Since receiving the DiFonzo package I have been able to contact individuals pertinent to the Purolator case. This robbery is literally the beginning of the Dante's end. This individual has knowledge from being involved in the case.
I know what people claim, I am looking for what I can prove. What do I want to prove, is merely that Dante clearly had a hand in the crime, that this bad decision is the thing that eventually led to his demise, whether by poison or the stress of trauma from bleeding ulcers.
It is ironic that DiFonzo made more money from the reward and being an informant that he would have made for laundering the money for the Outfit guys.
The inside man, Ralph Ronald Marrera, who was the lone guard on duty the night of Oct. 20, 1974, when the money, in small bills, disappeared from the money warehouse of Purolator Security, got $650.000 from Cook County for medical malpractice. There were several attempts to poison him and claims of his making suicide attempts. Marrera stood by as the reportedly, $4.3 million, 1000 lbs of stolen money, was loaded into a van and driven off. At that time it was largest cash theft in U.S. history.
This is all too much for me to go into in the film. It runs far afield of who Dante was. What matters is Dante may have participated or facilitated this event. It is a fact he was called before the Grand Jury investigating his knowledge of the case. A family member has told me his death came a few days before he was to return to the Grand Jury.
There is a peanut gallery out there in the blogosphere who will never get what I am doing. This is not necessarily about perpetuating mythologies, it is about debunking them and putting a throughly human face onto a slippery mythic character. It is about the times and his impact upon it, so much that he still invokes such praise and ire, in equal quantities.
There is a bigger story here. That is what I am looking for.