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How Lou Peters Brought Down a Mob Boss

In 1977, things were going well for Lou Peters—he was living the American dream with his wife and three daughters, running a successful Cadillac dealership in Lodi, California. And in June of that year, he got an offer he couldn’t refuse.

Oct 23, 2012 01:00 PM

How Lou Peters Brought Down a Mob Boss


In 1977, things were going well for Lou Peters—he was living the American dream with his wife and three daughters, running a successful Cadillac dealership in Lodi, California. And in June of that year, he got an offer he couldn’t refuse.

In a video interview conducted shortly before his death in 1981, Peters tells the story of how he went undercover for the FBI, ultimately helping to bring the first felony conviction against Joseph Bonnano, Sr., head of the infamous crime family.

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