Vincent L. Inserra releases ‘C-1 and the Chicago Mob’

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Author Vincent L. Inserra was a member of the Criminal Squad one or the C-1 Squad, a highly regarded group within the FBI tasked with dealing with some of the most hardened and ruthless criminal organizations in America. In “C-1 and the Chicago Mob” (published by Xlibris) the author gives readers an in-depth look into the exploits of this incredible band of men and women who have dedicated their lives to the eradication of organized crime.

“C-1 and the Chicago Mob” was written as a tribute to all the agents who were assigned to Criminal Squad number one more commonly referred to as the C-1 Squad, of the Chicago Division of the FBI from 1957 to 1976, a period of 19 years. These agents were pioneers, who were required to wage war against one of the most powerfully entrenched organized crime organizations in the country since the days of Al Capone. It was at a time when the FBI did not have all the tools or legislation necessary to combat organized crime but they accomplished their goals aggressively with whatever means were available.

This is a story of the unique challenges confronting these dedicated agents and the incomparable results achieved which resulted in severely disrupting and curtailing the activities of the Chicago mob. Inserra also chronicles parts of his career prior to and following his FBI experiences.

“C-1 and the Chicago Mob”
By Vincent L. Inserra
Hardcover | 6x9 in | 316 pages | ISBN 9781493182787
Softcover | 6x9 in | 316 pages | ISBN 9781493182794
E-Book | 316 pages | ISBN 9781493182770
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Vincent L. Inserra, a first generation Italian, was born and raised in the Boston area. He served as a Navy Fighter pilot during World War II and achieved the rank of Lieutenant. He graduated from Boston College with a degree in Business Administration. In 1951, he joined the FBI as a Special Agent and served for 25 years. In 1957, he was assigned to Organized Crime matters for 19 years combating the Chicago Crime Syndicate. He was in charge of the C-1 Organized Crime Squad for a period of 13 years where they compiled an impressive record of convictions against the Chicago mob. He received over 100 personal letters of commendation from the Director of the FBI for outstanding investigative achievements. Following retirement from the FBI, he became Corporate Security Director for Kemper Insurance in Long Grove for 27 years. He has had two profoundly successful careers.

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