All posts tagged: Howard Lapides

True Crime Uncensored: Attorney Tony Serra and Author of LUST FOR JUSTICE, Paulette Frankl

True Crime Uncensored! Saturdays at 2pm PT, 5pm ET  Listen LIVE  on Outlaw Radio: CLICK HERE Join Burl Barer, Howard Lapides and Mark Boyer Join author and subject, Paulette Frankl and Tony Serra together on True Crime Uncensored. What began as a courtroom sketch artist trying to capture the essence of larger than life defense attorney, Tony Serra, in a San Francisco courtroom, turned into the illustrative biography, Lust for Justice. Paulette Frankl didn’t set out to write about Tony Serra, but  to sketch the likeness of the dramatic way he handled controversial cases no one else wanted. “I sensed his energy,” she remembers. “I got him on an emotional basis.” Serra is prone to stalking like a lion in court rooms, using his whole body to put on courtroom theater that strikes past juries’ preconceptions to get to understanding on some archetypal level. Frankl shouldered her notepad and resolved to become his traveling court illustrator. “If I can ever capture this man and express him, I will have arrived as an artist,” she recalls thinking. …

Erin Moriarty, True Crime Uncensored

True Crime Uncensored: Erin Moriarty Returns to Outlaw Radio

True Crime Uncensored! Saturdays at 2pm PT, 5pm ET  Listen LIVE  on Outlaw Radio: CLICK HERE Join Burl Barer, Howard Lapides and Mark Boyer Once again, True Crime Uncensored makes radio look good! ERIN MORIARTY of CBS “48 Hours!” Erin Moriarty has been a correspondent for “48 Hours” since 1990. She has covered the death of Princess Diana, the JonBenet Ramsey investigation, the murder of financier Edmund Safra, and the war in Iraq. Before that, Moriarty was the consumer correspondent for “CBS This Morning” (1986-90) and the “CBS Evening News with Dan Rather” in 1990. Drawing on her training as an attorney, Moriarty has examined some of the most important social and legal issues of the day, including DNA testing of evidence in death-row cases, the abortion controversy and battered women’s syndrome. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing, the Columbine High School shootings and the 9/11 investigation, overseas. Her exclusive behind-the-scenes report on the defense of convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh was broadcast on “60 Minutes” in 1997. Join Burl Barer, Howard Lapides, Mark Boyer and Erin …

True Crime Uncensored: Chili Pimping in Atlantic City: The Memoir of a Small-Time Pimp

True Crime Uncensored! Saturdays at 2pm PT, 5pm ET  Listen LIVE  on Outlaw Radio: CLICK HERE Join Burl Barer, Howard Lapides and Mark Boyer: Chili Pimping in Atlantic City: The Memoir of a Small-Time Pimp and Hustler, the controversial autobiography of Michael Mick-Man Gourdine, AKA the Candyman, as he was known on the street. The book pulls no punches and provides an honest and sometimes shocking look at what one man from the wrong side of tracks felt compelled to do to achieve the American Dream. Gourdine became a pimp who operated primarily on the streets of Atlantic City, New Jersey, while working as a corrupt NYPD cop who specialized in narcotics trafficking and prostitution. Employed as a police officer from 1990 to 2000, Gourdine reportedly made an estimated $2.5 to 3 million dollars in illegal graft, bribes, prostitution and drug dealing before being fired. Gourdine was a chili pimp-that is, a small time pimp who had between one and three girls working for him. As a chili pimp, Gourdine didn’t stay in the most expensive …

True Crime Uncensored: Jack the Ripper is a Woman?

 True Crime Uncensored! Saturdays at 2pm PT, 5pm ET  Listen LIVE  on Outlaw Radio: CLICK HERE Join Burl Barer, Howard Lapides and Mark Boyer: The Jack the Ripper murders of 1888 continue to exert a macabre hold on our imagination. Among the first serial murders, their brutality and bizarreness, and the seeming impossibility of detection have a terrible fascination. What kind of person could have performed such horrific deeds, and could have overstepped the boundary of what marks humankind? How could they not have been caught by the unprecedented police effort? The murders were reported on around the world and the murderer was the first to be given a macabre nickname. He has been the subject of hundreds of books and several films but his identity remains a mystery. Suspects have included the eminent Victorian doctor Sir William Gull, royal gynecologist Sir John Williams and the painter Walter Sickert. Conspiracy theories abound, involving Masonic, Jewish and other connections. This is the story of the extensive research of John Morris and his late father. Starting with the many unresolved …

True Crime Uncensored: Author of The Frank Matthews Story (Drug Kingpin Vanishes with $15 Million! ), Ron Chepesiuk

True Crime Uncensored! Saturdays at 2pm PT, 5pm ET  Listen LIVE  on Outlaw Radio: CLICK HERE Join Burl Barer, Howard Lapides and Mark Boyer: The Frank Matthews Story More powerful than the Mafia. He was the biggest drug dealer in America. In 1973 he jumped bail and disappeared with 15 million dollars. He has never been seen again. Nearly four decades later, the fate of Frank Matthews remains a complete mystery.”It’s as if Matthews dropped off the face of the earth,” explained Mike Pizzi, a retired U.S. Marshal who was involved with the hunt for Matthews, the fugitive, for several years. The one hour and 23 minute documentary features rare archival footage, interviews with numerous sources who previously haven t talked on camera about Frank Matthews and never before seen photos of Matthews. The documentary explores several intriguing questions: how was Matthews been able to operate for several years without being detected? What was his relationship with La Cosa Nostra? Why did the CIA get involved in the Matthews investigation? Why has the mystery of his …