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By David Amoruso
Every underworld has its first major crime boss. That man – or woman – who ascends to the top of the heap and controls organized crime in the city. For Hamilton, Ontario, that man was Rocco Perri. During the years of Prohibition, he became known as the “King of the Bootleggers.”
Born in Calabria, Italy, as Rocco Perre in, depending on the account, 1887 or 1890, Perri came to Cana…
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