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Seth Hettena Dec 2
Enjoying 's The Irishman? There's an interesting connection to Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani. 1/9
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Seth Hettena Dec 2
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"Fat Tony" Salerno, portrayed in the film by Domenick Lombardozzi, was the real-life boss of the Genovese crime family. 2/9
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Seth Hettena Dec 2
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Salerno secretly ran S&A Concrete, the company that built Trump Tower. In 1982, when union strikes froze construction in New York, work continued at Trump Tower. 3/9
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Seth Hettena Dec 2
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Salerno and Trump shared the same lawyer: Roy Cohn. 4/9
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Seth Hettena Dec 2
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According to late Village Voice journalist Wayne Barrett, Cohn introduced Trump to Salerno. The meeting took place in Cohn's apartment in 1983, Barrett reported. 5/9
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Seth Hettena Dec 2
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In March of 1986, then Manhattan US Attorney Rudy Giuliani announced that a grand jury had indicted Salerno and others on charges that included construction bid-rigging. 6/9
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Seth Hettena Dec 2
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According to the 29-count indictment, the Genovese group infiltrated concrete companies to control the construction of high-rise buildings in Manhattan, including ..... Trump Plaza. Trump, however, was never charged with wrongdoing. 7/9
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Seth Hettena
The FBI had uncovered the concrete bid-rigging scheme by secretly bugging the homes and offices of the Mafia members like the Palma Boys Social Club featured in The Irishman. Giuliani said the FBI had "thousands of hours of tapes." 8/9
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Seth Hettena Dec 2
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I sometimes wonder if this is what Giuliani means when he says he has "insurance" on Trump. End
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