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Crooked City: Youngstown, OH
From Marc Smerling, the creator of Crimetown and The Jinx, welcome to CROOKED CITY. The Saturday Evening Post dubbed Youngstown, Ohio “Crimetown U.S.A.” It was a mob town. Illegal gambling was so lucrative that a mob war raged for decades, and bodies piled up. Then, Jim Traficant ran for sheriff, riding into office as the city’s steel industry fell on hard times. Traficant battles the local newspaper, then the FBI, the IRS and finally his own demons as an eight-term, twice-indicted congressman. Want the full story? Unlock all episodes of Crooked City: Youngstown, OH ad-free right now by subscribing to The Binge - All Episodes. All at Once. Plus, you’ll unlock brand new stories, dropping every month - that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘try free’ on the top of the Crooked City show page on Apple Podcasts to start your free trial or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you listen. A truth.media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Show more