Gotti Film Set to be Released on June 15 After 6-Month Delay

Gotti, as if you didn’t already know is about the life of New York City mobster John Gotti and his son. John Travolta portrays the Dapper Don, John Gotti, the flamboyant head of the Gambino crime family who spent the last decade of his life in prison before dying of throat cancer in 2002. Kelly Preston, Travolta’s wife will be starring as his on-screen wife Victoria Gotti. Stacy Keach will be playing the feared underboss…


Shady Disney Characters Lurking in Los Angeles? The Early Days of Los Angeles

Author’s Note – These installments on early LA seek to highlight the lesser known events and relationships pertaining to crime activity in the Southland. They are also intended to clear the conjecture that continues to cloud the true events that transpired. As John Buntin so aptly penned in LA Noir, “Other cities have histories. Los Angeles has legends.” To add to this, in regard to the City of Angels, the early days were exciting enough…


Larry McShane Talks Vincent Gigante & The Paul Castellano Hit

“This is for you Frank.” Those infamous five words that saved Frank Costello’s life. Vincent Gigante, the man who uttered those words and pulled the trigger on the “Prime Minister of the Underworld,” remains one of the most fascinating and misunderstood Mob bosses of them all. Here is our sit down with New York Daily News journalist, and author of the book, The Chin, Larry McShane. Larry sheds some light on this elusive character, tells…


Dial M For Mob: Part 2 – Where It All Began

Well, looks like I’m back. After this week there may be some doubt. Today I’d like to talk about who started the modern American mob that we know today. If Christian Cipollini is out there this may be where you’ll want to look away. It is widely accepted that Salvatore Lucania, aka Charlie Lucky Luciano is the father of today’s American mafia. He was certainly there at its inception but so were a bunch of…


An Interview With Mob Historian Scott Deitche

Who does the Las Vegas Mob Museum call when they’re looking for advice? The answer to that question is Mob historian, Scott Deitche. The NCS was lucky enough to sit down with the Mob Museum’s Meyer Lansky, before his March 15th engagement at the museum to discuss his latest offering, Garden State Gangland. Here Scott gives us the lowdown on New Jersey, Tampa, and that legendary Mob playground, Havana.


Its Official: Martin Scorsese Announces ‘The Irishman’ Is Done Filming

After it began filming in late August 2017, the much-talked about film, The Irishman, has officially wrapped. The film, which cost over $140 million and is Martin Scorsese’s most expensive film to day, is set to debut in 2019. The Irishman is based on the 2003 book by Charles Brandt, which you can see above. It follows the footsteps of Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran in his life as a Mafia hitman. Sheeran is said to…


Peacekeepers and Killers: The Early Days of Los Angeles

This widely circulated mugshot of one of the earliest Bosses of the Los Angeles Crime Family is the only image of the native of Piana dei Greci, Sicily, that researchers and mob enthusiasts typically encounter. Depicted, is twenty-nine-year-old Joseph “strong man” Ardizzone. Joe stood for the photo in 1914, roughly eight years after committing the crime. In another decade he would assume leadership of L.A.’s Sicilian fraternity. The crime Joe Ardizzone faced, was the murder…


Dial M For Mob Series: Part 1 – Introduction

If you are a serious mob researcher with firm opinions of what’s what and who’s who then this series is not for you. I’m planning on talking about probabilities and will probably even ask questions. After all, I wasn’t there and neither were you. And don’t tell me about the info the Feds had. They had what they were allowed to have. If this bothers you, feel free to click off the page. We’ll wait………..


The Lindbloom Chronicles: The Jane Street Hustle

Reading Time: Episode 15: The Jane Street Hustle After the whole gym shakedown fell apart, it was pretty much back to the streets for me. But I’d become accustomed to a pretty good lifestyle. Which meant I needed to start making money. So, once again, I reverted back to my old standby—selling pot. Even if I had just a few low-level wholesale buyers, I could always make a few hundred a week. You know, flipping…


National Crime Syndicate acquires Classic Gangster Society

On 18th February 2018 the National Crime Syndicate acquired Classic Gangster Society, a popular page setup by one of our longest serving admins and close friend. He has decided to retire and in doing so, handed us the reigns. The page will largely remain the same, aside from some structural changes to what is posted. The CGS has admins that specialize in a variety of subjects and era’s so it is our plan to give…


The King Chronicles – Episode 4: Easy Money, Boys…

“So, we already have a buyer?” asked Tony “Taps” Tappio, a neighborhood tough guy who had grown up with King. “I mean, what the fuck we gonna do if we get stuck with ‘em?” “King already has a buyer set up,” Joey answered, glancing at King. “One of the Windsor guys. Been with the Family for years.” “But what about Malacci?” Tony asked. “Do we know this Windsor guy can be trusted to not tip…


Christian Cipollini Talks Comic Books, Mob Museum & How Lucky Got His Name

Three years ago, Christian Cipollini was the first person to sit in the NCS hot seat for an interview. It’s hard to believe where that time has gone but he is now back in for round-two. This time we swapped the written word for a podcast interview which was conducted by Casey McBride and Michael Maffucci. An Interview With Christian Cipollini Christian has been labeled as the rock star of the Mafia world, and during…


The Lindbloom Chronicles: The Rose Shores Skim

Reading Time: Episode 14: The Rose Shores Skim So now that I was back in Detroit, I quickly fell back on my old hustles, primarily selling pot, steroids, and a little coke. It only took me a few months to reconnect with all my old contacts, buyers and sellers. Which can sometimes take time to cultivate. I had one friend who really didn’t know about my involvement in any organized crime, though he was definitely…


Scott Bernstein Talks Purple Gang, Jimmy Hoffa & The Giacalone’s

The NCS gets the opportunity to speak with Mob historian Scott Burnstein from Gangster Report. Books By Scott: In this episode we learn about Detroit’s rich organized crime history, as we dig deeper on subjects such as ‘what happened to Jimmy Hoffa?’, insight into the Giacalone’s, a look back at the Purple Gang, and we also find out that famed Mob writer George Anastasia is one cool dude! Full Interview: