Ori Spado’s new book about his life and journey as “Accidental Gangster” has officially been recognized as a Best-Seller with high critical acclaim. It has been a very eventful time for the author as just this week Mr.Spado was honored at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas where he was interviewed about his life and journey from the Colombo Crime Family to Hollywood. He also went in-depth regarding the new book which has been called by many one of the most exciting reads of the year.
About the book:
Author Orlando (Ori) Spado honestly recounts his humble beginnings from the small town of Rome in upstate New York, to becoming known as “The Mob Boss of Hollywood.” 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.
“For nearly forty 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 & 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 bestselling true crime book, FILTHY RICH