There is one really real reality show. Forget all those shallow shows of a few young people in a house fighting with each other, even the rehab show is not real. Watch “I Married A Mobster” on the Investigation Discovery Channel. This show is very revealing about the Mob life through the eyes of the women who married these disillusioned creatures who were highly defensive and caring to their immediate families but would kill someone else in an instant in the same day.
Marriage can be hard enough without adding murder, FBI wire tapping, drugs and mob hits. In this show you have it all and it is all real and true. The women love their husbands. They describe them as sweethearts, caring, giving to those they love but if you do them wrong, they will kill you. No kidding around, there is no judge or jury, you will die if you mess up!
Years ago there was the grandmotherly type who ran the one table pool room and in the back is where the high stakes crap games took place. My grandmother had a string and a bell attached to the refridigerator door, when the bell rang, she knew a beer was being taken out and somebody had to pay for it. My grandmother was not affiliated with the mob though.
Linda even discloses that she went out to dinner with Greg and after dinner he had to meet someone in a parking lot and after some words, he shot the guy. She was not shocked, it was a normal night. The shocking part was when he sat her down and confessed to Linda that he was a paid FBI informant. She insists that he wasn’t a rat but worked with J Edgar Hoover to find the bodies of people that the FBI was interested in.
None of this is fiction all of it is fascinating and that is just some of her stories. Then there is Cheryl Caruso whose husband is Philly who is now in jail and was arrested for his drug dealing activities. She dwells on her life in the aftermath. Single with children she says, “People go to jail and the families are forced to suffer.”
I hear about this everyday from my wife. I was never involved with the Mob. I have a police background as a officer and teacher in the Police Academy. I was even a Administrative Law Judge for a while. Yeah, I decided what to do when people complained about their parking tickets but it paid well. I became a Lawyer and turned out to be the only one left after some bad fraudulent real estate deals. The real estate guys dissapear with mortgage money and I go to jail as a Convicted Felon because I was the Lawyer for the transactions. I never knew that was the intentions of the other parties in the transactions.
I have 4 children and 2 of them were toddlers when I had to leave them for two years. I want to start a foundation for the Families of Incarcerated Individuals. The wives and children are innocent. They did not do any crime and are forced to find a income to survive. My wife has health problems from that time when she worked 5 jobs at once just to keep the house.