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Jake LaMotta Often Rubbed Shoulders With Detroit Mob In Fight Career, Gutz Recollected Specifics

The Raging Bull himself, Jake LaMotta, was wined and dined by the Motown mafia whenever he was town to fight in Detroit during his storied boxing career, recalled recently-deceased boxing manager and mob associate Billy Gutz in an interview conducted in the latter years of his life. A driver and bodyguard for Detroit mob captain

A Heavenly Weigh-In: Detroit Boxing Scene Luminary, Fmr. Mob Associate Billy Gutz Dead At 86

Venerable retired professional boxing manager and former Detroit mob associate Billy Gutz (originally “Gutzi,” pronounced GOOT-SEE) died of natural causes this month, possibly the final link to the days when the Tocco-Zerilli crime family ruled a sizeable chunk of pro prize fighting in the United States. Small, but spunky, Gutz, 86, trained and managed the

Springfield (MA) Goodfella Santaniello Denied Bail, Will Have To Fight Most Recent Case From Behind Jailhouse Walls

Ralphie Santaniello, the 49-year old reputed co-leader of a mafia crew in Springfield, Massachusetts, was denied bail in the six-count federal racketeering case lodged against five alleged members of the city’s mob clan earlier this month. Santaniello’s co-defendants, Gerald Daniele, Frank (The Shark) Depergola, Giovanni (Johnny Cal) Calabrese, Richard (Richie the Postman) Valentini, were released

The Patriarca Purge Of The 1990s: New England Mafia War Murder Timeline (Cadillac Frank’s Revenge)

Following the death of legendary east coast mob don Raymond Patriarca, Sr. of a heart attack and the incarceration of his longtime underboss Jerry Angiulo within less than a year of each other in the early 1980s, the New England mafia was standing on shaky ground. By the end of the decade, the crime family