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The Gangster Report
18 minutes | Feb 27, 2015
Podcast – Jimmy Hoffa & White Boy Rick
In this podcast episode, the Gangster Report's Scott Burnstein and Al Profit discuss their new film "Killing Jimmy Hoffa" and the recently-announced film from Universal pictures about jailed drug dealer "White Boy" Rick Wershe; As it turns out Studio 8, an imprint of the Sony Pictures empire, has their own competing film about Wershe in the works - Studio 8 bought a script in February and assigned Academy Award-winner John Lesher (Birdman) to produce.
42 minutes | Jan 4, 2015
Podcast | Gangster Report Holiday Edition
1 Annual Philly LCN Xmas party - a South Philly mob holiday tradition dating back decades, media used to be invited to some parts of it, by Skinny Joey Merlino, current acting boss Handsome Stevie Mazzone was violated for attending in 2009-2010, other mob families have them too, less formal, organized 2 Detroit XMass party in '78, Tony Jack going-away party, photo by FBI - with Allen Hilf being dead, no fat envelope from "Fat Allen" for Jackie the Kid like normal (tease article on gangsterreport) 3 Chicago LCN burglary crew robs Tony Accardo's house over Xmass holidays in 1977, resulted in a dozen retaliatory killings in 1978 4 John Gotti pulls off the Big Paul Castellano murder in the week leading up to Xmas 1985, taking control of the Gambino Family and setting into motion one of the most iconic mob reigns of all-time and birthed The Dapper Don (aka nobody outside of the mob knew who Gotti was prior to this, now he's probably the most-recognized name in the history of NY LCN) Over XMass holiday in 1946 Bugsy Siegel opened the Flamingo in Vegas and its initial poor returns was one of the reasons he was murdered a few months later - throw that in at the end
84 minutes | Dec 4, 2014
Seth Ferranti on spending over 20 years in prison and becoming an author
Seth Ferranti is the Gorilla Convict Writer. In 1993, after spending two years as a top-15 fugitive on the US Marshal’s most wanted list, he was captured and sentenced to 304 months under the federal sentencing guidelines for an LSD kingpin conviction and committed to the custody of the Attorney General. A first-time, non-violent offender, Seth served 21 years of his 25 year mandatory minimum sentence. His case was widely covered by The Washington Post and Washington Times, and his story was profiled in the pages of Rolling Stone and Don Diva magazines. He is currently out of federal prison and embarking on his career as a multi-media content king.
34 minutes | Nov 25, 2014
Black Gangsters and the Italian Mafia | Gangster Report Podcast
In this episode of the Gangster Report Podcast, Scott Burnstein and Al Profit discuss the confluence of Black Gangsters and the Italian Mafia and how they differ.
52 minutes | Nov 18, 2014
Ike Atkinson | R.I.P. to the REAL American Gangster Podcast with Ron Chepesiuk
Leslie "Ike" Atkinson died last week. Under the cover of the Vietnam War and through the use of the U.S. military infrastructure, Atkinson masterminded an enterprising group of family members and former African American GIs that the DEA identified as one of history’s ten top drug trafficking rings. Ike’s organization moved heroin from Thailand to North Carolina and beyond. According to law enforcement sources, 1,000 pounds is a conservative estimate of the amount of heroin the ring transported annually from Bangkok, Thailand, through U.S. military bases, into the U.S. during its period of operation from 1968 to 1975. That amount translates to about $400 million worth of illegal drug sales during that period. Noted crime author, and Ike's friend, Ron Chepesiuk joined Gangster Report to talk about Ike and the book he authored about Ike's life and times "Sergeant Smack"
36 minutes | Nov 14, 2014
Hollywood and the Mob -Gangster Report episode #3
Topics for "Hollywood and the Mob" Robert Evans and the "Cotton Club Murders" read more Joe Kennedy, MCA, and Pantages theater rape scandal Teamsters & Mafia corruption in Hollywood. Frank Nitti Real Mobsters in "The Godfather" Real Mobsters in "The Sopranos" James Caan and the Chicago Mob Outfit during the making of "Thief"
31 minutes | Nov 14, 2014
Detroit Mafia Past and Present -Gangster Report episode #2
Talking points for this episode Detroit Mafia Family History Bill Tocco & Joe Zerilli founding fathers. Grosse Pointe Appalachia Mafia Conference The Giacalone Brothers Black Gangsters - Frank Nitti Usher triple beheading Syrian Gangster Freddie "the Saint" Salem and Jewish Gambling czar Allen "Hesh" Hilf GameTax Bust Tony Zerilli & Jimmy Hoffa Detroit Boss Jack Tocco's death New Detroit Boss Jackie "the Kid" Giacalone, Underboss "Chicago" Tony LaPiana Detroit Snitch Nove Tocco arrested
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