A Rookie Cop vs. the West Coast Mafia. Breaking Up The by Tanya Chalupa

By Tanya Chalupa

In this gripping, real crime exposé, invoice Palmini, a rookie detective, hopes to take down the West Coast Mafia by way of gaining the boldness of infamous mob operative William Ettleman. Set opposed to a backdrop of social turmoil, the ebook immerses readers in loose love, medicinal drugs, theft and homicide, orchestrated by way of prepared crime in destinations like Sausalito, California. The Trident eating place, as soon as a drug Mecca for Hollywood, the track and the hot York hip, used to be co-owned via the Kingston Trio and their supervisor, Frank Werber, a self-proclaimed drug priest. Robin Williams labored as a busboy there and Janis Joplin had her personal desk. Sally Stanford, the previous San Francisco Madam who later grew to become Sausalito's mayor, was once a confidant of the notorious. Ettleman's safecracking gang ambitions the Trident. Mobsters like Frank “The Bomp" Bompensiero, on whom Sopranos personality “Big Pussy" is assumed to were dependent, get entangled. Palmini, using Ettleman, joins...

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M. and parked his car in the lower level garage. Suddenly, the two gunmen jumped him. Dainard shrieked. The ambushers subdued him with threats. They led him inside the house with one pressing a gun against his back and the other holding a gun against his temple. Mrs. Shoemaker’s unsuspecting housekeeper had not heard anything that went on in the garage. She was on the lower level when the armed intruders entered with the captive physician. The gunmen appeared to be acquainted with the alarm system and asked the housekeeper if she had turned it on yet.

With the Mafia, he dressed like a boss in finely-tailored suits. And if they needed quick cash, he was the go-to guy. Ettleman was particularly tight with the hot-headed Colorado boss, Scotty Spinuzzi. They shared a close friendship and a business relationship. A couple of Ettleman’s family members believe he carried out “hit man” contracts for Spinuzzi. They claim he also tampered with jury witnesses in Colorado for Spinuzzi and he is listed in FBI reports as a suspect in unsolved murders. The week before Dodge Ridge, Ettleman was in Pueblo attending the funeral of Scotty Spinuzzi’s brother.

The county did not want to spend a penny more on the case, which would have required the county corps of engineers to drive over three hours and cover more than one hundred and sixty miles to reach the Carquinez Bridge with a team of divers. And for what? To retrieve a useless safe full of discarded clothes? Then, two weeks later, Ettleman left his mark again. This time, he hit neighboring Stanislaus County. CHAPTER 5 Shoemake Jewelry Hit On the night of March 26, the eighty-year-old widow Helen Shoemake, owner of Shoemake’s Fine Jewelers in Modesto, California, lay semi-conscious in her bedroom on the second story of her home while a robbery took place around and below her.

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