Showing posts with label gangster. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gangster. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Ice-T jewelry

Ice-T said he stopped wearing jewelry... But take a look at this watch!!!

Ice-T ostentatious wrist watch
"I stopped wearing jewelry about 5 yrs ago.. Just a watch. I stopped wanting to LOOK like a rapper."
Ice-T via Twitter

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Al Capone business how to

Al Capone was taking in about $105,000,000 a year in revenues in the 1920's, or about 1.4 billion in today's dollars.

At 21 years old, he was an unknown bartender and bouncer. But by the age of 28, he was one of the richest and most powerful gangsters in the world. From these days, his name will forever synonymous with the word gangster.

It is estimated that by 1929, Al Capone's income from the various aspects of his business was $60,000,000 (illegal alcohol), $25,000,000 (gambling establishments), $10,000,000 (vice) and $10,000,000 from various other rackets. It is claimed that Capone was employing over 600 gangsters to protect this business from rival gangs.

Here is a very interesting text by

Business Advice from Uncle Al ... (Capone, That Is)
Al Capone might not have been your typical entrepreneur. After all, he was convicted of tax evasion and was actively involved in prostitution, bribery, smuggling and selling illegal booze. But just because his business wasn't legal doesn't mean Capone didn't know a thing or two about running a successful operation. In fact, Capone owned more than 300 businesses and knew how to get things done and command respect and loyalty from his employees.
In fact, Capone's business acumen may well have been one of his greatest assets, according to Deirdre Marie Capone, Al Capone's grandniece who lived in the house of her famous (and favorite) uncle. Capone, the last member of the family born with the Capone name, authored an explicit memoir that details her efforts to hide the fact that she was related to Capone and recounts her decision to eventually embrace her name and family history.
The book, "Uncle Al Capone…The Untold Story From Inside His Family" (Recap Publishing, 2011), tells many never-before-known facts about this iconic figure's life, death and business dealings.
In the book, she recalls what life was like as a child growing up in the Capone household and shares fond memories of the man who taught her to ride a bike, swim and play the mandolin. 
Capone said she knows what the "family" was really like, and what the "outfit" was all about. In her tell-all book, she shares details untold until now, including her claims that that Ralph (Al's older brother) and Al Capone lobbied the Nevada legislature to legalize gambling, alcohol and prostitution in that state; that they were the owners of the first upscale casino in Las Vegas way before Bugsy Siegel came to Vegas, and what really happened in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.

In an exclusive interview with BusinessNewsDaily, Capone gives us some business tips that could have come directly from her notorious uncle.
  • You're only as good as your word. Al Capone ran a very efficient business, she said. He taught every person who worked for him: "Your word should be your bond."
  • Remember where you came from.When Al Capone saw one of his employees strut around acting like a big shot, he would tell him: "Don't let your head get too big for your hat."
  • Be honest with your business partners. Ralph and Al Capone needed to give orders just once to the employees and they were expected to do their jobs correctly. Al Capone would instruct them, "Don't lie to the people you work for."
  • Remember, it's never easy. Al Capone at one time ran more than 300 different establishments. When a reporter wrote about how easy it was for him to make money, he was quoted as saying. "Find out what it's like to run a business and meet a payroll."
  • Earn your customers' loyalty. Al Capone supplied good quality alcohol to the citizens in Chicago from 1920 to 1931 during Prohibition. He was quoted by a reporter as saying "Be loyal to friends and invincible to enemies."


Here is another interesting text named Mob Movie Lessons: The Untouchables published by Mr. Mafioso on

A kind word and a gun

In The Untouchables, Capone says: “You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with just a kind word alone.” This statement is the foundation of Capone’s kingdom. He ran Chicago and he took over the bootlegging racket because he was feared. I’m not saying violence is the answer, but what I am saying is that a Mafioso is feared. In the movie, Capone blows up a bar that wouldn’t buy his beer. What do you think the next bar owner is going to do? He’s going to buy Capone’s beer because he fears him. You don’t need to blow anything up, but people gotta understand that you mean business.

