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Robert "Big Bob" McCullough Al Capone Associate Illinois Horse Racing Official and Murderer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
"Big Bob" McCullough was questioned by Senate investigator George B. White at his plush Cedar Lake, Indiana residence. McCullough had admitted threatening crime expose' reporter William Drury. However he only went so far as admitting that someone had beaten him to killing Drury. McCullough lived a long life. He died in a Florida nursing home when he was 97. My book examines his criminal career.
Prohibition Era NYPD Corruption Jamaica, Queens Liquor Still
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
The testimony of NYPD Deputy Police Commissioner Kelly was important in unraveling an illegal liquor distillery in Jamaica, Queens. The operation was based in a former piano factory building that its operators and a rogue police inspector had agreed on. Things were going smoothly until Thanksgiving Day 1931. NYPD patrolmen were alerted when the lid on the still popped open, sounding an alarm.
Joe Bonanno's Sons Convicted of Extortion
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Joseph Bonanno and his bodyguard, Peter Notari, were tried for extorting a Diners' Club card from a Queens County realtor named Donald Torrillo. Bonanno was charged with using the credit card to buy meals for himself and friends, charge motel stays, etc. My e-book looks at the Bonannos as a crime family in transition, trying desperately to hold on to control of multiple illegal businesses.
Samuel Valente Troy, New York Drug Dealer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
In 1947 Samuel Valente was an ex-con who was about to be deported to Italy. Valente's son Rocco testified that Rensselaer County Judge Hamm had asked that his father's deportation be curtailed. Justice Hamm traveled to Washington to deny signing a document attributed to him. Calling it a forgery he also denied that a Troy Police Chief and Chief of Detectives had written letters of recommendation.
Carl Carramusa Kansas City Narcotics Dealer Mafia Informant
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
On June 21, 1945 Carl Carramusa's 16-year-old daughter watched in agony as her father's head was blown off outside his North Side Chicago home. Carramusa had moved his family to Chicago in the wake of his appearance as a federal informant in a Kansas City drug trial. His relocation worked for several years before the KC mob put a hit on him while he awaited his family in a Chicago driveway.
NYPD Collusion With Gambino Family Plot To Murder Federal Informants
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
In 1963 FBI offices traced collusion between a NYPD patrolman and garage owner/mafioso Michael Scandifia. The mobster was linked to the Gambino crime family through evidence presented before a NY State Investigative Committee. Scandifia and Patrolman Grossman were charged with conspiracy to kill informants. Trial for the accused was delayed until 1968. Dumdum bullets were part of the planned hits.
Nick Civella The Kansas City Mafia and the Teamsters Union
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,610. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Near the end of his life former Teamsters boss Roy Lee Williams confessed to being controlled by Kansas City mobster Nick Civella. Williams was targeted by a U.S. Senate Subcommittee and was also indicted by a federal grand jury for attempting to bribe a U.S. Senator. Mobsters sought control of the Teamsters rich Central States Pension Fund. Money from it was used by criminals to enter Las Vegas.
Louis Tom Dragna and the Los Angeles Mafia Racketeering and Murder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Frank Bompensiero's murder occurred on February 10, 1977. A mob turncoat the former Mafia hit man shielded himself from a mob hit for some time. He stayed in Pacific Beach. Seldom venturing out, he sometimes went for a walk or made calls in a phone booth. The L.A. mob had been in flux since the death of boss Jack Dragna in 1956. In the early 1970s Louis Tom Dragna replaced Frank DeSimone as chief.
Four Unsolved Mafia Hits 1959 Chicago, Boston, Tampa and Kansas City
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Bennie Lazarra was a genial wholesale grocer in Tampa, Florida. Shortly after midnight he arrived home with his wife, who was a sister of a prominent Florida judge. Just as she was opening her car door Lazzara's wife watched as her husband was gunned down by an assassin who waited in ambush. Friends and relatives of Lazzara pooled their money in order to solve his murder. He had no known enemies.
Gambino and Colombo Families The 1972 New York City Serial Mafia Murders
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The attempted assassination of Joseph Colombo Sr. and the murder of Joey Gallo are important in the fallout amongst Mafia organizations. In 1971 Colombo was gravely wounded at an Italian Unity Day celebration held in Manhattan. On April 7, 1972 Gallo was shot and killed by a gunman who entered a restaurant clandestinely. The murders triggered a wave of violence among Gambino and Colombo partisans.
