Michael Franzese grew up as the son of the notorious Underboss of New York’s violent and feared Colombo crime family. At his most affluent, he generated an estimated $5 to $8 million per week from legal and illegal businesses. It was a life filled with power, luxury…and deadly violence.
Just a few years ago, mafia boss, Michael Franzese was named one of the biggest money earners the mob had seen since Al Capone, by Vanity Fair. At the age of 35, Fortune Magazine listed him as number 18 on its list of the “Fifty Most Wealthy and Powerful Mafia Bosses”, just 5 behind John Gotti. Avoiding traditional mob domains, Michael masterminded brilliant scams on the edge of the legitimate business world. From auto dealerships and union kickbacks, to financial services and the sports and entertainment industries, to a multi-billion dollar gasoline tax scheme, he earned millions in cash every week at his peak. Not surprisingly, Michael quickly became the target of Manhattan’s famed federal prosecutor, Rudy Guiliani. After promising Michael 100 years behind bars after indicting him on racketeering charges, Rudy only came up empty handed. Escaping four more indictments, it seemed Michael Franzese truly was invincible… Continue Reading
“I first saw her lifting herself from the Marina Bay Club pool in Fort Lauderdale. Her long, coffee-colored hair was wet and slicked back, accentuating her face and huge brown eyes. Her firm dancer’s body appeared to be exploding out of her bikini. Her wet skin shimmered in the sunlight.
I felt a strange sensation in my chest that made me gulp for air. She had literally taken my breath away. She was, without a doubt, the most beautiful, sexy and exotic woman I had ever seen.”
-Michael Franzese in “Quitting The Mob”
Camille Garcia was the oldest of seven children and had it pretty tough growing up. Cammy, as she was known by friends and family, had grown up in a modest, middle class neighborhood in Orange County, California, just a stone’s throw away from the heart of Disneyland. Her father, Seferino Garcia, was a radical Chicano rights activist who had been arrested eight times during the turbulent 1970’s, mostly during protests of one kind or another. Her mother, Irma…. Continue Reading
Family & Business
Julia Franzese is the youngest of Michael and Cammy’s four children. Like her mom, she was born with a love for the art of dance and the talent to express that love so beautifully on the dance floor. Here, she is featured in a dance routine that depicts the story of her parents life together from the film titled, “God the Father.”
The latest Franzese Family project is the upcoming docudrama titled, “God The Father.” The photos below were taken during filming of the dance scenes in Baton Rouge this past October. Look for the film in theaters in 2014….. Continue Reading