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The Boston Globe


Kevin Cullen

The truth never dies

Louie Greco died in prison, an innocent man, because he punched Nicky Femia in the mouth.

Greco had warned Femia, a gangster and legbreaker, to stop loaning money to teenagers so they could run up gambling debts they had no way of paying. Femia ­ignored him. One day, after Greco saw Femia peeling off bills for some kid in East Boston who couldn’t rub two nickels together, Greco walked over and popped Femia in the mouth.

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