thebadguy wrote:Great info Allie, What Is It about the midwestern LCN that, they seem to have their shit together so to speak..?
purplegangster wrote:well with the exception of some minor names who may or may not be just associates thats pretty much The Partnership top to bottom. And from what i have heard Nove would not have been made had his last name not been Tocco, the story goes he was prety much an imbicile but of course thats what is being said after he flipped so who really knows. a more impessive list would be all the legit businesses they have their fingers into. I've heard them connected with everything from waste hauling and shady land deals to owning golf courses and chicken restaurants. Of course they are also alleged to still have a lil weight with the unions in the Motor City and still run all the gambling. its actually a bit of a bummer being a mob watcher in Detroit because they do such a great job at keeping a low profile and in the past 30 years there hasn't been one high profile or even medium proflie hit. there was an alleged Chaldean mobster and an alleged Russian mobster that have been murdered in the past 30 yrs but no links to The Partnership. and trust me if you met most of these guys you'd just assume they were business men with out an evil bone in their body! thats what they do best i think; they don't act like mobsters and neither do thier kids.
purplegangster wrote:knew about Widlak but rarely do any of the news peeps here mention his and his bank's possible ties to the mob. (but i hear he owed some major dough and may have backed out of some kinda deal. ie laundaring gambling money) had no idea about the others, so once again Allie you are an excellent source of info. it seems that the media in Detroit is not really all that concerned with mob coverage until one of the old timers dies or there is actually a RICO case. alleged mob hits rarely get coverage. guess there are enough senseless murders being committed by DPD to keep the masses happy. and why cover the mob when our former mayor was the biggest crook in town! would love to know if you have heard of any ties between the digraced Kwame Kilpatrick and The Partnership? i assume there is just based on how much he and his cohorts were into construction bid rigging.
purplegangster wrote:i personally think getting more legit while maintaining a silent hold on things like gambling is the only smart thing families can do these days and you are right The Partnership should be the template for the new Mafia. Keep things way off the radar, keep things in the 'family' and the less murders the less people seem to care about some guys who are just questionable businessmen. I would love to hear those tapes of Kwame though. and Allie it irks me to no end that you are more intune with my Detroit boys; especially since i grew up in Grosse Pointe. props man. there is a book called The Violent Years:Prohibition and the Detroit Mobs by Paul Kavieff you might want to check out. its not the best book but very informative. its so hard to find good info on the mafia in detroit and both the freep and Det. News really dont cover them so its that much harder.
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