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Four Unsolved Mafia Hits 1959 Chicago, Boston, Tampa and Kansas City
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Bennie Lazarra was a genial wholesale grocer in Tampa, Florida. Shortly after midnight he arrived home with his wife, who was a sister of a prominent Florida judge. Just as she was opening her car door Lazzara's wife watched as her husband was gunned down by an assassin who waited in ambush. Friends and relatives of Lazzara pooled their money in order to solve his murder. He had no known enemies.
Americo "Pete" DePietto Chicago Mafia Heroin Dealer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Americo "Pete" DePietto was a central figure in a Chicago drug sting that was carried out in late October 1963. A Lombard, Illinois resident DePietto served as narcotics point man for Chicago's Outfit crime syndicate. He had 5 accomplices, one of whom remained free on bond for another crime. My ebook focuses on DePietto's varied criminal life. He later served an extended stint in Fort Leavenworth.
Joey Glimco Chicago Teamster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
The 1957 and 1958 McClellan labor racketeering trials were covered worldwide in newspapers and on television. Union boss Joey Glimco took the 5th Amendment to avoid incriminating himself on 70 separate occasions. Former Local 777 President Dominic Abata told U.S. Senate investigators that Glimco had thrown him out of the Teamsters affiliate. Abata later defeated Glimco as a rebel candidate.
Murray the Camel Humphreys Al Capone Associate
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Murray Humphreys was born to an affluent Welsh family on Chicago's North Side. Some biographers believe he left school after the third grade while others have written that he completed high school. Suave and debonair he possessed qualities that mobsters like Al Capone found invaluable to their organizations. Humphreys organized laundry unions and then expanded to unionize milk truckers and others.
The Murder of Gangster Roger the Terrible Touhy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Roger Touhy died in a hail of shotgun blasts near his sister's home in Chicago. Only recently paroled from Stateville Prison, where he was serving a 99-year-sentence for kidnapping, the hoodlum died in the company of his bodyguard. Touhy was one of a number of Irish brothers whose family immigrated to the United States. Three of them died in shootouts before the end of the 1920s.
The Kidnapping of Little Billy Ranieri Chicago, Illinois September 6, 1928
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Billy Ranieri's early fall 1928 kidnapping brought anxiety to Chicago's Little Italy. The 10-year-old's abduction was one of many crimes the Mafia perpetrated in the Italian section. By December the kidnapping trial had began. The day before the trial began "Ole Scully", little Billy's godfather, was slain by thugs who followed him into a restaurant. It was the beginning of a wave of violence.
Triple Murder In The Blue Hour Saloon Al Capone and Union Racketeering
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor
Daniel A. Serritella was Al Capone's dupe. He acted as a gofer between Scarface and Chicago's Mayor William Hale "Big Bill" Thompson. Serritella rose from committeeman to Illinois State Senator from Chicago. He was also linked to the three Capone men who died violently at the Blue Hour Saloon in April 1930. Capone dominated Chicago's liquor trade, various businesses and instrumental labor unions.
Charles 'Cherry Nose' Gioe
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 3,410. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
My e-book looks at the career of Charles Cherry Nose Gioe from the 1930s until his assassination in Chicago in October 1954. Gioe was a lieutenant in the Al Capone Chicago crime syndicate. Aside from Tough Tony Accardo and Paul the Waiter Ricca he ranked above other gangsters in the Windy City. A furor began when Gioe and his cohorts were paroled in 1947 after serving only 1/3 of their sentences.
Racekteering and the Fake Labor Union Extortion Ring
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Fake labor union pickets were employed by a coalition of former union members,, an attorney and a private detective. The company the group targeted was a Manhattan photo studio. My book looks at this attempt to defraud a business devised by a former member of the AFL boxcutters union. I also consider extortion by labor unions in general and how it it is especially costly to American business.
Hymie Loudmouth Levine Capone, Chicago, Gambling and Bootlegging
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Hymie Levine was an integral part of the Al Capone mob which controlled beer, liquor and gambling during the Prohibition era in Chicago. He collected money from speakeasies and gambling dens while paying off corrupt policemen. My ebook is a chronology of information about Hymie Levine and his Mafia associates. I have written the text from newspapers, ancestral records and previous books on Capone.