A Mafia Godfather discovers his deaf bookkeeper has cheated him out of ten million dollars.
The bookkeeper had gotten the job in the first place because it was assumed that a deaf bookkeeper would not hear anything
that he might have to testify about in court.
When the Godfather confronts the bookkeeper about his missing money, he brings along his attorney, who knows sign language.
The Godfather tells the lawyer: "Ask him where the 10 million bucks he embezzled from me is."
The attorney, using sign language, asks the bookkeeper where the money is.
The bookkeeper signs back: "I don't know what you are talking about."
The attorney tells the Godfather: "He says he doesn't know what you're talking about."
The Godfather pulls out a pistol, puts it to the bookkeeper's temple and says, "Ask him again!"
The attorney signs to the bookkeeper: "He'll kill you if you don't tell him!"
The bookkeeper signs back: "OK ! You win! The money is in a brown briefcase, buried behind the shed in my cousin Enzo's backyard in Cicero !"
The Godfather asks the attorney: "Well, what'd he say?"
The attorney replies: "He says you don't have the balls to pull the trigger."