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Mob Lawyer: The Mafia's Attorney Tells All

Mob Lawyer: The Mafia's Attorney Tells All (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Ragano, Frank
By Raab, Selwyn
Foreword by Pileggi, Nicholas

In spite of the deadly law of omerta among the men of honor of the Mafia, promising swift and fatal retribution to its transgressors, Frank Ragano tells an unrivaled and unmatched insider's story. Never before has someone so highly placed revealed what went on behind the closed d...oors of organized crime during its most powerful, lucrative, and pervasive years.This is the unvarnished story of the murders, the fixed juries, the sweetheart deals, and the political corruption that characterized the heyday of the Mafia. Here in unprecedented detail is the day-to-day workings of America's most profitable and influential criminal organizations, huge operations whose tremendous growth from the fifties to the seventies was due in part to brilliant, aggressive, highly paid attorneys who kept the wheels of these drug, and prostitution factories well greased.Frank Ragano acted as a conduit between the mob and politicians, crooked businessmen, and powerful labor leaders. He provides an enthralling hour-by-hour account of the day Jimmy Hoffa was killed, including who ordered the hit and why. He shows how Hoffa's animus toward Attorney General Robert Kennedy erupted in a brawl between the two men in the offices of the Justice Department, and most shockingly, how Ragano unwittingly delivered the messagefrom Hoffa to the Mobthat resulted in President Kennedy's assassination. At the very heart of the American Mafia, Frank Ragano was the attorney for Santo Trafficante, Jimmy Hoffa and Carlos Marcello.With a foreword is by award-winning screenwriter and author Nicholas Pileggi.
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ISBN 9780997210002
Released NZ 8 Aug 2017
Publisher Enigma Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780997210002
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Enigma Books
Imprint Enigma Books
Released 8 Aug 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Ragano, Frank
By Raab, Selwyn
Foreword by Pileggi, Nicholas
Category Biography & Autobiography
True Crime
Organized Crime
Miscellaneous Items
Number of Pages 300 pp
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code B
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Unclassifiable: WZ BIC
ONIX Text General/trade