Articles by NCS

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…


Win One of Five Memberships In Our Giveaway

After the successful launch of our new membership feature which you can check out here: The Secret Syndicate We are offering 5 lucky people the chance to win membership for 1 year, and become an official Made Member of the Secret Syndicate. All you need to do is answer one question: How Old Does The NCS Turn This Year? (The NationalCrimeSyndicate.com not the actual National Crime Syndicate founded in 1929). A clue can be found…



Become A Made Man in The Secret Syndicate

Big things are happening, we can’t say too much here. Let’s just say we have teamed up with a number of influential people and we plan to team up with more. You know, a few deals here a few deals there. Anyway, the NCS turns 5 years old this year and we have decided for the first time ever, to open the books. It’s called the Secret Syndicate and when you get Made into it,…





What’s Your Mafia Nickname?

Having a Mafia Nickname comes with the territory of being in the mob. Some are outrageous and some are intimidating, what’s your Mafia Nickname? Find out below. Share your names in the comments below… Left Column: Take the first initial of your real first name and match it to a letter from the alphabet. This will reveal the first name of your Mafia Nickname. Right Column: Take the first initial of your real last name (surname)…


Can You Guess Which Mobster Died First?

The true test of a Mafia historian is knowing exactly when Paul Castellano got shot down outside Sparks Steakhouse, or when the Dutchman took a rusty bullet in the Palace Chop House bathroom. Can you complete our latest game and put the mobsters in order of when they met their end, starting with the earliest to the most recent?


Add Your Own Mob Facts

Inspired by our very own admin, David Breakspear, we thought we would create a page where you can all add your own mob facts. They can be about specific mobsters, events or meetings, era’s of the mob, or anything else that is loosely connected to the Mafia. Just enter your name below (so we can credit you), and then leave your fact in the post box and submit it to us for review. [user-submitted-posts] Interesting…


Was Lucky Luciano a Rat For Cooperating With The Government?

Little David Petillo was a gunslinger for Al Capone and one of the mobsters who was handed down a lengthy prison sentence alongside Lucky Luciano in 1936 for the infamous prostitution sting. Petillo also claimed the following: “Luciano left me to rot in prison while he got a ticket out with deportation back to Italy. That makes him a rat, for cooperating with the government”. Petillo came out in 1955, whilst Lucky, living up to his name…


The Drag Queen Killers: Little Davey Petillo & Charles Gagliodotto

In Al D’Arco’s biography, Mob Boss, he spoke about a mobster that he worked for by the name of Little Davey Petillo. A mobster who he met while incarcerated in prison, who had started out working as bodyguard for Al Capone before he later began working for Lucky Luciano. His partner in crime was Charles “Chalutz” Gagliodotto (who he would later go on to kill on the streets of Queens). Charles “Chalutz” Gagliodotto (1908 –…