Born to the Mob: The True-Life Story of the Only Man to Work for All Five of New York's Mafia Families

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Running Press, May 25, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 211 pages
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Frankie Saggio reminisces about the era of true wise guys like his Uncle Philly —a contemporary of Al Capone. After all, it was Frankie's uncle who "taught him the value of a dollar and how to steal it from someone else." Uncle Philly was from a day when being in a mafia family meant being bound by blood and honor, not like modern day families whose only concern is money. For Frankie, the only way to avoid the modern mob treachery is to avoid getting involved with any single mob family, working "freelance" for all five. Frankie can do this because he is one of the biggest earners in the business, pulling down millions and kicking a share upstairs to the bosses. Though he fights the decision, Frankie is tied by blood to the Bonanno family, Uncle Philly's family, and current home to Philly's murderer. Soon after joining the Bonannos, Frankie narrowly escapes an assassination attempt and is busted for a major scam. With little choice, and even less loyalty to the Bonannos, Frankie turns himself over to the Feds on the one condition that he will tell the feds everything, but will not squeal on his own relatives.
 

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Saggio, now residing in an unknown location under the federal government's Witness Security Program, tells all in this interesting but unevenly written memoir of the Wiseguy life. Growing up under ... Read full review

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I met the author back in 2002 at my ticket office. He was and still is a dirt bag rat. I made him stay outside like the slime he is.

Contents

Learning to Drive
3
Rally Sports Corvette
13
THE FREELANCER
27
Pontiac Trans Am
29
Slowed to a Crawl
41
Lincoln Towne Car Coupe DeVille Chevy Corvette
51
Coupe DeVille
63
Chevy Corvette Convertible
73
THE FUGITIVE
93
El Dorado Lincoln Towne Car
95
Dodge Durango
105
Chevy Corvette Pace Car
123
Government Chauffeurs
147
Lincoln Towne Car
165
Afterword
183
Appendix II
197

Chevy Corvette Convertible
83

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