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"senator john mcclellan" Discussed on Mobbed Up: The Fight for Las Vegas
"Greetings noble citizens. I caesar welcome you all to caesar's palace when caesar's palace opened its doors in august nineteen sixty six wrapped in the grandeur of the roman empire. It became the biggest destination on the strip and office crowning achievement. In las vegas hoffa was the guest of honor at the lavish grand opening and nevada's governor as the story goes told attendees at the resort would not have been built without hoffa even on opening night. Hoffa ahead an incredible influence at caesar's according to michael green a university of nevada. Las vegas history. Professor seager taking a bath in the casino. They were really losing the first night and the story is that he had gone up to bed and ran up and off and said we need more money and half said find. You're going to have another million or whatever it was that they needed to get through jeff schumacher says offer was in all his glory. Everybody seemed to love uncle. Jimmy and he was taking care of the hotels. He was in all of the elite circles in the city and he could make or break just about anybody in town so he was very powerful but hoffa needed the mob to hold onto is power. This is author and investigative reporter. Dan dare the dean of those who have covered. Hoffa's disappearance awful always thought that or he always claimed that he would deal with the mafia at arm's distance. In my opinion they own him. Really lock shock and barrel own him and people under your sticking you've got people in detroit least fifteen who have please records. And he ran into a buzzsaw robert kennedy. Then the chief counsel for what became known as the. Us senate rackets. Committee chaired by senator john. Mcclellan of arkansas. The committee was formed to investigate corruption within the labor movement. And the tape says union was at the top of its hitlist. The rackets committee exposed the corrupt practices of hoffa's predecessor. Dave beck forcing him to resign. Next up was hoffa. The also was accused of misusing teamster money for his own personal benefit and power-grabs within the union any spied with kennedy at public hearings often fanning loss of memory about his hard nosed union activities. The two men hated each other over one. Three stretch of questioning hoffa claimed his memory had failed him. One hundred and eleven times at one point according to a series published by the mob museum. A frustrated kennedy told hoffa quote. It's beyond comprehension that you can't remember this. You've had the worst case of them. Nizhny the last two days. I've ever heard of and i don't go over that because the volcker act i've actually arraigned that not going for that kind of action by disassociating yourself. Many years ago from fellow. Why john it from like every place you go. We've checked your telephone number. You're calling every gangster in the united states mr kennedy. What has happened in the past life of people today. Maybe you got lieutenant shoulder son working for the teamsters union. They basically nice people today. Don't give them a chance. Move by the time. The committee completed its work. Hoffa had become an international celebrity but kennedy wasn't finished after his brother. John kennedy became president in nineteen sixty. One bobby was appointed attorney general and continued the onslaught against hoffa and the mob. He created a special labor rackets unit that insiders dubbed the get hoffa squad detroit crime reporter scott bernstein says kennedy had only one goal bobby. Kennedy's sole focus in life. How much of the early nineteen sixties was to dismantle organized crime in america and key targeted hoffa as one of the ways that you that and removing hoffer a from power and the teamsters union was taking away a great weapon in the arsenal of organized crime. And eventually he did. Kennedy's anti-mob campaign ended in nineteen sixty. Four when he stepped down as attorney general several months after his brother was assassinated in dallas. The story floating around is that hoffa was at a miami restaurant when he heard the news. That president kennedy had been murdered. He stood on a chair and cheered then he phoned his lawyer and said quote. Have you heard the good news. They kill the son of a bitch. This means body is out as attorney. General office disdain. For bobby kennedy led to the theory that hoffa and his mafia sponsors had conspired to kill president kennedy before. Bobby left office. Hoffa was convicted of jury. Tampering in a kickback. Case in tennessee and months later he was convicted. Again this time of defrauding the teamsters pension fund in chicago through it. All hoffa remained a beloved union later among the rank and file. Teamsters bernstein says he was the face of the working man in america from the nineteen fifties until his death in nineteen seventy five. He could shut down the entire country with a single phone. Call to stop all trucks from from moving goods and merchandise in this audio provided by wd. Iv tv in detroit auto described the lengths. He would go to protect his union that ever strike. We have With employers to really wanna fight they revert to hiring huddles and unless we know who our enemy is. Unless we're in a position to do something about it he'll lose your strike but it all came crashing down when hoffa went to prison in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven to turn things over to his vice president frank at simmons who was a large sized not very bright eight detroit teamster who had been hoffa's lackey and kind of stooge and hoffa believe that he could put into place says the president on a temporary basis and then take the union back when he got out of prison but the mob had different plans of fitzsimmons got really comfortable really quickly and had no desire to give back the teamsters presidency. The mob that was be control fitzsimmons. Also began to realize that life without jimmy hoffa as president of the teamsters. Wasn't that back. That simmons with someone that was very malleable and easy to bend to the will of his mop superiors was someone that required less.
