Category: Regions

Schultz Drug Bust Brought End To Southfield Athletic Club’s Glory Era Of The 1970s, Early-80s In Detroit

The near-half million dollar drug deal former Detroit mob associate Leonard (Little Lenny) Schultz was busted for coordinating more than three decades ago was doomed from the start, plagued with police informants and undercover cops from practically Day 1. The narcotics conspiracy landed the well-connected and personable Midwest Jewish racketeer in federal prison for three
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Detroit Business Titan Worked At Mob-Infested Southfield Athletic Club As Young Man, Subject Of Forbes Feature

Before he ran a billion-dollar company, Detroit area businessman and reconstruction mogul Sheldon Yellen used to run with the mob, according to new revelations unveiled in the most-recent issue of Forbes Magazine. The handsome, high-energy, emotionally-charged 59-year old is the CEO of BELFOR property restoration, the leading disaster-recovery company in the world. Interviewed by Forbes
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The Acorn Social Club Slaying: Providence Mob Figure Dickie Callei Killed By Marrapese At His HQ In Federal Hill

A mob crew once loyal to famously-feared New England mafia captain and reputed hit man Frank (Bobo) Marrapese imploded from the decade-plus long investigation into the gangland slaying of fellow mob crew leader Dickie Callei which took place at Marrapese’s headquarters, the Acorn Social Club, in Providence, Rhode Island in the spring of 1975. Bobo Marrapese was
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Infamous Providence Wiseguy ‘Bobo’ Marrapese Points To Former Protégé As McElroy Killer In New Podcast Series

Imprisoned New England mafia captain Frank (Bobo) Marrapese called out his one-time protégé Billy Ferle as a government-protected murderer in a recent episode of the fascinating and superbly-produced Crimetown podcast, the newest endeavor from Gimlet Media, creators of the Emmy-winning HBO documentary series The Jinx (listen here). The notoriously-frightening 73-year old Marrapese, a convicted murderer himself,
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