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…



Bugs Moran

Also Knows As: George Clarence Moran Born: Friday August 21st 1891 Died: Monday February 25th 1957 Age: 65 Cause of Death: Lung Cancer Crime Family Association: North Side Gang             About Bugs Moran George Clarence Moran, or Bugs as he is better known was a mobster from the early 20th century, and part of the famous North Side Gang, along with Dean O’Banion. Many say that the “Drive-By Shooting” was…


Abe Reles

Abraham Reles, was born in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York. In his early years Abe Reles attended school through the 8th grade. After leaving school, Abe began hanging out at pool rooms and candy stores in and around Brownsville.


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…



How Did Jack McGurn Get Killed? – Death Photos

Jack McGurn was famous for his involvement in the St Valentine’s Day massacre, and I guess you could say that he was the one that got the ball rolling. He approached Al Capone in 1929 after surviving a failed hit on his life, which was ordered by North Side Gang boss Bugs Moran. McGurn who was working for the Chicago Outfit as a lieutenant at the time, and got Al Capone’s financial backing and he orchestrated…


John Dillinger

        Also Knows As: John Herbert Dillinger Born: Wednesday June 22nd 1903 Died: Friday July 22nd 1934 Age: 31 Cause of Death: Gunshot wounds Crime Family Association:  N/A               Public Enemy Number 1 The Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, states on their website that gangster John Dillinger was one of the most dangerous criminals of all time. Even through Dillinger has been dead since 1934, he still tops the list because of the era he…




How Did Frank Nitti Get Killed? – Death Photos

Frank Nitti was the one of Al Capone’s top henchmen, known as The Enforcer who was in charge of all strong-arm and muscle operations for the Chicago Outfit, and later the front-man following Al Capone’s prison sentence. On December 19, 1932, a team of Chicago police, headed by Detective Sergeants Harry Lang and Harry Miller, raided Nitti’s office in Room 554, at 221 N. LaSalle Street in Chicago. Lang shot Nitti three times in the…


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…