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The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast
RHONY's Leah McSweeney On Addiction & Recovery, Housewives Juice, & How To Change Your Iife

The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 86:25 Very Popular


#486: On today's episode we are joined by Real Housewife Of New York star and cast memeber, Leah McSweeney. Leah Christine McSweeney is an American fashion designer and television personality. She founded the women's streetwear line Married to the Mob in 2004, and has starred on the reality television series The Real Housewives of New York City since 2020. Leah joins the show to discuss her journey with addiction, housewives jucie, and how you can change your life. To connect with Leah McSweeney click HERE To connect with Lauryn Evarts click HERE To connect with Michael Bosstick click HERE Read More on The Skinny Confidential HERE For Detailed Show Notes visit TSCPODCAST.COM To Call the Him & Her Hotline call: 1-833-SKINNYS (754-6697) This episode is brought to you by The Skinny Confidential The Hot Mess Ice Roller is here to help you contour, tighten, and de-puff your facial skin and It's paired alongside the Ice Queen Facial Oil which is packed with anti-oxidants that penetrates quickly to help hydrate, firm, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin soft and supple. To check them out visit www.shopskinnyconfidential.com now. Get The F*ck Out Of The Sun audio book is now available on all major platforms. Get Routines, Products, Tips, and Insider Secrets from 100+ of the World's Best Skincare Gurus HERE This episode is brought to you by RITUAL Protein powders can be intimidating. But the fact is, we all need protein. Get 10% off during your first 3 months at ritual.com/skinny . This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker When it comes to your health and longevity, you hold nothing back. You understand what it means to push harder, reach farther, and fo the extra mile. That's why InsideTracker provides you with a personalized plan to build strength, speed recovery, and optimize your health for the long haul. For a limited time, get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store at insidetracker.com/SKINNY . This episode is brought to you by Issue Issuu is the all-in-one platform to create and distribute beatuiful digital content, from marketing materials to magazines, to catalogues and portfolios, and more. Get started with Issuu today for FREE or if you sign up for an annual premium account to get 50% off when you go to issuu.com/podcast and use promo code SKINNY at checkout. This episode is brought to you by Recreation Sweat Recreation Sweat is a fitness company born out of necessity in the pandemic. They're all about quick and effective workouts that you can do anywhere without heavy equipment. Get 20% off your first purchase with code SKINNY at checkout. This episode is brought to you by Branch Basics Branch Basics is a non-toxic cleaning product that is fragrance free, biodegradable, baby and pet safe. It is a one concentrate model that makes laundry detergent, hand soap, dish soap, all-purpose cleaner, and bathroom cleaner. Get 15% off all start kits (except the Trial Kit) with code SKINNY at www.branchbasics.com . Produced by Dear Media

Our Thing with Sammy The Bull
70. Fireside with the Underboss - "He Was Trained To Kill In The Military. He Knew What He Was Doing"

Our Thing with Sammy The Bull

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 21:10 Very Popular


Sammy "The Bull" Gravano shares about Nino Gaggi's nephew, Dominick Montiglio who passed away on June 27th, 2021. Sammy's childhood friend implicated himself when he raised his hands to a made guy.

Hollywood Pipeline Podcast
#132 | "They Had Sex in My VIP Room" - Celebrity Restaurant Mogul Stratis Morfogen

Hollywood Pipeline Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 55:43


The man behind some of the most famous celebrity hotspots in the world, Stratis Morfogen, swung by the "Hollywood Raw podcast with Dax Holt and Adam Glyn" to talk about his wild life. The man behind Philippe Chow, Jue LAN, Brooklyn Chop House and so many more has entertained everyone from presidents, celebrities, and athletes to rappers and so much more. The man has stories for days and he opened up about how he handles the pressure of working with the rich and famous and who he will never let back into one of his restaurants. If you love this interview and are looking for more... Stratis' new book “Be a Disruptor: Streetwise Lessons for Entrepreneurs – from the Mob to Mandates” is now available on Amazon. Don't miss a thing! Follow Hollywood Raw on Insta, Facebook, and Twitter.Dax Holt - Insta / TwitterAdam Glyn - Insta / TwitterA Hurrdat Media Production. Hurrdat Media is a digital media and commercial video production company based in Omaha, NE. Find more podcasts on the Hurrdat Media Network and learn more about our other services today on HurrdatMedia.com.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Our Thing with Sammy The Bull
69. Fireside with the Underboss - "We'll Go On a Stickup, Like Men”

Our Thing with Sammy The Bull

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 10:57


Our dynamic duo, Sammy and Allie Boy, are at it again and there's no stopping their sticky fingers. Sammy tell's us about a time when the two found themselves in a tough spot at Sam Goody Records.

Rising
IRS Adds 87,000 New Agents, Senate Brings Climate Bill To The House, Insulin Cap Struck Down, And More: Rising 8.8.22

Rising

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 102:40


CLASS WARS? IRS adds 87,000 NEW agents, $80B to enforce MORE taxes (0:00)Robby Soave: NYC FORCES vaccines on many 5-year-olds; DC schools will KICK OUT unvaxxed teens  (9:48) Batya Ungar-Sargon: Biden IGNITES migrant crisis with open borders, AGAIN screws over working class (20:39)Mob appeasement or justice? Biden AG charges cops connected to Breonna Taylor's death: panel DEBATES (36:05)Inflation forces Black Americans to FLEE Dem cities for THE SOUTH: Jeff Charles (52:55)CEASE FIRE In GAZA: 44 Killed, 300+ Wounded in 3 day conflict Btwn Israeli, Palestinian militants (59:50)Climate Bill: INSULIN cap STRUCK DOWN, $80B for EVs, MISSES inflation reduction? Batya & Robby (1:07:19)CNN's Brian Stelter: Hunter Biden Scandal NOT just a 'Right-Wing' story, Could DERAIL Biden 2024 run (1:19:21)Marco Rubio, DeSantis RAIL against 'Soros-Backed' district attorneys (1:28:35)Where to tune in and follow: https://linktr.ee/risingthehill More about Rising: Rising is a weekday morning show from The Hill. It breaks the mold of morning TV by taking viewers inside the halls of Washington power like never before, providing outside-of-the-beltway perspectives. The show leans into the day's political cycle with cutting edge analysis from DC insiders and outsiders alike to provide coverage not provided on cable news. It also sets the day's political agenda by breaking exclusive news with a team of scoop-driven reporters and demanding answers during interviews with the country's most important political newsmakers.

The Other Side of Midnight with Frank Morano
Where in the World is Frank Morano? | 8-8-22

The Other Side of Midnight with Frank Morano

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 211:25


On tonight's edition of the Other Side of Midnight: Wait, Frank isn't back today? That's right, Curtis Sliwa is back and he's smacking some sense into everyone. Mob stories, the Beatles and crime...this is what theater of the mind sounds like! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Opperman Report
Red Wemette : Murder of Marylin Monroe

The Opperman Report

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 70:12


William "Red" Wemette is known as an FBI informant who testified against organized crime figures in the Chicago, Illinois, area. Wemette stated in court that he had been a informant from 1971 to 1989.[1] He is the author the 2016 release book entitled Nobody Cares and What I Did About It! The Red Wemette Story of the Chicago Outfit.[2] Wemette and his partner operated a pornography shop in Chicago. They paid the "street tax" exacted from them by a group of criminals. Wemette made arrangements with the FBI to have his discussions with the mobsters recorded.[3][4][5][6] He met with FBI agents in 1971 at the Lion House in the Lincoln Park Zoo and agreed to become an informant for them in exchange for their payments to him for the information he would provide them on Mob activity and figures. Wemette had video cameras concealed in his apartment that captured his regular meetings with organized crime figures.[7] Wemette has been a key witness in a number of federal trials of mobsters and other Chicago area crime figures and has associated with many organized crime law enforcement officers including John J. Flood. He provided details that led to the conviction of Frank Schweihs, the 1995 trial of Kenneth Hansen for the 1955 Peterson-Schuessler triple homicide, and most recently in Operation Family Secrets that helped close several chapters of Chicago Mafia activity and history.

The Opperman Report'
Red Wemette : Murder of Marylin Monroe

The Opperman Report'

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 70:12


William "Red" Wemette is known as an FBI informant who testified against organized crime figures in the Chicago, Illinois, area. Wemette stated in court that he had been a informant from 1971 to 1989.[1]He is the author the 2016 release book entitled Nobody Cares and What I Did About It! The Red Wemette Story of the Chicago Outfit.[2]Wemette and his partner operated a pornography shop in Chicago. They paid the "street tax" exacted from them by a group of criminals. Wemette made arrangements with the FBI to have his discussions with the mobsters recorded.[3][4][5][6]He met with FBI agents in 1971 at the Lion House in the Lincoln Park Zoo and agreed to become an informant for them in exchange for their payments to him for the information he would provide them on Mob activity and figures. Wemette had video cameras concealed in his apartment that captured his regular meetings with organized crime figures.[7]Wemette has been a key witness in a number of federal trials of mobsters and other Chicago area crime figures and has associated with many organized crime law enforcement officers including John J. Flood. He provided details that led to the conviction of Frank Schweihs, the 1995 trial of Kenneth Hansen for the 1955 Peterson-Schuessler triple homicide, and most recently in Operation Family Secrets that helped close several chapters of Chicago Mafia activity and history.

Our Thing with Sammy The Bull
68. Fireside with the Underboss - "This Moment Made Me A Different Kind Of Gangster"

Our Thing with Sammy The Bull

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 15:29 Very Popular


Right after getting married, one of Sammy's friends reaches out and asks for his help. Not a short while after, Sammy found himself trying to sneak 800lbs of drugs under his wife's nose.

RARE FORM RADIO
#182 - Marine Jokes... Let's Do This Guys

RARE FORM RADIO

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 70:19


#182 - Todd vs the World. Dan goes to Lollapalooza. Heidi calls in. Mob talk. Mighty Morphing Power R*****s. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rareformradio/support

At Home With Colin Murray
Micheal Franzese

At Home With Colin Murray

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 56:58


Son of former Mob boss Sonny Franzese talks about growing up in the Mafia. Perks, violence vs racketeering and his relationship with his mother.

January Jones sharing Success Stories
January Jones Explores Who Killed Kennedy? with Bill Deane

January Jones sharing Success Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 51:00


Who Killed Kennedy? Years laters, THE ANSWER! Conclusively, the MOB did it! Bill Deane is an expert investigative journalist, speaker, and best selling author of Smooth Criminal, a One Man American Crime Wave. Bill's best-selling book exposes the consequences of our government freeing prisoners to carry out dangerous assignments. His expertise includes criminal behaviors, law enforcement (CIA, FBI, police, Justice Department), and the consequences of extreme secrecy (innocent American citizens's lives ruined).

Our Thing with Sammy The Bull
67. Fireside with the Underboss - “If This Fight Would Have Worked, We'd Be Super Happy, Behind Bars”

Our Thing with Sammy The Bull

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 12:34 Very Popular


Apart from robbing, racketeering, loansharking, and gambling, the made members of New York often had their hands in the world of professional boxing. Sammy tells us one particular story of how he and his crew tried to fix a huge match.

