Phil Ritter

  • Fall of Synanon V (Enter the IRS)

    Fall of Synanon V (Enter the IRS)

    Dedicated to Dept. of Justice lawyers Thomas Lawler and Frank Hertz-- two attorneys who took over and ended Synanon, which, like Al Capone, succumbed to taxes.

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  • The True Story of the Rattlesnake in the Mailbox

    The True Story of the Rattlesnake in the Mailbox

    It was the eve of the Beatles invasion. When Happy Days was life, not a TV show. My high school senior class gathered on a Santa Monica beach--celebrating graduation and friendships we had no doubt would extend long beyond our current 17 years of existence.

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  • The True History of Synanon Violence and How it Started

    The True History of Synanon Violence and How it Started

    In began with Punks, then escalated against the world

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  • The Agony and the Ecstacy

    The Agony and the Ecstacy

    The biography of Paul Morantz mixed with the history of USC football.

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  • The History of Synanon and Charles Dederich

    The History of Synanon and Charles Dederich

    Having taken on Synanon almost single handedly in court cases from the late 1970's thru the 80's, Paul Morantz is the pre-eminent scholar on the rise and fall of Synanon and it's founder, Charles Dederich.

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