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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fred Pascente, Sam Reaves Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9781494581879
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • [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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About the Author

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.

About the Narrator

Johnny Heller, a two-time winner of the prestigious Audie Award, was named a top voice of 2008 and 2009 and selected as one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by AudioFile magazine. His adult and children’s book narrations have earned him multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards.