Bert Rossi 94th Birthday Limited Edition Collectables

To celebrate the 94th birthday of Britain’s Oldest Living Former Gangland Boss we are offering 3 collectables for the price of 1. This would make the perfect Christmas gift for a gangland enthusiast and it is fully endorsed and backed by Mr Bert Rossi. Each piece is an essential and real investment for any serious gangland collector. As if all that wasn’t enough. Anyone who purchases this collectors bundle will have the privilege of personally…


The Emigration: The Mafia’s First Steps in The US

According to John Dickie: Between 1901 and 1913, some 1.1 million Sicilians emigrated – a little less than a quarter of the island’s entire population. Of those, roughly 800,000 made the United States their destination. Inevitably, some were men of honor, smart and ruthless criminals who sought to establish protection regimes and other criminal activities among their fellow migrants and along the trade routes connecting the two shores of the Atlantic. However, Selwyn Raab points…


Top 5 Feared Mobsters: Halloween Special

All Hallows’ Eve is upon us once again, and to celebrate the yearly event we are bringing you our very own Halloween special. So before you go trick or treating around your local neighborhood, you may want to check out our 5 most feared mobsters.


Charles Matranga: Died On This Day in 1943, Aged 86

On this day the man widely considered the first Mafia boss of New Orleans, dies at his sister in laws home on Moss St., in New Orleans. Charles “Millionaire Charlie” Matranga, succumbs to natural causes at the age of 86, at approximately 12:15 am on the morning of Thursday, October 28, 1943. Born in Monreale Sicily in 1857, he is brought to New Orleans, in 1858. Over the next three decades his family are players…


Victoria Gotti Would Have Cut John Gotti’s Throat if he’d Talked Like Trump

Victoria DiGiorgio Gotti (not to be confused with her daughter of the same name), may have been the Wife of Gambino Crime Family mob boss, John Gotti. Who would have been celebrating his 76th birthday today, but she said even they didn’t talk about women the way Donald Trump has. “I was married to the #1 gangster and would have cut his throat if he ever said such a foul thing to me,” Gotti told a pen…


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

Ever wonder where New Orleans, buries it’s dead mobsters? Probably not unless you have a bit of ghoul in you. BUT, just in case the thought did pop into your head, the NCS and The Crescent Corner, have compiled a handy dandy (kinda) quick reference guide for you to consult. I do have a bit of the ghoulish in me, and have spent hours walking around in NOLA cemeteries looking for some friends of ours….


Joe Aiello: Died On This Day in 1930, Aged 39

Guiseppe Aiello was born in Bagheria, Sicily, and he was one of 10 boys in his family. In July 1907, Aiello immigrated to the United States to join various members who were already there. The Aiello family set up a number of businesses in both New York and Chicago. They became importers of groceries such as olive oil, cheeses, and sugar. Aiello was the co-owner of a cheese importing business alongside fellow Sicilian, Antonio ‘The…


The Origins of La Cosa Nostra

It should be noted that the concept of the Mafia is sufficiently large and can be studied in a range of different areas, which are: . . . as a mirror of traditional society, with attention to political, economic or –  more often – sociocultural facts; as a company or type of criminal industry; as secret organization more or less centralized; as legal system parallel to the state, or as anti-State. The concept becomes more…