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January 16, 2023

Frank Salemme - A Tribute

Frank Salemme passed away on December 13, 2022. This week's episode is a short tribute to his life along with a few perhaps lesser known stories. There will be much more to come about Frankie and his activities later this sea...

Frank Salemme

November 28, 2022

Not Your Average Joe: Joseph JR Russo & Some North End Tales

Mafia hitman JR Russo makes his debut as Jerry Angiulo returns for hijinks on the high seas. The Nite Lite They're After Me Like a F***ing Animal The Hit Parade of 1966 The Hit Parade; 1970-1973 The Defense Never Rests Joe Me...

Jerry Angiulo JR Russo

November 21, 2022

Joe Meet Joe: Joseph Barboza - Part 3 - The Final Act

"Here he was, with all kinds of evidence against him in a death penalty case, and he acted like he was in small claims court. He wasn't concerned at all." Joe Barboza goes on trial for the murder of Clay Wilson. But his three...

November 14, 2022

California Dreaming - Joseph Barboza - Part 2

"Tell Denny [Condon] I still love him.... if Rico was here, he'd help me." --August 1970 letter from Joe Barboza to Walter Barnes. Joe Barboza is back. After perjuring himself at the FBI's behest, Barboza is shipped off to Ca...

November 07, 2022

The Hit Parade: 1970 to 1973

The first part of the 1970s saw the beginnings of a new gang war in Boston as Winter Hill began to cement their position in the underworld hierarchy. This week we take you from the 1970 murder of Tommy Ballou to the demise of...

Jimmy Flemmi Stevie Flemmi John Martorano

October 31, 2022

Finding Frankie Salemme - The 1972 Arrest

Frank Salemme, Stephen Flemmi and Peter Poulos take off on SA Rico's instructions. Back home in Boston, Detective Billy Stuart & Hugh Shields go on trial for the 1967 murder of Billy Bennett. Three years later, Salemme is app...

Jimmy Flemmi Stevie Flemmi John Fitzgerald Frank Salemme

October 24, 2022

Piranha: Vinnie Teresa's Tales

Vinnie Teresa followed Jack Kelley into the Witness Protection Program. But Vinnie had a secret: he'd already been an FBI informant for over a decade. For a transcript of this episode visit our website . Follow us on Twitter ...

Informants Vincent Teresa Frank "Butchie" Miceli

October 17, 2022

Jack's Justice - Part 3: The Trials Continue

Jack Kelley’s justice didn’t end with the first Marfeo Melei murder trial. This week Jack testifies for the government at the VA Robbery trial, and the 1968 Brinks trial. Richie takes the stand and helps to save Jerry Angiulo...

FBI Informants Raymond Patriarca Jerry Angiulo Jack "Red" Kelley Carmello Merlino Sonny Diaferio Bank Robbers Frank "Butchie" Miceli

October 10, 2022

The Gaslight - Part 2: The Marfeo/Melei Murder Trial

The Marfeo-Melei murder trial finally begins, and Jack Kelley takes the stand. Raymond Patriarca has his chance to confront Jack! We finally reveal what happened to SA Gerard Comen. And Nina has a big announcement! Disorganiz...

FBI Informants Raymond Patriarca Maurice "Pro" Lerner Jack "Red" Kelley Marfeo Rudy Sciarra

October 03, 2022

Jack's Justice - Part 2: Richie's Disinformation Campaign

With Jack Kelley tucked away under Federal protection, Richie's disinformation campaign begins in earnest. Former FBI Agent turned defense attorney, John B. Green interviews the FBI's informants about Jack, as the defense tri...

FBI Raymond Patriarca Baccari Richard Chicofsky Marfeo

September 26, 2022

Where in the world is Louis Manocchio?

Where in the world is Louis Manocchio? We travel from Rhode Island to Martha's Vineyard to Venezuela to the ski slopes of Idaho and France along with the FBI searching for Louis. Jack's Justice - Part 1 New York State of Mind...

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

September 12, 2022

Jack's Justice - Part 1 - The First Round of Arrests

Welcome back to the first episode of Season Two. Pro Lerner, Bobby Fairbrothers, John E Rossi and Rudy Sciarra are all arrested on charges stemming from the 1968 double homicide of Rudy Marfeo and Anthony Melei. Richie and SA...

