The Men Behind Chicago Mob Wives: Vincent Rizza
Copyright 2012 by Kiesha Joseph
Vincent Rizza Bibliography
Vincent Rizza is was a long-serving Chicago police officer well known for his controversial activities as a member of “The Outfit”, a Chicago division of La Cosa Nostra. Today, he's famous for becoming a “rat”, a government witness in the trial of his fellow mobsters. Vincent was born in 1950 and is known to have resided in Brooklyn, New York for the large part of his life. Later, he became a dirty cop in Chicago before the US government took him to a secluded location under the Federal Witness Protection Program. Rizza’s current residence is not documented, but rumor has it that he's been seen around Brooklyn, NY.
Little history is known of Rizza’s immediate family as well as his early part of his life. But, he does have a daughter named Pia Rizza and a grand-daughter. Pia is one of the cast members of the new VH1 reality show “Mob Wives: Chicago”, a spinoff of the original “Mob Wives.” In short, you can describe Vincent as a man who knew too much about The Outfit and was willing to tell it all to save himself. Since he wasn't a La Cosa Nostra made man, he simply didn't care about the code of honor known as omerta.