Reminder: Sunday, July 28, 'Inside the American Mob' Debuts

"Inside the American Mob" debuts on National Geographic tomorrow night, Sunday, July 28, at 9pm.

Delve into the secret underworld of the American Mafia, as told by the criminals who lived it and the law enforcers who hunted it. This dramatic six-part series chronicles the true-life story of the modern Mob in America, as former mobsters, informants, and FBI agents expose the takedown of the deadliest and most infamous organized crime ring in U.S. history. A combination of recently declassified files, first-person accounts by federal officials and the mafioso themselves, and rare archival footage sheds a new light on the raw, violent, and corrupt underworld that gripped America for decades.



  1. A reminder NOT to believe everything you hear on the show. Rats will make all excuses and blame everyone else for why they ratted, and will make themselves better guys than they were when active in the mob. Writers will parrot whatever the rats told them, and law enforcement will slant information even when they know it's incorrect if it makes the mob look worse and stronger than it is (funding, funding, funding). Otherwise, enjoy.

    1. I'm gonna try to keep them honest; I'd appreciate any input you have on this, Sonny -- and anyone else interested

  2. Michael Franzese is one of those interviewed for the show. From what I personally know about him, his interviews have been on the up-and-up. I don't know about the others but Franzese doesn't inflate the content of his interviews for entertainment - at least not so far.

  3. ed McDonald is so full of shit. just last week he
    represented joe"the rat " massino and got him
    time served. on the show he talks about what
    a killer massino is. the power of money will
    even have law enforcement flip depending on
    how much....hey ed how much did joey pay you
    for your five minutes of bullshit to tell the judge
    how sorry he is and won't return to crime.

  4. I'm not defending Attorney, Edward McDonald but in all fairness, with regard to the comment above, McDonald was a former Federal Prosecutor (US Attorney's Office) who prosecuted Massino back in the 80's. As a Federal Prosecutor in NY there's a great chance you're going to be prosecuting members of organized crime. Back then McDonald directed many of the Justice Department’s most complex and most successful white-collar and organized crime prosecutions, Massino being one of them.

    However, McDonald is in private practice now (criminal defense)as many other successful criminal defense attorney's have done in their careers. It's a smart move, considering their salary is between $50k-$90k in NY. There's nothing illegal or unethical about that type of practice. Just look at the former Chief of the US Attorney's Criminal Division in the Eastern District of NY, Greg D. Andres. He's now in private practice. Being a former government employee then, moving to private practice and vice versa is not the same. There is no conflict in what McDonald has done.

    But as far as his "BS" to the Judge, that's his job. It doesn't matter what he believes or knows. What matters is that he defends his client on all terms. I will say this much, former prosecutors make the best defense attorneys.

    1. if he believed back in the 80's what a
      killer and despot to society massino
      was, then where is his ethics now when
      it's time to try and get the rat free. it's
      right here $$$$, douce bag McDonald.

    2. You're speaking of "Legal" Ethics, I'm guessing? Like I said, it's NOT LEGALLY unethical what McDonald has doing. Yes, it's about money - the Defense part. He was privately retained. Out of every RICO attorney in New York and Jersey McDonald would have been the best choice for Massino.

      Just watch, eventually Greg D. Andres will one day be defending the same defendants he prosecuted as well. He's white collar criminal defense and representing clients in both civil and criminal trials now. He's the one people will want to hire, IF they're smart and IF they can afford him. He's their "E Ticket", so to speak - meaning The Best of the Best. Criminal or no criminal, we all tend to go where the money is. Another genius attorney, Robert Shapiro - same thing. C'mon! Nobody goes into criminal defense because they merely "want to give back to their community."

      And we'd all trade places with Edward McDonald any day - even wiseguys, if they could.

  5. By the way...we all remember Massino's attorney playing the prosecutor in the movie, "Goodfellas" toward the end when he's telling Karen and Henry Hill that they're going to live the rest of their lives in WitSec.

    This was a clever move on McDonald's part. He knew everything there was to know in order to allow his client to walk. I can only imagine what his firm made on this case. Madone!

  6. Honestly,I'm quite fed up with how prosecutors,law enforcement agents of every type & stripe(especially the ones that write books after they retire),and even judges heap praise upon scoundrels who only turn into informants/snitches to save their own hides.These people know beyond a shadow of a doubt that this is the SOLE reason for their cooperation,not some sudden pangs of remorse or a new found conscience.Magically,because they now suit their needs and serve their purpose,people that they once loathed with a holier-than-thou passion become "the greatest thing since sliced bread",virtually overnight !!!! You will really see the depths of these new-found beliefs if you read a book written by one of these people.They will even make or excuses for----and in extreme cases attempt to justify---some of the crimes a "convert" committed in the past.They also really go to great lengths to point out all the good aspects of their personalities,but only point out how "evil" the people they went against are,when many of those people have just as complex a character and a "good" side too,often,in even more abundance.Snitching----which is entirely different than a private and/or concerned citizen reporting crime,or law enforcement official doing their job---is just plain wrong,any way you slice it.I think that this is even made quite clear in The Bible.


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