"senator john mcclellan" Discussed on Transition Virginia
"Of things that he was taking credit for and then jones is saying. Hey we need a new unit to show that it's a priority of mine. Think we're going to take seriously so. I mean there's the herring argument that says look. We've been doing this all along. And then there's the jones argument to say. Hey look we're going to have a focus on this brad. Do you see either. One of those sort of outweighing the other well. I think mel's super correct about voters getting concerned about expanding a g. like sub offices. But i think the ironic point there is. The office is probably super minimal. Compared to other states especially as you know republicans fear we turn into new york california I i would imagine. Virginia's legacy as a red if not purple state has probably left a lot of our bureaucratic institutions. Super understaffed and super under funded. So expanding. creating some of these offices might sound bad but they could probably address a lot of issues worker protections I mean lord knows how many individuals would benefit from enforcing labor laws. Better things that businesses really don't want to see happen so there's also that and see where the wedge between business community widens in virginia as shifts to the left while the office may not have existed. These are all technically responsibilities of the. Ag's office to begin with if if if it was empowered by the legislature to do so so either them announcing new offices begs the question. Do you need a new office to do this or can you just do it and not to get too key. But we do have elections in virginia every year and the voting rights. Act of virginia thought. The governor signed on that was sponsored by senator john mcclellan and delegates price does put more work on the office of the attorney general. They essentially now have a broader duty to make sure that voters aren't being discriminated against and localities are not essentially changing the elections to make it harder for certain groups to vote. And so whether there's a new office or not. I think the legislature this year has given the the office of the attorney. General extra work when it comes to making sure that voters are protected. All right well. Let's take a break when we come back. We're going to discuss endorsements k. You yes you. You're listening to transition. Virginia right now. And you're probably a fan of the podcast right well then rate and review like trevor sutherland. One-star the only time i listened. It's that's not really what i was thinking. Well how about this review from return crouse this piece of shit podcast. I wouldn't even right one star. Come on listeners can do better than that. Hit the pause button right now.
"senator john mcclellan" Discussed on Coronavirus Daily
"In virginia the race to become the commonwealth republican candidate for governor is entering its final week. Wmu's allies schweitzer spoke with ezra trauma. Kelly on what to expect at the may eighth nomination convention around fifty. Three thousand delegates will be casting ballots for republican candidates. Gov- governor and attorney general and this race has been a little messy. There are seven republicans running for governor so the party chose to go with ranked choice voting which means the nominee will be whoever wins the majority of votes as opposed to plurality which is how most elections work. And it's partly for this reason that one candidate state senator amanda chase who is aligned very closely with donald trump has accused the convention of being rigged against her Essentially because it can be tough for populous chase to get a majority of votes that said The party made its decision and vote will go on. So within a couple of days after the convention will know which republicans will be facing the democrats in november. Virginia dem's have their primary of course on june eighth and that has a slim chance of being an historic primary. Because to black women are running for governor there of course former state delegate jennifer carroll foy and state senator john mcclellan and terry mcauliffe is the front runner in that race in. We'll see if any of the other candidates can topple him. You can learn more about these stories by visiting. C s dot com. Thanks for joining us. Were considered this from npr. Listen again next time. We'll make sense of the major stories happening in the washington region and elsewhere in your world. I'm jonathan wilson..
