Being Japanese in Organized Crime.
I never considered it a stumbling block to where I wanted to go. In 1986 in my school year book I wrote that I wanted to go to New York and that Yeyo was king. That became my goal and I reached my goal. When I was in the cocaine business being mixed race helped me. When in Mexico or south I would not stick out. When smuggling cocaine or cash I did not look like a drug smuggler. I did have help and I knew what the DEA was looking for and I made sure I did not fit the profile. I was called names over the years, but it never bothered me. I knew I stuck out when I was in Brooklyn. Those people were among the most racist people I ever met. I guess the movies were true. I think it helped me get in with these idiot Mafia people. If I was an Italian I would have to come up with family, where I grew up etc. This way I was just a Jap.
I was out in front of a restaurant with Teddy Persico and Eddie Garafolo and some lady threw me her keys and told me to park her car. To her any Asian (they all look the same) in Bayridge had to be a worker. The threatening emails I get are the best! They show how uneducated these people can be.
There was another Japanese guy who came before me in the Mafia. He was with the Chicago Outfit, he was a gambling boss. Ken Eto was with the Outfit for many years and he was loyal until they put some bullets in his head. The only problem? Ken Eto lived! He went on to testify against the Outfit. He died of natural causes a few years ago.
I guess the Yakuza would have been better for us; then again I am sure that is a waste also.
Times have changed.
The Feds made a deal with Big Dino Calabro I bet he gave them some really good stuff. I am sure he let them know where Carmine was hidden. I am also sure he gave them some new cases. He will not walk, but maybe his wife will get to keep something, maybe he will get out in 15 years.
The guys that are away have to be worried! Teddy Persico sr, John Goggles Baudanza and Craig Marino must be worried. Craig’s time will come; he knows that he did Freddy. He knows that he and John got the two brothers and people who flip know. That means that the law knows!
The clock is ticking!
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