Bribe if need be

Another trademark of Alphonse Capone that was shown in The Untouchables was his success in bribing city officials. He knew where and when Eliot Ness was going to organize a raid because half the city’s police force was on his payroll. His men had permits to carry concealed weapons signed by the mayor. Why? Because the mayor was on his payroll. When he goes to court, the jury is paid off and the judge is paid off. Capone made sure that the city officials ran the city the way he wanted them to. He knew that whatever money was spent in bribing officials was a good investment. He was a master at bribing people, and Capone showed that bribery can go a long way.

Get the right people

After his first alcohol raid failed miserably, Eliot Ness realized he had the wrong people. His answer came from the Irish beat cop Malone (Sean Connery) who said: “If you don’t want rotten apples, don’t get them from the barrel — get them from the tree.” Ness couldn’t work with the Chicago police force because most of the force, including the chief of police, were being paid off by Capone. Instead, Ness and Capone go to the Police Academy to recruit "greenies" who hadn’t been corrupted yet. His crew was small, but Ness had the right people on board.

Cover all your tracks

Capone was good about keeping himself out of trouble; he covered his tracks well, but he didn’t cover all of his tracks. He hadn’t paid an income tax in years. In fact, Capone showed no income at all on his tax documents. It was this discovery that eventually brought him down on income tax evasion charges. Had he only showed a small income, had he but paid a small amount of taxes, the story of Al Capone might have ended much differently. He might have been around much longer and grown his empire much larger. That’s why you gotta cover all your tracks; you could go down because of the smallest thing. You can never be too thorough when covering your tracks.

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Alphonse Capone’s first big mistake was to publicly show off what he had accomplished. Instead of laying low and enjoying his position at the top of the Chicago food chain, Capone spoke to reporters constantly. He made sure everyone knew just how successful he was. He owned and lived in the Lexington Hotel. Everything he did was eccentric and extravagant. That was all well and good in Chicago, where he had even the Mayor on his payroll, but once the federal government took notice, his demise began. Run your rackets and keep your head low. Don’t make yourself a celebrity and your operation will last a lot longer, capisce?


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Eric Grenier

Un personnage fascinant qui pretendait etre le Hugh Hefner du Quebec...

A shady businessman who pretended to be the Hugh Hefner of Quebec...

En moins bonne compagnie

Propriétaire du bar de danseuses Le Garage, à Mirabel, du magazine pour adultes Québec Érotique ainsi que de plusieurs salons de massage, Éric Grenier - le bum de la télésérie.

Éric Grenier est un homme d’affaires pas comme les autres. Originaire de Val-d’Or, en Abitibi, il s’est installé à Montréal il y a une dizaine d’années (2000). « J’ai d’abord ouvert un centre de jardinage, puis le club (de danseuses) Le Garage et des salons de massage. J’ai aussi fondé la revue Québec érotique », explique M. Grenier en entrevue. Le Garage est une boîte aux allures de discothèque et l’établissement peut accueillir 400 personnes.

Éric Grenier, qui se décrit comme un amateur de designers italiens, du soleil du Mexique, de bijoux, de femmes sexy et de tatouages, il porte également au cou une chaîne avec un médaillon frappé de l'inscription 666 en guise d'appui aux Hells Angels.

«Il ne porte pas de veston ni de cravate mais il affectionne les designers italiens, les bijoux, le soleil du Mexique, les femmes sexy et les “tattoos”»,

«Dans ce milieu-là, tu côtoies un paquet de monde. Si j'étais si proche que ça des motards, je serais en prison. Je suis encore en liberté, je suis un honnête citoyen et j'ai une montre de 100 000 $ dans le bras»,

 Produit par IDI, une compagnie appartenant à Anne-Marie Losique, Le bum, les belles et la brute se décline en six épisodes de 30 minutes qui détaillent le mode de vie extravagant d'Éric Grenier : virées en hélicoptère, lave-auto sexy et autres tournois de golf extrêmes. Le tout, sans tabous.

Au printemps 2010, Éric Grenier, qui est également propriétaire du magazine Québec Érotique et de plusieurs salons de massage, avait également fait les manchettes lorsqu’il s’était associé à un docu-réalité produit par Anne-Marie Losique et appelé Le bum, les belles et la brute.

