The Racket Report with Frank Morano

The Racket Report with Frank Morano

Frank Morano goes deep into the world of organized crime, and talks with former mafia bosses, enforcers, and even informants. Listen to the Racket Report every week to get your fill on all the secrets to understand more about mob organizations around the world.

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April 17, 2024 40 mins
On this episode of The Racket Report, Frank speaks with Joe McBratney, the son of James McBratney, who was killed by John Gotti in 1973. They discuss the circumstances surrounding his father's killing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Jeffrey Sussman's latest book is "Tinseltown Gangsters: The Rise and Decline of the Mob in Hollywood" Book: https://www.amazon.com/Tinseltown-Gangsters-Rise-Decline-Hollywood/dp/1538173565 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Louis Ferrante, former Mafia Associate and best-selling author, whose latest book is “Borgata: Rise of Empire: A History of the American Mafia” Website: louisferrante.com Book: https://www.amazon.com/Borgata-Empire-History-American-Mafia/dp/1639366016 Topic: the history of the American Mafia Social Media: https://twitter.com/LOUFERRANTE https://www.facebook.com/louis.ferrante.92 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/...
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Topic: State of the Mob Today Social Media: https://twitter.com/Sitdowncrimepod?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor https://twitter.com/jeffnadu https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYV0eyKQFhNZwLXpx7I0Ng https://www.facebook.com/groups/502509638758718?locale=bn_IN https://www.instagram.com/thesitdowncrime/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Topic: Her cousin's mafia murder Bio: https://www.jsonline.com/staff/2646785001/mary-spicuzza/  Story: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/investigations/2024/01/17/milwaukee-reporter-investigates-cousins-1978-car-bombing-death/71883074007/ Social Media: https://twitter.com/MSpicuzzaMJS?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor https://www.facebook.com/mary.spicuzza/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm...
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January 9, 2024 50 mins
On this episode of the Racket Report, Frank Morano and George "Cowboy" Martorano, the longest-serving, first-time, non-violent offender in the history of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the son of Raymond "Long John" Martorano, a leading Philadelphia Mobster discuss the Philadelphia mob, the criminal justice system, and his story. Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Martorano Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/therea...
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Frank and Nick discuss the Greek mob; covering the mob as a journalist, what role the media plays in glamorizing mob life. He also spoke about the recent Gambino crime family arrests and the death of Tommy Gambino. Nick also offered fascinating insight into Greek mobsters and talked about why he doesn't use the term "rat" anymore. Website: https://nickchristophers.org/ Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nick-Christophers-...
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On this episode of the Racket Report, Frank Morano and Criminal Defense Attorney / Mob Lawyer Gerald McMahon discuss processing the crimes of the late Vincent Asaro, if there's any vindictiveness from the Department of Justice going after people that beat them in trial, if being an actor helped as a trial attorney, if all cooperators lie, the trial of Colombo crime family associate Francis Guerra, being sentenced on acquitted condu...
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September 20, 2023 59 mins
On this episode of The Racket Report, Frank Morano speaks with Geno Munari, expert on classic Las Vegas and an author, whose books include "The Dunes Hotel and Casino: The Mob, the Connections, the stories. They discuss The Mob's influence on old Vegas, the mob's role in JFK assassination. Book: https://www.amazon.com/Dunes-Hotel-Casino-connections-stories/dp/1634243846/ref=sr_1_1?crid=RNMF1YABSPL8&keywords=geno+munari&qid=1695170...
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August 30, 2023 43 mins
On this episode of The Racket Report, Frank Morano speaks with Mayor Oscar Goodman to discuss Trump's racketeering indictment and how it brings an incredible opportunity for the RICO statute to be learned/looked at by the general public. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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August 8, 2023 59 mins
On this episode of The Racket Report, Frank Morano speaks with Matt Birkbeck, award-winning investigative journalist and author of "The Life We Chose: William "Big Billy" D'Elia and the Last Secrets of America's Most Powerful Mafia Family". They discuss The Bufalino crime family, Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance, Frank Sinatra, The Kennedy assassination, and The Irishman. Website: https://www.mattbirkbeck.com/ Book: https://www.amazon....
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On this episode of The Racket Report, Frank Morano speaks with Jeffrey Sussman, the best-selling author of 16 non-fiction books. The most recent is the paperback edition of Big Apple Gangsters: The Rise and Decline of the Mob in New York. They discuss the mob's influence on his upbringing, The Mob in NYC, The Mob in Las Vegas, Boxing and the Mob Book: https://www.amazon.com/Big-Apple-Gangsters-Rise-Decline/dp/1538134047 Social Me...
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April 25, 2023 56 mins
Frank talks with Alan Geik, author of "Uncle Charlie Killed Dutch Schultz: The Jewish Mob: A Family Affair" Amazon.com: Uncle Charlie Killed Dutch Schultz: The Jewish Mob: A Family Affair eBook : Geik, Alan: Kindle Store Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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March 28, 2023 47 mins
On the latest Racket Report with Frank Morano, best selling author and historian Scott Burnstein joins the podcast to discuss the Detroit Mafia. Visit Scott's website www.gangsterreport.com for the latest information on all things mafia related. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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January 31, 2023 43 mins
On the latest Racket Report with Frank Morano, Rita Gigante joins the podcast. She is the daughter of former Genovese Crime Family Boss, Vincent "Chin" Gigante and the author of the book "The Godfather's Daughter". Check out her website is https://www.ritagigante.net to learn more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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January 13, 2023 41 mins
On the latest Racket Report with Frank Morano, Frank talks exclusively with Victoria Gotti, Sr. Mrs. Gotti is the widow of notorious Gambino Crime Family Boss, John Gotti (the Dapper Don), the mother of former Gambino Crime Family Boss, John A. (Junior) Gotti and the sister-in-law of former Gambino Crime Family Boss, Peter Gotti. This has got to be one of the most revealing portraits of someone who was in the unique position to be ...
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December 27, 2022 67 mins
On the latest Racket Report with Frank Morano, Frank speaks with Frank DiMatteo, a former Mob Associate, the author of the book "The President Street Boys: Growing Up Mafia" and the publisher of Mob Candy Magazine. Talks include the murder of Joey Gallo, the Colombo family Wars, how he came to leave mob life without becoming a rat, & Mob Candy Magazine! The Book: https://www.amazon.com/President-Street-Boys-Growing-Mafia/dp/1496705...
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December 19, 2022 61 mins
On the latest Racket Report with Frank Morano, Anthony Ruggiano Jr., ex Mobster with the Gambino Crime Family and host of "The Reformed Gangsters Podcast", joins the show to talk about his father Anthony “Fat Andy” Ruggiano Sr., meeting John Gotti, being used as a tool for the government, and so much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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December 12, 2022 54 mins
Gary Jenkins, former Intelligence Unit detective with the Kansas City Police Department has produced 4 documentary films, created the Kansas City Mob Tour app, authored 3 books, and currently produces and produces and hosts his own true-crime podcast, titled Gangland Wire Crime Stories. In this popular true-crime podcast Gary Jenkins tells many stories about the Kansas City mafia, interviews experts on mafia families in many other ...
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November 14, 2022 100 mins
On the latest Racket Report with Frank Morano, former Chief of the Rackets Division in the Brooklyn (NY) District Attorney’s Office Michael Vecchione, joins the podcast to discuss the life and crimes of Luigi Ronsisvalle. A mob hit man that boasted himself for 13 killings and classified himself as a "hit man of honor". To find out more, check out Michael Vecchione's book “Homicide is My Business: Luigi the Zip… A Hitman’s Quest for...
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