• Short Summary

    GRAVEL-VOICED JOE VALACHI, 60-YEAR-OLD GANGSTER TURNED INFORMED AND MEMBER OF THE MAFIA-LIKE "COSA NOSTRA", TOLD CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATORS IN WASHINGTON ON FRIDAY HOW VITO GENOVESE, "THE BOSS OF BOSSES", HAD GIVEN HIM THE "KISS OF DEATH" IN A PRISON CELL.

  • Description

    GRAVEL-VOICED JOE VALACHI, 60-YEAR-OLD GANGSTER TURNED INFORMED AND MEMBER OF THE MAFIA-LIKE "COSA NOSTRA", TOLD CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATORS IN WASHINGTON ON FRIDAY HOW VITO GENOVESE, "THE BOSS OF BOSSES", HAD GIVEN HIM THE "KISS OF DEATH" IN A PRISON CELL.

    BEFORE VALACHI WAS QUESTIONED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PUBLIC MR ROBERT KENNEDY, U.S.ATTORNEY-GENERAL, INFORMED THE SENATE INVESTIGATION SUB-COMMITTEE ABOUT THE INCREASE OF ORGANISED CRIME IN THE UNITED STATES:
    THEN VALACHI, A GANGSTER FOR 45 OF HIS 60 YEARS, WAS ASKED ABOUT GENOVESE'S KISS OF DEATH IN ATLANTIC PENITENTIARY WHERE THEY WERE BOTH SERVING SENTENCES FOR NARCOTICS LAW VIOLATIONS.

    THE "KID" SLEPT BELOW VALACHI'S BUNK AND REALIZED THAT VALACHI HAD RECEIVED THE "KISS".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2DSLAJQ4K5FYTFFX0YBPSCNB2
    Media URN:
    VLVA2DSLAJQ4K5FYTFFX0YBPSCNB2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:12:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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