CLAIFICATION....Mark Silverman was NOT friends with Raymond Patriarca he only knew of him from his associates.Mark is an honorable man and has NEVER participated in mob activities.
Mark Silverman of Gannett is VERY well respected he won the Ben Bradlee award (Ben Bradlee did the WATERGATE story...about Nixon) and Mark got a Pulitzer Prize nomination. Mark KNOWS that I was "railroaded. He still calls me... Mark was protecting Haley Barbour until Haley Barbour ****** him. http://www.gillespierove2012.com/DC_Pillow_Talk.html
In America MOST people think the Bush family is connected to the Mafia... the fact is for generations the Mafia had ties to the CIA.. except former President Jimmy Carter's CIA . The Reagan people were friendlier to the mob than the Bush family. I'm NOT saying that any president including Ronald Reagan directly had involvement with the Mafia...It was indirect. I believe that "W" had eliminated the remaining "wise guy" elements from the CIA.
Did you notice "how successful" the CIA has been lately?
Yes President Obama is President and ordered the assassination of Bin Laden. Still the people that did the intelligence work are the "W" era I give BOTH President Bush and President Obama an "A."
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Vincent "Fat Vinnie" Teresa (1930 – 1990) was an American mobster in the Boston branch of the Patriarca crime family who was a lieutenant of boss Raymond Patriarca.
After he entered witness protection, Teresa wrote three books: the 1973 My Life In The Mafia, co-authored with Newsday writer Thomas C. Renner, which documented his Cosa Nostra career and the 1960s Boston Irish Mob Wars; the 1975 Vinnie Teresa's Mafia, also co-authored with Thomas C. Renner, which documented his life during his time in the Federal Witness Protection Program and beyond; and the 1978 fictional novel Wiseguys, solely written by Teresa.
My Life In The Mafia chronicles Teresa's path to a life in organized crime, his time as a lieutenant for Raymond Patriarca, his fall in the Patriarca crime family, and the circumstances that led to him to seek the protection of the Federal government and the Federal Witness Protection Program. Intelligent and personable, Teresa was as good a federal witness as he was a criminal. His testimony put a large number of the Patriarca crime family in jail. First and foremost, though, one gets the impression that Teresa was always looking out for Teresa.
Vinnie Teresa's Mafia chronicles Teresa's time as a government witness and subsequent life, with a number of anecdotes on his former life in the mob. It is said that Teresa would have been a very sharp and successful businessman even if he never entered a life of crime, and, despite claimed government indifference, he does seem to succeed in making a life for himself and his family once out of witness protection. He was very bitter against the Federal government for his 'treatment' in the Federal Witness Protection Program, feeling they used him with no regard to his safety, or an appreciation of his value. Thomas C. Renner implies this may have been more melodramatics then reality.
Teresa's final book and fictional novel, Wiseguys, was written solely by Teresa and the quality of writing shows it. Teresa largely dictated the first two books to the competent hand of Thomas C. Renner. The story is of one Johnny Forza, a very thinly disguised doppelganger of Teresa. It chronicles Forza's life as a betrayed government witness, his battles with a former friend mob member "Butch" (again, a thinly disguised doppleganger for New Jersey mob member Frank "Butch" Miceli), his life on the lam with his girlfriend and his final confrontations with everyone who has done him wrong. Written poorly in the first person it is more a revenge fantasy than a novel.
One interesting note. Normally, to be come a 'made' member in an Italian mob, one had to first do murder at the direction of the mob. Teresa claimed that while he reached the position of lieutenant in the Patriarca crime family, this was mainly due to his prowess as a money maker for Raymond Patriarca, and that he never murdered anyone. This is debatable as 1) as a lieutenant Teresa at the least would have passed down orders for hits; and 2) he was aware if he had committed murder he would gotten a much stiffer jail sentence. Since he claim not, the government had no evidence to the contrary and he was a very valuable witness, he was taken at his word.
Teresa always lived in fear of being murdered by the Patriarca crime family but seems to have out-lived anyone in that mob that would have cared to kill him. In February 1990, Vincent Teresa died of kidney failure in Seattle, Washington. In an odd twist of events, Thomas C. Renner died a month earlier in January, 1990.