"I was part of the criminal underworld for... three decades, since my early teens, in Brooklyn, New York.
More specifically I was an associate of the Gambino Crime Family with blood ties to Cosa Nostra in Sicily. I’m speaking in the past tense because those days are long behind me. I made a decision to turn my back on the Mafia.
I betrayed the unspoken oath I had taken as a teenage criminal on the rough and tumble streets of Brooklyn, to never rat out anyone, not even your enemy.
The government was now using me to build a case against members and associates of the Gambino Crime Family."
Not many of you, I bet, probably have experienced a full-cavity strip search. I certainly haven't.
Well, "Mr. Fitzgerald," author of The Untold Story of A Top Echelon Informant: What the Government is Hiding and Protecting (a 12-page story available on Amazon Kindle priced at $2.99), excerpted above, writes of strip searches, among other things. He estimates he's gone through full strip and cavity searches "hundreds of times."