KEYNOTE SPEAKER MICHAEL FRANZESE
Mafia, Money, Love, Loyalty, & God
Michael Franzese grew up as the son of the notorious Underboss of New York’s violent and feared Colombo crime family. At the peak of his affluence, 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.
Not surprisingly, Michael quickly became the target of Manhattan’s famed federal prosecutor, Rudy Guiliani. After falling in love and eventually marrying, Michael took the rap on racketeering charges. Michael 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 Franzese is the only high ranking official of a major crime family to ever walk away, without protective custody, and survive.
For anyone who has ever felt like they were in a “no way out situation,” Michael Franzese has a powerful story to share for you.