I'm Azcentral investigative reporter Robert Anglen. My latest story shows that the mobster behind failed Toby Keith restaurant chains is also responsible for the demise of the Rascal Flatts restaurant project. AMA!
I'm Robert Anglen, an investigative reporter with the Arizona Republic and the USA TODAY 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.
Now, his fingerprints are on another nationwide restaurant collapse with a new country music star: Rascal Flatts.
EDIT: I have to get going. Check out the whole story here: https://www.azcentral.com/in-depth/news/local/arizona-investigations/2019/03/13/mafia-frank-capri-behind-rascal-flatts-toby-keith-restaurant-failures/2337607002/
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If you have any more questions, post them! I'll be checking back through the week to follow up! Thanks.