Rough Diplomacy



Within two weeks of taking office Kennedy had declared “war on crime”. He meant organized crime. The greatest impediment to Kennedy’s war on crime was the director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover.  Edgar Hoover was the  first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation , but the incredibly bizarre claim for decades…

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Usable Intelligence.

The success of any mission depends just as much on the planning and intelligence behind it .By 1908, the time was right for a new kind of agent to protect America. The United States was, well, united, with its borders stretching from coast to coast and only two landlocked states left to officially…

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Rico Act

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as the RICO Act or simply RICO, is a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization. It also refers to the prosecution and defense of individuals who engage in organized crime.…

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It’s in the blood : Right Side Lean

For months, there was a tug of war between federal prosecutors in Brooklyn and Florida over which office would control the high-profile murder case against John A. (Junior) Gotti. The winner was a veteran Tampa prosecutor, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Trezevant – called one of the toughest, hardest-working adversaries in…

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