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Black Sox Scandal Trial: On This Day in 1921

On this day in 1921 eight men were acquitted in the Black Sox Scandal, a scandal which would cement its place in history as one of the biggest Major League Baseball match fixing incidents to have ever happened. Behind it all was one man, Arnold Rothstein,who would never be indicted for his part in the fix. Arnold Rothstein So What Happened? Eight Chicago White Sox players were accused of intentionally losing the 1919 World Series…


20 Awesome Mafia Gifts For Mob Lovers

Just when you thought you had seen it all, we have put together a list of 20 must-have items for Mafia lovers. From the inspiring and unique, to the crazy and bizarre, right through to the jaw-dropping and amazing – we brought them into one place. So whether you are looking for yourself, or your partner – take a look at the top 20 Mafia gift hit list. 1. The Al Capone Whiskey Barrel Mug…


Don’t Forget Us! Ladies of the Life

Join us as we take a closer look at the woman that played a significant role in the gangster lifestyle. I have chosen the following ten based on no criteria other than trying to list the most infamous. Ma Barker   The godmother of crime, Arizona Donnie Barker (aka Kate Barker), was merciless despite her sweet-sounding moniker of ‘Ma Barker’. Marrying George Barker at 19 they went on to have four sons; Herman, Lloyd, Arthur…


The Top 10 Mob Boss Mansions

Finding a list of lavish properties proved to be as difficult as I thought, as Tony Accardo told his boys, to keep low level and below the radar. I have chosen these ten with the help of Rob Bailot Jr. who has also provided the pictures for this piece, thanks Rob. l. Al Capone’s Florida Mansion Bought For $40,000 in 1923 Now Worth $15,000,000 This is the Capone mansion, which he bought in 1923 for…


What is the RICO Act & How Does it Work?

The dreaded Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, more commonly known as RICO, is an act that was passed back in 1970 and struck fear into mobsters nationwide, especially mob bosses. Until the 1970’s, a mob boss was untouchable but with the introduction of RICO it allowed them to be tried for crimes which they ordered others to do or assisted them in doing. This act ultimately closed a loophole in the system that allowed…


Who are the Bloods & Crips: What They Stand For & How They Started

The chances are that you have heard of The Bloods and The Crips at some point in your life, whether its on the TV, through word-of-mouth, or maybe through some kind of affiliation. For most people, the knowledge of Bloods and Crips stops there. They don’t know too much about how they came to be, or what they stand for. That’s where we come in. Gang Colors The first thing to notice is the color…


John Dillinger: Public Enemy Number One

John Dillinger may have only been 31 years old at the time of his death, and that death may have occurred over 80 years ago now, but you can’t argue that the legacy he has left behind has imprinted his name deep into the annals of organized crime history. There’s something you just have to like about him, whether that was his charming persona and confident swagger, or the fact that during the severe worldwide…