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Nino Gaggi – NCS Mobster of the Month for April 2015

“We surprised him in the Bronx. We shot him in the head, stuffed him in the trunk, then dumped him for good.” Those were the chilling words of a Gambino capo, who was the immediate superior to mobster Roy DeMeo, who ran the infamous DeMeo Crew. His name, Antonino Gaggi (pronounced: “Gadgie”). Nino Gaggi’s father’s cousin was mobster Frank Scalise, a founding member of the Gambino family and the man who helped introduce Gaggi into…


The St. Valentines Day Massacre – Key Facts Infographic

It was a cold and chilly morning in Chicago, the time was 10:30 a.m.  and the date was February 14, 1929.  This day would mark the end of the North and South side battle for power,  which went on for years and saw over 200 mob killings including Dean O’Banion and Hymie Weiss. Read more about the St Valentines Day Massacre, and check out our St. Valentines Day Massacre Video. Download this infographic.Embed Our Infographic On…


On This Day in 2015 Tony Zerilli Died, Aged 87

On this day in 2015 the reputed underboss of the Detroit Partnership and the son of former mob boss Joe Zerilli passed away at the age of 87. Anthony Joseph Zerilli stated that Jimmy Hoffa was buried in a shallow grave in a field in Oakland County, 20 miles north of the now-closed Bloomfield Township restaurant Machus Red Fox, believed to be Hoffa’s last known whereabouts.


Alcatraz Prison: Where The World’s Most Notorious Criminals Call Home

Built into a mountainside in Florence, Colorado, stands what may well be the country’s toughest prison. Aptly nicknamed the Alcatraz of the Rockies this prison is home to some of the world’s most notorious criminals. Terrorists, mafia members, murderers, and drug dealers call this prison home, including Zacarias Moussaoui, who was sentenced to time here for his role in the terrorist attacks of September 11. What’s life like at the toughest prison in the U.S?…


Food to Die For: Eat Like a King of Crime in New York City

Who remembers the ending scene of television’s hit, “The Sopranos?” As the family sits peacefully at table, menacing characters move in and the scene goes black. Was it curtains for Tony and Familia? Perhaps, but that’s just the way he would have wanted it to end. It is said that truckers know the best restaurants, but to locate a meal to die for, you must consult the mob.


Al Capone, a Notorious Prohibition Era Gangster

Al Capone is one of the most notorious gangsters in the history of the United States. Capone reigned over the speakeasies, bootlegging business and other illegal ventures during the Prohibition era during the Roaring Twenties in Chicago. Capone’s nemesis was crime fighter Elliott Ness and the Untouchables, but it was tax evasion that finally sent him prison in 1931. Alphonse Capone was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1899, As a young man, Capone was…


Gangster Machine Gun Kelly and The G-Men

G-Man is a slang tern that is taken to mean government agent. According to the FBI website, G-Man is attributed to “Machine Gun Kelly,” a notorious 1930’s gangster who sent on a crime spree that landed him in Alcatraz in San Francisco. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation the term G-Man was underworld slang for any and all government agents before 1934. The detectives of J. Edgar Hoover’s Bureau of Investigation were so little…