How Lucky Luciano Became The Godfather Of American Organized Crime
Charles "Lucky" Luciano organized the many warring factions of New York City's underground into five crime families — and put himself at the helm of it all.
Vincent Gigante, The ‘Oddfather’ Mob Boss Who Pretended To Be Crazy
For nearly 30 years, Genovese crime boss Vincent Gigante pretended to be mentally ill to avoid prison. And it almost worked.
Arnold Rothstein: King Gambler, Bootlegger, First Modern Drug Lord, Fixer Of 1919 World Series
Jewish gangster Arnold "the Brain" Rothstein built a criminal empire based on drug and alcohol trafficking before meeting a tragic — and surprisingly ironic — end.
Judas Iscariot And The True Story Of The Man Who Betrayed Jesus
Who was Judas Iscariot, a traitor or a faithful disciple? From the writings of St. Paul to the long-lost Gospel of Judas, here are the myths, lies, and historical realities of the real Judas.
Meet Santo Trafficante: The ‘Silent Don’ Who Tried To Kill Fidel Castro And May Have Ordered JFK’s Assassination
They called him the "Silent Don" because he lived an unassuming lifestyle, but Florida Godfather Santo Trafficante Jr. was as ruthless as they come.
The Story Of Belle Star, The Oklahoma Schoolgirl Who Became A Fearsome Outlaw
There was an infamous female outlaw who rode alongside the bad boys of the Wild West. Her name was Belle Starr and she was known — and feared — as the "Bandit Queen."
Meet Caesarion, Caesar And Cleopatra’s Love Child Who Never Stood A Chance
A co-king by age three, Caesarion's solo reign over Egypt lasted mere days before his adoptive brother had him killed.
Meet Pupetta Maresca, The Beauty Queen And Mob Wife Who Shot Her Husband’s Killer In Cold Blood
While in prison for avenging her husband in broad daylight, Pupetta Maresca transformed into a sort of Godmother. By the time she was released, she became a full-fledged criminal queen.
Meet Tony Spilotro, The Ruthless Mobster That The Mafia Couldn’t Control
Tony Spilotro inspired Joe Pesci's villain in the movie Casino, but the real man was far worse than the movie let on.
Sam Giancana: Chicago Godfather, CIA Collaborator, And The Man Who May Have Put JFK In The White House
Mafia boss Sam Giancana aided a CIA plot to kill Fidel Castro, allegedly helped assassinate JFK, and may have been with Marilyn Monroe on her last night alive.
Meet Princess Michael Of Kent: The British Royal Family’s Nazi Connection
The daughter of an SS official, Princess Michael of Kent has continually embarrassed the British Royal Family with racist comments and gestures.