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Double Deal - True Stories of Criminals, Crimes and Lies

Author: Lara Chicofsky & Nina Jobe

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My name is Lara Chicofsky, and my cohost is Nina Jobe. We created this podcast to shine a light on some of the lesser known characters and crimes in Boston and New England. We've spent the past two years researching the Boston crime scene primarily focusing on the 1960s. There are many podcasts and books available about organized crime in the Boston area, but ours is a bit different. I spent most of my life in my father’s world. Eavesdropping when I was a kid, listening intently when he was at the end of his life. I often took what he said with a grain of salt. He was, after all, a conman, an expert liar and an Academy Award worthy actor, but there was always a sliver of truth in his stories.
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The Hit Parade of 1974

The Hit Parade of 1974

2023-03-0622:13

Over 130 murders were committed in Boston in 1974 with one day in mid January seeing three slayings in less than 16 hours. The year didn’t end much differently with two men being shot five minutes apart. We're highlighting many of those hits and a few others outside of the state, including Joe Schiavone in Rhode Island.Next week's episode will be dedicated to the Lady of the Dunes, and the following week will be The Hit Parade of 1975.For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com or nina@doubledealpodcast.comDonate to Lara and Nina
We're back this with our favorite topic: bank robberies, armored truck heists and colorful characters! There are a few familiar names from last season, some new ones, and we journey a little bit outside of Massachusetts. Linked episodes: Prison Break!Joe Meet JoeThe Gang That Couldn't Shoot StraightHit Parade: 1970-1973For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com or nina@doubledealpodcast.comDonate to Lara and Nina
Frank Salemme passed away on December 13, 2022. This week's episode is a short tribute to his life along with a few perhaps lesser known stories. There will be much more to come about Frankie and his activities later this season. Next week, we’ll be looking at the bank robberies of the 1970s.Linked Episodes:Dottie Barchard Bonus,The Boys of Winter HillThe Defense Never RestsDying to be MadeFinding FrankieSalemme's Congressional testimony.For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com or nina@doubledealpodcast.comDonate to Lara and Nina
Mafia hitman JR Russo makes his debut as Jerry Angiulo returns for hijinks on the high seas.The Nite LiteThey're After Me Like a F***ing AnimalThe Hit Parade of 1966The Hit Parade; 1970-1973The Defense Never RestsJoe Meet JoeFor a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com or nina@doubledealpodcast.comDonate to Lara and Nina
"Here he was, with all kinds of evidence against him in a death penalty case, and he acted like he was in small claims court. He wasn't concerned at all."Joe Barboza goes on trial for the murder of Clay Wilson. But his three favorite Feds -- Harrington, Rico and Condon -- come to Barboza's rescue once again, saving him from death row.Dying to be MadeTeddy Deegan 1Teddy Deegan 2Teddy Deegan 3As the Coin-O-Matic TurnsThe Hit Parade of 1965The Hit Parade of 1966They're After MeJack's Justice - Part 3For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com or nina@doubledealpodcast.comDonate to Lara and Nina
"Tell Denny [Condon] I still love him.... if Rico was here, he'd help me." --August 1970 letter from Joe Barboza to Walter Barnes.Joe Barboza is back. After perjuring himself at the FBI's behest, Barboza is shipped off to California. But he just can't stay away from Massachusetts and makes multiple trips back home until he's finally arrested in New Bedford in July 1970. And the Feds' cases begin to fall apart.Dying to be MadeTeddy Deegan 1Teddy Deegan 2Teddy Deegan 3As the Coin-O-Matic TurnsThe Hit Parade of 1965The Hit Parade of 1966They're After MeJack's Justice - Part 3Note: Look for the end of Barboza's life and criminal career next week.For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com or nina@doubledealpodcast.comDonate to Lara and Nina
The first part of the 1970s saw the beginnings of a new gang war in Boston as Winter Hill began to cement their position in the underworld hierarchy. This week we take you from the 1970 murder of Tommy Ballou to the demise of Spike O'Toole and ending with the execution of Indian Al Notarangeli in February of 1974.For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com or nina@doubledealpodcast.comDonate to Lara and Nina
Frank Salemme, Stephen Flemmi and Peter Poulos take off on SA Rico's instructions. Back home in Boston, Detective Billy Stuart & Hugh Shields go on trial for the 1967 murder of Billy Bennett. Three years later, Salemme is apprehended in NYC, goes on trial for the 1968 Fitzgerald car bombing and is convicted. But Flemmi is free to go.For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com or nina@doubledealpodcast.comDonate to Lara and Nina
Vinnie Teresa followed Jack Kelley into the Witness Protection Program. But Vinnie had a secret: he'd already been an FBI informant for over a decade. For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com or nina@doubledealpodcast.comDonate to Lara and Nina
Jack Kelley’s justice didn’t end with the first Marfeo Melei murder trial. This week Jack testifies for the government at the VA Robbery trial, and the 1968 Brinks trial. Richie takes the stand and helps to save Jerry Angiulo from a prison sentence. And Raymond Patriarca’s defense introduces a new witness who dishes out some revenge of his own.Jack's Justice - Part 1Jack's Justice - Part 2For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com or nina@doubledealpodcast.comDonate to Lara and Nina
The Marfeo-Melei murder trial finally begins, and Jack Kelley takes the stand. Raymond Patriarca has his chance to confront Jack! We finally reveal what happened to SA Gerard Comen. And Nina has a big announcement! Disorganized Crime - Raymond Patriarca the Early DaysJack's Justice - Part 1Jack's Justice - Part 2For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com or nina@doubledealpodcast.comDonate to Lara and Nina
With Jack Kelley tucked away under Federal protection, Richie's disinformation campaign begins in earnest. Former FBI Agent turned defense attorney, John B. Green interviews the FBI's informants about Jack, as the defense tries to build their case in the Marfeo/Melei double homicide case with the trial date set to start in January 1970.Disorganized Crime - Raymond Patriarca the Early DaysJack's Justice - Part 1For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com or nina@doubledealpodcast.comDonate to Lara and Nina
Where in the world is Louis Manocchio? We travel from Rhode Island to Martha's Vineyard to Venezuela to the ski slopes of Idaho and France along with the FBI searching for Louis.Jack's Justice - Part 1New York State of Mind - Part 2As the Coin-O-Matic TurnsFor a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com or nina@doubledealpodcast.comDonate to Lara and Nina
Taking it on the Lam