L.A. Meekly: A Los Angeles History Podcast
Y Tu Mob Boss Tambien (Jack Dragna vs Mickey Cohen)

L.A. Meekly: A Los Angeles History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 100:22


Just when you thought you were out, we pull you back in to another episode of L.A. Meekly. This month we're diving into two of the titans of the classic mob era of Los Angeles: Jack Dragna (16:09) and Mickey Cohen (42:30).

The Positive Pants Podcast
Are You Following The Joy?

The Positive Pants Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 13:07


Show note links: Join The Positive Pants Toolkit App & Community https://franexcell.com/positive-pants-toolkit-app Freebies: Grab your FREE ‘Stressed To Success' meditation: https://bit.ly/stressedtosuccess  Book in a free discovery call: https://calendly.com/franexcell/20min Ways to work with me: 1:1: https://franexcell.com/work-with-me SOS! (Success Over Stress) Group Programme (Coming back Spring 2022!) Join The Positive Pants Toolkit App & Community https://franexcell.com/positive-pants-toolkit-app The Mentorship 6 month programme: https://beyondthedawnblog.com/the-mentorship/ (Next Cohort June 2022) Products: Grab Your 365 day Gratitude Journal on Amazon:https://bit.ly/365daygratitude  Grab Your Positive Pants Firmly On Notebook:https://bit.ly/positivepantsonbook  To sign up for The Positive Pants Planner Waitlist: https://bit.ly/pppimwaiting  Contact: Make sure you're following me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/imfranexcell/ and tag me into your key takeaways! Email me at hello@franexcell.com with any questions or take aways! For more, head over to: www.franexcell.com/ Are You Following Your Joy?   Are you following your joy in your business?   I talk about this a lot.    Firstly because I feel like it's actually something that gets ignored far too often.     Secondly because there's so much nuance to where you get your joy.    What brings you joy will shift and change as you shift and change.   As well what doesn't.    There have been some things recently that haven't been bringing me joy anymore and when I started to pay attention to that I asked myself a few questions.   Firstly I asked, What no longer brings me joy, and why?   It's no secret there are lots of things I see as problematic in the online industry in terms of bro marketing, scarcity marketing, people intentionally putting people into a trauma response to get them to buy.   Some days you can feel like you're fighting a losing battle.    I'm not on Facebook much except for my paid programmes but every time I go on there it's full of things that makes me wonder for a second if i'm back at school and i'm really not here for it.    Calling people out publicly. Mob mentality. Being nice to someone's face and talking badly behind their back.   It's a no from me thank you.   I've been trying to ‘untangle' the things and places that make me feel like i'm caught up in it so I can get back in my own lane and protect my own space.   At the end of the day it stems from unconscious programmes and protection mechanisms that can be absolutely empathised with but i'd rather not be around it.   People understanding psychology or trauma and using psychological manipulation or poking trauma isn't something I can get on board with.    So i've been muting and unfollowing lots of people and accounts.  I've been making it as easy as possible on myself to not see it. Not to create an eco chamber.  I'm totally here for new perspectives on things, my ability to see things from all sides is something I consider a super power. It's to protect my own energy.   So being honest with myself about what's NOT sparking joy right now is something I see as a really important part of this process.    Next up I asked myself, What does bring me joy and am I giving it enough attention?   The first thing in my business that really brings me joy is in person time. I can get some serious magic done with someone in person and I love it.  It's just a totally different vibe.    So the Mentorship absolutely covers this with the retreat and then 2 more in person days.    My VIP in person days bring me SO much joy. 4 hours, you me and a tonne of tea (or fizz!) picking things apart and putting it back together again based around you, what you want for your business and your life. Cutting out the noise and other people's ‘shoulds' and getting you focused on what needs to happen, without trying to sell your soul or do a tonne of things you really don't want to.  Because, guess what…you won't!   Doing my monthly ‘ask me anything calls' inside my membership and our calls with our mentees on The Mentorship I love too.    But there is something that REALLY sparks joy that i've been publicly holding back on. Something that I use ALL the time with all my clients and in conversation when I meet people.    It's my little secret weapon and brings me SO much joy when I introduce people to it.    So this was a little revelation. So I had a little dig into why I wasn't following that joy and really there was no good reason other than I used it with my private clients and the thought that not that many people were familiar with it.   So next up I asked, What could happen if I did give it more attention?   And that's when the light bulbs went off.    SO much could happen if I give it more attention but also, even if all that potential great stuff doesn't happen…i'm still following my joy.  I'm still going deeper into something that brings ME joy.    So why the eff not?!   So i'm coming out of my joy closet with you today while I practice what I preach.   The thing that sparks joy as someone who is obsessed with personal growth and development, passionate about helping people uncover their unconscious programming so they can consciously change it and someone who is also obsessed with wellbeing and being able to understand and listen to your own needs…is The Enneagram.   If you're thinking WTF is The Enneagram don't you worry i've got you covered.  I'll do an episode on it very soon but in the meantime yesterday I started a new Instagram and Tiktok profile @enneagramandexcell and i'm going to be talking all about it.    The first step in any change is awareness and The Enneagram is one of my favourite tools for short cutting that.   Every client I introduce it to and work with around it finds it a total game changer for creating self awareness, reducing the nasty inner self talk, creating self compassion and finding compassion for other people too.  Go follow me over @enneagramandexcell I have no idea where it's going to take me just yet but i'm excited to find out.    Nothing else changes i'm just practicing what I preach and following the joy and experimenting with no attachment to the outcome and I hope you come join me :-)   So, I invite you to do the same exercise.    Follow the tingles and don't ignore the Meh's.    Everything is always moving you towards where you're supposed to be.     It's not realistic to think that you're always going to love everything in your business.  Or that you won't change your mind.  Or want to pivot totally. You grow and change, so does your business.    You get to be happy doing what you do.    Fx

After The Kid Goes Down
The Departed

After The Kid Goes Down

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 51:26


Matt, Nicole, and our researcher Ari watch and discuss the next Martin Scorsese film on their list, The Departed.Links and stuff:Twitter: kidgoesdownPODInstagram: afterthekidgoesdownMerch: Click Here!!!Mixed Breed Brewing: check out their websiteor follow them on instagram (@mixedbreedbrewing). Mention us there for 5% off your bill!!!!

Dirty Glove Bastard: Off The Porch
Gino 2x DGB Off The Porch Interview

Dirty Glove Bastard: Off The Porch

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 21:15


Interview by Haze of DGB https://www.instagram.com/mike_tall We recently sat down with rising Arkansas rapper Gino 2x for an exclusive “Off The Porch” interview! During our conversation he discussed growing up in Memphis, being homeless when he was younger, jumping off the porch at 10, getting shot by a police officer, pursuing his rap career, musical influences, music scene In Arkansas, linking NLE in Florida, his single “Shaquille O' Neal”, upcoming single with Fredo Bang, new single “MOB”, fatherhood and more! 

Mount Olive Roanoke Church
Mob Rule - Barabbas' Release

Mount Olive Roanoke Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 42:00


Consider Barabbas' release from the perspectives of the priests, Pilate, Barabbas, and the multitudes. Mob rule affected and influenced many individuals that morning. Does it ever influence you-

