Double Deal - True Stories of Criminals, Crimes and LiesExplicit

by Lara Chicofsky & Nina Jobe

My name is Lara Chicofsky, and my cohost is Nina Jobe. We created this podcast to shine a light on some of the lesser known characters and crimes in Boston and New England. We've spent the past two years researching the Boston crime scene primarily focusing on the 1960s. There are many podcasts and books available about organized crime in the Boston area, but ours is a bit different. I spent most of my life in my father’s world... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E47 - Jack Goes Bad - Part 2 - Words are Weapons

    S01 E47 - Jack Goes Bad - Part 2 - Words are WeaponsExplicit

    After his first arrest & conviction in 1954, Jack Kelley vowed he'd never go back to prison. When the walls started closing in a little over a decade later, he implemented his escape plan. In our final episode of the season, Jack ...

    34:40
  • S01 E46 - Jack Goes Bad - Part 1 - Revenge by Robbery

    S01 E46 - Jack Goes Bad - Part 1 - Revenge by Robbery

    Jack Kelley's criminal career begins to fall apart and he's forced to make a decision that will change his life, and those of his companions, forever. But Jack wasn't a victim. If he was being forced into retirement, he'd go out o...

    30:21
  • S01 E45 - It's A Fugazi! The Bond Scheme

    S01 E45 - It's A Fugazi! The Bond SchemeExplicit

    fugazi · 1. Artificial, fake. Something that has no substance. · 2. A really bad knockoff, a copy.Mafia fiction writer extraordinaire Vinnie Teresa's testimony exposed the Boston mafia's participation in stolen and fake bond schem...

    17:56
  • S01 E44 - New York State of Mind - Part 2- Nicky Bianco & Butchie Miceli

    S01 E44 - New York State of Mind - Part 2- Nicky Bianco & Butchie MiceliExplicit

    Butchie Miceli and Nicky Bianco were both originally from New England, but ended up members of two New York families, the Colombos and the Gambinos. Bianco maintained his close relationship with Raymond Patriarca for decades, even...

    31:51
  • S01 E43 - Gaslit - The Gangland Slayings of Rudy Marfeo & Anthony Melei

    S01 E43 - Gaslit - The Gangland Slayings of Rudy Marfeo & Anthony Melei

    Was it all really over a dice game? On April 20, 1968, Rudy Marfeo and Anthony Melei where gunned down by two masked men while grocery shopping. A well-known story in the New England area, but many don’t remember that there was mo...

    24:15