Family Secrets

Family Secrets

The Case That Crippled the Chicago Mob

eBook - 2009
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Painting a vivid picture of the scenes both inside and outside the courtroom and re-creating events from court transcripts, police records, interviews, and notes taken day after day as the story unfolded in court in 2007, this narrative accurately portrays cold-blooded and sometimes incompetent killers and their crimes. In 1998, Frank Calabrese Jr. offered to wear a wire to help the FBI build a case against his father, Frank Sr., and his uncle Nick. A top Mob boss, a reputed consigliore, and other high profile members of the Chicago Outfit were eventually accused in 18 gangland killing, revealing organized crime's ruthless grip on the city throughout the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. After a series of other defendants pled guilty, those left to face off in court alongside Frank Sr. were James Little Jimmy Marcello, the acting head of the Chicago mob; Joey the Clown Lombardo, one of Chicago's most colorful mobsters; and Paul the Indian Schiro. A former Chicago police officer who worked in evidence, Anthony "Twan" Doyle, rounded out the list. The riveting testimony and wide-angle view provide one of the best accounts on record of the inner workings of the Chicago syndicate and its control over the city's streets.
Publisher: [United States] :, Chicago Review Press :, 2009.
ISBN: 9781569762462
1569762465
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Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Mar 24, 2015

Family Secrets reads like a crime novel, but it is actually the true tale of perhaps the most significant trial against the Chicago Mob, which is known as the Outfit. Three long-time mob leaders and killers would eventually be found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. A bonus at the end of the book supplies Nick Calebrese’s info of who were the most likely killers of Richard Cain, Sam Giancana, Allen Dorfman and the mobsters who failed to execute Ken Eto in 1983 (defective bullets failed to penetrate Eto’s skull near Grand and Harlem).

nutty7688 May 02, 2011

An interesting account of the Chicago Outfit and the case that possibily dimantled the crew forever.

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