Category: Detroit

Chewing The Fat: Crimetown Season 2 Delves Into Detroit Drug Boss Eddie Jackson’s Run Atop ’70s Dope Game

The quiet storm that was the 1970s Detroit drug empire led by Eddie (The Fat Man) Jackson is getting a deep dive this week in the acclaimed Crimetown podcast. Jackson ruled over the booming Motown heroin trade in the mid-1970s with panache and prudence, gaining a reputation for being a gentleman gangster and bridging the
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New Scorsese Movie Has Dave Johnson & Billy Giacalone Characters, Supergroup Hoffa Pic In Post Production

Historic Detroiters Dave Johnson and Vito (Billy Jack) Giacalone have roles based on them in the highly-anticipated upcoming Martin Scorsese film The Irishman about the murder of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa and his friendship with east coast hit man Frank (The Irishman) Sheeran. Johnson was Hoffa’s grizzled aid-de-camp in Motown during his reign atop the
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Son Of A Gun From Motown: Pony Down Progeny Going To Trial For Drug Dealing In Ohio

Leroy Buttrom, Jr., the son of 1980s Detroit drug lord, Leroy (Gun) Buttrom, is facing trial for drug trafficking himself out of Ohio in November. The feds did in his dear old dad more than three decades ago. Today, it’s the state authorities coming after junior. The 39-year old Buttrom, Jr. was traveling in a car
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“Maserati Rick” Met Brutal End To His Reign As Detroit Drug Boss, Bold Underworld Assassination Occurred 30 Yrs. Ago

Dapper Detroit drug don Richard (Maserati Rick) Carter was killed in maybe the most brazen gangland slaying in Motown’s storied underworld history 30 years ago this week. The suave, handsome and notoriously well-connected crime lord is best remembered for being buried in a $25,000 custom-made gold-plated Mercedes-Benz coffin. The 29-year old Carter was shot to
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