Gary Shapiro, the longtime first deputy U.S. attorney, now retired, explained.There's more:
"I've been involved in investigating organized crime cases in Chicago for the better part of 30 years, and a lot of that time has been involved in the investigation of Bill Hanhardt," Shapiro said after Hanhardt pleaded guilty. "Hanhardt for decades has been a corrupt policeman."
Years before, Shapiro went to City Hall to inform the politicians that Hanhardt shouldn't be promoted, because he was the Outfit's man.
Hanhardt was promoted.
In the funeral home, along with the flowers there were news photos and copies of stories from the days when the Chicago media made him a hero.Hanhardt.
A few family members asked me to be fair to the dead.
Then, a few feet from the coffin, a little guy came up, not that little guy from Grand Avenue, some other little guy.
"You should get outta here," said the little guy, putting on a show as if he were in a movie.
I told him not to touch me again.
"The family don't want a scene," he said.