3. Imperial News

Part: 
Four
Chapter: 
4
Kenneth Guarino, Anthony "Butch" DiBona and Joseph Renzi, Jr., Providence, Rhode Island. In November 1977, an undercover agent had a discussion with Guarino concerning the fact that Guarino felt that the Federal Bureau of Investigation viewed him as the kingpin of hard-core pornography. Guarino then took the agent to a "secret" room in his warehouse which he stated contained his hard-core films.

In November 1977, the agents met with DiBona who said that he, Guarino and Renzi had to be careful of shipping to South Florida because of the "heat" from local and federal authorities. However, he said that they had "checked out" the agents and they were good people. Two shipments to Golde Coaste Specialities in Miami, Florida, from Imperial News contained fictitious names in the return address.