A Conversation with Richard Stratton: Living Legend, Renaissance Man, and former major marijuana/hashish trafficker turned federal prison inmate/jailhouse lawyer turned award-winning author, producer, publisher, screenwriter and director (of the new A&E docu-series, Gotti: Father and Son).
An introduction to the show and a preview of what’s to come.
Excerpt from a conversation with Marcos Pinto, cellmate of mob rat John Alite at Ary Franco Prison in Brazil who Alite and author George Anastasia wrote total lies about in their book “Gotti’s Rules,” and who John Alite further slandered on social media when he realized I was in touch with Marcos, interviewing him for JohnAliteFacts.com, and that he was coming forward to help expose their fraud and speak the truth.
While an NYU student in 2009, documentary teacher/filmmaker Thom Powers assigned his students to interview a documentary filmmaker… so, I cold called my favorite documentary director at the time, Marc Levin, and he graciously answered my questions. Our conversation touched on his new film Mr. Untouchable about Harlem heroin czar turned snitch Leroy “Nicky” Barnes, as well as his earlier works, and some current events.