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Danny Greene: The Most Influential Mobster You've Never Heard Of

The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia the Preface

and Contributors
• John Binder
• Scott M. Deitche
• francesca
• Sonny Girard
• Al Guart
• Rob Van Grondelle
• Wayne A. Johnson
• Mike La Sorte
• Allan May
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• Kenneth J. Prendergast
• The Prince
• J. R. de Szigethy
• John Tuohy
• Clarence Walker
• Wiseguy Wally
Announcing! of my first book, The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia - Corn Sugar & Blood. Originally published in 1995, this is the same book with a redesigned cover, and it is now self-published. Available at or through your favorite bookseller, or click to view the listing.
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The Skinny with Joey Merlino podcast.
The Skinny with Joey Merlino podcast.

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The true story of Shondor Birns, an aging Jewish mobster struggling to maintain control and his reputation in a black-dominated gambling empire. His relentless challenges include a rogue protégé and a high-stakes, high-finance mystery stretching from the US to Israel, and Canada to Cuba.
Inside Vegas by Steve Miller
Feature Articles
A Christmas Murder In Hollywood
Part Eight

  •    Part Eight: At Long Last, Robert Durst Convicted of Murder.

  • 39 years after Manhatten Real Estate scion Robert Durst's first wife Kathleen vanished withou a trace, and 20 years after Durst, disguized as a woman, dismembered his neighbor Morris Black in Galveston, Texas, for which he was Prosecuted but Acquitted, Robert Durst has now been convicted for the murder of his friend, Mafia Journalist Susan Berman.
    - J. R. de Szigethy

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    Jeffrey Epstein
    and the FBI

  •    Jeffrey Epstein and the FBI

  • The investigations into the crimes committed by millionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his accomplices did not end with his death, but only have intensified with each succeeding month since.
    - J. R. de Szigethy

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    John A. Gallagher

  •    After A Near Fatal Accident Director John Gallagher Has A Second Chance To Mold His Art

  • After a tragic experience most probably anyone else would have given up and hang their hat after what John Gallagher endured but his love and desire to live and entertain the masses overcame the worst.
    - Nick Christophers

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    Christmas In Murdertown

  •    Christmas In Murdertown

  • 20th Anniversary Edition.
    It was Christmas Eve, one of the Holiest days of the year for those of the Christian faith, and a prayer was sent up to Heaven; a prayer for help, for Divine Intervention, as an American hero was in danger of losing his life.
    - J. R. de Szigethy

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    Alvin "Creepy" Karpis and His Road to Alcatraz

  •    The Hunt for the Last Public Enemy in Northeastern Ohio

  • The last Public Enemy No. 1 of the Depression era, Alvin "Creepy" Karpis reportedly compiled a record of fifty-four aliases, fifteen bank robberies, fourteen murders, three jailbreaks and two kidnappings.
    - Julie A. Thompson

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    New Book With Co-Author John Alite Takes Us Behind The Wall.
    Prison Rules

  •    New Book With Co-Author John Alite Takes Us Behind The Wall

  • Prison Rules
    Here in the book “Prison Rules” co-author John Alite, ex-bodyguard of John Gotti Jr, takes us on a different kind of prison tour.
    - Nick Christophers

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    How Landmark American Mafia Investigations Impact Robert Mueller's Russia Probe
    Part Two - U. S. Media Embraces Racketeering Option

  •    How Landmark American Mafia Investigations Impact Robert Mueller's Russia Probe

  • Part Two - U. S. Media Embraces Racketeering Option
    One year after Part One of this series, the Media has now embraced a narrative Exclusively proposed by this reporter in the original Feature story of March, 2018. That narrative explored how the RICO Statutes passed by Congress as a tool for Prosecuting members of the American Mafia could now be utilized to prosecute several targets of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe.
    - J. R. de Szigethy

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    Required Reading
  • Sinatra: The Life - Interview
  • Eppolito & Caracappa Indictment
  • Clarence Walker's Gotti Feature
  • J. R. Mafia Year In Review 2000
  • The Lansky Diaries
  • What Is The Mafia
  • Testimony of Agent Joseph Pistone
  • 1988 Senate -Lonardo Testimony
  • Reference Library - 500 Mob Books
  • Organized Crime and Labor Unions
  • 1/5/00 Jack Tocco full text ruling
  • Robby's 7-24-00 Story
  • Robby's Photo Page - Photos 11-8-99
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    Mob Leaders by Allan May Second presentation: 2nd Group Cities First presentation: New York City
    Mob Hits Listed by Year From 1991 to 2004
    Original Forum post by "The Prince"

    Allan May, A Look Back
    Allan May Past Issues
    Take your time and read through all of this great Crime Historian's view of The Mob.

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    Al Guart's New York View
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