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This undated photograph shows the late reputed crime boss Raymond Patriarca

This undated photograph shows the late reputed crime boss Raymond Patriarca

“Steve Foley” was living a lie -– one that would last six long and dangerous years.

It all started on Sept. 27, 1994, outside a Providence, R.I., courthouse, when he recognized a hit man for the most powerful crime family in New England.

He walked up, said hello and told the killer he had remembered him from prison.

But “Foley” wasn’t the profane and menacing long-haired bookie and drug dealer he professed to be. He was Steven O’Donnell, an undercover state police officer trying to get inside one of the Mafia’s most feared families. He knew the job was dangerous and that the slightest mistake was likely to get him killed.

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