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Johnny Silk Stockings Guistra Brooklyn Longshoreman and Laundry Racketeer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Johnny Silk Stockings Guistra's attempt to muscle in on the laundry racket led to his arrest for extortion and cost him his life. Guistra branched into the laundry racket months before he was murdered in an East Side tenement. With two accomplices Johnny wanted laundry owners to pay union dues of $5 for each employee on their payroll. Guistra's slaying was one of 4 in New York within a few days.
The Mafia, the Teamsters Union and the Garbage Industry
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Vincent and Nunzio Squillante controlled the metropolitan New York garbage collection industry for the Gambino crime family. Both men were godsons of Albert Anastasia the renowned Mafia enforcer. My e-book looks at the Squillantes' testimony before the Senate Rackets Committee in 1957, their crimes and how they were able to manipulate the system to dominate the NYC sanitation racket.
Vincent the Chin Gigante
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor
Vincent Gigante was the Boss of the Genovese family, a man who was feared by members of New York crime families. The Gigantes weren't reliant on the drug trade. They milked unions for money and did a lucrative business in window replacement throughout the NYC metropolitan area. This earned over $191 million for mob companies over some years time. Gigante may have tried to kill Frank Costello.
Charlie The Jew Yanowsky Political Corruption, Mob and Union Activities in New Jersey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor
Charlie the Jew Yanowsky influenced organized crime, unionization and politics in New Jersey from the 1930s until 1948. Yanowsky was a career criminal who ran from federal agents, for a time, on buses, before they caught up to him. His specialty was hijacking and providing weapons to gang members to carry out robberies and hits on rivals. His undoing came in Clinton, NJ via an ice pick in 1948.
Frank Matula Los Angeles Teamsters Official Jimmy Hoffa Associate
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Los Angeles Teamster Frank Matula was one of many unsavory associates of International Brotherhood of Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa. During the U.S. Senate Rackets Committee hearings in 1957 details of Hoffa's corrupt friends and colleagues came to light. Among the most prominent was a relationship with garment industry hoodlum John "Johnny Dio" Dioguardi. Hoffa and Dio organized paper unions.

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