CRIME: The Mafia Bug

Shortly before dawn one morning last week, 1,200 plainclothesmen fanned out through metropolitan New York to serve 677 subpoenas in what Brooklyn District Attorney Eugene Gold expansively called "the most massive investigation of organized crime in the history of this country." Later Gold climbed into his aquamarine Cadillac and led two busloads of reporters to a gangland "summit headquarters"—a grimy, nondescript house trailer in a Brooklyn junkyard called Bargain Auto Parts Inc. Then, standing on a box inside the two-room trailer, Gold stripped away a section of ceiling insulation and tenderly...

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