Philip "Little Farvel" Cohen Brooklyn Mobster Murdered In Valley Stream, New York
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My e-book looks at the violent death of Philip "Little" Farvel Cohen whose body was dumped near Valley Stream, NY in September 1949. Cohen was tied to the 1936 murder for hire killing of Brooklyn candy store operator Joseph Rosen. When prosecutors failed to assemble sufficient evidence to convict him for this crime, Little Farvel was jailed on a federal narcotics rap. He was paroled in March 1949.
Frank Cammarata Youngstown, Ohio and Detroit Mobster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Frank Cammarata was an instrumental figure as a Mafia enforcer and a mob connection to the lucrative record and jukebox industry. Summoned before the U.S. Senate Racketeering Committee in 1958, Cammarata took the 5th Amendment rather than incriminate himself. A shady figure among gangsters he moved throughout the U.S. freely until immigration officials discovered his illegal reentry to America.
The Red Grove Social Club A Yonkers, New York Genovese Extortion Ring
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Assassinations and Conspiracies, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
The Red Grove Social Club is infamous in the annals of Yonkers, New York business history. Closed within weeks of its 1969 opening, the establishment nevertheless had reverberations over time. The management of the Red Grove appealed in court and went so far as to set a portion of its interior afire. Red Grove President John Tortora was convicted on 16 counts of loan sharking.
Adolfo Bruno Western Massachusetts Genovese Mafia Underboss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Based in Springfield, Massachusetts, Adolfo Bruno was shot and killed in 2003 while leaving his weekly card game. The shooter was a low level Mafia figure who was connected to Bruno rival Anthony Arillotta. Arillotta was eventually charged in connection with Bruno's death and that of mob associate Gary Westerman's slaying. My ebook also looks at organized crime in Hartford, Connecticut in the '80s
Vito Guarino Queens Mobster Murder Inc. Assassin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Vito Guarino jumped bail in 1939 and was a fugitive from justice until September 1942. He finally sought sanctuary in a Manhattan Catholic Church, screaming that his former associates were after him. Law enforcement had trailed Guarino, hoping to find him before he was murdered by hitmen. Guarino's career is a profile of a gangster who was a lynchpin in a prominent syndicate of the 1930 and 1940s.
The Dreadful Acts of Jack the Ripper and Other True Tales of Serial Murder and Prostitutes
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 63,320. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
From award-winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of Dead at the Saddleworth Moor, Prostitution in the Digital Age, and The Sex Slave Murders, comes the gripping historical true crime book, The Dreadful Acts of Jack the Ripper and Other True Tales of Serial Murder and Prostitutes.
Joseph "Doc" Stacher Meyer Lansky's Gambling Partner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
In 1950 the Nevada State Tax Commission denied Doc Stacher a license to manage a Reno gambling casino. The decision was based on Stacher's history of associations with mobsters. Doc had also been indicted for his involvement in the Arrowhead Inn gambling operation in Ballston Spa, New York. Stacher awaited word on his extradition with two state troopers waiting to accompany him back to New York.
Zarpazo otra cara de la violencia
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,900. Language: Spanish. Published: November 25, 2017 by Luis Alberto Villamarin Pulido. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
Vibrante testimonio de un sargento del ejército colombiano que a comienzos de la décaa de 1960 se infiltró en una cuadrilla de bandoleros y mediante audaces acciones colmadas de valor personal, valentía, arrojo e ingenio ayudó a desmantaelar las últimas guerrillas liberalesy conservdoras que tenían asolada gran parte de la región cafetera y agroindustrial de Colombia.
George "Big Frenchy" DeMange Harlem's Cotton Club, Owney Madden and Boxing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
"Big Frenchy" DeMange was a trusted and reliable business associate of "Owney" Madden. The two of them ran the Cotton Club. Along with Will Duffy they were the principal backers of Italian heavyweight boxer Primo Carnera from the time he was 23. The triumvirate of mobsters robbed the fighter of much of his hard earned money. On one occasion Madden demonstrated his loyalty by ransoming Big Frenchy.
Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno Genovese Family Mobster, Boxing Financier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
The first title bout between challenger Swede Ingemar Johansson and heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson was fought at Yankee Stadium on June 26, 1959. Patterson lost the fight on a third round knockout. Investigators scrutinized the promotion business owned partly by promoter Bill Rosensohn. The company was actually run by a triumvirate. Mafioso Anthony Salerno financed this bout with mob money.