Pair The Mobsters – Memory Game

Have you got what it takes to complete our memory board and match each mobster up to complete a pair? Test your skills now…the clock is ticking. Let us know how many cards you turned and what time it took you to complete the challenge!



El Chapo Guzmán Stands Trial in New York

With two successful prison escapes to his name, the first coming in 2001 via a prison laundry basket, and the latest in 2015 through an underground tunnel system, El Chapo’s days on the run could finally be over. His last prison escape in 2015 saw him on the run for 5 months, eventually being arrested in January 2016 after a spectacular shoot-out with the Mexican Marines. What Are The Accusations? El Chapo is known for…


The Cradle of Cosa Nostra – ‘Our Thing’ Veni, Vidi, Vici: Vito! Part One

I am aware that a lot has already been written about the Genovese Crime Family over the years, the majority of which has been about, quite rightly, Vito Genovese. Therefore, you’d think it impossible to be able to come across something RELATING!!! to the family that isn’t already public knowledge. Some of our readers may be aware that I co-admin The Genovese Crime Family page on Facebook, which should show the respect that I have…


Where New Orleans Buries it’s Dead Mobsters: Greenwood Cemetery

One of the first things I did when Craig and Casey were kind enough to offer me a bit of space on NCS, was to put down some New Orleans stories, one being a piece titled where New Orleans Buries it’s Dead Mobsters. It was right around Halloween as well, a couple years back. Been meaning to get a second part up for some time now but guess Halloween is the right time. The last time…


Whitey Bulger Found Dead In Prison Aged 89

Whitey, the former leader of Boston’s Winter Hill Gang, who was finally captured in 2011 after 16 years on the run has been found dead in his cell. As of yet no further deauls have been revealed other than an inmate with Mafia ties being brought in for questioning. Whitey Bulger, who inspired the film Black Mass featuring Johnny Depp, and the Academy Award winning, The Departed, was killed the same day in which he…


Informants, “Rats”, Dirty Cops and Hypocrisy

First of all, let me state that I have never been in “the life”. I’ve never been on the wrong side of the law. I’m just a regular civilian with an opinion. Since I’ve been involved in mob groups I’ve gotten sick of the term “rat”. People just throw it around like it’s nothing. I can definitely understand people who were/are involved in things that could get them in some trouble to be angry or…


Jack Dragna Biography: The Early Days of Los Angeles With Dr J. Michael Niotta

Installment 15: Jack Dragna Biography Jack Ignatius Dragna Born: Ignacio Dragna, Corleone, Sicily, April 18, 1891 Died: Hollywood, CA, February 23, 1956 Jack Dragna was an early influential Los Angeles figure who rose to prominence through bootlegging, political, and gambling endeavors. During the early part of prohibition, he helped quell the bloody vendetta between LA’s warring Sicilian clans and solidified this power under one banner. Heading up the “Organization” out West for a quarter century—from…