Yeah, Beansie was crazy for telling a made guy, especially a captain, that he'd "step up". All he had to do was go ahead and start kicking up to Richie, and keep quiet about it. Tony would have eventually found out, then worked it out with Richie.

"...the successful annihilation of organized crime's subculture in America would rock the 'legitimate' world's foundation, which would ultimately force fundamental social changes and redistributions of wealth and power in this country. Meyer Lansky's dream was to bond the two worlds together so that one could not survive without the other." - Dan E. Moldea