Sam Giancana – NCS Mobster of the Month for June 2015

“We took care of Kennedy” Those were the famous words uttered  by the Acting Boss of the Chicago Outfit, Sam Giancana, after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Sam, or Momo as he was also called, was a notorious mobster who mingled with the stars of Hollywood, with politicians, and more importantly with the CIA in a plot to assassinate Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Giancana’s Early Career In the 1920’s and 1930’s…


An Interview with Award-Winning Author Christian Cipollini

Joining us today is the award winning author, journalist and researcher, Christian Cipollini.  Cipollini has published several books on organized crime, all of which we have featured on the NCS over the course of the last 12 months. You can buy the following books below: Diary of a Motor City Hit Man: The Chester Wheeler Campbell Story Lucky Luciano: Mysterious Tales of a Gangland Legend Murder Inc.: Mysteries of the Mob’s Most Deadly Hit Squad…


What Happened to Frank Costello’s Voice?

Thank you for keeping it dialed to the National Crime Syndicate. I have collected a few bits that didn’t make it into the first two pieces I wrote about Frank Costello, and I thought some of you might enjoy them. Until part two of ‘I Never Sold No Bibles’ is in the bag, I wanted to post a few shorter bits to avoid what they refer to in show business as dead air. Welcome to…


Competition: Create a 6th Family in the New Board Game Gamboni

Note: The new character will be a 3D miniature INSPIRED by one of these characters, not a copy of them. [socialpoll id=”2274062″] How to Enter: ———————————————————————————————————————- What is Gamboni? Gamboni is a Mafia themed board game for 3 to 5 players, set in 1980’s New York. Control one of the Five Families and become Boss of all Bosses. The KickStarter Project can be viewed here.   How Will We Select a Winner? Competition closes on…


Vito Genovese and The Black Market he set up in Italy

In 1937, New York crime boss Vito Genovese was wanted for murder. He had killed off mobster Ferdinand Boccio after a dispute over $35,000. Genovese decided his only option was to flee the country, so he escaped to Italy. Once across the pond, Vito made connections with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, and the two became friends. He began doing favors for the dictator, such as arranging the murders of anti-fascist journalists. He even provided Benito’s…




Tony Accardo Infographic – Our Top 5 Facts

During his lengthy career in the Outfit Tony Accardo made some smart moves that helped him duck many charges and indictments that saw past mob bosses jailed for life or assassinated. He also led the Chicago Outfit into new areas of business and phased out the old ways that brought FBI heat. He died of heart failure on May 22, 1992. Download this infographic.Embed Our Infographic On Your Site!Image Width%px<img src="http://www.nationalcrimesyndicate.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/tonyaccardo-infographic.png" alt="Tony Accardo Infographic &#8211; Our…