Become A Made Man in The Secret Syndicate

Big things are happening, we can’t say too much here. Let’s just say we have teamed up with a number of influential people and we plan to team up with more. You know, a few deals here a few deals there. Anyway, the NCS turns 5 years old this year and we have decided for the first time ever, to open the books. It’s called the Secret Syndicate and when you get Made into it,…


A Biography of Alphonse “Scarface” Capone | MADE MEMBER CONTENT

Al “Scarface” Capone Most people associate Al Capone with Chicago, but in fact, Al Capone was born and bred, and got his start in the mob in the borough of Brooklyn, New York. Alphonse Gabriel Capone was born the fourth of nine children, on January 17, 1899, on Navy Street, in the section of Brooklyn now known as DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass). Capone stayed in school until the 6th grade, when in…


Harry “The Hook” Aleman: Chicago Outfit Enforcer (Part 4)

This is the 4th and final installment about the life and times of Chicago’s most feared hit man Harry “The Hook” Aleman. Harry had been raised in the mob life by a spouse abuser and violent criminal. He turned to a father figure in his uncle, Joe Ferriola, a member of the Chicago Outfit. Even though Harry was indoctrinated in a criminal’s life, he had this extra intelligence that many professional criminals never exhibit. He…


The Lindbloom Chronicles: Alarm Codes and Larceny

Other Episodes   Episode 20: Alarm Codes and Larceny So, as I mentioned before, I worked for a couple years at a gym called Rose Shores Athletic Club, where I fleeced the place for my uncle, Pete Tocco. The owner was a cokehead gambling degenerate dirtbag, so I felt no guilt about skimming a couple grand a week from the place. It was a real gold mine, too. At least while it lasted. Working there…


Daniel Holtzclaw: A Different Look at The Case

#FreeDanielHoltzclaw   One foundation the American justice system was built on, is that, it is better for ten guilty men to go free, than for one innocent man to suffer. 13 Accusers, 36 Alleged Crimes, 17 Alleged Crime Scenes. Not a single witness. Not a single piece of direct forensic evidence. 263 Years in Prison. JUSTICE DENIED! Sign The Petition   21 individuals that claimed that then Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw sexually assaulted…


Harry “The Hook” Aleman: Chicago Outfit Enforcer (Part 3)

In this third installment about Harry The Hook Aleman, a ½ Mexican ½ Sicilian Chicago Outfit hitman, enforcer, street tax collector, and the skipper of a home invasion crew, I will examine the case that will eventually bring Aleman to justice. This will be a long and crazy path so hang on and keep reading. I mentioned earlier how much inside information on Aleman came from a Taylor Street crew member named Lou Almeida. Almeida…


An Interview With Gangland Legends Christian Cipollini

I would like to welcome back, not only, an old friend of NCS, but, also a good friend of mine. Someone I admire and respect. It’s the award-winning author, journalist, researcher and Gangland Legend, Christian Cipollini. Christian, thank you for joining us today. David: Easy question to start. For me, it is such an honour to be interviewing you today. As you know, yourself, Alan Gunner Lindbloom and Seth Ferranti are the three writers I…


Charlie Richardson: Not Guilty Your Honor

As a child, the years between 1977 – 1980, were a personal nightmare. It was also when I had begun my quest for an anti-hero. There was a few to choose from, but one interested me more than most. He had not long absconded, you cannot escape from an open jail, from HMP Spring Hill located in the village of Grendon Underwood, in Buckinghamshire, England. As a ten-year-old, I was fascinated, unfortunately, the internet didn’t…


Daniel in the Den: The Holtzclaw Investigation

People that know me, know that the police and me don’t exactly see eye to eye. However, one thing that is important to me is justice. Our prisons around the world are full of the falsely accused and the innocent. There have been a lot of cases recently, and historically, that have shocked me. None more so than the case of Daniel Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma City Police Department patrol officer who was convicted in…


Harry “The Hook” Aleman: Chicago Outfit Enforcer (Part 2)

The is the second installment about the life of a Chicago Outfit thief, enforcer, juice loan collector and killer named Harry “The Hook” Aleman. Historically the Chicago Outfit has been able to control judges and politicians, control big businesses like Vegas hotel casinos and dominate rank and file members to control national unions like the Teamsters. A lot of high-powered businessmen, lawyers, accounts and normal men can make deals, make the hard business decisions and…


Le Madrine della Mafia Italiana (Part 2) – Giuseppina ‘Giusy’ Pesce

I began my series of Le Madrine della Mafia Italiana with Assunta “Little Doll” Pupetta from the Camorra, this time we take a look at another ‘Lady of the Life’, but from the Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta. Giuseppina Pesce, better known as ‘Giusy’, who in 2010, in an operation known as ‘All Inside’, turned government witness on her ‘Ndrine. Forty-one-year-old prosecutor Alessandra Cerreti (pictured left) had recently arrived in Calabria, she had an air of cool professionalism,…


Harry “The Hook” Aleman: Chicago Outfit Enforcer (Part 1)

This is the first of a 4-part series documenting the life of a Chicago Outfit thief, enforcer, juice loan collector and killer named Harry “The Hook” Aleman. He was born Harry Peralt Alemen on January 19, 1939 in Chicago. He has been accused of as many as 18 murders by the Chicago Crime Commission and most folks believe that number is way low. He was an important tool in the Outfit’s enforcement of street tax…