> Bob Cooley . .. . > Butch Petrocelli . > Tony Spilotro
> Pat Marcy . . . . .> Judge Maloney .. > Count Dante
> Harry Aleman. ..> Judge Wilson . . ..> Ed Genson
> Marco D'Amico ..> Alderman Roti. .. > Guest Appearances
> John D'Arco Sr ..> John D'Arco Jr

John Keehan, aka Count Dante, in his famous Black Dragon Fighting Society comic book ad from the 1970’s.

I have yet to meet anyone with the Count’s amazing combination of talents and flaws. Besides being an expert in the martial arts, he was also a beautician (a supermarket tabloid ran a story about him with the headline, “The World’s Deadliest Fighter Is A… Hairdresser!). In addition to the karate studios, he owned hairdressing schools. Supposedly, he got wrapped up with martial arts while he traveled through Asia for a wig import business. He did hairstyling for Playboy and somehow that gave him an entree to the whole world of pornography, and led to a financial interest in a string of adult book stores. At one moment he could be extremely sophisticated and artistic, and at the next moment crude and ridiculously macho – even more than the Mob guys.

When Corruption Was King
© 2004 by Robert Cooley and Hillel Levin

  From 1986 to 1989, criminal defense attorney Robert Cooley wore a recording device and developed criminal cases against mobsters and corrupt officials. His investigation led to nine federal trials in the Nineties and convictions or guilty pleas for twenty-four.  

“Bob is every bit the hero because he didn’t have to
do what he did.”

Tom Durkin, former First
Assistant U.S. Attorney

“The man is a paragon of corruption. The man is
walking slime.”

Criminal Defense Attorney
Edward M. Genson

Never has a federal investigation accomplished
so much, and never has an investigation revolved as
much around one man. But
to this day, the reasons why Cooley decided to cooperate with federal authorities remain a mystery.

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