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Carlos Marcello Gets Busted on Drug Charges

On this day in 1938, Carlos Marcello is busted for selling weed in his bar the Brown Bomber. He draws his second prison sentence on this of a year and ordered to pay almost $77,000.00 in fines. He serves about 10 months and pays only $400.00 in fines.


Carlos Marcello’s “Spectacular Debut as a Criminal”

If you’re anything like me you probably always figured that the guys writing these books on the Mafia that we all enjoy, really know their shit. Right? Wellllll……! I’ll take what I read at face value. After all, I’m no expert. I’ll take it at face value until I find something contradictory. Now, that doesn’t mean the new, contradictory, info is correct. Just that it’s something to look into. Sometimes it may just be a…


Carlos Marcello Makes a Name for Himself as Fagin

Today marks the birthday of the Little Guy, The Tomato Salesman. The one time Godfather of New Orleans and the South, Carlos Marcello. When I first started digging into all of the New Orleans history I was of the mind that I wouldn’t focus too much on the Little Guy. I knew about him of course, knew the basic history and the more famous stories and was more than familiar with the JFK angle. I didn’t…


Carlos Marcello: Died On This Day in 1993, Aged 83

Carlos Marcello was born Calogero Minacori on February 6th 1910 in North Africa, He immigrated to the U.S, in 1929, immediately he was arrested for a bank robbery in New Orleans, these charges were later dropped, however the following year he was convicted of assault and robbery and was sent to prison for 9 years, only serving 5 of the 9. Taking Control of Louisiana By the late 1940s Marcello had taken control of Louisiana…


Marcello Gumbo and a Big Easy Lagniappe

A mixture of New Orleans and Marcello stories, factoids, rumors and sayings. Everyone knows that Mosca’s Restaurant was Carlos’s favorite place to eat. It became Mosca’s in 1946 and is still in operation today. Prior to 1946 it was called Willswood Tavern. The story goes that Carlos liked the cooking of Provino Mosca so much that he gave the place to him and his wife and even built a small house for them to live…


Gangsters and Ghosts Biography

Gangsters and Ghosts, came to life through musician, and Mafia historian, Casey McBride. A veteran of the Pacific Northwest music scene, Casey has been a sought after drummer and composer for over two decades. With over one hundred albums to his credit, he has performed thousands of shows in clubs, theaters, radio stations, and television studios, while touring the Western United States. “I’ve played with everyone you’ve never heard of!” he claims with a wink…


Ronald Rawson

Ron Rawson, has held an interest in the Italian Mafia, for over 20 years. After moving to New Orleans in 2012, he decided to pay particular attention to the rich OC history that the Crescent City has to offer, and he began sharing his NOLA findings on his Crescent City Mafia, Murders and Mysteries, Facebook page last November. “I’m always learning something new,” he says. “Often when I think I have the whole story down…


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

One of the first things I did when Craig and Casey were kind enough to offer me a bit of space on NCS, was to put down some New Orleans stories, one being a piece titled where New Orleans Buries it’s Dead Mobsters. It was right around Halloween as well, a couple years back. Been meaning to get a second part up for some time now but guess Halloween is the right time. The last time…