WITSEC: inside the Federal Witness Protection Program

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Bantam Books, Jan 29, 2002 - Law - 359 pages
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An inside look at the controversial law enforcement program designed to provide new identities for federal witnesses traces the history of WITSEC from its origins in the 1960s to the present day, describes its role in fighting organized crime, and profiles some of the colorful individuals who have taken part in it.

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User Review  - Cori Arnold - Goodreads

While I was a little disappointed this book had so much focus on the mob, I can understand (now) why it did. About half way through I wondered if someone besides Mr. Shur had been the focus of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emily Wiersma - Goodreads

How many of us really think of Witsec and what it has done for crime in the US? I never really did until I read this book written by Pete Early and Gerald Shur. It gives excellent detail on the ... Read full review


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PETE EARLEY is the author of Family of Spies, The Hot House, Super Casino, and Circumstantial Evidence, an Edgar Award winner for Best Fact Crime.

GERALD SHUR, now retired, was the founder and longtime head of WITSEC. Both live near Washington, D.C.

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