Michael Franzese

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Birthday
27, 1951
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
27, 1951 (age 68)
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY

About

Activist, author and motivational speaker who founded the Breaking Out Foundation, dedicated to helping young people avoid a life of crime and addiction. He was previously a New York-based mobster who was involved in gasoline tax rackets during the 1980's.

Before Fame

He grew up as a member of the infamous Colombo crime family in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Hofstra University but dropped out to dedicate himself to organized crime.

Trivia

He claims to have coerced New York Yankees players who owed money to Colombo family loansharks to "fix" baseball games.

Family Life

He is the son of crime boss John Franzese. He married Camille Garcia and has children named Julia, Amanda and Miquelle.

Associated With

In his autobiography Quitting the Mob, he discusses his dealings with John Gotti.