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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...

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

May 09, 2022

Mutual Harassment - The Plymouth Mail Robbery Investigation Continues

After the Plymouth Mail Truck Robbery, Jack and his crew were under constant surveillance by the Postal Inspectors, Feds, Staties and local Police. But it was mainly the Postals who were breathing down their necks. Not one to...

Maurice "Pro" Lerner Jack "Red" Kelley Plymouth Mail Robbery Carmello Merlino Richard Chicofsky Sonny Diaferio Thomas Richards Roy Appleton F. Lee Bailey Armored Truck Heists

May 02, 2022

Back in the Saddle Again - Jack "Red" Kelley's Armored Truck Heists

Jack “Red” Kelley loved taking armored trucks more than any other type of heist. We highlight the larger and more spectacular ones from 1965 to 1967. Plus, one of the men in Jack's crew calls FBI Director J Edgar Hoover from ...

Jack "Red" Kelley Carmello Merlino Richard Chicofsky Sonny Diaferio Armored Truck Heists

April 25, 2022

On The Waterfront - Part 2 - Punchy McLaughlin & Buddy McLean

The two leaders in Boston's 1960s Gang War were murdered within ten days of one another. We're taking you through the events that led up to their assassinations, the role played by Raymond Patriarca and the mafia, and why Edw...

Jimmy Flemmi Stevie Flemmi Raymond Patriarca Jerry Angiulo Buddy McLean Punchy McLaughlin

April 18, 2022

The Hit Parade of 1965 - The Slain & The Suspects

The gangland slayings continued in 1965. We're profiling the victims, and sharing own our theories, opinions (and snarky comments) about the FBI's investigations. Episode 25 Episode 17 Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of ...

Mafia Jimmy Flemmi Joseph Barboza Raymond Patriarca Jerry Angiulo Maurice "Pro" Lerner Jack "Red" Kelley Richard Chicofsky McLean McLaughlin Winter Hill

April 11, 2022

Frank Smith - Thief, Bomber, Pastor & Nazi Sympathizer

Frank Smith was more than just a thief. An associate of Raymond Patriarca who was labeled by the press as a "big wheel" and one of the best "dynamite men" in the business, Frank would later be famous for his Nazis in Maine sa...

Jimmy Flemmi Joseph Barboza Raymond Patriarca Henry Tameleo Sammy Linden Frank Smith Teddy Green Harvey Bistany

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

March 14, 2022

New York State of Mind - Raymond Patriarca

New England mafia boss Raymond Patriarca returns as he attempts to play power games with the New York mafia families, and closer to home in Massachusetts. Spoiler: it ends badly! Episode 21 Episode 22 Follow us on Twitter for...

Mafia Raymond Patriarca Jerry Angiulo Henry Tameleo