Here's some free advice: if you need some quick cash, a loan from a Gambino crime family associate is one of the worst ways to go about getting it. And if being indebted to the mafia isn't enough to scare you off, this might: in at least two cases, a Gambino gangster has teamed up with a Hells Angel ... More >>
Free Whitey! (Just kidding.)After Osama bin Laden's death, James "Whitey" Bulger was the Most Wanted Man in America. Then after 16 years on the run, the mythological South Boston ex-con was caught yesterday in California. Jack Nicholson's character in The Departed was loosely based on Whitey, in the ... More >>
Mobsters have a special way of speaking that is all their own, which you probably already know, having watched any number of the excellent mafia-themed films available on Netflix and your various cable channels. The New York Times has an intriguing look into some of the more "esoteric" of tho ... More >>
The Mafia is always one step ahead of the rest of us. This is how they operate. We've all seen it in Goodfellas, right? Thus, when FBI agents started sneaking in and infiltrating mob ranks wearing wires and hoping to get the needed dirt to bust them, the Mafia thought of a solution: To get in ... More >>
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August 31, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 35
Littlejohn & the mob: Saga of a heist
By Arthur Bell
Tuesday, August 22. Home about 10 p.m. A message from a friend on my cassette phone unit. "Just heard a couple of homosexuals are holding up a bank ... More >>
The winningly-nicknamed mobsters arrested in this week's FBI bust are accused of the usual stuff, like murder and racketeering. But the New York Post finds them guilty of sartorial crimes as well. "Dapperless dons," cries the Post. (Dapperless is not a word.) These modern-day Capones were in "sor ... More >>
For those who enjoy wiseguy swagger, the conversational nuggets revealed in this month's federal racketeering indictment in Brooklyn of a ring of Colombo crime family operatives are not to be missed.
The best come from the mouth of a tough-talking leg-breaker named Teddy Persico Jr. Despite ... More >>
In the immortal words of The Simpsons, "The Fox network has sunk to a new low." Here are two Fox News bobbleheads getting mobster/author Michael Franzese to tell them that the Obama Administration is like a crime family. "What do you mean?" asks the female bobblehead. "Extortion?" "I mean just thi ... More >>