On This Day in 1930 Frank Lucas was Born

On this day in 1930 Frank Lucas was born in La Grange, North Carolina. Lucas was known for drug trafficking in Harlem during the 1960’s and 1970’s, cutting out the middleman. He smuggled the drugs in pallets underneath the coffins of dead soldiers. He turned to crime after he witnessed his 12-year-old cousin murdered at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan for looking at a white woman. He was eventually taken under the wing…


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….


Marshall Joseph Caifano: Died On This Day in 2003, Aged 92

On this day in 2003 a high-ranking member of the Chicago Outfit, John Caifano who later became known as John Marshall, died of natural causes at the age of 92. In 1951 after the death of his brother Caifano headed up the mob-controlled casinos in Las Vegas, which would eventually be taken over by Tony Spilotro in 1971. It was around this time he changed his name to John Marshall. During his time in the…


10 Unsolved Murders Linked To The Mob

The expert hit is the trademark of organized gangs. These kind of murders are committed to get rid of a problematic person in the criminal world, and due to the specialist nature of such crimes, some of them remain unsolved. John Favara In the year 1980, John Favara lived in the Howard Beach part of NY, here he had the hard luck to meet quite a few members of the Mafia, counting his neighbor, John…


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…


Mickey Cohen: Born On This Day in 1913

On this day in 1913 the King of Los Angeles was born, Meyer Harris who was better known as Mickey Cohen was part of the Jewish Mafia with strong ties to the Italian-American Mafia. He operated through the 1930’s through to the 1960’s starting off his criminal career as an enforcer for the Chicago Outfit under the reign of Al Capone. By the late 1930’s Meyer Lansky had sent Cohen out to LA where he…


Through Their Eyes Thursday: Tony Soprano

I was born into this life. My Father was in it, my uncle was in it. I was bound to be in it. I wasn’t a tough kid growing up. I wasn’t perfect for this life. But the years went by and I was brought closer and closer to the life. I’m a product of my environment. My father kept company that was feared and respected. These were like my Uncles. Gradually i became a…


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…


Whitey Bulger: Born On This Day in 1929

On this day In 1929 one of the  most controversial mob bosses was born. James Bulger was a former boss of the Boston Irish mob, also known as the Winter Hill Gang. Better known as Whitey Bulger he was indicted on 19 counts of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, extortion, narcotics distribution, money laundering and racketeering. In 1997 Bulger was publicly tied to the FBI and he fled to Boston after receiving a tip off…


An Interview with Gar O’Brien from Classic Gangster Society

At the NCS we enjoy interviewing actors, authors, journalists, mob relatives, and former law enforcement officials. However, we also like to get into the mind of those who have a passion and interest in the mob world. Today we sat down with Gar O’Brien, who lives in Ireland and runs a number of mob groups over on Facebook which include The Classic Gangster Society and a fairly recent group that is getting a lot of…


On This Day in 1902 Angelo DeCarlo was Born

On This Day in 1902 the Genovese Crime Family mobster, Angelo DeCarlo aka Gyp was born. Gyp was probably most notorious because he was the subject of a two-year FBI undercover operation from 1961 until 1963 which would tie Frank Sinatra to the mob, as well as exposing the extent of corruption in New Jersey. His main activities for the mob were dominating loansharking operations in the New Jersey area, and running his own crew….