A fascinating, funny, and, at times, frightening tale of strippers, money, and the mob by one of the FBI’s most unlikely informants ever!”
"The Mob takes retribution seriously. And it has a long memory and they will find an opportunity, if possible, and they will kill Michael Blutrich."
Art Leach, former federal prosecutor and chief of the Organized Crime Task Force
Scores is a compelling true crime book that takes readers on a wild ride. This book has it all mobsters, strippers, extortion, G-men, and one unlikely FBI informant. Michael Blutrich has told a riveting tale that will keep reader entertained and enthralled.”
Miles Corwin, author of Homicide Special
In Scores, we finally have the definitive insider memoir of the club that changed New York City nightlife forever. The book is a blockbuster ride revealing secrets held close since the 1990s.”
Harvey Osher, Scores owner, 19982008
Michael’s story is a riveting window into the secret world of FBI undercover cooperation by a prominent NYC lawyer against the Mafia. As Michael’s lawyer, I was present for many of the events he describes, and, unbelievable as it may seem, his story is true. His case is like no other I’ve encountered in my 40-year career, and his book will become an instant classic. Even knowing how it would end, I couldn’t put the book down until the final page.”
Morris Sandy” Weinberg, Jr., Partner, Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, Tampa, FL, Former AUSA in the Southern District of New York, Chair-elect of the ABA Criminal Justice Section
Michael Blutrich, a smart lawyer from Brooklyn, was feeling pretty good when his new Upper East Side strip club became a must-visit destination for everyone from Leonardo Di Caprio to Donald Trump. Then Blutrich found out he had partners he hadn’t known about: John Gotti’s crime family. An irrepressible wiseacre, Blutrich’s first thought was that he’d seen nothing about that in the lease. Then a couple of hoods whacked two employees and things got very real, very fast. Soon, Blutrich became the least likely undercover agent the FBI ever had, wearing a wire against Gotham’s biggest gangsters. But he kept his eyes open and his sense of humor and the result is this great read.”
Tom Robbins, investigative reporter and coauthor of Mob Boss
About the Author
Michael D. Blutrich, after distinguishing himself as an extraordinary undercover cooperator credited with almost forty convictions of Mafia defendants, was unexpectedly sentenced, over government opposition, to more than thirteen years of imprisonment in the Federal Witness Security Program. Today he lives and works under a new identity in a secret location. After graduating from the Georgetown University Law Center, he had a distinguished legal career as a Park Avenue attorney, including a partnership with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. As an entrepreneur, he was the original owner of Scores, as well as several other popular nightclubs, owned an HBO boxing promotion enterprise, and for seven years hosted Psychic Eye, an acclaimed radio talk show on both WOR-AM and WEVD-AM in New York City. He has been interviewed on 60 Minutes regarding his undercover experiences.