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Spado’s ‘Accidental Gangster’ story headed to silver screen

January 31, 2023

After a childhood in upstate New York, Ori Spado embarked on a criminal career that took him from Manhattan to Hollywood to prison. After growing up in Rome, New York, Spado landed in Los Angeles, where he became involved with organized crime figures such as Jimmy Caci. Spado’s life in and out of crime is chronicled in his 2020 memoir The Accidental Gangster: From Insurance Salesman to Hollywood Fixer. The book delves into Spado’s many ventures over the years and his acquaintances with high-ranking mobsters such as Frank Costello and Meyer Lansky. Spado, 78, is active on podcasts and social media sites, but ...

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Body in the barrel at Lake Mead has makings of Mob hit

Coroner: Will take at least a year to identify the remains

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U.S., European agencies target Irish crime group led by boxing promoter

State Department offers $5 million reward to take down Daniel Kinahan

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History Channel takes on New York Mafia’s Five Families

On March 13, 2019, Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali, a 53-year-old reputed Gambino crime family leader, was shot to death outside…

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‘Leave the gun.’ Did mobsters seriously do that?

One frequently asked question at The Mob Museum revolves around a legendary scene in The Godfather. It’s the one in…

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‘The Godfather’ celebrates 50 years as the ‘greatest family movie ever’

As The Godfather celebrates its 50th anniversary this month, the movie is regarded as one of the best ever made,…

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‘Ozark’ and upcoming Sylvester Stallone series draw attention to Missouri mobsters

With a Mob history dating back decades, Kansas City’s influence in the underworld has long extended beyond its Midwestern borders….

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Top five mobsters you’ve probably never heard of

In researching American organized crime through decades-old newspapers available online, it’s amazing how many significant Mob figures gained infamy and…

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