You never know who your neighbors are. You never know who you may meet at a church singles' club. You also may never know where $500 million worth of stolen masterworks of art in 1990 from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are stashed.
"The Gardner theft remains unsolved decades after two men dressed as police officers talked their way into the elegant museum on the Fenway shortly after midnight on March 18, 1990, tied up two guards and disappeared with 13 masterworks. None have been recovered, despite a $5 million reward and promises of immunity. They include three Rembrandts — including his only seascape, “Storm on the Sea of Galilee” — and a Vermeer." ~ Boston Globe
The Boston Globe wrote about the theft and about a Mobster who has resurfaced in Memphis.
This notorious Boston mobster, who found a safe haven in Memphis after being relocated in the witness protection program, has decided to go public and come clean.
Alonso Esposito, formerly know as Mafia capo Robert "Bobby" Luisi Jr., said he found God before leaving the mob but that he was in too deep to get out. He also said he was relieved the day he was arrested.
Esposito told me he spent his prison days reading the bible and his time in solitary confinement wrestling with demons. Esposito is passionate about passing on his revelations to anyone who will listen. He has written a book, started a video series, and he has joined a church in Memphis as a pastor. He wants more than anything to teach the word of God.
Photo's by Memphis Photojournalist Karen Pulfer Focht ©2016
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Stephen Kurkjian from the Boston Globe's investigative Spotlight Team and Mob expert and beat reporter Shelley Murphy wrote the story about Esposito resurfacing in Memphis. She is co-author of the New York Times best-seller “Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt That Brought Him to Justice.”