Midnight Train Podcast
Crazy Sting Operations

Midnight Train Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 140:13


www.patreon.com/accidentaldads for bonus content and to support the show AND The Save The Music Foundation!   Top police stings   A sting operation is a deceitful operation used by law enforcement to apprehend criminals in the act of trying to commit a crime. In order to obtain proof of a suspect's misconduct, a typical sting involves an undercover law enforcement officer, investigator, or cooperative member of the public acting as a criminal partner or prospective victim and cooperating with a suspect's activities. Journalists for the mass media occasionally use sting operations to film and disseminate footage of illegal conduct.   Sting procedures are prevalent in many nations, including the United States, but are prohibited in others, like Sweden and France. Certain sting operations are prohibited, such as those carried out in the Philippines where it is against the law for police enforcement to act as drug traffickers in order to catch purchasers of illegal substances.   Examples   Offering free sports or airline tickets to lure fugitives out of hiding. Deploying a bait car (also called a honey trap) to catch a car thief Setting up a seemingly vulnerable honeypot computer to lure and gain information about hackers Arranging for someone under the legal drinking age to ask an adult to buy an alcoholic beverage or tobacco products for them Passing off weapons or explosives (whether fake or real), to a would-be terrorist Posing as: someone who is seeking illegal drugs, contraband, or child pornography, to catch a supplier (or as a supplier to catch a customer) a child in a chat room to identify a potential online child predator a potential customer of illegal prostitution, or as a prostitute to catch a would-be customer a hitman to catch customers and solicitors of murder-for-hire; or as a customer to catch a hitman a spectator of an illegal dogfighting ring a documentary film crew to lure a pirate to the country where a crime was committed.   Whether sting operations constitute entrapment raises ethical questions. Law enforcement might have to be careful not to incite someone who wouldn't have otherwise committed a crime to do so. Additionally, while conducting such operations, the police frequently commit the same crimes, like purchasing or selling narcotics, enticing prostitutes, etc. The defendant may raise the entrapment defense in common law jurisdictions.   Contrary to common belief, however, laws against entrapment do not forbid undercover police personnel from pretending to be criminals or deny that they are police officers. Entrapment is normally only a defense when suspects are coerced into confessing to a crime they probably would not have otherwise committed. However, the legal meaning of this coercion differs widely from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Entrapment might be used as a defense, for instance, if undercover agents forced a possible suspect to manufacture illicit narcotics in order to sell them. Entrapment has often not taken place if a suspect is already producing narcotics and authorities pretend as purchasers to apprehend them.   Operation Entebbe The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) commandos successfully carried out Operation Entebbe or Operation Thunderbolt, a counterterrorism hostage-rescue mission, at Entebbe Airport in Uganda on July 4, 1976. A week earlier, on June 27, two members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - External Operations (PFLP-EO) (who had previously split from the PFLP of George Habash) and two members of the German Revolutionary Cells hijacked an Air France Airbus A300 jet airliner carrying 248 passengers. The declared goal of the hijackers was to trade the hostages for the release of 13 detainees in four other countries and the release of 40 Palestinian terrorists and related prisoners who were detained in Israel. The flight, which had left Tel Aviv for Paris, was rerouted after a stopover in Athens through Benghazi to Entebbe, the country of Uganda's principal airport. The ruler Idi Amin, who had been made aware of the hijacking from the start[10], encouraged the hijackers and personally greeted them. The hijackers confined all Israelis and a few non-Israeli Jews into a separate room after transferring all captives from the plane to a deserted airport facility.  148 captives who were not Israelis were freed and taken to Paris over the course of the next two days. Ninety-four passengers—mostly Israelis—and the 12-person Air France crew were held captive and threatened with execution.  Based on information from the Israeli intelligence service Mossad, the IDF took action. If the demands for the release of the prisoners were not granted, the hijackers threatened to murder the hostages. The preparation of the rescue effort was prompted by this threat. These strategies included getting ready for armed opposition from the Uganda Army. It was a nighttime operation. For the rescue mission, Israeli transport planes flew 100 commandos to Uganda over a distance of 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles). The operation took 90 minutes to complete after a week of planning. Out of the 106 captives still held, 102 were freed, and three were murdered. In a hospital, the second captive was later slain. Lt. Col. Yonatan Netanyahu, the unit leader, was one of the five injured Israeli commandos. Netanyahu was Benjamin Netanyahu's elder sibling and the future Israeli prime minister. Eleven Soviet-built MiG-17s and MiG-21s of the Ugandan air force were destroyed, and all five hijackers and forty-five Ugandan troops were killed. Idi Amin gave the command to attack and kill Kenyans living in Uganda after the operation because Kenyan sources supported Israel. 245 Kenyans in Uganda were killed as a consequence, and 3,000 left the nation. In honor of Yonatan Netanyahu, the commander of the force, Operation Entebbe, which had the military codename Operation Thunderbolt, is occasionally referred to retroactively as Operation Jonathan.   Operation Valkyrie Senior Nazi military officers and Adolf Hitler convened in the Wolf's Lair in Rastenburg, Eastern Prussia, on July 20, 1944. Hitler's body was discovered scattered across the table as the Nazi military chiefs sat down to plan troop deployments on the Eastern Front when an explosion burst through the steamy meeting room. With the Führer's death, the Nazi threat to Europe could have been lifted. or so it seems at first.   Claus von Stauffenberg and his accomplices believed they had turned the course of World War II and maybe saved thousands of extra lives for a brief period of time in history. The July Plot, also known as Operation Valkyrie, was the most famous attempt to have Hitler killed, although it was ultimately unsuccessful for a variety of reasons, some of which are still unknown to this day. The July Plot Is Hatched Many Germans, including some of the country's top military figures, had begun to lose faith in Germany's ability to win the war by the summer of 1944. Hitler was widely held responsible for ruining Germany. The Wolfsschanze was one of Hitler's military headquarters. A number of prominent politicians and senior military figures devised a plan to murder the Führer by detonating a bomb at a conference there in order to spark political unification and a coup. Operation Valkyrie was the name of the strategy. The plan was that after Hitler's death, the military would assert that the murder was the result of a Nazi Party coup attempt, and the Reserve Army would take significant buildings in Berlin and detain senior Nazi figures. Carl Friedrich Goerdeler would become Germany's new chancellor, and Ludwig Beck would become its first president. The new administration wanted to negotiate a peaceful conclusion to the war, ideally with benefits for Germany. The main conspirators' motives varied, according to Philipp Freiherr Von Boeselager, one of the last remaining participants in the July Plot. Many of them only saw it as a means of avoiding military defeat, while others hoped to at least partially restore some of the nation's morals. They chose Claus von Stauffenberg, a young colonel in the German army, to carry out the assassination. Despite not being a member of the Nazi party in the traditional sense, Stauffenberg was a devoted German patriot. In the end, he came to think that if Germany was to be saved, it was his patriotic duty to expel Adolf Hitler. Hitler, though, had experienced assassination attempts before. Assassination attempts against Hitler had been more frequent since his spectacular ascent to the top of Germany's political scene in the late 1930s. Hitler, who was becoming more and more paranoid, frequently altered his plans without warning and at the last minute. What Went Wrong Stauffenberg entered the bunker at Wolfsschanze on July 20, 1944. The conference was planned to take place in a concrete, windowless subterranean bunker that was closed off by a large steel door. By making sure it happened within one of these facilities, the detonation would be confined and anyone nearby the explosive device would die quickly from the shrapnel. The conference was moved to an above-ground wooden bunker with better air circulation on July 20 due to the oppressively hot weather, according to Pierre Galante's Operation Valkyrie: The German Generals' Plot Against Hitler. Numerous windows, a wooden table, and other beautiful furniture were all present in the area, which meant that the potential explosion would be much diminished since the energy of the blast would be absorbed and diffused. Stauffenberg was aware that this was the case, but he nonetheless proceeded, assuming that two explosives would be sufficient to destroy the room and kill everyone within. Stauffenberg excused himself when he arrived, saying that he needed to change his clothing, and went to a private room. The two explosives needed to be armed and primed. However, he only had time to arm one of the two devices due to an unexpected phone call and a quick knock at his door. Thus, the possibility of a greater blast was cut in half. Stauffenberg realized that in order to cause any kind of harm, the explosive device needed to be placed as near to Hitler as possible. He was able to get a seat as near to Hitler as possible with only one other person between them by claiming that his hearing was impaired due to his wounds. Placing the bag as near to Hitler as possible, Stauffenberg then left the room pretending to take a personal call. The briefcase was accidentally shifted to the opposite side of a large wooden leg that was supporting the meeting room table as another official was taking a seat. The Aftermath Panic broke out after the device exploded at precisely 12:42 pm. Twenty individuals were hurt, including three cops who subsequently died from their injuries, and a stenographer was instantaneously murdered. Stauffenberg and his assistant Werner von Haeften leapt into a staff car and bluffed their way past three different military checkpoints to flee the mayhem at the Wolfsschanze complex because they believed that Hitler was indeed dead. Hitler, however, along with everyone else who was protected by the large wooden table leg, only suffered a few minor cuts and an eardrum perforation. He had fully torn-up pants, and the Nazi leadership would subsequently utilize pictures of them in a propaganda effort. Ian Kershaw, a historian, claims that during the explosion, contradictory news concerning Hitler's fate came. In spite of the disarray, the Reserve Army started detaining senior Nazi officials in Berlin. The entire scheme, however, was eventually thwarted by delays, unclear communication, and the announcement that Hitler was still alive. The conspirators were all given the death penalty in a hastily called court martial the same evening by General Friedrich Fromm. In the courtyard of the Bendlerblock, a makeshift firing squad murdered Stauffenberg, von Haeften, Olbricht, and another officer, Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, while Ludwig Beck committed himself. At Berlin's Plötzensee jail, Berthold Stauffenberg was gently strangled while the incident was being recorded for Hitler to see. Hitler's life was ultimately saved that day by a number of interrelated reasons, but the conspirators were right that Germany was headed for disaster. Less than a year later, the Nazi leader and his closest advisers committed suicide. Operation Iceman Ever wonder what its like working undercover with an alleged murderer? Well, let's just say it's not hard to get a stuffy nose around this case… In fact, serial killer Richard Kuklinski's preferred method of murder involved using a nasal spray bottle to spritz cyanide into the faces of his victims. As a result, undercover agent Dominick Polifrone was never more on guard than during the 18 months he spent building a case against the so-called Iceman. “No matter where I went with him, I wore this leather jacket with a pocket sewn inside containing a small-caliber weapon,” recalls Polifrone, who gained his target's confidence and taped dozens of their conversations. “I knew that I was somewhere on his hit list. If he'd pulled out that nasal spray, I'd have to protect myself.” The streetwise New Jersey officer acquired enough proof before Kuklinski had suspicions, preventing that situation from occurring. Finally, the enormous 6-foot-4 gangland killer was apprehended thanks to his evidence. “I've met hundreds of bad guys, but Kuklinski was a totally different type of individual,” he tells The Post. “He was coldhearted — ice-cold like the devil. He had no remorse about anything.”  Kuklinski was captured by Polifrone in a combined operation between the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the office of the New Jersey attorney general. The criminal, who was a leading suspect in the murder of a mobster whose body was found two years after his disappearance, was posing as a respectable businessman residing in suburban Dumont, New Jersey. The reason the medical examiners discovered ice in the muscle tissue was because Kuklinski, who earned his notoriety for frequently freezing the bodies of his victims and then defrosting them, erred that time. Police made an indirect connection between the deceased man and Kuklinski, who was charged with a number of previous homicides.  “We had to get something nobody knew,” recalls Polifrone. The sting only appears briefly on screen in the film. In order to gain Kuklinski's trust, Polifrone, a resident of Hackensack, New Jersey, pretended to be a "bad person" for a whole year and a half. They met in parks and rest areas along highways and discussed the horrific killings Kuklinski had carried out, including a Mafia hit in Detroit for which he was paid $65,000. Additionally, there were "statement killings." To put a dead canary in the mouth of a victim as a warning to other victims, one mafia leader paid him extra. Another occasion, Kuklinski made light of the fact that he saw a gang member consume an entire cheeseburger laced with cyanide before passing away while joking with Polifrone. Recalls the cop: “He told me that cyanide normally works real quick and easy, but that ‘this guy has the constitution of a God damn ox, and is just eating and eating.  “He said he almost ate the whole burger and then, bam, he's down!” Polifrone knew exactly how to play his role. “I laughed, of course,” he shrugs. “That's what bad guys do.”  Paradoxically, Kuklinski was a committed family man. He led a Jekyll-and-Hyde existence.  “He never socialized, gambled or messed around with other women,” adds Polifrone. “He lived for his wife and kids.” One minute he'd be repairing his daughters' toys, the next, dismembering a body with a chain saw and stuffing it into an oil drum. “He would come home and completely shut off this murderous component and seek security and love from his family,” says “Iceman” director Vromen. “He fulfilled the need to provide for them by killing.” Polifrone finally nailed Kuklinski after tricking him into buying what he thought was pure cyanide. A team of feds and ATF officers arrested him in December 1986. Twenty-eight years later, he reflects on the man who died, apparently of natural causes, in Trenton Prison in 2006 at age 70. Eyebrows were raised because he was due to appear as a witness at the trial of a Gambino family underboss. “I hope he died a slow death because of what he did to families and individuals,” concludes Polifrone. “He had no mercy. And if it was foul play, that's OK with me.” So let's talk about some controversial sting operations you may or may not have heard of.   