Alphonse Attardi Gambino Family Soldier
by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Before 1970 Alphonse Attardi changed his name to Jim Carra, had plastic surgery and gave a detailed interview to syndicated columnist Jack Anderson. He turned his back on the Mafia, opting to risk his life as an informant, someone who was constantly chased by mobster executioners. The information he provided federal agents was crucial to prosecuting organized crime cases of the mid 20th century.