The most enduring tradition in American mafia families is snitching when the Feds lock you up. The pioneer of this long-standing wiseguy retirement plan was a big-cheese named Little Al D’Arco. It was 1991 & he was the acting boss of the Luchese family. When he flipped, he took down 50 other Gambino, Gotti, Gravano dirtbags, most of whom also sang in hopes of not becoming some hard-timer’s prison wife. Read all about it.
Mob Boss: The Life of Little Al D’Arco, the Man Who Brought Down the Mafia