Friday, September 23, 2011

More on the Gotti Movie and Marco Fiore

The entertainment website Showbiz 411 has an article yesterday that gives more details on the background of the producer of the forthcoming biopic on John Gotti, Marco Fiore d/b/a "Mark Fiore."

The thing that bugs me about Fiore's role in the Gotti film is not that he is a convicted stock swindler, but rather this kind of thing:
Fiore has been telling the people he’s hired for “Gotti” that he did go to jail, that it was no big deal. “He said he took the fall for someone who the government really wanted,” says a source.
In reality, Fiore was a major league stock scammer, served time in prison for significant offenses, and was one of the cast of characters in my 2003 book Born to Steal.

I always like to see ex-cons turn their lives around, but pretending that the past didn't exist is not the way to do it.

© 2011 Gary Weiss. All rights reserved.


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