Mob Cop by Fred Pascente audiobook

Mob Cop: My Life of Crime in the Chicago Police Department

By Fred Pascente and Sam Reaves
Read by Johnny Heller

Tantor Audio 9781613731345

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200014958

  • ISBN: 9798200014941

  • ISBN: 9798200014965

Runtime: 8.43 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Former Chicago police officer and Outfit associate Fred Pascente is the man who links Tony Spilotro, one of Chicago's most notorious mob figures, to William Hanhardt, chief of detectives in the Chicago Police Department. Pascente and Spilotro grew up together on Chicago's Near West Side, and as young toughs they were rousted and shaken down by Hanhardt. While Spilotro became the youngest made man in Chicago Outfit history, Pascente joined the police department. Soon taken under Hanhardt's wing because of his connections, Pascente served as Hanhardt's fixer and bagman in the department for more than a decade. At the same time, Pascente remained close to Spilotro, making frequent trips to Las Vegas to party with his old friend while helping to rob the casinos blind. Mob Cop details the decline of traditional organized crime in the United States and reveals new information about the inner workings of the Outfit. Fred Pascente's position as an insider on both the criminal and law enforcement fronts makes this story a matchless tell-all.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

[A] worthwhile glimpse into the schizoid world of a corrupt cop. Kirkus
“Worthwhile glimpse into the schizoid world of a corrupt cop.” Kirkus Reviews
“A tale from the underworld that’s rich in Outfit history and the characters that come with it. Pascente’s memories unspool like letters from a dark and fading Chicago.” Jeff Coen, author of Family Secrets: The Case That Crippled the Chicago Mob
“A detailed, gritty account of growing up around Grand Avenue and of life on both sides of the law, from someone who was a mob associate and a Chicago police officer—at the same time. Sam Reaves’ commentary that goes along with Fred Pascente’s story is excellent.” John J. Binder, author of The Chicago Outfit

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Author

Author Bio: Fred Pascente

Author Bio: Fred Pascente

Fred Pascente was a Chicago police officer for twenty-six years, serving as assistant and “bagman” to William Hanhardt. He was also a professional thief with close ties to the mafia, and a close friend and confidant of Tony Spilotro.

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Author Bio: Sam Reaves

Author Bio: Sam Reaves

Sam Reaves is the author of ten novels and has served as president of the Midwest chapter of the Mystery Writers of America.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 8.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English