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Retired Police Officer Remo Franceschini.

Retired cop, and former head of the Queen's District Attorney's squad, Remo Franceschini spent 35 years keeping track of and busting organized crime in New York City. Franceschini figured out the family structure of the mafia, keeping a "Wall of Fame" family tree of photos and names of mobsters. Early on he predicted the rise of John Gotti, who became known as the "Teflon Don." Franceschini personally wire-tapped Gotti's headquarters, which led to indictments. Franceschini has written a new memoir, "A Matter of Honor: One Cop's Lifelong Pursuit of John Gotti and the Mob." (Simon & Schuster).

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Other segments from the episode on July 29, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 29, 1993: Interview with Charles Busch; Interview with Remo Franceschini; Review of the film "Rising Sun."

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