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

By Fred Pascente, Sam Reaves

Fred Pascente is the guy who hyperlinks Tony Spilotro, certainly one of Chicago’s such a lot infamous mob figures, to William Hanhardt, leader of detectives of the Chicago Police division. Pascente and Spilotro grew up jointly on Chicago’s close to West facet, and as younger toughs they have been shaken down by way of Hanhardt. whereas Spilotro turned one of many youngest made males in Chicago Outfit background, Pascente used to be drafted into the military after which joined the police division. quickly taken below Hanhardt’s wing, Pascente served as his fixer and bagman for greater than a decade. Pascente additionally remained with regards to Spilotro, making widespread journeys to Las Vegas to occasion together with his outdated pal and aid him rob the casinos blind. Mob Cop unearths information regarding the internal workings of the Outfit, and Fred Pascente’s positions as an insider on either the felony and legislation enforcement fronts make this tale a matchless tell-all.

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You . ” He started swearing. Tony was laughing. He loved that. Because we were playing for money, a couple of bucks. The next time Joe D. came up to bat, he swung and let the bat go, and I was right there. He tried to hit me in the head with the bat. I ducked it. I said, “You . ” I went after him, I beat his head in. ” Tony said, “You ain’t killing nobody. You’re a nitwit. ” That was when I was about thirteen. And from there Tony and I did a lot of stuff together. Tony was my guy. I never had a fight with him.

Pre–World War II, if you were from Bari, you better be with the other Barese. After the war, that was less important. In the early 1950s, the alderman of the Twenty-Fifth was Vito Marzullo. He had made his money from funeral homes before he became the alderman. Vito was direct from the Old Country. He had that strong accent. We used to go and play gin with him. His main guy was a guy by the name of George Barbuscia, who was a close friend of my father’s. When we would go over there George would say, “Let him win.

Hanhardt was tough. One time Hanhardt grabbed me and Nucci Lombardo, Joe’s younger brother. I’m working for my mother at the sandwich shop. Hanhardt walks in with his big bulldogs. All the guys are there—Tony, my cousin Mikey . . Everybody’s a bad guy except me and Nucci. ” He’s just looking around. ” I know his reputation. And if you see him, them eyes go right through you. ” “This is my mother’s store. ” He looks at Nucci. ” “You two. ” Everybody’s looking. “What the fuck, did he make a mistake?

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