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Gangland Wire Crime Stories is a unique true crime podcast. The host, Gary Jenkins, is a former Kansas City Police Intelligence Unit Detective. Gary and his co-host Aaron Gnirk tell crime stories from Gary's career. He also researches famous Mob investigations and other crimes for content.

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https://ganglandwire.com
Description
A Crimes Stories Podcast
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2018-12-02 16:48
last episode published
2018-12-02 16:11
publication frequency
8.61 days
Contributors
Gangland Wire owner   author  
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Number of Episodes
220
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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
2.12.2018

Harry “The Hook” Aleman Part 1

We talk with Mike Byrne, Administrator of the popular Facebook group The Chicago Outfit – Old and Current News Articles. Harry “The Hook” Aleman was born Harry Peralt Alemen on January 19, 1939 in Chicago.... The post Harry “The Hook” Aleman Part 1 app...
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26.11.2018

Carlo Morelli and Anthony “Big Tuna” Accardo

A continuation from last week for your holiday listening pleasure. In this episode, Carlo Morelli tells a little more about his life and a lot about the time he was asked to escort Anthony “Big... The post Carlo Morelli and Anthony “Big Tuna” Accardo a...
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19.11.2018

Carlo Morelli and Mad Sam DeStefano

Carlo Morelli was born in the Italian section of Chicago known as the Patch. While we often tell negative stories about young men who came out of the Patch, this episode and the next episode... The post Carlo Morelli and Mad Sam DeStefano appeared firs...
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6.11.2018

Boston Organized Crime before Whitey Bulger

From the Boston Marathon bombing to to Whitey Bulger, Emily Sweeney has covered it all as a reporter and blogger for the Boston Globe. In her spare time, she has written two books on the... The post Boston Organized Crime before Whitey Bulger appeared ...
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2.11.2018

Freddy Geas killed Whitey Bulger

In this podcast, Aaron and I interview our friend who is a former prison guard at the maximum security federal prison at Marion, Illinois. He will talk about the procedures in handling high profile prisoners... The post Freddy Geas killed Whitey Bulger...
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22.10.2018

The Real French Connection

Aaron and Gary go into the real story behind the French Connection, a popular film staring Gene Hackman. The French Connection film followed Robin Moore’s true crime book that documented the exploits of famous New... The post The Real French Connection...
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15.10.2018

Heroin and the Kansas City Mafia Part 2

In this second episode, retired FBI agent Bill Ouseley tells abut how the Kansas City Crime family set up a heroin pipeline from Cuba to Tampa to Kansas City and other Midwest metropolitan areas.  Bill... The post Heroin and the Kansas City Mafia Part ...
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8.10.2018

Heroin and the Kansas City Mafia Part 1

Retired FBI agent Bill Ouseley  discusses the history of heroin use and trafficking in the Untied States. During the mid-1800s, Chinese immigrants arriving in California introduced opium smoking to America and soon organized gangs were smuggling and......
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24.09.2018

Sam Giancana Part 2

In Part 2, David, Aaron and Gary discuss Sam Momo Giacana and his rise in the ranks and how that leads to his downfall. Momo Giancana would rise to the top of the Chicago Outfit... The post Sam Giancana Part 2 appeared first on Gangland Wire.
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17.09.2018

Sam Giancana Part 1

Aaron and I interview Mike Byrne, Administrator of the well known and popular Facebook page, Chicago Outfit, Old and Current News and Articles. Sam Giancana joined the 42 Gang, a juvenile street crew.  He also worked in... The post Sam Giancana Part 1 ...
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10.09.2018

Kenji Gallo

Kenny “Kenji” Gallo was born to a well to do Japanese-American family in ritzy suburban Orange County, California. Kenji started his criminal career as a quiet but hyperactive kid who entered into the drug trafficking... The post Kenji Gallo appeared f...
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31.08.2018

Bonus Episode – Aaron plays a cop in the movies

Aaron Gnirk and I want to thank all our regular subscribers and in particular our regular supporters like Berry Parks, Rick Jones, Rich Sullivan, Been Ellickson, Lisa Morris, Myral Watson, Mark Ryan and many others... The post Bonus Episode – Aaron pla...
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20.08.2018

Ron Fino – Mr. Undercover

When Aaron and I were at the MobWorld Summit 2018, we had the opportunity to interview Ron Fino. I met him at the previous Las Vegas Mob Con when we were co-presenters in 2104. Ron... The post Ron Fino – Mr. Undercover appeared first on Gangland Wire.
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16.08.2018

The Death of Dutch Schultz – Bonus Episode

Dutch Schultz thought it would be a good idea to kill New York Special Prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey. He would learn that Lucky Luciano and the Commission did not agree and he should never have... The post The Death of Dutch Schultz – Bonus Episode appear...
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13.08.2018

