Michael Franzese, “Made Man”

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  1. Michael Franzese
    • When I Walked Away From The Mafia They Told Me I Was A “Dead Man Walking”.. But Here I Am
      • Profile
        • The Feds called Michael “A Dead Man Walking!”.
        • But God had something else in mind! In this video, Michael Franzese shares about the moment he became “Free” while in Solitary Confinement.
      •  Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel:- Michael Franzese
          Date Published:- 2020-July-28th
          Date Added:- 2021-March-15th
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    • Life or Death- A Mafia Sit Down I’ll Never Forget | Michael Franzese
      • Profile
        • High stakes are involved during a sit-down in the mafia…
        • In this video, Michael Franzese shares a story where he had to negotiate the life of one of his guys with another mafia captain.
      •  Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel:- Michael Franzese
          Date Published:- 2020-July-28th
          Date Added:- 2021-March-15th
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  2. Valuetainment
    • Highest Paid Mafia Boss Tells the TRUTH About the Life
      • Profile
        • The dark side of the mob. How Michael Franzese, the highest paid Mafia boss since Al Capone, one day decided to walk away from the life.
        • Playlist of mafia interviews http://bit.ly/2Vy2kki
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel:- Valuetainment
          Date Published:- 2018-January-18th
          Date Added:- 2021-March-14th
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  3. Soft White Underbelly
    • Mafia/Mob Boss-Michael Franzese
      • Profile
        • Soft White Underbelly interview and a portrait of Michael Franzese, a Mafia boss who left the Columbo crime family (New York), who shares his story, his experiences, and how and why he left the Mob.
      •  Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel:- Soft White Underbelly
          Date Published:- 2019-October-15th
          Date Added:- 2021-March-14th
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Transcript

Valuetainment

Highest Paid Mafia Boss Tells the TRUTH About the Life

  1. Oath
    • When
      • Halloween Night 1976
    •  Words
      • You are born into a new life; “this life of ours”
      • Violate this oath and you will rot in hell for all of eternity
    • Who
      • Six of us
      • They are all dead
        • None of them died a natural death
        • They were all murdered
  2. How do you walk away? ( Segment 9:50 )
    • No grand plan
    • Walk away without entering into a program
    • You are not allowed to renounce it
    • There are two sides ( Spiritual Side )
      • Faith
        • Person of faith
        • God had a different plan
        • And, a purpose for my life
      • Preparation
        • God never throws you into the lion den and yet not give you a way out
        • I got to the very stop
        • And, was able to pay attention
        • Nameless
          • No house in my name
          • No Utilities
          • No night club
        • Very disciplined
          • I never sell my former associates short
          • I did not send anybody to prison
        • Did not hurt anybody
          • God did not tell you to be stupid
          • I am a public speaker
          • I am not a kid anymore
        • Resolved
          • You are very resolved
  3. Walking away? ( Segment 20 )
    • My Dad went in
    • And, then I went in
    • And, I was told that my father never defended me
    • That gave me pause
      • If this life can separate family?
      • I have to be careful
      • I was really disappointed
    • I met my wife 2 years after that, and that was the catalyst for walking away
      • If the innocent betrayal ( of my father ) did not happen, I never would have walked away
      • It was God’s way of separating me from the hold that my Dad had on me
  4. Dad did 38 years
    • He did not do the crime
    • The government fabricated evidence against him and set up straw men
    • My sister died of a drug overdose
    • My brother turned against my dad and testified against him
    • My mother was mad at my Dad for having her live a widow’s life for so many years
    • Children want to love their parents, you have to give them a reason not to
  5. Book
    • Name of the Book:- I will make you an offer you cannot refuse
      • Rituals
        • Sit down
          • High levels very sophisticated meetings
          • Even if you are mad at the guy, you still have to be respectful
          • You cannot call a guy a liar
          • You don’t defeat them
          • In New York, there was a lot of us
          • You learn how to carry yourself
          • I learned what I wanted
          • Let the other guy talk a lot
          • You may be the smartest guy in the room, but you don’t want them to know that
      • Talent
        • Good Deal
          • Recognize a good deal
        • People
          • Get the good people in the right place
          • Delegate to them
      • Gotti
        • Guy runs to Gotti
          • Pride of Gotti
            • I had to have him buy me out
      • Fat Tony Salarno
  6. Loyalty
    • My deal
      • 25% to the family
  7. Consigliere
    • If you have a problem with somebody, you speak to the Consigliere
    • Skillsets
      • Wisdom
      • Discernment
      • Sincere
  8. Human
  9. Testify
    • Betrayal
      • My father betraying me, broke the bond I had with him
    • Mystery
      • The mystery you are going through might be a blessing for you later on
  10. Roy Cohen ( Legal – Lawyer )
    • Indicted with the Guliani case
    • $250,000 and I will make the case go away
    • Put a million in escrow
      • 4 times the money
    • We never trusted our lawyers
      • Even when we love them
    • Made Men
      • The only people we respected are made men
  11. Bruce Cutler ( Lawyer )
    • Famous Clients
      • John Gotti
    • Relationship
      • Never trust your lawyer
      • And, tell him that you guilty
  12. Gangstar
    • Joey Gallo
    • Nicky
    • Junior
    • Capone
      • He was an earner
      • And, he was able to capitalize on it
  13. Movies
    • Movie
      • Let there be light
        • Ex Mob
        • Kevin Sorbo ( Director )
    • Next Movie
      • Actress
        • Katrina
        • Croatia ( Location )
        • Tom Creole
      • Black Money
        • Money used to martyr Christians

