“Betrayal” by Robert Fitzpatrick with Jon Land“Betrayal” is a nonfictional account of the ultimate apprehension of one of the most controlling gangsters in
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John Connolly and John Morris, among several others, exalted the status of these TEs for their own gain, while even more turned a blind eye to what was going on. Because of inaction and the blatant immorality, several informants were not only murdered by Bulger and Flemmi, but tortured before their deaths. According to the authors, almost everything done to fight Bulger and Flemmi was disclosed. Information vital to the apprehension and arrest of the mobsters was leaked by Connolly and other agents, thereby causing the deaths of the informants that were powerful enough to put an end to Bulger and Flemmi’s period of power and static hold on the FBI.
Fitzpatrick fought tooth and nail to close Bulger and Flemmi as TEs and for his work, he was labeled a piranha by the upper tier of the FBI. He even reported the SAC of the office and for doing so, ended up being investigated himself. He ultimately left that office and soon thereafter, retired.
But still Fitzpatrick hung on. He wanted justice for the victims and wanted Bulger, Flemmi and all of the corrupted agents to pay.
A well-written, factual book that will stun its readers with the depth of the corruption many thought impossible.
Reviewed by Starr Gardinier Reina, author of “Deadly Decisions"