Category: New York

The Weight Met His Fate Two Decades Ago, Outfit’s ‘Fat Herbie’ Felled In Failed Takeover Bid By L.A. & Buffalo Mobs

Gregarious and imposing Chicago mob associate Herbert (Fat Herbie) Blitzstein was killed 20 years ago this week in his Las Vegas home in a poorly-executed attempted takeover of his set of independent rackets hatched in tandem by the Los Angles and Buffalo mafia crime families. The loud-dressing, behemoth-sized Blitzstein, 62, was shot to death on January
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The ‘Goodfellas’ Murders: Jimmy the Gent’s Lufthansa Terminal Heist Hit List

On Dec 11, 1978, a crew of Lucchese crime family mobsters in New York at the direction of the legendarily lethal James (Jimmy the Gent) Burke pulled off the daring Lufthansa Heist, the armed robbery of the Lufthansa Airlines cargo terminal at Idlewild-JFK Airport in Queens which yielded a cool six million dollars in cash and
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Rap’s Greatest Hits: The East Coast-West Coast Rap War Murder Timeline

Despite its reputation in some pop-culture circles as a creation of the media and aggressive music-industry marketing, the East Coast-West Coast Rap War was scary real and incredibly deadly. The bi-coastal blood feud seeing NYC’s Bad Boys Records and its founder Sean (Puffy) Combs square off against L.A.’s Death Row Records and its founder Marion (Suge) Knight lasted roughly a
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The Hellraiser Ball Brawl: ‘Rooster’ Katona Orchestrated Pagan’s Crashing Of Hells Angels Party In 2000s

Valuable territory in New York was at the heart of a dispute between rowdy biker gangs, the Pagan’s and the Hells Angels, in the early 2000s, boiling over into all out chaos in the winter of 2002 when Pagan’s then-national treasurer and the club’s Pittsburgh chapter’s sergeant-at-arms Dennis (Rooster) Katona organized and personally spearheaded a
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