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Frank Matthews

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The History of Frank Matthews | Black Mafia | Gangster Kingpin Gets Away

Lawyer Up!

Today we take a deep dive into the fascinating history behind the notorious drug gangster, Frank Matthews. #frankmatthews #blackmafia #Americankingpin--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/josh-roberts36/support

24mins

14 Feb 2022

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S2 Ep16: Frank Matthews wanted for 50 years

American Dope

2023 will make 50 years that Frank Matthews has been wanted by the Federal government after disappearing.

26mins

1 Apr 2021

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S2 Ep16: Frank Matthews Prosecutor

American Dope

William Cahalan was the NY Federal Prosecutor tasked with going after the biggest dope dealer in the country circas 1970- Frank "Peewee" Matthews

19mins

1 Apr 2021

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S2 Ep16: Frank Matthews Update

American Dope

What has come out new in the Frank Matthews case since the "Frank Matthews Documentary" came out 8 years ago?

18mins

1 Apr 2021

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S2 Ep16: Frank Matthews in Philadelphia

American Dope

Philly, home of the Philly Black Mafia, was a stronghold for New York Heroin lord Frank Matthews

5mins

1 Apr 2021

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S2 Ep15: Frank Matthews Baltimore - Clinton Shorty Buise

American Dope

Baltimore black gangster Clinton Shorty Buise played himself on "The Wire" and he was one of the last street people to see the legendary Frank Matthews before he disappeared

8mins

31 Mar 2021

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Frank Matthews (CWA) / Dave Porter (Helmets to Hardhats)

America's Work Force Union Podcast

Communications Workers of America District 4 Administrative Director Frank Mathews joined today’s edition of America’s Work Force Union Podcast to discuss the National Labor Relations Board having members with a union busting history, President-elect Biden’s infrastructure plan and worker friendly legislation, protecting the vote and penalizing companies for offshoring jobs. Helmets to Hardhats Executive Director Dave Porter was today’s second featured guest. He offered some history about the Helmets to Hardhats organization, how the program helps connect transitioning military members to opportunities in the 15 construction trades, how they connect with military members and the value of registered apprenticeships. 

54mins

10 Nov 2020

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Episode 519: Frank Matthews: The Black Caesar

Sofa King Podcast

On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we look at the life of the African-American drug kingpin Frank Matthews: The Black Caesar. Matthews went from stealing chickens to running a numbers game in the back of his barber shop to being the top non-Mafia drug importer in the nation, in just a couple of years. He organized small drug dealers to take on the Mob; he ran the control of cocaine and heroin to 21 states; he was the first person to tap into the South American drug cartels; he went to war with the Black Mafia. He disappeared at age 29, having already formed a drug empire that bested everyone from Al Capone to Pablo Escobar.He was born in North Carolina and raised by his aunt when his mother died. When he was only 14, he formed a gang to steal chickens from local farms and sell them locally. A farmer caught them one day, and Matthews beat him. With a brick. A year later, he was out of prison and started running numbers. Eventually, he moved to Philadelphia  and then New York and did his numbers racket out of the back of a barber shop. However, this wasn’t enough for the ambitious Frank Matthews. He wanted in on the drug trade.He tried to get friendly with some of the big Mafia families, but they all declined. So, he forged his own way. He befriended "Spanish Raymond" Márquez, who put him in touch with "El Padrino", Cuban Mafia godfather of New York. This contact allowed him to get the drugs directly from Corsica, the same supplier as the mob used. And Matthews was now an international player.He started to make so much money he would forget that he gave someone a million dollars, and he ran out of room to store his stacks of cash. He would fly to Vegas to have the casinos launder his money. He saw the potential to really move things, though, and he called a meeting in Atlanta with all big drug dealers cut out by the mob. They created a network, and the drug game changed for America thanks to Matthews.However, he got sloppy, and eventually there were federal and local warrants for his arrest. He was pinched in Vegas and extradited to New York where he silently slipped away on bail. He was never seen again. So where did Frank Matthews go? Why does one author thing this has to do with the CIA? Why did mob boss Carlo Gambino put a hit on him, and what made him retract it? Who was Major Coxson, and what did he have to do with the Black Mafia? Why was he so much more powerful than Jemeker Thompson, Crack Queen of LA? Listen, laugh, learn.Visit Our Sources:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Matthews_(drug_trafficker) https://themobmuseum.org/blog/did-frank-matthews-get-away-with-it/ https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/durham-news/dn-community/article10277654.html https://ganglandgazette.com/what-happened-to-drug-lord-frank-matthews https://www.ozy.com/true-and-stories/the-black-godfather-who-rose-fell-and-vanished/82420/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_Coxson

25 Sep 2020

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Frank Matthews "Black Caesar"

Narco Diaries

One of the United States most prolific african-american drug traffickers, And he got away with it!

11mins

10 Apr 2020

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We Do What We Wanna Do Podcast Ep. 14 with Frank Matthews & @ Nukedacity

InnerVision Radio

We Do What We Wanna Do Podcast Ep. 14 with Frank Matthews & @ Nukedacity

15mins

9 Oct 2019

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