Bagga had, through Herbie, a link with a guy who worked at a funeral home in Bushwick. The guy kept a list of black men, between twenty and thirty who died. He had the name, address, family members, date and place of birth.
Herbie was a steady customer, and had pinched him that Bagga was one of his guys.
For a price, Bagga could get the identity of a guy who was born in a local hospital and died around the age of Junior.
Once getting the particulars Bagga had a woman he knew, who worked at the record office, pull the birth certificate, make a copy. If there was social security card, he could get that too.
To keep Junior, he’d have to be legal. And this was how.