Articles by Alan Lindbloom

The Lindbloom Chronicles: Alarm Codes and Larceny

Other Episodes   Episode 20: Alarm Codes and Larceny So, as I mentioned before, I worked for a couple years at a gym called Rose Shores Athletic Club, where I fleeced the place for my uncle, Pete Tocco. The owner was a cokehead gambling degenerate dirtbag, so I felt no guilt about skimming a couple grand a week from the place. It was a real gold mine, too. At least while it lasted. Working there…


The Lindbloom Chronicles: Expelled From School

Other Episodes   Episode 19: Expelled From School So, the last I left off, I was flashing back to a few of my first childhood scams and hustles. That little trip down Memory Lane sparked a lot of memories I’d totally forgotten about, some of which I will eventually share in future Chronicles. Today, the one I’m going to write about is how when I first got involved in the stolen property racket, it ended…


The Lindbloom Chronicles: Flashback Hustles

Other Episodes   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…


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…


The Lindbloom Chronicles: Violence is Part of the Game

Other Episodes   Episode 17: Violence is Part of the Game I have been asked in a number of interviews about my most violent experience in “the life.” Honestly, for the most part, my criminal exploits rarely involved violence. Occasionally, I had to rough a guy up for being a deadbeat who fell behind on his vig or shark payments. Sometimes I just liked to beat the hell out of some “tough guy” at a…


The Syndicate: Episode 3 – Crew Expansion

Episode 3: Crew Expansion Reading Time: When Carmine saw his “goombadi” Sammy coming down the crowded hallway at school, he knew something was up. They had been best friends since as far back as he could remember. He loved the guy like a brother, but Sammy had issues. He was always up to something. Usually something nefarious, always getting in fights and starting drama. He was a ladies’ man, and a lot of guys at…


The Syndicate: Episode 2 – The Secret

Episode 2: The Secret Reading Time: As the limo slowed down, Carmine felt his heart begin to race. His hands were clammy and he felt himself sweating under his suit. Feeling such anxiety and nervousness was foreign to him. Usually he was a model of composure. It was an odd sensation. But something had recently changed. For the first time in his young life, he felt the early pangs of love. Although, it was more…


The Lindbloom Chronicles: Miami Ice

Other Episodes   Episode 16: Miami Ice So, after my Jane Street weed monopoly imploded, it was back to the streets. There were always plenty of petty scams and hustles, and I’ll get into some of them later on, but today I’m going to talk about Florida. Why, you ask? Well, because I recently made a post at our sister page, Classic Gangster Society, about Detroit’s historic presence in Florida, particularly Miami. While putting it…