All posts tagged: Andrew DiDonato

Crime Wire: Talking to the MOB!

  You can hear Crime Wire Investigates Tuesdays at 9 p.m. Eastern. Please visit our Crime Wire Website. Together we can make a difference. LISTEN LIVE:   It’s a Mob takeover on Crime Wire! Join host, Dennis Griffin, and a couple of his friends and former mobsters for an hour of discussion about their life of crime within the Mob.  Andrew DiDonato began his criminal career in Brooklyn in 1979 at the age of 14. In 1982 he became an associate of the Nicky Corozzo crew of the Gambino family and for the next 15 years his crimes ranged from larceny and robbery to credit card fraud, bank robbery and attempted murder. In 1997 he was on the lam from law enforcement and under a death sentence from his own crew and another organized crime family. The law caught him first and he eventually became a cooperating government witness. DiDonato is the subject of the popular book, Surviving the Mob by Crime Wire host, Dennis Griffin. After a lengthy criminal career in the Windy City with the Chicago Outfit, Frank Cullotta joined his boyhood …

Crime Wire Looks at the Life of Henry Hill, the “Goodfella”

You can hear Crime Wire Investigates beginning at 9 p.m. Eastern. Please visit our Crime Wire Website. Together we can make a difference. LISTEN LIVE: Organized crime was in the news last week with the passing of former Lucchesi crime family associate Henry Hill. The hit 1990 movie Goodfellas was based on Henry’s life. Crime Wire will be talking about Henry, and government witnesses in general, the federal Witness Protection Program, and other mob-related topics with two guests with organized crime expertise. Joining Host, Dennis Griffin, are former FBI undercover agent Jack Garcia, whose book Making Jack Falcone was a New York Times bestseller, and former Gambino crime family associate and author of Surviving The Mob, Andrew DiDonato.

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The Roth Show Hosts Author Dennis Griffin

 Listen LIVE: Join Dr. Laurie Roth and Susan Murphy Milano each Wednesday BROADCASTING AT A NEW TIME!  8-9 Pacific, 11-12am Eastern Denny Griffin is a man who wears many hats, a former officer of the law turned author, radio host, and crime investigator, he has turned his retirement into the busiest time of his life! Denny has written several books on the history of the Las Vegas Mob, interviewing and befriending several former mobsters including Henry Hill and Frank Cullotta, the subject of his book Cullotta:The Life of a Chicago Criminal, Las Vegas Mobster, and Government Witness and Andrew DiDonato, whose story of life in the Gambino family is told in Surviving the Mob. His latest venture is something new and different. Griffin has been contracted to write the story of Don Hill, the noted saxaphonist of The Treniers. Titled House Party Tonight, the book is scheduled for a November, 2012 release to celebrate Don Hill’s 91st birthday. As the managing partner of Bear Media, Inc., Denny participates in Real Wiseguys, an event planning entity which revolves around …

Denny Griffin Events! MOBSTERTHON on Coast to Coast Radio and Book Signing

Mobsterthon! on Coast to Coast Radio From Coast to Coast Radio, George Knapp is hosting the MOBSTERTHON with an array of former, real-life mobsters.  Joining him for the whole 4 hour broadcast is true crime author and mob historian, Dennis Griffin, Sunday, April 29, from 10 pm until 2 am Pacific. George Knapp is a 14-time Emmy Award-winning journalist whose reporting on Nevada’s infamous Area 51 military base was selected by UPI as Best Individual Achievement by a Reporter (1989). Other awards include the Associated Press’s Mark Twain Award for news writing and the Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting. George is an anchor and reporter for the CBS affiliate KLAS-TV in Las Vegas and he also writes a weekly column for a Las Vegas newspaper. Dennis Griffin, former New York law enforcement officer turned author, has written several books on the true stories of the Las Vegas mob and the era in which they reigned. He has participated widely in the opening of the new Las Vegas attraction, the Mob Museum which features him regularly. …

RealWiseguys Radio: Life in the Vegas Mob, What Was it Like?

Every THIRD WEDNESDAY at 9ET join hosts Dennis Griffin and Andrew DiDonato for Real Wiseguys Radio on Inside Lenz Network! Listen LIVE or to podcasts: Jane Ann Morrison, columnist and former crime beat reporter for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, will talk about the Tony Spilotro era in Las Vegas from a reporter’s perspective and how Vegas has changed over the years. Jane Ann Morrison writes on topics from politics to human interest. Her column appears Monday, Thursday and Saturday in the Nevada News section. Wendy Mazaros, author of Vegas Rag Doll, will be on the second segment to discuss her life as the wife of Mob hit man Tom Hanley. At fifteen, she fell into the arms of Ted Binion, heir-apparent of the Binion’s Horseshoe Club family. Binion passed her off to Tom Hanley; a man she would marry, and later learn was a hitman for the mob. Join co-hosts Andrew DiDonato and Denny Griffin and their guests as they discuss mobsters, murder and the Las Vegas of yesterday and today.