INTERVIEW WITH SCOTT DIETCHE ABOUT HIS NEW BOOK THE QUIET DON04/25/07 Robert Lorei
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Scott Deitche is an environmental scientist by profession and author of the bestseller CIGAR CITY MAFIA: A Complete History of the Tampa Underworld. Based on his conatcts and interviews with Florida State Police Agents, veteran news reporters, US attorneys, and FBI agents he's written a new book about organized crime.
In his new book THE SILENT DON, he uncovers some of the details of the Trafficante Family, headed by Santo Trafficante Jr. until his death in 1987. Deitche looks at Trafficante's casino dealings in pre-revolution Cuba. His acquaintance with Jack Ruby, Watergate burglar Frank Sturgis, and organized crime figures from the 1950's and 60's. Deitche looks at Trafficante's connection to the CIA and stories of his possible involvement in the JFK assassination.