Operation Family Secrets

How a Mobster's Son and the FBI Brought Down Chicago's Murderous Crime Family

by Frank Jr Calabrese, Keith Zimmerman, Kent Zimmerman and Paul Pompian

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Operation Family Secrets
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How a Mobster's Son and the FBI Brought Down Chicago's Murderous Crime Family
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Frank Jr Calabrese, Keith Zimmerman, et al

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Operation Family Secrets
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How a Mobster's Son and the FBI Brought Down Chicago's Murderous Crime Family
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Frank Jr Calabrese, Keith Zimmerman, et al

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The son of notorious mobster Frank Calabrese describes the violent world he endured before making the life-threatening decision to work with the FBI to shut down the family syndicate, recounting the months he worked as an undercover insider to collect evidence for dozens of murders.

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Defendants in the "Operation Family Secrets" trial included Frank Calabrese Sr. (clockwise from left), Joey Lombardo, Anthony Doyle, Paul Shiro and James Marcello. The men are pictured during an Aug. 15, 2007, court hearing in Chicago. Verna Sadock/AP hide caption

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Defendants in the "Operation Family Secrets" trial included Frank Calabrese Sr. (clockwise from left), Joey Lombardo, Anthony Doyle, Paul Shiro and James Marcello. The men are pictured during an Aug. 15, 2007, court hearing in Chicago. Verna Sadock/AP hide caption

itoggle caption Verna Sadock/AP

Defendants in the "Operation Family Secrets" trial included Frank Calabrese Sr. (clockwise from left), Joey Lombardo, Anthony Doyle, Paul Shiro and James Marcello. The men are pictured during an Aug. 15, 2007, court hearing in Chicago. Verna Sadock/AP hide caption

itoggle caption Verna Sadock/AP