On This Day

Confessions of a Mob Junkie

Early one morning this past November, I saw something I knew had to exist, but didn’t expect to see. While fighting my way through traffic, a car suddenly cut me off. At first I was too mad to notice it. Then, there in front of me the letters M, O, and B popped out as clear as day, stenciled across a vanity license plate. Like I said, I knew this had to be out there,…


How Did Paul Castellano Get Killed? – Gambino Crime Boss

The build up to this was a long time in the making. There were plenty of reasons for Paul Castellano and John Gotti not getting on. Gotti believed Paul was just a businessman and never served his time on the street and got his hands dirty, as a true mobster would. There was also disputes on how Castellano became the boss. The final straw which lead to the hit on Castellano: At the time of Paul’s…


The Kefauver Hearings

The Kefauver Committee was named after Estes Kefauver who was the first chairman to sit in on the hearings. The committee was officially known as United States Senate Special Committee to Investigate Crime in Interstate Commerce, but most people knew it as the Kefauver hearings. The aim of the select group of members was to look into and investigate organized crime in America, and the hearings began in 1950. The Kefauver Committee travelled to 14…


The Roaring Twenties Mobster Slang

The roaring 20’s was an age where Prohibition was enforced across the US bringing radical social and political changes. The Jazz age had touched down in the aftermath of World War I and mobsters saw there was plenty of money to be made in the bootlegging of alcohol across the country, in a decade that would see an economic boom as the US entered the age of consumerism. Technology has come on leaps and bounds…