A small sample of the 130+ photos and illustrations in DEAL WITH THE DEVIL: an epic story of love, betrayal, racketeering and murder by Greg Scarpa Sr. aka “The Killing Machine” – the most violent mobster in the history of Cosa Nostra, who earned over $1,000,000 (in 2013 dollars) as a Top Echelon Criminal Informant for the FBI and, with the help of his Bureau handlers, only served 30 days in jail despite 22 separate arrests for crimes ranging from petty theft to homicide between 1950 and 1992.
In 2006 R. Lindley DeVecchio, his fourth FBI “control” agent, was indicted by the Brooklyn D.A. on 4 counts of murder conspiracy for his alleged role in four of Scarpa Sr.’s murders including the point- blank shooting of beautiful Mary Bari and the slaying of Joseph “Joe Brewster” DeDomenico, whom Scarpa Sr. had previously regarded as his “second son.” After a two-week trial in Brooklyn Supreme Court, the case was abruptly dismissed after the release of recorded interviews suggesting that Linda Schiro, Scarpa Sr.’s gumar and common-law wife had lied on the stand.
But in DEAL WITH THE DEVIL I prove that she didn’t commit perjury and that the case derailed prematurely due to a series of missteps by the Brooklyn D.A. READ THE INTRODUCTION at salon.com