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Author Harmon, Sandra.

Title Mafia son : the Scarpa mob family, the FBI, and a story of betrayal / Sandra Harmon.

Imprint New York : St. Martin's Press, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    364.106 HAR    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    92 SCARPA,G HAR    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xv, 264 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents Supermax prison, the last, worst place -- Wiseguy -- Top echelon informant -- Blind rage -- The education of a wiseguy -- The princess of Bensonhurst -- Scarpa's mistress -- Mississippi burning -- Married to the mob -- Murder, Inc. -- The goodfella life -- Ménage à trois -- Fatherly love -- The hitman and the G-man -- Dr. Scholnick and the beauty queen -- Crazy love -- The death of Donnie Somma -- Bad blood -- Where have you gone, Joe Brewster? -- Sins of the father -- Rico act -- Who killed Patrick Porco? -- The Colombo crime family war -- The bullet he couldn't duck -- One-eyed Greg -- Dementia -- The last days of the grim reaper -- Internal investigation -- The sins of the son -- The mobster and the terrorist -- The son goes down -- The tomb -- The Scarpa intelligence -- Gregory Scarpa and the Oklahoma City bomber -- The people against deVecchio -- Assault -- Say goodbye to ADMAX -- DeVecchio on trial -- Dead man talking.
Summary In this dark, jagged true crime thriller, wily mob head Gregory Scarpa Sr. (alias the "Grim Reaper") secretly steals and kills under FBI protection for decades. When faced with arrest for his own crimes, he betrays his adoring son, Gregory Jr., whom he'd groomed to take his place. Taking the fall for his father out of familial respect and love, the young Scarpa endures decades of maximum security imprisonment by furnishing the feds with detailed intelligence regarding the September 11 attacks and the Oklahoma City bombings.
Subject Scarpa, Gregory.
Mafia -- United States -- Case studies.
Gangsters -- United States -- Biography.
Criminals -- United States -- Biography.
Organized crime -- United States -- Case studies.
ISBN 9780312370244

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