Quote of the Day - What a nice mob you press fellows are - wholesale scavengers!
For The First Time: The G-men's Calabrese Santiago Proffer
The Sopranos have many fans on TV, but we're about to step into the real-life Sopranos in an upcoming Chicago trial on June 1 against Nicholas Calabrese. Prosecutors filed a 63-page description of four decades of mob hits. Although heavily redacted to protect witnesses, the document makes very good reading.
And good scripts.
One of the mobsters identified in the document in the case has already inspired a character played by Joe Pesci in the 1995 movie, Casino.
Here's the document, called the Calabrese Santiago Proffer (so named for the appellate case where the government was first required to set out the facts of its case), if you're an aspiring screenwriter, or otherwise just curious about The Mob (skip to page four of the Proffer for the facts). It was previously sealed by the court, but thanks to the Chicago Tribune, it's now a matter of public record.
Plus, none of the news sites I've searched so far have made it available to the general public, so here it is for your viewing, straight from the case, United States v. Nicholas Calabrese, US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Case No. 02 CR 1050, the Honorable James B. Zagel presiding. Zagel has already sentenced Frank Calabrese.