Throughout the 1970s, Arizona had become the go-to place to funnel drugs and to launder ill-gotten funds. This was largely due to lax state laws which allowed individuals to purchase … Read More
“A prisoner cannot help being haunted by a vision of life as it used to be and, at such times, I pay with a delicious sense of melancholy, my tribute … Read More
Not every criminal is familiar to every crime buff. Albert Anastasia should be familiar to just about everybody.
Born Umberto Anastasio on September 26, 1902 in Parghelia, Sicily, Anastasio (who … Read More
Owney Madden was one of the standout gangsters of the Jazz Age and the Prohibition era. From his early days as just another young immigrant hoodlum to his appearance at … Read More
Lou Eppolito knew of his family’s mafia ties when he lied on an application to enroll in the NYPD’s police academy in 1969. Eppolito’s father, “Fats the Gangster,” had been … Read More
It’s not like the old days. Back then, having sex with a mob associate’s wife wouldn’t just get you killed. That would be too easy, capisce? No, you don’t even … Read More
“My blood will burn holes in their bodies!” – Juanita Spinelli on hearing that her final chance for a reprieve had been denied.
Evelita Juanita Spinelli occupies a singular place … Read More
Max Mermelstein was, in the beginning, a law-abiding citizen. His father owned a little corner store in Brooklyn, and Max enrolled at the New York Institute of Technology to study … Read More
New York’s waterfront has always been a tough place for tough people. Working the docks was never a sinecure, especially for the ordinary dockworker facing long hours, heavy labor and … Read More
The world of organized crime is often thought of to be a man’s world. Characters like Bugsy Siegal, Al Capone and Pablo Escobar are all names synonymous with organized crime; … Read More
Sword and Scale Episode 88
Sword and Scale Episode 87
The Mysterious Robison Family Murders
Aaron Hernandez Found Hanged in His Cell
Sword and Scale Episode 86
The Double Life and Tragic Death of Stacy Duke
April 28, 2017
The Grade A Student Who Murdered His Teacher
April 27, 2017
Deadly Standoff in a Sleepy English Village
April 26, 2017
The Mysterious Death of Chuck Morgan
April 25, 2017
April 23, 2017
Sword and Scale, which debuted in 2013, covers the underworld of criminal activity and the demented minds that perform the most despicable and unthinkable actions.
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