Mob Stories

Silver Dollar Sam – Creation of The New Orleans Crime Family

“You came a long way for nothing,” said the man standing on the platform. He spoke with a slight Italian accent. The man he was speaking to had just arrived to New Orleans, by train from Chicago. The two men were close to the same age but differed in appearance. The first was slight in build and balding. The newly arrived man was big, with a scar on the left cheek. He had spent several…


Bert Rossi: Britain’s Oldest Living Former London Gangland Boss at 94 Years Old

On September 28th, 2015 the NCS had the pleasure of speaking with Mr. Bert “Battles” Rossi on the telephone, he was a well-spoken, polite, and intelligent man who was not only a Mafia boss in London during the 1950’s – 1980’s, but he was also a mentor to the Kray Twins and a Gambino Associate. Sadly, on 2nd July 2017 Mr Bert Rossi passed away at his home in London Now at the age of…


Salvatore Maranzano – The Boss of Bosses

Maranzano was born in Sicily in 1886 and came to the US from his home town of Castellammare del Golfo around 1918 (the exact date is uncertain). Had the immigration authorities who welcomed him to the states at Ellis island realized what he would become, they would have put him on the first eastbound ship back across the Atlantic! For Maranzano was the founder of the modern US Mafia and became the one and only…


10 Deadliest Members Of Murder Incorporated

Murder Incorporated; the name given by the media to the Mafia’s enforcement arm who operated between the 1930’s and 1940’s.  Lepke Buchalter started the murder for hire group in 1933 with the mission to kill anyone for a profit, as long as that contract was approved by the National Crime Syndicate. With Murder Inc protecting him from rivals, helping him to keep police and judges on his payroll, Lepke was one of the highest ranking mobsters in his…


10 Mobsters & Their Unique Nicknames

He might adorn a pinstriped suit, he may fire a Tommy gun, and he may make you an offer you can’t refuse, but he’s not a mobster without a cool nickname. Dons, made men and associates, all are known for their violent deeds, as well as their distinctive nicknames. Jake “Greasy Thumb” Guzik In the 1920’s, Jake Guzik was a high-ranking member in the Chicago Outfit, second only to Al Capone. He was Capone’s chief accountant….


10 Deadliest Hitmen You May Have Never Heard of Before

History has provided us with stories of bloodthirsty hitmen from the mob world. Here are 10 of the most strange and prolific contract killers. Chester Wheeler Campbell All through the 1970s and ’80s, Campbell worked for both the Italian Mafia and the urban drug lords in Detroit. [amazon_link asins=’0985244062′ template=’ProductAd’ store=’naticrimsynd-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’26eaeebe-2c4b-11e8-be19-63f5b2d8d8fa’]He had a lot more surveillance apparatus on him when you compared it with most of the tech that the police at that…


10 Famous Celebrities Who Nearly Got Killed By The Mafia

Real life can be more bizarre, amusing, or terrifying than a movie. Some famous people like Steven Seagal, Jackie Chan, Jimi Hendrix, have all had petrifying run-ins with nasty gangland killers. The Mob and Steven Seagal In the year 2001, the FBI were examining the Gambino crime family when they heeded the gangsters making fun of their extortion victim, Steven Seagal, who didn’t live up to his tough guy personality. The FBI got in touch with…


Mob Stories: Keeping it in the Family

We receive several mob related stories so we have decided to start putting them on the blog. Names and places have been removed, but some of these stories are interesting enough to share here. So I’m 46 now. Back in 1986 I started dating my ex wife in high school, I would hang out a lot at her house her mom was kinda of a hustler always working at the racetrack betting on horses. We started…