Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Ronald Fino Author of The Triangle Exit

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Mobsters, covert FBI operations and infiltration on a global scale, all covered and discussed with guest

Ron Fino on Kim Kolton’s Crime Wire!

Photo by Derek Gee / Buffalo News
Photo by Derek Gee / Buffalo News
Ronald Fino’s story is something more than a Hollywood screenwriter could wish for! Crime, corruption, secret agents, gangsters and arms dealers all action packed into the story of one man’s reality.
From the ranks of the Buffalo, NY Mafia and corrupt unions, Ron became an undercover FBI informant and after 17 years of reporting on the Buffalo Mafia his cover was blown.  He then went to work undercover around the world, including Russia, the Middle east and Belarus performing many covert operations.
The account of his life in The Triangle Exit is fascinating and almost unbelievable, a tale of coming from the dark side of crime to become widely respected by law enforcement agencies and the global intelligence community. Infiltrating not only the Italian Mafia, but also the corruption of the Russian Mafia and its stronghold in every state in the US, their illegal activity runs the gamut from stolen cars, phony charities, false ID’s, passports, visas, stealing state secret, child porn, illegal arms, money laundering, narcotics, fraudulent insurance claims, medical bills, cyber crime and on and on.
The Triangle Exit, Kim Kolton's Crime Wire, ImaginePublicityThis is the first-hand story of one of America’s most interesting covert FBI operatives. From infiltrating corrupt labor unions to Russian Mafia and international arms smuggling. This story will surely fascinate anyone interested in international politics, espionage, arms smuggling or the American, Italian and Russian Mafia.

Visit Ron Fino’s website for more information about The Triangle Exit, his thoughts on his undercover operations, international arms smuggling and labor racketeering. He’s seen it all and uncovered the corruption from top to bottom!  RonaldFino.Com
Tune in to Kim Kolton’s Crime Wire to get the inside story with guest Ron Fino.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Mobsters and More at MOB-CON!

Gangsters and G-Men, Good Guys and Bad Guys, Mobsters and those who write about them, all aboard in Vegas for the first MOB-CON!


Join the show with host, Kim Kolton as she talks with Dennis Griffin, Robert Allen and Frank Cullotta all about Mob-Con 2013.
Learn first hand about what’s in store for visitors of the first ever Mob Convention!
You’ll meet real “Wise Guys, Goodfellas and Goombas.” Hear their incredible fascinating and true stories of secrecy, murder and mayhem. Former ”Made Men” who lived “the life” and now are willing to share its good and bad sides with you. You learn what it was like living among the underworld. 
You’ll also meet the good guys who brought them down and put ’em away. Hear the stories of the dedicated law enforcement officers who chased the bad guys and put them out of business. These former FBI, Metro Police and Sheriffs are the ones who relentlessly pursued these criminals until they were locked up or put out of commission…….Mob-Con 2013
Dennis Griffin, Vito Colucci, Jr. Rogue TownDennis Griffin, former host of Crime Wire, is the premier author of books surrounding the Mob and its presence in Las Vegas, both past and present. Griffin is a consultant to the “Vegas Mob Tour” and owner of Bear Media Consultants which helps match producers of true crime productions with those who can serve as technical consultants and speakers.  A former NY law enforcement officer, Dennis Griffin retired once, then began writing about crime with an emphasis on the Mob. He’s the author of Cullotta,Surviving the Mob, and his latest book, Bella Capo’s true story, La Bella Mafia.FrankCullota
Frank Cullotta, the mob’s top man in Las Vegas during the 70′s and 80′s turned government witness, is but one of the former mobsters involved in Mob-Con 2013.  Cullotta’s testimony put a huge crimp in the Chicago Outfit’s hold on Las Vegas when several mobsters were put behind bars. With a contract out on his life, Cullotta survived his time in prison, as well as in the witness protection program, and is now a free man!
member_54459392Robert George Allen is the Producer/Dirctor of the Haunted Vegas Tours, The Vegas Mob Tours and the Goodsprings Ghost Hunt! He is the host of his own radio show on BlogTalk Radio. Robert George Allen recently penned his new book called “Adventures of a Ghost Stalker” which is set to be released in 2013.

