One of the Most Notorious Mob Bosses of the 80s
Michael Franzese is a former mobster who worked as a caporegime in the Colombo crime family, known for organized crime activities in New York City, USA. He later renounced organized crime and evolved into an author, activist, and motivational speaker. Son of notorious Italian-American crime lord John ‘Sonny’ Franzese, Sr., Michael was raised amidst an atmosphere of crime and illegal activities. This is how he got involved in organized crime early in his life. In the ensuing years, he moved up the ranks and became a caporegime of the Colombo crime family. He operated his father’s illegal rackets during his father’s imprisonment in the 1980s. During the high point of his career as a mobster, Michael earned around eight million dollars a week from both legal and illegal businesses. He later quit organized crime and became a devoted Christian and motivational speaker. He also founded the Breaking Out Foundation to help youngsters avoid the dreadful path of crime and addiction.