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April 04, 2022

Edward "Teddy" Deegan - Part 3 - The Trial & The Aftermath

The final episode in our three-part series on the 1965 murder of Edward "Teddy" Deegan. If you haven't listened to the previous episodes, you can listen here: Episode 28 Episode 29 Episode 30 Follow us on Twitter for sneak pe...

FBI Informants Jimmy Flemmi Joseph Barboza H. Paul Rico Dennis Condon Boston Teddy Deegan Peter Limone

March 28, 2022

Edward "Teddy" Deegan - Part 2 - The Murder Investigation

Edward "Teddy" Deegan was murdered in Chelsea, Massachusetts on the evening of March 12, 1965. His murderers were never prosecuted. Instead, the FBI launched a decades-long coverup to protect his murderers, using one of them,...

FBI Informants Jimmy Flemmi Joseph Barboza H. Paul Rico Dennis Condon Boston Henry Tameleo Teddy Deegan Peter Limone

February 07, 2022

"They're After Me Like a F*ing Animal" - Jerry Angiulo - The Early Days

Boston crime czar Jerry Angiulo kept a tight inner circle and only worked with his brothers when he started out. Initially confining their activities to bookmaking, the Angiulo enterprise expanded into money lending, restaura...

Mafia Joseph Barboza Boston Raymond Patriarca Jerry Angiulo

January 10, 2022

Top Echelon Informant Program - License to Kill

A gang war raged in Boston throughout the 1960s, and everyone was forced to choose a side. You were either with the McLaughlins or the McLeans. The FBI picked a side too. But in their effort to wipe out the “Italian faction” ...

FBI Informants Jimmy Flemmi Joseph Barboza Stevie Flemmi H. Paul Rico Dennis Condon John Kehoe Vincent Teresa Boston

December 06, 2021

Lessons Learned and Not - Heists of the 1930s

A constant “student” of crime, Jack Kelley analyzed other crimes not to replicate them, but rather not to repeat their mistakes. We are taking one last journey to the 1930s to examine some of the lessons Jack took away from h...

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November 15, 2021

The Founding Fathers - Organized Crime in Early 20th Century Boston

Starting with the days when the Camorra ruled Boston, we introduce the Sicilian men who toppled them: Don Nene Terruso, Don Pepino Modica, Don Filippo Bruccola, and more. And don't miss Lara's personalized food tour of Boston...

Mafia Boston Bootleggers

November 08, 2021

An Unconfidential Informant - Richard Chicofsky - Part 2

Richie gets out of jail and returns to work for Mafia boss Ralphie Lamattina. He also starts robbing banks with Jack Kelley, and gun running. A not-so-chance meeting with FBI Special Agent H Paul Rico leads him to a crossroad...

FBI Informants Boston Richard Chicofsky

October 18, 2021

Moldy Loot - Fats Buccelli, Wimpy Bennett & the Brink's Money

The only money from the Brink's robbery ever recovered was found in June 1956. $57K of rotted and moldy cash wrapped in old newspapers was discovered behind a wall in an office on Tremont Street. Join us this week as we discu...

Mafia Boston Brinks Wimpy Bennett John "Fats" Buccelli

October 04, 2021

The Bobbsey Twins - Santo Diaferio & Carmello Merlino - The Early Days

In Episode 5 we will be discussing Sonny Diaferio and Mello Merlino, childhood friends and lifelong partners in crime. Nina and Lara will be telling the story of their early days. If you'd like to email Lara you can reach her...

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September 20, 2021

The Great Brink's Heist - Our Take On It

The Great Brink's Heist of 1950 was almost the perfect crime. $2.775 million was stolen in Boston on a mid-January evening. We follow the twists and turns of the FBI investigation that led to the capture and eventual convicti...

Boston Robberies