Richard Lind

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Sonny Franzese Goes Down for the Count

    ​At 11:45 A.M., shortly after the jury found him and three pals guilty of racketeering and extortion charges, John "Sonny" Franzese, 93, slid his belt out of his pants. The alleged underboss of the Colombo crime family then leaned back in his chair and reached into his pockets. First the walle ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 15, 2010

    The Franzeses' Mob Clan Rat Themselves Out

    The Soprano family's got nothing on them

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2008

    Family Reunion for Legendary Wiseguy Sonny Franzese

    There were three generations of the legendary Franzese family in Brooklyn federal court this morning. Patriarch John “Sonny” Franzese, the veteran Colombo crime family underboss who once ran a few record companies around town, was at the defense table wearing glasses and a blue prison tunic. F ... More >>