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NCJ Number: 194313 Find in a Library
Title: Mob Nemesis: How the FBI Crippled Organized Crime
Author(s): Joe Griffin; Don DeNevi
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 336
Sponsoring Agency: Prometheus Books
Amherst, NY 14228-2197
Publication Number: ISBN 1-57392-919-0
Sale Source: Prometheus Books
59 John Glenn Drive
Amherst, NY 14228-2197
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In this book 30 year FBI veteran, Joe Griffin,reveals the truth about organized crime.
Abstract: FBI veteran, Joe Griffin, with crime writer Don DeNevi, tackles the public's misconceptions of organized crime and crime bosses through this vivid account of Griffins 30 year career in the FBI. Griffin reveals how he and other Federal agents obtained sufficient evidence to convict and imprison several crime bosses from New York, Buffalo, Cleveland, Rochester, and Youngstown, Ohio. Crippling the mob necessitated the use of sophisticated techniques including surveillance, wire-taps, bugs, and the transformation of insiders into key witnesses. Contrary to popular belief no ethnic group has a monopoly on organized crime. The Federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) statue has fueled increased law enforcement activity against organized crime. This statue, combined with sophisticated surveillance systems and determined law enforcement professionals, has dramatically reduced the influence and presence of organized crime in most major cities. Mob activity including drug trafficking, loan sharking, gambling rings, contract killings, prostitution, and gangland wars are all described in detail.
Main Term(s): Organized crime
Index Term(s): Organized crime intelligence; Organized crime investigation; Organized crime prevention
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