"The day after Thanksgiving, a New York lawyer named Dominic Amorosa wrote a letter to NBC Universal—the film studio behind American Gangster —threatening a class action lawsuit on behalf of a group of Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agents.
According to Amorosa, his client Gregory Korniloff was, in fact, in real life “the case agent for DEA on Lucas’ federal case” and also “personally participated in the search of Lucas’ house in January 1975.
That search is portrayed rather dramatically in the movie."
If this case doesn't get dropped, it will be interesting to follow. Does Hollywood have the right to speak poorly on real-life corrupt cops? They should, if COPS airs a show on a nightly basis that very clearly speaks poorly on the people they charge.
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