"senator john mcclellan" Discussed on WAMU: Local News
"Every monday we take a look at the coming week in local news and joining us to take us through. This week is wmu reporter alley schweitzer. Good morning allie. Hi esther how are you. I'm good thank you. How are you good. Thank you good. So let's start with an update to a big dust up. That took place in dc over the weekend friday night mayor. Muriel bowser administration issued an executive order. That drastically changed. The city's cove nineteen health and safety protocols. Then the next day they clawed back the get us up to speed on where the stands now. The bachelor administration shocked a lot of people in the restaurant industry. When an issue this order with no warning that people who are fully vaccinated in dc. Don't have to wear a mask indoors public. That news was not broken by bowser but by a local twitter user goes by the name barred in dc and the backlash was swift restaurant. Workers were suddenly faced with the possibility of having to verify the vaccination status of every person who walks into their workplace so the next day the administration walked back. That means as of now you still have to wear a mask inside. Restaurants and other businesses in the district whether or not you're vaccinated and we may hear more about what happened with all of this today with americans a press conference and sticking with the district for a moment. There are a couple of big happenings in the dc council. This week walk through those shirt. Tomorrow brings the first of two council votes on the massive controversial comprehensive plan. This is fifteen hundred. Ish page document that guides growth and development in the city over a twenty year period. It's been a top priority of the bowser administration to modify the plan Mainly because they wanna make it easier to build housing in the city for somewhat complicated legal reasons. It can be difficult to build a lot of new dense apartment buildings for example without modifying this plan but the administration's proposed changes to the plan had been criticized by those who say they'll simply enable more gentrification and displacement of lower income residents so the council has been working on his own revisions to the plan. Many of which respond to that criticism will hear more about those revisions this week. And if the council passes the amended plan during the first vote they're likely to pass during the second vote so what happens tuesday. We'll give us a preview of what the final vote could look like second on wednesday the council's holding joint committee oversight roundtable on unemployment benefits in the city as we've reported. Dc's unemployment system has faced a lot of problems during the pandemic. it's left many residents without benefits. That have vulnerable time. Some folks have called on the director of the department of employment services to resign so on wednesday. We'll hear from the public about their experiences with the unemployment system and the following wednesday's when the director as well as the contractor that runs the unemployment systems website are scheduled to testify. We can expect lots of tough questions from lawmakers on problems that have been plaguing the system and how the agency has addressed them or not a lot happening in the district this week. We'll keep an eye on all of that. Possibly be talking about that next week. Let's turn now to the other side of the potomac. This is also a big week for virginia politics. Tell us why yes. That's right may eighth virginia. Gop's nominating convention for this year's gubernatorial election around fifty. Three thousand delegates will be casting ballots for republican candidates. For governor lieutenant governor and attorney general and this race has been a little messy there are seven republicans running for governor so the party to go with ranked choice voting which means the nominee will be whoever wins the majority of votes. As opposed to the plurality which is how most elections and it's partly for this reason that one candidate state senator amanda chase who is aligned very closely with donald trump has accused the convention of being rigged against her essentially because it can be tough for populace like chase to get a majority of votes. That said the party made its decision and the vote will go on. So within a couple of days after the convention will know which republicans will be facing the democrats in november. Virginia dem's have their primary of course on june eighth and that has a slim chance of being an historic primary. Because to black women are running for governor there of course former state delegate jennifer carroll foy and state senator john mcclellan and terry mcauliffe the front runner in that race in. We'll see if any of the other candidates can toppled him all right. That's w amu reporter elie schweitzer giving us a glimpse into the coming week and more regional news alley. Thank you so much anytime..
