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When United States Marshal John Partington suddenly found himself protecting the family of renowned mobster Joe “The Animal” Barboza, he made up the rules as he went along. Among Partington’s diverse activities were managing a rotating crew of US Marshals; chasing the family cat; convincing Barboza’s wife not to leave; keeping the witness, his wife, and their child alive; and transporting the witness to and from hearings in the face of death threats. Unbenownst to him, this experience would lead to his becoming one of the founders of the Witness Protection Program. Partington shares his unique journey here for the first time.

Providing a step-by-step account of exactly what it was like to guard and transport informants, as well as details about the process of identity change, The Mob and Me shows the development and evolution of the Witness Protection Program. Other informants Partington eventually guarded include Bob Leuci (the “Prince of the City” cop memorialized in the movie of that name), Watergate figures Howard Hunt (whose son claims he was hired to kill JFK) and John and Maureen Dean, antiwar protester Father Dan Berrigan, and numerous other notables.

Filled with insider information on dozens of mobsters and other informants, The Mob and Me shows what these stone-cold killers were really like.

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About the Author

John Partington (1929–2006) was a commissioner of public safety in Providence, Rhode Island, before he retired. He worked for the United States Marshals Service from 1962 until 1980, working closely with the IRS on organized crime cases. He participated in the formation of the Witness Protection Program in the 1960s, also helping to protect organized crime figures during the early days of the program.