Category: Midwest

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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Q&A: Former Detroit Mob Associate Looks Back On His Days And Nights In The ‘Life’

Retired Detroit mafia associate Alan (Gunner) Lindbloom was recently released from a 13-year state prison term, has put his criminal ways behind him and is embarking on a writing career. Lindbloom is related to the infamous Tocco family through his mother and will put out his first piece of fiction with the March release of his
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Chicago Policy Wars: The Outfit Numbers Takeover Timeline – Momo Makes Good

Starting in the 1940s, the Chicago mafia staged a takeover of the area’s mostly African-American numbers lottery, an illegal operation spread mainly across the Windy City’s Southside and Westside and by later in the decade a 20-million dollar-a-year business. Violence, primarily stemming from the ensuing tensions between local Italian and Black crime syndicates, raged until
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