"senator john mcclellan" Discussed on Gangland Wire
"Now, journalists are supposed to be off limits, but the Theresa was blinded he's blind there's famous. Pictures of him wearing dark sunglasses, the paper union this created a huge scandal resuls resuls article really did generate a lot of lot of press, but then when victory so was blinded, that was that was huge as a result the Senate started looking into it. He has Senator John McClellan who begins to hold these public hearings but the real issue was you had his his chief was a young Bobby Kennedy O-. Kennedy and Hoffa with battle exactly exactly and Kennedy. He felt that organized labor in the teamsters specifically. Now, this wasn't just the teamsters. This is all all labor and then. These. Went on for about two years I think and so he did they did organize they did Labor and then they did organized crime. So Kennedy. Felt that organized labor was was period just totally corrupt. and was sort of a a school of thought then that working people needed to be protected and that they weren't being protected from with organized labor, he seemed to be offended that organized crime and Organiz Labor were sort of working together at the same time. You have these organized organized crime guys who are kind of taken aback that Kennedy the son of a Damn boot layer. One of their one of their former partners is coming after them for for basically them making a living I mean there's always been the sense that. Organized crime guys in a way have a sense that they're they are. They are blue collar guys and they're kind of looking out for the unions they were deluding themselves or what they. There is a sense that sort of a symbiotic sense and if you ask a lot of organized labor, a lot of lot of union guys, they'll say, no, we had good representation and I'm not weighing in on that. But but you've you've been you've you've seen that kind of thing where they say, no, you know I had a good good. Good guy looking out for me. Pre prison record as long as your arm Bobby Kennedy looked like an interloper coming in and this rich kid tell people their business..
"senator john mcclellan" Discussed on Mob Queens
"Reimbursed twelve dollars per capita air and five dollars for expenses and I dunno seventeen dollars to stick your neck out doesn't seem like we're the risk the following week and characterized in the press as quote Pale and quote very nervous and quote an unwilling and gloomy witness she tells reporters it's ridiculous the whole thing I don't know anything and I don't want to know anything not happy about testifying New York Daily News December eighteen Eighteen fifty seven and of course the press is obsessed with her outfits and so are we grand jury grills wife about genovise the Morning Call Paterson New Jersey nineteen thousand nine hundred fifty seven she wore a white leather coat with mink collar transparent plastic shoes had her hair done in a very large bun and wore heavy makeup Anna is like the fashion darling of the mafia basically I mean come on transparent plastic shoes yeah that feels like a drag queen operative afterwards she tells the press it wasn't pleasant now we can't find another instance of Anna Speaking in court or a committee hiring for the rest of her life still just because Anna isn't sitting in front of a grand jury telling him what she knows doesn't mean her words aren't echoing in the halls of Justice nations under word gets the unwelcome spotlight of publicity as the Senate's investigation subcommittee begins new hearings on Prime Arkansas Senator McClellan is at the helm in nineteen fifty eight the US Senate McClellan hearings are set up by Senator John McClellan to investigate correct Shen criminal infiltration and illegal activities in the nation's labor unions lead counsel for the committee is a young hotshot lawyer named Robert F Kennedy confessional ridiculous inside the hearings RFK grills veto and we have to wonder how Anna feels when she hears this in your husband pleading the fifth about even knowing you I know it's crazy but veto refuses to answer our case questions again and again and again in open court about his income from the Italian lottery his involvement in kickbacks on the New Jersey waterfront and his stake in New York City nightclubs all in painstaking detail fito might not have paid for it then but he's definitely paying for it now on a national stage broadcast to millions he's more exposed than ever.
