In this podcast, learn how a mob hit gone wrong can be ignored by a Federal judge because of a disagreement with the Strike Force. The U.S. Strike Force was formed to cut though jurisdictional boundaries and eliminate inter agency rivalries. In major American cities with La Cosa Nostra families, the Department of Justice created a separate division titled the Strike Force. Each city had an Assistant U.S. Attorney to lead the Strike Force. Several other attorneys were hired to prosecute Strike Force cases. Each Federal agency like the F.B.I., A.T.F. , D.E.A., Agriculture Dept, I.R.S. and Immigration assigned agents to the strike force. They were to select high value targets like Nick Civella, Cork Civella, Tuffy DeLuna or Jimmy Duardi and later drug kingpins were added to the targets.
Bill Ouseley explains the result of the Oklahoma case and how the Strike Force works.