Archive for the ‘genovese crime family’ Category

Mob Talk on September 21

September 19, 2011

I am pleased to announce that Mob Talk will debut on Crime Wire Radio on September 21 at 9 p.m. Eastern. Co-hosts Andrew DiDonato and I will have former FBI undercover agent Jack Garcia as our guest.

Joaquin “Jack” Garcia is considered by many of his peers and leading FBI experts, to have been the most successful undercover agent in the history of the Bureau.
         
In his 26 years of service with the FBI, and as an undercover agent in over 100 major operations, Jack is best known for his role as “Jack Falcone,” a self-described Sicilian jewel thief and drug dealer from Miami, Florida, who infiltrated New York’s Gambino crime family. After nearly three years of investigation, the case resulted in the arrest and conviction of 39 mobsters, including the top members of the Gambinos. Jack played his undercover role so convincingly that he was even proposed for membership into La Cosa Nostra.

Jack’s other successful undercover investigations included corrupt politicians in Atlantic City, New Jersey; and corrupt police officers in the Hollywood, Florida, Broward County, Florida, Boston Police Department, and the San Juan, Puerto Rico Police Department. He also worked undercover in major drug cases, including dealers and leaders of the Colombian and Mexican drug cartels.

Jack speaks Spanish fluently and is a member of the FBI Agents Association, the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, the NYPD Honor Legion, and the Society of FBI Alumni. He is a guest speaker and lecturer at the FBI Academy, the FBI National Academy, and the FBI Citizens Academy on Sensitive Operations and Undercover Agent Training. He has been featured on 60 Minutes, the Investigative Discovery Channel, CBS Evening News, and the CBS Early Show, among others.

Jack’s book, Making Jack Falcone, was a New York Times bestseller.

Listeners can interact with the hosts and guest through the show’s chat room or by telephone call in.

Mob Talk is presented by BEAR Media Consultants, LLC

You’ll be able to hear the show at Crime Wire Radio

Mob Talk Debuts on September 21

September 7, 2011

Mob Talk on Blog Talk Radio

We are pleased to announce that Mob Talk will debut on Crime Wire Radio on September 21 at 9 p.m. Eastern. The debut program will feature the little-known attempt by the Gambino family to assassinate the hated Sammy “the Bull” Gravano, the government’s star witness against John Gotti in 1992.

 In December 1999, Peter Gotti—acting head of the family—dispatched two hit men toArizonato locate and kill Gravano. The pair found their target. They were finalizing their murder plans when the law thwarted them by arresting Gravano on drug charges. The story behind the plot to hit Gravano is fascinating and a must hear for any Mob enthusiast.

Of the two would-be hit men involved, one is in prison and the second will join co-hosts Andrew DiDonato and Denny Griffin to discuss how Gravano was found and what went into planning his death.

Listeners can interact with the hosts and guest through the show’s chat room or by telephone call in.

Mob Talk is presented by BEAR Media Consultants, LLC

You’ll be able to hear the show at Crime Wire Radio

 

 

Mob Talk on Blog Talk Radio

August 20, 2011

Mob Talk on Blog Talk Radio

We are pleased to announce that Mob Talk will debut on Crime Wire Radio on September 21 at 9 p.m. Eastern. The debut program will feature the little-known attempt by the Gambino family to assassinate the hated Sammy “the Bull” Gravano, the government’s star witness against John Gotti in 1992.

 In December 1999, Peter Gotti—acting head of the family—dispatched two hit men toArizonato locate and kill Gravano. The pair found their target. They were finalizing their murder plans when the law thwarted them by arresting Gravano on drug charges. The story behind the plot to hit Gravano is fascinating and a must hear for any Mob enthusiast.

 Of the two would-be hit men involved, one is in prison and the second will join co-hosts Andrew DiDonato and Denny Griffin to discuss how Gravano was found and what went into planning his death.

 Listeners can interact with the hosts and guest through the show’s chat room or by telephone call in.

 Mob Talk is presented by BEAR Media Consultants, LLC

 You’ll be able to hear the show at Crime Wire Radio

 

Mob Talk – Coming Soon on Blog Talk Radio

July 23, 2011

Mob Talk will debut on Crime Wire Radio in September. The program will be co-hosted by author Denny Griffin and former Gambino crime family associate and author Andrew DiDonato. Their guests will include former mobsters and the lawmen that pursued them.

On some shows listeners will learn about organized crime capers prior to, during, and since the John Gotti era that went unreported or underreported. The stories will be told by those with intimate knowledge of the crimes and investigations.

Other programs will focus on what it is really like to be in “the life,” and Mob protocols and how they have changed over the years, including what lawmen preparing to work undercover learn at “mob school.” There will also be analysis of John Gotti’s true impact on organized crime by men who worked for him and against him. Was he a Mob hero, or did he in large part contribute to its downhill slide?

And from time to time, people who once earned their living as robbers and burglars will offer tips on how to protect yourself and your assets from the thieves of today.

Listeners will be able to interact with the hosts and guests through the show’s chat room.

An announcement for the debut show will be issued in early September.

Mob Talk will be sponsored by BEAR Media Consultants, LLC

You’ll be able to hear the show at Crime Wire Radio

 

 

BEAR Media Consultants

June 29, 2011

I’m pleased to announce my new business, BEAR Media Consultants. You can learn more at http://www.bearmediaconsultants.com

 

BEAR Media Consultants, LLC

If you are an organized crime or true crime film or documentary producer, or a true crime reporter or  author, BEAR Media may be able to put you in touch with the person or persons you need for your project.

BEAR Media is acquainted with many former organized crime figures and retired FBI agents and police detectives—individuals you won’t necessarily find by looking in the phone book. We also have contact with the families of victims of suspicious death, missing person and cold homicide cases. These are all people with tremendous stories to tell.

And the people we know, all know other people. So if you need a technical consultant for your production or story, there’s a good chance we can connect you with someone who can provide what you are looking for. 

In addition to those with crime-related expertise, we also know interesting folks from the writing and entertainment fields who make excellent speakers or presenters. If you’re  in charge of scheduling speakers/entertainment for conventions, conferences or special events, we can put together a unique package for you that will make the program you set up a memorable one for your attendees.

Las Vegas and the Mob special

December 14, 2008

My guest on my Las Vegas and the Mob show on Blog Talk Radio this coming Tuesday is Tony “Nap” Napoli, formerly affiliated with New York’s Genovese crime family. We’ll spend an hour talking about Tony’s decades-long career as a wiseguy and how he changed his life around. Listeners are welcome to call in with questions or comments.

You can catch the show live at 8 pm Eastern, or play it back later as a podcast, at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dennisngriffin.  

Former mobster Tony “Nap” Napoli will be my guest on November 25.

November 22, 2008

Former Genovese crime family member Tony Napoli will be my guest on my Internet radio show Meet The Author on November 25, at 8 pm Eastern. We’ll be discussing Tony’s new book, My Father, My Don. The book tells about growing up as the son of Genovese capo Jimmy Napoli, Tony’s own career as a mobster, and his battle to overcome alcohol addiction. 

Listen to the interview live or play it back as a podcast at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dennisngriffin


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