Americana: Justice for All

The Providence Journal-Bulletin two years ago sued the FBI, demanding that it make public 7,000 pages of transcripts from bugs placed in the Providence office of Mafia Boss Raymond Patriarca in the 1960s. To Patriarca's dismay, a judge ruled that disclosure was warranted under the Freedom of Information Act. But last week the decision was overturned by the appeals court, which cited a law prohibiting the release of illegally obtained evidence. Said the don: "Justice always comes through."


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!