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We're Going to Win This Thing: The Shocking Frame-up of a Mafia Crime Buster

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  • Posted April 2, 2013

    This is one of the best books I have ever read...It is Blatantly

    This is one of the best books I have ever read...It is Blatantly honest.. and I feel like &quot;Lin&quot; is sitting in the same room talking to me....I can relate to the &quot;Misrepresentation&quot; in the courtroom...and I can feel myself getting frustrated when the facts get twisted....As a Masters student in Right-Brain/Left -Brain Cognition, I love to study the various motives and interpretations of the Law....Lin is a true Hero to me, as he stood his ground, and his Integrity spoke for itself...He is truly an inspiration to me...Katie Caldwell

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2011

    Outstanding

    We're Going To Win This Thing
    The Shocking Frame-up of a Mafia Crime Buster
    Once again Attorney Charles Brandt has teamed up with an FBI Agent to weave a riveting story of life in the trenches fighting Organized Crime. In the trenches where mafia busting FBI Agents risk their lives everyday. The previous effort entitled Donnie Brasco - Unfinished Business was a joint enterprise of Brandt and Joe Pistone, the celebrated FBI Agent who went undercover for 6 harrowing years as "Donnie Brasco".
    The present effort is by Brandt and FBI Agent, make that Supervisory Special Agent, Roy Lindley DeVecchio a many times decorated FBI veteran who specialized in Informant Development. Informant Development work turned out to be just as dangerous as the courageous, undercover work of his paisan, Joe Pistone. Both books provide exquisite insights into "the life" of mobsters and to the mob's historic dismantling by men like DeVecchio and Pistone in the late 20th Century.
    Both Pistone and DeVecchio are of Italian ancestry and both speak Italian. And, no surprise, many of the mafia principals are Italian and speak the mother tongue as well. Moreover, these 2 agents fit in and both had "the knack" for their work.
    Lin DeVecchio an "Army Brat" was born in Fresno, California on April 18, 1940. He and his family --- his father was a U.S. Army officer --- hop-scotched the world living in Bermuda, Italy, Japan, suburban Washington, D.C. and San Antonio, Texas. He received an excellent education, thanks to Catholic nuns, British schools, a Jesuit High School and later an American High School in Japan and George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
    He had "the knack" learned fast and became the youngest agent ever assigned to the FBI's Organized Crime Squad in April, 1967 at age 27. At that time Organized Crime, DeVecchio admits, was more organized than the FBI's Organized Crime Squad in Manhattan. He joined the Organized Crime Squad on his birthday, April 18, 1967. At the end of his career he would be an expert on Organized Crime and testified as an expert in a number of mob trials; trials that put many wiseguys in jail for decades.
    When the Informant Squad was formed only agents with "the knack" were part of it. Agents like Lin DeVecchio. The primary purpose of the Informant Squad was to gather information from CI's, Confidential Informants, and DeVecchio was a natural at it:
    DeVecchio cultivated many CI's but by far the most valuable was Gregory Scarpa. Scarpa was a long term CI and both men put their lives at risk due to the nature of the work. "The typical wiseguy is always trying to beat you --- sometimes literally with a gas pipe. Scarpa was no exception. Everything for him had to be a deal. Every meal in a restaurant was at a reduced price, or on the arm. Every piece of furniture, clothing, cars, you name it, had to be below bargain basement."
    Gregory Scarpa, also known as the "Grim Reaper" for his violent homicidal streak, was no ordinary, money-grubbing CI. All CI's work for money and a break now and then when they get in trouble. Scarpa, however, was what the FBI calls a Top Echelon CI and he was designated as TE-3461. For many years he supplied DeVecchio with inside tips on the workings of the mob. They became friendly to the point where Scarpa's long-time (and glamorous) common law wife, Linda Schiro, cooked a dish of Lasagna (she says it was eggplant) for him. Years later she would enthusiastically join the Brookly

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