The Mafia picked the wrong gay to mess with!
Michael Blutrich, the gay man who once owned the iconic topless club Scores at 333 East 60th Street, has just released his book Scores: How I Opened the Hottest Strip Cub 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.
Blutrich "worked undercover for a year, taping more than 100 conversations that prosecutors say contributed to indictments in January  of several members of the Gambino family on charges of extorting more than $1 million from Scores" as previously reported by Selwyn Raab for The New York Times.
In addition to operating Scores, Blutrich was a politically-connected lawyer who founded the Park Avenue firm Blutrich, Falcone & Miller with several former aides to Gov. Mario M. Cuomo, and among its attorneys was Andrew M. Cuomo who was a partner there from 1985 to 1988.
Blutrich pleaded guilty in December 1998 for his own assorted crimes including a fraud scheme which prompted him to flip as then reported by Selwyn Raab for The New York Times. His government cooperation may have helped convict 60 people but did little to reduce his prison time, and Blutrich ended up getting a 16-year term as reported by Susan Clary for the Orlando Sentinel.
Blutrich now is in the federal witness protection program.
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