Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Identifying Underworld Informants

October 2012 Contents

Identifying Underworld Informants:
Bay-Area informants proved crucial for FBI
By Edmond Valin

Fear of boss Cerrito (above)
caused at least one San Jose
mobster to become an informant.
"By the early 1960s, the FBI had persuaded at least three members of the San Jose, California, Mafia and one member of the San Francisco Mafia to share confidential information. At a time when the FBI’s knowledge of the Mafia was limited, these sources identified members, revealed organizational history and helped the Bureau build a storehouse of Mafia intelligence."

Eight pages, including one photograph and three pages of notes.

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