Former Colombo crime family capo Michael Franzese and son of reputed underboss John "Sonny" Franzese was arrested in Knoxville, TN for allegedly writing bad checks as reported by Jonathan Lemire for the Daily News:
The ex-wiseguy - who has bragged that he made more money than Al Capone - downplayed the arrest in an interview with the Daily News, saying it was an "unfortunate misunderstanding" with a business associate. "I didn't pass bad checks, I didn't take any merchandise. I didn't do anything wrong," said Franzese, 59. "It's a dispute with my former manager over a small amount of money - nothing more," said Franzese.