ACORN Sting   Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now is known as ACORN. ACORN was a group of neighborhood-based organizations in the US that supported low- and middle-income families. They also offered details on affordable housing and voter registration. James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles, two young conservative activists, published recordings that had been edited with care in 2009. The two pretended to be a pimp and a prostitute before using a hidden camera to get unflattering answers from ACORN workers that seemed to give them advice on how to hide their prostitution business and avoid paying taxes.The plea for assistance in obtaining funding for a brothel didn't appear to deter the ACORN employees either. This sparked a national debate and led to a reduction in financing from public and private sources. ACORN declared on March 22, 2010, that it was disbanding and shutting all of its connected state chapters as a result of declining funding. Interesting fact: On January 25, 2010, James O'Keefe and three other people were detained on felony charges for allegedly tampering with the phones at Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu's office in New Orleans. O'Keefe stated that he was looking into claims that Landrieu's staff had dismissed constituent phone calls over the health care issue. O'Keefe recorded the action as they pretended to be telephone repairmen.In the end, they were accused with breaking into a government building under false pretenses, a misdemeanor. Following his admission of guilt, O'Keefe received a three-year probationary period, 100 hours of community service, and a $1,500 fine.   Operation West End The largest undercover news story in Indian journalism has been described like this. In order to expose the alleged culture of bribery inside the Indian Ministry of Defense, a well-known newspaper from India by the name of Tehelka—which translates as "sensation" in Hindi—started its first significant undercover operation, "Operation West End" in 2001. Two reporters from the publication pretended to be London-based armaments dealers from a fake firm. In the undercover film, numerous politicians and defense officials are shown discussing and accepting bribes in exchange for assisting them in obtaining government contracts, including Bangaru Laxman, secretary of the ruling BJP party. Laxman and Military Minister George Fernandes (shown above) resigned following the release of the tapes, and a number of other defense ministry employees were placed on administrative leave.   Interesting Fact: Instead of initially acting on the evidence from the sting operation, the Indian government accused the newspaper of fabricating the allegations. The main financial backers of Tehelka were made targets of investigations, and the newspaper company was almost ruined. In 2003, Tehelka was re-launched as a weekly newspaper, and was funded by faithful subscribers and other well-wishers. In 2007, Tehelka shifted to a regular magazine format.   Senator Larry Craig On June 11, 2007, an undercover police officer conducting a sting operation targeting males cruising for sex at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport detained Idaho Senator Larry Craig. Sgt. Dave Karsnia, the arresting officer, claimed that just after noon, the suspect entered a restroom and shut the door. Craig then moved into the stall next to him and propped his suitcase up against the stall door's front. By obscuring the front view, this is frequently done in an effort to hide sexual activity. Several minutes later, the officer claimed to have noticed Craig looking into his stall through a gap, tapping his right foot repeatedly, then moving it till it brushed Karsnia's. Craig then passed his hand under the stall divider into Karsnia's stall with his palm up and guided it along the divider toward the front of the stall three times. Karsnia then waved his badge back, to which the senator responded, “No!” The senator pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and paid a fine, but changed his mind after word of his arrest later became public. Craig claimed he just had a “wide stance”, and he only pleaded guilty to avoid a spectacle.An appeals court rejected his request to change his mind about entering a guilty plea. Craig completed his time in the Senate but was unable to have his case dismissed by the Senate Ethics Committee. Craig departed office on January 3, 2009, having not to run for reelection in 2008. Fascinating Fact: Soon after Craig was arrested, the men's room started to resemble a tourist destination, with people coming to seek directions and take photographs. Even restroom tissue may be purchased on eBay. Listen to the conversation between Senator Craig and Sgt. Karsnia immediately following the arrest here.   7 Sarah Ferguson was victimized by Mazher Mahmood, a reporter for the tabloid daily "News of the World," in May 2010. In order to set up a meeting with Ferguson, Mahmood pretended to be a wealthy international businessman. The Duchess, who was discreetly recorded throughout the encounter, offered to connect the "tycoon" with Prince Andrew's influential inner circle. "500,000 pounds when you can, to me, open doors," Sarah Ferguson is heard saying on the video. She may also be seen removing a briefcase that is holding $40,000 in cash. After the event was reported, Ferguson's spokesman claimed she was both "devastated" and "regretful." She said that she had been drinking before asking for the money and was "in the gutter at that point" in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. Mazher Mahmood, the guy who pretended to be the tycoon, is referred to as the "Fake Sheikh" and has conned several famous people. No one is certain if that is his true name or what his real history is since he likes to make things as mysterious as possible. The journalist denies ever allowing his face to appear in any of his pieces and claims to have received several death threats. He also avoids public appearances.   Bait Cars The Minneapolis Police Department employed the first bait cars in the 1990s. The largest bait car fleet in North America is now situated in Surrey, British Columbia, which is widely regarded as the continent's "auto theft capital." The cars are carefully modified, equipped with GPS tracking equipment, audio/video surveillance, and an engine-disabling remote control. It has helped to lower car theft by 47% when it was introduced in Surrey, British Columbia, in 2004. In one of the more contentious bait vehicle stings, a lady was murdered nearly instantaneously after a robber driving a bait car drove into her in Dallas, Texas, in 2008. To resolve the litigation, $245,000 was given to the victim's family. Fact: The key to determining whether police are utilizing a bait car improperly and would result in entrapment is if they left it in a way that would tempt someone who would not ordinarily commit a crime. Here, you can view one of the more eye-catching (to put it mildly) bait vehicle stings. Many others will undoubtedly have the same thoughts as I had. “Where the heck was the kill switch?”   Marion Barry A well-known politician and former mayor of Washington, D.C., Marion Barry. Police were going to conduct an undercover narcotics transaction with former Virgin Islands official Charles Lewis on December 22, 1988, but they were turned back when they discovered Mayor Marion Barry was in Lewis's hotel room. This prompted a grand jury inquiry into potential mayor meddling in the narcotics probe. Barry testified for three hours in front of the grand jury before telling reporters he had done nothing wrong. Then, on January 18, 1990, Barry was arrested in a Washington, D.C. hotel after using crack cocaine in a room with his former girlfriend, who had turned informant for the FBI. This was the result of a sting operation put up by the FBI and D.C. Police. Barry said the now-famous phrase, "Bitch set me up," which has come to be linked with him. Following his arrest and subsequent trial, Barry made the decision not to run for mayor again. He was charged with 14 charges by a grand jury, including suspected grand jury perjury. The mayor could have spent 26 years in prison if found guilty on all 14 counts. Barry was only given a six-month prison term after the jury found him guilty of using cocaine. Barry campaigned for municipal council after being let out of prison. He garnered 70% of the vote due to his widespread popularity and the perception held by many that Marion Barry was the target of a political witch hunt by the government. Then, in 1995, Barry won a fourth term as mayor of Washington, D.C. Barry is currently back in his position on the D.C. city council. Regardless of your opinion on Marion Barry, you have to respect his perseverance and drive to help the people of Washington, D.C. The aforementioned occurrence is only a small portion of his remarkable life. A documentary titled "The Nine Lives of Marion Barry" was produced by HBO.    Joran Van der Sloot Dutch national Joran Van der Sloot is a key suspect in the case of Natalee Holloway, who vanished on May 30, 2005, while traveling to Aruba to celebrate her high school graduation. On March 29, 2010, Van der Sloot got in touch with Beth Twitty Holloway's mother's attorney John Q. Kelly, reviving the case. Van der Sloot promised to provide details about Holloway's demise and the whereabouts of her remains in exchange for a total of $250,000 with a $25,000 down payment. After Kelly and Twitty made contact with Alabama law enforcement, the FBI launched a sting operation. On May 10, Van der Sloot accepted a wire transfer of $15,000 to his Dutch bank account along with an additional cash payment of $10,000. He drove Kelly to the location of Holloway's remains in exchange for the cash. He indicated a home, saying that his father had assisted in burying the body in the foundation. The home had not yet been constructed when Holloway vanished, therefore this turned out to be untrue. Later, Van der Sloot informed Kelly through email that the entire incident was a fraud. At this point, police might have detained Van der Sloot for wire fraud and extortion, but they chose to wait while they worked to establish a case of murder against him. Van der Sloot was not only let free, he was also given permission to depart Aruba and travel to Bogotá, Colombia, and then Lima, Peru, with the money he had made from the operation. He met Stephany Flores Ramirez, a 21-year-old University of Lima business student, in a casino hotel in the city. Ramirez and Van der Sloot are seen entering a hotel room together on security footage, but only Van der Sloot is seen exiting. On June 2, Ramirez was discovered dead in the hotel room that Van der Sloot had booked, her neck broken and she had been battered to death. On May 30, 2010, precisely five years after Natalee Holloway vanished, Ramirez passed away. A person arrested Van der Sloot He admitted to the murder on June 3 and June 7. Fascinating fact: Van der Sloot is presently detained at Peru's Miguel Castro jail, where murder charges have been brought. He apparently now claims that if he is permitted to move to a jail in Aruba, he would tell the whereabouts of Natalee Holloway's remains.   Perverted Justice Stings Perverted-Justice is a group that uses volunteers to masquerade as juveniles online, often between the ages of 10-15, and wait for an adult to message or email the decoy back. If the topic becomes sexual, they won't actively reject it or support it. Then, in order to set up a meeting, they will attempt to identify the males by acquiring their phone numbers and other information. The group then provides law enforcement with the information. Additionally, Perverted-Justice has worked with the American reality show "To Catch a Predator." In Murphy, Texas, one of the more contentious instances took place in 2006. Louis Conradt (seen above), a district attorney in Texas, pretended to be a 19-year-old college student and had sexually explicit internet conversations with a person he thought was a 13-year-old kid. They hired an actress to portray the youngster on the phone when Conradt demanded images of the boy's genitalia. Conradt stopped returning phone calls and instant messages, so police and the reality program decided to conduct a search warrant operation at his residence. A gunshot was heard as the police entered the scene to make an arrest. Conradt was inside with a self-inflicted wound when they arrived, and he eventually passed away at a hospital. 23 people were taken into custody for online solicitation of minors as a consequence of the sting operation in Murphy, Texas. Due to inadequate evidence, none of the 23 instances were prosecuted as of June 2007. Conradt's family launched a $105 million lawsuit against Dateline's To Catch a Predator series. The dispute was ultimately resolved outside of court. All next episodes' development was halted by the network in 2008. Rachel Hoffman On February 22, 2007, a traffic stop in Tallahassee, Florida, resulted in Rachel Hoffman being found in possession of 25 grams of marijuana. Then, on April 17, 2008, police searched her flat and found 4 ecstasy tablets and 151.7 grams of marijuana. Police allegedly threatened to put her in jail unless she worked as an undercover informant for them, according to her account. She was then dispatched untrained to an undercover gathering to purchase a weapon and a significant quantity of narcotics from two alleged drug traffickers. The suspects relocated the drug purchase while she was there. When she departed the buy place in the car with the two suspects, the police officers who were keeping an eye on the sting lost sight of her. The identical gun she was intended to purchase was used to kill her by the two suspects while they were in motion. Two days later, her corpse was discovered close to Perry, Florida. One of the murder suspects was convicted of first-degree murder and given a life sentence without the possibility of parole on December 17, 2009, which would have been Rachel Hoffman's 25th birthday. Trial for the second murder suspect is set for October 2010. Interesting Fact: On May 7, 2009, a law called “Rachel's Law” was passed by the Florida State Senate. Rachel's Law requires law enforcement agencies to (a) provide special training for officers who recruit confidential informants, (b) instruct informants that reduced sentences may not be provided in exchange for their work, and (c) permit informants to request a lawyer if they want one.    Mr. Big The Royal Canadian Mounted Police created Mr. Big, sometimes known as "the Canadian method," in the early 1990s in response to unsolved killings. It is employed in Canada and Australia, but many other nations, like the United States and England, view it as entrapment. The technique works something like this: An undercover police unit poses as members of a fictitious gang, into which the suspect is inducted. The suspect is invited to participate in a series of criminal activities (all faked by the police). In addition, the “gang members” build a personal relationship with the suspect, by drinking together and other social activities. After some time, the gang boss, Mr. Big, is presented to him. The police have a fresh interest in the first crime, and the suspect is instructed to provide the gang with further information. They clarify that Mr. Big might be able to affect the course of the police investigation, but only if he confesses to the full extent of the crime. He is also warned that if he conceals any other previous offenses, the gang could decide against working with him in the future since he would be a burden. