charles Brandt which follows the “biggest mob…


Organized Crime In Detroit: Forgotten But Not Gone

Reading Time: The Detroit mafia lives in the shadows. It always has, now, more than ever. “They don’t chase the news cameras like in other cities and a lot of them have been very adept of veiling themselves in legitimacy,” said former federal prosecutor and organized crime task force member Keith Corbett, of the area’s ruling mob powers. “In relative terms, it’s been a recipe for success, in that most of them have avoided long,…


To Be a King: Chapter 1

TO BE A KING Chapter 1 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 a dissonant backdrop for the rap…