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Loaves of Syrian bread were baking in the kitchen. From a radio in another part of the house, Sinatra was singing about doing it his way. The song was one of Lee’s favorites. He washed his morning cocaine down with strong coffee and remembered the time he had met Sinatra, how genuine he appeared. Lee had showered and was standing in front of the dresser mirror in his shorts when he heard the door chimes. That would be Vivian, Jimmy’s ex-wife. Lee was expecting her. “Back here,” he called from the bedroom.

You’ll do at least eighteen months. ” Lee meant $10,000 for all three defendants, but Pitts didn’t understand that. Pitts fancied himself a big-timer and concluded that Chagra must be pretty big himself if he was demanding thirty grand. The Tennessee dope dealer rolled down his sock and slapped the cash on Lee’s desk. Lee didn’t say anything. He just picked up the money and tossed it in a drawer. But his mind was reeling, and his eyes spun like a blur of cherries on a slot machine. It took Lee less than half a day to discover that the search warrant used to bust the Tennessee smugglers was faulty.

Lee confessed once to Clark Hughes that his dream was to stash away $20 million, all taxes paid. Then he would lose it all and start again. Another old friend, Clarence Moyers, marveled at Lee’s frenetic pace, and the tangle of contradictions that snarled everything and everyone in his life. Lee was a fanatic about his family—he could be incredibly extravagant, lavishing gifts on his wife, his children, his mother, his sister—yet he could risk the family’s last penny on a roll of the dice. He was a confirmed pacifist, and yet he seemed comfortable around violence.

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