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Best Selling author Joe Bruno has 8 of the top 20 ranked books on Amazon.com in the category “Best Sellers in Biographies of Law Enforcement.”

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2014 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

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“New York City’s Five Points: The Most Dangerous and Decadent Neighborhood Ever!” is ranked highest at #3.

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Best Selling author Joe Bruno’s “Mob Molls – Beautiful Broads with Brass Balls – Volume 2” is FREE today on Amazon Kindle.

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2014 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

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This book also includes the FREE Best Selling Book “Mob Rats – Danny Greene,” so you get not one, but two FREE books.

You GRAB your free copy, click the link below.

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Best Selling author Joe Bruno has 5 of the top 20, and 18 of the top 100 ranked books on Amazon.com in the category “True Crime Hoaxes & Deceptions.”

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2014 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

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“Mob Rats – Jimmy ‘The Weasel’ Fratianno” is ranked highest at #10.

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Best Selling author Joe Bruno has 4 of the top 20, and 15 of the top 100 ranked books on Amazon.com in the category “Law Enforcement Biographies.”

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2014 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

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“New York City’s Five Points – The Most Dangerous and Decadent Neighborhood Ever!: Plus FREE Best Selling Book “Mob Rats – Joe Valachi” is ranked highest at #5.
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Another 5-star review for Best Selling Author Joe Bruno’s “Whitey Bulger – The Biggest Rat.”

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2014 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

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With 32 reviews, the average rating is 4.4 stars.

*****

5 STARS!

Great read. Joe Bruno does it again
By dusty rose
December 5, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition

I am never disappointed by any of Joe Bruno’s books. I love his style of writing. This book showed me how corrupt the FBI was during this time period. I’d recommend Whitey Bulger- The Biggest Rat to anyone who enjoys reading about true rats and the lives they lead.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EZCFVNU

Sadistic Mafia Killer Harold Konigsberg is Dead!

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2014 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

 

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Harold Konigsberg may have been the most sadistic and most hated mass murder of his time.  He will not be missed by many.

Convicted mob killer Harold “Kayo” Konigsberg, who strangled a man in Kerhonkson more than 50 years ago, has died, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.

He was 88 and died on Nov. 23, the department said.

Konigsberg was convicted of first-degree murder, conspiracy and grand larceny stemming from the 1961 strangulation death of Anthony “Three Fingers” Castellito Sr. and was sentenced to 20 years to life in state prison. Castellito was killed at his summer home near Kerhonkson.

Konigsberg used a cord from venetian blinds to strangle Castellito and later buried him in New Jersey.

Konigsberg was released May 21, 2012, from the Walsh Regional Medical Unit on the grounds of the Mohawk Correctional Facility in upstate New York, according to information from the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

He moved to Florida after being paroled.

Konigsberg and Anthony “Tony Pro” Provenzano were convicted of first-degree murder in 1978 for the Castellito killing. Authorities said Provanzano ordered the hit.

A retrial later was ordered for Konigsberg, and he was convicted again in 1982.

At the time, Ulster County District Attorney Michael Kavanagh said Konigsberg got what he deserved.

Kavanagh said the mobster “richly deserve(d)” the outcome. “If there was ever a case that was advertising a call for the death penalty” this was it, Kavanagh, now a retired judge, said at the time.

Lawyer Josh Koplovitz, who served as a legal adviser to Konigsberg during the 1982 trial, said the gangster was difficult. Koplovitz said Konigsberg served as his own attorney during the trial.

“He was a very, very aggressive and demanding person,” Koplovitz said. “He was used to, in his life, getting his own way.”

Koplovitz said the evidence showed Castellito was planning to run against Provenzano for a leadership position in a New Jersey-based Teamsters local.

“‘Tony Pro’ wasn’t sure if a vote were taken that he would win,” Koplovitz said. “So they put together this group.”

One member of that group, Sal Sinno, was flipped by the federal government and served as a witness against Konigsberg, Koplovitz said.

“There was a time when Konigsberg was cross-examining, and Sinno responded to him, ‘Harold, why are you asking me these questions? you were there,’” Koplovitz recalled.

“It was a very interesting experience and one that I will always remember,” Koplovitz said.

Matthew Spireng, a retired Freeman reporter and editor who covered Konigsberg’s 1982 trial, said that the mobster was “a brilliant, frightening bully.”

“One should never speak ill of the dead, but if one were to speak ill of the dead, Harold Konigsberg would be one who you would speak ill of,” Spireng said.

According to the website Mafia Wiki, Konigsberg first became involved in organized crime by working for New Jersey mob boss Abner “Longy” Zwillman. The website says Konigsberg became “one of the crew’s most prolific hit men.”

“Konigsberg was described as a troublemaker from the beginning,” the website says.

Eventually, Konigsberg became a violent and feared racketeer in Jersey City and Manhattan, the website says.

According to a New York Daily News article published in March, Koingsberg was residing in an assisted-living facility in Florida.

“Legendary mob hitman Harold Konigsberg, released from an upstate prison two years ago, has resurfaced at an assisted-living facility in Florida, where the octogenarian flouts the rules and bullies his neighbors,” the Daily News said.

http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20141204/paroled-killer-harold-kayo-konigsberg-dies-at-age-88-murdered-fellow-mobster-in-kerhonkson-in-1961

Another 5- star review for Best Selling Author Joe Bruno’s “Mobsters, Gangs, Crooks and Other Creeps-Volume 1 – New York City.”

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2014 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

Mobster Volume 1

*****

5 stars!
Great Read

By James DaGasta

December 4, 2014
Format:
Kindle Edition
Verified Purchase

Joe writing keeps you interested, a funny thing, while I was reading about Al Capone it was the same week Broadwalk Empire was raping up. Nice to see the show track to reality. Joe keep it up! On to the next volume.

http://www.amazon.com/Mobsters-Gangs-Crooks-Creeps-ebook/dp/B0058J44QO/ref=zg_bs_11010_1

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