Category: Mafia

Philly Mob Associate To Try His Luck At Trial, Merlino Pal Won’t Plead Out

September 18, 2019 — Philadelphia mafia bookie and reputed flim-flam man Stephen Sharkey will take his fraud case to trial, per Fox29’s Dave Schratwieser, a longtime leading authority on gangland affairs in the City of Brotherly Love. Schratwieser reported the news of Sharkey’s deciding to roll the dice in front of a jury on his
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Detroit Mobbing On The Water: Boat Rackets & Bad Bosses

Below is an excerpt from Detroit gangster-turned-author Alan (Gunner) Tocco Lindbloom’s popular Lindbloom Chronicles, a series of blogs about his life in the mob back in the 1990s and early 2000s. I am constantly remembering stories I’d love to share. Stories usually sparked into existence by someone or some thing. For example, I have this
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A Big Gesture From Behind Bars: BMF’s Big Meech Hosts Back-To-School Bash

September 15, 2019 — From his federal prison cell in Portland, former drug kingpin Demetrius (Big Meech) Flenory organized a back-to-school giveaway for kids in his hometown of Detroit over the weekend, packing a local clothing store parking lot with hundreds of elementary and junior high school children and providing them thousands dollars of free
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Hoffa Tipster Dies, Detroit Dope Peddler Pointed Feds Towards Hidden Dreams Ranch In ‘06

September 10, 2019 — They never found Jimmy Hoffa on his tip, nonetheless it earned him his freedom. Convicted drug dealer Don Wells, 88, died of natural causes last week in Detroit, 13 years after his debriefing with the FBI sent agents scurrying to dig up the former farm of a Hoffa ally-turned-enemy in search
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