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The Resource White devil : the true story of the first white Asian crime boss, Bob Halloran

White devil : the true story of the first white Asian crime boss, Bob Halloran

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White devil : the true story of the first white Asian crime boss
Title
White devil
Title remainder
the true story of the first white Asian crime boss
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Bob Halloran
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eng
Summary
The amazing true story of the only white man to rise to the top of the Chinese mafia. In August 2013, Bac Guai John Willis, also known as the White Devil because of his notorious ferocity, was sentenced to 20 years for drug trafficking and money laundering. Willis, according to prosecutors, was the kingpin, organizer and leader of a vast conspiracy, all within the legendarily insular and vicious Chinese mafia. It started when John Willis was 16 years old . . . his life seemed hopeless. His father had abandoned his family years earlier, his older brother had just died of a heart attack, and his mother was dying. John was alone, sleeping on the floor of his deceased brother's home. Desperate, John reached out to Woping, a young Chinese man Willis had rescued from a bar fight weeks before. Woping literally picks him up off the street, taking him home to live among his own brothers and sisters. Soon, Willis is accompanying Woping to meet his Chinese mobster friends, and starts working for them. Journalist Bob Halloran tells the tale of John Willis, aka "White Devil," the only white man to ever rise through the ranks in the Chinese mafia. Willis began as an enforcer, riding around with other gang members to encourage people to pay their debts. He soon graduated to even more dangerous work as a full-fledged gang member, barely escaping with his life on several occasions. As a white man navigating an otherwise exclusively Asian world, Willis was at first an interesting anomaly, but his ruthless devotion to his adopted culture eventually led to him emerging as a leader. He organized his own gang of co-conspirators and began an extremely lucrative criminal venture selling tens of thousands of oxycodone pills. A year-long FBI investigation brought him down, and John pleaded guilty to save the love of his life from prosecution. He has no regrets
Summary
Speaking frankly about "Bac Guai" John Willis' relationships with other gang members, the crimes he committed and why he'll never rat out his brothers, a gripping true account of the only white man to rise to the top of the Chinese mafia follows his life until an FBI probe brought him down
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10469969
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Halloran, Bob
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  • 364.1092
  • B
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Gangsters
  • Organized crime
  • Chinatown (Boston, Mass.)
  • Willis, John
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adult
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the true story of the first white Asian crime boss
Label
White devil : the true story of the first white Asian crime boss, Bob Halloran
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn891619044
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9781940363790
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015030748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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(OCoLC)891619044
Label
White devil : the true story of the first white Asian crime boss, Bob Halloran
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn891619044
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9781940363790
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015030748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)891619044

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