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Cement Shoes: Method of Execution

Cement shoes or Chicago overcoat is a largely fictional method of execution and/or body disposal, usually associated with criminals such as the Mafia or gangs. It involves weighing down the victim, who may be dead or alive, with concrete and throwing them into the water in the hope the body will never be found. In the US, the term has become tongue-in-cheek for a threat of death by criminals. [...]

By | 2017-12-16T11:35:19+00:00 December 16th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Charles Lucky Luciano American Gangster

The modern American Mafia took form under the leadership of Charles "Lucky" Luciano (1897-1962). Born in Sicily but raised in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Luciano facilitated the killings of the city’s top two Mafia bosses. He brought about fundamental changes to organized crime, setting up the Five Families to rule New York and establishing a National Crime Syndicate. Lucky Luciano was convicted on prostitution charges in 1936 but was paroled [...]

By | 2017-10-30T09:03:46+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Meyer Lansky American Gangster

Meyer Lansky, an organized crime figure known for his sharp financial acumen, was instrumental in the development of a national crime syndicate in the United States. Synopsis Meyer Lansky was born in 1902 in Grodno, Russia (present-day Belarus), immigrating to America as a child. Growing up on tough streets, he eventually became an organized crime figure instrumental in the development of a national crime syndicate in the United States. [...]

By | 2017-10-30T09:05:20+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Jewish American Mobster Benjamin Bugsy Siegel

On February 28, 1906, Jewish American Mobster Bugsy Siegel was born in Brooklyn, New York. At the time of birth, he was given the name Benjamin by his parents who were Jewish immigrants. Siegel was introduced to crime early in life. He grew up in a crime-ridden section of Williamsburg where there were Irish and Italian gangs. Jewish American Siegel began the life of crime by extorting money from [...]

By | 2017-10-30T09:08:16+00:00 April 9th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

American Gangster: John Gotti Gambino Mafia Boss

John Gotti was an organized crime leader who became head of the Gambino family. Born on October 27, 1940, in the South Bronx, New York, John Gotti would face run-ins with the law several times, including a four-year prison term for manslaughter, before becoming head of the Gambino crime family. Nicknamed "Teflon Don" for his ability to remain free, Gotti was eventually convicted on multiple criminal counts and sentenced [...]

By | 2017-11-02T21:47:26+00:00 December 24th, 2016|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Lufthansa Heist – A Legendary Robbery

There are hundreds of robberies that have taken place in the United States. Some are by chance, but few are considered to be planned out for a good amount of time and executed with great timing one of them was the Lufthansa Heist. Such robberies can be instances of expert master mind behind the plans. One such example is the Lufthansa Heist, which took place at the J.F.K. International Airport [...]

By | 2016-12-28T16:15:54+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|Categories: Historical Events|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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