Éric Grenier, qui porterait continuellement des breloques démontrant son appui aux Hells Angels, aurait des liens avec plusieurs hommes d’affaires des Basses-Laurentides, notamment à Terrebonne. Il est vu régulièrement aux galas de boxe et de combats extrêmes.

L’entreprise d’Éric Grenier emploie 100 personnes. « C’est beaucoup de monde à gérer, mais j’ai une bonne équipe avec moi », ajoute M. Grenier.

On Nov. 20, 2012, Grenier, who claims to be a professional poker player making $50,000 annually

The 41-year-old businessman admitted in a Quebec court that he paid no income tax despite owning five businesses.

La poursuite faisait valoir que Grenier avait joué un rôle de financier et de chef d'orchestre des importations, qu'il a été motivé par l'argent, «qu'il a opéré plusieurs entreprises rentables durant des années et qui pouvait gagner jusqu'à 50 000$ par année durant des tournois professionnels de poker».

Il déplorait la saisie de 20 kilos de cocaïne et précisait avoir perdu $500,000 qu'il avait investis pour l'achat de la drogue.

Les démêlés d’Éric Grenier avec la justice

Hiver 2010
Ses liens avec les Hells Angels sont révélés devant la Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux, alors qu’on l’empêche d’acquérir un bar de la rue Sainte-Catherine.

10 juillet 2010
Dans un litige impliquant la revue Québec Érotique, le juge Pierre Nollet reproche à Éric Grenier de vivre «en marge de la loi». Grenier lui avait admis qu’il ne déclarait aucun revenu à l’impôt, malgré ses cinq entreprises. À lui seul, son magazine générait des revenus de 400 000 $ par an.

24 juillet 2011
Il est arrêté pour avoir menacé des patrouilleurs nautiques du Service de police de la Ville de Montréal dans une écluse entre les lacs Saint-Louis et des Deux-Montagnes. Il leur aurait dit qu’il «connaît du monde» dans le milieu criminel et qu’il n’y avait «rien de plus facile» que d’en trouver «pour moins de 100 $» afin de tabasser les policiers.
Novembre 2012

À la suite d’une enquête des policiers de la Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) américaine, il est arrêté au Pérou, où il participe à un tournoi de poker, afin d’être extradé à New York pour y avoir comploté l’importation de 20 kg de cocaïne. Il est reconnu coupable en mars 2014.

Juillet 2014
Un homme d’affaires de Terrebonne a tenté de réclamer 286 623 $ pour un bateau abîmé au lac des Deux-Montagnes. La réclamation lui a été refusée puisqu’il ne servait que de prête-nom: le vrai propriétaire de l’embarcation est Éric Grenier, a conclu le juge François Duprat.

Mon Verdict / My two cents

Un gars devenu riche (en tout cas en apparence) a partir de rien. Quoiqu'un sejour en prison (enfer) au Perou, ca n'a pas de prix!

It's all about the Money! But don't mess with the law!

Friday, May 1, 2015

The 10 Crack Commandments

How The 10 Crack Commandments Aren’t Just For Drugs, But Business Too

A very accurate and inspiring article written by 
When I first heard “Ten Crack Commandments,” I couldn’t have been older than 12.
To be honest, I really had no clue what those commandments meant. I figured the lyrics were full of “drug things” that I’d only understand once I saw “Scarface” a couple times. I was wrong. Well, kind of.
Sure, I started to understand the glaring drug references after watching Al Pacino become Tony Montana, but I also began to see new business analogies arise after becoming a man, myself.
I wrote an article applying themes from the hustler’s mindset to modern business strategy. I realized that if the “Ten Crack Commandments” could act as an anthem for the hustler, it should also be practical in the workplace.
And while Rap Genius does a great job of giving us the street-meaning of his bars, I feel as though there are more meaningful lessons we can take out of his lyrics.
For Biggie, crack meant work.
In fact, that’s why you’ll hear rappers refer to it as so. Here’s why the “Ten Crack Commandments” isn’t just for drugs, but for success too.

1. Never let no one know how much dough you hold

Biggie is saying: Don’t make yourself a target. While he’s actually referring to jealous thugs in the street, and the threat of robbery, this “commandment” is a good life lesson.
Just because you have something, doesn’t mean others have to know. People will always perceive the poor man to be hungrier than the fat cat. In many cases, hunger and ambition are synonymous.

