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Operation Greylord

Operation Greylord Author Terrence Hake
ISBN-10 1641051558
Release 2018-02-12
Pages 290
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Operation Greylord is the definitive account of the largest corruption bust ever in the history of the United States, told from the prospective of Terrance Hake , who worked under cover posing as a corrupt prosecutor.



Brotherhood of Corruption

Brotherhood of Corruption Author Juan Antonio Juarez
ISBN-10 9781613741412
Release 2004-08-01
Pages 320
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A former Chicago cop exposes shocking truths about the abuses of power within the city's police department in this memoir of violence, drugs, and men with badges. Juarez becomes a police officer because he wants to make a difference in gang-infested neighborhoods; but, as this book reveals, he ends up a corrupt member of the most powerful gang of all--the Chicago police force. Juarez shares the horrific indiscretions he witnessed during his seven years of service, from the sexually predatory officer, X, who routinely stops beautiful women for made-up traffic offenses and flirts with domestic violence victims, to sadistic Locallo, known on the streets as Locoman, who routinely stops gang members and beats them senseless. Working as a narcotics officer, Juarez begins to join his fellow officers in crossing the line between cop and criminal, as he takes advantage of his position and also becomes a participant in a system of racial profiling legitimized by the war on drugs. Ultimately, as Juarez discusses, his conscience gets the better of him and he tries to reform, only to be brought down by his own excesses. From the perspective of an insider, he tells of widespread abuses of power, random acts of brutality, and the code of silence that keeps law enforcers untouchable.



Operation Greylord

Operation Greylord Author Brocton Lockwood
ISBN-10 UOM:39015015463741
Release 1989
Pages 170
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The author, a former judge in Illinois, recounts how he worked with the FBI to end the widespread corruption in the Chicago court system



Golden

Golden Author Jeff Coen
ISBN-10 9781613745250
Release 2012-09-01
Pages 496
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No one did political corruption quite like Rod Blagojevich. The 40th governor of Illinois made international headlines in 2008 when he was roused from his bed and arrested by the FBI at his Chicago home. He was accused of running the state government as a criminal racket and, most shockingly, caught on tape trying to barter away President-elect Barack Obama’s US Senate seat. Most politicians would hunker down, stay quiet, and fight the federal case against them. But as he had done for years, Rod Blagojevich proved he was no ordinary politician. Instead, he fueled the headlines, proclaiming his innocence on seemingly every national talk show and street corner he could find.Revealing evidence from the investigation never before made public, Golden is the most complete telling yet of the Blagojevich story, written by two Chicago reporters who covered every step of his rise and fall and spent years sifting through evidence, compiling documents, and conducting more than a hundred interviews with those who have known Blagojevich from his childhood to his time in the governor’s office. Dispensing with sensationalism to present the facts about one of the nation’s most notorious politicians, the authors detail the mechanics of the corruption that brought the governor down and profile a fascinating and frustrating character who embodies much of what is wrong with modern politics. With Blagojevich now serving 14 years in prison, the time has come for the last word on who Blagojevich was, how he was elected, how he got himself into trouble, and how the feds took him down.



Soft Corruption

Soft Corruption Author William E. Schluter
ISBN-10 9780813586199
Release 2017-02-24
Pages 314
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New Jersey has long been a breeding ground for political corruption, and most of it is perfectly legal. Public officials accept favors from lobbyists, give paid positions to relatives, and rig the electoral process to favor their cronies in a system where campaign money is used to buy government results. Such unethical behavior is known as “soft corruption,” and former New Jersey legislator William E. Schluter has been fighting it for the past fifty years. In this searing personal narrative, the former state senator recounts his fight to expose and reform these acts of government misconduct. Not afraid to cite specific cases of soft corruption in New Jersey politics, he paints a vivid portrait of public servants who care more about political power and personal gain than the public good. By recounting events that he witnessed firsthand in the Garden State, he provides dramatic illustrations of ills that afflict American politics nationwide. As he identifies five main forms of soft corruption, Schluter diagnoses the state government’s ethical malaise, and offers concrete policy suggestions for how it might be cured. Not simply a dive through the muck of New Jersey politics, Soft Corruption is an important first step to reforming our nation’s political system, a book that will inspire readers to demand that our elected officials can and must do better. Visit: www.softcorruption.com (http://www.softcorruption.com)