"senator john mcclellan" Discussed on Labor: Know Your Rights
"Hiring bus in nineteen forty-seven. I west side piers Johnson investigated and wrote up historian. But intrigued remain on the waterfront for the better part of a year documenting and I'll LA. Fred here of unchecked Febuary smuggling shakedowns, kickbacks, robbery, extortion, and murder and underworld syndicate one whose reach extended throughout America. And even the world. The syndicate is like a big trade association in crime it began back in prohibition. And it is still strong today. It has interest in New York, of course. And in Hollywood, Miami, Chicago, Detroit and other key cities, the heart of this enterprise was a labor union, the international longshoremen's association through which Johnson wrote mobsters are able to control all key jobs on the piers and Reckitt operate without interference Johnson's son series, which won a Pulitzer prize in nineteen forty-nine helped insp-. Fire an even more public expose a in nineteen fifty fifty one when Tennessee Senator ESTES. Kefauver led Nationale Lee televised hearings into the underworld syndicate that featured the testimony of real life criminals since prohibition be American public had known of the sense. Asian lives activities of gangsters and the nineteen forty prosecutions of murdering corporate had revealed the existence of a nationally coordinated Jewish and I tell you of execution squad. Hurry, insulin here of the US Breyer of narcotics. Who had been following the efforts by Charles lucky Guccione buyer, Lansky and others to develop an offshore criminal haven in Keila head as early as nineteen Forty-six understood that the syndicate was far reaching in scope known formerly essence special committee to investigate organized crime in interstate commerce. They kept offer panels convened in seven seas, including New York, Washington and Los Angeles, the hearings were fellow by the public weren that the syndicate was a criminal Vandam government that enforces its laws carries out its own executions and that only ignores, but a horse the democratic process of Justice, which are held to be the safeguards of the American citizen. The report that emerged from. The hearings was very much of it time imagining labor corruption not unlike communism to be a secret government of criminals capable of some birding the country from within the Kip half or hearings was covered by newspapers. And the medium televised executives of the three major stations were excited that such civic minded programming garnered high ratings as twenty million Americans were believed to have watched some of the Japan ever hearing only one in five households at ATV set. Those who did not gathered outside of stores who had them displayed in windows the link between organized crime and the longshoremen's union of New York was central to both Malcolm Johnson's and esus Fathur's were in of course, raised uncomfortable questions. About organized labor. It was Robert Kennedy who had investigate this connection more closely. Senator John McClellan, chairman of the committee of Arkansas was sparked by an incident in New York City on the evening of April fifth nineteen fifty six when York Post labor columnist Victor racial who had just left Lindy's steakhouse was attacked by group in who test acid in space. The assault came only a few days after resell had published a comb criticizing New York's trucking and clothing industries for alleged connections to organize crime resou-. I Bain Joan Gardy also known as Johnny DO a union officer racketeer in the garment business who'd already done time in sing-sing. He was convinced DO head hired his attackers. Resale went on meet the press to tell the story of his attack. He asked why the government can Vesta gate a foreign threat such as communism lag, nor a local fit of labor racketeering. George me quickly responded saying that just as we have defeated the east without who tried to desperately to destroy the labor movement. So we defeat enemies from within those wrongdoing can undermine the effectiveness of everything we are trying to accomplish the AFL CIO ethical practices committee was orange extend it staff confront the dilemma as others for paired to deal with what bloomed as a major public image crisis for federation and all organized labor. It was Clark Mellon Hof a lawyer and investigative reporter for the desma registers from you approach Robert Kennedy about the possibility of all up on resuls suggestion for formal inquiry into labor racketeering. Can't he was Vince Irving as counsel to the Senate permanent committee on invest? Negations which had been recently looking into corruption on the part of suppliers and low level government officials in the clothing procurement system of the armed forces at the time all labor unions were required churn in annual financial reports to secretary of labor as they are today. But then they lacked the staff and will to scrutinize these submissions. The information was considered confidential. It is public today. Kennedy's first stop was to visit several cities where labor crush it had been reported accompanying him worse. Former FBI agent and accounting expert Carmen who Email they focused primarily on international brotherhood of Teamsters. With one point six million members, the nation's largest trade union in meeting journalists and police knowledgeable about its activities during this trip. Candy heard enough tells of extortion Phoebe in evidence. Two more than confirm claims. She'd heard one important in Kennedy's outrage at this