Mob-Con 2013 will be held at Palace Station Hotel & Casino September 7 and 8, 2013 along with a “Meet & Greet Cocktail Party at the “Mob Attraction” on September 6th,” located in the Tropicana.

Get all the details right here…....Mob-Con 2013

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Monica Caison of CUE Center for Missing Persons

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Monica Caison

Monica Caison, CUE Center for Missing Persons, ImaginePublicity
Founder of CUE Center for Missing Persons, Monica Caison, joins the show to update listeners on missing persons cases.  Monica Caison and her organization put importance on all missing persons, not just those in the headlines.
The CUE Center makes a difference for everyone concerned with missing persons through the services they provide along with an annual Road to Remember Tour to bring attention at the local and national level for missing persons cases, cold cases, and unsolved homicides.
Monica Caison, ImaginePublicity
On a given misty morning Monica Caison finds time to contemplate a portion of the missing persons cases presented at one of the tour stops. This year will be no different, many of the names remain on the list of missing, but, as in years past, some will come home to their families as a result of the added attention. Some families will bond together in their common pain and be inspired to continue their personal journey to find their loved one and bring them home.
For complete information on all services provided by CUE Center for Missing Persons, as well as missing persons cases registered with CUE, please refer to their website: NCMissingPersons.Org
The family of James Aaron Toole who has been missing from Alabama since 1995 will be featured on the show.

James Aaron Toole

Missing Since: 05/15/95
Missing from: Pansey, Alabama
Classification: Endangered Missing
White Male
Age at Disappearance: 72
Date of Birth: 12/05/22
Height: 5’7
Weight: 160
Eyes: Gray
Hair: Gray
Scars, Marks, Tattoos: Brown Cancer Spot (size of dime) on right forehead at hairline. Tattoo of ‘girl in swimsuit’ on right arm.
Clothing: Buttom down shirt with possibly wearing a brown cowboy hat.
Scars, Marks, Tattoos: Brown Cancer Spot (size of dime) on right forehead at hairline. Tattoo of ‘girl in swimsuit’ on right arm.
Traveling in a 1984, 4 door Chevrolet Cavalier. Tag number 38BLT66. Car has not been found
Full Name: James Aaron Toole
Details of Disappearacnce
On the Afternoon of Monday, May 15, 1995 he was at his home waiting on his youngest granddaughter to get off the school bus. Her sister came to pick her up, and she got there just before the school bus arrived. He told his granddaughter that he would not be there the next day when her sister got off the bus and to make sure to be there in time so she would not be left alone. He said that he was going to be in Central Florida for a few days visiting some of his siblings.
He went to work that night for a few hours at the convenient store across the street from his home but he left early. Another one of his granddaughters said that he stopped by her house that night breifly to have a conversation with his wife. She did not actually see him, but she heard him speaking with her grandmother in the kitchen. His granddaughters that he spoke with him earlier that afternoon and their mother saw him again that night when he passed them going North on Houston County Road 75. He has never been seen or heard from since. His case remains unsolved.
Investigative Agency
Houston County Sheriff’s Dept

Monday, August 12, 2013

Dottie Laster: Human Trafficking 101

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Recently the headlines touted a large sweep across 77 cities in the US as FBI and local law enforcement agencies rescued 105 underage minors from the grip of human trafficking. Also arrested in the raid were 150 pimps. Has this annual raid made a dent in the national problem? Hardly. While it's admirable that 105 children have been rescued, there are thousands that have already taken their place on the streets being sold to anyone with the money to pay for sex.

Questions now arise from the general public who have limited knowledge of the magnitude of the issue of sex trafficking and how it's impacting every city and town in the world. They want to know many things, including "how does this happen?"

Dottie Laster, Laster Global Consulting,Human Trafficking,ImaginePublicityDottie Laster of Laster Global Consulting and the Bernardo Kohler Center will be on hand for the hour to answer questions and  impart important information for every family to learn.

Laster has explained that cases coming to her have shifted in focus during the last year. While usually dealing with a lot of vulnerable and marginalized people who have been rescued from captivity, she's being contacted by upscale, stable families reporting their children have been lured into the sex trade. How does this happen to well adjusted, academically successful kids?

