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Former Mob Boss lays out the depth of sports corruption

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It’s in every level of sport.

Corruption in sport is real. We have been very aware of this dark side of sport and it is happening in every sport and at almost every level.

My first real exposure to the true reality and depth of the sport corruption problem was when I was with the Toronto Blue Jays during an MLB security meeting at spring training. MLB security and the FBI brought in former Mob Boss Michael Franzese to talk to players and staff about the inner working of organized crime and professional sports.

Michael laid it all out, how they target players, set them up and then get control of their lives and ultimately their in game performance.

It’s Real and It’s Scary!

A few years back amid the corruption and match fixing scandals in professional soccer and the accusations of potential match fixing in other sports, I got fed up!!

So I set out to dig a little deeper to find out:
1) If it is true & if so, how much fixing is going on?
2) If it is true and it is happening, how far down does it really go or how far up – could it reach the top levels of professional sport?
3) If it is happening, who’s masterminding this whole thing and how in the hell are they making it happen!?

So I went back to the best source I could think of, the former Mafia Boss who masterminded brilliant scams from auto dealerships to union kickbacks and financial services and a multi-billion dollar gasoline tax scheme. He was earning millions in cash every week and a big part of his business in his prime were profitable scams in the sports and entertainment industries.
I tracked down former Mafia boss Michael Franzese to ask him how organized crime engaged in illegal sporting scams and what we got was a whole lot more.

Listen here to our conversation with Michael in his first appearance on Krush Performance:

Of course I could not stop there as we learned more about bribes, blackmail, match fixing and administrative corruption from the very top of FIFA to the IOC and Olympic organizing committee members and everywhere in between.
In true Krush Performance fashion, we took a good hard look at the explosive and controversial topic of match fixing in professional sport.

If you have not heard much about match fixing and the corruption around international sports, it’s also very real and it may just run deeper and higher than you might think.

We caught up with Declan Hill, author of “The Fix” and his new book “The Insider’s Guide to Match-Fixing in Football”.  We discussed Declan’s dangerous and alarming investigation into the inner workings of a multi-billion dollar illegal gambling market that reaches well beyond the realms of soccer and all the way down to the lower levels of amateur sport.

Listen here at Radio Influence

We will continue to dig deeper into corruption in sport.
It is dangerous and threatens to destroy the very thing that makes sport so important in today’s society –Integrity!

Stay tuned as we look into the very latest Collegiate Basketball scandal.

If you have any  Questions, Comments or Smart Remarks or a topic you would like us to investigate let us know, we may dedicate a segment or even an entire show to your topic.

Jeff

(This article is re-published on Todayville with permission. It was originally published on Krushperformance.com on September 17, 2017)

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Jeff Krushell is a noted expert in human performance and talent development.

Jeff is an accomplished entrepreneur in radio, television and in print where he has forged relationships with not just athletes but internationally renowned sport figures, coaches, sport scientists, doctors, business specialist and researchers, all of who are constantly pushing the boundaries of human performance.

Over the last 25 years Jeff has worked in the world of high performance sport guiding athletes of all levels tap into their potential to truly understand what it is like to achieve Human Maximum Performance.

Engineering his unique blend of sport science and training techniques with the holy grail of success; ‘motivation’, Jeff’s expertise lies in creating the next generation of top performers.

Jeff’s message relates to all levels of human performance and is not exclusive to sport.

  • Host & Founder of The Krush Performance Radio Show aired on www.RadioInfluence.com &

TSN 1260 Edmonton

  • Current Strength and Conditioning Consultant for Major League Baseball International
  • Former Strength and Conditioning coach for the Toronto Blue Jays
  • Former Strength and Conditioning coach for the Edmonton Eskimos
  • Current Strength & Conditioning Consultant for Vauxhall Baseball Academy
  • Over the last 25 years trained many Olympic & World Class Athletes
  • Former Performance Consultant for Link Management Athlete Agency
  • Performance Consultant for CTV, Edmonton
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Jeff Krushell is a noted expert in human performance and talent development. Jeff is an accomplished entrepreneur in radio, television and in print where he has forged relationships with not just athletes but internationally renowned sport figures, coaches, sport scientists, doctors, business specialist and researchers, all of who are constantly pushing the boundaries of human performance. Over the last 25 years Jeff has worked in the world of high performance sport guiding athletes of all levels tap into their potential to truly understand what it is like to achieve Human Maximum Performance. Engineering his unique blend of sport science and training techniques with the holy grail of success; ‘motivation’, Jeff’s expertise lies in creating the next generation of top performers. Jeff’s message relates to all levels of human performance and is not exclusive to sport. • Host & Founder of The Krush Performance Radio Show aired on www.RadioInfluence.com & TSN 1260 Edmonton • Current Strength and Conditioning Consultant for Major League Baseball International • Former Strength and Conditioning coach for the Toronto Blue Jays • Former Strength and Conditioning coach for the Edmonton Eskimos • Current Strength & Conditioning Consultant for Vauxhall Baseball Academy • Over the last 25 years trained many Olympic & World Class Athletes • Former Performance Consultant for Link Management Athlete Agency • Performance Consultant for CTV, Edmonton

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Lac La Biche RCMP investigate attempted child luring

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Lac La Biche, Alta. – Lac La Biche RCMP are investigating a report of attempted child luring that occurred at approximately 8:00 p.m., on June 18, 2019 near 102 Avenue in Plamondon, Alberta. 

Lac La Biche RCMP were notified minutes after the incident. A suspicious male wearing all black clothing, driving in a vehicle pulled over and asked a young boy if he wanted a chocolate bar. The boy ran from the suspect vehicle and the male left the area. 

The suspect vehicle is described as a newer black SUV or a black pickup truck with a canopy. No further description of the suspect male is available. 

Police commend the boy for refusing to approach the vehicle and for advising adults, and remind parents and caregivers of the importance of educating children about safety. 

Lac La Biche RCMP are asking the public’s assistance for any information in relation to this incident (or identifying those responsible). Please contact Lac La Biche RCMP at 780-404-2500 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.”

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Update: RCMP charge 3 youth with weapon possession after incident at Red Deer Middle School

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From Red Deer RCMP

Red Deer RCMP respond to threat at Eastview Middle School – Update Charges laid

Following an investigation into a threat at Eastview Middle School, RCMP have now laid charges against three youth.

On June 11, two of three suspects were apprehended by the RCMP and a third suspect was not immediately located.  On June 12 in the evening, the third youth involved cooperated with RCMP by turning himself in.

All three youths, aged 15, 16, 17, are facing charges of possession of a weapon and carrying a concealed weapon under the criminal code, as well as disturb or interrupt proceedings of a school under the School Act.  The three are scheduled to appear in youth court on June 27, 2019 in Red Deer Provincial Court. 

No further information will be made available in relation to this incident.

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ORIGINAL MEDIA RELEASE FROM RCMP: Red Deer RCMP respond to threat at Eastview Middle School

On June 11, 2019, at approximately 3:22 p.m. Red Deer RCMP responded to a call at Eastview Middle School after three male youth entered the school with a possible firearm.  

Eastview Middle School, along with surrounding schools, were put into lockdown as a result. 

There were no injuries as a result of this incident.   

RCMP cleared the building and the suspects fled. Two of the three suspects have been apprehended and charged with firearms related offences. RCMP continue to search for the remaining suspect. 

A replica firearm was later located. 

RCMP continue to investigate this incident and are asking for the public’s assistance. If you have information about this investigation, please call the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575, or your local police detachment. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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