early stage of the inquiry where the unique skills of his traveling companion for Elino a table full of canceled checks ledgers and scraps of paper authored a forensic he to the Teamsters wrongdoing and the accountant confirmed to Kennedy that deceit and phony transactions appeared to about because of the difficulty of tying individuals to the cookbooks Bellina warned Kennedy not to start this unless he was ready to go all the way Kennedy replied, where going all the way the pro. I looked at Teamsters president, Dave Beck. The former head of the Union's Western Conference who had taken over the IB t in nineteen fifty two from the unions itching founder jail Jj Tobin related dairy old nanny way having served for forty five years can. Candy and Beleno suspected backup playing fast and loose with union funds making questionable purchases often bay sectioning. Many through a Chicago labor relations intermediary named Nathan view Scheffer. Mun a longtime union BUSTER for Sears, Roebuck and company Beck had vent union money on everything from home appliances to boats as well as lavish renovations to his family's all in Seattle. Instead of using the standing Senate permanent committee on investigations to gemin- abuses in organized labor. Hoosein head created a new panel. The select committee on improper activities in the labor or management field to be chaired by John McLaughlin of Arkansas and endowed with an appropriations of three hundred fifteen thousand dollars Katie was chief counsel edition to McClellan. The other Democrats on board were Sam urban Patrick McNamara and John Kennedy who joined reluctantly, but at his brother's insistence in order to keep Strom Thurman, then s later for regressive us on all questions off the committee. Republicans included urban is karo mutt. Very old water and Joseph McCarthy. Kennedy issued a subpoena for Beck in early nineteen fifty seven but back conveniently left the country to spend several weeks in the Caribbean. He claimed fee vacation was for his wife's health when he did finally appear. He took the fifth George me with agreement of both reussir had warned that any official taking the fifth in order team. Baid the committee's questions would be expelled from the AFL CIO in one day back took the fifth more than sixty five times unaware of the way, the TV audience which see. That taking the fifth so many times would be seen as a guilty plea. He would be forced to resign. His gene stirs post and later was convicted of grand larceny and tax evasion. He was sentenced to five years the federal penitentiary James Jimmy Hoffa, the son of an Indiana coal miner who died when James was four he and his family moved to Detroit where the man left school. After the seventh grade were on the loading docks of a grocery warehouse. He his first strike at age nineteen and brought his three hundred man union into the Teamsters local two ninety nine the Teamsters enormous organizing strength by controlling over the road trucking as well as wellcoll delivery drivers in warehouseman, they could virtually bring local regional or even national commerce to a halt oughta and Deb's ever to grow the Teamsters led to. Such expensive membership grove the IB teens welfare and pension fund grew to almost two hundred and fifty million making the Teamsters largest and wealthiest union in America. Hopper was no stranger to Capitol Hill. Having recently been the subject of a house investigation led by Representative Claire Hoffman of Michigan and went Smith of Kansas into the missions of some of those vast IB T resources, it was alleged that off ahead handed over control of a Teamsters health and welfare fund to start up insurance agency ran by Ellen and rose Dorfman who were related to Paul red Dorfman, a suspected organized crime figure who headed a large Chicago trash haulers in the door funds had now prayer extremes in insurance too much S three million in fees and commissions from the fun half of which resulted from the overbilling. And excessive fees the Hoffman. Smith, inC, fiery was mysteriously terminated before it could complete its work probably under pressure from the Republican party, which was eager to win fort for upcoming election. In michigan. Oppa came under scrutiny by the McClellan committee day to his connection student. Johnny DO, the New York garment business racketeer suspected of ordering the salt on Victor resou- DO is suspected to have helped Hoffa maintain paper locals in New York. See when DO arrived at the capitol to test. He managed to make headlines before uttering a word irritating. Win news photographers came too close to snap his pitcher. He routed in anger striking one of them. And Manding don't, you know, I have a family Hoffa in contrast to the site -able DO confidence if he took the w-. Witness stand facing eighties questions. He knew the committee had limited authority and that like the houseman Smith investigation is findings would either be marginalized by backroom political. Maneuvering are it would simply run out of steam hop return. Katie's many info referring to him as a friendless person a bully a spoiled brat. Someone who never had work wouldn't know how to work a curly headed smart Aleck in early nineteen fifty seven Hoffa approach. John C chesty, a former member of the secret service and offered him a salary of two thousand dollars per month. If he can get a job with the McClellan committee in order to tip off Hoffa about witnesses the government had lined up and to feed candy information that would poke doom Dave Beck, whom Hoffa was ear to succeed as Teamsters boss chesty who. Whose character Hoffa, obviously misjudge promptly reported? The proposal to Kennedy the EPA the manage to photograph Hoffa on March thirteenth nineteen fifty seven appearing to have a payoff to Jesse in Washington D Pont circle leading to Hoppe's arrest on bribery and conspiracy charges hafa during his trial