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are shown in the picture above carrying the hats of the four officers who were killed in Edmonton, Canada, in 2005 at a memorial service. Two of the men serving prison sentences for the murders made confessions to Mr. Big operatives.Interesting Fact: In British Columbia, the technique has been used over 180 times, and, in 80% of the cases, it resulted in either a confession or the elimination of the suspect from suspicion. However, cases of false confessions and wrongful convictions have recently come to the public's attention, and many are starting to question the controversial technique. In 2007, a documentary was made, called Mr. Big, that was very critical of the procedure.   You can't talk about undercover operations without talking about the mob. Here are five badasses who infiltrated the mob.   In law enforcement, working as an undercover officer carries the high risk of discovery by criminal suspects, leading to violence, torture and death. But the rewards can be huge, with wire recordings and eyewitness testimony that can result in arrests and convictions. A trained officer knows how to strategize, win the confidence of their targets and get them to reveal what's needed to build a case to take to trial. It requires an unusual kind of person, able to work under stress, stay focused, pull off the character he or she is playing and be prepared to tell many lies. What follows here is a list of five remarkable individuals whose undercover operations, despite real dangers, resulted in the convictions of leaders and associates of organized crime, over almost a century. This list leaves out many other famous undercover officers, whom we would like to recognize in the future. Perhaps because of the gravity of the investigations, and the financial resources required, all of these undercover officers worked for agencies of the U.S. government. MICHAEL MALONE Mike Malone worked undercover for the Treasury Department's Intelligence Unit. In the late 1920s, he infiltrated Al Capone's Chicago Outfit and helped convict the crime boss of tax evasion. Michael Malone had all the makings of an undercover agent who would successfully infiltrate Al Capone's Chicago gang for nearly two years. Malone, whose parents came over from Ireland, grew up in New Jersey and meshed well with its European immigrants, eventually learning to speak Gaelic, Italian, Yiddish and Greek. With his “black Irish” dark hair and skin, he resembled someone from southern Europe. After finessing his way into Capone's inner circle in 1929, Malone proved invaluable to his superiors in the Treasury Department pursuing a tax evasion case against the Chicago crime boss. Despite the danger, Malone kept an iron will. Blowing his cover would have proved fatal. But given his skills, it didn't happen. While Malone kept up the charade, he delivered information that proved incriminating not only for Capone, but for his top enforcer, Frank Nitti (aka Nitto). Malone remained disguised within Capone's bootlegging band even for a time after the feds filed tax charges against Capone, Nitti and Capone's brother, Ralph, in 1931. When Capone's jury trial commenced, and the Treasury Department removed Malone from his undercover job, the agent gained a bit of respect from the embarrassed gang chief himself. In the Chicago courthouse, Malone happened to enter an elevator where Capone stood with his defense lawyers. “The only thing that fooled me was your looks,” Capone is said as to have remarked to Malone. “You look like a Wop. You took your chances, and I took mine. I lost.” From 1929 to 1931, Malone fed intelligence about Capone that would culminate in the historic conviction of the nation's most notorious Mob boss. His fascinating story began after his service in World War I. With law enforcement his career goal, Malone joined the Treasury Department's Intelligence Unit later known as the “T-Men.” Early on, in the 1920s, Malone appreciated how donning disguises brought him closer to the suspects. He posed in everyman roles such as garbage man and shoe shiner. Elmer Irey, chief of the Intelligence Unit, had worked with undercover agent Malone on Prohibition cases. Once, Irey enlisted Malone to smash a West Coast version of “Rum Row,” rumrunners selling contraband Canadian liquor from ships off the coast of San Francisco. Malone posed as gangster from Chicago in hiding, with money to invest in illegal booze. He devised a nighttime sting operation. Agents posing as bootleggers drove speedboats out to the booze-laden mother ship and, after money changed hands, Malone fired off a flare, signaling the U.S. Coast Guard, which boarded the mother ship and arrested the astonished bootleggers. President Herbert Hoover entered office in March 1929, a few weeks following the infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, where seven men associated with Capone's bitter rival in bootlegging, George “Bugs” Moran, died in gunfire. Hoover conferred with Irey and urged him to compile a team of special agents to “get Capone” on tax charges. Meanwhile, another team of Prohibition Unit agents in Chicago, headed by Eliot Ness, would attack Capone on violations of federal liquor laws under the Volstead Act. Irey appointed Special Agent Frank Wilson, Malone and several others to the get Capone team. Meanwhile, a group of wealthy business executives in Chicago, called the Secret Six, donated large sums of money for expenses to assist the feds in getting Capone. Malone used their largess to purchase some expensive clothing to look the part of a well-heeled hoodlum that Capone would envy. Malone set about infiltrating Capone's underworld at its core – the Lexington Hotel, where the boss and his men lived. Wearing a fancy suit, purple shirt and white hat, Malone sat in the lobby, reading newspapers for days on end. He spoke in an Italian accent, introduced himself as “Mike Lepito,” met Capone men playing craps and played the part of a mobster. He mailed letters to friends in Philadelphia, who wrote back. Capone's guys broke into his room, noted his pricey checkered suits and silk underwear. They opened his mail from Philadelphia, read the letters written, impressively, in underworld lingo they understood. They informed Capone. Finally, Capone sent a cohort down to the lobby to ask “Lepito” about his business in town. “Keeping quiet,” Malone replied in his Italian inflection. In the coming days, over drinks, Malone told the guy he was on the lam for burglary in Philadelphia. That got Malone invitations to play poker and trade gossip with the gang, then dinner at their hangout, the New Florence, and then to attend the birthday party Capone planned for Frank Nitti at the Lexington. Malone met Capone at Nitti's party. The secret agent's new acquaintances included big-shot hoods Nitti, “Machine Gun” Jack McGurn, Jake “Greasy Thumb” Guzik, Paul “The Waiter” Ricca, Murray “The Camel” Humphreys and Sam “Golf Bag” Hunt. Malone was in. He discreetly phoned Wilson about what he'd overheard within the gang. Wilson and his aides traced signatures on bank checks while pursuing tax evasion cases against Nitti and Guzik. A federal court in Chicago convicted Guzik, who got a five-year sentence. But Nitti skipped town. Malone, assigned to find him, followed Nitti's wife to an apartment building in Berwyn, Illinois. There, the cops nabbed Nitti, later sentenced to 18 months in prison for tax evasion. Then the police pinched Al himself following his 1931 indictment on tax charges. “Mike Lepito” was there at the Lexington when Al Capone arrived back, triumphant about his release on $50,000 bail. Malone listened and reported to Wilson about Capone's scheme to bribe and fix the jury in his favor. The feds moved quickly and a judge created a new list of jurors. Malone then reported Capone's plot to hire five gunman from New York to kill four federal officials in Chicago – including Wilson. With safety measures in place, Capone ordered the gunmen to leave town. Capone's trial, after a judge refused to plea bargain with the Mob boss, started in October 1931. Four days afterward, Malone finally gave up the act. The news spread fast to Capone and his men. Malone had heard that Phil D'Andrea, Capone's bodyguard, planned to bring a concealed gun into the courthouse. Malone and another agent frisked and disarmed D'Andrea, and had him arrested. A jury Capone could not fix found the boss guilty on 22 criminal counts. The judge gave him 11 years in the federal pen and a $50,000 fine, plus court costs. Months later, in early 1932, the Intelligence Unit had Malone, Irey, Wilson and Special Agent A. P. Madden probe the kidnapping of aviator Charles Lindbergh's son. The team's persistence paid off within two years, with the capture (and conviction) of suspect Bruno Hauptman, who still had some of the marked currency the agents convinced Lindbergh to use as ransom money. Malone had other notable cases. In 1933, Irey assigned him to find fugitive New York gangster Waxey Gordon, wanted for tax evasion. Malone located Gordon in a remote cottage in the Catskill Mountains. Special Prosecutor Thomas Dewey took the case, and the court put Waxey away for 10 years. A year later, Malone infiltrated Louisiana Governor Huey “Kingfish” Long's crooked crew. After Long's assassination, the IRS won a tax fraud conviction against Malone's target, Long's close aide, Seymour Weiss. In his last undercover operation before his death, the Intelligence Unit gave Malone a large amount of cash and a Cadillac to use in Miami Beach, disguised as a rich syndicate man. He found and reported what the agency wanted – details of a coast-to-coast illegal abortion ring. After Malone's death in 1960, Wilson described him to a news reporter as “the best undercover agent we ever had.” JOSEPH PISTONE Joe Pistone is one of the FBI's most celebrated undercover agents. Using the name Donnie Brasco, he infiltrated the New York Mafia and helped produce 200 indictments. Courtesy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In New York City during the mid-1970s, the FBI investigated a rash of truck hijackings happening each day. The agency assigned agent Joseph “Joe” Pistone to go undercover for six months to find out where the Mob-connected thieves took the stolen cargo. His adopted name was “Donnie Brasco.” He was so effective as a wiseguy that the FBI let him keep it up. No one knew how far the investigation would lead, or what it would mean for Pistone, who started as an agent in 1969. His experience would eventually prompt the mobsters in New York to put out a $500,000 contract for his murder, but it never happened. In the end, the evidence and trial testimony he provided in the 1980s produced 200 indictments of Mob associates and more than 100 convictions. His work decimated the Bonannos, one of New York's five major crime families. Pistone's journey while undercover, impersonating a mobbed-up jewel thief, would last an incredible five years, from 1976 to 1981, during which he penetrated the upper levels of the Bonnano organization. No FBI agent had made it inside the Mob like that. The agency beforehand had to rely on informants. Pistone took a class to learn about jewelry to make his affectation believable. In Brooklyn and Manhattan, he roamed bars and restaurants frequented by Mob types. He communicated using the street smarts he absorbed growing up as a working-class Italian-American kid in Paterson, New Jersey, where he went to Italian social clubs and encountered local hoods. Years in, he had the Bonanno circle so convinced that it moved to have him a “made” man shortly before the FBI ended his assignment. At first he befriended low-level mobsters. He wore a wire to record conversations, and committed to memory names and license plates since taking notes would obviously raise red flags. By 1976, he'd won the trust of important Bonnano members, notably family soldier Benjamin “Lefty Guns” Ruggiero, said to have killed 26 people, and capo Dominick “Sonny Black” Napolitano. Ruggerio recommended him so that he could join the clan. Pistone's Mob activities centered in New York and Florida, taking him away from his wife and young daughters for extended times. Pistone even had to vacation with his demanding cohorts. He moved his family members out of state for their protection. As “Donnie Brasco,” Pistone helped Ruggerio transfer stolen goods and sell guns. He engaged in loansharking, extortion and illegal gambling. Once, while pretending to be an expert in burglar alarms, angry Mob associates intent on committing burglaries demanded he reveal the name of a mobster who would vouch for him. The FBI used an informant to quell their suspicions. In the 1997 film Donnie Brasco, undercover agent Joe Pistone is played by Johnny Depp, left. Al Pacino, right, plays Benjamin “Lefty” Ruggiero. In 1981, the situation intensified again when the crime family commanded him to kill an adversary. The FBI pulled him out of the sting. It was time to start making cases, and for him to testify in open court as himself. Starting in 1982, Pistone's testimony over the next several years in racketeering cases sent more than 100 mobsters to long prison terms. Prosecutors considered him crucial to convicting 21 defendants in the “Pizza Connection” case of pizzerias used to traffic in heroin and launder money for the Sicilian Mafia. Pistone went into hiding and later retired from the FBI, unscathed, in 1986. In the 1990s, Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano, former underboss for the Gambino family who turned FBI informant, said the embarrassment from the “Brasco” case drove bosses in New York's crime families to suspend the Bonanno group from its board of directors. But Pistone couldn't stay retired. In 1992, at age 53, he requested reinstatement with the FBI, which agreed only if he would enter the agency's strict training class, lasting 16 weeks at its base in Quantico, Virginia. Pistone endured the rigorous course alongside recruits in their 20s. He passed and the FBI rehired him, at least until the mandatory retirement age of 57. Pistone's 1988 book on his undercover experiences, Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia, was a bestseller. Based on the book, actor Johnny Depp portrayed Pistone in the 1997 feature film Donnie Brasco, with Al Pacino as Ruggerio. JACK GARCIA Jack Garcia was an FBI undercover agent of Cuban descent who convinced members of the Italian-American Mafia that he was Italian. He took part in more than 100 undercover investigations over a 26-year career. Before he succeeded in infiltrating New York's Gambino crime family, FBI agent Joaquin “Jack” Garcia had to go school. That is, the FBI's “mob school,” where he received an education in how to hit the ground running with veteran mobsters. His teacher was special agent Nat Parisi. First off, Parisi said, do not carry a wallet – wiseguys carry wads of currency, often bound by the kind of rubber band grocery stores use to keep broccoli together. Also, correctly pronouncing Italian food matters – as Tony Soprano might say, those long pasta shells are not “manicotti,” but “manicote.” Another valuable lesson he learned is that his Mob brethren loved compliments – his favorite one: “Where did you get those nice threads? You look like a million dollars.” In his 26-year career as an FBI agent, Garcia took part in more than 100 undercover investigations, from Miami to New York, Atlantic City and Los Angeles, targeting mobsters, drug traffickers and corrupt politicians and cops. He participated in the highest number of undercover cases in FBI history. In many of his capers, he impersonated a mobster, using the name “Jack Falcone” (in honor of the Italian judge Giovanni Falcone, killed by the Sicilian Mafia in the 1990s). As a backstory, he told his Mob marks about having a Sicilian pedigree (actually he's a native of Havana and grew up in the Bronx) with an expertise in stealing and fencing stolen goods, with jewelry as his specialty. Sometimes, he had to run several undercover roles at once. He took advantage of his fluency in Spanish and Italian, being careful not to mix things up when the phone rang. In the early 2000s, the FBI chose Garcia for what would be the most fruitful infiltration of an organized crime family since Joe Pistone's in the 1970s. While undercover as “Jack Falcone” with the Gambino's