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Barry Gross

Assisant U.S. Attorney's Zane Memeger, left, and Barry Gross speak to the press outside the Federal Courthouse in Philadelphia Thursday, July 1, 1999. The two attorneys are trying a case against reputed Philadelphia mob boss Joseph Merlino who was denied bail in a hearing Thursday. Merlino is charged with running an operation to sell cocaine in the Boston area. (Chris Gardner/AP)
Assisant U.S. Attorney's Zane Memeger, left, and Barry Gross speak to the press outside the Federal Courthouse in Philadelphia Thursday, July 1, 1999. The two attorneys are trying a case against reputed Philadelphia mob boss Joseph Merlino who was denied bail in a hearing Thursday. Merlino is charged with running an operation to sell cocaine in the Boston area. (Chris Gardner/AP)

Barry Gross’ career in law enforcement began seven years before the Gardner heist. He spent his time prosecuting members of the mob in the Philadelphia area. And he says, he never heard a word about the stolen Gardner art.


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