Category: Chicago

Family Secrets Slaying May Have Been Connected To Heated Tensions Between Chicago Mob Boss ‘Solly D’& Old School ‘Black Joe’

According to informants for law enforcement in Illinois, the 1981 car-bombing murder of Chicago mob associate and fledgling trucking magnate Michael Cagnoni could have been linked to a fight for control of mafia affairs in the Windy City suburbs involving reputed current Outfit boss Salvatore (Solly D) DeLaurentis. Informants for multiple agencies have opined that
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Operation Family Secrets: Chicago Mob Under Siege By Feds, Infighting In 2000s, Epic Trial Celebrates 10-Yr. Anniversary

The historic Family Secrets trial began 10 years ago this week in Chicago, finally bringing to justice Midwest mobsters responsible for an alleged 18 combined gangland murders. Among the murders solved as a result of the near decade-long investigation and subsequent high-profile, emotionally-charged courtroom drama was the famous double-homicide of Tony (The Ant) Spilotro, the
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The Farmhouse Murders: Case Of Milwaukee Outlaws MC Members Killing Married Couple In Illinois Cracked 20 Years Ago

The disturbingly-senseless double-murder of Morris and Ruth Gauger, an elderly married couple in Illinois, was finally officially solved 20 years ago this week with the arrests of Wisconsin Outlaws Motorcycle Club members Randall (The Madman) Miller and James (Preacher) Schneider as part of a gargantuan legal assault unleashed against the infamous biker gang by the
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FBI Records Raise Veil On Chicago Mob Figure ‘Pudgy’ Matassa As Outfit Labor Union Expert Feels Heat Again In Fraud Probe

The Gangster Report has obtained an FBI document and attached Chicago Crime Commission memo from 1999 pertaining to the underworld affairs of Chicago mobster John (Pudgy) Matassa, Jr., which cites several confidential informants and sheds light on Matassa’s activities and history in the Outfit. The CCC memo, dispatched to federal and state law enforcement agencies
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