I'm Robert Anglen, an investigative reporter with the Arizona Republic. My latest investigation showed how a mobster in the Witness Protection Program made off with millions of dollars of developers' money in a Toby Keith restaurant scheme. AMA!
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I'm Robert Anglen, an investigative reporter with the Arizona Republic and the USATODAY Network. I've exposed abuses within the probate court, questionable charities tied to a worldwide televangelism ministry and multiple white-collar fraud schemes.
My latest story delves into the life of Frank Gioia Jr., also known as Frank Capri. Gioia was a "made man" in the New York Mafia whose criminal history was erased after he cooperated with authorities with testimony against more than 70 mobsters.
He was given a new identity as Frank Capri, which helped him become a Phoenix-area businessman who headed a chain of Toby Keith restaurants that failed amid allegations of fraud.
Documents and interviews show Gioia used his new identity to create havoc for business associates, employees and developers. In all, forty restaurants were planned, 20 were built and 19 closed.
Courts have ordered more than $65 million in judgments against him and his companies.