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By James B. Jacobs

Since Prohibition, the Mafia has captivated the media and, certainly, the yank mind's eye. From Al Capone to John Gotti, geared up crime bosses have accomplished notoriety as anti- heroes in pop culture. In perform, prepared crime grew powerful and filthy rich by means of delivering illicit items and companies and through acquiring keep watch over over exertions unions and key industries.

Despite, or even due to, its energy and excessive profile, Cosa Nostra confronted little competition from legislations enforcement. but, within the final 15 years, the very foundations of the mob were shaken, its bosses imprisoned, its earnings reduced, and its impact badly weakened.

In this shiny and dramatic booklet, James B. Jacobs, Christopher Panarella, and Jay Worthington rfile the government's relentless assault on equipped crime. The authors current an outline of the forces and occasions that led within the Nineteen Eighties to the main winning equipped crime keep watch over projects in American heritage. Enlisting trial testimony, secretly taped conversations, court docket records, and depositions, they record 5 landmark situations, representing an important equipped crime prosecutions of the fashionable era—Teamsters neighborhood 560, The Pizza Connection, The fee, the foreign Teamsters, and the prosecution of John Gotti.

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