Gangster’s Wives: Mary Evelyn “Billie” Frechette

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Mary Evelyn Frechette, also known as Billie, met John Dillinger in 1933. She experienced her first taste of her boyfriend’s criminal life that same year. As the couple was leaving a Chicago doctor’s office, a shootout ensued. Later that year, Dillinger’s buddy killed a police sergeant; forcing the gang to leave the city. Evelyn left with them and traveled through Florida, to Arizona; where they were both arrested. Evelyn was released because she couldn’t be identified under the alias she used. Evelyn was present during many of the crimes committed by the man declared Public Enemy #1; including the ST. Paul shootout that took place after his escape from jail.

Billie was arrested for harboring the fugitive. Dillinger watched her arrest from a about a block away.  She was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison; she served two years and a day. After her release, she traveled with John’s family and told stories of her life. She would later settle down again and live the rest of her days out on the Indian Reservation on which she was born.

Brandy Cavalli-Coke in talks to star in network based docu-series

Gangster Girls screenplay writer Brandy Cavalli-Coke, respectively known as just— “Bee” — recently took to her brand new YouTube channel and hinted that we could get an inside view of what its like to be one of the underworld’s most elite women.

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According to entertainment manager Kelli Kamellai, Brandy is in talks with a Hollywood based media group to star in an upcoming docu-series that centers on women that are married or engaged to incarcerated men.

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Brandy Cavalli casting for new docu-series centered around crime world

Brandy, aka “IL Capitana”, allegedly has deep ties to the Shower Posse organization, and is currently rumored to be married to YBM Entertainment’s HNIC, “Big Dave” a captain in the Black Mafia Organization, (also known by the 3 letters)… BMF.

Cavalli-Coke owns her own networking company based in Atlanta GA called “The Social Mob LLC” and also coordinates fundraising and clothing drives for her charity called The Prettie Committee.

An up and coming writer and journalist, Brandy writes various crime based independent movie scripts and screenplays.

Her latest project, a memoir style short story entitled “From a Socialite to the Mob”, will chronicle the life of a young sheltered girl’s plight into womanhood, from a ‘street’ perspective.

Miss Coke is known throughout the underworld for her sexy looks, hot girl attitude, and loyalty to her loved ones. Not one for letting people into her personal space, she is reportedly a little “nervous, but ready” to begin filming for the new docu-series.

A widow since her early 20’s, she has survived the many pitfalls of the streets and has still managed to become somewhat of a positive example for young women that find themselves in similar positions.

We can’t wait to see what new projects Brandy has in store— but in the meantime, check out this freestyle that’s all over Twitter by the rap artist –Hyphy

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Around the 1:27 mark, you will hear the “Coke Brandy” plug!

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Follow Brandy’s Official Street Team “Cavalli Coke Online” on Twitter

Written by Bailey Manhattan

Black Mafia Wives throw blows via Twitter

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 The cast of BMF Wives throw blows via Twitter.

Months ago, Word On The Streetz News and other media covered a viral trailer featuring four women tied to the infamous legend of the Black Mafia Family (BMF). Though no updates have been given regarding release dates or networks supporting the pilot, the ladies did appear on The Ricki Lake Show earlier this year in lieu of promotions.

Now the ladies are at each others throat as is seems to be a rat amongst the crew!

The estranged fiance of Big Meech and the longtime girlfriend of Southwest T are at the front of this showdown. Jen Flenory, Big Meech’s fiance and an Atlanta stripper, took to Twitter days ago to expose Tonesa Welch.

Her inner Ms. Quad came out as she threw shade to the 10th power! Big Meech’s wifey holds nothing back against her “in-law” as she is obviously bothered by Tonesa’s secret snitching for plea agreements.

Screen shots were collected days ago tracing the drama…check it out!

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Wives tell gangsters to lay down arms or go without sex

Gang members in one of Colombia’s most violent cities face an ultimatum: give up guns or give up sex. In what is being called a “strike of crossed legs”, supported by the Pereira mayor’s office, the wives and girlfriends of gang members have said they will not have sex with their partners until they vow to give up violence.

“We want them to know that violence is not sexy,” said Jennifer Bayer, 18, the girlfriend of a gang member. She and at least two dozen other women have said the sex strike will continue until their men hand over their weapons to authorities and sign up for vocational training offered by the mayor’s office.

The women yesterday launched a rap song that will become the strike’s anthem. “As women we are worth a lot. We don’t want to fall for violent men because with them we lose too much,” Ms Bayer sang down the telephone to the Guardian.