"senator john mcclellan" Discussed on Mafia
"For a long time, the American public, even people within law enforcement weren't aware that the mafia really existed. Remember that the the mob cozine Ostra was a secret society, the law of omerta which everybody had to what here to says, said, essentially, you can't mention the existence of the mob or testify again about anybody else. Ron Gould stock is a former mafia investigator, and so there were inklings about it the EA more than any other federal agency. At that time, the bureau of narcotics knew somewhat about it because they saw the traffic and going back and forth between American organized crime and talion organized crime groups until the early nineteen sixties. The real inner workings of the mafia were largely unknown, but by and watch, no one knew really the the names of it. They they'd saw the union cecillia to be part of what they considered the underworld. But no one knew. You it definitively until intercepted conversations in the mid and late fifties sought disclosing names. And even then people did not law enforcement than not know what precisely meant. They heard phrases like Cosa Nostra. They heard Capela regime. They heard boss, they heard crew, but it was not an context that they hit understood and then Volonte in nineteen sixty three came along and explained it. A lot of people didn't believe a lot. Joseph Volonte was a soldier in lucky Lucina 's family, which eventually became known as the Genovese crime family in nineteen sixty three. He was called to testify before the Senate committee on organized crime which was led by Senator John McClellan. I mean, the luxury was the watershed. I mean, it's not as if without philosophy. Law enforcement would not have ultimately figured out what was occurring in what the electron evaluates meant and what informants were saying. But Velox put it altogether and gave a coherent picture of the mob earlier than that, otherwise could have been done. There had always been mobsters who collaborated with the police or the feds mainly to reduce a looming prison sentence, but everyone thought they belongs to small criminal gangs. Maybe working for someone higher up velocities testimony was in a completely different league. He dropped a bombshell by revealing not only the existence of the mafia, but it structural hierarchy as well. All of a sudden the conversations the FBI had been listening to started to make a lot more sense what Volonte revealed was the structure of the mob. The fact that it was closing Oestra. The fact that it was different than the mafia. The fact that there were families and families existed in various places around the country certainly didn't know all of them. In fact, when he was asked by the Senator from Nebraska, whether or not there was organized crime in Omaha, he sort of leaned over, talked to his lawyer and everybody in Omaha. What does he know? He was just asking what Omaha was where it was. So there was a lot that he didn't know he was parochial. He was regional. He, he understood New York. He had heard about other activities in other places by in large, what he could do was give the structure of the mob. It's wounds and its rituals a real face and explanation and coherence that otherwise wouldn't have existed. Professor. Robert Blakey is a former special attorney at the department of Justice. It used to be that they would never testify because they knew they were dead. If they did the Laci came for improved that you could testify against the them not get killed. There are some things that improve with age fine wine, single malt scotch, a bad haircut, sadly, this isn't the case when it comes to your skin. So the question is, what are you doing about it? Guys, I'm looking at you, yes, real men. Talk about skin care and hair laws and sexual wellness to. That's right..
"senator john mcclellan" Discussed on At The Movies with Arch and Ann
"They would have celebrity a celebrity that they would have to guess who the celebrity was had here is one way this came up one week the celebrity is paul muny oh sure and and our panel for our younger listeners the chadwick bozeman of his age so they won't go and and paul you'd have to disguise your voice paul muny brought out a violin and when when you got a yes answer he would play yes we have no bananas man shelley winters was on their senator john mcclellan paul muny was there because he was on broadway in herod the wind this says like a really classy yeah this great intellectual exercise was growing weiner we watched this thing every sunday night and it is so it's it's just it's a window on that world oh sure that sounds that's your guilty pleasure the end of his life i met john charles daly who told me he watched me on channel four to believe i am with mark i don't think this qualifies as guilty pleasure what why would you be guilty do you feel you feel guilt when you watch that like if you go back and watch it are you like all trust me artistically comp and i say this eighteen fiftyfive black or white shoe very comforting i watched the last episode of season four of the one hundred that i feel shame bradley i feel shit but i feel shave gene has walked in the room and i cut it off watching pornography.