In today's episode, I do my first-ever interview with author Sam Carlino, who is is in fact the Grandson of the infamous Colorado gangster Pete Carlino, dubbed in the late 1920's as the "The Al Capone of Southern Colorado" by the local media.
The Carlino brothers (Pete and Sam) established a bootlegging empire beginning around 1916 until 1931 when they were murdered by rivals.
We discuss the following:
Introduction to who Sam is and his family background
Background on Sam's grandfather Pete and great Uncle's Sam and Carlo
How the Carlino's got started in bootlegging
The war with the Danna family (and what the feud going back to Sicily was really about)
The Carlino's relationship with Joe Roma relationship
The 1931 Bootlegger's Convention in Denver, Colorado
The death of his Great Uncle Sam Carlino
The death of Pete Carlino
The death of Joe Roma and who he believes killed Roma
The connections of Pete Carlino's death with Salvatore Maranzano's murder in New York City (and the legend of the Night of the Sicilian Vespers)
How the death of Sam's grandfather and great uncle affected his family
How he found out he was related to the "mob"
Sam's upbringing and what led him to write his book, 'Colorado's Carlino Brothers: A Bootlegging Empire'
Link to buy book: https://carlinobrothers.com/index.php/product/colorados-carlino-brothers-a-bootlegging-empire/
Read more: https://membersonlypodcast.com/interview-sam-carlino-grandson-of-pete-carlino/