Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii

SAINTS & SINNERS
A Deal With the Devil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Cop Killer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Marco & The Count . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Crime Pays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

INNER CIRCLE FIRST WARD
Highlife with the Lowlifes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 A Run Through The Grease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Chicken With Wing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 The Fatal Corned Beef Sandwich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167

ON THE WIRE
In The Weeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185 The Worst F**k . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207 Candid Camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219 Parting Shots for Harry and Marco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243

LEGAL ASSASSIN
Witness Dejection Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259 “Slander My Name” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273 The Harder They Fall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293 Afterlife . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315

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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