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Mob History: 1957 Failed Hit on Underworld’s Prime Minister

Who? Francesco Castiglia, aka Frank Costello. It’s fair to say Costello was one of the mob’s original big four – along with Luciano, Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel – going back even before they, and others, orchestrated the creation of“The Commission” . Although he certainly participated in street crime during his youth,  Costello grew to understand [...]


Mob History: The Hits & Misses of Murder Inc. Part 2- Paying the Piper

In part 2 of our Murder Inc. overview… the roles of members are exposed, trials take place, in-court antics ensue and it’s time to pay up for dirty deeds. Beginning with the man who sang like a bird, but had no such luck when it came to flying out a hotel window.  Kid Twist certainly [...]