Dottie Laster explains the “Romeo pimp and how he/she is able to literally invade the thought processes of otherwise intelligent youth, usually girls, using standard seduction techniques until he has her thinking she is in a loving relationship. She has written extensively on the subject and has given numerous presentations to high school and college students in an all out effort to educate them about the dangers, red flags, and proper reporting procedures.
“Human trafficking, and how it claims it’s victims, is one of the most critical messages our youth needs to hear in order to become aware of the tactics traffickers use; to lure them into dangerous situations, how they gain their trust, leading them into a world they never knew existed.”

Dottie Laster is a nationally recognized expert in the field of human trafficking. She has been trained by the Department of Justice to train law enforcement on human trafficking. She has been the architect and leader of human trafficking task forces and coalitions in many cities in Texas and California. In her career she has been directly and indirectly responsible for the rescue and service of over 200 victims of trafficking in the United States. She is credentialed to practice immigration law through the Bernado Kohler Center.

Dottie Laster is featured in the documentary on sex trafficking in Latin bars and cantinas, The Cantinera, and will be the subject of an upcoming television show tentatively titled Project Red Light. She has been the subject of many articles in Texas MonthlyMORE Magazine, and most recently Town Hall MagazineShe is the recipient of numerous awards, including the "Hero Award" from Youth for Human Rights International in 2013.

Dottie Laster is available to give presentations to all grade levels and classes, as well as law enforcement and government agencies, organizations, churches and community groups.
For detailed information please contact ImaginePublicity  Tel: 843-808-0859  Email: contact@imaginepublicity.com

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Maggie Zingman Updates Caravan to Catch a Killer

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In September of 2004 the life of a beautiful 18 year old was brutally taken. Brittany Phillips had just signed up for college classes at Tulsa Community College and secured an apartment near the school. Brittany was raped and suffocated, left for dead. When friends and family had not heard from her after a few days and she had not attended classes it was reported to the police who notified her mother, Maggie Zingman, of her daughter’s murder. Brittany Phillips was buried on her 19th birthday, October 4, 2004.
Fast forward to 2013, 9 long years later, and there is still no suspect or arrest in the case.
Maggie Zingman, PhD is not a stranger to criminals. Her work as a staff psychologist and trauma specialist at an Oklahoma women’s facility brings her in contact with all varieties of the criminal element. She realized early on that DNA would most likely play a large part of solving Brittany’s case, and perhaps others, but after 9 years there has not been the match she has been looking for.
Caravan to Catch a Killer is Maggie Zingman’s way of searching for answers and justice, and along the way she has been able to bring more awareness to not only her daughter’s unsolved murder, but to the fact that laws need to be changed in respect to gathering DNA as well as tougher rape laws. Over 2000 people have been ruled out as the killer of Brittany Phillips as a result of her mother’s persistence, and she will continue to travel around the country for as long as she can until there is resolution.
Maggie’s caravans have reached all over the United States, hundreds of cities, interviews with media, and she plans to keep going. It could be your daughter, sister, mother that is put at risk of being assaulted or killed and no justice forthcoming if it weren’t for people like Maggie Zingman. The Caravan to Catch a Killer is funded soley by donations from kind hearted individuals who know the importance of this mission. Zingman has logged thousands of miles and the wrapped van is limping. Unless donations start pouring in her mission is lost.
As she planned for her 11th caravan, again, she’s faced with problems that seem unsurmountable. The transmission in her vehicle is gone, needs replaced to the tune of $3500, and she has no money available to spend on the needed repairs. Facing the fact that funding may take her off the road for good, Maggie Zingman has given up all she has to make these trips as beneficial as she can, no only for herself, but for everyone she comes in contact with.
…I am her voice…Those who know our history know how hard I fight and also how hard things seem to keep hitting… Don’t know.. it makes it hard, for a bit, to breathe. … Of course I will get past it…because I can’t change what is. But I try so hard to pay it forward, to do things for others, to do this mostly on my own funding. And it seems (even though I know it is just bad timing) that each time I really need something like being able to do the CARAVAN, then I get hit with something so big like a transmission breakdown that I can do nothing but roll with the punches.  I am tired but I won’t give up. I know I just have to accept this solitary road…..BrittanyPhillipsMurder.Net

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Steve Hodel and The Black Dahlia Unsolved Murder, Or is it?

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One of the country’s most spellbinding unsolved homicides is that of Elizabeth Short known as the “Black Dahlia.” 

