Lindbloom Chronicles

The Lindbloom Chronicles: My Return To Detroit…

Other Episodes   Episode 13: My Return To Detroit… So, the last I left off I was still in New York and had just hit some major scores in the check fraud racket, which allowed me to sit back for a few weeks. It was around this time I applied for a job bouncing at a strip club called “Flashdancers.” The manager, a guy named Nunzio, was connected to my people in Brooklyn so he…


The Lindbloom Chronicles: The Big Money Check Scam

Other Episodes   Episode 12: The Big Money Check Scam So… I last left off in New York, having helped my Lucchese crew boss, Veto, muscle some Dominicans out of the Brooklyn heroin market. That whole episode worked out well for Veto and his higher-ups. They were making millions from the heroin trade in Brooklyn and other parts of New York City. But us low-level grunts, unfortunately, were pretty much left to fend for ourselves…


The Lindbloom Chronicles: The Knickerbocker Ave. Bambino Squeeze

Other Episodes   Episode 11: The Knickerbocker Avenue Bambino Squeeze (WARNING: Graphic Images) So, it’s been a while since my last Chronicle. And there is a good reason for that. Simply put, I’ve been busy. Promoting my two novels and new clothing line, “Our Thing” Apparel, which just recently debuted in its first store. Needless to say, I’ve had my hands full the last few months. But I suppose I can’t complain. I mean, radio…


The Lindbloom Chronicles: Garment District and Textile Scam

Other Episodes   Episode 10: The New York Garment District and Textile Scam So one day I get a call from Tommy, one of my industrious new partners. He says he’s on his way with Vince to pick me up—to do some “mining.” I have no idea what the hell that is, but I don’t bother asking, figuring it’s just some New York term I wasn’t familiar with. We ended up meeting a guy named…


The Lindbloom Chronicles: Hiding in New York

Other Episodes   Episode 9: Hiding In New York “Appropriating” that guy’s gun collection stirred up a hornet’s nest of trouble for me, because the ATF and Feds got involved after a few of the guns popped up in raids and arrests. Now I had the Feds, ATF, and some State cop with a hard-on for me hot on my tail. When my grandfather, Peter Paul Tocco, learned that the Feds were building a case…


The Lindbloom Chronicles: The Bloodhound

Other Episodes   Episode 8: The Bloodhound Collections became my primary job for the Family. I would have loved to have been involved in some of the more lucrative rackets, but because I was a “difetto” (only half Sicilian on my mother’s side), my uncles knew I could only rise so far in the Family. So they just used me as a sort of auxiliary soldier whenever they needed to get something done. Collections was…


The Lindbloom Chronicles – Chop Shops and Squeeze Plays

Other Episodes   Episode 7: Chop Shops and Squeeze Plays Like I mentioned previously, before I got locked up I lived a strange double life, one that in many ways was very lonely because I only had a few close friends, and almost none of them knew how heavy I was into the streets. Funny, just yesterday I talked to my good friend Mark, and he told me that after reading some of these Chronicles…


The Lindbloom Chronicles – A Double Life & Scab Poker Games

Other Episodes   Episode 6: Enforcement Muscle After high school, I lived a strange sort of double life. I had my normal friends, and then I had my cousins and the guys I hustled with. I tried working a few odd jobs, but hated manual labor and I always quit after a few days. I used to joke and tell people, “I think I’m allergic to work.” I was a hustler at heart. I knew…