One quiet afternoon in August of 2003, I personally drove out to an office building in Schaumburg, Illinois, on Tower Road to see Mr. William Anthony Degironemo, aka, Billy D. It was my intention to have a discrete meeting with Billy D, as I planed to inform him of a crucial matter. Upon reaching Billy in person, I asked him to step outside so I could talk to him without his nosy secretary Ronda eavesdropping. Once we were outside in his parking lot, I explained to Billy that I captured some intelligence indicating that Jack Cerone (the lawyer) was arranging to have his legs broken. Jack and Billy D had been considering the idea of collaborating on opening a few cellular phone stores in Wisconsin. Apparently, Billy went through with opening the stores without Jack’s involvement. Jack was taking too long deciding if he wanted to join the partnership or not. Jack was furious when Billy opened the stores without him. Naturally, Jack had to rely on a real gangster for the work he needed done, which turned out to be Rudy Fratto.
Billy seemed nervous when I told him of this news. He knew that Jack was mad. Apparently, he had no idea the extent of Jack’s fury. I also tried convincing Billy that he did not need thugs in his life and that only bad things would come from his associating with them. However, Billy enjoyed associating with gangsters, wannabe gangsters and wannabe Outfit bosses. Billy thanked me for the information and gave me a hug as we said goodbye.