To The Scene Of The Crime
By Nick Christophers
Nick Christophers is also the editor of Mob Candy Magazine. The magazine Mob Candy is an entertainment publication whose back bone is peppered with gangster stories. Since he was, and still is, a “mob buff” he fits in perfect with this publication.
Maria was the niece of Theresa Ferrara. Theresa was in deep with the infamous Robert’s Lounge crew of Henry Hill, Jimmy Burke and Tommy DeSimone. It wasn’t the best crew to be connected to but Theresa was a wild one and was attracted to that crowd. She ran around with them and was allegedly dating Tommy D or Angelo Sepe. She was privy to some of the action these criminals dabbled in and that may have resulted with her demise at their hands.
Her demise unraveled on February of 1979 when she answered a call at her salon Apple Haircutters. She was told she can make a quick score if she met someone at a specific location. The last person she spoke to was her eighteen year old niece, Maria. Theresa left to never be heard from again. This of course was a traumatic event for the young Maria. Her disappearance triggered Maria to question it and investigate what happened.
“We were like sisters than niece and aunt. I found out after she disappeared that she was involved with the wise-guys responsible for the Lufthansa heist. It was amazing to me that the FBI could not help, her murder and many others at the hands of these men who are glorified on film. None of these murders were ever solved or the money ever found.”
It was believed that after Theresa was caught with cocaine in a club the authorities offered her an opportunity to either relay info on the crew or go to jail. She obviously was up against a wall and had no other alternative. This can be one of the possibilities for her disappearance. Maria of course wanted to get to the bottom of it hence she began her mission on her book.
Maria already had a book signing and has been interviewed on shows like The Book Review and the Village Connection. Currently she is working with director Sal Rinella (Good Friday) to bring the book into script form. They currently have a screenplay and are working on getting it into a major film.
Her goal is to expose a true story from a woman’s point of view connected to the underworld. She would like to take the earnings from the book and open a foundation in her aunt’s name. It’s a riveting book with information that would be new and shocking to anyone who followed the Lufthansa case. Look for her book on Amazon, Barnes & Nobles and anywhere books are sold.
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