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Joseph The Animal Barboza
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Joseph Barboza turned FBI and government informant after a long career of murder, loan sharking and other crimes. His testimony in Massachusetts courtrooms was instrumental in weakening the empire built by Providence, Rhode Island mobster Raymond Patriarcha. My e-book looks at his criminal career, what he knew about Frank Sinatra, famous athletes and horse racing illegalities in New England.
Verne Sankey Kidnapper and Bootlegger
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Verne Sankey kidnapped businessmen in St. Paul, Minnesota and Denver, Colorado. He aspired to abduct athletes Babe Ruth and Jack Dempsey. Sankey, an Iowan by birth had drifted north to South Dakota and Saskatchewan before returning to the United States in the late 1920s. It was considered likely that Sankey had inside knowledge of the Lindbergh baby's kidnapping as plans were found at his hideout.
Chicago's Touhy Gang Rival of Al Capone
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The Touhy Gang was based in Chicago but carried out robberies of Federal Post Office mail trucks in various states. Two of their most prominent heists were in Charlotte, North Carolina and Sacramento, California. The majority of the Touhys were incarcerated by the time J. Edgar Hoover personally led a raid in Chicago in late 1942 that rounded up several of its members who had escaped from jail.
Vincent the Chin Gigante
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor
Vincent Gigante was the Boss of the Genovese family, a man who was feared by members of New York crime families. The Gigantes weren't reliant on the drug trade. They milked unions for money and did a lucrative business in window replacement throughout the NYC metropolitan area. This earned over $191 million for mob companies over some years time. Gigante may have tried to kill Frank Costello.
Frank Funzi Tieri Genovese Family Crime Boss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
The Genovese family had fallen on hard times by the time Funzi Tieri became its boss in the late 1970s, Both Vito Genovese and Tieri had been associates of Charles Lucky Luciano, whose legacy for narcotics racketeering and profit making was well known. The Mafia continued evolving. Atlantic City offered new rackets. Tieri profited from the execution of Philadelphia Boss Angelo Bruno in 1979.
The Mafia, the Teamsters Union and the Garbage Industry
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Vincent and Nunzio Squillante controlled the metropolitan New York garbage collection industry for the Gambino crime family. Both men were godsons of Albert Anastasia the renowned Mafia enforcer. My e-book looks at the Squillantes' testimony before the Senate Rackets Committee in 1957, their crimes and how they were able to manipulate the system to dominate the NYC sanitation racket.
Carmine Galante
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Carmine Galante inherited the title of Mafia Boss of Bosses after Carlo Gambino's death in 1976. Galante was a career mobster who at one time was the lynchpin of Charles Lucky Luciano's narcotics ring. My e-book looks at Galante's possible role in the 1943 murder of Carlo Tresca. It also looks at a police pursuit of him in 1959 that ended with his capture on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey.
Angelo Bruno Philadelphia Organized Crime Boss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Angelo Bruno was a family man, someone who was kind to children, gave to charities and an organized crime boss. People knew him socially in his south Philly neighborhood didn't realize that he had a criminal side. Bruno met with Stefano Magaddino's people in April 1968. He flew into Buffalo and stayed with a vending machine racketeer. Bruno's death may have been the work of Carmine Galante.
Charles the Bug Workman and the Murder of Dutch Schultz
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
My e-book was researched from newspapers of the mid 1930s during a time when beer baron Arthur Flegenheimer (Dutch Schultz) was on trial for tax violations in New York state. Schultz fled New York and paid New Jersey authorities money to keep from being extradited to New York to face additional tax prosecutions. There were many other murders of less significance that were undertaken by Murder Inc.
Boston Marathon Bombers Framed: FBI, DHS Prime Suspects
Price: Free! Words: 11,630. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Assassinations and Conspiracies, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
This investigation of the events that began on April 15, 2013 and ended with Dzhokhar’s sentencing is presently the most thorough available. It begins by detailing what is accepted by mainstream media and government officials and then observes the drill that happened simultaneously at the Marathon, revealed by evidence that has thus far been omitted.
