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The Asian Axis: Johnny Eng & The Flying Dragons

Chinatown, in the 1980’s was a hustling, bustling vibrant area that had a darker underbelly, not unlike the life a couple of blocks away in ‘Little Italy’. The five boroughs of New York City, a hive of organised crime activity with many accents, and each with their own dark history. However, America were ill prepared for the Chinese organised crime gangs. They had no one who could go undercover and infiltrate Chinatown, nor did they…


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…


Charlie Richardson: Not Guilty Your Honor

As a child, the years between 1977 – 1980, were a personal nightmare. It was also when I had begun my quest for an anti-hero. There was a few to choose from, but one interested me more than most. He had not long absconded, you cannot escape from an open jail, from HMP Spring Hill located in the village of Grendon Underwood, in Buckinghamshire, England. As a ten-year-old, I was fascinated, unfortunately, the internet didn’t…


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?


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 –…


How Would You Meet Your End as a Mobster?

From Dutch Schultz, to Albert Anastasia to Paul Castellano, the history of the mob has seen its fair share of gruesome and barbaric assassinations. Whether its a shotgun to the head in a drive-by-shooting, or a head in a vice, mobsters lived and died in a brutal world. Let’s put your answers to the test in our latest interactive game. We ask 9 questions to find out how you would meet your end as a…