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About the Author: Jerry Capeci

Jerry Capeci, a longtime news reporter, columnist and author based in New York, is a frequent guest on network and cable television programs in the U.S. and Canada. He has written scores of news articles and feature stories about organized crime for newspapers and magazines around the world.

Since 1989, Capeci has written "Gang Land," this award-winning weekly column about organized crime that features exclusive information and special insight gleaned from a variety of sources, including public and not-so-public documents, law enforcement officials and underworld sources.

Capeci's latest book, co-authored by investigative reporter Tom Robbins, Mob Boss: The Life of Little Al D'Arco, The Man Who brought Down The Mafia, is about the most important mob defector of this generation, Alfonso (Little Al) D'Arco. It was published in 2013, and is available at,, as well as other online booksellers.

In January 2005, Capeci wrote The Complete Idiot's Guide to The Mafia, Second Edition, a comprehensive 444 page treatise on The Mafia.

In May 2004, he wrote Wiseguys Say TheDarndest Things, The Quotable Mafia, a collection of funny, and often frightening words culled from a litany of official and unofficial sources.

In 2003, Alpha Books published Jerry Capeci's Gang Land:Fifteen Years of Covering the Mafia, an anthology of more than 100 of his best columns.

On July 10, 2002, Capeci and former Daily News reporter Gene Mustain wrote Mob Star: The Story of John Gotti, the only book that tells the complete Gotti saga — his treacherous rise to the top, his strutting reign, defiant downfall, and death in prison.

Capeci and Mustain also wrote two other books true-crime books about the Mafia that are available at Amazon, Gotti: Rise and Fall and Murder Machine.

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