Don’t miss this gripping conversation where we learn about life with the man the Mexican Narcos called "the most honorable criminal we ever worked with” as well as run-ins with a future king, tales of paternal cruelty, and even a bit of “Better Call Saul.”
Dubbed “Mexico’s real-life Don Corleone,” Pietro La Greca Sr. ran the biggest money laundering scheme in Mexican history. But his crimes soon caught up with him—and made an enemy of his son, Pietro La Greca Jr. Set in a world of fast cars, sprawling mansions, and VIP treatment, PESOS: The Rise and Fall of a Border Family is a tale of greed, ambition, and family betrayal.
La Greca Jr. tells the story of how his father built himself from the ground up through lies, scams, and sheer belligerence. After sweet-talking his way from Napoli to Tijuana, La Greca Sr. married into one of Mexico’s most powerful families. During the worst period in Mexico’s economic history, he made millions laundering money on behalf of some of the country’s most powerful politicians, businessmen, and celebrities. But his greed soon led to his downfall, earning him the enmity of presidents and drug cartels alike and twice forcing his entire family—including the young La Greca Jr.—to go on the run.
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