Greg Laurie Interviews Former Mob Boss Michael Franzese
By Vineworker - Greg Laurie On July 31, 2014
Pastor Greg Laurie interviews former mob boss, Michael Franzese.
Michael Franzese (born May 27, 1951) is a former New York mobster and captain of the Colombo crime familywho was heavily involved in the gasoline tax rackets in the 1980s. Since then, he has publicly renounced organized crime, created a foundation for helping youth, and became a motivational speaker.
In 1992, while out of prison on parole, Franzese co-authored an autobiography, Quitting the Mob. In this book, Franzese discussed his criminal activities, life with his father, and interactions with former Gambino crime family boss John Gotti.
Franzese is the founder and chairman of the Breaking Out Foundation. According to the foundation's website, Breaking Out is dedicated to educating, empowering, and equipping youth to face life's challenges, especially gambling addiction.
Franzese has spoken on more than 400 college campuses, speaking to student athletes as anNCAA life skills speaker. Franzese has addressed professional athletes with Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, and the National Football League. Franzese serves as a keynote speaker at corporate events and leads seminars for business and law students. He frequently speaks at Christian conferences, special events, and church services.