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Mon Jun 19, 2017, 08:59 AM

Andrew Weissmann, part of Mueller legal team, brought down Vincent "The Chin" Gigante





Before his work relating to Enron, Weissmann served as a federal prosecutor in the organized crime bureau in Brooklyn. In 1997, he and trial partner George Stamboulidis brought down one of the country's most powerful mob bosses, Vincent "the Chin" Gigante, with the help of turncoat witnesses.

"We cut our teeth in the organized crime section," said Stamboulidis, now in private practice. "And the only way you can make those cases is to get people to cooperate, even when the oath of Omerta (a Mafia code of silence and non-cooperation with authorities) was strong and in full play."




http://mobile.reuters.com/article/BigStory12/idUSKBN19A1CM

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DemocratSinceBirth Jun 2017 OP
Gothmog Jun 2017 #1
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Yavin4 Jun 2017 #3
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Yavin4 Jun 2017 #6
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H2O Man Jun 2017 #5

Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 09:49 AM

1. Mueller has assembled a great team of lawyers

You do not assemble this type of legal talent and not indict someone

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 09:51 AM

2. A veritable legal dream team.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 09:52 AM

3. Think RICO.

When you hire prosecutors who have investigated the mob, more than likely it's a RICO investigation.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 09:54 AM

4. Do you think Trump might try the Vinny the Chin defense?

That he might start acting crazy and walking around in public in his bathrobe.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 10:08 AM

6. All I ask is that he cinches that robe tight.

Don't need to see any dangling parts.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 10:10 AM

7. ...

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 09:55 AM

5. RICO

the majority of the case is indeed RICO. Malcolm Nance confirmed this long ago.

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