Sergeant Greevy and Detective Logan investigate the severe beating of a convenience store owner. A witness describes the attacker as a man wearing a suit and they soon have Joe Pilefski, a mob enforcer for the Mansucci crime family, in custody. They're not quite sure why a mob enforcer would be beating up an old man owning a small store but Logan realizes that the cigarettes he was selling don't have a tax stamp. Soon Pilefsky, Frank Mansucci's brother-in-law Harv Beigal and trucking company owner Mario Zalta charged with conspiracy. Executive ADA Stone see an opportunity to get Mansucci himself for the murder of a missing trucking union boss. He offers immunity to get testimony but it doesn't turn out as he had hoped. Written by
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The mob boss and his crimes in this episode shares similarities with the John Gotti crime syndicate case. Gotti and five of his brothers all joined the Mafia at early ages and Gotti soon became boss of the well known Gambino crime family, one of the Five Families in New York City. He became widely known for his outspoken personality and flamboyant style that eventually caused his downfall. In 1992, Gotti was convicted of racketeering, thirteen murders, obstruction of justice, truck hijacking, conspiracy to commit murder, illegal gambling, extortion, tax evasion, loansharking, and other crimes and was sentenced to life in prison, where he died ten years later. See more
In the opening scene, when the patrol officer realizes that the store owner has been beaten, he uses his nightstick to break into the locked store. Viewed from the interior, the glass shatters just BEFORE the officer makes contact with it. See more
You got greedy, they knew it and they set you up.
References The Godfather: Part III