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Testimony of

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Bonadonna, F. Harvey.

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Caron, Chief Norman A., Kansas City Police Department.
DeFeo, Michael, attorney-in-charge, Organized Crime Strike Force,
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Heymann, Philip B., Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division,

U.S. Department of Justice (statement only).

McWeeney, Sean M., special agent, section chief, Federal Bureau of

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ORGANIZED CRIME AND USE OF VIOLENCE

MONDAY, APRIL 28, 1980

U.S. SENATE,
PERMANENT SUBCOMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS
OF THE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS.

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met at 11:30 a.m., pursuant to call, in room 5110 Dirksen Senate Office Building, under authority of Senate Resolution 361, dated March 5, 1980, Hon. Sam Nunn (chairman) presiding.

Members of the subcommittee present : Senator Sam Nunn, Democrat, Georgia; Senator Lawton Chiles, Democrat, Florida; Senator James R. Sasser, Democrat, Tennessee; Senator Charles H. Percy, Republican, Illinois; Senator Jacob K. Javits, Republican, New York; and Senator William S. Cohen, Republican, Maine.

Also present : Senator Dennis DeConcini, Democrat, Arizona.

Members of the professional staff present: Marty Steinberg, chief counsel; La Vern Duffy, general counsel; W. P. Goodwin, Jr., staff director; Michael Levin, deputy chief counsel; Jack Ke and Raymond Worsham, investigators; Myra Crase, chief clerk; Mary Donohue, assistant chief clerk; Joseph G. Block, chief counsel to the minority; Charles Berk, general counsel to the minority; Howard Marks, investigator to the minority; Lynn Lerish, executive assistant to the minority; Ira Shapiro, chief counsel, Governmental Efficiency and District of Columbia Subcommittee; Peter Levine, general counsel, Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee; Janet Studley, counsel, Federal Spending Practices and Open Government Subcommittee; Alan Bennett, counsel to the minority, Governmental Affairs Committee; and Peter Roman, Federal Spending Practices and Open Government Subcommittee.

OPENING STATEMENT OF SENATOR NUNN

Chairman Nunn. My regrets to those who have been waiting. We anticipated opening at 10:30 this morning but we had several things to clean up at the end. We also had anticipated a cloture vote at 12 o'clock, and we felt it would not be appropriate to disrupt the hearing. The cloture vote has been postponed until late this afternoon. I think we will be uninterrupted.

Today, the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations opens the first of a series of hearings on organized crime in America. Our immediate focus today and the rest of this week is on the use of violence by organized crime to gain control of businesses, organizations, and even geographical areas.

These hearings are being conducted under authority granted the Committee on Governmental Affairs, or any duly authorized subcommittee thereof, by Senate Resolution 361, agreed to March 5, 1980. to investigate syndicated or organized crime, criminal or other improper practices in the field of labor-management relations and all other aspects of crime and lawlessness within the United States which have an impact upon or affect our national health, welfare, and safety.

This resolution authorizes the subcommittee to investigate the identity of persons, firms, or corporations who are engaged in organized criminal activity.

Without objection, I will order that the text of Senate Resolution 361 be printed in the record.

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Authorizing additional expenditures by the Committee on Governmental Affairs

for inquiries and investigations.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

FEBRUARY 6 (legislative day, JANUARY 3), 1980 Mr. RIBICOFF, from the Committee on Governmental Affairs, reported the follow

ing original resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration

FEBRUARY 27 (legislative day, JANUARY 3), 1980

Reported by Mr. Pell, with amendments

MARCH 5 (legislative day, JANUARY 3), 1980

Considered, amended, and agreed to

RESOLUTION
Authorizing additional expenditures by the Committee on

Governmental Affairs for inquiries and investigations.

1 Resolved, That, in holding hearings, reporting such 2 hearings, and making investigations as authorized by para

3 graphs 1 and 8 of rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of the

4 Senate, in accordance with its jurisdiction under rule XXV of

5 such rules, the Committee on Governmental Affairs is au

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