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Busting the mob : the United States v. Cosa Nostra / James B. Jacobs.
Jacobs, James B.
New York, NY : New York University Press, 
1 online resource (294 p.)
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America
Trials, litigation, etc
Since Prohibition, the Mafia has captivated the media and, indeed, the American imagination. From Al Capone to John Gotti, organized crime bosses have achieved notoriety as anti- heroes in popular culture. In practice, organized crime grew strong and wealthy by supplying illicit goods and services and by obtaining control over labor unions and key industries. Despite, or perhaps because of, its power and high profile, Cosa Nostra faced little opposition from law enforcement. Yet, in the last 15 years, the very foundations of the mob have been shaken, its bosses imprisoned, its profits diminished, and its influence badly weakened. In this vivid and dramatic book, James B. Jacobs, Christopher Panarella, and Jay Worthington document the government's relentless attack on organized crime. The authors present an overview of the forces and events that led in the 1980's to the most successful organized crime control initiatives in American history. Enlisting trial testimony, secretly taped conversations, court documents, and depositions, they document five landmark cases, representing the most important organized crime prosecutions of the modern era—Teamsters Local 560, The Pizza Connection, The Commission, the International Teamsters, and the prosecution of John Gotti.
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-267) and index.
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Jun 2020)
2. Teamsters local 560: United States v. local 560 (ibt)
Appendix A. United States v. local 560; opinion of judge Harold A. Ackerman
Appendix B. United States v. local 560 and Michael Sciarra, opinion of judge Dickinson Debevoise
Appendix C. Interim settlement agreement and consent decree
3. The commission: united states v. Salerno
Appendix A. United States v. Salerno, indictment
Appendix B. Testimony of FBI agent Joseph Pistone
Appendix C. Testimony of Angelo Lonardo
Appendix D. Testimony of James Costigan
Appendix E. Prosecution rebuttal summation, assistant U.S. attorney Michael Chertoff
4. The pizza connection: United States v. Badalamenti
Appendix A. Prosecution's opening statement, assistant United States attorney Robert Stewart
Appendix B. Testimony of Tommaso Buscetta
Appendix C. Testimony of agent frank Tarallo
Appendix D. Brief for defendant-appellant Giovanni Cangialosi, United States court of appeals for the second circuit, Gerald Dichiara, attorney
5. Teamsters international: united states v. international brotherhood of teamsters
Appendix A. Congressional petition to justice department
Appendix B. Association for union democracy, letter to members of Congress
Appendix C. Deposition of Roy Williams
Appendix D. Deposition of Angelo Lonardo
Appendix E. United States v. International brotherhood of teamsters, appeal of disciplinary actions
6. The dapper don: United States v. Gotti
Appendix A. United States v. John Gotti et al.y indictment
Appendix B. United States v. Salvatore Gravano, plea agreement
Appendix C. United States v. Gotti and Locascio, attorney disqualification ruling by judge Leo Glasser
7. A post-1980 bibliography of organized crime
A. Organized crime strike force cases, 1981-1989
B. Articles, 1980-1993
C. Books, 1980-1993
D. Government hearings and reports, 1980-1993
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Busting the Mob : United States v. Cosa Nostra / James B. Jacobs, with Christopher Panarella and Jay Worthington.
Busting the Mob : United States v. Cosa Nostra / James B. Jacobs with Christopher Panarella and Jay Worthington.