"Hi Chris,if your message is addressing me,then no, no personal connection at all,just fascinated by the whole episode..the actual act of removing the heroin from the property clerk has been addressed and probably best so in Gerald Kelly's book…"
"The Cops Papa gave up where fro a deal involving a guy called Ragusa..a sealed indictment ?..these names only became appaarent when Guilliani introduced them into the mix during the investigation of Papa re teh heroin theft from teh Property…"
"Leonard in the great SIU purge of the early seventies a lot of guys got caught up in the whole sorry sage..some however did not..in Prince of the City and indeed All the Centurians Bob Leuci talks of a highly decorated [MOH] cop who according to…"
"Leonard, your post intrigues me more by what it does not say to be honest,but maybe alludes to...my interest in the whole French Connection saga [particualrly the theft of the drugs from NYPD Property clerk] is not born out of any personal…"
"Hello Leonard, who was Harry Bull,Johnny Hooks ?...Papa as you say had provided info pertaining to several cops who where selling info to Organized crime..I get confused as I do not know if these cops where from the SIU or in indeed another Task…"
"according to Bob Leuci the Detecive Trupo [played by Josh Brolin] was based on a guy called Vinny Albano who would have worked in the Harlem Narcotics division at the time of the story.....Albano was later caught up in the investigation into the…"
"Thanks for this Tom...what year was this?..how the mighty had fallen...the FBN cleaned before SIU disbanded,but as you say with little or no fanfare..or so it seemed?..daresay Water's could tell a tale or two..."
"Tom what you say makes a lot of sense..certainly will check out the books you mentioned..I was not aware of the inglorious end of the FBN,the SIU obviously took the brunt of the disgrace...in Bob Leuci's book All the Centurions he makes…"
"Tom have read Papa's Game,fascinating read,..sometimes what it didn't atcually say was frustrating though [four SIU Detectives who where selling cases to Organizes Crime..Guilliani apparently had received this info from Papa for a walk on…"
"a book entitled Honor For Sale by former NYPD Narcotics Detective Gerald E Kelly covers this entire episode in detail..riveting read..I also believe a movie based on the book is in the pipeline..has anyone heard any further detaisl on this?"