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Former mob boss opens up

Michael Franzese entertains Islanders


It was a true story of mafia, money, love, loyalty and God.

The tale of Michael Franzese the former mob boss of the Colombo crime family in New York.

Named by Vanity Fair as one of the biggest money earners the mob had seen since Al Capone, where did he choose to speak for the first time in the UK – well he didn’t.

He was here on Isle of Man instead as a guest of the Island Sporting and Dining Club.

The man who became known as the "Yuppie Don", and at his most affluent, generated an estimated $8 million per week - from legal and illegal businesses – Jo Pack caught up with him.

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