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Carmine Galante Had A Mental Age Of 14 — And Was The King Of Heroin

Carmine Galante Had A Mental Age Of 14 — And Was The King Of Heroin

Utterly ruthless, Carmine “Lilo” Galante became best known for masterminding the heroin trade and the grisly gangland execution that took him down.
Meet Joe Valachi: The First Mobster To Expose The Mafia’s Darkest Secrets

Meet Joe Valachi: The First Mobster To Expose The Mafia’s Darkest Secrets

The Mafia had operated with near-immunity until Joe Valachi spilled his guts to the U.S. Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, the Justice Department, the FBI, and on a radio broadcast.
Arnold Rothstein: King Gambler, Bootlegger, First Modern Drug Lord, Fixer Of 1919 World Series

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.
Meet Santo Trafficante: The ‘Silent Don’ Who Tried To Kill Castro And May Have Killed JFK

Meet Santo Trafficante: The ‘Silent Don’ Who Tried To Kill Castro And May Have Killed JFK

They called him the "Silent Don" because he lived an unassuming lifestyle, but Florida Godfather Santo Trafficante Jr. was as ruthless as they come.
Meet The Real-Life Godfather Of Organized Crime: Charles ‘Lucky’ Luciano

Meet The Real-Life Godfather Of Organized Crime: Charles ‘Lucky’ Luciano

Charles "Lucky" Luciano is credited with organizing the many warring factions of New York City's underground into five crime families — putting himself at the helm of it all.
Roberto Saviano: The Italian Mafia’s Most Wanted Man

Roberto Saviano: The Italian Mafia’s Most Wanted Man

By outing the Naples Mafia with his 2006 book, Gomorrah, Roberto Saviano put his life on the line. He's been under police protection ever since.
Vincent Gigante: The “Insane” Mafioso Who Almost Outfoxed the Feds

Vincent Gigante: The “Insane” Mafioso Who Almost Outfoxed the Feds

Vincent "Chin" Gigante headed one of New York's biggest mafia families. But when the feds tried to catch him, he faked insanity to stay out of jail.
How The Kray Twins Ruled The Underworld Of Swinging Sixties London In Style

How The Kray Twins Ruled The Underworld Of Swinging Sixties London In Style

The Kray brothers Ronnie and Reggie may have owned dozens of nightclubs and hobnobbed with celebrities, but they also committed some of the most shocking murders gangland London had ever seen.
Inside The Baffling, Unsolved Case Of The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist

Inside The Baffling, Unsolved Case Of The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist remains the largest private property theft in American history — and its last surviving link has just slipped through the authorities' fingers.
FBI Informant, Murderer, Experimental Test Subject: The Tale Of Famed Mobster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger

FBI Informant, Murderer, Experimental Test Subject: The Tale Of Famed Mobster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger

James "Whitey" Bulger, one of America's most dangerous mob leaders, lived a double life as an FBI collaborator. But who was working for who?
How A Jewish Mobster Became The Leader Of A Nazi-Punching Gang On The Brink Of World War II

How A Jewish Mobster Became The Leader Of A Nazi-Punching Gang On The Brink Of World War II

In 1936, New York congressman Nathan Perlman asked Jewish mob boss Meyer Lansky to intimidate Nazi sympathizers across the city. The mafioso even did it for free.