July 20, 2017

This Week in Gang Land

Michael MazzaraBig-Time Bank Burglars Overdrawn On Love

Gang Land Exclusive!The girlfriends of two enterprising mob associates charged with carrying out a pair of sensational multi-million dollar bank burglaries have turned on their boyfriends and cooperated with federal authorities, Gang Land has learned.

First to flip was the paramour of the burglary crew's accused ringleader, Michael Mazzara, according to an FBI affidavit that federal prosecutors used to obtain a search warrant for two Mazzara properties in Gravesend, Brooklyn.

Mazzara's former sweetheart – identified as CS-1 in the affidavit – handed over "valuable baseball cards contained in plastic cases, gold and silver bullion coin proof sets, and loose coins dating principally from the 19th century," according to an affidavit by FBI agent Bradford Price. The loot was hidden "inside an unfinished wall on the third floor" of a house that Mazzara was renovating next door to his home, the memo states.

Roman KitroserKingpin Drug Dealer Says He Was Unfairly Snared In A Left Coast Wiretap Mill

There is no doubt that Roman (The Jew) Kitroser, a longtime Luchese associate, was a "kingpin" drug dealer. The feds seized 75 kilos of drugs, a cache of weapons, and $2 million in cash when they arrested him in Brooklyn in December of 2014. Those are some of the key reasons that led Kitroser to plead guilty two years ago.

Frank RadiceFive Days Later, Jury Hangs Itself In Two-Day 'No-Show Job' Mob Trial

It took just two days to present testimony about an alleged no-show job held by a mobbed up former Teamsters union member in Brooklyn Federal Court. Meanwhile, the jury – apparently on its own work-to-rule slowdown – took five days to make up its mind.

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Mob Boss: The BookUnless you get really lucky, and find a copy squirreled away in the wrong section of your local bookstore, you won't be able to get a first printing of Mob Boss: The Life Of Little Al D'Arco, The Man Who Brought Down The Mafia. But there are still some second print versions of the hardcover available as gifts or for your own reading pleasure.  

Because of the heavy demand, Thomas Dunne Books went to the well again for a second printing of Mob Boss, the book that The New York Times called a "gripping, novelistic biography – a bulls-eye."

The mass market, paperback version was published in 2015, however, and it is available online and at your favorite bookstores for about eight bucks. You still should be able to pick up a copy of the hard cover at your favorite bookstore, or, as Claude Raines might say to Humphrey Bogart, from any number of the usual online suspects: Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and BooksAMillion, as well as an independent book seller near you.

See why Mob Boss has been praised by Pete Hamill, Jimmy Breslin, Nicholas Pileggi, Mister District Attorney Robert Morgenthau – as well as readers everywhere.

Mob Boss is also available in a special BIG PRINT edition. And for those who would rather hear every word of the 406 page book read to them, Mob Boss is also available on an MP3 CD from Tantor Audio.


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