Black Joe Amato Chicago Outfit

When we were at the MobWorld Summit 2018, I reconnected with a friend, Rick Adornetto. Rick is retired law enforcement and he spent most of his career working undercover. In 1978, Rick got hired in... The post Black Joe Amato Chicago Outfit appeared fi...
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6.08.2018

Harry Jones Kansas City Mob Reporter

For our media on Monday, the Kansas City Mob is the subject of your interview of a retired Kansas City Star reporter who covered the Kansas City Mob extensively in their 1970s heyday. Harry Jones... The post Harry Jones Kansas City Mob Reporter appear...
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2.08.2018

Bonus Short – Song by Cojac

Salvatore E Suo Goomba or Sam and His Close Friend is a song about young mobsters. In this song Cojac tells the story of a young Kansas City mob guy from the North End who... The post Bonus Short – Song by Cojac appeared first on Gangland Wire.
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25.07.2018

Inside the Walls Puppies For Parole part 6

From behind the walls of the Western Missouri Correctional Facility, this week the Boonie Hat Bandit tells about three good dogs ready for adoption. One has been there almost a year. Cowboy, a mixed breed... The post Inside the Walls Puppies For Parole...
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23.07.2018

Rob the Mob Part 2 Tommy Uva goes down

In the movie, Tommy Uva made the mob guys strip to their underwear and lay on top of each other and act like they were humping the bottom guy. I found nothing to substantiate that... The post Rob the Mob Part 2 Tommy Uva goes down appeared first on Gan...
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19.07.2018

Bonus short “Duro Antonio” by Cojac

Listen to an original song written by performer Cojac. He tells a story of the streets in Kansas City.   Don’t forget to listen to Aaron on the Big Dumb Fun Show. To go to... The post Bonus short “Duro Antonio” by Cojac appeared first on Gangland Wire.
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16.07.2018

Rob the Mob Part 1

In this first of a 2-part series, Gary and Aaron reveal it was John Gotti that inspired the Bonnie and Clyde couple made famous for robbing New York City mafia social clubs. The story was... The post Rob the Mob Part 1 appeared first on Gangland Wire.
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12.07.2018

Inside the Walls Puppies For Parole Part 5

From behind the walls of the Western Missouri Correctional Facility, this week the Boonie Hat Bandit tells about Cowboy, a mixed breed happy playful puppy who is ready for adoption. We discuss his first cell... The post Inside the Walls Puppies For Par...
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6.07.2018

Inside the Walls Puppies For Parole Part 4

Very little about Puppies For Parole because Keith has not been assigned a dog yet. He does have a lot to report from inside the walls of the Crossroad prison. A follow up on the... The post Inside the Walls Puppies For Parole Part 4 appeared first on ...
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3.07.2018

Ed Scarpo on Michael DiLeonardo

Michael DiLeonardo knew he was destined to be a mob boss from his early teen years. Well known reporter and New York Mob expert has established and maintained a relationship with Michael DiLeonardo, aka Mikey... The post Ed Scarpo on Michael DiLeonardo...
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26.06.2018

Inside the Walls Puppies For Parole Part 2

This week Keith Giammanco aka The Boonie Hat Bandit tells more about the Puppies For Parole program and other prison situations. Keith has 7 more years to do at the Western Missouri Correctional Facility in... The post Inside the Walls Puppies For Paro...
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25.06.2018

North and Central Chicago

Our guest, author Bob Hartley was raised on the West Side of Chicago. He holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Pittsburgh. His first novel, “Following Tommy,” was published in 2012 by Cervena... The post North and Central Chicago appeared firs...
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22.06.2018

Inside the Walls with Puppies For Parole

Our friend Keith Giammanco AKA The Boonie Hat Bandit just got accepted into the Puppies For Parole program at the Western Missouri Correctional Facility located in Cameron Missouri. He called in an interview to tell... The post Inside the Walls with Pu...
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18.06.2018

Sex Worker Report on the Sex Business

Lucky DeLuxe or Susanna Lee has toured as a comic, taught yoga, performed on Sirius XM’s Raw Dog Channel and given a TedX at  the University of Kansas. She created a web series called Peeping... The post Sex Worker Report on the Sex Business appeared f...
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18.06.2018

Sex Worker Report on Sex Business

Susanna Lee explored the word of the sex worker for several years. Aaron found her working the bar at a Kansas City institution known as the Uptown Arts Bar. This bar is the kind of... The post Sex Worker Report on Sex Business appeared first on Gangla...
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11.06.2018

