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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.
August 1958 Teamsters Union Business Agent Is Burning Torch Victim?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Frank Kierdorf's "human torch" ordeal made headlines throughout the United States in August 1958. A business agent for the Teamsters Union in Flint, Michigan, he arrived helpless near the entrance of St. Joseph's Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan. His traumatic story also involved his uncle, ex-con Herman Kierdorf. Released after questioning, Herman later fled from Oakland County authorities.
Anthony "Tony Ducks" Corallo Lucchese Family Boss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
The December 1966 bribery scandal involving Tony Ducks Corallo and the New York City Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity was a multifaceted kickback scheme. The fiasco proved an immense embarrassment to NYC Mayor John Lindsey. The crime began when Water Commissioner James Marcus borrowed $10,000 from Corallo. The loan contract stipulated that the loan be repaid in the amount of $40K.
Anthony and Vito Giacalone Detroit Mobster Brothers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Anthony Giacalone may have been part of the reason that the Detroit Tigers lost a close pennant race to the Boston Red Sox in 1967. Sports Illustrated reported that Tigers' star pitcher Denny McLain's toes were dislocated in a bizarre incident near season's end. An organist and bookie in a Flint, Michigan steak house, Denny paid out funds to a disgruntled bettor who'd lost money in a horse race.
Frank Cammarata Youngstown, Ohio and Detroit Mobster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Frank Cammarata was an instrumental figure as a Mafia enforcer and a mob connection to the lucrative record and jukebox industry. Summoned before the U.S. Senate Racketeering Committee in 1958, Cammarata took the 5th Amendment rather than incriminate himself. A shady figure among gangsters he moved throughout the U.S. freely until immigration officials discovered his illegal reentry to America.
Philip Buono Genovese Family Hit Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Raymond Donovan was nominated to become Ronald Reagan's Secretary of Labor. The former Schiavone, Queens executive had associated with mob figures such as William Masselli. A night before government witness Nat Masselli was scheduled to give testimony about Donovan's past criminal associations, the contractor was killed. One of those responsible for the gangland slaying was Masselli's godfather.
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.
William Bufalino Detroit Teamster and Jimmy Hoffa's Lawyer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
William Bufalino came head to head with Senate Rackets Committee Chief Counsel Robert Kennedy in 1959. Kennedy and committee chairman John McClellan were convinced of Bufalino's ties to organized crime. Bufalino denied this as a witness and sued Kennedy following the conclusion of the Senate proceedings. Bufalino later defended Alan Markowitz, a topless dance club owner, before retiring in 1982.
Harold Gibbons Teamsters Union Vice President St. Louis, Missouri
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Originally from Pennsylvania Harold Gibbons was of Irish descent. His rise as a labor leader was accompanied by many who disagreed with his methods. Among his opponents were union rivals and St. Louis law enforcement detectives. Some of these men testified before the United States Racket Committee in 1958. It is noteworthy that strikes called by Gibbons were accompanied by arson and violence.
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.