Editor of The Smoking Gun web site (which he founded in April 1997 alongwith Daniel Green and Barbara Glauber). Until last year, Bastone was astaff writer at The Village Voice, New York's leading weekly newspaper.During his 15 years at The Voice, Bastone worked as an investigativereporter covering local politics, criminal justice matters, and--for thelast decade--organized crime. In May 2001, Bastone managed the launch ofWMOB.com, a sister site that offers FBI wiretaps of New York gangsters. InSeptember 2001, Little, Brown & Co, published "The Smoking Gun," the firstbook based on documents gathered by the web site's founders. Bastone, 40,is a lifelong New York City resident.