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The Valachi Papers - Chapter 9: What Happened to Eric Summary & Analysis

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Genovese is being returned to the US as a result of the 1934 death of Ferdinand Boccia. Ernest (The Hawk) Rupolo has been sent to prison for his part of the execution. Paroled in 1944, he repeats history and within weeks is involved in another shooting. In an effort to make a deal, he reveals to the Feds Vito Genovese's role in the Boccia murder. With the testimony of a corroborating witness, Genovese is indicted for murder.

A US Army CID man, Orange Dickey accidentally uncovers Genovese's whereabouts in Italy during an investigation of the Black Market operation there. After he arrests Genovese, Dickey learns about the murder indictment in the US, but cannot find anyone in Italy who is willing to get involved. Dickey decides to escort him back himself. To win his freedom, Genovese first tries to...

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