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Angelo DeCarlo: Transcripts

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MG DeCarlo-(Main)

Scope and Contents

2 archival boxes contain photocopies of the transcripts of the wire taps and correspondence related to the printing of the transcripts.


  • 1962 - 1965

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff. Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

Biographical / Historical

Angelo DeCarlo (ca. 1902-1973) was involved in gambling, loan-sharking, and other aspects of organized crime including payoffs to politicians, judges, and members of police departments, throughout New Jersey, but particularly in Essex and Hudson Counties. In 1961 agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, based in Newark, began wiretapping conversations between DeCarlo and his associates, and gathering evidence from informants. The investigation uncovered the extent of DeCarlo's criminal enterprises and his ties to law enforcement officials, prominent businessmen, and politicians, including New Jersey Congressman Peter Rodino and Newark Mayor Hugh Addonizio. In 1970 DeCarlo was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder and sentenced to twelve years in prison; eighteen months later DeCarlo, purportedly in poor health, was pardoned by Richard Nixon.


.83 Linear Feet (2 Hollinger boxes)

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Repository Details

Part of the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center, Newark Public Library Repository

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