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The Pizza Connection: Selling Dough and Dope

  • Robert J. Kelly
Part of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety book series (CJPS)

Abstract

In his opening remarks at the trial of 35 individuals involved in a heroin-trafficking conspiracy characterized by the media as the most sensational drug case since the “French Connection” of the 1970s, the Assistant U.S. Attorney claimed that “because they [the defendants] were members of the Mafia and because they were trafficking in a contraband drug they went to great lengths to conceal what it was that they were doing.”

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Organize Crime Drug Trafficking Drug Trafficker Organize Crime Group Criminal Enterprise 
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Notes

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert J. Kelly
    • 1
  1. 1.Brooklyn College and the Graduate SchoolCity University of New YorkBrooklynUSA

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