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Win An “Our Thing” NCS Hoodie (MADE MEMBERS ONLY)

As part of The Secret Syndicate, you are entitled to member benefits – one of those is our random giveaways! This month we are delighted to give away one of our hoodies, usually retailing at $49.99 this could be yours for free by answering one simple question… Who played John Gotti in the latest film about his life, entitled ‘Gotti’ Leave your response in the comments below to be included in the draw. Winner announced…


The Life and Times of Lucchese Acting Boss, Little Al D’Arco

Now aged 86, soon to be 87 in July of this year, Alphonse D’Arco also known as “The Professor” was the acting boss of the Lucchese Crime Family during the early 1990’s. But, Al wasn’t your stereotypical mobster. He didn’t drink (apart from the occasional glass of wine), he didn’t smoke, and he remained loyal to one woman, Dolores, who he married and had 5 children with. The first being Joe who was born in…


Is Gambino Crime Boss Killer, Anthony Comello’s Life in Danger?

Early last week it was announced that Anthony Comello, a 24 year old, was accused of the shooting of Gambino Crime Family Boss, Frank Cali. Cali was shot 10 times as he tried to shield behind a parked car outside his home. The incident appears to be non-mob related, which complicates matters. Cali had apparently threatened Comello to stay away from his niece, and on the night of the killing Comello told detectives that he…


The Pizza Connection – How Tomato Tins Helped Ship Drugs

The Pizza Connection Trial began on September 30, 1985 and ended with convictions of 21 defendants in March 1987. The FBI had been investigating into a drug smuggling tie between the Sicilian Mafia and the Bonanno Crime Family since 1980, with the first arrests being made in 1984. What Was The Pizza Connection? Put simply, it was a massive drugs and cash laundering operation that would see $1.6 billion in heroin and cocaine moved into…


The Windows Replacement Racket & Pete Savino

It was back in late 1978 when four of the five crime families of New York came together to embark on a lucrative racket that would make millions for the mob. The racket was to win contracts throughout New York City from the Housing Authority, to replace windows across the city. Each family designated a mobster or a couple of mobsters to control their respected interest in the scheme. The Lucchese Family were at the…



BREAKING: Gambino Boss Frank Cali Shot Dead Outside Home

The last time a mob boss was gunned down in New York, you would have to cast your mind back to 1985, that was of course the assassination of Paul Castellano outside Sparks Steakhouse. 34 years later, and again the Gambino Crime Family take to the headlines, and this time 53 year old Frank Cali is the one lying on the streets of Staten Island. The shooting happened less than 24 hours ago, and currently…


Our Charity of the Year: Sunshine Kids Foundation

Over the next year we are helping to fund raise for a very worthy cause, which will hopefully resonate with some of you. The Sunshine Kids Foundation helps children with cancer by offering them fun group activities to take part in throughout the year. Children should be allowed to be children after all, they should be able to grow up and enjoy themselves. A lot of children who have Cancer face long stays in hospitals,…


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…


Enter Our Raffle To Win a Leather “Our Thing” Jacket Worth Over $450

Our kind friends over at “Our Thing” Apparel have donated to us a Leather Varsity Jacket, and well, we have decided to put it up in a raffle for you guys to win. Enter The Raffle To Win Entry to the raffle is just $5 per person, with a maximum of 5 entries per person. If you buy 5 entries, your fifth entry will be free (meaning you pay for 4). The winner will be…


The Ultimate Gangster Apparel: “Our Thing” Leather & Varsity Style Jackets

It’s not everyday something turns our head here, but when we came across this varsity jacket on Facebook we took a second, third, maybe even fourth look at it. This varsity jacket by our good friends over at “Our Thing” Apparel screams gangster, and the quality speaks for itself in the photo gallery below. Each jacket is custom made to order, with your city/state. The varsity jackets (which you can also have your name embroidered…


90th Anniversary of the St Valentine’s Day Massacre

Today marks the 90th year anniversary of The St Valentine’s Day Massacre, which saw the slayings of seven members and associates of Chicago’s North Side Gang led by Bugs Moran. The men were gathered at a Lincoln Park garage on the morning of Valentine’s Day 1929, where they were made to line up against a wall before being shot by four unknown assailants carrying Shoguns and Tommy Guns. It was a cold and chilly morning…