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8:17 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Greater Boston Video: "Animal"

Before there was Whitey Bulger, there was “The Animal."  That was the nickname for Joseph Barbosa – one of Boston’s most vicious mafia men. Growing up in New Bedford, he quickly became a player in Boston’s criminal underworld. Despite his reputation for mayhem and brutality, the FBI cultivated him as an informant – something both he and the Bureau would later answer for. It’s all in Casey Sherman’s new book, “Animal: The Bloody Rise and Fall of the Mob’s Most Feared Assassin.”

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