family's chapter in Westchester County, New York, for two years, he flashed cash, Rolex watches, diamond rings, flat-screen TVs and other supposed stolen property (items seized in other FBI cases). Much of the cash he held went to pay for expensive dinners – mobsters, he said, are notoriously cheap when the check comes. He gained 80 pounds over the two years. One mobster in particular who liked his money and goods, and would become his almost daily companion, was Gambino capo Gregory DePalma. An “old school” hood who in 2003 finished serving 70 months for racketeering, DePalma right away threatened violence and extorted owners of Westchester-area construction firms, strip joints, restaurants and other businesses. Garcia said he witnessed DePalma commit a crime almost every day. The FBI had Garcia pose as a wiseguy seeking to invest in a topless bar in the Bronx. Garcia's inquiries led him to meet DePalma in 2003. By providing stolen property for DePalma to sell for cash, Garcia convinced him that “Jack Falcone” was an experienced jewelry thief and fencer from Miami. When Garcia hung out with DePalma over the two-year period, he wore a body wire, and the FBI planted bugging devices at DePalma's hangouts. Garcia gave DePalma a cell phone that the talkative mob capo used prodigiously, not knowing the FBI had bugged it. The operation yielded 5,000 hours of recorded conversations used to implicate DePalma and other Gambino men in racketeering. In 2005, DePalma planned to honor “Falcone” by rendering him “made” within the Gambino family. In a recorded conversation, Garcia as “Falcone” replied to DePalma, “I'm honored for that,” he said, in the tape later used in court. “I will never let you down either.” But it wasn't to be. After Garcia witnessed a Gambino soldier beat another member with a crystal candlestick, the FBI shut down the undercover operation. (Garcia and Pistone are the only law enforcement officers ever nominated to be “made.”) Garcia's efforts inside the Gambino crew paid off big time. The evidence he delivered for the FBI resulted in the arrest of 32 Gambino members and associates, including DePalma, Gambino boss Arnold “Zeke” Squitieri and underboss Anthony “The Genius” Megale. DePalma went to trial in 2006. Garcia, who retired from the FBI two months before the trial started, agreed to testify in federal court in Manhattan. The jury found DePalma guilty on 27 counts, and the judge gave the 74-year-old a 12-year prison term. Like Pistone, Garcia's undercover career is chronicled in a memoir, Making Jack Falcone: An Undercover FBI Agent Takes Down a Mafia Family. KIKI CAMARENA Kiki Camarena was an undercover agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration in Mexico. After contributing information that led to major drug busts, he was tortured and murdered by drug cartel bosses in 1985. Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, the late Drug Enforcement Administration agent assigned to investigate drug trafficking in Guadalajara, Mexico, in the 1980s, is famous as one of the most heroic DEA agents ever. But he is more well-known in death than in life. His torture-murder in Mexico in 1985 took place at the hands of drug cartel bosses with the complicity of high-level Mexican government officials, law enforcement and, allegedly, the CIA. At the time, the Reagan administration was secretly training and supplying Central American guerilla fighters, known as the “Contras,” against the leftist Sandinista government in Nicaragua. The U.S. government allegedly granted the cartel bosses free rein to traffic drugs – to the point of using CIA-recruited American pilots to fly cocaine into the United States to sell for cash so the cartel could make donations to buy more weaponry for the Contras. Camarena, born in Mexicali, Mexico, in 1947, moved with his impoverished family to Calexico, California. He served as a firefighter in Calexico, and with a strong desire for police work, joined the Imperial County Sheriff's Department, moving up to its narcotics task force. The experience led to his career in the DEA starting in 1975. Assigned to the DEA office in the “narco paradise” of Guadalajara in 1980, Camarena was a convincing undercover officer with his appearance and ability to speak Spanish and barrio “street” language to fit in with the drug underworld. His target was the powerful Guadalajara drug cartel (which later evolved into the Sinaloa cartel). In the early 1980s, in what he called “Operation Padrino,” Camarena arranged for U.S. agents to seize international bank accounts held by wealthy cartel drug lords. He developed evidence of major marijuana plantations in the Mexican state of Zacatecas, based on informants and overflights in a plane flown by his DEA pilot, Alfredo Zavala Avelar. In November 1984, from his background work, Mexican federal police and the DEA raided enormous pot-growing operations on a ranch in Zacatecas that employed thousands of field hands. The task force confiscated 20 tons of marijuana, burned the crop and made 177 arrests. The bust cost cartel figure Rafael Caro Quintero about $50 million. Caro Quintero believed his operation had the protection of the Mexican army, and the CIA, since he owned a farm used to train the U.S.-backed Contras. He vowed revenge against Camarena. Meanwhile, a DEA force organized by Camarena seized a large cache of cocaine shipped by cartel boss Miguel Felix Gallardo's operation to New Mexico and Texas. Gallardo also believed he had CIA and Mexican official protection. During the fall of 1984, Quintero held meetings with top cartel traffickers Gallardo, Ernesto “Don Neto” Fonseco Carrillo and Ruben Zuno Arce. Also present, thanks to rampant corruption bought by the Guadalajara cartel, were Mexico's minister of domestic affairs and DFA chief Manuel Bartlett Diaz, plus Mexico's defense minister, the head of Mexico's Interpol office and the governor of the state of Jalisco. The agenda was to kidnap Camarena and get him to reveal his informants and other information. Zuno Arce gave the order. Fonseca only intended to scare and release him, but Quintero wanted to kill the DEA man. On February 7, 1985, Quintero and Gallardo directed their henchmen to kidnap Camarena off a street in Guadalajara. As the agent walked from the U.S. consulate to meet his wife for lunch, they forced him at gunpoint into a car and drove him to a residence used for cartel rendezvous. They bound and blindfolded him, turned on a tape recorder and questioned him, during which he was severely beaten and tortured. The lead interrogator was the crooked head of the secret police in Guadalajara, Sergio Espino Verdin. The cartel men wanted to know what Camarena knew about them, their dealings with Mexican officials and the CIA's involvement in drug trafficking. The gangsters also brought in and beat up Zavala, Camarena's pilot. Both men died about two days later, angering Fonseco, who told Quintero not to kill Camarena. Camarena's wife reported him missing and Washington launched what would be the largest manhunt in the history of the DEA. The cartel had the two men's bodies buried, then dug up and relocated to a farm in another state, where Mexican police found them in early March. During his funeral a week later, Camarena's family interred his ashes in Calexico. His slaying triggered an international incident. U.S. officials ordered all cars from Mexico at the border searched, effectively closing it. The investigation revealed the CIA connection, leading to bitter clashes between CIA and DEA agents. A federal court in Los Angeles charged 22 defendants in the murders of Camarena and Zavala. Under pressure, Mexican authorities acted, arresting 13 men. Mexican courts convicted Fonseco, Quintero and Espino, and sentenced each to 40 years, although Quintero won early release on a technicality in 2013. U.S. officials are still seeking Quintero to face federal charges. Mexican police arrested Gallardo in 1989, and he received 40 years. A court in Los Angeles found Zuno Arce guilty in the murders in 1990, sentenced him to two life terms in prison, where he died in 2012. In Camarena's honor, in 1985 the National Family Partnership started the National Red Ribbon Campaign, a volunteer anti-drug use and education effort that urges youths to recite a pledge to refrain from drugs, and celebrates “Red Ribbon Week” on drug awareness each October. Camarena's is featured as a character, played by actor Michael Pena, in a chapter of the Netflix series Narcos: Mexico, about on his actions with the DEA. JAY DOBYNS Jay Dobyns went undercover with the Hells Angels outlaw motorcycle gang for 20 months in Arizona on behalf of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. His work led to 16 arrests. For Jay Dobyns, fitting in with the infamous biker gang the Hells Angels for almost two years meant adhering to his undercover alter ego, Jay “Bird” Davis, to the point of obsession. To maintain his cover, he had to divert his mind away from his wife and kids. And it all would be worth it – at least that's what he thought at the time. Dobyns had hit on his best clandestine ruse yet while in Arizona in 2001, after 15 years of service as an undercover special agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. While working undercover cases in the late 1980s for the ATF, he'd been injured twice – from a gunshot wound to the back from a suspect in Tucson and when gunrunners hit him with a car during an attempted getaway in Chicago. He took part in investigations of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Other undercover roles of his ended in the arrests of a Mexican drug boss and members of the Aryan Brotherhood gang. Altogether, he served in more than 500 undercover operations disguised as a hitman and Mob debt collector. He infiltrated organized crime groups and gangs engaged in drug and arms smuggling. In 2001, to gather intelligence as “Davis” for the ATF in northern Arizona, Dobyns worked in the Bullhead City area, posing as a gun seller and an enforcer for a nonexistent collections agency. But his operation was interrupted in 2002 with the now-famous riot and shootout among members of the Angels and a competing biker gang, the Mongols, at the Harrah's casino in nearby Laughlin, Nevada, during the annual River Run motorcycle rally. Two Angels and one Mongol died and dozens of people were injured. The ATF brass soon redirected him to penetrate the dangerous Hells Angels club. Dobyns certainly had the physical part down with his beard and six-foot, one-inch frame he used as an all-conference football player for the University of Arizona. Later, an Angels member would apply tattoos covering his upper arms. Dobyns teamed with another ATF agent, two other undercover officers and a pair of paid informants. The idea was to create a fake biker gang with the aid of one of the informants who once served in a motorcycle gang based in Tijuana, Mexico. The gangster informant and Dobyns would run the gang, called the Solo Angeles, promote it as a pro-Hells Angels crew and request to join the Angels as a “nomad” chapter. The ATF named the setup “Operation Black Biscuit.” As a convincer, Dobyns and his fellow agent feigned an execution of a Mongol member, tying up an agent, placing cow's brains and bloody Mongol clothing on him and taking a photo. Based on the picture, the Angels took the bait and let them hang out and ride with them. They trusted him so much they offered to make him a member of the Angels' Skull Valley Chapter. He was the first law enforcement officer to infiltrate the Angels. His undercover penetration of the Angels lasted more than 20 months, one of the longest ever for the ATF. His work ended with 16 arrests from the Angels gang. But the criminal case, amid problems between the ATF and Justice Department lawyers, fell through in federal court. Federal prosecutors blamed the ATF, saying the agency did not reveal evidence from informants. In 2006, the feds dropped racketeering enterprise charges – the most serious — against all but four of 42 Angels charged in the Laughlin riot. Dobyns' battle with his own employer, the ATF, soon began. He filed suit in federal court against the agency alleging it did not protect him while he was on duty. He won a $373,000 settlement in 2007. The next year, Dobyns's wife and two kids barely escaped after someone firebombed the family home in Tucson. The ATF investigated Dobyns himself as a suspect in the arson. Investigators cleared him. In 2014, the year he retired after 27 years with the ATF, he filed another suit, for $17.2 million, saying the ATF failed to safeguard his family amid death threats. A judge awarded him $173,000. During an appeal, the judge voided the monetary judgment, but recommended discipline for ATF personnel and barred seven Justice Department attorneys from the case. He ordered a special master to investigate government actions in the case, and possible misconduct by the feds in the arson investigation. But the judge died of cancer. The special master in a report said that the first case was fair enough and required no further probe into the federal government. A new judge accepted the recommendation. Dobyns has authored two books, one on his undercover experiences, another on his travails with the ATF. These days, he delivers lectures on his life to audiences at universities and law enforcement associations nationwide. And now some of our infamous quick hitters:   Donald Duck decoy   Police in Fort Lee, New Jersey used a Donald Duck costume as a decoy to catch drivers who failed to yield to pedestrians. Drivers who didn't stop for the cartoon duck were ticketed. One woman, Karen Haigh, fought her $230 ticket.   "They told me that I was getting a ticket for not stopping for a duck," she told Eyewitness News. "But it scared me. I'm a woman. This huge duck scared me."  Coco the Clown   These old clips from the show COPS show a strange undercover police sting, and proves the adage that clowns are usually scary or just creepy. One cop dressed up as Coco the Clown, an outfit that kind of resembles John Wayne Gacy, to catch women working as sex workers. Spoiler: he pretty much sprays all of them with silly string and the whole thing is sad to watch. Amish woman   At least one cop from the Pulaski Township Police Department in Pennsylvania dressed up as an Amish woman in an attempt to catch a sexual predator. Sgt. Chad Adams of the Pulaski Township Police Department wandered the streets for two months in 2014 after police were tipped off that a predator was masturbating in front of children, according to the Associated Press. He posted on the department's Facebook page, “Hey friends, sometimes being a police officer means going undercover and doing what you have to do to catch the bad guy. Now that our investigation is complete I'll share with you this photo! Back in January we had an individual preying on Amish children walking home from school. The male individual was pulling up to the children and getting out of his car and masturbating in front of them. Although we did not apprehend the individual we believe he was caught in another county. I wanted to share with you that we will use all means available to try and protect our children. That includes dressing up as an Amish woman to attempt to apprehend a pervert! Thanks goes out to the Neshannock police and New Wilmington police in assistance with the investigation! Sincerely, Sergeant Chad Adams.”   Sadly, the sting didn't work, but police believe it is because the culprit moved into another county.   DVD Prize sting   Police in Phoenix, Arizona set up a sting to catch people with outstanding warrants, mostly DUIs, in 2002. The people were told they won a DVD player. People thought they were showing up to pick up their prize. Instead, they walked right into their own arrest. Watch as these suspects went from excited to shocked to sad. Panhandling trick   In 2015, undercover cops in California posed as panhandlers to ticket distracted drivers. They stood on the side of the road, posed as panhandlers and holding signs that identified them as police officers. The pieces of cardboard they were holding also stated that they were looking for seatbelt and cellphone violations. For those drivers who weren't paying attention

