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Scores

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“A fascinating, funny, and, at times, frightening tale of strippers, money, and the mob by one of the FBI’s most unlike... Lire la suite
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“A fascinating, funny, and, at times, frightening tale of strippers, money, and the mob by one of the FBI’s most unlikely informants ever!”
—Anderson Cooper

"The Mob takes retribution seriously. And it has a long memory and they will find an opportunity, if possible, and they will kill Michael Blutrich."
—Art Leach, former federal prosecutor and chief of the Organized Crime Task Force

Scores is a compelling true crime book that takes readers on a wild ride. This book has it all – mobsters, strippers, extortion, G-men, and one unlikely FBI informant. Michael Blutrich has told a riveting tale that will keep reader entertained and enthralled.”
—Miles Corwin, author of Homicide Special

“In Scores, we finally have the definitive insider memoir of the club that changed New York City nightlife forever. The book is a blockbuster ride revealing secrets held close since the 1990s.”
—Harvey Osher, Scores owner, 1998–2008

“Michael’s story is a riveting window into the secret world of FBI undercover cooperation by a prominent NYC lawyer against the Mafia. As Michael’s lawyer, I was present for many of the events he describes, and, unbelievable as it may seem, his story is true. His case is like no other I’ve encountered in my 40-year career, and his book will become an instant classic. Even knowing how it would end, I couldn’t put the book down until the final page.”
—Morris “Sandy” Weinberg, Jr., Partner, Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, Tampa, FL, Former AUSA in the Southern District of New York, Chair-elect of the ABA Criminal Justice Section

“Michael Blutrich, a smart lawyer from Brooklyn, was feeling pretty good when his new Upper East Side strip club became a must-visit destination for everyone from Leonardo Di Caprio to Donald Trump. Then Blutrich found out he had partners he hadn’t known about: John Gotti’s crime family. An irrepressible wiseacre, Blutrich’s first thought was that he’d seen nothing about that in the lease. Then a couple of hoods whacked two employees and things got very real, very fast. Soon, Blutrich became the least likely undercover agent the FBI ever had, wearing a wire against Gotham’s biggest gangsters. But he kept his eyes open and his sense of humor and the result is this great read.”
—Tom Robbins, investigative reporter and coauthor of Mob Boss


Résumé
A gay man who created New York’s most notorious den of heterosexuality . . . an anxious, anything-but-hardboiled lawyer who became one of the most successful undercover mob informants in history. . . .

In this hilarious and fascinating account, Michael Blutrich takes you inside star-studded 1990s New York, mafia sit-downs, and the witness protection program.


Meet Michael D. Blutrich, founder of Scores, the hottest strip club in New York history. A resourceful lawyer at one of the city’s most respected firms, Blutrich fell into the skin trade almost by accident, but it was his legal savvy that made Scores the first club in Manhattan to feature lap dances and enabled him to neatly sidestep a law requiring dancers to wear pasties by instead covering their nipples with latex paint. Soon Scores, the club Howard Stern called “like being in a candy shop,” was a home away from home for everyone from sports superstars and Oscar-winning actors to pop singers and political notables alike.

The catch? The club was smack dab in John Gotti’s territory, and the mafia wanted a piece of the action. The Gambino family doesn’t take no for an answer . . . and neither, as it turns out, does the FBI. In his memoir, Blutrich recounts in detail how his beloved club became a hub for the mafia, and how he found himself caught up in an FBI investigation, sorely struggling to juggle roles of business owner and undercover spy.

As his life spiraled out of control, Blutrich would face the loss of almost everything dear to him. But whether marching a line of topless strippers as human exhibits into a trial to save the club’s liquor license or wearing wires to meetings with armed gangsters, he never lost his sense of humor or his nerve. In Scores, Blutrich finally tells all—from triumph to betrayal—in his own funny, self-deprecating voice.


Contenu

Prologue Murders That Shocked the Big Apple

Part One PLEASE STOP BUGGING ME!

Chapter One Coping with Murder
Chapter Two Taking Control and Promoting the HBO Fight
Chapter Three Scores-Style Softball
Chapter Four Hints of Future Problems Erupt
Chapter Five How Did I Wind Up Here?
Chapter Six The Madness Continues to Grow
Chapter Seven No More Secrets
Chapter Eight The Government Extends an Invitation

Part Two SCORES: WHERE SPORTS AND PLEASURE COME TOGETHER

Chapter Nine The Birth of Scores
Chapter Ten An Unexpectedly Difficult Creation
Chapter Eleven Mafia for Dummies
Chapter Twelve Landing the Liquor License
Chapter Thirteen Welcome to Scores
Chapter Fourteen How to Own a Strip Club
Chapter Fifteen Valuable Lessons for Strip Bar Owners
Chapter Sixteen Can Scores Be Rescued from Financial Ruin?
Chapter Seventeen Howard Stern and Scores: A Love Affair for the Ages
Chapter Eighteen Celebrity Hordes Rock Our World
Chapter Nineteen Breasts on Trial in Manhattan
Chapter Twenty Trying to Tame the Mafia Beast

Part Three DANCING WITH THE DEVIL

Chapter Twenty-One The First Proffer: Time to Start Spilling the Beans
Chapter Twenty-Two Hello Cooperation, Good-bye Sanity
Chapter Twenty-Three I Think I’m Gonna Puke
Chapter Twenty-Four Sergio’s Encore Performance
Chapter Twenty-Five Lights, Camera, Action!
Chapter Twenty-Six Sergio’s Real Encore Performance
Chapter Twenty-Seven The Beat Goes On
Chapter Twenty-Eight The Investigation Just Keeps On Expanding
Chapter Twenty-Nine Meeting with the Florida Prosecutors
Chapter Thirty The Investigation Moves Up the Mafia Hierarchy
Chapter Thirty-One Hemorrhoids to the Rescue
Chapter Thirty-Two Money Laundering and Florida Craziness
Chapter Thirty-Three Cooperation Complications, and How Leonardo DiCaprio Saved My Life
Chapter Thirty-Four The Rule of Threes
Chapter Thirty-Five Descent into Madness

Part Four BECOMING IRRELEVANT

Chapter Thirty-Six Shock and Awe
Chapter Thirty-Seven A New Life Begins, Maybe
Chapter Thirty-Eight The 156-Page Plea
Chapter Thirty-Nine Surrender
Chapter Forty Sentencing, Parts I and II
Epilogue The Aftermath

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Scores
Sous-titre: How I Opened the Hottest Strip Club in New York City, Was Extorted out of Millions by the Gambino Family, and Became One of the Most Successful Mafia Informants in FBI History
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9781942952633
ISBN: 978-1-942952-63-3
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Ingram Publishers Services
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 328
Année: 2017