2. Never let them know your next move

Here, BIG is alluding to avoiding getting set up in a drug deal, but it honestly applies to deals of any nature. In most “deals,” two or more parties agree on terms for mutual benefit.
In any good deal, you should strive to maximize your own benefits.
Be unpredictable, yet maintain control. By keeping your business partner guessing, you’ll ultimately gain leverage.
More importantly, you’ll ensure that no one gets too comfortable. That’s when you can grab the steering wheel.

3. Never trust nobody

DTA. Don’t. Trust. Anyone.
This one doesn’t need much explaining. Don’t trust anyone in the streets, don’t trust anyone in the office, don’t trust anyone, anywhere.
After loving someone, the next most powerful emotion you can invest in that person is trust.
Trust is by no means a prerequisite for business, remember that.

4. Never get high on your own supply

Whether in the crack game, or on Wall Street, never lose focus when it comes to your objective. Your resources are there to optimize your business worth, not your personal pleasure.
Getting high is temporary. The worth of your given product’s supply will predict your own future net worth.
Make sure you get the most out of it.

5. Never sell no crack where you rest at

Biggie is illustrating the dangers of mixing your business affairs with your personal life.
In the drug world, if customers aren’t satisfied, they’ll return to where they bought the product… for a resolution. In the crack game, that resolution won’t be peaceful.
Protect yourself, so that work problems remain in the workplace.
After you clock out, remove yourself entirely. If you have a family, spend time with those closest to you. If you have a girlfriend, take her out to dinner.
Make sure that these things don’t interfere with work and, more importantly, matters of work can’t interfere with them.

6. That goddamn credit? Dead it.

Money up front. Always.
In fact, money beforehand is ideal. Never provide someone a service without compensation offered on-sight.
Commandment three tells us not to trust anyone, and this is even more poignant when applied to matters of financial obligation or debt.
In the crack game, a fiend may “pay you back tomorrow.” In the corporate world, a business associate may ask to pay you after a task is completed.
Business operates best when terms are outlined and met beforehand. That way, nothing is left to chance. Whether it be money or quality.

7. Keep your family and business completely separated

Business is cutthroat. Frankly, there are bound to be times throughout your professional career when you‘ll make choices you’re not exactly proud about.
Entrepreneurs survive by creating their own paths and, sometimes, you’ll have to cut down others along the way.
It’s the nature of the business. You’ll operate best when you aren’t forced to watch whose feet you’re stepping on.
Although helping your best friend find work may seem like the right thing to do… if things were to turn sour, you put your relationship at risk.

8. Never keep no weight on you!

The weight Biggie is alluding to in this line is drug-weight, or crack. Along with that type of weight, comes liability.
In this commandment, BIG is warning you to remove yourself from any positions of liability.
In the workplace, competing firms will constantly be searching for ways to bring you or your company down. Protect your ass.

9. If you ain’t getting bagged stay the f*ck from police.

In Biggie’s eyes, the police were the enemy. This obviously won’t transcend to your office, at least not hopefully. Still, the underlying concept will.
Think about it like this: Don’t be seen with the enemy.
For Biggie, being seen talking to the police could foreshadow a “plea bargain.” Maybe for you, talking to a rival company could foreshadow a “new business opportunity.”
Either way, fraternizing with the enemy might make your coworkers question your loyalty. Although you might not have any sneaky intentions, be careful, as it may create the appearance that you do.

10. A strong word called consignment. If you ain’t got the clientele say hell no.

Don’t find yourself in too deep in relation to some business ventures. Know when to say, “Hell no.”
Consignment means “agreeing to pay a supplier after the goods are sold.”
You may be interested in taking out a huge loan in attempt to get your startup off the ground. Make sure you “test the water,” so to speak, before handling business this way.
If you accept a sum of money or utilities to complete a task, and then flop, you’ll find yourself in hot water.
In the crack game, that may cost you your life; in a business sense, you may too find yourself “in a hole” you can’t dig yourself out of, financially.

This article was  written by