The Book is out!

  Book Cover

 

Wayne Clingman, producer of the film Milwaukee Mafia – Frank Balistrieri, The Longest Running Mob Boss in Milwaukee’s History, announced today that the book, Frank Balistrieri: The Last, Most Powerful Godfather of Milwaukee, is live on Amazon both in paperback and kindle format. Perfect for fans of mafia history, Milwaukee, and/or the Outfit.

This book, by myself and cowriter Zack Long, is based on over 1000 pages of documents received from a Freedom of Information Act request, along with newspaper stories from The New York Times,The Milwaukee Journal and others. Mr Clingman said on the matter, “I had no idea that when I started to produce my film, Milwaukee Mafia, that doing so would lead to a book. Yet once I received the FOIA return, I knew I had to continue to tell Frank Balistrieri’s story. Frank was, even if many would not like to admit it, a major part in the history of not only Milwaukee but Las Vegas and the American Mafia at large.”

Mr Clingman continued, “The best part was working with such a great writer, Zack Long.”

Mr Long spoke on the project, “It has been a lot of fun working with Wayne to turn Balistrieri’s story into a book. It is downright shocking just how much violence can orbit a single life.”

Paper back available for $11.99.
Get the ebook for $3.95.

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1098754697

Frank Balistrieri, A look at “The Last Godfather of the Milwaukee Mafia” The Ebook Pre-Sale

 

Today, Wayne Clingman, the producer of the film Milwaukkee Mafia – Frank Balistrieri, The Longest Running Mob Boss in Milwaukee’s History, announced that the book, Frank Balistrieri, A look at “The Last Godfather of the Milwaukee Mafia” is about done and being offered for pre-sale to those fans of mafia history, Milwaukee, and/or The Outfit, who will want to own it for their own collections.

This book, by myself and co-writer Zack Long, is based on over 1000 pages of documents received from a Freedom of Information Act request, along with newspaper stories from The New York Times, The Milwaukee Journal and others. Mr. Clingman said, “I had no idea that when I started to produce my film, Milwaukee Mafia, that doing so would lead to a book. Yet once I received the FOIA return, I knew I had to continue to tell Frank Balistrieri’s story. Frank was, even if many would like not to admit it, a major part in the history of not only Milwaukee but Las Vegas and the role of the American Mafia at large.
Mr. Clingman continued,”The best part was working with a great writer, Mr Zack Long.”
Mr. Long spoke on the project, “It has been a lot of fun working with Wayne to turn Balistrieri’s story into a book. It is downright shocking just how much violence can orbit a single life.”
The ebook can be purchased via pre-sale for $5. Buyers will also receive a Chicago Outfit Blood on the Street sticker along with their purchase.
The sale of the ebook on Amazon will begin in mid-June for $3.95;

Lunch Menu!!

for idea only

 

We have the menu!

Mostacchioli with meatballs/Italian Sausage, Italian Bread, beverage and Dessert.

The Chef has informed me (Mr. Big) that even the hardest of hardcore hit men should be happy with this lunch.

When you add to this our speaker Gavin Schmitt talking about the  Mafia in the City of Milwaukee, this will be one great time!

 

Please get your tickets TODAY!   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunch-with-the-milwaukee-mob-tickets-56442083792

The Milwaukee Mob is now opening their event, Lunch with The Milwaukee Mob, to sponsors :

 

The Milwaukee Mob is now opening their event, Lunch with The Milwaukee Mob, to sponsors. The four levels of sponsorship are found below.

 

But first: What is Lunch with The Milwaukee Mob?

 

A “Lunch with The Milwaukee Mob” is an afternoon of great food and informative conversation featuring guest speaker Gavin Schmitt, author of The Milwaukee Mafia and other works of True Crime. The lunch will be held on March 30 2019 at Chief Bob’s 1405 16th St, Racine, WI 53404. 12pm to 4pm.

Mr. Schmitt will speak on the colorful history of the mafia in and around S.E. Wisconsin and will be open a Q &A following his discussion . Great conversation over a great authentic Italian lunch that even the most hardened Mafia Buttonman would enjoy. Mr. Schmitt will begin around 1pm and is expected to last until 2:30pm.

This event is a fundraiser for Made Men Production/Chiago Outfit Blood on the Street so that they can continue to create true crime content. Mr. Clingman will be available to talk further on upcoming projects and exciting news regarding Made Men Production.

 

Levels of Sponsorship

 

Mr. Clingman can be reached about sponsorship opportunities by phone at 262-632-5336 or by email at wclingman@wi.rr.com.

 

Gold: $750

  • A link and logo of their choice to be put up on the Chicago Outfit web page.

 

  • A pre-roll Thank You to include their webpage information on the taped version of the show.
  • 4 tickets to the Lunch.

