A Rookie Cop vs. the West Coast Mafia. Breaking Up The by Tanya Chalupa PDF

By Tanya Chalupa

In this gripping, real crime exposé, invoice Palmini, a rookie detective, hopes to take down the West Coast Mafia by means of gaining the arrogance of infamous mob operative William Ettleman. Set opposed to a backdrop of social turmoil, the publication immerses readers in unfastened love, medicines, theft and homicide, orchestrated by means of prepared crime in destinations like Sausalito, California. The Trident eating place, as soon as a drug Mecca for Hollywood, the track and the recent York hip, used to be co-owned through the Kingston Trio and their supervisor, Frank Werber, a self-proclaimed drug priest. Robin Williams labored as a busboy there and Janis Joplin had her personal desk. Sally Stanford, the previous San Francisco Madam who later grew to become Sausalito's mayor, was once a confidant of the notorious. Ettleman's safecracking gang ambitions the Trident. Mobsters like Frank “The Bomp" Bompensiero, on whom Sopranos personality “Big Pussy" is believed to were dependent, get entangled. Palmini, using Ettleman, joins...

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The West Coast Mafia: Breaking Up the “Best in the West” Gang Cover design: Wendy Bass Interior design: Scribe Inc. Library of Congress Control Number: 2013947014 ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-461-1 New Horizon Press 18 17 16 15 14 1 2 3 4 5 AUTHORS’ NOTE This book is based on the authors’ experiences and reflects their perceptions of the past, present and future. The personalities, events, actions and conversations portrayed within this story have been taken from interviews, research, court documents, government reports, letters, personal papers, press accounts and the memories of some participants.

He shepherded it the way he did all the jobs his crew went on. It was a juggling act and he kept the rhythm going. This particular gig took place a little more than eighteen months before Bill Palmini even knew Ettleman existed. Ettleman’s team was somewhat nervous when he came along on gigs with them. But they liked having Ettleman’s sidekick, thirty-one-year-old Eddie “Italian” DeVaney, on the jobs, because, as one member of Ettleman’s crew, Jackson “Nevada” Dillon, eventually explained, “Well, he was just Eddie.

Then Ettleman’s other gunman entered the bedroom. He helped take one of the twin bed mattresses in the room and throw it on the floor, while another man pointed his rifle at the ski resort employees. Next, Sue and her husband were tied up and ordered to lie down on the mattress on the floor. In the midst of this, Katie asked for a glass of water. One of the gunmen quickly disappeared, soon returning and handing her a glass of water to drink. When she finished, she was bound up and, along with her husband, instructed to lie down on top of the twin bed with the mattress still on it.

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