Salvatore Testa: Killed on This Day in 1984, Aged 28

Salvatore Testa, The Crowned Prince of the Philadelphia Mob, was the son of Philadelphia Mob Boss Phil Testa who was killed by a nail bomb planted under his porch in 1981. Salvie, as he was called was a Rising Star in the Scarfo crew during the early 1980’s, so much so that 6 months before his death he was featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal. This specific move would cause tensions…


3 Famous Mobsters Who Won In Court

1. Dutch Schultz: Prohibition Prince Schultz was born as Arthur Flegenheimer to a German immigrant family in the Bronx. He dropped out of middle school to support his mother and younger sister; when factory work didn’t cover the bills, he turned to petty crime. Flegenheimer was sentenced to prison for a burglary attempt in 1918 and released in 1920. Not long after his release, the Volstead act banned the production, importation, and sale of alcohol…



Was it John Dillinger the FBI Killed Outside The Biograph?

Dillinger’s Corpse to Be Dug Up and DNA-Tested on September 16th 2019 to Settle Conspiracy Theory Last month we marked the 85th year anniversary of the death of one the most notorious bank robbers in America’s long history. Dillinger escaped death on many occasions during his short life, and even mocked FBI agents in their attempts to catch The Jack Rabbit. On July 22nd 1934 the feds finally caught up with him, or did they?…


‘Ndrangheta – The Honoured Men of Calabria

A conspiracy can be defined as such when those who are members of it use the threatening power of the associative bond and the condition of subjection and the code of silence deriving from it, to commit crimes, to directly or indirectly acquire the management or control of financial activities, concessions, authorizations, contracts and public services to get unjust profit or advantages for oneself or other people, that is to prevent free voting practice or…


Al Pacino Signed Scarface Movie Poster Goes on Sale

Love the film Scarface? Then check out this for a collectors item, a 30″ x 40″ movie poster signed by 11 of the cast. This movie poster has been personally hand signed by: Al Pacino (Tony Montana) Steven Bauer (Manny Ribera) Mark Margolis (Alberto The Shadow) Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Gina Montana) Robert Loggia (Frank Lopez) Geno Silva (The Skull) Pepe Serna (Angel) Caesar Cordova (Taco Stand Cook) Míriam Colon (Tony’s Mother) Ángel Salazar (Chi Chi)…


Today Meyer Lansky Would Have Turned 117 Years Old

On this day in 1902 we saw the birth of Meyer Lansky who was born in Grodno in the Russian Empire (now western Belarus). Around the age of 9/10 Meyer and his family immigrated to the U.S. settling in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Meyer went on to grow the mobs gambling empire, and was the brain behind many of its decisions. He held considerable influence with the Italian Mafia despite being a member…


Selwyn Raab Turns 85 Years Old Today

On this day‬ in 1934 the former investigative reporter for the New York Times, Selwyn Raab was born in Manhattan’s Lower-East side. Raab has written extensively about the American Mafia, as well as appearing on several TV programs and interviews. What us Mafia buffs may now him best for is the 2005 bestseller, Five Families (which we have both read, and listened to the audiobook!). Over the last 20 years Selwyn has been a consultant…