A Mafia godfather discovered that his bookkeeper, Guido, had cheated him out of $10 million. The bookkeeper was deaf, which was part of the reason he’d been hired in the first place. It was assumed that since Guido could hear nothing, he wouldn’t have to testify in court.
When the godfather went to confront Guido about the embezzled millions, he brought along a lawyer who knew sign language. “Ask him where the money is,” the godfather instructed.
The lawyer, using sign language, did as he was told. The bookkeeper signed back, and the lawyer relayed, “He says he doesn’t know what you are talking about.”