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

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

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by Lin DeVecchio, Charles Brandt
     
 

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The riveting front-page news story of an FBI agent falsely accused of ordering four mob hits.

FBI agent Lin DeVecchio was a key player in the New York Mafia wars from the late seventies through the early nineties. Yet despite his stunning success fighting organized crime, DeVecchio was accused of taking bribes, selling information to the man who was…  See more details below

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The riveting front-page news story of an FBI agent falsely accused of ordering four mob hits.

FBI agent Lin DeVecchio was a key player in the New York Mafia wars from the late seventies through the early nineties. Yet despite his stunning success fighting organized crime, DeVecchio was accused of taking bribes, selling information to the man who was his informant, and even personally ordering four mob hits.

Who went after Lin DeVecchio and why? How did a highly respected FBI agent become suspected of corruption and charged with four counts of murder? DeVecchio and bestselling author Charles Brandt go behind the front-page headlines and tell the fascinating story of a law enforcement officer who beat the mob bosses, only to end up fighting for his own freedom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101475614
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/22/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
528
File size:
427 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Lin DeVecchio is a former FBI agent with over thirty years of service. For the last ten years, he has run his own private investigations firm.
Charles Brandt is a former homicide prosecutor and Chief Deputy Attorney General for the state of Delaware.

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We're Going to Win This Thing: The Shocking Frame-up of a Mafia Crime Buster 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
KRChandler More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I have ever read...It is Blatantly honest.. and I feel like "Lin" is sitting in the same room talking to me....I can relate to the "Misrepresentation" 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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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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