All posts tagged: Mobsters

A ‘Family’ Business: The Life and Times of Joey “The Fixer” Silvestri ImaginePublicity on Air Interview with Author Dennis Griffin

  Award-winning Mob author Dennis Griffin joins forces with Joey “the Fixer” Silvestri to tell a tale of a bygone era when organized crime dominated New York City. It was a time when neighborhood bosses controlled their turf and some cops would look the other way for the right price. Your best friend one day might want you dead the next. It was a violent life in which only the strong survived. Joe Silvestri was a tough kid from the mean streets of New York. He went from street brawler to wearing a tux at the glamorous Copacabana. He eventually provided “muscle” for the Mob, a highly respected and feared fixer—the guy you went to if you had a problem that needed to be resolved. He followed Mob protocol when having a sit down with an adversary: You never break bread with the enemy. Order A Family Business here: https://www.amazon.com/FAMILY-BUSINESS-Times-Fixer-Silvestri-ebook/dp/B07MTNTWYP?keywords=true+crime Advertisements

The Mystery on the High Seas Cruise! Book Now if You are a Crime Buff

The Mystery on the High Seas cruise sails from Los Angeles on October 30, 2011. It’s a seven day trip to the Mexican Riviera with port stops in Puerto Vallarta, Mazaltan, and Cabo San Lucas. And if you’re a writer or fan of crime novels or true crime, you won’t want to miss it. For those going along as part of our group, there will be plenty for you to do on the days we’re at sea in addition to the normal shipboard activities. For those interested in fiction, there will be a series of presentations by published authors, editors, publishers and agents. True crime enthusiasts can learn about the realstory behind the movie Casino as toldby a former agent for the Nevada Gaming Control Board and a Vegas Mob historian. And members of the Crime Wire team and Citizens Against Homicide will present actual unsolved homicide cases with members of the victims’ families participating. And now there’s good news for anyone already bookedor considering a booking. Our travel agent, Beverly Poitrast, has arranged for discounts of $40 …

“Surviving the Mob” on Outlaw Radio! Burl Barer Talking with Andrew DiDonato and Author Dennis Griffin

Burl Barer and Don Woldman Talk with Former Gambino Family Mobster and the subject of the new book, “Surviving the Mob,” Andrew DiDonato and Author Dennis Griffin! Listen Live This Saturday 2pm Pacific, 4pm Central, 5pm Eastern, 10pm UK via http://outlawradio.tv/listenlive.html January 29th: Dennis Griffin and former mobster Andrew DiDonato Join us live this Saturday!   What do you do when the law wants you behind bars and the New York crime families want you buried? That was the life-and-death dilemma confronting Andrew DiDonato, who began his criminal career at age 14 under the watchful eyes of the local mob. By the time he was 17, the infamous Gambino family made DiDonato an associate of the Nicholas Corozzo crew. For the next 14 years, he was a loyal street soldier. But by 1996, DiDonato had run afoul of both the law and his friends, turning him into a hunted man on two fronts. Surviving the Mob is a cautionary tale of the harsh reality of a criminal, inmate, fugitive, and witness who, so far, has lived to …

Mobsters, Gangsters and the Gambino Family!”Surviving the Mob” by Dennis Griffin Coming Soon!

Mobsters, Gangsters and the Gambino Family! “Surviving the Mob” is the true story of former Gambino crime family associate Andrew DiDonato. In his own words, you’ll learn how organized crime has changed over the years. From the early days when family members were considered to be men of honor, to the post-Gotti era where the bosses are concerned only about themselves; and loyalty runs strictly from the bottom up. You  will be astounded learning about life in the Mob from a street soldier’s perspective. Andrew  lived in a world where there are few winners or happy endings. He’ll tell you what happens when you make wrong choices in your life and start down a road from which it is very difficult to turn back. You’ll come away realizing, just as Andrew does, how lucky he is to be alive. Yes, Andrew survived the Mob. But many of his friends did not. And even though he is alive and free today, those poor choices cost him his family, friends, and his very identity. Dennis Griffin has …