FBI H. Paul Rico Raymond Patriarca Maurice "Pro" Lerner Jack "Red" Kelley Richard Chicofsky Ronald Chisholm Louis Manocchio Marfeo Rudy Sciarra

July 25, 2022

Jack Goes Bad - Part 2 - Words are Weapons

After his first arrest & conviction in 1954, Jack Kelley vowed he'd never go back to prison. When the walls started closing in a little over a decade later, he implemented his escape plan. In our final episode of the season, ...

H. Paul Rico Maurice "Pro" Lerner Jack "Red" Kelley Richard Chicofsky

July 18, 2022

Jack Goes Bad - Part 1 - Revenge by Robbery

Jack Kelley's criminal career begins to fall apart and he's forced to make a decision that will change his life, and those of his companions, forever. But Jack wasn't a victim. If he was being forced into retirement, he'd go ...

H. Paul Rico Maurice "Pro" Lerner Jack "Red" Kelley Richard Chicofsky Robberies Brinks

July 11, 2022

It's A Fugazi! The Bond Scheme

fugazi · 1. Artificial, fake. Something that has no substance. · 2. A really bad knockoff, a copy. Mafia fiction writer extraordinaire Vinnie Teresa's testimony exposed the Boston mafia's participation in stolen and fake bond...

July 04, 2022

New York State of Mind - Part 2- Nicky Bianco & Butchie Miceli

Butchie Miceli and Nicky Bianco were both originally from New England, but ended up members of two New York families, the Colombos and the Gambinos. Bianco maintained his close relationship with Raymond Patriarca for decades,...

June 27, 2022

Gaslit - The Gangland Slayings of Rudy Marfeo & Anthony Melei

Was it all really over a dice game? On April 20, 1968, Rudy Marfeo and Anthony Melei where gunned down by two masked men while grocery shopping. A well-known story in the New England area, but many don’t remember that there w...

June 20, 2022

As the Coin-O-Matic Turns - Federal Hill 1966 - Willie Marfeo & Angelo Di Palma Hits - Plus a Little Louis Manocchio

On July 13, 1966, Willie Marfeo was murdered in a telephone booth in the Federal Hill section of Providence. His murder has never been solved. We discuss the events leading up to his murder and its aftermath. Happy Birthday t...

Raymond Patriarca Providence Louis Manocchio Marfeo Melei Rudy Sciarra

June 13, 2022

The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight

The 1960s were wild times in Boston. With a gang war playing out in the background, there must have been a bit of a wild west feel in the air between the amazing bank and armored car heists pulled off by Jack Kelley and his c...

Robberies Bank Robbers Bobby Guarante

June 06, 2022

The Bennett Brothers Murders - Edward, Walter & William

In 1967 all three Bennett brothers were murdered. Only Billy Bennett's body was ever found. Frank Salemme and Stevie Flemmi claim responsibility for the slayings of all three, but have never been able to provide the location ...

May 30, 2022

The Plymouth Mail Robbery Trial

Jack Kelley returns to court for only the second time in his three decade criminal career. But this time he's determined not to return to prison. Episode 2 Episode 17 Episode 26 Episode 35 Episode 36 Episode 37 Follow us on T...

Maurice "Pro" Lerner Jack "Red" Kelley Billie Aggie Carmello Merlino Richard Chicofsky Sonny Diaferio Thomas Richards F. Lee Bailey

May 23, 2022

The Nite Lite

The 1966 slayings of Tash Bratsos and Tommy dePrisco were the catalyst for Joe Barboza becoming the FBI's star witness in multiple cases against the Boston Mafia. This week we're profiling some of the men who frequented Ralph...

Mafia Stevie Flemmi John Martorano Ilario Zannino Ralph Lamattina

May 16, 2022

The Hit Parade of 1966

There was a total of 15 gangland slayings in the Boston area and Providence, RI between April and December 1966. We profile the Boston murder victims, share our own theories and, as usual, our snarky remarks. *Note: Willie Ma...

Jimmy Flemmi Joseph Barboza Stevie Flemmi John Martorano The Hughes Brothers Ilario Zannino