Busting the mob : the United States v. Cosa Nostra / James B. Jacobs.

Jacobs, James B. [Browse]
  • New York, NY : New York University Press, [1994]
  • ©1994
1 online resource (294 p.)


Summary note
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.
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Bibliographic references
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)
Language note
  • Front matter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Introduction
  • 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
  • 0-8147-4395-1
  • 0-585-26230-6
  • 782877974
  • 45730033
  • 10.18574/9780814743959
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