The Accidental Gangster

From Insurance Salesman to Mob Boss of Hollywood
Narrated by: Daniel Houle
Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
Categories: Bios & Memoirs, Criminals
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Publisher's Summary

Author Orlando (Ori) Spado honestly recants his humble beginnings from the small town of Rome in upstate New York to becoming known as the "mob boss of Hollywood". This is a candid account documenting his fall from a well-known Hollywood fixer mixing with A-list celebrities to serving 62 months in federal prison, and ultimately making a determined comeback.

Praise for the book:

"For nearly 40 years, Orlando 'Ori' Spado was a friend and associate of John 'Sonny' Franzese, underboss of the Colombo organized crime family. His relationship with Sonny brought him to the attention of the FBI, and eventually led to his being indicted with Sonny, on federal RICO charges, and imprisoned. In The Accidental Gangster, Ori provides the details of his time in 'the life' and his long battle with the FBI - whose overwhelming resources made it a fight that was impossible to win." (Nick Pileggi, author and screenwriter)

"Orlando 'Ori' Spado had been a thorn in the side of the Los Angeles field office of the FBI for almost two decades before they finally took him down. Accidentally or not, Ori was a quintessential mob character, complete with a pinkie ring and a slow, steady deliberate voice whether speaking with friends or foes. But like so many other 'good fellas', he was set up by a friend’s son. You will have to read the book to find out who set him up. Enjoy!" (John Connolly, author of The NY Times best-selling true crime book Filthy Rich)

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Great book!

I rarely listen to true crime books, but I enjoyed listening to this one because the authors tell a fascinating story of Ori’s life, his successes, failures, government interactions( including how they will entrap and lie) in order to lock up who ever they want.

Ori’s story is a lesson to anyone who is in, or wants to get into, organized crime.

I loved the orators voice also. If I didn’t know better I’d say Ori was reading to me the entire time.

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ori spado has a Fascinating life good read

i liked his book ori lived a life full of wild events. This book will keep you intrigued.

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Greatest read this year!!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

If you like Mob books this one is a must have!!! You feel like you are right there with Ori Spado through the whole book! So for all of Mafia Book fans I highly suggest you check this book out!!!