Scores: How I Opened the Hottest Strip Club in New York City, Was Extorted out of Millions by the Gambino Family, and Became One of the Most Successful Mafia Informants in FBI History

Scores: How I Opened the Hottest Strip Club in New York City, Was Extorted out of Millions by the Gambino Family, and Became One of the Most Successful Mafia Informants in FBI History

by Michael D. Blutrich

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ISBN-13: 9781942952633
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 01/31/2017
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 591,290
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Michael D. Blutrich, after distinguishing himself as an extraordinary undercover cooperator credited with almost forty convictions of Mafia defendants, was unexpectedly sentenced, over government opposition, to more than thirteen years of imprisonment in the Federal Witness Security Program. Today he lives and works under a new identity in a secret location. After graduating from the Georgetown University Law Center, he had a distinguished legal career as a Park Avenue attorney, including a partnership with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. As an entrepreneur, he was the original owner of Scores, as well as several other popular nightclubs, owned an HBO boxing promotion enterprise, and for seven years hosted Psychic Eye, an acclaimed radio talk show on both WOR-AM and WEVD-AM in New York City. He has been interviewed on 60 Minutes regarding his undercover experiences.


Michael D. Blutrich, after distinguishing himself as an extraordinary undercover cooperator credited with almost forty convictions of Mafia defendants, was unexpectedly sentenced, over government opposition, to more than thirteen years of imprisonment in the Federal Witness Security Program. Today he lives and works under a new identity in a secret location. After graduating from the Georgetown University Law Center, he had a distinguished legal career as a Park Avenue attorney, including a partnership with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. As an entrepreneur, he was the original owner of Scores, as well as several other popular nightclubs, owned an HBO boxing promotion enterprise, and for seven years hosted Psychic Eye, an acclaimed radio talk show on both WOR-AM and WEVD-AM in New York City. He has been interviewed on 60 Minutes regarding his undercover experiences.

Table of Contents

Prologue Murders That Shocked the Big Apple

Part One PLEASE STOP BUGGING ME!

Chapter One Coping with Murder
Chapter Two Taking Control and Promoting the HBO Fight
Chapter Three Scores-Style Softball
Chapter Four Hints of Future Problems Erupt
Chapter Five How Did I Wind Up Here?
Chapter Six The Madness Continues to Grow
Chapter Seven No More Secrets
Chapter Eight The Government Extends an Invitation

Part Two SCORES: WHERE SPORTS AND PLEASURE COME TOGETHER

Chapter Nine The Birth of Scores
Chapter Ten An Unexpectedly Difficult Creation
Chapter Eleven Mafia for Dummies
Chapter Twelve Landing the Liquor License
Chapter Thirteen Welcome to Scores
Chapter Fourteen How to Own a Strip Club
Chapter Fifteen Valuable Lessons for Strip Bar Owners
Chapter Sixteen Can Scores Be Rescued from Financial Ruin?
Chapter Seventeen Howard Stern and Scores: A Love Affair for the Ages
Chapter Eighteen Celebrity Hordes Rock Our World
Chapter Nineteen Breasts on Trial in Manhattan
Chapter Twenty Trying to Tame the Mafia Beast

Part Three DANCING WITH THE DEVIL

Chapter Twenty-One The First Proffer: Time to Start Spilling the Beans
Chapter Twenty-Two Hello Cooperation, Good-bye Sanity
Chapter Twenty-Three I Think I’m Gonna Puke
Chapter Twenty-Four Sergio’s Encore Performance
Chapter Twenty-Five Lights, Camera, Action!
Chapter Twenty-Six Sergio’s Real Encore Performance
Chapter Twenty-Seven The Beat Goes On
Chapter Twenty-Eight The Investigation Just Keeps On Expanding
Chapter Twenty-Nine Meeting with the Florida Prosecutors
Chapter Thirty The Investigation Moves Up the Mafia Hierarchy
Chapter Thirty-One Hemorrhoids to the Rescue
Chapter Thirty-Two Money Laundering and Florida Craziness
Chapter Thirty-Three Cooperation Complications, and How Leonardo DiCaprio Saved My Life
Chapter Thirty-Four The Rule of Threes
Chapter Thirty-Five Descent into Madness

Part Four BECOMING IRRELEVANT

Chapter Thirty-Six Shock and Awe
Chapter Thirty-Seven A New Life Begins, Maybe
Chapter Thirty-Eight The 156-Page Plea
Chapter Thirty-Nine Surrender
Chapter Forty Sentencing, Parts I and II
Epilogue The Aftermath

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Scores: How I Opened the Hottest Strip Club in New York City, Was Extorted out of Millions by the Gambino Family, and Became One of the Most Successfu 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
NewYorkWalt66 More than 1 year ago
Incredible insiders read. I remember hearing about Scores and its endless tales of debauchery. Blutrich's narration enticed me with a lifestyle I never realized existed. I found my anxiety racing with every new development. Reading about the Mob, a Strip Club, the FBI, and New York was a perfect recipe for this unbelievable story.
NYHero1 More than 1 year ago
Fabulous and eloquently written book. I was shocked to see the craftiness of FBI investigators and how much Blutrich went thru while owning a club I only got to read about back in the day. I never realized how many ways the Mob can extort money from one club. The book was intense and I felt I was on a roller coaster. It is a fast read but like any good book, I have read, once finished, I am still thinking about what I read. The flow is seamless and entertaining.