All posts tagged: Organized Crime

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

Casino, Frank Cullotta, the Hole in the Wall Gang

“CASINO” Tours with Frank Cullotta Launch to Mark 20th Year of Movie’s Release

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of the blockbuster movie “Casino,” which provided a fast-paced dramatization of an era in Las Vegas when organized crime controlled many of the city’s casinos. Beginning March 18, history buffs and film aficionados alike can join former mobster Frank Cullotta himself for a two-hour tour of the places where iconic scenes from “Casino” actually took place. The tour will begin at The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, with a special private tour by former FBI Special Agent Dennis Arnoldy and Mob historian Robert George Allen. Following the visit to the Museum, guests will depart on a bus tour that will take them to locations immortalized in history and in film, such as The Casino House, the site of the Frankie “Blue” death scene, Bertha’s robbery site and more. In addition, participants will learn the true stories behind the events that transpired in the film. Cullotta is the former leader of Las Vegas’ “Hole in the Wall Gang,” as well as a …

Margaret McLean’s It’s A Crime Radio Hosts ROGUE TOWN Authors Dennis Griffin and Vito Colucci, Jr.

To listen LIVE at 12-2 Pacific, 3-5 Eastern CLICK HERE Rogue Town The true story of Stamford, Connecticut, a city under the stranglehold of organized crime, the officials who betrayed the public trust, and the cop who wore a wire to help bring them down. Stamford, CT sits approximately 50 minutes from Manhattan and was the location where summer homes were built by wealthy New Yorkers in the late 19th century. Along with the influx of industry moving out of New York City,  came organized crime. Rogue Town is the true story about a 21-year-old cop who only set out to make a living with the Stamford Police Department to support his growing family. Little did he know what was in store for him. The story of Vito Colucci, Jr. and his under cover work with the Stamford, CT police force may seem unbelievable to some, but every word is true, every name, and every incident he survived. Written by well-known true crime author, Dennis N. Griffin, the tales of corruption and danger in Rogue Town, not only from organized crime, …

Rogue Town,Vito Colucci, Dennis N. Griffin,ImaginePublicity

ROGUE TOWN: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Stamford, CT and the Cop Who Cleaned it Up

Rogue Town The true story of Stamford, Connecticut, a city under the stranglehold of organized crime, the officials who betrayed the public trust, and the cop who wore a wire to help bring them down. Stamford, CT sits approximately 50 minutes from Manhattan and was the location where summer homes were built by wealthy New Yorkers in the late 19th century. Along with the influx of industry moving out of New York City,  came organized crime. Rogue Town is the true story about a 21-year-old cop who only set out to make a living with the Stamford Police Department to support his growing family. Little did he know what was in store for him. The story of Vito Colucci, Jr. and his under cover work with the Stamford, CT police force may seem unbelievable to some, but every word is true, every name, and every incident he survived. Written by well-known true crime author, Dennis N. Griffin, the tales of corruption and danger in Rogue Town, not only from organized crime, but within the department …