International best selling author Joe Bruno’s “Snakeheads,” a screenplay in ebook form, is FREE today on Amazon.com.

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2016 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

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Snakeheads are the worst human beings known to man.

Snakeheads are Chinese gangsters, based both in China and in the United States, who smuggle Chinese immigrants into the United States.

The price is not cheap; $50,000 a head. And the process is brutal.

Because the Chinese people who yearn for a better life are dirt poor, a small percentage of the smuggling money is paid up front to the Snakeheads. However, the collection of the balance is certain; or bad things happen to the illegal Chinese immigrants: beatings, torture, and sometimes even death.

When they arrive in America, the illegal immigrants work in Chinese restaurants, for pennies an hour. They labor in hot kitchens for 12-18 hours a day, and after work, they are chained in a filthy room so they cannot escape.

If one of them does manage to escape, their relatives in China are punished instead.

“Snakeheads” is set in Manhattan’s Chinatown, where the Italian-American mob tries to horn in on the immense profits generated by the Snakeheads’ human smuggling operation. The Italians want their piece of the action, and the Chinese gangsters resist – violently.

Thrust into the middle of this warfare is an Italian-America detective, who falls in love with a Chinese businesswoman. Together, they attempt to eradicate the villains who profit on the backs of the poor illegal Chinese immigrants.

https://www.amazon.com/Snakeheads-Screenplay-Joe-Bruno-ebook/dp/B00CPPJCHA?ie=UTF8&ref_=asap_bc

Gov. Rick Scott Re-Appoints True Crime Author Joe Bruno’s Daughter, Sarasota Attorney Nancy Cason, to Judicial Nominating Commission

Posted in Uncategorized on May 25, 2016 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

 

Real estate attorney Nancy E. Cason, a partner of Syprett, Meshad, Resnick, Lieb, Dumbaugh, Jones, Krotec & Westheimer, P.A., has been re-appointed to the Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission by Governor Rick Scott. Ms. Cason, 38, will serve on the nominating commission for a three-year term ending July 1, 2019. This is her second term on the commission; she served previously from 2011 to 2015. The re-appointment was announced by the Governor on April 29.

 

The Twelfth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is tasked with selecting nominees to fill judicial vacancies created in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit (consisting of Sarasota, Manatee and Desoto counties)which are designated to be filled via appointment by the Governor’s office.
At Syprett Meshad, Ms. Cason’s practice includes commercial and residential real estate transactions and litigation, estate planning and litigation and business transactions and litigation. Ms. Cason holds the AV Preeminent rating, the highest possible rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings. She has been named three times to the Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” an honor reserved for lawyers aged 40 or younger. In 2015, she was recognized by Legal Aid of Manasota for her pro bono legal service to those in need in the community.

 

Ms. Cason joined the firm in 1998 and was made partner in 2006. She has previously served as a Managing Partner of the firm, and is a current member of the Sarasota County Bar Association Board of Directors, holding the position of Treasurer. She was awarded her Juris Doctorate degree, with high honors, in 2002 from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. /end
About Syprett, Meshad, Resnick, Lieb, Dumbaugh, Jones, Krotec & Westheimer, P.A.

 

The law firm of Syprett Meshad has been serving the greater Sarasota community for 48 years. The firm’s attorneys provide expert legal representation in the practice areas of real estate, personal injury, marital and family law, commercial litigation, criminal defense, estate planning and probate. To learn more, visit smrl.com or call 941-365-7171.

https://www.941ceo.com/articles/2016/5/24/rick-scott-nancy-cason

International Best Selling author Joe Bruno’s new book “Crime Pays: Scoundrels and Their Crooked Schemes” is FREE today on Amazon Kindle.

Posted in bank robbers, bootleggers, Cosa Nostra, crime, criminal, criminals, crooked cops, crooks, Drug dealers, Drugs, famous trials, gamblers, Gangs, gangsters, Italian Americans, mafia, mobs, Mobsters, murder, New York City, New York City murder, organized crime, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 22, 2016 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

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It’s now ranked #1 on Amazon Kindle in the FREE category of “Legal History.”

To get your FREE copy, click the link below.

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Italian Americans Are Not Welcome at the Palm Aire Country Club in Sarasota

Posted in Uncategorized on May 19, 2016 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

Wednesday night, May 18, was Brooklyn Night at the Palm Aire Country Club in Sarasota, Fl. So I dressed up as a Brooklyn gangster, thinking it was some sort of a costumed affair.

Nobody said a word until I was finished with dinner. Then, someone calling himself “Larry the Bar Manager” came over to my table and demanded that I take off my $6 costumed gangster hat. Larry had a deep Irish brogue, like he just came over from the old country.

Several other people in the dinning room had the same style hats on, but “Larry the Bar Manager”, didn’t say a word to them.

I refused to take my hat off, telling Larry it was Brooklyn Night and I was just in costume (I also had a black shirt and a $5 white polyester tie with a mobster-like black pin-stripped sports jacket. I went all the way).

“Larry the Bar Manger” then hovered over me (he was standing and I was sitting), and said, “If you don’t take it off, I’ll take it off for you.”

