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George ‘Machine Gun’ Kelly
7 months ago

George ‘Machine Gun’ Kelly

“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 …
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Albert Anastasia
7 months ago

Albert Anastasia

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 …
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Owney Madden
8 months ago

Owney Madden

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 …
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The Mafia Cops
10 months ago

The Mafia Cops

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 …
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Anthony Gets a Choice
12 months ago

Anthony Gets a Choice

By  • Mobsters

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 …
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‘The Duchess’ Juanita Spinelli
1 year ago

‘The Duchess’ Juanita Spinelli

“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 …
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First of the Cocaine Cowboys
1 year ago

First of the Cocaine Cowboys

By  • Mobsters

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 …
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The Waterfront’s Grim Reaper
1 year ago

The Waterfront’s Grim Reaper

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 …
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The Razor Queens of The Cross
1 year ago

The Razor Queens of The Cross

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; …
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Even The Mob Avoids The Albanians
1 year ago

Even The Mob Avoids The Albanians

By  • Mobsters

When the topic of discussion is organized crime, Albania seldom comes to mind. But that country’s mafia is notorious for its complexity and the diversity of its criminal enterprises. Its …
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