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A Proffer You Can't Refuse

Deciding which of his enemies to murder was all in a day's work for Chicago organized crime boss Joey "the Clown" Lombardo. As the Chicago Tribune reports, a federal court document unsealed last week shows that Lombardo "decided how everyday mob business would be handled -- and which of his organization's enemies would be hit." Reporters Jeff Coen and Matt O'Connor write that the document reveals:

"Lombardo was involved in everything from shaking down movie and pornography distributors to securing union payoffs and the killing of a former chief of the Cook County sheriff's police at a sandwich shop."

The 63-page document makes for good reading -- and good cripts, says J. Craig Williams at his blog May It Please the Court. "One of the mobsters identified in the document in the case  has already inspired a character played by Joe Pesci in the 1995 movie, Casino," he notes.

But Williams was not able to find the document through any of the news reports that covered its release. So he went hunting and dug up a copy on his own. It is called the "Government's Santiago Proffer," and you can read it here. He recommends it to anyone who is "an aspiring screenwriter, or otherwise just curious about The Mob."

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on April 25, 2007 at 05:45 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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