Wiseguy - Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

Nicholas Pileggi
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Chapter 9 Summary and Analysis

The theft is not discovered until Monday. By this time, Henry has already given $120,000 of the money in tribute to the mafia bosses. His boss, Paulie, receives $60,000, and Buster Aloi receives another $60,000 as the Colombo crime family's man in charge at the airport, which is under their control. Jimmy, Tommy, and Henry go to Vegas and return bragging of their lucky streak as a cover story to justify the cash they have stolen. They spend it cautiously. Henry puts a down payment on a new car, but finances the balance under his brother's name. He also buys things for the new apartment and for Karen and the kids. Paulie makes them a business proposition for investing the money, giving Henry and his friends an opportunity to buy a fifty-one percent interest in a bookmaking operation. Twenty-four-year-old Henry jumps at the opportunity...

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