The FBI knew they had to record Gerry Angiulo and his brothers discussing mafia business in order to prove a RICO case. The north-end mob was bringing in $45,000 a week in gambling alone, the downfall was, from all the big mouths in the executive suite on Prince Street. The tapes were pure gold for the FBI and the media. As soon as the handcuffs went on the show was over. Gerry had guided the Boston Mafia through its most profitable period, but forty-five years in prison awaited the Underboss and the Boston underworld would never be the same.
Underboss:the Rise and Fall of A Mafia Family by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neil