Skip to comments.The Best Mob Story Ever (Jack Cashill)
Posted on 08/04/2013 11:56:42 PM PDT by neverdem
The best mob story ever told does not involve Al Capone or Bugsy Segal or John Gotti. It involves a mobster few American have ever heard of, Greg Scarpa by name, and his not quite as lethal son, Greg Scarpa Jr., "Junior" going forward.
One reason few people ever heard of Scarpa is that until his arrest in September 1992, he worked as a "Top Echelon Confidential Informant" under the protection of the FBI for the most of the thirty years prior. During that time, Scarpa murdered at least fifty people. Understandably, this is not a story not that the FBI wants told, but author Peter Lance has told it anyhow in his stunningly comprehensive new book, Deal With The Devil.
I have taken a particular interest in this story over the years because of the light it shines, improbably enough, on the destruction of TWA Flight 800 off the coast of Long Island in 1996, a subject about which I co-authored the 2003 book First Strike. More on this angle later.
The FBI protected Scarpa, a capo in the Colombo family, because he provided intelligence on New York's five notorious La Cosa Nostra (LCN) families. Some of the intelligence was accurate. All of it was self-serving. As needed, Scarpa provided other services as well. In 1964, the FBI, under enormous pressure to solve the "MissBurn" case, sent Scarpa to the small Mississippi town of Philadelphia. His job was to interrogate one of the locals who knew what happened to three civil rights workers who had gone missing. The fellow would not talk to the FBI. Armed with a straight razor, Scarpa proved much more persuasive. FBI agents soon found the bodies, as the man told Scarpa they would, buried under an earthen dam. Although this part of the saga...
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FYI, if anyone is still shocked by political rewards, Valerie Caproni is currently a nominee to serve as a United States District Judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (where the Clintons currently reside).
People who think voting matters don’t understand how deep the corruption goes in our government.
Thanks for the Valerie Caproni update.
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Lie , manipulate , blackmail Is there any branch that’s not corrupt?
Layer upon layer of corruption. Where are the headlines?
I know a lot of FReepers like to disparage Coast-to-Coast a.m., but Peter Lanz laid out the case against Scarpa, Bojinka, etc. there probably close to 10 years ago.
Thanks for the ping!