 

Soft White Underbelly

Mafia/Mob Boss-Michael Franzese

  1. Negotiation
    • General
      • It is all a negotiation
      • Life is all a negotiation
  2. Talk
    • People talk, and you don’t want people like that around
    • When people talk and want to be tough guys, you let them GO
    • You do not keep people like that around
    • You get rid of them
  3. Personality
    • John Gotti
      • Center of attention
      • Business
        • Very tough
        • When you are in a deal with him, you have to know how to navigate your way around
        • Make him think, he got his way, but you really got your way too
        • You get the credit, I will take the money
        • John did not know it, but he thought me that
  4. How do you survive?
    • Human Issues
      • Deceit
      • Jealousy
      • Money
      • Power
    • Human Skills
      • Careful
        • Do the right thing with the right people
    • Fatalities
      • You make a mistake
        • You make a mistake, your best friend walks you into a room
        • And, you do not walk back out
      • Killed for the wrong seasons
        • I have been in those situations
        • The wrong guy got killed, more to give me a message than anything else
        • That was tough for me to get over, it really was]
  5. Two types of guys
    • Killers
      • Stone-cold killers
        • They did not last
        • People knew they were too quick to the trigger
      • For me
        • If I had to do it, I did it, not without showing hesitation
        • But, it was stepping outside of me
  6. Murder
    • The murder was taken very seriously
    • we did not do drive-bys
    • we were not allowed to do it
    • Any murder in that life had to be sanctioned by the boss
    • There were discussions about it
      • There were people who were for yes
      • There were people for no
      • And, a ruling was made
    • Wheel
      • I saw it as a wheel
      • I want to be known as the guy who thought about it
  7. Tragic
    • Personal experience
      • I was called into a room and a discussion was been made about me
        • Jealously about money
      • 30 yards walk
      • I look back
        • Crickets
        • Night owl
        • My heart was beaten out of my chest
    • A couple of attempts on my life
      • FBI
        • FBI knew it as they have a lot of informants
        • Whether they ( FBI ) like or not, they have to tell you; they are obligated to tell you
    • Patterns
      • You do not create patterns in your life
        • You do not walk your dog at the same time
      • You do not go into places where other guys hang out
        • The guys that want to be heroes
    • Treachery
      • A lot of treachery in that life
      • Just like the gang life
    • Family
      • The family is destroyed
      • How I came out a bit sane
    • High Profile
      • I was a too high profile
  8. Life ( New Life )
    • Kids
      • 3 kids from my first marriage
      • 4 kids
    • Give more than you receive
    • Motivation
    • Faith
      • A person of faith

 

Comments

Valuetainment

Highest Paid Mafia Boss Tells the TRUTH About the Life

  1. April Holton ( 7 months ago )
    • I loved his statement: “God never throws you into the fire without preparing you first!” I believe that to be a true statement in my own life. Just because you are a child of the Most High does not guarantee a wonderful life. There are MANY ups and downs to go through in preparation for our exact purpose here. But through it all, and to get through it all, Thank God we do have Him!

 

Glossary

Made Man

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  1. In the American Mafia and Sicilian Mafia, a made man is a fully initiated member of the Mafia. To become “made”, an associate first must be Italian or of Italian descent and sponsored by another made man.
  2. An inductee will be required to take the oath of omertà, the Mafia code of silence and code of honor.
  3. After the induction ceremony, the associate becomes a “made man” and holds the rank of soldier (Italian: soldato) in the Mafia hierarchy.
  4. Made men are the only ones who can rise through the ranks of the Mafia, from soldier to caporegime, consigliere, underboss, and boss.
  5. Other common names for members include man of honor (Italian: uomo d’onore), man of respect (Italian: uomo di rispetto), one of us, a friend of ours, good fella, and wiseguy; although the last two terms can also apply to non-initiated Mafia associates who work closely with the Mafia, rather than just official “made men”.
  6. Earning or making one’s “bones” or “button” or becoming a “button man” for the Mafia is usually synonymous with becoming a “made man”.
  7. Other street terms for being initiated into the Mafia include being “straightened out” or “baptized”, and earning one’s “badge”.
  8. “The books are open” is a phrase used in the Mafia to indicate that a particular Mafia family is ready to accept new members; in contrast, if a family is unwilling or unable to accept new members, the “books are closed”.

 

Scripture

  1. Mark
    • Mark 16:15 – The Great Commission ( Link )
      • Later, as they were eating, Jesus appeared to the Eleven and rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen. And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.…
  2. Proverbs
    • Proverbs 16:7 ( Book of Proverbs ) – The Reply of the Tongue is from the LORD ( Link )
      • …By loving devotion and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for, and by the fear of the LORD, one turns aside from evil. When a man’s ways please the LORD, He makes even the man’s enemies live at peace with him. Better a little with righteousness than great gain with injustice.…
    • Proverbs 3:5-6 ( Book of Proverbs ) – Trust in the Lord ( Link )
      • …Then you will find favor and high regard in the sight of God and man.  Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.…

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