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July 6, 1987 | WILLIAM K. KNOEDELSEDER Jr., Times Staff Writer
The 1985 movie "Prizzi's Honor" starred Jack Nicholson and Kathleen Turner as a husband-and-wife "hit" team for the Mafia. Ironically, listed among the film's published credits as "technical adviser" is Rocco Musacchia, whom the FBI claims is linked to the highest levels of New York's Genovese crime family--reputedly the largest and most powerful organized crime group in the country.
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May 7, 1988 | WILLIAM K. KNOEDELSEDER Jr., Times Staff Writer
Reputed mobster Salvatore J. Pisello has told government investigators that his initial contact with MCA Records in 1983 was through MCA Music and Entertainment Group Chairman Irving Azoff, according to papers filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. It was the first time that Pisello had made any statement to investigators about his dealings with MCA.
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BUSINESS
May 7, 1988 | WILLIAM K. KNOEDELSEDER Jr., Times Staff Writer
Reputed mobster Salvatore J. Pisello has told government investigators that his initial contact with MCA Records in 1983 was through MCA Music and Entertainment Group Chairman Irving Azoff, according to papers filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. It was the first time that Pisello had made any statement to investigators about his dealings with MCA.
BUSINESS
July 6, 1987 | WILLIAM K. KNOEDELSEDER Jr., Times Staff Writer
The 1985 movie "Prizzi's Honor" starred Jack Nicholson and Kathleen Turner as a husband-and-wife "hit" team for the Mafia. Ironically, listed among the film's published credits as "technical adviser" is Rocco Musacchia, whom the FBI claims is linked to the highest levels of New York's Genovese crime family--reputedly the largest and most powerful organized crime group in the country.
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July 10, 1987 | WILLIAM K. KNOEDELSEDER Jr., Times Staff Writer
After a two-year investigation, a federal grand jury in Los Angeles on Thursday indicted reputed organized crime figure Salvatore J. Pisello for allegedly evading $187,000 in taxes on income he received as a result of transactions with Los Angeles-based MCA Records. Pisello failed to report most of nearly $600,000 in income from the MCA deals between 1983 and 1985, and paid only $27,000 in taxes on all income over that three-year period, according to a statement issued by U.S. Atty. Robert C.
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