Organized Crime

 
September 11 2009, 0 Comments
Aug 21, 2009 J. Edgar Hoover J. Edgar’s Hoover’s homosexuality compromised him and made him vulnerable to blackmail by the Mafia.  Attorney General Robert Kennedy’s crackdown on the Mob...
 
November 30 2009, 0 Comments
Special to Crime Magazine (This excerpt is from Ron Chepesiuk’s book, Gangsters of Miami, True Tales of Mobsters, Gamblers, Hitmen, Con Men and Gang Bangers from the Magic City, which Barricade...
 
October 15 2009, 0 Comments
Frankie and the Boys 1976 - Left to right: Paul Castellano, Gregory DePalma, Sinatra, Tommy Marson, Carlo Gambino, Aladena Fratianno, Salvatore Spatola, Seated: Joseph Gambino, Richard Fusco The...
 
December 18 2009, 0 Comments
Peter Rollack’s Sex, Money, Murder gang found its niche in running drugs from the projects of the Bronx to North Carolina in the early 1990s. By age 19, "Pistol Pete" was a millionaire and had...

Ban the Booze: Prohibition in the Rockies

January 27 2014, 0 Comments
Jan. 27, 2014An excerpt from Ban the Booze: Prohibition in the Rockies by Betty Alt and Sandra Wells.The authors take a brief look at the 18 years of Prohibition in Colorado.  Its pages cover...

The Rough Guide To True Crime

December 30 2013, 0 Comments
Dec. 30, 2013An excerpt from The Rough Guide To True Crime by Cathy Scott, featuring Pablo Escobar, the Lucchese Family, and the hunt for Jimmy Hoffa’s body. by Cathy ScottOrganized CrimeDrugs,...

The FBI in Boston: Hoover, Lies and Murder

May 13 2013, 0 Comments
May 13, 2013 Special to Crime MagazineAn excerpt from George Hassett’s just released Gangsters of Boston, which is published by Strategic Media Books (www.strategicmediabooks.com). Gangsters of...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 19:14
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James McBratneyby Allan May To most organized crime followers John Gotti is the most popular underworld figure of the past 15 years. His meteoric and bloody rise to prominence, his bravado, and his seemingly carefree attitude in beating the justice system during the late 1980s...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 19:07
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Gerald E. "Jerry" Buckley Was Detroit radio crusader Jerry Buckley murdered because he led a successful recall of the mayor or because he had witnessed a gangland murder? His unsolved case from 1930 leaves that question open. by Allan May Radio commentator and crusader...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 19:03
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Waxey GordonWaxey Gordon led a life of crime during a very long life. Busted for pickpocketing at age 18, he became a major East Coast bootlegger during Prohibition and the head of a heroin ring following World War II when he was in his 60s. He was the one Jewish gangster...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 19:01
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Anthony GiordanoThe story of a St. Louis mob boss who wielded influence not only in St. Louis, but in all of Colorado. Giordano was an old time gangster with a temper and was a legend in the Midwest.by Allan MayThe story of a St. Louis mob boss who wielded influence not only in...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 18:54
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Salvatore GingelloSalvatore Gingello was the most colorful gangland figure in Rochester’s organized crime history. His quick rise to fame and sensational ending was characteristic of the Rochester mob itself. by Allan May Salvatore Gingello was the most colorful gangland...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 18:50
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 Anthony Brancato and Anthony Joseph TrombinoThe story of two Kansas City hoods who went to Los Angeles to throw their weight around. This story, peopled with such characters as Mickey Cohen and Jimmy "The Weasel" Frattiano, is a page that could have been torn from "L.A...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 17:18
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Charlie "The Bug" WorkmanThe story of Charlie "The Bug" Workman, who was rumored to have killed 20 men. One of those 20 men was Dutch Schultz.by Allan May When I read the biographies of criminals in Jay Nash’s World Encyclopedia of Organized Crime and Carl Sifakis’s Mafia...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 17:14
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"Mad Sam" DeStefanoThe story of a man many consider to be the most vicious in Chicago gangster history. by Allan MayWhen FBI agents and members of the Chicago Police Department’s Organized Crime Unit showed up to monitor the mourners at "Mad Sam" DeStefano’s funeral, they were...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 17:12
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"Mad Sam" DeStefanoThe story of a man many consider to be the most vicious in Chicago gangster history.by Allan MayCharles "Chuckie" Crimaldi worked as a "juice collector" for Sam DeStefano during the 1950s and 1960s. He claims that Sam pioneered "organized" loansharking in...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 14:09
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Tommy EboliTommy Eboli ran the Genovese crime family for nine years, and some thought he nearly ran it into the ground.  But it was a drug deal gone sour that ended his reign as one of the most powerful gangsters in the nation.by Allan May When Vito Genovese went to...

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