These guys were not my friends. They were business associates who were looking after their best interests, I just did a better job. I was speaking yesterday to a large group of soon to be Law Enforcement candidates and one of them asked what it was like to wear a wire.
I was never worried about wearing it. I just made sure I did not move around a lot. I would wear clothes that did not make a lot of noise. I would be careful where I was positioned. Places like near a kitchen or where music was play were not ideal. I would be careful not to speak over anyone. It was a job that I did for 8 years. When I see what guys like Teddy "do over" Persico say on tapes now I feel proud that I put that idiot away. I have no idea what Eddie Garafalo thinks right now about me. I can guess that he curses the day he met me.
I came to Brooklyn wearing a wire. I was at Eddie's truck lot, first in downtown Brooklyn off Butler street at Bonafide. I made tapes of Eddie and Steve Marcus. Steve Marcus decided that he did not want to go away for scum like Eddie and Teddy so he wore a wire. Steve gets Michael Persico and others! What a great chain of events.
There are so many guys who jumped ship now that Persico family is done! Maybe Andy Mush Russo will take over when he can. The guy will last maybe 3 years and that will be it.
I think the day a Persico flips is coming soon.
It happened to the Gotti's!
Do I feel bad about being a rat? No way!