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Ex-DEA Agent Louis Diaz Admits He Wasn’t A Perfect Angel

Louis Diaz

 
By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Ex-DEA agent Louis (Louie The Actor) Diaz,  testified last week in Brooklyn federal court in the trial of a  Gambino mobster that he did some devilish things himself while working undercover, Gang Land News.

Mob expert Jerry Capeci, editor of Gang Land News, reports that Diaz testified  in the racketeering and murder trial of Bartolomeo Vernace.  Diaz was a DEA agent from 1975 to 1996, and authored a book in 2010 with NY Daily News reporter Neal Hirschfeld: “Dancing With The Devil.” He also has had bit acting parts on TV.

Capeci writes about his testimony:

 Diaz, who grew up with wiseguys and wannabes in Red Hook, Brooklyn, prided  himself on being true to his badge. But once, he testified, he looked the other way when an informer tipped him that an old neighborhood pal was dealing drugs and guns.

Then there was the time when Diaz was posing as a mobconnected drug dealer, helping to make a case against Harlem heroin merchant Leroy (Nicky) Barnes. On the stand, he testified that he not only violated Drug Enforcement Administration regulations by letting an informer keep and carry his own gun; on a day when his stool pigeon forgot his own piece, Louie The Actor graciously provided him one from the DEA’s own arsenal.

To read more go to Gang Land News. (Gang Land is a subscription-based website).