Anthony M. DeStefano

Anthony M. DeStefano is a New York City journalist who specializes in legal affairs, criminal justice and organized crime. He is the author of "Gotti's Boys: The Mafia Crew That Killed For John Gotti" (2019), "Top hoodlum: Frank Costello : Prime Minister of The Mafia." (2018)"The Big Heist", published in June 2017;"Gangland New York: The Places And Faces of Mob History, published in July 2015; "Vinny Gorgeous: The Ugly Rise and Fall Of A New York Mobster," published in July 2013; "The Last Godfather" "King of the Godfathers" and "Mob Killer," the latter of which was released in June 2011. He also authored "The War On Human Trafficking," published by Rutgers University Press. As a member of the staff of Newsday, Mr. DeStefano was on a team of reporters who won the Pulitzer Prize for spot news in 1992 for the newspapers coverage of the Union Square subway crash (1991). In connection with his work, he has traveled to Europe and South America. He also speaks at academic conferences about crime and human trafficking. As part of promotional work for "Gangland New York", Mr. DeStefano has appeared on WPIX-TV in New York City, NY1 in New York City, as well as WVOX radio in New Rochelle and The Frank Morano Show on 970AM. Recently, he has appeared on the Biography Channel and Sundance Channel and is scheduled to appear in an upcoming cable series as an expert commentator about organized crime in New York City. During his spare time Mr. DeStefano tours historic places related to crime in New York City and famous cemeteries. For more information about his work and upcoming events, check out or look at his Face Book pages under Anthony M. DeStefano and King of The Godfathers.
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