Friday, April 2, 2010

Nemesis of counterfeiters: William Flynn

Vol. 3, Issue 1, April 2010 Contents
Feature article

The dismantling of the Morello Mafia leadership
was one highlight in a long law enforcement career

Nemesis of Counterfeiters:
William J. Flynn
By Thomas Hunt

In 1910, much of the early Mafia network in New York was dismantled through the efforts of a tenacious and resourceful Secret Service agent named William J. Flynn. Flynn had spent years building a counterfeiting case against Mafia boss of bosses Giuseppe Morello and his henchmen. While Flynn won great notoriety for the successful conclusion of the Morello counterfeiting trial and related prosecutions, that case was just one highlight in a law enforcement career that spanned a quarter-century and included all levels of government.

Twenty-three pages
including four and a half pages of notes
Thirteen images

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