Born to steal: when the Mafia hit Wall Street

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This is the true story of Staten Island badboy Louis Pasciuto's meteoric rise to the top of Wall Street's notorious chop houses - by the award-winning journalist who broke it. Hood brokers. Monthly million dollar paychecks. Thirty-six hour cocaine binges. Rocky themed pep rallies. Run-ins with Mafia thugs toting Mac 10 machine pistols. This was the life of Louis Pasciuto, a fast talking Staten Island kid who, from the age of 19 to 25, moved stocks for 17 different brokerage houses - most of the time without a fake license. This inside account of the Mafia's infiltration of Wall Street details Louis' career as the consummate liar, selling phantom stocks to naive Americans and leading a lifestyle worthy of Caligula. To avoid a long prison sentence, Pasciuto eventually became state witness. Now, Gary Weiss shares the inside story of Wall Street's notorious chop houses, best known as the crooked Mob-run brokerages, where rampant thievery netted several billion dollars from gullible investors.
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subject_facet Biographies, Mafia -- New York (State) -- New York, Pasciuto, Louis, -- 1973-, Securities fraud -- New York (State) -- New York, Securities industry -- United States, Stockbrokers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography
title_display Born to steal : when the Mafia hit Wall Street
title_full Born to steal : when the Mafia hit Wall Street / Gary Weiss
title_short Born to steal :
title_sub when the Mafia hit Wall Street
topic_facet Mafia, Pasciuto, Louis, Securities fraud, Securities industry, Stockbrokers