Mob-boss-turned-government-witness Ralph Natale has lined up a book deal as reported by Andy Lewis for The Hollywood Reporter:
Natale is reported to have gotten his start in organized crime when he took control of Local 170 of the Bartenders, Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Workers Union in Philadelphia. In 1979 he went to jail for insurance fraud and separately for selling cocaine and he was paroled in 1994. He soon became the head of Philadephia's organized crime family, but was indicted on charges of financing drug deals in 1999. He was sentenced to 11 years in jail and was released in 2011.
Natale will get some help telling his story from I Married a Mobster producer Dan Pearson and New York Daily News mob reporter Larry McShane.