December 04, 2017

Mob Talk: How the FBI took down John Stanfa

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In November 2005, Philadelphia Mob boss John Stanfa was convicted on labor racketeering, extortion, murder and conspiracy charges. He was sentenced to five consecutive life sentences.

In the latest episode of Mob Talk Sitdown, veteran journalists George Anastasia and Dave Schratwieser mark the anniversary of the conviction of Philadelphia mob boss John Stanfa with a look back at his bloody regime. Tapes and cooperators did in Stanfa and more than a dozen other wiseguys. They also look ahead to the latest FBI investigation of the Philly Mob and who might cross over to cooperate with the Feds this time around.  


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In Episode 9, Schratwieser and Anastasia are hot on the trail of $500 million of stolen art. The 1990 theft of 13 works from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston was the biggest art heist in history. Now wiseguys from Beantown to the City of Brotherly Love are chasing a $10 million reward and denying they were involved in the caper. Could one man hold the key to solving the case?