‘The Godfather’ celebrates 50 years as the ‘greatest family movie ever’

As The Godfather celebrates its 50th anniversary this month, the movie is regarded as one of the best ever made,…


‘Ozark’ and upcoming Sylvester Stallone series draw attention to Missouri mobsters

With a Mob history dating back decades, Kansas City’s influence in the underworld has long extended beyond its Midwestern borders….


Top five mobsters you’ve probably never heard of

In researching American organized crime through decades-old newspapers available online, it’s amazing how many significant Mob figures gained infamy and…


Harry Reid battled the Mob in Nevada before he fought for Nevada in Washington

In 1974, Nevada Lieutenant Governor Harry Reid decided to run for the U.S. Senate. Reid, a Democrat, would face former…


Separating fact from fiction on the Flamingo Hotel’s 75th anniversary

Much of what Americans know about Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel comes from watching the 1991 film Bugsy. That certainly applies to…


Anna Genovese’s life examined in ‘Mob Queens’ podcast, HBO series

Being married to violent Mafia boss Vito Genovese, according to wife Anna Genovese in a court filing, “endangered her health…


When the Mob owned a minor-league hockey team

Standing up to a reputed Mob associate was a part of Richard Brosal’s job 15 years ago. As commissioner of…


Capone tax evasion trial: Jury finds Chicago mobster guilty on 5 of 23 counts

Last of two parts. On October 10, 1931, a Saturday, the prosecution read into the record Al Capone’s admissions to…


Capone tax evasion trial: 90 years ago, the T-Men had the goods on Mob chief

First of two parts. Spectators gathered outside each doorway to the U.S. District Court building in Chicago in the fall…


The world’s top five organized crime rackets

Online display ads on your computer and apps on your smart phone might include malware linked to a truly modern…