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International Best Selling author Joe Bruno has 11 of the top 20 ranked books on Amazon/United States in the category “Media and there Law.”

Posted in Cosa Nostra, crime, criminal, crooks, famous murders, famous trials, FBI, FBI, Gangs, gangsters, killers, mafia, mobs, Mobsters, murder, New York City, New York City murder, organized crime, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2017 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

 

“Crazy Joe Gallo- The Mob’s Greatest Hits – Volume 2” is ranked highest at #2.

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International Best Selling author Joe Bruno’s new book “Crime Pays Scoundrels and Their Crooked Schemes: Volume 2” is now available on Amazon.com

Posted in criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 3, 2016 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

 

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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.”

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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!!!

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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.

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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.

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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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“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 “Jimmy Hoffa The Mafia’s Greatest Hits: Volume Three” is now available on Amazon.com.

Posted in Cosa Nostra, criminals, crooks, FBI, FBI, FBI informant, Gangs, gangsters, Italian Americans, labor unions, mafia, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2016 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

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Product introduction:
Three of the biggest unsolved mysteries during the past half-a-century are “Who killed Jimmy Hoffa?”; “Why was Jimmy Hoffa killed?” and “Where is Jimmy Hoffa’s body buried?”

The answer to the first question is a no-brainer. The Mafia killed Jimmy Hoffa – plain and simple. But the “why” is much more complicated.

Jimmy Hoffa and his nefarious union activities were joined at the hip with the Mafia since the mid-1930s. Hoffa was their fair-haired boy who delivered for the Mafia in more ways than one. Even before he became President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), Hoffa used his influence with the IBT to provide several Mafia bosses, including Tampa’s Santo Trafficante, Louisiana’s Carlo Marcello, and Detroit’s Anthony “Tony Jack” Giacalone, hundreds of millions of dollar in unsecured loans from the Teamster Pension Fund. Those loans were used to fund numerous hotels/casinos and other businesses in various parts of North America including Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and in Las Vegas. In truth, half the hotels/casinos in Las Vegas would never have never been built without the financial support of Hoffa’s IBT.

Unfortunately for Hoffa, his brusque and dictatorial ways eventually made him unpalatable for the Mafia bosses, who were used to being treated with the utmost respect.

The Mafioso’s nickname for Hoffa was “Marteduzzo,” which is Sicilian for “The Little Hammer,” because he ruthlessly hammered away at anyone who displeased him, or got in his way on his rise to power.

But as Hoffa’s disrespect for the Mafia bosses increased, the “Little Hammer,” inevitably transformed himself into the lowly nail destined to be banged into oblivion.

To read about the rise, fall, and the murder of Jimmy Hoffa, scroll to the top of this page and hit the “BUY” button.

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International Best Selling author Joe Bruno’s “Crazy Joe Gallo – The Screenplay,” co written with Lawrence Venturato, is now on sale on Amazon Kindle for only 99 cents!

Posted in Cosa Nostra, criminals, crooks, Gangs, gangsters, mafia, mobs, Mobsters, New York City, organized crime, police, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2016 by Joe Bruno's Blogs

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This screenplay is adapted from the book, Crazy Joe Gallo, by Joe Bruno. A film based on this screenplay would take you deep into the world of organized crime, Italian-American style. It is action-packed from beginning to end. If Crazy Joe Gallo, a quintessential American mobster, didn’t exist, it would be hard to make him up.

Even though he was a vicious, cartoonish character straight out of a B-grade mobster movie, Crazy Joe Gallo’s murder made the front cover of Time Magazine. If Crazy Joe, all five-feet six-inches and 150 pounds of him, had not been killed in the early morning hours of April 7, 1972 inside Umberto’s Clam House in Manhattan’s Little Italy, the entire landscape of the Mafia in America might have changed, and not necessarily for the better.

Crazy Joe was born and raised in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn along with his elder brother, Larry, and his younger brother, Albert. Crazy Joe was instrumental in waging two Brooklyn gang wars against the Profaci/Colombo Crime families for control of the Brooklyn rackets. Mafia Boss, Joe Profaci, refused to give the Gallos the respect they thought they earned and deserved, so the Gallos decided they would take matters into their own hands and force their way up Brooklyn’s organized crime ladder. The main problem was the Profacis/Colombos had almost 500 strong on their side, and the Gallos had, at most, 30 loyalists, with another 200 or so mobsters, who either constantly changed sides or stayed completely out of the fray.

While doing a ten-year stretch in prison on an extortion conviction (1962-71), Crazy Joe recruited dangerous black convicts to join him in his quest to unseat Joe Colombo as boss of the Brooklyn mob (after Profaci’s death from natural causes, Colombo had replaced Profaci while Crazy Joe was in prison).

So, when Joe Colombo was shot to death by a black man, Jerome Johnson, at a June 1971 Italian-American Civil Rights League “Unity” rally at Columbus Circle in New York City, most mobsters and members of law enforcement pointed the finger at Crazy Joe Gallo.

The names of several characters have been changed in the screenplay in deference to their families.

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