By David Amoruso
The 1930s through to the 1940s are known as the Golden Age for Hollywood. During those days eight major studios controlled the entire movie industry from top to bottom. They would make the movie and distribute it via their own theatres. But the big studios were also held in a choke hold by the American mob, which managed to extort millions of dollars from the movie moguls.
Willie Bioff and George…
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By Thom L. Jones
The question, to my mind, has to be why?
Why was this meeting held?
There are a number of other interesting questions as well of course, and none of them have ever been answered satisfactorily.
Who actually arranged it?
Who first thought of the idea?
Who in fact brought the whole thing together?
Long before the days of rapid…
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By Seth Ferranti
In the 1970s the heroin market in the United States was dominated by a black distributor named Frank Matthews who operated out of New York. He was the most notable black figure on the east coast at the time and one of the first major independents who challenged the mob for supremacy in the criminal underworld. The Black Caesar, as he was known, was a new kind of super-criminal ruling a nationwide empire of dope. He was…
By Seth Ferranti (author of www.GorillaConvict.com )
Prison is a cauldron of hate. A mixing pot of volatile tempers and personalities that can incite violence in a nanosecond. The territorial, drug and monetary beefs from the streets bleed over into the prison yards as racism intensifies and the hate it spews forth explodes in the form of prison gang warfare.
In prison a…
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By David Amoruso
John “Sonny” Franzese is an old school gangster walking around in a world that has changed significantly since when he first started committing crimes. Born in Naples, Italy on February 6, 1919, he started his criminal career during a time when Charles “Lucky” Luciano, Joseph Profaci, Vincent Mangano, Gaetano Gagliano, and Joseph Bonanno had just become bosses of the five mob families in New York.…