Articles by NCS


Was it John Dillinger the FBI Killed Outside The Biograph?

Dillinger’s Corpse to Be Dug Up and DNA-Tested on September 16th 2019 to Settle Conspiracy Theory Last month we marked the 85th year anniversary of the death of one the most notorious bank robbers in America’s long history. Dillinger escaped death on many occasions during his short life, and even mocked FBI agents in their attempts to catch The Jack Rabbit. On July 22nd 1934 the feds finally caught up with him, or did they?…


Al Pacino Signed Scarface Movie Poster Goes on Sale

Love the film Scarface? Then check out this for a collectors item, a 30″ x 40″ movie poster signed by 11 of the cast. This movie poster has been personally hand signed by: Al Pacino (Tony Montana) Steven Bauer (Manny Ribera) Mark Margolis (Alberto The Shadow) Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Gina Montana) Robert Loggia (Frank Lopez) Geno Silva (The Skull) Pepe Serna (Angel) Caesar Cordova (Taco Stand Cook) Míriam Colon (Tony’s Mother) Ángel Salazar (Chi Chi)…


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…


Selwyn Raab Turns 85 Years Old Today

On this day‬ in 1934 the former investigative reporter for the New York Times, Selwyn Raab was born in Manhattan’s Lower-East side. Raab has written extensively about the American Mafia, as well as appearing on several TV programs and interviews. What us Mafia buffs may now him best for is the 2005 bestseller, Five Families (which we have both read, and listened to the audiobook!). Over the last 20 years Selwyn has been a consultant…


Paul Castellano Was Born On This Day in 1915

On this day‬ in 1915, The Howard Hughes of the Mob was born in Brooklyn. Big Paul Castellano controversially succeeded Carlo Gambino as head of the Gambino crime family after Carlo’s passing in 1976. Many thought that Aneillo Dellacroce would take the reigns of the family, but he was in prison at the time of the decision, and couldn’t contest it. Castellano controlled the family for 9 years, ordering many hits during his time at…


7 Years Ago Today, Henry Hill Passed Away, Aged 69

On this day‬ in 2012 Henry Hill passed away at the age of 69. For 25 years he was a Luchesse Crime Family associate who took part in the 1968 Air France Heist and then ten years later in the infamous 1978 Lufthansa Heist. In the Lufthansa Heist an estimated $5 million in cash ($18.1 million today) and $875,000 in jewelry ($3.2 million today) were stolen. In 1980 he became an FBI informant and the…


Anthony “Gaspipe” Casso – Lucchese Crime Family Underboss

Anthony Casso built his empire through various rackets from drugs to garment district operations and everything in between. He was a natural born killer who worked as an underboss to Vic Amuso in the Lucchese Crime Family. However, many have said that Casso pulled the strings. In 1994 he plead guilty to 72 counts he had been indicted on, including 15 murders. His lifelong motto; “kill or be killed.” Casso Rising Through the Ranks Ruthless…