The most notorious gangsters of London’s East End, Ronnie and Reggie Kray, former boxers known for their violent tendencies, enjoyed mingling with celebrities in their nightclub. Ronnie, a paranoid schizophrenic, was openly bisexual and was allegedly involved in a sexual relationship with a member of the UK’s conservative party.
On October 23, 1935, “Beer Baron of the Bronx” Dutch Shultz and his crew sat at the Palace Chophouse at 12 East Park Street in Newark, New Jersey, which Shultz used as his home base. Two hitmen working for Murder Inc. entered and opened fire, wounding Shultz and killing two of his bodyguards and an accountant. Shultz died the next day.
The full, unvarnished story of the brilliant and brutal Chicago crime czar.
Learn why members of the Lucchese crime family have inspired some of the most notable mob characters on film and TV, including “Goodfellas” and “The Sopranos.”
A federal jury convicted James “Whitey” Bulger yesterday of nearly every crime prosecutors had hoped for. Charges included racketeering and 11 murders over nearly 45 years. Bulger, 81, was the inspiration for the Jack Nicholson film “The Departed.” Read the in-depth Crime Library Whitey Bulger story here.
In the mafia, one day you’re in and the next day you’re dead. Warning: Contains images of dead bodies.
Today’s news from the Boston federal courtroom where alleged mob boss Whitey Bulger is standing trial for 19 murders is that the honcho won’t take the stand. Of course he had an opinion to share, as well.
1) This morning Federal Judge Denise Casper denied the defense request to sequester jurors while they deliberate racketeering charges and Bulger’s alleged involvement in 19 murders. Judge said to sequester the jury this late in the process might disgruntle jurors. 2) In a nutshell, defense witnesses continue testifying that Bulger was protected by the FBI for [...]
Greedy, well-armed and guided by a ruthless sense of loyalty to mob values, these are among the deadliest mafiosi in the history of Cosa Nostra in America.
An examination of this brutal form of mob justice, in which angry citizens assume the role of judge, jury and executioner.