No one since Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy took on the mob with more determination than former federal prosecutor Rudy Giuliani, and earlier this week on Jimmy Fallon's late night show the former mob buster revealed that his work resulted in two contracts against his life:
You know they threatened to kill me twice. When I was first starting they put out an $800,000 contract to kill me, the Scillian mafia did. And then I was US Attorney for five and a half years, I was at the very end, just about ready to leave, and [reputed Colombo boss] Carmine Persico put out a contract for only $400,000 to kill me. Come one, five and a half years of work and my value gets cut in half? I mean come on, give me a break.
Giuliani served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York under President Ronald Reagan who made the Mafia a top priority of his Justice Department, and in the mid-1980s brought the so-called Mafia Commission and Pizza Connection cases.