BooknewsThe late Teamsters president Jackie Presser rose from a car thief to a White House dinner guest with the help of both the Mafia and the FBI. While taking orders from the Mob as he rose through the Teamster ranks, Presser secretly served as the FBI's top organized crime informant. This is the saga of the Presser family and the Teamsters from the birth of labor racketeering in the Thirties to Watergate and into the Reagan White House. Fully documented, and accompanied by many pages of b&w photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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In 1970, President Nixon gave a mandate to the FBI to go after organized crime(OC). OC had insinuated itself into trade unions, port authorities, court systems and law enforcement. It was on the verge of controlling a large segment of U.S. economy. The FBI penetrated OC and sent its leaders to prison. The Teamsters Union was on the verge of total control by OC mobsters when an outstanding Supervisory Special Agent at Cleveland recruited a high-ranking teamster leader as an informant for the FBI. This is the story of the tightrope walk that led that informant into the highest position in the union, and his final exposure of the mob's involvement to a Federal Grand Jury. It is also the story of the attempt by two U.S. Justice Department attornies to ruin the FBI Agent's career by indicting him on a federal charge when he refused to publically reveal his informant. As he entered the U.S.Courthouse in Washington, D.C., the FBI Agent walked through an aisle consisting of highly supportive agents from all over the country. This story has also been made into an excellent motion picture, and is comparable with the most imaginative detective novel. This, however, happened.