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Today Meyer Lansky Would Have Turned 117 Years Old

On this day in 1902 we saw the birth of Meyer Lansky who was born in Grodno in the Russian Empire (now western Belarus). Around the age of 9/10 Meyer and his family immigrated to the U.S. settling in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Meyer went on to grow the mobs gambling empire, and was the brain behind many of its decisions. He held considerable influence with the Italian Mafia despite being a member…


Meyer Lansky: Born On This Day in 1902

Born Maier Suchowljansky on July 4th 1902 in the city of Grodno, Poland. His family immigrated to the United States in 1911, and, after his parents allegedly couldn’t recall Suchowljansky’s birth date, he was assigned the birthday of July 4 from his immigration records. Suchowljansky’s name was eventually Americanized to Meyer Lansky. Lansky grew up on Manhattan’s lower east side he had a hard life, often facing horrible violence as a child, yet this did…


Meyer Lansky: Died On This Day in 1983, Aged 80

On this day in 1983 Meier Suchowlański would pass away at the age of 80 from lung cancer, at his Miami Beach home. Meier Suchowlański who was better known to us as The Mob’s Accountant, Meyer Lansky, was an influential and instrumental part of the Mafia who along with Lucky Luciano helped form and then develop the National Crime Syndicate. Despite being Jewish Meyer had considerable influence and strength with the Italian-American Mafia and was never…



Joseph ‘Joe Cargo’ Valachi & The McClellan Hearing (MADE MEMBER CONTENT)

Somewhere in 1930’s New York, a group of men, speaking in a language that sounded Italian – which if translated, would we understand its meaning? – Locked together in a secret ceremony. To welcome yet another new member of the family. But this is no Christening. It is a Sacramentum (solemn oath) to a family, not bonded by blood, but by: honor, loyalty and respect. After Joseph ‘Joe Cargo’ Valachi swore the oath of Omertà,…


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…


Gangsters and Ghosts Biography

Gangsters and Ghosts, came to life through musician, and Mafia historian, Casey McBride. A veteran of the Pacific Northwest music scene, Casey has been a sought after drummer and composer for over two decades. With over one hundred albums to his credit, he has performed thousands of shows in clubs, theaters, radio stations, and television studios, while touring the Western United States. “I’ve played with everyone you’ve never heard of!” he claims with a wink…


Where New Orleans Buries it’s Dead Mobsters: Greenwood Cemetery

One of the first things I did when Craig and Casey were kind enough to offer me a bit of space on NCS, was to put down some New Orleans stories, one being a piece titled where New Orleans Buries it’s Dead Mobsters. It was right around Halloween as well, a couple years back. Been meaning to get a second part up for some time now but guess Halloween is the right time. The last time…