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Daily Archives: November 17th, 2009

Michael Franzese has gone from an athlete’s worst nightmare to guardian angel.

The son of reputed Colombo Family underboss John (Sonny) Franzese, his criminal empire included gasoline bootlegging, gambling operations and multiple businesses that brought in $6 million-$8 million a week.

He was also a silent partner in the sports management agency fronted by Norby Walters and Lloyd Bloom who, federal investigators claimed, used Franzese’s name to frighten college athletes into joining Walters’ agency