Mobster News

Spotted: John Travolta on Set as John Gotti

Whether you hate the idea or love it, you gotta admit that John Travolta looked the part as the Dapper Don, when he was spotted here on Tuesday, donning a dark brown suit, brown shoes and burgundy turtleneck. He even has the blackstone pinkie ring on show. Gotti’s wife Victoria is also played by Travolta’s real life spouse of 26 years, Kelly Preston, who also looks the part on set. Travolta has been attached to…


Carlos Marcello Makes a Name for Himself as Fagin

Today marks the birthday of the Little Guy, The Tomato Salesman. The one time Godfather of New Orleans and the South, Carlos Marcello. When I first started digging into all of the New Orleans history I was of the mind that I wouldn’t focus too much on the Little Guy. I knew about him of course, knew the basic history and the more famous stories and was more than familiar with the JFK angle. I didn’t…


New Gotti Film Starring John Travolta Starts Filming July 25

Not only is filming set to start in just over a week, but you can also have the chance to be in the movie (we reveal more below). The much anticipated and talked about mob movie, called “The Life and Death of John Gotti“ which will star John Travolta as the Dapper Don, is just over a week away from shooting. However, it wont be filmed in the Big Apple, instead Cincinnati have got the…


Who Was Frankie Yale & How Did He Die?

Becoming the Brooklyn Boss Francesco Ioele also known as Uale and or Yale was born January 22nd 1893 in Italy. His family immigrated to New York around 1901. Yale was known as the forgotten boss, however he was undoubtedly a murderous leader. Like most gangsters, Yale got an early introduction to the world of crime, his future mentor John ‘Papa Johnny’ Torrio got him admitted to one of the dominate street gangs in lower Manhattan,…


Vote Your Favorite New York Mob Rivalry

[socialpoll id=”2308932″] Through out the ages there have been many great rivalries. And like a Shakespearian drama, “This thing of ours,” has yielded some of the greatest, hate filled, back stabbing, knock down, dragged out rivalries history has to offer. The NCS wanted to get your opinion on a few of these great standoffs, so we’re having a throw down. This is your chance to cast a vote for the greatest New York rivalry in…


Who Was Dean O’Banion & How Did He Get Killed?

Dean O’Banion was the son of an Irish immigrant, Charles O’Banion, He was born on July 8th 1892 in Maroa Illinois, in 1901 Dean’s mother Emma died from tuberculosis and Charles Sr relocated with his sons to Chicago, his father was a painter by trade and raised his sons within a district in Chicago called Kilbubbin, it was known as Little hell because of it’s high crime and unemployment rates. Dean attended the Holy Name…


36% Say Lucky Luciano is The All-Time Boss of Bosses

We recently conducted a survey on the blog to see who you thought was the all-time boss of bosses. In the list of mobsters we included over 20 big names from the Mafia world and then let you cast your votes. The three biggest names to come out on top were: Lucky Luciano – 36% Carlo Gambino – 21% Tony Accardo – 11% There were plenty of mob bosses who didn’t receive a vote, but…


Lucky Luciano Infographic – Top 5 Facts

Lucky Luciano was one of the most influential and memorable mobsters of the 20th century, after surviving a brutal attack on his life he split New York City into five crime families, and created The Commission, a governing body that dealt with organized crime matters on a nationwide level. Download this infographic.Embed Our Infographic On Your Site!Image Width%px<img src="http://www.nationalcrimesyndicate.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/lucky-infographics.png" alt="Lucky Luciano Infographic &#8211; Top 5 Facts – An Infographic from National Crime Syndicate" width="100%" class="infographic_embedder" /><p…