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Chicago Boss: Joseph "Joey Doves" Aiuppa



By David Amoruso

Posted on July 22, 2007

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Joseph "Joey Doves" Aiuppa was born on December 1, 1907 in Melrose Park. Aiuppa's parents both came from the same village in Italy and had come to the US to find a better life. Joseph Aiuppa was their first child. In 1918 an eleven year old Aiuppa dropped out of school and started working as a gardener.… Continue

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Chicago Soldier: Anthony "The Ant" Spilotro



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001

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Anthony Spilotro was born on May 19, 1938 in Chicago. Spilotro grew up in a loving family, and seemed to be on track for a decent and honest life. But he decided he wanted something else, and in his sophmore year at Steinmetz Highschool he dropped out and turned to a life of crime. Once out of school he joined forces with… Continue

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Chicago Boss: Antonino Accardo



By David Amoruso

Posted: December 2, 2006



Antonino Accardo was born in Chicago on April 28, 1906. He grew up in Little Sicily on Chicago’s Northwest Side. As a teenager Accardo began his life of crime, he started out as a pickpocket, and would later steal cars. He was arrested numerous times, but never spent a night in jail. During prohibition Accardo began hanging out at the Circus Cafe on North Avenue, which was owned by…

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The Message: Don’t Fuck With Antonino Accardo

By David Amoruso

Posted on March 13, 2010

Originally written for Mob Candy Magazine



It was 1951. The Italian-American Mafia, known as La Cosa Nostra, was doing great. Throughout the United States the mob held sway. From the East coast all the way to the West coast, and everything in between was controlled by twenty-some mob families.



But not all families were equal. The five New York families and the Chicago family, known as The Outfit, held the most…

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The High Roller: Jimmy Chagra, Gambling & Poker

By David Amoruso

Posted on May 22, 2008

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Poker has become one of the most popular games worldwide. It is played by millions of people of all ages in countries all over the world, at casinos, home games, bars, and the past few years on the internet. Poker has become an accepted form of entertainment, loved by cops, criminals and regular citizens alike. But poker wasn't always this popular, and it's… Continue

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Las Vegas: Sin City

By David Amoruso

Posted in 2008

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There are [a lot of] places of worship in Las Vegas, but there is only one true god: money.” From The Green Felt Jungle



A century ago Mark Twain wrote the following about Nevada: “In Nevada the lawyer, the editor, the banker, the chief desperado, the chief gambler,…

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