Yeh, I know too easy of a question. But I think worthy of a bit of discussion. We can start with it under Hoover as who most know how he used information he collected as the head of the FBI to blackmail his opponents or those who he perceived as a apersonal threat to him or his power. J. Edgar Hoover - Blackmailed by the Mafia Anthony Summers, in his book Official and Confidential, claimed Hoover deliberately refused to crack down on organized crime because he was being blackmailed by the Mafia for living a secret life as a homosexual. Summers believes that Hoover was blackmailed after powerful Mafia boss Meyer Lansky, an associate of Frank Costello, obtained photographs of the FBI boss in a compromising position with his friend and top aide, Clyde Tolson. Summers's "proof" about Hoover's homosexuality comes from a number of witnesses who told him that they had seen such photographs. Former members of the Mafia or Mafia associates told of how Lansky pressured the FBI director into leaving the criminal organization alone.