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 - 13:36
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"Dandy" Phil Kastel"Dandy" Phil Kastel was a little-known partner of organized crime heavyweights such as Frank Costello and Arnold Rothstein.  Allan May illuminates Kastel in a way that gives you a feel for the ever-changing face of organized crime. by Allan May Phillip...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 13:34
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Jacob "Yasha" Katzenberga/k/a Jacob "Yasha" Katzenberg played a minor role in the history of organized crime, yet he helped bring down some major mobsters and then disappeared forever. by Allan May Jacob "Yasha" Katzenberg played a minor role in the history of organized crime....
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 13:32
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Arnold RothsteinArnold Rothstein is one of those legends that hang on the tip of the tongue -- "Don't tell me, don't tell me, I know who he is."   In "The Last Hours of Mr. Big,"  Allan May tells us not only who Rothstein was, but why the Big Guy finally shot...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 13:30
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Thomas A. Aurelio In August 1943, Thomas A. Aurelio stood at the threshold of a dream. After nine years as an assistant prosecutor and 12 as a judge in New York City, he was about to be elected to a seat on the Supreme Court for the State of New York. Then Aurelio, in a...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 01:36
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Mont Tennes and the Birth of the Race Wire. Virtually everyone who has ever been to a race track has used the Daily Racing Form, a newspaper that provides comprehensive information on horse races at tracks around the country.  In this first of a three-part series, Allan...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 01:35
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The rise of the Annenbergs. The great Annenberg publishing dynasty that controlled the Daily Racing Form, The Philadelphia Inquirer and TV Guide for decades produced the fortune that allowed Walter Annenberg to establish and endow the prestigious M. L. Annenberg Schools of...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 01:34
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The conclusion of Allan May's three part series on the rise and fall of the notorious race wire service.by Allan May Part Three: Ragen and McBride and the End of the Race Wire U. S. Sen. Estes Kefauver once called the Continental Press the nation’s Public Enemy Number One. "In...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 01:27
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September 7, 2007 Salvatore Giancana by Ron Chepesiuk Editor's Note: "Policy" is a form of lottery in which a ticket is purchased and numbers selected, with the winning numbers announced at a drawing. No one knows for sure how the policy game began, but the...
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 01:25
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February 20, 2007 Frank Mathewsby Ron Chepesiuk In May of 1969, detective Joe Kowalski, a seven-year veteran with the New York Police Department, was living at 130 Clarkson Avenue in a quiet, low-to-middle income neighborhood in Brooklyn. One day, the apartment...
Sat, 10/10/2009 - 02:06
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Downtown Pacific MOLawyers don't always confine their differences to the courtroom. Attorney Joseph Langworthy's murder was a cold-blooded execution paid for by an attorney so well connected that the chief of police "lost" all the evidence in the case for over a year.by Ronald...

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