Are you going to write my story of my life, the truth? Some things they sound bad, they look bad, they were bad. You can put it in there but the truth not fiction. I don’t want any fiction.
Joseph Conforte, Rio de Janiero, 2001
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Conforte: Portrait of America’s Biggest Little Criminal
Part biography that lays bare the messy lives of one of America’s most notorious couples. Part soap opera that’s gritty and at times raunchy, full of twisted love and betrayal, crime and corruption. Set in the 1970s, CONFORTE is a voyeuristic high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse, written in omniscient narrative.
This portrait of America’s biggest little criminal starts with Joseph Conforte’s plan to develop a casino-hotel in Sparks, Nevada and ends when he’s faced with spending the next five years in prison. At that time he must choose whether or not to sacrifice everything that he holds dear…
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