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The One-Armed Bandit Murder
2 weeks ago

The One-Armed Bandit Murder

When in 1967 in County Durham, England, 33-year-old Angus Sibbet is found slumped in the back of his Jaguar Mark 10 with three gunshot wounds, it had all the hallmarks …
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The Mysterious Death of Chuck Morgan
1 month ago

The Mysterious Death of Chuck Morgan

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 …
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George ‘Machine Gun’ Kelly
9 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
9 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
10 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
12 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
1 year 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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