She said the men had laughed about the strike but would soon see it was serious. The women were not worried that frustration would lead to violence against them by their partners. “They wouldn’t do that to us,” Ms Bayer said.

The city’s security secretary, Julio César Gómez, said surveys of gang members showed that their favourite activity was having sex and their membership of gangs was more about power and sexual seduction than money.

Pereira, a city of 300,000 people, has Colombia’s highest murder rate at 97 per 100,000 inhabitants.

Diabolical Femme Fatales: Gangster’s Wives

As any solid movie buff knows, there’s a certain number of ingredients that go into making a movie about gang life. Whether it be the mob or street gangs, a crucial component in the world of those violent killers and drug-runners is the women that love them. They’re usually bad dames, dumb broads, or diabolical femme fatales that navigate the underworld just as deftly as the man (or men) they’re screwing (or screwing).

And because of their love for the dark side, we love them right back.

I bravely delved into the underworld to return with the 10 Sexiest Gangster Girlfriends and a few images that should act as a helpful visual aid. Plus, some of the movies on this list are a few of the best gangland films ever made so it’s okay if you start geeking out over the movies instead of the women.

Grab your tommy gun and check out these gorgeous molls – now in glorious chronological order!

10. Kitty from The Public Enemy (1931)

Sure, Jean Harlow is the buxom blonde love interest Gwen in the film (which gives me an excuse to put images of her in the photo gallery), but Mae Clark‘s Kitty steals the show in the most iconic scene. Besides, she’s also Tom Powers’s (James Cagney) main squeeze. Which probably explains why he shoves a grapefruit into her face. Although women didn’t play much of a role in this film beyond being eye candy for vicious thugs and furthering the iconic moll figure, The Public Enemy still stands as one of the grandfather’s of all gangster flicks. Plus, it launched Cagney’s career in a major way.

9. Verna from White Heat (1949)


Proof that James Cagney is not only a major gangster film figure, but that he also attracts the hottest females, his character Cody Jarrett is married to Verna (played by Virginia Mayo). She proves to be a devil in disguise, taking out the only woman he ever loved – his mother. Perhaps it’s that murderous streak that makes Verna so sexy.

8. Bonnie Parker from Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

There’s no denying that Faye Dunaway is gorgeous, but it turns out that Faye Dunaway packing heat is even better. Bonnie gets bonus points for being a member of the gang and for often being more malicious than her lover Clyde Barrow (played by Warren Beatty).

7. Anna from Get Carter (1971)


Appearing very naked in certain parts of the film, Britt Ekland plays Anna brilliantly. She exhibits an important rule for molls everywhere – why sleep with the boss, when you can also be sleeping with his best henchman? Especially if that henchman is played by Michael Caine, has his name in the title, and plans on running away to South America with you.

6. Elvira Hancock from Scarface (1983)


Oh, Michelle Pfeiffer, is there anyone else’s stomach we’d rather do blow off of? We’d be willing to buy you a Porsche 928 if you’d let us. It’s pretty clear why Elvira was able to catch the eye of both mob boss Frank and up-and-coming Tony Montana, but what’s unclear is why countless dorm rooms have posters of Al Pacino’s ugly mug when Elvira’s a lot prettier to look at.

5. Carol from Once Upon a Time in America (1984)


Yet again, another film that features two beautiful women to choose from. Elizabeth McGovern‘s character Deborah is definitely a high class girl looking to head to Hollywood, and Noodles does his best to impress her (mostly by raping her in the back of a limousine (classy!)), but the true siren of the film is Tuesday Weld as Carol (who Noodles only violently has sex with). Carol seems to have a heart lurking underneath it all, but damn if she doesn’t hang around some serious assholes.

4. Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction (1994)


Not only is Mia married to the mob boss of all mob bosses, she also loves $5 milkshakes, doing the twist and OD’ing. What is it with mob wives and drug abuse? A better question: who didn’t fall in love with Uma Thurman as she sweated through her shirt and had a needle plunged right through her sternum into her heart? Sigh. I know I did. A bloody nose never looked so good.

3. Mary from Infernal Affairs (2002)


Mary plays such a small part in the movie (besides intercepting a certain important disc) that I couldn’t find a screenshot with her in it. However, Mary is included on the list because Sammi Cheng Sau-Man is hot. Although after watching the movie I’m confused as to whether she’s the wife of a cop or a gang member or both or neither. Feel free to watch The Departed if you want, but in my book, it’s Infernal Affairs all the way.