I stood up and met “Larry the bar Manager” nose to nose and said, “You touch me, you skinny Irish prick, and you’re going to have a big problem.”

He then said “Fuck you, you fucking guinea bastard!”

Now I did call him a “skinny Irish prick,” and had he called me a “fat Italian prick,” I would have had no problem with that.

But calling me a “guinea” is the same thing as calling a black person a “nigger.”

In spite of all my anger, rather than cause a huge problem, I left the club, but not after I visited the bar and asked for an audience with “Larry the Bar Manager.”

I waited five minutes, and “Larry the Bar Manager” never showed, so I bit my tongue and went into the night.

What is it that makes people think they can slur Italians by calling them names like “guinea,” but would never dare call a black person the N-word?

Needless to say, I will never go back the the Palm Aire Country Club again, but it galls me Italian-Americans like myself have to put up with this garbage.

I guess it would be better if I were Swiss, or Norwegian or even a Martian. Then, maybe the bluebloods that run places like the Palm Aire County Club would afford people like me a little more respect.

International Best Selling author Joe Bruno’s “JULIUS AND ETHEL ROSENBERG SPIES OR SCAPEGOATS? YOU MAKE THE CALL!” is ranked No.1 on Amazon.com in the category “Emigration & Immigration.”

Posted in crime, criminal, criminals, espionage, FBI, Lawyers, lower east side of Manhattan, New York City, police, Russian Mob, Russian spies, Uncategorized, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2016 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

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“JULIUS AND ETHEL ROSENBERG SPIES OR SCAPEGOATS? YOU MAKE THE CALL!” also includes the BONUS BOOK “SNAKEHEADS – A SCREENPLAY”

This Rosenberg essay originally appeared in “Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks, and Other Creeps – Volume 5 – Girlfriends and Wives.”

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Author’s note:

I lived in Knickerbocker Village from 1964-1996, the same Lower East Side housing project where the Rosenbergs resided when they were arrested in 1950.

During the time of the Rosenbergs, Knickerbocker Village housed over 1500 families; most of them of Jewish, Italian, or Irish descent. But, by the time I moved to Knickerbocker Village the demographics had changed significantly. Following the Rosenbergs’ arrests, many Jewish families, for whatever reason, moved out of the neighborhood, and they were replaced mostly by Italian/Americans. Now, Knickerbocker Village, due to the recent increase in New York City’s Chinese population and the close proximity of Chinatown, is predominantly Chinese.

Over the years, I’ve heard people, who lived in Knickerbocker Village at the same time as the Rosenbergs, talk about the Rosenbergs and not always in a kind way. People generally spoke favorably about Ethel . But, as far as I can determine, Julius was disliked by practically everyone.

The $64,000 question is – were both Rosenbergs Soviet spies? Were both really traitors to their country? Or, was being the faithful wife of Julius Rosenberg Ethel’s biggest crime?

The truth, as we shall see, is somewhere in the middle.

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http://www.amazon.com/JULIUS-ETHEL-ROSENBERG-SPIES-SCAPEGOATS-ebook/dp/B00N84YSN0/ref=zg_bs_10332451011_59

International Best Selling Author Joe Bruno’s new ebook “Crime Pays: Scoundrels and Their Schemes” is now available on Amazon Kindle.

Posted in bank robbers, Chinese gangs, Cosa Nostra, crime, crooked cops, crooks, Drug dealers, FBI, FBI informant, five points, Gangs, gangsters, Italian Americans, killers, labor unions, Lawyers, lower east side of Manhattan, mafia, mobs, Mobsters, murder, murder incorporated, New York City, New York City murder, organized crime, police, Uncategorized, unsolved murders with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2016 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

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“Crime Pays: Scoundrels and Their Schemes” is presently ranked:

#1 on Amazon Kindle in the category “Hot New Releases – Legal History,”

#5 in the category “Hot New releases – Law Enforcement.”

#13 in “Legal History,”
and

#23 in “Law Enforcement.”

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“Crime Pays: Scoundrels and Their Schemes” also includes TWO BONUS BOOKS!

“Virginia Hill – Mafia Molls – Beautiful Broads With Brass Balls: Volume 3”
AND

“MOB RATS – Bald Jack Rose – This Bald-Headed Bastard Would Rat Out His Mother To Save His Own Skin,” making it 3 BOOKS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!!!

*****

Throughout the history of mankind, there has always been one constant creed among those scoundrels who inhabit the Underworld – crime pays.

Whether it be John Allen – “The Wickedest Man in New York City,” pimping off young girls in his Manhattan Lower East Side brothel/dance hall, or George Leonidas Leslie, “The King of the Bank Robbers,” knocking off a New York City bank, or Fredericka “Marm” Mandelbaum, all 250-pounds of her, fencing stolen good from her Clinton Street grocery store, making money in a life of crime was a fait accompli; that is, unless you get caught, which happens all too often.

Some pay back society with time in prison, other’s pay with their miserable lives, and some scoot away scot-free, never to answer for their wicked offenses against humanity.

Crime Pays: Scoundrels and Their Schemes will bring you on a seedy ride that slithers across the underbelly of American society, where every crook and criminal has their own unique gimmick to fill their greedy pockets with other people’s hard-earned cash.

