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In the world of organized crime the bosses grab the headlines, as the names Capone, Gotti, Bonnano, Cotroni and Rizzuto attest. But a crime family has many working parts and the young mobster known as The Weasel was the epitome of a crucial, invisible cog-the soldier, the muscle, the driver, the gopher.

By National Post Staff 

Earlier this month, Joe O’Connor wrote about Marvin “The Weasel” Elkind the “Wayne Gretzky of finks,” a mobster who was a police informant for 25 years. Below, three videos uncovered during the research for the new book The Weasel: A Double Life in the Mob by National Post reporter Adrian Humphreys, show police stings set up with Elkind’s info. In it, police broker a weapons deal with a “Toronto businessman” who outlines a plot to overthrow Ghana. They offer him Rambo guns