2. Eva Lucas from American Gangster (2007)


Eva, played by Lymari Nadal, is a Puerto Rican beauty queen. I’m not sure I need to say anything else on the subject, but luckily, her character raises an important question, too. Would you want to leave your husband if his rivals tried to kill you? What if it was Denzel Washington?

1. Martha Marlene from Sin Nombre (2009)


Diana Garcia’s character in this movie experiences something rare in the life of a gang girlfriend. For most of her relationship with El Casper, he keeps her hidden from his fellow gang members. Since, you know, gangs share everything. So essentially, she’s mostly not a gang-member girlfriend, spending her days rolling around in her underwear as sunlight beams into her room. That is until gang leader Lil’ Mago finds out she exists and demands that El Casper be generous with his young beauty.

Francine Lucas: “My Dad The Drug Lord”

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As a toddler, Francine Lucas had a Fendi fur coat, a $10,000 FAO Schwarz train set and more toys than she could play with. She also had dozens of cuddly toy dogs and teddy bears that were stuffed with cash, as were the washer and dryer in her family’s big house in Teaneck, New Jersey. The walls, too, were literally lined with money; there was simply too much to hide under the mattress.

Little Francine had no idea how rich her family was or where the wealth came from. All she knew was that her tall, good-looking father worked nights in “the candy business” and arrived home each morning carrying satchels bulging with cash. Coming through the front door, Frank Lucas would lift his daughter high in the air and coo, “Daddy’s baby.” Then he’d shower, change and cook breakfast while Francine played near him in the kitchen.

Frank was at the stove frying eggs and bacon, with three-year-old Francine at his feet, when federal agents burst into the house one morning in January 1975. She felt comforted for a moment as her dad swept her up and pressed her to his chest, then terrified as strange arms ripped her from him and threw her to the carpet. She witnessed the rest of the chaos from ground level—a rush of shoes, guns and her mother’s screams as her father was taken away by police; he was eventually sentenced to 70 years in prison.

Frank Lucas was not, of course, in the candy business. In the early seventies, he and his gang, The Country Boys, controlled much of the heroin coming from Southeast Asia into the New York area. It was Frank who came up with the idea of shipping dope back from Vietnam in the caskets of dead American soldiers. Shortly before the raid on his house, federal agents seized about $4 million in drugs from just one of his several “stash houses” in Newark, New Jersey. Frank later boasted in a magazine article that he’d even killed a man (something he’s since denied).

For Francine, her dad’s arrest would mark the start of a 30-year odyssey that took her from New Mexico to Puerto Rico to Las Vegas and finally Atlanta. Through it all, she would learn to conceal who she was and what she was thinking, to wrap herself so tightly in an aura of middle-class respectability that no one ever guessed her secret.

But this month brings the release of a movie about Frank Lucas—American Gangster, starring Denzel Washington as Frank, and Russell Crowe as Richie Roberts, the prosecutor who brought him down—and Francine can no longer hide. She figures that the people who know her only as a mortgage broker and suburban mom will put two and two together. So she’s taking control and telling her story in these pages. In doing so, she hopes to shed light on the agony of the 2.4 million American kids who have a father or mother in jail.

Written By  Nell Bernstein

Part 1: A Day With A Gangster’s Wife: Brandy Cavalli

Gangster Girls Blogger Brian Perry of CNN sat down with the film industry’s newest gangster writer Brandy Coke for a one on one to discuss her business and film career.

Brandy is an international marketer, entrepreneur and writer who is now using her skills to launch a new screenwriting career.

Her career began at an early age in the music industry and she has since worked with many artists, most of which whom now have achieved both national and international fame.

Most would describe Brandy as beautiful, cool, and extremely down to earth with a no non-sense demeanor.

She is currently involved in various independent film ventures and also lends her talents to various lifestyle publications.

She is the owner of The Social Mob LLC, a marketing and networking company based out of Atlanta. She is also the lead screenwriter for Femme Fatale Films, an all female screenwriting team.

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All in all, Brandy Cavalli Coke is a young power player in business and she is quickly positioning herself to become a sought after writer in the independent film world.

Tell me a little bit about your organization The Social Mob LLC.

The Social Mob LLC is “my baby”. I started the group as a fun way to socialize with like-minded associates on Facebook. The purpose of the group was to encourage one another to “get money”. I wanted to start a group that we could “mob” together and have a place to share our thoughts with others of the same mentality. It became a “business” kind of by default.

Why did you choose the name “The Social Mob”?

