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by THunt
Thu, Jun 3, 2021, 7:22 am
Forum: 1963-1970: Post-Valachi
Topic: Bonanno's son gave info to feds
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Views: 1136

Bonanno's son gave info to feds

Both crime family boss Joseph Bonanno and his son Salvatore "Bill" Bonanno loudly condemned those mafiosi who cooperated with and fed information to law enforcement. But government documents reveal that Bill Bonanno - selected as consigliere of the Bonanno Crime Family - actively engaged with FBI ag...
by THunt
Thu, May 27, 2021, 10:32 am
Forum: 1986-Current: Recent Events
Topic: Accardo's death in 1992
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Views: 1933

Accardo's death in 1992

Longtime Chicago Outfit boss Anthony Accardo died in May of 1992. See: https://www.writersofwrongs.com/2020/05/heart-lung-ailments-take-joe-batters.html Precisely when his last days occurred seems to be a matter of some disagreement. While contemporary news sources and biographer William F. Roemer, ...
by THunt
Tue, May 18, 2021, 5:45 pm
Forum: 1957-1963: Post-Apalachin
Topic: CIA-Mafia plotting against Castro, 1960-61
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Views: 2301

CIA-Mafia plotting against Castro, 1960-61

Documents that were declassified in recent years confirmed that CIA officials teamed with Mafia bosses to plot the assassination of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. See our article: "U.S. agents, criminals worked toward Cuba coup": https://mafiahistory.us/a002/f_ciamafia.html https://mafiahistory.us/a0...
by THunt
Mon, Oct 19, 2020, 6:50 am
Forum: Books and Periodicals
Topic: Oct. 2020 Informer - Nicola Gentile
Replies: 0
Views: 1972

Oct. 2020 Informer - Nicola Gentile

The memoirs of Nicola Gentile contain a wealth of information on early Mafia history in the United States. But this treasure has been inaccessible for most Americans. Published twice in Italy – in 1963 and in 1993 – the book, Vita di Capomafia , has never been released in an English-language version...
by THunt
Fri, Oct 16, 2020, 7:19 am
Forum: 1963-1970: Post-Valachi
Topic: Theodore DeRose of Chicago
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Views: 1786

Theodore DeRose of Chicago

Edmond Valin's latest "Rat Trap" article, "The Italian mobster who wasn't," deals with Theodore DeRose. A transplanted New Yorker, DeRose deceived and betrayed his associates in Chicago's Outfit.
See:
https://mafiahistory.us/rattrap/infderose.html
by THunt
Thu, May 14, 2020, 6:03 am
Forum: Books and Periodicals
Topic: Informer issue planned for October 2020
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Views: 1393

Informer issue planned for October 2020

The next issue of Informer: The History of American Crime and Law Enforcement is scheduled for an October 2020 release. The articles deadline is August 21, 2020. Please let us know in advance (informerjournal@gmail.com) if you are working on something for the issue. The advertising deadline is Septe...
by THunt
Thu, May 14, 2020, 5:59 am
Forum: 1970-1986: Modern thru Commission Trial
Topic: Sinatra and the Mob
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Views: 2063

Sinatra and the Mob

On this date in 1975, Entertainer Frank Sinatra won a libel suit against U.K. broadcaster BBC, which aired a program linking Sinatra to the Mafia. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/10/Sinatra-Mob.jpg https://www.instagram.com/p/CAKW3wrhMPH/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet The "24...
by THunt
Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 5:42 am
Forum: 1900-1920: Black Hand Era
Topic: Mafia-Camorra conflict in 1901 Chicago?
Replies: 0
Views: 1910

Mafia-Camorra conflict in 1901 Chicago?

What may have been an early Mafia-Camorra conflict in Chicago resulted in the February 21, 1901, murder of Salvatore DiGiovanni. According to the press, DiGiovanni was a native of Naples, had been a resident of Chicago for a decade and was regarded as a leader in local politics. He was reportedly lu...
by THunt
Tue, Feb 4, 2020, 5:48 am
Forum: 1930-1931: Castellammarese War
Topic: Murder of 'Joe Baker' Catania - Feb 3, 1931
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Views: 2139

Murder of 'Joe Baker' Catania - Feb 3, 1931

The autobiography of Mafia informant Joseph Valachi sheds light on numerous events in underworld history, particularly those relating to the Castellammarese War of 1930-31. Valachi had an active role in and wrote a detailed account of the February 3, 1931, Bronx murder of Joseph "Joe the Baker" Cata...
by THunt
Wed, Jan 29, 2020, 6:09 am
Forum: 1957-1963: Post-Apalachin
Topic: Gallo-Profaci War expands - 29 Jan 1962
Replies: 0
Views: 1369

Gallo-Profaci War expands - 29 Jan 1962

On this date (Jan. 29) in 1962: https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZyxPewL56j4/XFCSZbJVDqI/AAAAAAAAKqg/yfcLZaRjCdMMJkEKQeq2vRVowi3REUydgCLcBGAs/s1600/nydn.png Gallo-Profaci War violence erupted in Queens with an attack on the Albergo brothers. Read about it in this Writers of Wrongs post: "Mob mayhem on a M...