Mob Cop

Mob Cop Author Fred Pascente
ISBN-10 9781613731345
Release 2015-06-01
Pages 336
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Former Chicago police officer and mafia associate Fred Pascente is the man who links Tony Spilotro, a central character in Nicholas Pileggi's Casino and one of Chicago's most notorious mob figures, to William Hanhardt, chief of detectives of 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 one of the youngest made men in Chicago Outfit history, Pascente was drafted into the army and then joined the police department. Soon taken under Hanhardt's wing, Pascente served as Hanhardt's fixer and bagman on 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 tells about the decline of traditional organized crime in the United States, and it reveals information about the inner workings of the Outfit that have never been publicly released. Fred Pascente's positions as an insider on both the criminal and law enforcement fronts make this story a matchless tell-all. Fred Pascente was a Chicago police officer for twenty-six years and a professional thief with close ties to the mafia. He died in 2014. Sam Reaves is the author of ten novels and has served as president of the Midwest chapter of the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.



Greylord

Greylord Author James Tuohy
ISBN-10 0399133852
Release 1989-01-01
Pages 271
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The many faces of the modern justice system are exposed in a revealing book about Chicago's Operation Greylord, begun in 1980 and the most comprehensive corruption investigation ever undertaken by the Justice Department



The Pretender

The Pretender Author Marc Ruskin
ISBN-10 9781250068637
Release 2017-06-06
Pages 368
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Of all the tools available to law enforcement, the living, breathing undercover operative remains the gold standard. This is true in TV shows and in the real world. In the era of electronic surveillance, UC work enforces accountability; it prevents mistakes, and of all the boots on the ground, undercover agents are often the most valuable. The FBI generally has about 100 UC agents working full-time in the field. In the 1990s and 2000s, Marc Ruskin had the most diverse, and notorious, case list of all, and the broadest experience within the bureaucracy, including overseas. He worked ops targeting public corruption, corporate fraud, Wall Street scams, narcotics trafficking, La Cosa Nostra, counterfeiting—and gritty street-level scams and schemes. Sometimes working three or four cases simultaneously, Ruskin switched identities by the day: Each morning he had to walk out the door with the correct ID, clothes, accessories and frame of mind for that day’s mission. Meet Alex Perez, Alejandro Marconi, and Sal Morelli, just a few of Ruskin’s undercover personas. And how is the right UC agent chosen, how is a bogus identity manufactured and “backstopped,” how is the Bureau's long-term con painstakingly assembled? No one has ever given us the inside story like Ruskin. The Pretender is the definitive narrative of undercover ops—the procedures, the successes, the failures--and the changes in the culture of the new-era FBI.



C 1 and the Chicago Mob

C 1 and the Chicago Mob Author Vincent L. Inserra
ISBN-10 9781493182770
Release 2014-09-18
Pages 316
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This book was written as a tribute to all the agents who were assigned to Criminal Squad #1, more commonly referred to as the C-1 Squad, of the Chicago Division of the FBI from 1957 to 1976, a period of nineteen years. These agents were pioneers, who were required to wage war against one of the most powerfully entrenched organized crime organizations in the country since the days of Al Capone. It was at a time when the FBI did not have all the tools or legislation necessary to combat organized crime but they accomplished their goals aggressively with whatever means were available. This is a story of the unique challenges confronting these dedicated agents and the incomparable results achieved which resulted in severely disrupting and curtailing the activities of the Chicago mob. Mr. Inserra also chronicles parts of his career prior to and following his FBI experiences.



Thirty Years in the Trenches Covering Crooks Characters and Capers

Thirty Years in the Trenches Covering Crooks  Characters  and Capers Author John Drummond
ISBN-10 1886094772
Release 1998
Pages 252
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These are stories you won't read about in the Chicago guide books or travel brochures. Examine Justice Department transcripts involving mobsters and their victims. Meet some of Chicago's legendary characters. Listen in on high class hookers and escorts telling their secrets. Try to solve some of Chicago's most fascinating mysteries. Read about who gets the gravy and who doesn't in a TV newsroom. John Drummond takes you with him as he gets his story -- stories that are sometimes hilarious, sometimes brutal, sometimes poignant, and always fascinating. Book jacket.



