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November 24, 2021

Thanksgiving Bonus Episode - Prison Breaks

Meet 4 men who made it their mission to escape from behind bars. Learn what happened to them once they gained their freedom. Lots of happy endings in today's episode. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes....

Prison Breaks

November 22, 2021

Disorganized Crime - Raymond Patriarca - The Early Days

Raymond L.S. Patriarca is infamous in his role as the Boss of the New England Mafia for nearly 30 years. Join us this week as we talk about Patriarca's early life of crime, and the many failures along the way to his rise to p...

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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

November 01, 2021

Hoover's All American Boys

Meet the men of the Boston FBI office who comprised the special task force that was created to solve the Great Brink's Heist of 1950. Five of these men would go on to form the organized crime task force charged with bringing ...


October 25, 2021

An Institute of Higher Learning - Richie Chicofsky - The Early Years

In this episode Nina and Lara will be discussing Richie Chicofsky's early years, and his first prison stint. Fats Buccelli's son Bobby, the DeSisto home invasion and Richie's first encounter with SA H. Paul Rico will be inclu...

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...

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October 11, 2021

The CI Program & H. Paul Rico - The Early Days

We are introducing Richie's nemesis in our story this week: H Paul Rico. Join us as we cover the early years of Rico's life and FBI career. We're also talking about the FBI's Confidential Informant Program and some of its ear...

FBI H. Paul Rico

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 27, 2021

Conman to Armorer - Roy Appleton - The Early Years

In Episode 4 we will be discussing Roy Appleton. The man who from his grave would be the beginning of the end for former FBI SA, H. Rico. Rico who spent his final days in prison, just as many of the men he put away. Nina and ...

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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

September 12, 2021

My Getaway Car Was A Lawnmower - Billie "Aggie"

We heard a little bit about Billie Aggie in episode 1. Today we will be discussing two more of Billie's heists, and how he found himself voted out of Walpole State Prison.

Jack "Red" Kelley Billie Aggie Bank Robbers

September 06, 2021

Let's Go To The Track! - John J. "Red" Kelley - The Early Years

Jack Kelley was called "Swiss watch" for the precision with which he planned robberies. But a simple trip to the race track led to his first arrest. This episode will cover the early years of John J. Kelley's criminal career....

Jack "Red" Kelley Billie Aggie Bank Robbers

September 04, 2021

Preview Episode 9 - Richie Chicofsky

A sneak preview of Episode 9! Hear about Richie Chicofsky, the central figure in our podcast series Double Deal.

August 29, 2021

Double Dealer - Trailer

Hi all! Thank you for tuning in. Our first episode will launch on Monday, September 6, 2021.