The name came from the group, and I didn’t want to change from a branding aspect, it’s really a unique organization. “Mob” actually means “Money, Opportunities, Business”. Its kind of ‘underground’, not your typical organization.

What is the company’s mission of The Social Mob LLC?

The mission of “The Mob” is provide a networking canvas for young entrepreneurs that also encourages community involvement among young people. We partner with the Young Entrepreneurs Network to mentor college students looking to become entrepreneurs. The ‘moneyops’ team which is an outside marketing team, headed by myself, that provides marketing support for various products, organizations, and companies. In all, The Social Mob is a cluster of all things business and entertainment. We now have about 20-25 affiliates and outside marketing/sales associates. We recently launched FEMME Fatale Films. Its a lot of fun. It’s truly my passion. Lots of fun projects in store!

Why do they call you the IL Capitana?

IL Capitana is a name the was given to me by my Italian cousins. (Brandy’s great grandfather was an Italian wine maker and entrepreneur).

IL CAPO means “the boss or captain” in Italian so IL Capitana means “the female captain”.

I’ve noticed that you also have a charity called The Prettie Committee? Tell me a little bit about that organization.

Yes! My charity provides clothing and accessories for displaced women and young girls. We partner with many local shelters to raise donations and awareness in the community. We try to focus on women that were displaced due to “the lifestyle” and provide resources for the mothers to escape the streets and become productive members of society. We collect trendy clothing that the women can wear to job interviews, church, and other important functions. Appearance can really do alot to raise a woman’s self-esteem and we want to provide the best wardrobes possible to encourage self motivation and esteem.

What made you decide to get into charity work?

Philanthropy is something that is very dear to me. My mother is a lifelong philanthropist and humanitarian and its something that she instilled in me as a young child. I also wanted to give to the community because I feel that I am extremely blessed and feel it is necessary to spread your blessings around to others in a less fortunate position. In all, I just wanted to find a way to giveback to causes that relate to me.

I know that you come from a certain “lifestyle”, tell me a little about your past life.

Well, actually I came from a good home, my mother is a strong, powerful and educated woman. I ended up involved in the street lifestyle due to my choices in men. Personally, I have always been a feisty go-getter and fiercely independent, for that reason I’ve always attracted the bad boys. I started my career in marketing at age 17, even though I’ve always dated a certain kind of guy, I’ve always maintained my OWN identity and career goals. It was somewhat a double life. At work I was a professional and outside of work I dwelled in the underbelly, it was very much a contrast of two worlds.

So you would say you were inducted into the lifestyle, rather than born into it?

I wouldn’t say inducted because I come from a large family of hustlers and gangsters. My uncles and cousins are all street guys so honestly, it was a natural transition for me. I was always a rebel child so it was very easy to fall into the lifestyle but I did not see crime in my household growing up. My first REAL boyfriend was in the ‘streetlife’ and he was alot older than me, so he taught me alot and I took it from there. I jumped headfirst into the life once I left my mother’s house at age 17. At the time I really had no idea what I was getting into, it was a world-wind and I was the ultimate party girl, looking for fun.

Do you have any regrets?

Not really “regrets”, just lessons learned. I would have made some different choices but ultimately my choices are what makes me who I am. What I have been through has made me the strong person I am so I could not say “regret” I would say I would choose different for my children (when I have them). That’s why I try to talk to these young girls and guide them into another direction. I was lucky (BLESSED) to make it out and I want to save as many young women as I can. If I had not experienced the things I did, then I would have no story to tell them.

I know that you spent many years trapped in the lifestyle. How easy or hard was it to transition out of the lifestlye?

It was an easy transition in and a VERY difficult transition out of the lifestyle. You become accustomed to the money, the trips, the diamonds, the cars, the houses, the condos, the power and before you know it, you have spent years trapped in the circle.

Again, I always seem to attract this same kind of guy. After going through questioning, (Story Here) I decided enough was ENOUGH and if I wanted to save my life I would have to make drastic changes. I threw myself into my business and school and that was what helped me to get my mind in another direction, as well as ALOT of prayer and counseling.

Do you have any advice to women still in the lifestyle?

My advice is to position and transition out. It’s not going to be an easy process but it is worth it. I almost found myself in federal prison due to the lifestyle and that forced me to make a choice. There are many community outreach programs and churches that will provide resources, but my advice is to save yourself because no one else will. Once the man is gone, be it to jail or (God forbid) worse, us women are always forced to take care of ourselves and families.. and they will be able to do so.

Part 2 of this interview will be on From A Socialite To The Mob