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“The world that I come from and was raised in was so unusual, and even to this day, not all of the stories have been told nor the facts revealed on some of the biggest moments in mob history.”


Inside by Scott M. Hoffman reads like a movie It is an intriguing work detailing the internal workings of the Outfit, an organized crime family, which originated on the South Side of Chicago during prohibition and rose to power in the 1920s. The Outfit has been involved in a wide variety of criminal activities including gambling, prostitution, drug trafficking, money laundering, political corruption, and murder. The individuals and events in Inside are composites of real people and real events.


Inside begins in 1956 with Jimmy Williams, a 47-year-old man with two families-his wife and two children and the Outfit. He's a good man, a good husband, and a good father, while, at the same time, he is a physically powerful man who is well respected as a consigliere in the Outfit. He keeps his two lives separated, to the point his wife is unaware of what he does.


The story is written from the perspective of Jimmy's son Bobby who, from the age of 8 begins to accompany his father on Outfit business. Jimmy wants him to know what "the life" is like in order for Bobby to decide if this is the future that he wants for himself. Take this remarkable journey with Bobby. Will he follow in his father's footsteps or choose another path?



Hoffman is available to discuss the following:

·       What it was like to grow up with his dad in the Mafia in 1950’s and 60s Chicago.

·       How he had to choose whether to follow in his dad’s footsteps.

·       What it was like to witness a murder on his 9th birthday and a head decapitation at 12.

·       What he said to Marilyn Monroe when meeting her.

·       How his father never served jail time while being in the mob for over 55 years.

·       What The Outfit was really like – its storied history of events and personalities.

·       What the best crime family books and movies have gotten wrong about “the life.”

·       Insights on the Kennedy assassination and controversial events and historical figures.

·       A fresh take on how the crime families operated, from the streets of Chicago to the casinos of Las Vegas – to the studios of Hollywood and the unions across America


Scott M. Hoffman was a witness to historical events concerning major mob
families. He learned the inner workings from his dad, who loyally served The Outfit for over 55
years – never spending a day in prison. Now 74, he is a native of Chicago. He is a graduate of
Long Island University-Brooklyn with a B.A. in Journalism. For 35 years he worked for the City
of Chicago in the Departments of Purchasing and Finance.