Is the mob really still around? Is it growing? shrinking? changing? What are they doing now to make money, what rackets?
Why did Elie Honing got into the world of mob prosecution? What drew him to it? Who was the Scariest guy that he prosecuted? Was he ever threatened / in harm's way?
Which of the movies / tv shows are most realistic to true life mob life?
This Episode's Guests:
Former New Jersey and federal prosecutor - Elie Honig
Comedian - Mike Vecchione
Eli have a mob podcast coming early next year with Cafe, called "Up Against the Mob" and he have a book publishing summer 2021 on the damage that AG Barr has done to DOJ -- called "Hatchet Man: How Bill Barr Broke the Prosecutor's Code and Corrupted the Department of Justice"
A former New Jersey and federal prosecutor with extensive experience leading and managing criminal trials and appeals, Elie provides strategic advice to individuals and businesses in government-facing investigations as well as counsel on internal investigations.
Prior to joining the firm, Elie served as Director of the Department of Law and Public Safety, New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, where he directed major criminal cases against street gangs, drug trafficking organizations, illegal firearms traffickers, corrupt public officials, child predators, and white collar offenders. Under Elie’s leadership, statewide law enforcement introduced several important new initiatives aimed at emerging criminal threats, including post-Sandy fraud, cybercrime, human trafficking, and prescription opioid abuse.
Before joining the Division of Criminal Justice, Elie worked for eight years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he successfully prosecuted more than 100 members and associates of La Cosa Nostra, including bosses and other high-ranking members of the Gambino and Genovese organized crime families. Elie has tried 15 cases to jury verdict and has argued over 20 cases in the federal appellate courts and the New Jersey Supreme Court.
At Lowenstein Sandler, Elie works with partners in the White Collar Criminal Defense practice as a key advisor on investigations and trial strategy. He brings experience trying criminal cases in a wide range of industries, from the financial sector to life sciences and entertainment. With firsthand knowledge of how prosecutors think, Elie applies that perspective to help clients targeted by government agencies limit their risk, protect their reputations, and achieve positive outcomes.
#MikeVecchione is an #Italian-American #comedian and actor whose stand-up has been described as “rapid-fire delivery, swiftly moving from joke to joke and hitting his punch lines like a boxer working a speed bag.” Mike has made numerous appearances on The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, Netflix, SiriusXM, the movie "The King of Staten island"
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