New Day and the Mob Part 2

In this second of a two part interview with former Las Vegas newsman and current Mob Museum blogger Larry Henry we talk Vegas and the mob and about the famous muckraking reporter Ned Day. Larry was the... The post New Day and the Mob Part 2 appeared fi...
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4.06.2018

Ned Day and the Mob Part 1

In this first of a two part interview with former Las Vegas newsman and current Mob Museum blogger Larry Henry we talk Vegas and the mob and about the famous muckraking reporter Ned Day. Since we... The post Ned Day and the Mob Part 1 appeared first on...
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28.05.2018

Andrea Diovino Divorced From the Mob

Andrea Diovino tells how when she was a little girl growing up in Brooklyn, her mother ran an illegal gambling operation and crap game from the basement of her home for “Crazy” Joe Gallo. Little... The post Andrea Diovino Divorced From the Mob appeared...
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23.05.2018

Facebook Live 5-23-18

Another Facebook live show with our guest Mike Byrne. Don’t pay any attention to the poor quality audio because we are just having fun here. Don’t forget to meet us in Las Vegas for the... The post Facebook Live 5-23-18 appeared first on Gangland Wire.
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21.05.2018

Andrew DiDonato: A Soldier in the Gambino Crime Family Part 2

In part 2, Andrew DiDonato continues telling about his life of crime. He is still with the Gambino crime family. but he is being threatened and feels the chafe of having to take orders from Nicky Corozzo,  ... The post Andrew DiDonato: A Soldier in the...
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16.05.2018

Facebook Live Event 5-9-18

Aaron and I did two Facebook Live events recently and I have ripped the audio so we can share the short show with our Wiretappers. We do some shout outs, some banter and we have... The post Facebook Live Event 5-9-18 appeared first on Gangland Wire.
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14.05.2018

Andrew DiDonato-A Street Soldier in the Gambino Crime Family Part 1

Andrew DiDonato was born to live the life of a gangster and came by it from family ties to the Gambino crime family. Like the famous Henry Hill, he wanted to be a gangster from... The post Andrew DiDonato-A Street Soldier in the Gambino Crime Family Pa...
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7.05.2018

Gotti and Prison

Our friend from the federal prison at Marion, former guard David, continues in this episode telling about his experiences with New York City crime boss, John Gotti. We learn that when Gotti arrived at the... The post Gotti and Prison appeared first on ...
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30.04.2018

Martin J. McNally, Prison Stories

If you have not listened to the 7 part interview with the parachuting skyjacker Martin J. McNally, please stop and go back to listen to those episodes. In this episode, David, a retired Marion prison... The post Martin J. McNally, Prison Stories appear...
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23.04.2018

Scott Deitche on Garden State Gangland

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... The post Scott Deitche on Garden S...
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20.04.2018

Jesús Malverde

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... The post Jesús Malverde appeared first on Gan...
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16.04.2018

Jose Miguel Battle – A Cuban American Mob Story Part 2

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... The post Jose Miguel Battle – A C...
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9.04.2018

Jose Miguel Battle – A Cuban American Mob Story Part 1

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... The post Jose Miguel Battle – A C...
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2.04.2018

Nick Civella – A Reporter’s View

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... The post Nick Civella – A Reporter’s View appeared fir...
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26.03.2018

Texas Moonlight Murders Part 3

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... The post Texas Moonlight Murder...
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20.03.2018

The Corporation: An Epic Story of the Cuban American Underworld

  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 post The Corporation: An Epic St...
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19.03.2018

Texas Moonlight Murders Part 2

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... The post Texas Moonlight M...
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12.03.2018

Texas Moonlight Murders Part 1

  The 1976 film The Town That Dreaded Sundown was released internationally and is loosely based on true crime Texas Moonlight Murders. The movie claimed that the “story you are about to see is true,... The post Texas Moonlight Murders Part 1 appeared f...
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5.03.2018

Scott Burnstein and the Detroit Mob

Scott Bernstein was one of my first contacts in the true crime mob world. I found his website and blog Gangster Report and realized this guy was a serious student of organized crime. another thing I... The post Scott Burnstein and the Detroit Mob appea...
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26.02.2018

Dean O’Banion and the Outfit

  Dean O’Banion was born on July 8th, 1892 in Maroa Illinois. His father, Charles O’Banion was an Irish Immigrant. Charles was a house painter and took his family to Chicago and lived in a... The post Dean O’Banion and the Outfit appeared first on Gang...
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19.02.2018

Melvin Purvis and the Battle of Little Bohemia

The famous and controversial F.B.I. agent Melvin Purvis was most famous for his fanatical pursuit of the Midwest bank robbing gangs led by John Dillinger and George “Baby Face” Nelson. We like to find those... The post Melvin Purvis and the Battle of L...
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