Judith Moore's biography A Bad, Bad Boy on Mafia hitman and FBI informant Frank Bompensiero -- whacked by the Los Angeles Mafia in 1977 -- comes out on July 15. Allan May writes the following on Bompensiero for Crime Magazine:
Before turning FBI informant in 1967, Frank "the Bomp" Bompensiero had been the most feared Mafia hit man in Southern California for more than 30 years. Killing fellow mobsters was his specialty. His reward from the Los Angeles Mafia was to be made boss of San Diego. When his long-time friend Jimmy "The Weasel" Fratianno found out in 1976 that the Bomp had turned informant, it took the Mafia more than six months to get the hit on Bompensiero executed. Later, after Fratianno had transformed himself into a media event by becoming an FBI informant himself, he said during a television documentary in 1991 that Bompensiero "had buried more bones than could be found in the brontosaurus room of the Museum of Natural History."