Wiseguy - Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

Nicholas Pileggi
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Chapter 18 Summary and Analysis

The Lufthansa robbery is a media sensation, making law enforcement even more eager to catch the perpetrators. Edward A. McDonald is the assistant US attorney in charge of the case. He and his men learn that Jimmy Burke and his crew are responsible for the robbery within hours of the event, but proving it is another matter. Informants and partial witness identifications give law enforcement the names of Jimmy Burke, Angelo Sepe, Anthony Rodriquez, Tommy DeSimone, and Frankie Burke, Jimmy's son. The police are able to put these suspects under surveillance and undercover cops infiltrate Robert's Lounge. Jimmy's, Tommy's, and Sepe's cars are bugged, but all three men know to be careful to turn up their car radios before discussing anything incriminating. The FBI obtains no hard evidence, but they do get a lead from their recordings of Sepe that convince...

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