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September 19, 2022

Taking it on the Lam

Mello Merlino, Stevie Flemmi, Peter Poulos, Frankie Salemme and Frank Vendi all go on the lam. A new FBI Top Echelon Informant is placed on the books. And SA Rico recruits Robert Daddieco to further his case to Hoover and Tol...

FBI Informants Stevie Flemmi H. Paul Rico Dennis Condon Vincent Teresa Carmello Merlino Frank Salemme

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

March 21, 2022

Edward "Teddy" Deegan - Part 1

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 Raymond Patriarca Jerry Angiulo Teddy Deegan

February 21, 2022

The Hit Parade 1964

18 men were murdered gangland-style in 1964 in mafia boss Raymond Patriarca's jurisdiction. Only one of those murders was ever prosecuted. The FBI had chosen a side in the McLean-McLaughlin feud, and used first murder of 1964...

FBI Informants Jimmy Flemmi Joseph Barboza H. Paul Rico John Kehoe McLaughlin Buddy McLean

February 14, 2022

Dying To Be Made - Joe Barboza - The Early Days

Self-proclaimed contract killer for the New England Mafia in the 1960s, Joe "The Animal" Barboza would go on to become the FBI's star witness in multiple murder cases. His perjury put numerous innocent people in prison for li...

FBI Mafia Informants Joseph Barboza Raymond Patriarca Jerry Angiulo Hitman

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 31, 2021

New Year's Eve Bonus Episode - Dorothy Barchard - Boston's Black Widow

In today's bonus episode, Lara and Nina are discussing Dorothy Frances Barchard. Dorothy was infamous for her lovers and crimes. And the trail of inmates and corpses she left behind. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of up...

FBI Informants

December 27, 2021

Billie Aggie - The Plymouth Mail Robbery Investigation Begins

Jack Kelley's former partner, Billie Aggie, returns to star as the Postal Inspectors' "Expert" Investigator in the Plymouth Mail Robbery. Billie introduces Maurice "Pro" Lerner into Jack's circle, but Jack is one step ahead o...

FBI Informants Jack "Red" Kelley Plymouth Mail Robbery

November 29, 2021

On the Waterfront - The Boston Version

We are taking a deep dive into the origins of the McLean McLaughlin Gangland War of the 1960s. A war for territory marked by boxing matches, attempted car bombings, and the murder of more than 60 men. The Boston FBI Office al...

FBI Informants McLean McLaughlin Buddy McLean Winter Hill Punchy McLaughlin George McLaughlin Bernie McLaughlin

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