I. Preface

Part: 
Four
Chapter: 
4

The Commission has relied heavily on information and intelligence provided by experienced federal, state, and local law enforcement authorities regarding the involvement of organized crime in the pornography industry. This first hand knowledge is based upon years of investigative experience in the highly complex and covert area of organized crime. Many of these law enforcement authorities testified before the Commission on January 21-22, 1986, in New York City, at a hearing devoted primarily to matters relating to organized crime. The Commission has also used investigative reports prepared by the United States Department of justice, the office of the Attorney General of California, the Middle Atlantic-Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network (MAGLOCLEN), the Pennsylvania Crime Commission, the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department and others. Reliance on the investigative reports and the experience of these law enforcement authorities was necessary because the Commission operated without the authority to subpoena witnesses or compel their testimony regarding this sensitive area of inquiry.