Former New York crime boss Michael Franzese on walking away from the mob, forgiving his father & cleaning up Chicago

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In the 70's and 80's, Michael Franzese was a mob boss in New York's feared Colombo crime family.

He was generating millions of dollars a week from legal and illegal businesses.

Vanity Fair named him one of the biggest money earners the mob had seen since Al Capone.

But then, he met a woman named Camille, who eventually became his wife. That's when Franzese vowed to turn his life around.

He pleaded guilty to racketeering charges, accepted a 10 year prison sentence and did the unthinkable. He walked away from the mob for good.

He's written several best selling books about his life including "I'll Make You an Offer You Can't Refuse" and "Insider Business Tips from a Former Mob Boss."

The new movie "God the Father" details how religion helped Franzese change.


He's in town for an event at Willow Creek Community Church and will speak to inmates at Cook County jail. He'll be speaking at 5:30 p.m. service on Saturday, and the 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services on Sunday.

Franzese joined the morning crew to talk about walking away from the mob, forgiving his father and cleaning up crime in Chicago.


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