Sonny

by S.J. Peddie
Sonny

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John 'Sonny' Franzese reportedly committed his first murder at the age of fourteen. A 'made man' for the Colombo crime family, he operated out of his Long Island home, specializing in racketeering, fraud, loansharking, and other illicit deeds he would deny to his dying day. His career in organized crime spanned over eight decades - and he was sentenced to fifty years in prison for robbery charges. But even behind bars, Sonny Franzese never stopped doing business. Through it all, Franzese refused to break the Mafia's code of silence. Authorities believe he may have murdered, or ordered the murders of, forty to fifty people. Yet he earned a grudging respect from law enforcement and an absolute reverence from his fellow gangsters. Eventually he managed to outlive them all - until his death in 2020 of natural causes, a rare event in the Mafia. Thanks to a series of exclusive first hand interviews, the astonishing life story of John 'Sonny' Franzese can be told in all its bold, brutal, and blood-spattered glory. This is a must-read for anyone fascinated with Mafia history - and a rare look inside a criminal mind that has become the stuff of legend.
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John 'Sonny' Franzese reportedly committed his first murder at the age of fourteen. A 'made man' for the Colombo crime family, he operated out of his Long Island home, specializing in racketeering, fraud, loansharking, and other illicit deeds he would deny to his dying day. His career in organized crime spanned over eight decades - and he was sentenced to fifty years in prison for robbery charges. But even behind bars, Sonny Franzese never stopped doing business. Through it all, Franzese refused to break the Mafia's code of silence. Authorities believe he may have murdered, or ordered the murders of, forty to fifty people. Yet he earned a grudging respect from law enforcement and an absolute reverence from his fellow gangsters. Eventually he managed to outlive them all - until his death in 2020 of natural causes, a rare event in the Mafia. Thanks to a series of exclusive first hand interviews, the astonishing life story of John 'Sonny' Franzese can be told in all its bold, brutal, and blood-spattered glory. This is a must-read for anyone fascinated with Mafia history - and a rare look inside a criminal mind that has become the stuff of legend.

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