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New Jersey State Senator & Union City Mayor Brian P. Stack and and Commissioner Lucio Fernandez honor author Jon D’Amore at special readingof his book “The Boss Always Sits in the Back” at Willian V. Musto Cultural Center in Union City.
Jon D’Amore was honored as a former Hudson County resident who went on to Author a book that will be read by many people across the country and in the world.
Jon D’Amore is a New Jersey native who grewup ‘connected’ to the Mob. Though not directly involved himself, Jon’s father and cousin/ godfather Jerry were affiliated with the Mob. On his 22nd birthday, Jerry invited Jon to Las Vegas to be a part of the biggest scam to ever hit the city. Over the course of two years they funneled millions of dollars out of Las Vegas casinos and into the New Jersey Mob. Upon its exposure, this scam changed gambling legislation across the United States.
Later, when the Mob ‘boss’ was facing a 40-year federal prison sentence, Jon was able to use his musical knowledge of audio recording equipment to prove that the prosecution had tampered with evidence. This led to the acquittal and removal of all charges for ‘the boss’, leaving Jon a hero to the inner circle.
In“The Boss Always Sits in the Back,”Jon gives a true account of events that he personally witnessed. His multi-dimensional take on the Mob and exploration of family relationships give this book wide appeal and lasting relevancy. Jon does not shy away from giving details of a rather perilous occupation. However, he simultaneously breathes life into a group of people that have been stereotyped and speculated on for decades.