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Angelo DeCarlo: Transcripts (1961 - 1965)
RepositoryNewark Public Library, Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center
Collection IDMG DeCarlo
Size0.83 linear ft. (2 Boxes)
Collection Description
Angelo DeCarlo (ca. 1902-1973) was involved in gambling, loan-sharking, and other aspects of organized crime including payoffs to politicians, judges, and members of police departments, throughout New Jersey, but particularly in Essex and Hudson Counties. In 1961 agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, based in Newark, began wiretapping conversations between DeCarlo and his associates, and gathering evidence from informants. The investigation uncovered the extent of DeCarlo's criminal enterprises and his ties to law enforcement officials, prominent businessmen, and politicians, including New Jersey Congressman Peter Rodino and Newark Mayor Hugh Addonizio. In 1970 DeCarlo was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder and sentenced to twelve years in prison; eighteen months later DeCarlo, purportedly in poor health, was pardoned by Richard Nixon.
Collection Contents
The collection consists of photocopies of verbatim transcripts and summaries of wiretaps; brief reports from informants; and memos regarding sources and the investigation in general.
FormatTextual materials
SubjectsPolice / Crime / Law Enforcement; Politics and Government
Time Period20th Century
Access policyOpen for research
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