 

  • 2 copies of Mr. Schmitt’s books Milwaukee Mafia and Murder Capital.

 

  • Meet and greet with Mr. Schmitt.

 

Silver: $500

 

  • Link and Logo on the web page.

 

  • 2 tickets to the Lunch.

 

  • 1 copy of Mr. Schmitt’s books Milwaukee Mafia and Murder Capital.

 

  • Meet and greet with Mr. Schmitt.

 

 

Bronze: $250

 

  • Link and Logo on the web page.

 

  • 2 tickets to the lunch.

 

Basic: $100

 

  • Link and Logo on the web page.

 

  • 1 ticket to the lunch.

 

The Lunch Fundraiser

The Milwaukee Mob is pleased to announce a “Lunch with The Milwaukee Mob” featuring Speaker Gavin Schmitt, author of The Milwaukee Mafia and other works of True Crime. The lunch will be on March 30 2019 at Chief Bob’s 1405 16th St, Racine, WI 53404. 12pm to 4pm.

Mr. Schmitt will speak on the colorful history of the mafia in and around S.E. Wisconsin and will be open a Q &A following his discussion . Great conversation over a great authentic Italian lunch that even the most hardened Mafia Buttonman would enjoy. Mr. Schmitt will begin around 1pm and is expected to last until 2:30pm.

Before and after Mr. Schmitt’s talk, Madam D’s Vintage The Old Book Corner; as well as Terry and Angela Britton Fine Antiques will be open to meet your needs. There will also be a Photographer on site for photos if requested and Mr. Schmitt will have his books available for purchase.

Dress in the Style of the ‘20s – ‘40’s in encouraged but not required.

 

This event is a fundraiser for Made Men Production so that they can continue to create true crime content. Mr. Clingman will be available to talk further on upcoming projects and exciting news regarding Made Men Production.

 

Tickets are $25 and must be bought before the event as there will be no tickets at the door. All purchases are final. Tickets can be bought From Eventbrite    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunch-with-the-milwaukee-mob-tickets-56442083792  visiting Madam D’s, located at #2390 1405 16th St, Racine WI; or  by contacting Mr. Clingman at wclingman@Wi.rr.com.

 

Seating is limited to 75.  Due to the nature of the talk, please no kids under 12 and no unaccompanied minors.

Our Thanks Frank Balistrieri,

 

My thought is that anyone who has been to Las Vegas needs to thank Frank Balistrieri, for without his efforts to bring millions of dollars from the Central State Teamster’s Pension Fund to invest, yes invest  for my understanding is that the fund’s investments were profitable in returning a profit to the Pension Fund during the time frame of Mr. Ballistrieri , this investment allowed Casino’s such as The Fremont and The Stardust to exist.

  Fremont      

 

 

The Stardust Hotel

Yes we know that the Mob was in Vegas long before Frank came in, A shame he has not gotten the credit I believe he is due with the creation of the Vegas, we know today.

Interesting to note that in 1976 the fund had about 249. Million investing in Casinos,  getting interest on those loans, in the years to come after the Skim was discovered, the Mob kicked out.

The years of  Junk Bonds used to finance deals in Vegas that would not be the case, for investors   being taken for a ride.

To think that the Mob would help retired Americans with good investments is well, crazy, but perhaps true

Documentary Project : Frank Balistrieri, Goes To Vegas

On the heels of the documentary The Milwaukee Mob, where we looked at  Frank Balistrieri, the last major Boss of the Mafia, this film Frank Balistrieri, Goes To Vegas  will look at what we here feel is the misunderstood story of Balistriri role in the Mafia’s getting into the financing of Casinos in Vegas.

What role did Frank B play in the idea of major mob influenced investing in Vegas casinos ?

Who did Frank B use as sources of money for this investment ?

How did the Mafia work behind the scenes to protect and profit from this investment ?

How did this fall apart ?

What happened to the major players ?

This film will be a feature and be shared with interested parties via VOD outlets or Cable stations.  “DVD’s” with bonius content will be offered to be purchased.

More details as they become available

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Its a crazy world

Long story short, I fucked up and somehow was unable to see this was still a working web page. Only by blind luck did I find out that this was the case.

I know I will have to get a SSL quickly will have one and installed by Friday. Might be why I was unable to to see this page on my system ? So I know I will need to get that and installed by the weekend,

My fault for whatever happened  hope that the SSL will stop it from happening again.

Thanks for understanding, could be far far worse just happy that its not.

The Boys say Hi

Welcome! This is the page for Chicago Outfit: Blood in the Streets, we look at the Outfit in Chicago and the greater Chicagoland area during the heights  of their power about 1950 to 1990 time frame.

 

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