All Videos Tagged Colombo (Gangsters Inc. - www.gangstersinc.org) - Gangsters Inc. - www.gangstersinc.org 2021-05-17T14:02:35Z https://gangstersinc.ning.com/video/video/listTagged?tag=Colombo&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Not So Glamorous: "The Life" by Larry Mazza tag:gangstersinc.ning.com,2020-10-30:6329524:Video:125232 2020-10-30T04:55:16.253Z Gangsters Inc. https://gangstersinc.ning.com/profile/2g2lucitjcn3w <a href="https://gangstersinc.ning.com/video/not-so-glamorous-the-life-by-larry-mazza"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/8093276082?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Author Larry Mazza tells his twisting, turning, true story of an average young Brooklyn boy who is seduced by a sexy older woman, mentored by a Mob boss, and finds himself living The Life in the heart of the Mafia.<br></br> <br></br> In his book, The Life, Larry Mazza tells about his parents and his childhood, his time attending college, and the moment his life took a… <a href="https://gangstersinc.ning.com/video/not-so-glamorous-the-life-by-larry-mazza"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/8093276082?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Author Larry Mazza tells his twisting, turning, true story of an average young Brooklyn boy who is seduced by a sexy older woman, mentored by a Mob boss, and finds himself living The Life in the heart of the Mafia.<br /> <br /> In his book, The Life, Larry Mazza tells about his parents and his childhood, his time attending college, and the moment his life took a fateful turn and brought him deep into La Cosa Nostra.<br /> <br /> When Mazza got involved with Linda Scarpa he soon met her husband, Colombo family capo Greg Scarpa. Known as “The Grim Reaper,” Scarpa actually took a liking to the young Mazza and became his mentor. Mazza soon found himself immersed in the Colombo family war, attending secret meetings, taking part in betrayals and shootings, and ultimately landing in prison.<br /> <br /> In this Wiseguy Speaker Series discussion from May 17, 2018, Mazza covers topics like:<br /> <br /> - The chance encounter with Linda Scarpa that changed Mazza’s life<br /> - What it was like to be mentored by “The Grim Reaper”<br /> - The Colombo family war<br /> - Mazza’s personal experience in prison<br /> - The deal that led to the downfall of a corrupt FBI agent<br /> <br /> Learn more about The Mob Museum, National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement at <a href="https://themobmuseum.org">https://themobmuseum.org</a> Michael Franzese on His Father Sonny Being Underboss of Colombo Crime Family tag:gangstersinc.ning.com,2020-02-25:6329524:Video:94121 2020-02-25T06:35:43.217Z Gangsters Inc. https://gangstersinc.ning.com/profile/2g2lucitjcn3w <a href="https://gangstersinc.ning.com/video/michael-franzese-on-his-father-sonny-being-underboss-of-colombo-c"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3922735313?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>In this flashback, Michael Franzese opens up about being the first member of the mob to leave the lifestyle without witness protection. He started out by explaining how the Colombo crime family was formed and how his father, the late Sonny Franzese, got involved. Michael explained why his father never became a boss in the mob, which you can… <a href="https://gangstersinc.ning.com/video/michael-franzese-on-his-father-sonny-being-underboss-of-colombo-c"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3922735313?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />In this flashback, Michael Franzese opens up about being the first member of the mob to leave the lifestyle without witness protection. He started out by explaining how the Colombo crime family was formed and how his father, the late Sonny Franzese, got involved. Michael explained why his father never became a boss in the mob, which you can hear more about above.<br /> <br /> Colombo Mafia family legend “Sonny” Franzese dead at 103 – A man must have a code: <a href="http://gangstersinc.ning.com/profiles/blogs/colombo-mafia-family-legend-sonny-franzese-dead-at-103-a-man-must">http://gangstersinc.ning.com/profiles/blogs/colombo-mafia-family-legend-sonny-franzese-dead-at-103-a-man-must</a> Michael Franzese on Quitting the Mafia, His Own Father Putting a Hit on Him tag:gangstersinc.ning.com,2020-02-25:6329524:Video:94118 2020-02-25T06:32:39.423Z Gangsters Inc. https://gangstersinc.ning.com/profile/2g2lucitjcn3w <a href="https://gangstersinc.ning.com/video/michael-franzese-on-quitting-the-mafia-his-own-father-putting-a"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3922712480?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>In this clip, Michael Franzese recounted his decision to leave the mafia and the dangerous fallout that followed. He spoke about being featured in a major newspaper article whose headline read "Quitting the Mafia" ultimately led to his crime family turning on him. Michael Franzese talked about having hits placed on his life and how his own… <a href="https://gangstersinc.ning.com/video/michael-franzese-on-quitting-the-mafia-his-own-father-putting-a"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3922712480?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />In this clip, Michael Franzese recounted his decision to leave the mafia and the dangerous fallout that followed. He spoke about being featured in a major newspaper article whose headline read "Quitting the Mafia" ultimately led to his crime family turning on him. Michael Franzese talked about having hits placed on his life and how his own father cosigned a hit in an effort to save his reputation in the mafia.<br /> <br /> Colombo Mafia family legend “Sonny” Franzese dead at 103 – A man must have a code: <a href="http://gangstersinc.ning.com/profiles/blogs/colombo-mafia-family-legend-sonny-franzese-dead-at-103-a-man-must">http://gangstersinc.ning.com/profiles/blogs/colombo-mafia-family-legend-sonny-franzese-dead-at-103-a-man-must</a> Mob Stories from The Underground with Michael Franzese tag:gangstersinc.ning.com,2020-02-23:6329524:Video:93619 2020-02-23T20:22:47.837Z Gangsters Inc. https://gangstersinc.ning.com/profile/2g2lucitjcn3w <a href="https://gangstersinc.ning.com/video/mob-stories-from-the-underground-with-michael-franzese"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3907693371?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Everybody loves a good story — but a good Mob story is even better. A veteran journalist and an ex-mobster will gather in The Underground at The Mob Museum for an evening in our speakeasy of drinks, laughs and stories that are guaranteed to shed light in the dark corners of organized… <a href="https://gangstersinc.ning.com/video/mob-stories-from-the-underground-with-michael-franzese"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/3907693371?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Everybody loves a good story — but a good Mob story is even better. A veteran journalist and an ex-mobster will gather in The Underground at The Mob Museum for an evening in our speakeasy of drinks, laughs and stories that are guaranteed to shed light in the dark corners of organized crime. Michael Franzese is in Gangsta's Paradise tag:gangstersinc.ning.com,2010-11-27:6329524:Video:889 2010-11-27T14:47:28.000Z Gangsters Inc. https://gangstersinc.ning.com/profile/2g2lucitjcn3w <a href="https://gangstersinc.ning.com/video/michael-franzese-is-in"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2182548943?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Short news bio of Colombo Family mobster Michael Franzese. <a href="https://gangstersinc.ning.com/video/michael-franzese-is-in"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2182548943?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Short news bio of Colombo Family mobster Michael Franzese.