By Henry Hill
"At the age of twelve, my ambition used to be to develop into a gangster. To be a wiseguy used to be higher than being President of the USA. To be a wiseguy was once to possess the world." ― Henry Hill
When Henry Hill entered the Witness security application, he used to be convinced that his felony days had eventually come to an finish. He used to be wrong.
For over 20 years, Henry Hill lived the excessive existence as a strong member of the Lucchese crime relations, a lifestyles immortalized in Martin Scorsese's vintage movie GoodFellas. After his arrest in 1980, he disappeared into the Witness security software With this e-book, Henry comes fresh approximately his final two decades, filling within the gaps approximately his fresh earlier in addition to atmosphere the checklist instantly on his days as a wiseguy. immediately hilarious, unpredictable, scandalous, and arresting, Henry Hill's story will break every thing you proposal you knew in regards to the Witness security software.
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Extra resources for Gangsters and Goodfellas: The Mob, Witness Protection, and Life on the Run
They were graphic scenes that showed the bullet-riddled bodies of the rest of Burke’s Lufthansa gang, guys that he ordered whacked. Now I’m in Ed’s office, and—surprise—Ed showed me the crime scene photos again. By now I had every wound memorized. “Do the math—you’re next,” he said. “All we want is the Lufthansa shit, but you got to be totally honest. ” Then he explained the Witness Protection Program. I would be given transactional immunity for everything I ever did wrong; I could never be charged for anything I had done to this point.
Over a year had gone by, and still no one from the crew had been nabbed. S. Attorney Ed McDonald, who had been in charge of that case, was getting desperate, so when I fell into his lap, it was like a gift from heaven. Except that I wasn’t going to give that story up so easy. Before I was accepted into the Program, I danced around with him, giving him other tales, until I felt I had the best deal I was going to get. After my first night in the Manhattan Correctional Center (MCC), I spent the next day in McDonald’s office.
By the time I was fifteen years old, I had a union card. I was in the Laborer’s Union, Lenny’s union. I actually attempted to work there a couple times. The foreman used to pick me up in the mornings and drive me to the job sites. The first day they tried to make me push a freaking wheelbarrow. I couldn’t; I weighed eighty pounds and couldn’t move the thing. They tried to show me how to push it with my thumbs, how to balance a thing full of concrete. And then you had to run it up a ramp to the elevator.
Gangsters and Goodfellas: The Mob, Witness Protection, and Life on the Run by Henry Hill