Daniel Simone joins us to talk about money laundering mobsters.
Most of the world’s population has watched The Godfather and, to a lesser extent, Goodfellas, The Untouchables, and Scarface. These films present a mysterious, almost vigilante, image of the mafia: slick suit-wearing guys with slicker hair and even slicker (mandatorily) black rides. They’re represented as sort of demigods. But are they champions of their communities or downright coward villains?
But what is the actual life inside the Sicilian Mafia? What are those glamorously portrayed so called Wiseguys really like? Are they as powerful and influential as perceived by those who subconsciously admire them? And what is their private family life like?
Daniel Simone has written the definitive work 36 years after the heist!