"I Heard You Paint Houses"

"I Heard You Paint Houses"

Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran and the Inside Story of the Mafia, the Teamsters, and the Last Ride of Jimmy Hoffa

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"I Heard you Paint Houses " are the first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran. To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the walls and floors. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than twenty-five hits for the mob, and for his friend Hoffa. Sheeran learned to kill in the U.S. Army, where he saw an astonishing 411 days of active combat duty in Italy during World War II. After returning home he became a hustler and hit man, working for legendary crime boss Russell Bufalino. Eventually he would rise to a position of such prominence that in a RICO suit then-U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani would name him as one of only two non-Italians on a list of 26 top mob figures. When Bufalino ordered Sheeran to kill Hoffa, he did the deed, knowing that if he had refused he would have been killed himself. Sheeran's important and fascinating story includes new information on other famous murders, and provides rare insight to a chapter in American history. Charles Brandt has written a page-turner that is destined to become a true crime classic.
Publisher: Hanover, N.H. : Steerforth Press, ©2005
ISBN: 9781586421557
1586421557
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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I think this book answers the question: what happened to jimmy Hoffa, sr.? who else would Hoffa trust, to get into their car, in the parking lot where he was waiting for the meet, other than family members, and close associates of himself? the book answers the question of what happened to the body (it's not buried in a football stadium). frank sheeran, the big Irishman, was on his death bed when he wrote this book, with a ghostwriter. he goes so far as to reveal the moment of the murder, what was going on in his head, and --likely-- in Hoffa's mind, too. chuckie O'Brien, foster son of Hoffa, was complicit; he was the driver of the auto used to pick Hoffa up, ostensibly for the meet with a gangster. sheeran reveals the methods used for such an execution; as well as the motive.

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