He told Saralegui he was in show business, producing Latin hip-hop acts through his record label, Xtorxion, the name tattooed on his forearm. Michael also revealed he closed a deal with a Hollywood production company that plans to make a documentary and a feature-length movie about him and his mother with their full cooperation.

"Aren't you ashamed?" Saralegui asked him, prompting Michael to proclaim he had nothing to hang his head about.

"I will always support my mother," he said. "I don't care if she burned Rome to the ground. I will always defend her."

Michael Corleone Blanco allegedly tried to buy five kilos of cocaine from a snitch.
Courtesy of Broward Sheriff's Office
Michael Corleone Blanco allegedly tried to buy five kilos of cocaine from a snitch.
Griselda Blanco and Charles Cosby were the stars of Cocaine Cowboys 2: Hustlin' With the Godmother.
Griselda Blanco and Charles Cosby were the stars of Cocaine Cowboys 2: Hustlin' With the Godmother.

For much of the past three years, the supposedly publicity-averse Michael has been out and about embracing his legacy. In a two-minute video clip posted on his MySpace page, he emphatically introduces himself with the authority of a Sicilian mob boss as the "proudest son of the queen of cocaine." As he rides in the back seat of a car cruising Ocean Drive, Michael brags that Miami kids "were taught to get money. It's like a generational thing. It was built on cocaine. It was built on a culture of ruthlessness by people who loved money and a lavish lifestyle."

In his 2008 interview with AllHipHop.com, Michael described his mom as a Colombian June Cleaver. She would cook him breakfast, lunch, and dinner alongside the maids and tuck him in at night. She spoiled him with expensive gifts such as a Porsche golf cart on his sixth birthday.

He also acknowledged he knew his family was involved in illicit activities. "It was very easy to understand what was going around," Michael said. "I have witnessed certain events that I can't really talk about." When the interviewer asked Michael if he was ever tempted to deal cocaine, his response was a terse "no comment."

The task of informing Griselda that her youngest son had been arrested on cocaine trafficking and conspiracy charges fell to Cristian. "I thought she was going to hand me my fucking balls when I told her," Cristian remembers. "I felt like I let her down. Telling her what happened was like telling her Michael had been buried alive."

Sixteen minutes past 6 o'clock the evening of this past March 29, a gray two-door Honda pulled into a parking space outside the Ross Dress for Less at 12680 W. Sunrise Blvd. in Sunrise. Michael emerged from the driver's side to greet Rata, who had already notified Sunrise police vice detectives about Blanco's alleged interest in purchasing large quantities of cocaine. The wire-wearing snitch listened intently as Michael explained he was "brokering this cocaine deal on behalf of some rap artists." The rappers had "the money to purchase ten kilos of cocaine, but they were interested in purchasing up to 20 kilos."

Added Michael: "My people don't want to meet anybody. They just want me to conduct the transaction." After Rata negotiated a price of $21,000 per kilo, Michael said he would "talk to [his] people and get back in touch soon." The following day, at the Shell gas station on Commercial Boulevard, Michael told Rata that his "people were ready to conduct the transaction but are hesitant to bring the money out on the street."

Michael insisted the deal would go down but that it would take some time. As Sunrise narcotics cops and DEA agents monitored the conversation, Michael promised to remain in phone contact with Rata.

The investigation hit a wall until Michael called Rata two months later to buy the five kilos and arranged the Dunkin' Donuts meetup. When the bust finally went down, Michael invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, but his associate Abel Fernandez provided a taped, sworn statement to the cops. Fernandez told Detective Peña that Michael had promised to pay him $500 if he delivered the bag with the $19,000, the motorcycle title, and the medallion, a unique piece of jewelry that is worn exclusively by producers and rap artists from the independent record label Kill All Rats, a group loosely affiliated with Terror Squad, a clique of hip-hoppers led by Puerto Rican rapper Fat Joe and Miami radio personality DJ Khaled.

"Pistol" Pete Torres, Kill All Rats' chief executive, insists he has no idea how Michael got the chain or who he is.

"I wouldn't even know Michael Corleone Blanco if someone pointed him out," Torres says. The Bronx-born record label owner claims a couple of pendants were stolen years ago in New York. "I only know Colombian women," Torres quips. "I certainly don't know any guys doing funny shit. That's not where I am at. The name Kill All Rats is just meant to grab people's attention."