William Sailor Freedman Lightweight Boxer and Jewish Criminal
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
William Sailor Freedman was a boxer of significance from 1916 until 1928. He was also an enforcer/thug for gangsters, particularly the Philadelphia rum runner Max Hoff. Hoff ran a gambling operation as well while also managing Sailor's boxing career. Freedman was a short fighter, standing 5'8" with a 69" reach. He fought many of the greatest fighters, including Mickey Walker and Benny Leonard.
Sonny Liston 1960-1961
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
My e-book looks at the two years before Sonny Liston won the world heavyweight boxing championship, 1960-1961. Liston was summoned before the Kefauver Senate Investigative Committee. The inquiry disclosed that a large amount of Liston's earnings were pocketed by mobsters like Frankie Carbo and Blinky Palermo. Liston denied knowing these men and also that they took any of his prize money.
Charles Lucky Luciano
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
My e-book looks at Lucky Luciano's career beginning with his arrest and conviction for compulsory prostitution in 1936.It continues until his fatal heart attack which occurred in 1962 at an airport in Naples. The text was researched in New York newspapers from the 1930s-1960s and books. Luciano was considered dangerous even in exile. At the end of his life he was planning a large narcotics ring.
Angelo Gyp DeCarlo New Jersey Genovese Capo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » True Crime » White-collar crime
My e-book makes use of transcripts from FBI conversations which were taped in the offices of Gyp DeCarlo in the early 1960s. I have researched the text from New York/NJ newspapers of the 1960s and 1970s, DeCarlo went on trial for loansharking in 1970, was convicted and sentenced to twelve years in prison. In poor health a pardon was secured for him that led to his release within three years.
Mafia Infiltration of Government and Business The Gambino Crime Family
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor
The Gambino crime family has tentacles that extend into government and business. Anthony Scotto of the Gambino family was a force in NY mayor John Lindsey's administration. He had Mafia connections. The press exposed him but Scotto's offer to quit wasn't accepted by the mayor. The Gambinos took control of the garbage collection industry in Mount Vernon and muscled in on the docks in Brooklyn.
Big John La Rocca Pittsburgh Crime Boss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,450. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Sebastian Big John La Rocca was crime boss in Pittsburgh from 1956 until 1978. He succeeded Frank Amato of Braddock, Pennsylvania as head of organized crime in the steel city. It is uncertain whether Big John attended the 1957 Apalachin meeting in upstate New York because he took the 5th Amendment each time he was questioned before a Senate committee on the subject. La Rocca died in December 1984.
Carmine Lombardozzi Gambino Family Capo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Carmine Lombardozzi was a mobster who operated on the Brooklyn waterfront.One of his many businesses was an optical company that had a contract with the International Longshoremen's Union. He was a Wall Street genius and made millions for the Gambino family over time. He is well known for denying that the Apalachin meeting was anything more than a barbecue and large get together for mobsters.
Organized Crime In Buffalo, New York (1960s)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Stefano Magaddino or Don Stefano was an all powerful Mafia leader in Buffalo and western New York during the 1960s. My e-book is a close look at the power structure of his operations. As the 60s continued he had yet to name a successor and Frederico Randaccio was considered one of the most likely. Yet Randaccio and Magaddino damaged their reputations by being indicted for crimes late in the 1960s.
The Murder of Pasqualino Lolordo Al Capone Minion
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,610. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Pasqualino Lolordo headed the Unione Siciliano for only just more than four months. He was an Al Capone plant during an era of gang warfare in Chicago unrivaled in any other era. Perhaps Lolordo's murder was the work of Giuseppe Joe Aiello or it may have been carried out by Sicilians from New York sent to avenge the death of Brooklyn gangster Tony Yale. My book was researched from news clippings.
The Murder of Gambler Arnold Rothstein
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Arnold Rothstein's mistress was sought by police in Coral Gables and later in Jacksonville, Florida. This happened after the gambler's former bodyguard, Fatty Walsh, was killed while playing a card game in the Biltmore Hotel in 1929. Were Walsh's murder and the murder of Brooklyn gangster Frankie Yale connected? Rothstein's killer was never found although George McManus was tried and acquitted.

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