Salvatore Polisi spent over fifteen years with organized crime families in New York. In 1986, he entered the "Federal Witness Protection Program" and never looked back. In exchange, he testified in a number of Mafia-related prosecutions. Sal's story is retold in the book Sins of the Father, written by Nick Taylor. Sal has been certified by the United States Federal Court in New York as a "crime expert" in the area of gambling, drugs, and organized crime.
In the first half, former member of the Columbo crime family, Sal Polisi, shared updates on organized crime, and talked about how he reinvented his life. In the latter half, lecturer at UCLA, Dr. Robert Piccioni, discussed the extraordinary odds required to form a... More »
Former member of the Columbo crime family, Sal Polisi, discussed his intimate knowledge of the Mafia, which he was involved in for 15 years, before he testified against John Gotti in 1984. The Mafia originally started out as a way for a group of Italian men to protect their... More »