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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Crime History: Mob whacks one of own in death of DEA agent

DEA badge CImage via WikipediaOn this day, Nov. 17, in 1989, Bonanno crime family members killed one of their own, Costabile "Gus" Farace Jr., instead of handing him over to the FBI for the murder of a Drug Enforcement Administration officer. Farace had been paroled for the rape and murder of a male prostitute in Greenwich Village. He soon got into trouble again after he set up a drug deal with Everett Hatcher, a DEA agent, and shot him through the head.
The FBI placed Farace on its Most Wanted list and squeezed his mob bosses.
The mob lured Farace to Brooklyn with the promise of cash to escape the country. Instead, he was shot 11 times.
In the TV thriller "Dead or Alive: The Race for Gus Farace," Tony Danza played the title character.



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