Articles by NCS

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…


Tony Salerno: Died On This Day in 1992, Aged 80

25 years ago today the Genovese mobster Tony Salerno passed away at the grand age of 80 years old, at a medical center for prisoners in Missouri. Tony Salerno made a name for himself in the 1960’s, when he controlled the largest numbers racket operation in New York, grossing up to $50 million per year. Whilst many mobsters moved out of Harlem during a period where Latino and African-American’s began to dominate the neighborhoods, Salerno…


20 Awesome Mafia Gifts For Mob Lovers

Just when you thought you had seen it all, we have put together a list of 20 must-have items for Mafia lovers. From the inspiring and unique, to the crazy and bizarre, right through to the jaw-dropping and amazing – we brought them into one place. So whether you are looking for yourself, or your partner – take a look at the top 20 Mafia gift hit list. 1. The Al Capone Whiskey Barrel Mug…


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).


The Number One New York Crime Family – Revealed

A week ago we asked you if you had to chose one New York Crime Family to join, which one would it be? The results are in… Genovese Crime Family – 55% Gambino Crime Family – 26% Bonanno Crime Family – 11% Lucchese Crime Family – 5% Colombo Crime Family – 3%



The Worst Mob Bosses of all Time – By Public Vote

We have done the top mob bosses of all time, the most brutal of all time, and many other polls over the years. One we haven’t done, is the worst mob bosses of all time. So, a week ago we put the question out there, and let you decide between yourselves on who the worst mob bosses were. We had over 215 responses on the poll, and here are the results… The top 3 as…


Appear On Our Mob Talk Radio Show

Are you an author, journalist, former mobster, former law official, or mob historian? Perhaps you want to plug a new book or product, or increase awareness for yourself? Uncle Frank’s Place is a talk radio show dedicated to discussing the history of organized crime in America, and we are always looking for guests on the show! If you are interested just leave us your name, email address and optionally a number to give you a…



Gotti Film Set to be Released on June 15 After 6-Month Delay

Gotti, as if you didn’t already know is about the life of New York City mobster John Gotti and his son. John Travolta portrays the Dapper Don, John Gotti, the flamboyant head of the Gambino crime family who spent the last decade of his life in prison before dying of throat cancer in 2002. Kelly Preston, Travolta’s wife will be starring as his on-screen wife Victoria Gotti. Stacy Keach will be playing the feared underboss…


Larry McShane Talks Vincent Gigante & The Paul Castellano Hit

“This is for you Frank.” Those infamous five words that saved Frank Costello’s life. Vincent Gigante, the man who uttered those words and pulled the trigger on the “Prime Minister of the Underworld,” remains one of the most fascinating and misunderstood Mob bosses of them all. Here is our sit down with New York Daily News journalist, and author of the book, The Chin, Larry McShane. Larry sheds some light on this elusive character, tells…


An Interview With Mob Historian Scott Deitche

Who does the Las Vegas Mob Museum call when they’re looking for advice? The answer to that question is Mob historian, Scott Deitche. The NCS was lucky enough to sit down with the Mob Museum’s Meyer Lansky, before his March 15th engagement at the museum to discuss his latest offering, Garden State Gangland. Here Scott gives us the lowdown on New Jersey, Tampa, and that legendary Mob playground, Havana.


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…


National Crime Syndicate acquires Classic Gangster Society

On 18th February 2018 the National Crime Syndicate acquired Classic Gangster Society, a popular page setup by one of our longest serving admins and close friend. He has decided to retire and in doing so, handed us the reigns. The page will largely remain the same, aside from some structural changes to what is posted. The CGS has admins that specialize in a variety of subjects and era’s so it is our plan to give…