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Chá de Trovão
Final de Temporada de Abril/Primavera 2022 (Parte 2/2)

Chá de Trovão

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 231:00


Lista de animes do episódio:00:00:00 Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These - Collision00:07:37 Meitantei Conan: Zero no Tea Time00:17:20 Onipan!00:25:34 Otome Game Sekai wa Mob ni Kibishii Sekai desu00:48:59 Paripi Koumei01:06:55 Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shoumei shitemita. Heart01:25:37 Shokei Shoujo no Virgin Road01:43:34 Spriggan (ONA)01:58:41 Spy x Family02:35:01 Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari Season 203:05:05 Vampire in the Garden03:13:52 Yuusha, Yamemasu03:24:16 Thermae Romae NovaeAcompanhe nossas gravações na Twitch de segunda a sábado a partir das 14h: Twitch.tv/ChaDeTrovaoSiga nossos canais no Youtube também: Youtube.com/ChaDeTrovao e Youtube.com/ChaDeTrovaoPodcastAjude nosso podcast a continuar vivo pelo Catarse ou StreamarConheça nossas camisetas exclusivas: montink.com/chadetrovaoReferência Bibliográfica: http://bit.ly/CdTLinkTwitter: @Thunderbout @ChaDeTrovao @Igor_Nasuverse Instagram: @Thunderbout @ChaDeTrovao Mande seus comentários no Twitter com a #ThunderCha

AWAM: Anime Was A Mistake
Mob Psycho 100 II // Episode 4

AWAM: Anime Was A Mistake

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 51:09


It's the season finale of Mob Psycho, and we already know that nobody can beat Mob in a fight! But maybe there's more to winning than just having the most power. Also this week: Andrew has a War in his Pocket and Gundam discussion, and Trigun Stampede is a thing. Next week we will be watching Paranoia Agent Episodes 1-3 currently streaming in the US on Funimation and Amazon.Let us know if we mess anything up or share some love on twitter @gimmethoseboots and @andrewsissonFollow the podcast on instagram and twitter at @awam_podCatch up and check out our new schedule at awam.pizza

Live From The 405 Podcast
Live From The 405, Episode 354

Live From The 405 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 93:50


The first and probably last episode from Studio B(A). The Buerau and the red lights. Helmet in the bush. Love me tender(s). Plastic silverware & CA laws that do nothing but aggravate people. Heat 2, what say you? Mob movie actors are dying by the dozens. I saw "Nope" so you don't have to. Open mics & the show I did with the Virzis in Simi Valley. "HOW'D I DO??" You'll have to listen. 

Our Thing with Sammy The Bull
Fireside with the Underboss - “He Pulled Up In Front of John's Club With Hookers and Cocaine”

Our Thing with Sammy The Bull

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 26:12 Very Popular


Sammy crossed paths with a lot of Westies during his time as a made man. In this story, he tells us about a particular time when the Westies and Gambino's decided to join forces.

Replay Value
Casino (1995) | Ep. 509

Replay Value

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 102:14


Brothers Phil & Warren try not to get their heads stuck in a vise while deep diving into Martin Scorsese's epic crime drama classic “Casino.” Topics include: behind the scenes (3:40), the stars of the picture (17:45), stats & accolades (27:30), best scenes & lines (38:10), Judge Bob's recasting court (1:04:25), and the film's legacy & lore (1:24:45), plus much more.

All Horror Radio
Introducing: Crooked City: Youngstown, OH

All Horror Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 9:00


From Marc Smerling, the creator of Crimetown and The Jinx, welcome to CROOKED CITY. The Saturday Evening Post dubbed Youngstown, Ohio “Crimetown U.S.A.”It was a mob town. Illegal gambling was so lucrative that a mob war raged for decades, and bodies piled up. Then, Jim Traficant ran for sheriff, riding into office as the city's steel industry fell on hard times. Traficant battles the local newspaper, then the FBI, the IRS and finally his own demons asan eight-term, twice-indicted congressman.Subscribe now to unlock all shows on The Binge - All Episodes. All at Once... and you'll be the first to access Crooked City: Youngstown, OH as soon as it drops on July 25th.A truth.media & Sony Music Entertainment production.Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcastsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

KCLD Playhouse
We've been threatned by the MAFIA? Also - who quit?

KCLD Playhouse

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 68:09


Mob threats, people quitting and guess what?  Kat was NEVER grounded as a privileged, snot nosed kid....shocker. Plus giggles and silly stuff - come get it!

