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Chicago Boss: Joseph Lombardo



By David Amoruso

Posted on June 19, 2008

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Joseph Lombardo is considered one of the leading members of the Chicago Outfit. He is nicknamed The Clown, and has proven he can play that role. When he was arrested in 1964 for beating a man who owned him money, he made it impossible for the police to take a good mug shot of him by opening his mouth in a wide yawn.… Continue

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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 Boss: Paul "The Waiter" Ricca



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001



Paul "The Waiter" Ricca was born Felice DeLucia in 1897 in Naples, Italy. In 1915 Ricca got in serious trouble: he murdered a man and was sentenced to 2 years in prison. When he got out he killed the eye witness who had testified against him at his trial after that Ricca went on the lam. On August 10th, 1920 Ricca boarded a boat to New York when he got there he changed his name to Paul Ricca to avoid… 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 Soldier: "Mad Sam" Destefano



By David Amoruso

Posted in 2001



Mad Sam is not that well known to the general public, but his 'student' Tony "The Ant" Spilotro is. Mad Sam taught Tony everything he knew about murder and torture, and Mad Sam knew a lot about that kind of stuff.



DeStefano grew up in Southern Illinois and moved to Chicago when he was a teenager. He officially began his criminal career in 1927 when at the age of 18 he raped a girl and was… 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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Philadelphia Boss: Ralph Natale



By David Amoruso



Ralph Natale was proof that the Philadelphia Crime Family was at it's end and in deep trouble. Natale would become the first Mafia boss to flip, turn government witness, and testifie against his former 'employees'. But was he really the top guy or just an uncle junior type of bulls eye for the feds to aim their guns at?



Ralph Natale started out as an absolute nobody. He wasn't a killer or tough guy and he… Continue

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Philadelphia Boss: John Stanfa



By: David Amoruso

Posted in 2001



John Stanfa was going to be the guy who would bring the Philadelphia Crime Family back to the top. After the Scarfo years which crippled the Philadelphia Crime Family law enforcement and mobsters all agreed, John Stanfa was gonna get the Family back on it's feet. Stanfa was Sicilian, low key and knew the game. Things ofcourse would turn out very different.



John Stanfa was born on December… Continue

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Philadelphia Boss: Angelo Bruno



By: David Amoruso

Profile reviewed on July 31, 2006



Angelo "The Gentle Don" Bruno was the last of the old school Philadelphia Mafia Bosses. He was given the nickname "The Gentle Don" because he was like that, he thought everything over and didn't overreact, he handled his business in a quiet way that was good for the Philadelphia Family. Angelo Bruno was by far the most succesful boss that the Philadelphia Crime Family ever had.… Continue

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Philadelphia Capo: Thomas “Tommy Del” DelGiorno



Written by David Amoruso

Posted on July 30, 2006

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Tommy DelGiorno started out running a small bookmaking and numbers business during nights and weekends while also having a legit day job as a truck driver in the early 1960s. Tommy Del himself liked to gamble as well. He visited several mob run card and dice games. This is how he hooked up with the Philly… Continue

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Philadelphia Capo: George Fresolone

By David Amoruso

Posted on October 14, 2006

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George Fresolone was the first mobster who taped his induction into the Mafia. His information led to indictments against 38 mobsters, including Philadelphia boss “Little Nicky” Scarfo. In 1994 his autobiography came out, titled “Blood Oath: The Heroic Story of a Gangster Turned Government Agent Who Brought Down One of America’s Most Powerful Mob Families.” This… Continue

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Drug Boss: Frank Matthews

By Seth Ferranti



In the 1970s the heroin market in the United States was dominated by a black distributor named Frank Matthews who operated out of New York. He was the most notable black figure on the east coast at the time and one of the first major independents who challenged the mob for supremacy in the criminal underworld. The Black Caesar, as he was known, was a new kind of super-criminal ruling a nationwide empire of dope. He was…

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Lucchese Associate: Henry Hill



Henry Hill is probably the most famous mob rat of them all. Immortalized by Martin Scorsese's movie 'Goodfellas' in wich Henry Hill was played by Ray Liotta. Thanks to this movie Hill's life in the witness protection program isn't as boring as he had anticipated at the end of the movie 'Goodfellas'. He's doing interviews and appears on TV shows, all thanks to his shady past and the great movie made about his life.



Henry Hill grew up in the Brooklyn…

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Chicago Boss: George "Bugs" Moran



This profile first appeared on the Alleged-Mafia-Site and is written by Shannon Dougherty.



George "Bugs" Moran was born to Irish and Polish immigrant parents in 1893 and grew up in the North Side of Chicago. He grew up streetwise and ran with numerous gangs, committing more than 20 known burglaries and being imprisoned three times before he was 21 years old. He was soon an important member of Dion O'Bannion's North Siders gang. The… Continue

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Drug Boss: Roland "Pops" Bartlett

By David Amoruso

Posted March 20, 2007



Roland Bartlett reputedly was the biggest drug boss of Philadelphia in the 1980s. His organization consisted of around 60 members, and had seperate crews which consisted of salesmen, cutting crew supervisors, and enforcers. Bartlett himself had started out as a streetdealer for the Philadelphia Black Mafia, and had worked his way up. Eventually he developed connections with the Gambino Crime Family from New York, from which he purchased… Continue

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Profile of Cuban mob boss José Miguel Battle Sr.



By David Amoruso



José Miguel Battle Sr. was one of the most powerful crime bosses in the US. Born in Cuba he was a policeman in the pre-Castro era ruled by dictator Fulgencio Batista. Batista had a good relationship with several of America's wealthiest mobsters, among them New York bosses Charles "Lucky" Luciano,…

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Albanian Boss: Alex Rudaj



By David Amoruso

Posted on August 26, 2009

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The criminal organization led by Albanian gangster Alex Rudaj called itself the Sixth Family. They viewed themselves as being on the same level as New York’s five La Cosa Nostra families. But after a ten year run they turned out to be nothing more than a glorified street crew.



Alex Rudaj started…

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Cosa Nostra Boss: Gianni Nicchi



By David Amoruso

Posted on December 17, 2009

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Giovanni “Gianni” Nicchi is considered an example of the latest generation of Sicilian Mafiosi. Capable of violence, loyal, and very young. According to Italian authorities, Nicchi had become a leading Cosa Nostra member when he was only in his mid twenties.



It is a recurring theme: the son follows in… Continue

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Whack Out on Willie Moretti

By Thom L. Jones



He went to church every Sunday in Deal, New Jersey, with his wife and three daughters. The kids in the neighbourhood called him 'cump.' He had a home there on five acres, where he raised prize ducks, that was valued at $400,000. By to-days standards, many millions. He was short and squat with thinning hair, brushed straight back and whenever you see a photo of him, he's wearing the most hideous, hand-painted silk ties.



One of a kind was Willie… Continue

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The Trouble With Harry

By Thom L. Jones



Way back in 1955, Alfred Hitchcock made this great movie called ‘The Trouble with Harry’ starring John Forsythe. An offbeat, hilarious black comedy about a bothersome corpse that keeps getting buried and then keeps re-appearing, causing all sorts of problems for peaceful neighbours in a New England township.



There was another Harry who caused all sorts of people, all sorts of problems, often involving dead bodies, but for quite different reasons.



At… Continue

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