Audio Book The Life and Times of Frank Balistrieri The Last, Most Powerful Godfather of Milwaukee

 

For those who like Audio Books for long drives, in the background working on Cars, or between beat downs we have our book      The Life and Times of Frank Balistrieri The Last, Most Powerful Godfather of Milwaukee  out on audio book too!  You can get your copy at this link  https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Life-and-Times-of-Frank-Balistrieri-Audiobook/B07YF57GWX?asin=B07YF57GWX

We had the voice artist  John Campagna who has a back ground in doing other Audio Books on the same time frame and subject matter do this book was amazing on how well he was able to nail the names in this book. 

For under $10.00 how can you go wrong ?

When you get your copy please do not forget to rate te book

Thanks

 

 

Who Wanted Ms. Daphne Galizia Dead?

Who Wanted Ms. Galizia Dead?
On 10/16/17, Maltese journalist and activist Ms. Galizia was assassinated by car bomb after years of reporting on corruption and the links between Malta’s online gambling and organized crime, as well as issues of Malta’s Citizen by Investment program.
As part of her blog, Running Commentary, Ms. Galizia was able to expose the questionable behavior of Konrad Mizzi’s involvement in companies located in Panama and New Zealand. He was never charged with any wrong doing but this caused a lot of embarrassment for the then sitting government, though was still able to overcome a no connivance vote.
Over the years, Running Commentary pointed out other issues within the small island nation government such as Adrian Delia MP’s links to organized prostitution, which was also a cause of great embarrassment. Though, again, no charges were laid.
During this time, Ms. Galizia’s home was fire bombed and her pets were murdered by persons looking to shut her up. Despite this, she would not stay quiet.
The car bomb that finally killed was was set to blow when she turned the key in the ignition. One of her children found her body parts raining down from the sky. Around the time of her murder, the government of Malta was looking at expanding gas/oil, perhaps looking for help to bring a pipeline into Southern Europe.
Many think that Ms. Galizia was killed over the links she exposed between online gambling and the Russian Mob. I personally think it was to do with the pipeline and the by-passing of sanctions on Russian energy companies.
Three men were arrested in relation to the bombing but have been let go due to lack of evidence. Malta has yet to ask for help from the FBI or Scotland Yard to help find her killers.

 

You can follow Wayne on Twitter @Milwaukeemob.

Narco Saints and Santa Muerte

I typically stick to stuff dealing with the mob (with a healthy dose of conspiracy theory thrown in) but I would be remiss if I didn’t use this platform to educate and correct misconceptions whenever possible. As you know, in the book Narco Saints we use Santa Muerte as a plot device (though some might say a character). Either way, she plays a major role.

My interest in Santa Muerte goes back to my days as a volunteer for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for S.E Wisconsin which I was V.P for about a year. I helped many from Mexico and Central America to get ESL classes, start small businesses and navigate City Hall. In doing so, I got to hear stories about life in Mexico and why individuals wanted to live in Wisconsin. I also heard what I can only describe as horror stories about dealing with the corrupt government and the Cartels.

Over time I was invited to many meals and gatherings and I got to learn more. Way more. The most intriguing thing I learned was the truth about Santa Muerte vs what the media and entertainment had to say.

When I met Dr. Kate Kingsbury on Twitter, I found out about her research and I knew I needed to help her with her GoFundMe campaign she was running for her book. While I could offer a donation, I knew this wasn’t enough. That’s why I have decided to pledge 10% of the sales from my book Nacro Saints to her campaign (including the upcoming audiobook and t-shirt sales). To me, this will help to educate us all on the Santa Muerte far more than a brief and misguided reference in the odd television program.

 

Dr Kate Kingsbury’s Go Fund me https://ca.gofundme.com/f/fund-book-on-santa-muerte-the-skeleton-saint

Why yes we try Mafia Erotica

Yes, we had to try our hand at erotica based on the mafia of the 20/30s to see if it would sell, at least as an inexpensive Kindle read. Of course I am talking about Meeting Mr. Big, a quick, fun read that I wrote together with JK Cummings. At $0.99, how can you go wrong?
   Buy Here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WJYSHTW

We also have Alias Mr Big, a longer story with way more crazy sex. You’ll learn why Mr. Big likes cigars. We used the opportunity to explain the terms used in the ’20s. This bigger, crazier story is just $2.99 to find out just how sick I really am. But I promise, it’s a blast.

Ms. Cummings also writes for hire if you would like a story of your own making. She can be found on Twitter @MusingErotic
I think that this space can do well in finding a fan base, which is key since you can’t use AMS to get key words. Let’s see what happens.

Boy we been busy !

 

 

Doing all kinds of stuff from doing an Audio Book on Frank you can find here : https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Life-and-Times-of-Frank-Balistrieri-Audiobook/B07YF57GWX?asin=B07YF57GWX

To a crime fiction  with the DEA joining up with a  Narco killer , in the  book by the same name Narco Saints  https://www.amazon.com/dp/1693614308

You got to love the cover art !

 

We are also pleased to present to you from England David Breakspaer’s first but we hope not last book A Father’s Son  . Set in the 60’s takes you from London to Chicago  look at a life of  crime and the world it existed in https://www.amazon.com/dp/1690018496

 

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.