Strictly Anime
97. Mob Psycho 100 II

Strictly Anime

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 87:58


We review Mob Psycho 100 II. Mob isn't the only one improving in the second season. In addition to great character development, season two drastically improves on the animation and choreography, bringing us a never-ending stream of ⁠amazing fights. We discuss all the ways the second season is stronger than the first, as well as the parts of the season that fall flat. Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/4Rnq4GTePP Support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/thestrictlyseries Website: https://www.thestrictlyseries.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thestrictlyseries Twitter: https://twitter.com/strictlyseries Part of The Strictly Series of podcasts

Rod Arquette Show
Rod Arquette Show: Liberal Apologies

Rod Arquette Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 102:21


Mob rule in America?, Hunter Biden Probe, Democrats out of touch, Airlines wage demands, Free Range Kids, Those who want to leave America

Watching America
John Gleeson: The Gotti Wars

Watching America

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022


John Gotti was the first celebrity crime boss. His ability to beat criminal charges inspired one of his nicknames: “The Teflon Don.” John Gleeson was an Assistant US Attorney in Brooklyn who failed to successfully prosecute Gotti in 1987 on federal racketeering prosecutions. But Gleeson successfully led the investigation and prosecution of Gotti five years later. On this episode of Watching America, Gleeson talks about his new book detailing his years fighting the Gambino crime family, “The Gotti Wars: Taking Down America's Most Notorious Mobster.”

4x4 Podcast
Kapitolsturm: «Trump wusste, dass sie mit schweren Waffen kommen»

4x4 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 25:51


Donald Trump hat die Fäden gezogen und ist mitverantwortlich, dass das Kapitol gestürmt wurde. Er hat den wütenden Mob sogar noch angestachelt. Zu diesem Schluss kommt der Untersuchungsausschuss zum 6. Januar 2021. Wir ordnen dieses Ergebnis ein. * (07:40) In Sri Lanka gehen die Proteste weiter, auch unter dem neuen Präsidenten Ranil Wickremesinghe. Die Protestierenden zählen ihn nämlich zur alten Garde. Nun gehen Sicherheitskräfte gewaltsam gegen die Demonstrationen vor.  * (12:43) Gambia klagt gegen Myanmar – wegen Völkermords. Gambia selbst ist gar nicht betroffen: Es geht um die Gewalttaten gegen die Rohingya. Wie kommt es also, dass Gambia vor dem Internationalen Gerichtshof gegen Myanmar klagt? * (18:47) In Panama wird seit Wochen demonstriert, mehrere Strassen wurden komplett blockiert. Nun haben Regierung und Protestgruppen den Dialog aufgenommen, und die Lage sollte sich entspannen. Eigentlich ist Panama aber ohnehin für seinen wirtschafltichen Aufschwung in den letzten Jahren bekannt. Was ist also der Hintergrund der Proteste?

Our Thing with Sammy The Bull
Fireside with the Underboss - "If You're Gonna Kill Me, Kill Me. I'm Not Gonna Tell You Sh**"

Our Thing with Sammy The Bull

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 20:40 Very Popular


Sammy talks about what it's like being involved in mafia wars. This war in particular resulted in Joe Colombo becoming the Boss of the family.

A Bit of a Mouthful
S1E7: Parents Cooking w/ Zena Kamgaing

A Bit of a Mouthful

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 48:41


Mob's superstar food producer Zena Kamgaing joins Sophie and Michael on the pod this week to chat about their parents' cooking – the good, the bad, and the downright punishable offences. Sophie cooks up her mum's famous Mushroom Soup Tuna Pasta Bake (no, that's not a typo) while Michael explains why he's setting up a spreadsheet for his dad's weekly food-shops and Zena tells us all about how her mum is her ultimate dinner party guest. Expect heated debates about Marmalade vs Jam, tinned tuna, and much, much more in this lovely little trip down memory lane. (

Our Thing with Sammy The Bull
Fireside with the Underboss - "I said, There's No Way I Will Agree To That In Court"

Our Thing with Sammy The Bull

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 17:37 Very Popular


During his time in Quantico, Sammy builds unique relationships with all of the agents. In this story he tells more about those relationships as they grew over time.

Armchair MBA
Did Toto Riina Want to Take Out John Gotti? | Boss of Bosses vs. the King of New York

Armchair MBA

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 30:57


Did Toto Riina, the Boss of Bosses of Sicilian Cosa Nostra want to take out John Gotti. According to Rosario Naimo who turned states evidence (in Italy) said that Riina was set to give the order to take out the Teflon Don - John Gotti.   Check out our merch store: http://ArmchairMBAStore.com This Day in the Mob: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2SixKAdRWtuMSsLfyWdscN?si=rJ1wftKXQ2q0IXmlP8Yy-w

Armchair MBA
Did Bobby Luisi Take Out His Own Father? | 99 Restaurant | Special Guest Host Josie

Armchair MBA

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 59:24


He shares his version of the story which was one of the worst mob massacre's in Mob history. Check out the Merch store here: http://ArmchairMBAStore.com Check out Josie's channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvk7kpwl5oV6CZ6VcJc26Zw Bobby Luisi: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Am-8pzV7WGwjIRTPayT1w/featured

Our Thing with Sammy The Bull
Fireside with the Underboss - "He Was A Rapist, A Child Molester, An Informant. He Got Killed For It."

Our Thing with Sammy The Bull

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 13:30 Very Popular


Sammy shares his perspective on Whitey Bulger. Even thought they two never actually came face to face, Sammy shares what he knew about him just from being in the life.

3 Yards and A Cloud of Smoke
Ain't No B*tch in Me

3 Yards and A Cloud of Smoke

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 85:57


The Cloud of Smoke boys are back with another hilarious episode! The guys open up the show after the streets been calling the Big Homie John the Ops so he attempts to clear his name. From there, the guys discuss hitting licks after last week's Doordash glitch. We then share our thoughts on the bodega incident in New York where a man lost his life. That leads us into Alex recalling some moments from his past and how he's always stood 10 toes down. We then get into Glorilla signing a deal with Yo Gotti's CMG and the internet's response. Finally, we wrap by discussing the the WNBA's All Star game trophy. Trust me, you don't want to miss this one! Subscribe and tell a friend!

The Doug Collins Podcast
The Mob, Strip Clubs, and The Bible Belt (Encore)

The Doug Collins Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 73:42


Today on The Doug Collins Podcast I am joined by retired FBI agent Mark Sewell who was on of the investigators on the notorious Gold Club case in Atlanta. Mark gives us an insight into the seedy side of Atlanta and a glimpse into the Mob. He also lets us see what it is like to be an FBI field agent. Even with all the problems with the leadership of the FBI over the past few years Mark shows us that the vast majority of agents do their job and help keep us safe.  You will not want to miss this episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Our Thing with Sammy The Bull
Fireside with the Underboss - "If We Don't Take Card of Him right Away, He'll Bleed To Death"

Our Thing with Sammy The Bull

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 16:36 Very Popular


During one of his notorious adventures with his Goombata, Sammy and Ally Boy unexpectedly find themselves in the middle of flying bullets. Before they know it, they're in a car chase with a mysterious shooter and no way out.

Macabre Reality: True Stories of Everyday Horror
My Own Macabre Reality - Sincerely Josh

Macabre Reality: True Stories of Everyday Horror

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 59:11


Mob, they got one of us, but I am alive and healthy and they did. not. win! Hear the story of why we have been off for 3 or more weeks. who can even keep up at this point? Come share the 13 days worth of anxiety in an hour long episode! Also included are other dumbass burglars and their misfortunes. All burglars fuck yourselves. But I am over it! Enjoy! Email and follow! Macabrepod1@gmail.com and follow us on FB and IG @macabrepod1. Pictures for each story will be posted day of show on our IG!  

Blake and Spencer Get Jumped - An Anime Podcast
198 - Mob's Spaghetti [Mob Psycho 100 II 4 - 5]

Blake and Spencer Get Jumped - An Anime Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 39:00


Time for Mob to exorcise another sprit and maybe go ???Want to learn more about the show or just chat with us? Write to us at bandsgetjumped@gmail.comTweet us @bandsgetjumped on twitterFind us on reddit at r/getjumped/Join the chat on Discord: https://discord.gg/s7sDzthaYT Support the show

Our Thing with Sammy The Bull
Fireside with the Underboss - "He Stabbed Carmine Persico's Son In A Bar, They Killed him"

Our Thing with Sammy The Bull

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 30:47 Very Popular


Sammy tells us about an old flame of his, and how she reached out after years of separation. It turns out that she needs help to save her brothers life, and Sammy is the only man with the power to do it.

Our Thing with Sammy The Bull
Fireside with the Underboss - "Jimmy Had Two Guns He Told The Cops To Go For It"

Our Thing with Sammy The Bull

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 10:52 Very Popular


True Murder: The Most Shocking Killers
THE LAST JEWISH GANGSTER-David Larson

True Murder: The Most Shocking Killers

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 47:47


In 1944 Brooklyn, newborn Michael J. Hardy is rejected by his mother so she can run with gangster Bugsy Siegel, Hardy's godfather. Shirley Rook quickly rose to the top of the criminal ranks. As the Queen of New York City crime, she laundered Mob money, ran the city's largest bookmaking operation, and handed payouts to dirty cops, politicians, and judges.To win his mother's love and respect, Hardy became a fearless gangster. Throughout his career as a criminal, he robbed banks and drug dealers alike, ran a finger of an international stolen car ring, kidnapped drug lords, and even became a hired gun. At his lowest, he ended up doing time for his mother's counterfeiting operation in Mexico's most dangerous prison.Hardy's criminal code of conduct combines elements of tough Ukrainian Jew and warm Southern Baptist, whether dealing with family and friends or fellow inmates during a combined twenty-six years spent in prisons and jails. He maintained this characteristic gregarious strength throughout his astonishing life in which Hardy was shot eleven times, committed fourteen hits for the Mob, twice wore wires for Rudy Giuliani to nab dirty cops, wrote a letter to JFK to get out of military prison, choked the Hillside Strangler, shared prison time with notorious criminals, and even spent ten years in Hollywood working as muscle for a B-studio, where he was even cast in non-speaking roles. THE LAST JEWISH GANGSTER: The Early Years-David Larson

Sol Brah's Solcast
56 - EP56 with Bodega Bro: Handsome Chad Cancellation, The Truth and What's Next for BB

Sol Brah's Solcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 41:12


Sol Brah is joined by the legendary Griffin otherwise known as ‘Bodega Bro'. We speak about the recent controversy over his bodega TikTok videos and get to the truth of the situation. Also mentioned: What to Do When You're ‘Being Cancelled' How Bodega Bro Grew Up + Blew Up His Career Aspirations Did He Find Any Eggs? Bodega Bro's Gym Routine + Diet Why they Hate the Aesthetic and Beautiful And more! The Mob got Bodega Bro fired from his job, support him below: Support Bodega Bro at his GoFundMe here Donate DIRECTLY to his Metamask wallet: 0x62e8082A9A929Cf6f99c84d0172c7E19dD74c55d Find Bodega Bro's Twitter here Follow Sol Brah on Twitter Join Sol Club Check out my Youtube Channel

Our Thing with Sammy The Bull
Fireside with the Underboss - "I'll Take a Nap, Then I'll Go Kill Him"

Our Thing with Sammy The Bull

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 23:26 Very Popular


The true story of what happened to Alan Kaiser and exactly how Sammy was involved. A freak and very unfortunate accident while Sammy and his crew were looking for revenge.