The Mob On Wall Street: Why You Can't See It

An inside look at how organized crime hides its involvement in stock deals

Early in the morning of Jan. 7, 1997, a television camera crew was staked out near 215 Oxford Ave. in Saddle Brook, N.J., a quiet suburb about a half-hour's drive from New York City. But the man who lives at that address, Philip C. Abramo, did not emerge. A day earlier, he had left to stay overnight near his new home--the Fort Dix federal correctional facility in central New Jersey, where he was about to begin serving a one-year term for tax evasion. The well-timed departure was quintessential Abramo--whose almost perfect record at avoiding publicity has cemented his role as a leading reputed Mob figure on Wall Street.

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