Category: Midwest

Film About Teen Drug Dealer, Underage FBI Mole In The Motor City, ‘White Boy Rick,’ Gets New Release Date

The White Boy Rick movie will finally be in theatres this summer, pushing back from its original January 2018 release date. Starring Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey and newcomer Richie Merritt, the big-budget Hollywood film depicts the trials and tribulations of Richard (White Boy Rick) Wershe, the former teenage drug dealer and FBI mole from Detroit who has
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Aretha Franklin & The Black Mob: The Queen Of Soul Almost Recorded With Detroit Numbers King

The Queen of Soul, the venerable Aretha Franklin, almost signed a talent contract with deceased Detroit Black mob boss Edward (Fast Eddie) Wingate and his Golden World Records label back in the early years of her remarkable music career, according to Michigan State Police documents from the late 1970s. Instead, Franklin, today 75, inked with Atlantic
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Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire: Detroit Rap Figure ‘Smokecamp Chino’ & Crew Corralled By Feds In Drug Case

Another Detroit rapper is in trouble with the law. Earlier this month, Jerray (Smokecamp Chino) Key and more than a dozen of his Smokecamp brethren were taken down in a federal drug and racketeering case. They all face a maximum of 20 years behind bars if found guilty on all counts, which besides naroctics trafficking, includes
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Home For The Holidays: Alleged Detroit Mob Leader Let Out Of Prison In Time For Turkey Day

Reputed Detroit mafia captain Giuseppe (Joe the Hood) D’Anna made it home Thanksgiving Weekend from a year-and-a-half stint in prison on a federal extortion conviction. D’Anna is 65 and runs a crew out of the upper suburbs of Macomb County, according to sources. A native Sicilian, he has long overseen the Zerilli-Tocco crime family’s “zip”
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