An examination of this brutal form of mob justice, in which angry citizens assume the role of judge, jury and executioner.
In the mafia, one day you’re in and the next day you’re dead. Warning: Contains images of dead bodies.
Learn how members of the notorious Lucchese family have inspired some of the most notable mob characters on film & TV, including Goodfellas & the Sopranos.
On March 26, 1990, Junior Patriarca and 20 reputed family members were indicted on charges that included racketeering, gambling, extortion, drug trafficking and murder. This was a blow to New England’s most powerful crime syndicate, but they managed to recover and continue to operate to this day.
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.
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.