Colorado’s Carlino Brothers: A Bootlegging Empire

What if you never knew your grandfather because he allegedly died early in life from natural causes, and one day an elderly gentleman informs you that your grandfather died of “lead poisoning”?

That real-life event prompted author and San Jose’s Sam’s BBQ owner, Sam Carlino to discover his grandfather and great uncle control the flow of prohibition alcohol in Colorado before their gruesome and bloodied separate assassinations in 1931.  “Colorado’s Carlino Brothers” provides newspaper accounts, intimate photographs and surprising revelations, including the confirmation that his grandfather Pete Carlino met with crime boss “boss of all bosses” Salvador Maranzano in New York before his murder under the orders of Charles “Lucky” Luciano, and that both men’s September 10, 1931 assassinations may not have been a coincidence.


Congratulations Sam Carlino on the successful launch of your riveting book on Amazon.  It was an honor to assist you in this journey.


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