*****

Virginia Hill was a knock-around broad who bedded down the biggest gangsters of her time. It was said Hill spent more time on her back than Michelangelo did painting the Sistine Chapel. The word on the Las Vegas streets was that she was the exclusive property of mobster Bugsy Siegel, and it was plain to everyone in the know that Bugsy was just crazy about Hill.

But was Virginia Hill really a Trojan horse in Siegel’s camp; put there by the Mafia to make sure Bugsy was giving them an honest count on their Las Vegas ventures?

The answer is not that cut and dried.

*****

Degenerate gambler and sportsman, Jacob (Bald Jack) Rose (Rosenzweig), due to a rare disease, had nary a hair on his entire body. But what Rose lacked in hair, he more than made up for with a diabolical criminal brilliance that put him “head and shoulders” (no pun intended) above the competition.

In the early 1900s, one of Rose’s competitors was fellow gambler Herman Rosenthal, a mean and snaky runt who had the reputation of being a stool pigeon, or as they say on the streets – a rat – for the New York City Police Department. Rose and Rosenthal both owned competing gambling joints in the seedy uptown area of Manhattan called the “Tenderloin,” or “Satan’s Circus.”

Rosenthal’s partner of sorts was corrupt New York City Police Lieutenant Charles Becker, who was not adverse to taking money with both hands (graft) from the Tenderloin’s gambling joints and houses of prostitution. Rose and Rosenthal both paid Becker handsomely, but then Rosenthal got the idea he was too big a man to continue to line Becker’s pockets with cash.

What happened next was called “The Crime of the Century.”

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FL2H1YO

International Best Selling Author Joe Bruno’s new ebook “Crime Pays: Scoundrels and Their Schemes” is now available on Amazon Kindle.

Posted in bank robbers, biography, Bonnie and Clyde, Book Reviews, bootleggers, Cosa Nostra, crime, criminal, criminals, Drugs, famous trials, FBI informant, gamblers, Gangs, gangsters, killers, labor unions, Lawyers, lower east side of Manhattan, mobs, Mobsters, murder, murder incorporated, New York City, New York City murder, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2016 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

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To GRAB your copy, click the link below.

****

Product Information:

“Crime Pays: Scoundrels and Their Schemes” also includes TWO BONUS BOOKS!

“Virginia Hill – Mafia Molls – Beautiful Broads With Brass Balls: Volume 3”

AND

“MOB RATS – Bald Jack Rose – This Bald-Headed Bastard Would Rat Out His Mother To Save His Own Skin,” making it 3 BOOKS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!!!

*****

Throughout the history of mankind, there has always been one constant creed among those scoundrels who inhabit the Underworld – crime pays.

Whether it be John Allen – “The Wickedest Man in New York City,” pimping off young girls in his Manhattan Lower East Side brothel/dance hall, or George Leonidas Leslie, “The King of the Bank Robbers,” knocking off a New York City bank, or Fredericka “Marm” Mandelbaum, all 250-pounds of her, fencing stolen good from her Clinton Street grocery store, making money in a life of crime was a fait accompli; that is, unless you get caught, which happens all too often.

Some pay back society with time in prison, other’s pay with their miserable lives, and some scoot away scot-free, never to answer for their wicked offenses against humanity.

Crime Pays: Scoundrels and Their Schemes will bring you on a seedy ride that slithers across the underbelly of American society, where every crook and criminal has their own unique gimmick to fill their greedy pockets with other people’s hard-earned cash.

*****

Virginia Hill was a knock-around broad who bedded down the biggest gangsters of her time. It was said Hill spent more time on her back than Michelangelo did painting the Sistine Chapel. The word on the Las Vegas streets was that she was the exclusive property of mobster Bugsy Siegel, and it was plain to everyone in the know that Bugsy was just crazy about Hill.

But was Virginia Hill really a Trojan horse in Siegel’s camp; put there by the Mafia to make sure Bugsy was giving them an honest count on their Las Vegas ventures?

The answer is not that cut and dried.

*****

Degenerate gambler and sportsman, Jacob (Bald Jack) Rose (Rosenzweig), due to a rare disease, had nary a hair on his entire body. But what Rose lacked in hair, he more than made up for with a diabolical criminal brilliance that put him “head and shoulders” (no pun intended) above the competition.

In the early 1900s, one of Rose’s competitors was fellow gambler Herman Rosenthal, a mean and snaky runt who had the reputation of being a stool pigeon, or as they say on the streets – a rat – for the New York City Police Department. Rose and Rosenthal both owned competing gambling joints in the seedy uptown area of Manhattan called the “Tenderloin,” or “Satan’s Circus.”

Rosenthal’s partner of sorts was corrupt New York City Police Lieutenant Charles Becker, who was not adverse to taking money with both hands (graft) from the Tenderloin’s gambling joints and houses of prostitution. Rose and Rosenthal both paid Becker handsomely, but then Rosenthal got the idea he was too big a man to continue to line Becker’s pockets with cash.

What happened next was called “The Crime of the Century.”

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FL2H1YO

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