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Mob Chef

Angelo Lutz poses for a photograph at his newly expanded restaurant The Kitchen Consigliere in Collingswood, N.J. Former Philly mob associate Lutz, who served several years in prison for racketeering and extortion, has turned to crowdfunding to raise money to expand his restaurant after he said he was unable to obtain a loan from a bank as a convicted felon.

Crowdfunding Mob Chef

When he was on trial for racketeering, Angelo Lutz denied the mob's existence, but now he's using his past in organized crime to promote his new restaurant, the Kitchen Consigliere.

The sign out front echoes the logo for "The Godfather" but with a chef's hat. A mural on one wall puts Lutz, also known as Fat Ange, at a table with famous gangsters, both real (John Gotti) and fictional (Tony Soprano). Sconces to hold lights look like 9 mm handguns.