Taking it on the Lam

2022-09-1920:05

Mello Merlino, Stevie Flemmi, Peter Poulos, Frankie Salemme and Frank Vendi all go on the lam. A new FBI Top Echelon Informant is placed on the books. And SA Rico recruits Robert Daddieco to further his case to Hoover and Tolson for a job transfer to the sunny beaches of Miami. Jack Goes Bad - Part 1The Bennett Brothers MurdersFamily Feud the Hill -Part 2For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com or nina@doubledealpodcast.comDonate to Lara and Nina
Welcome back to the first episode of Season Two. Pro Lerner, Bobby Fairbrothers, John E Rossi and Rudy Sciarra are all arrested on charges stemming from the 1968 double homicide of Rudy Marfeo and Anthony Melei. Richie and SA Rico implement their plan to get Rico transferred to the sunny beaches of Florida.We need more YouTube subscribers! Subscribe and share here: https://www.youtube.com/c/DoubleDealPodcast
After his first arrest & conviction in 1954, Jack Kelley vowed he'd never go back to prison. When the walls started closing in a little over a decade later, he implemented his escape plan. In our final episode of the season, Jack uses Richie's FBI connection to H. Paul Rico to begin exacting his revenge on the men who burned him.Episode 43Episode 46For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com or nina@doubledealpodcast.comDonate to Lara and Nina
Jack Kelley's criminal career begins to fall apart and he's forced to make a decision that will change his life, and those of his companions, forever. But Jack wasn't a victim. If he was being forced into retirement, he'd go out on his own terms and exact his own justice on the way.Episode 39Episode 12For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com or nina@doubledealpodcast.comDonate to Lara and Nina
fugazi · 1. Artificial, fake. Something that has no substance. · 2. A really bad knockoff, a copy.Mafia fiction writer extraordinaire Vinnie Teresa's testimony exposed the Boston mafia's participation in stolen and fake bond schemes up and down the Eastern seaboard.Episode 10Episode 28Episode 37Episode 38For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com or nina@doubledealpodcast.comDonate to Lara and Nina
Butchie Miceli and Nicky Bianco were both originally from New England, but ended up members of two New York families, the Colombos and the Gambinos. Bianco maintained his close relationship with Raymond Patriarca for decades, eventually taking over in the 1970s when Raymond was sent to prison. Butchie Miceli moved to New Jersey in the early 1960s and became Joe Paterno's driver and enforcer. But he too maintained ties with New England, including with Lara's dad, Richie.Episode 28For a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com or nina@doubledealpodcast.comDonate to Lara and Nina
Was it all really over a dice game? On April 20, 1968, Rudy Marfeo and Anthony Melei where gunned down by two masked men while grocery shopping. A well-known story in the New England area, but many don’t remember that there was more than one murder trial and more than one set of convictions.Episode 42Wikitree GangstersFor a transcript of this episode visit our website. Follow us on Twitter for sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.Questions or comments, email lara@doubledealpodcast.com or nina@doubledealpodcast.comDonate to Lara and Nina
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