King of the Gold Coast

King of the Gold Coast Author Wayne Klatt
ISBN-10 9781614231790
Release 2011-07-22
Pages 160
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Chicago's breathtaking Lake Shore Drive, with its beaches and luxury homes, has its origin in a neglected marsh and a clandestine land development. Meet the uncrowned king of the disputed shore, George Wellington Streeter, the outlandish swindler, unlikely hero and self-proclaimed founder of the Gold Coast who tried to secede from the state of Illinois. Opposing him was the quiet vision of Potter Palmer and the full weight of his investment syndicate. With this keen piece of investigative history, Wayne Klatt uncovers the secrets that both sides of the conflict managed to keep in spite of lawsuits, state inquiries, a presidential forgery and two murder trials.



The System

The System Author Jeff Benedict
ISBN-10 9780385536622
Release 2013-09-17
Pages 432
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A Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year NCAA football is big business. Every Saturday millions of people file into massive stadiums or tune in on television as "athlete-students" give everything they've got to make their team a success. Billions of dollars now flow into the game. But what is the true cost? The players have no share in the oceans of money. And once the lights go down, the glitter doesn't shine so brightly. Filled with mind-blowing details of major NCAA football scandals, with stops at Ohio State, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Missouri, BYU, LSU, Texas A&M and many more, The System explores and exposes the complex, and perhaps broken, machine that churns behind the glamour of college football. With a New Afterword



Ivan The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla

Ivan  The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla Author Katherine Applegate
ISBN-10 9780544465572
Release 2014-10-07
Pages 32
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In a spare, powerful text and evocative illustrations, the Newbery medalist Katherine Applegate and the artist G. Brian Karas present the extraordinary real story of a special gorilla. Captured as a baby, Ivan was brought to a Tacoma, Washington, mall to attract shoppers. Gradually, public pressure built until a better way of life for Ivan was found at Zoo Atlanta. From the Congo to America, and from a local business attraction to a national symbol of animal welfare, Ivan the Shopping Mall Gorilla traveled an astonishing distance in miles and in impact. This is his true story and includes photographs of Ivan in the back matter.



The Impeachment of the House of Brunswick

The Impeachment of the House of Brunswick Author Charles Bradlaugh
ISBN-10 9785040491537
Release 2017-09-05
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The Impeachment of the House of Brunswick has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Impeachment of the House of Brunswick also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Impeachment of the House of Brunswick book for free.



Justice Perverted

Justice Perverted Author William B. Crawford
ISBN-10 193748436X
Release 2015-06-09
Pages 240
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Rick Kogan, "Chicago Tribune: " "Should be on the reading list of every journalism school and law school in this country." In 1983, Anthony Porter was convicted of the brutal double murder of Marilyn Green and Jerry Hillard. While sitting in the bleachers near Chicago's Washington Park swimming pool, the victims were shot multiple times at point-blank range. Porter was sentenced to death. In 1998, within fifty hours of Porter's scheduled execution, the Illinois Supreme Court granted a stay, pending a hearing on Porter's mental competency. At this point, journalism professor David Protess and his Northwestern University Innocence Project students took up Porter's cause. Soon, Porter was released from prison, and Alstory Simon, then a Milwaukee resident, was convicted of the Washington Park homicides. But that's not the end of the story. Nor is it all of the story. Simon himself has now been exonerated and is suing Northwestern University, David Protess, and two other individuals for more than $40 million in punitive damages. This is the true story of how and why Alstory Simon replaced Anthony Porter in prison.



The 50 States

The 50 States Author Gabrielle Balkan
ISBN-10 9781847807113
Release 2015-10-01
Pages 112
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Be inspired by the inventiveness, beauty and diversity of the United States in this curious collection of fact-filled maps. Explore thousand of wondrous locations and be awed by the achievements of hundreds of people who helped make America what it is today. Celebrate, explore, enjoy! Page Plan 1 Title Page 2-3 USA country map/contents page 4-103 State maps 104-105 State flags 106-107 Historic events 108-109 Presidents 110-111 Index



Dirty Waters

Dirty Waters Author R. J. Nelson
ISBN-10 9780226334493
Release 2016-10-31
Pages 306
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R. J. Nelson, hired in 1987 to clean up rampant corruption on Chicago's waterfront, writes about his experiences, including the angry constituents, prying journalists, shell-shocked employees, and how he made it his personal mission to become a public servant who worked for the common good and followed the spirit--if not always the letter--of the law.