Category: Detroit

‘Lil’ Man & The Mayor: Crimetown Podcast Puts Microscope On Links Tying Curry Boys To Detroit Mayor

The relationship between the old Curry Brothers Gang led by 1980s-era Detroit drug kingpin Johnny Curry and deceased Detroit Mayor Coleman Young gets a deep dive in Episodes 6 and 7 of the critically-lauded podcast Crimetown. Curry ran the Eastside dope game in Motown at the peak of the government’s War on Crack with Young’s beautiful niece on his arm. Young served five terms as Mayor
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Jack In The Box: Detroit Don “Black Jack” Tocco Benefited From Controversial Sentence 20 Years Ago

Many people close to the situation point to the aftermath of Detroit mob boss Giacomo (Black Jack) Tocco’s 1998 federal racketeering conviction as an example of how far and deep his connections ran in white-collar circles. Tocco, who passed away in the summer of 2014 and jurors found guilty of heading a 30-year organized crime
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Whitey Bulger & The Detroit Mafia: Boston’s Winter Hill Gang Came To Motown To Fix Horse Races

The Detroit mafia did business with legendary Boston Irish mob boss James (Whitey) Bulger in the late 1970s, as the Zerilli-Tocco crime family and Bulger’s Winter Hill Gang joined forces to fix horse races. The Winter Hill Gang’s race-fixing crew operated in the Motor City for almost two years at Zerilli-Toco controlled stables until it was busted by the Detroit FBI in 1976. Neither
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The Young & The Wealthy: Crimetown Podcast Points The Spotlight On Detroit’s iconic YBI Drug Crew

The acclaimed Crimetown podcast tackles the groundbreaking Detroit drug gang, Young Boys, Incorporated (YBI) in Episode 5 of its second season. YBI boldly and flamboyantly ruled Motown’s heroin trade in the late 1970s and early 1980s, revolutionizing the way narcotics were marketed and distributed in a city long known as an international drug-world mecca. Original YBI lieutenant James (Pep) Cooper gave
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