All posts tagged: Denny Griffin

Crime Wire Welcomes Mother of Missing Billy Smolinski, Janice Smolinski

Tuesday, August 23, 9pm ET Listen LIVE: Please visit our Crime Wire Website. Together we can make a difference. MISSING BILLY SMOLINSKI AND “BILLY’S LAW”  In August 2004, Billy Smolinski, a 31 year old resident of Waterbury, CT went missing. His family had difficulty in getting the attention of the Waterbury Police to investigate Billy’s mysterious disappearance. Waterbury Police told the family they had to wait 3 days to file a missing person report. By all indications, Billy was murdered and his body buried. Billy’s family agonized over the delayed police response and began lobbying to change police procedures associated with missing person cases. Recently, the State of Connecticut passed Missing Person Legislation that will remedy the Smolinski family’s experience and alter police procedures and training regarding missing persons. Billy’s Law goes into effect this fall. Billy’s mother, Janice Smolinski, joins the Crime Wire Team to share her son’s story and talk about her legislative efforts. Second Segment TULSA POLICE AND CRISIS INTERVENTION Earlier this month, the nation focused its attention on Tulsa, Oklahoma where the Tulsa …

Denny Griffin: Sitting With the MOB!

Denny Griffin Former police investigator, partner in Crime Wire Investigative Bureau and Las Vegas Mob Author Join Denny Griffin for a Mob sit-down – scheduled for Saturday, March 19, from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Join Henry Hill, the original GoodFella, former Chicago Outfit associate and Tony Spilotro’s Las Vegas lieutenant Frank Cullotta, former Gambino crime family associate Andrew DiDonato, renowned private investigator Vito Colucci, and yours truly, for what promises to be a fun night. Location: The Royal Resort 99 Convention Center Drive Las Vegas, NV For more information call 702-735-6117     To order books by Denny Griffin:

Denny Griffin Interview: Two Men and the Mob

Denny Griffin will be participating in a panel discussion on the Simon Barrett Show on Saturday at 11am pacific, 2pm eastern where they will be launching the latest broadcast in the series, Surviving The Mob. Guests are going to be ex Gambino crime family associate Andrew DiDonato, and ex Colombo crime member Billy Cutolo Jr. Billy was in the the unique position of being the son of the number 2 guy in the Colombo family. Also joining the panel will be crime writer and author Denny Griffin and our resident expert on Organized Crime in Central and Southern America, D. Alan Johnson. This exciting, informative 90 minute show will be aired live on BlogTalk Radio on Saturday, June 12, at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central time. To participate in the live chat and hear the show CLICK HERE To call in live with questions and comments: (646) 378-1120 Andrew DiDonato’s escape from his life of crime in the Gambino family is now out on DVD produced by 2Reel Productions.  He will be co-writing his story with True …