Was Lucky Luciano a Rat For Cooperating With The Government?

Little David Petillo was a gunslinger for Al Capone and one of the mobsters who was handed down a lengthy prison sentence alongside Lucky Luciano in 1936 for the infamous prostitution sting. Petillo also claimed the following: “Luciano left me to rot in prison while he got a ticket out with deportation back to Italy. That makes him a rat, for cooperating with the government”. Petillo came out in 1955, whilst Lucky, living up to his name…


The Drag Queen Killers: Little Davey Petillo & Charles Gagliodotto

In Al D’Arco’s biography, Mob Boss, he spoke about a mobster that he worked for by the name of Little Davey Petillo. A mobster who he met while incarcerated in prison, who had started out working as bodyguard for Al Capone before he later began working for Lucky Luciano. His partner in crime was Charles “Chalutz” Gagliodotto (who he would later go on to kill on the streets of Queens). Charles “Chalutz” Gagliodotto (1908 –…



How Would You Meet Your End as a Mobster?

From Dutch Schultz, to Albert Anastasia to Paul Castellano, the history of the mob has seen its fair share of gruesome and barbaric assassinations. Whether its a shotgun to the head in a drive-by-shooting, or a head in a vice, mobsters lived and died in a brutal world. Let’s put your answers to the test in our latest interactive game. We ask 9 questions to find out how you would meet your end as a…


The Lindbloom Chronicles: Expelled From School

Other Episodes   Episode 19: Expelled From School So, the last I left off, I was flashing back to a few of my first childhood scams and hustles. That little trip down Memory Lane sparked a lot of memories I’d totally forgotten about, some of which I will eventually share in future Chronicles. Today, the one I’m going to write about is how when I first got involved in the stolen property racket, it ended…







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!