My first guest on the Tami Jackson Show* tonight will be Michael Franzese.

Michael Franzese grew up as the son of the notorious Underboss of New York’s violent and feared Colombo crime family. At his most affluent, he generated an estimated $5 to $8 million per week from legal and illegal businesses. It was a life filled with power, luxury…and deadly violence.

In 1986, mafia boss, Michael Franzese was named one of the biggest money earners the mob had seen since Al Capone, by Vanity Fair.

At the age of 35, Fortune Magazine listed him as number 18 on its list of the “Fifty Most Wealthy and Powerful Mafia Bosses”, just 5 behind John Gotti. Avoiding traditional mob domains, Michael masterminded brilliant scams on the edge of the legitimate business world.

From auto dealerships and union kickbacks, to financial services and the sports and entertainment industries, to a multi-billion dollar gasoline tax scheme, he earned millions in cash every week at his peak.

Not surprisingly, Michael quickly became the target of Manhattan’s famed federal prosecutor, Rudy Giuliani. After promising Michael 100 years behind bars after indicting him on racketeering charges, Rudy only came up empty handed. Escaping four more indictments, it seemed Michael Franzese truly was invincible.

While producing Knights of the City, a break dance movie filmed in Florida, Michael met a beautiful dancer from Anaheim, California, named Camille Garcia, whose innocent beauty and faith turned his world upside down.

After falling in love and eventually marrying Cammy, Michael took the rap on racketeering charges. He pled guilty, accepted a 10-year prison sentence and vowed to do the unthinkable – walk away from the mob. Nobody of his rank had ever just walked away – and lived. Until now.

Michael is currently starring in Kevin and Sam Sorbo’s terrific new movie, Let There Be Light. — he plays Pastor Vinny.

Listen in as Michael recounts his past as a “made man” and his encounter with the amazing grace that set him free, and his part in Let There Be Light and his ministry.


My second guest tonight will be Patrick Van Horne.

Patrick Van Horne, a former USMC Captain, is the founder and CEO of The CP Journal, a behavioral analysis training company. His firm provides training support to the U.S. military, federal and local law enforcement agencies and the private security industry.

He served in the Marine Corps for seven years as an infantry officer, earning the rank of Captain following his two deployments to Iraq.

In addition to serving as a platoon commander, company executive officer and company commander, Patrick served as the officer-in-charge of a training team in the Combat Hunter program.

Following his service, he returned to the private sector, founded the company and co-authored Left of Bang.

I am convinced that, not just Marines or operatives, but every American should read this book.

Left of Bang With the recent church shooting in Texas, with the threat of Islamic terrorism now in country, Americans face danger, and not just down range.

Left of Bang is the ultimate guide to situational awareness tactics.

What does “Left of Bang” mean? You’ll have to listen and find out!

His company’s training focuses on teaching people how to prevent violent attacks from occurring and finding attackers in plain sight.

This is not miss radio that has application for each of us in modern day America!

Follow Michael Franzese on Twitter at @MichaelFranzese, Patrick Van Horne at @PatrickVanHorne, and me at @tamij AND tweet your questions/comments during the show using hashtag #tjrs.

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