Jill Porter recap’s the 2006 arrest of Luigi and Antonio Lanzara of Frankford for drug and weapons violations. There were great headlines in the papers as the repeated what they were told by the police.
As it turns out, the case was an overblown farce – and a tainted one, at that.
The arrest of the Lanzara brothers was a high-profile collaboration between a Philadelphia narcotics officer and a confidential informant who claims that they fabricated evidence in other drug cases.
Nothing was falsified in this case.
But the facts hardly fit the hype. And greed may have been the primary motivation for the bust
Read it all here.