We interview noted mob historian and author Scott Deitche about his latest book, Garden State Gangland and the listener learns about the New Jersey crime families. As a bonus, Scott also tells the Wiretappers about…

As you know April 20 has become known as National Marijuana Day. In recognition of that event, Aaron and I have a special guest, former undercover narcotics officer Reyne Reyes. Together, the three of us…

David Shanks spent most of his law enforcement career working on Jose Miguel Battle and his mafia organization known as The Corporation. Jose Miguel Battle started his life as a corrupt police sergeant taking bribes…

David Shanks spent most of his law enforcement career working on Jose Miguel Battle and his mafia organization known as The Corporation. Jose Miguel Battle started his life as a corrupt police sergeant taking bribes…

Bill Norton covered the Kansas City mob boss Nick Civella and the crime beat for the Kansas City Star newspaper from his first day as a reporter. In the 1970s, the KC Police Department furnished…

There were no more murders but the investigation got complicated The Texas Moonlight Murders have grabbed the attention of the entire country. In the May 11th edition of Texarkana Gazette, Sheriff Presley and Chief of…

  This episode is a teaser for a two part in depth interview of retired Miami-Dade County Sheriff’s Investigator David Shanks next month. The Corporation is a book about a corrupt Havana police officer named Jose…

The next murder was another double-homicide, occurring exactly three weeks from the Griffin/Moore murders. On Saturday night, April 13, Betty Jo Booker, age 15, was playing her alto saxophone in her regular weekly gig with…

I was invited to do a Facebook Live interview with KC Star reporter, Ian Cummings. This is called the Beer Hour and we met at the craft beer joint called the Kansas City Bier Company. I…

I noticed that a lot of podcast listeners are really great mob historians themselves. They get this from reading their personal libraries of mob nonfiction books. I have decided to do a weekly blog piece…