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Mob Cop: My Life of Crime in the Chicago Police Department

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by Fred Pascente & Sam Reaves
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Mob Cop: My Life of Crime in the Chicago Police Department by Fred Pascente & Sam Reaves

Former Chicago police officer and mafia associate Fred Pascente is the man who links Tony Spilotro, the protagonist of Nicholas Pileggi's Casino and one of Chicago's most notorious mob figures, to William Hanhardt, chief of detectives of the Chicago Police Department. Pascente and Spilotro grew up together on Chicago's near West Side, and as young toughs they were rousted and shaken down by Hanhardt. While Spilotro became the youngest made man in Chicago Outfit history, Pascente was drafted into the army and then joined the police department. Soon taken under Hanhardt's wing because of his connections, Pascente served as Hanhardt's fixer and bagman on the department for more than a decade. At the same time, Pascente remained close to Spilotro, making frequent trips to Las Vegas to party with his old friend while helping to rob the casinos blind. Mob Cop tells about the decline of traditional organized crime in the United States, and it reveals information about the inner workings of the Outfit that have never been publicly released. Fred Pascente's positions as an insider on both the criminal and law enforcement fronts makes this story a matchless tell-all.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 336
Size: 5.0 MB
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781613731376 (DRM-EPUB)
9781613731352 (DRM-PDF)

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Nonfiction > History > United States > 20th Century
Nonfiction > True Crime > Organized Crime
Nonfiction > History > United States > State & Local > Midwest

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