Steve Hodel, The Black Dahlia, The Roth Show, ImaginePublicity
Steve Hodel, a prestigious former LAPD detective turned private investigator, made some surprising discoveries as he was sifting through his deceased father’s belongings after his death in 1999. In the belongings of Dr. George Hodel were pictures of Elizabeth Short, The Black Dahlia, when she was alive. Immersing himself in an investigation of the evidence found, as well as interviewing other investigators, Steve Hodel realized that the Black Dahlia murder was most likely not the first, nor the last, committed by the number one suspect, Dr. George Hodel, his father, described as a possibly responsible for 7-20 serial murders around Los Angeles.

Steve Hodel
 has written about his findings in Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder ( Arcade Pub. 2003, HarperCollins updated chapters-2004,2006) which contains previously unreleased documents, forensic evidence and photographs.  Most Evil: Avenger, Zodiac and the Further Serial Murders of Dr. George Hill Hodel (Dutton Pub. 2009) compiles even further evidence of possible murders and crimes committed by Dr. George Hodel going back 60 years. Hodel’s third book, Black Dahlia Avenger II: Presenting the Follow-Up Investigation and further Evidence Linking Dr. George Hill Hodel to Los Angeles’s Black Dahlia and other 1940s—LONE WOMAN MURDERS. (Thoughtprint Press 2012) the author’s follow-up investigation provides us with a careful deconstruction of the Dahlia Myth—exposing and correcting the Black Dahlia Murder’s Three Greatest Urban Myths.
Steve Hodel, Black Dahlia, The Roth Show, ImaginePublicity
In 1947, California’s infamous Black Dahlia murder inspired the largest manhunt in Los Angeles history. Despite an unprecedented allocation of money and manpower, police investigators failed to identify the psychopath responsible for the sadistic murder and mutilation of beautiful twenty-two-year old Elizabeth Short. Decades later, former LAPD homicide detective turned private investigator Steve Hodel launched his own investigation into the grisly unsolved crime—and it led him to a shockingly unexpected perpetrator: Hodel’s own father.
A spellbinding tour de force of true-crime writing, this newly revised edition includes never-before-published forensic evidence, photographs, and previously unreleased documents, definitively closing the case that has often been called “the most notorious unsolved murder of the twentieth century.”
To the above publisher-written overview, I will add what for me was a second and equally shocking discovery. The fact that the Black Dahlia Murder- was not a standalone crime. (Lost in time and perpetuated as myth was the fact that all Southern California law enforcement agencies: LAPD and LASD (police and sheriffs) and the DA’s investigators were aware and actively investigating at least five of the murders as probably being connected.)
I have dubbed, these —The Los Angeles Lone Woman Murders.
Download Steve Hodel complete press kit and bio:  SKH June 2013 BIO

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Dr. Scott Bonn’s Prison Visit with Serial Killer David Berkowitz, Son of Sam

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Scott Bonn has been corresponding with Berkowitz for several years as research for an upcoming book (tentatively titled Monster Dearest: Our Macabre Fascination with Serial Killers) thus gaining his trust and finally being granted an in person visit at Sullivan Correctional Facility in Fallsburg, NY.  Bonn came away from the meeting with a sense of sincerity from Berkowitz about his conversion to Christianity and his ministry within the prison. Bonn reports that the Son of Sam is now known as Son of Hope because of his wish to help others spiritually.
Dr. Scott Bonn, Doc Bonn,Son of Sam,David Berkowitz, serial killer, spiritual awakening, religious conversion
The debate about Berkowitz will go on for a long time, he will never be out from behind prison walls and, according to Scott Bonn, has no intention of asking for parole in the future. He seems content with his life, has made apologies, and is working on being an example to others.
Dr. Scott Bonn will include even more details of his visit in his upcoming book, along with his insights to other serial killers he has corresponded with, including Dennis Rader, the BTK Killer and his theories on the identity of Jack the RipperMonster Dearest is looking to be available in early 2014.
Dr. Scott Bonn, Doc Bonn,ImaginePublicity
Dr. Scott Bonn is located in Manhattan and is available for live on-air commentary, expert consultation and speaking engagements. More information about his experience and past media appearances can be found at his website, DocBonn.Com   Please call (843.808.0859) or email (contact@imaginepublicity.com) to discuss media opportunities.