Michael's criminal defense attorney, Nathan Diamond, who also represented Griselda in the '90s, declined to comment about the Kill All Rats bauble or answer questions about his client and his mother. The circumstances under which Michael was busted surprised another star from the first Cocaine Cowboys doc. "If he is getting into his mom's line of work, that would be a bad idea," says Mickey Munday. "He had people around him that supposedly kept him in the right direction."

A tall and stocky 66-year-old with alabaster skin and a bouncy blond mane that cascades down his back, Munday used to be the stealthiest pilot to smuggle bales of Colombian marching powder into the United States between the late '70s and early '80s.

« Previous Page
 |
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
All
 
Next Page »
 
My Voice Nation Help
18 comments
mario7599
mario7599

All coments that that are critical of the cocaine as being evil. Is wrong because what is evil is the goverental brutall laws imposed on its citizens for using or supplling the product..it has been used for thousand of years...who ate they to tell me what to put or use in my body

To the goverment is a bussiness

timmynuther
timmynuther

I don't think the drug dealers were all that bad. The people paying all that money for drugs are terrible. But there is no way to eradicate the demand for drugs. There will always be a demand and someone has to supply it. If you think the people who supplied it are evil and did it the wrong way, then maybe legalize it and let the government do it in an orderly fashion. That's not so absurd. What's absurd is the "war on drugs". Didn't we once think prohibition was the answer. Look what happened during that era. 

6060842
6060842

Griselda is a parasite. Anyone who admires people like this are uneducated street clowns. All of the dealers, opportunist pilots and Jorge the assassin are going to burn in hell one day. None of what these scumbags did was of any benefit to humanity. As for the economic boom in caused in Miami, the streets should be paved with the blood and bones of the innocent.

Carlos
Carlos

What comes around, goes around! Always.

Miami01
Miami01

Yur fat dyke pig momma dies a sloooow and painful one. Yu should have perished a very long time go. And you will. Griselda is cursed and so are yu and yur children micheal. Do not spread that diseased blood any longer!

Scorbing
Scorbing

Michael Corleone....Seriously man. I have nothing but respect for you and your mother, but you need to stay away from that life my brother. This ain't the 80s anymore. Do you honestly think the Feds are not going to keep an eye on you? That time is gone my brother. You are a well-set man economically. You have legit businesses that are making you millions. Why on earth would you mess with drugs dealings? Don't mess your life up like that bro. Is not worth it.

Vanek
Vanek

Michael..Michael...they are watching you 24/7...come on man

Damon
Damon

pushed the first judges' homes My best friend ,she just has announced her wedding with an excellent man! They met viaSǔGaRMinG Lё.СòM ... it is the largest and best community for sugar daddy and sugar baby to chat online. …view photos of singles near you and meet one there. It's worth a try!

charlie_oscar
charlie_oscar

Mickey Monday exudes douchebaggery and this entire case exudes wannabe'rey! Dude is basically pawning his silver fillings for blow. Nice nostalgic effort to make a case and make a story but these cats are old news with no connect! I am surprised this "sting" did not go down in the parking lot of the former Club Nu, Casanovas, The Mutiny...or Stefano’s...

79 Cadillac...Mullet hairdo...Nick Navarro (RIP) Earings, SL 400's and the geriatrics set of CENTAC 26.

yokolee
yokolee

So they learned nothing from the 80'?Cocaine is not hip anymorecan you dig it?

J.R.
J.R.

He is a criminal. Execute him or drop him off in a labor camp for life.

loveboat2010
loveboat2010

Its amazing how we glorify such distruction. Cocaine and other drugs have ruined so many lives yet we support musicians and movies that glorify this pitiful life. In a way we are all drug dealers when we buy and support differnet media outlets that create this hype about a chemical that kills. Its a vicious cylce.

MelanieBarret
MelanieBarret

my classmate's sister makes $83/hr on the internet. She has been fired for 5 months but last month her income was $7828 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read about it on this web site Many Rich. com

JustCallMeMary
JustCallMeMary

Real job skills would have helped him out early on. Kind of a pity.

Buffalo_Soldiers
Buffalo_Soldiers

Oh wow. That is a movie script right there for 2013 movies. Is he and her a real member of the real Corleones? I would like to know

famgoo29
famgoo29

@Miami01

Stay away from the innocent kids you idiot

Carlos
Carlos

Respect for someone who killed almost 200 people?

Texcoco
Texcoco

You don't even know anything about this dude, his mom was the killer, not him.

 
Miami Concert Tickets

Around The Web

Loading...