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America's Mafia Obsession - Jack Garcia

Complete video at: Retired FBI agent Joaquin "Jack" Garcia examines America's pop-culture fascination with the mafia - a fascination, Garcia argues, that may help the mafia attract new recruits. ----- Former FBI agent Jack Garcia describes his years spent undercover with various crime syndicates, including the famed Gambino Family. He gives insights into the inner workings of the mafia, and describes his struggle to maintain five identities at once. Joaquin Garcia is a retired FBI agent who infiltrated the Gambino crime family of the Italian Mafia under the alias of Jack Falcone beginning in 2002. Greg DePalma, the Gambino family capo, offered Garcia the position of made man, which would have made Garcia the first federal agent to achieve this position in the Mafia. However, the FBI investigation ceased in 2005 when Garcia's cover was in danger of being blown. But, with sufficient evidence to convict DePalma and several other high-ranking mafiosi, DePalma was arrested and convicted to twelve years in federal prison thanks in large part to Garcia's efforts.
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