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The Pizza Connection

Author : Shana Alexander
ISBN : 0788168363
Genre : True Crime
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A behind-the-scenes tour of the longest-running criminal trial ever to be held in a federal court -- the so-called Pizza Connection trial, which pitted the full resources of the U.S. government against 22 Mafia defendants accused of a $1.65 billion heroin-smuggling and money-laundering conspiracy that stretched from Sicily to Brooklyn to Brazil to a chain of pizzerias. What happens when the stakes are so high that truth and justice take second place in the heat to win? The roster of names reads like a Who1s Who of crime and the law, including Rudolph Giuliani, now mayor of NY, then the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY and the 3invisible maestro2 of the entire prosecution.
Category: True Crime

Aba Journal

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The ABA Journal serves the legal profession. Qualified recipients are lawyers and judges, law students, law librarians and associate members of the American Bar Association.

Fbi Cia The Mob And Treachery

Author : Rodney Stich
ISBN : 0932438458
Genre : Mafia
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Details the life of a decorated Vietnam War pilot, Richard Taus, his undercover work for the CIA, and then as an FBI agent in the New York City area. Here, he discovered secret funding of Iraq by CIA assets during the 1980s, and crimes perpetrated by his boss, FBI supervisor Lindley DeVecchio. And the false charges against him when he source to reports of these crimes.
Category: Mafia

Drugs In American Society An Encyclopedia Of History Politics Culture And The Law 3 Volumes

Author : Nancy E. Marion
ISBN : 9781610695961
Genre : Political Science
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Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades
Category: Political Science

Die Gute Ratte

Author : Jimmy Breslin
ISBN : 3527504486
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The Upperworld And The Underworld

Author : Robert J. Kelly
ISBN : 0306459698
Genre : Social Science
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From Damon Runyan's colorful tough guys in black shirts and white ties to recent media coverage of John Gotti, the `dapper don', public depictions of racketeers in the United States have drawn attention away from the true nature of organized crime and its extensive penetrations into mainstream business. The Upperworld and the Underworld: Case Studies of Racketeering and Business Infiltrations in the United States strips away the romantic patina and reveals the significant impact of racketeering on vital segments of American industry. In this informative study Robert Kelly explores two fundamental questions: `Why is organized crime a serious problem in some businesses and industries, and not in others?' and `What are the consequences of racketeering activities for labor organizations and businesses tainted by a criminal presence?' He examines the blurred demarcation between the legitimate and illegitimate sectors of society and explains the reasons for this occurrence. In the process, Kelly provides a distinct vantage point for understanding organized crime, not just as an `outlaw fringe' preying on society, but as a disturbingly integral element of our social and economic structure. Moreover, he confirms a widely held thesis that organized crime is not merely parasitic but an institutional component of American society. The Upperworld and the Underworld affords a fascinating view of the current state of organized crime in the United States and the rise of nontraditional criminal organizations in new immigrant communities. The volume is an essential resource for students and scholars concerned with issues of crime and its effects on the economy.
Category: Social Science

Understanding Drug Use And Abuse

Author : Benjamin P. Bowser
ISBN : 9781137402127
Genre : Social Science
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Addressing drug use and abuse as a global phenomenon, this text draws on contemporary and international research findings to examine the causes of drug use in different countries and to explore different policy responses to its prevention and treatment. It is an invaluable resource for students, practitioners and anyone concerned with drug use.
Category: Social Science


Author : John Louis DiGaetani
ISBN : 0313292191
Genre : Business & Economics
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Joining two seemingly irreconcilable opposites, money and art, this volume analyzes the treatment of money in various fields of literature.
Category: Business & Economics

The War On Drugs

Author : Ron Chepesiuk
ISBN : 9780874369854
Genre : Law
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Here is the whole story of the world of drugs—from the infamous Opium Wars to the legal availability of narcotics in the United States during the past century; from the unexpected boost given to illicit drugs by Prohibition to the great success of the French Connection.
Category: Law