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Big Mike Spano Free At Last In Chicago, Says He’s Hanging Up His Mob Spurs

One-time Chicago mob heavyweight Michael (Big Mike) Spano is a free man. The 74-year old Spano, the former captain of the Outfit’s powerful Cicero crew, was released from a Windy City halfway house earlier this week, returning home to his west-suburban digs after over 12 years in federal prison. Big Mike was convicted in 2002
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Midwest Mafia Bulletin: Chicago & Detroit

Top-ranking Chicago mob associate Michael (Mickey D) Davis is clearing his schedule, possibly for the next few decades. The 58-year old Davis, at times over the years a driver and bodyguard for Outfit heavyweights such as Salvatore (Solly D) DeLaurentis and Peter (Greedy Petey) DiFronzo, was found guilty last week in federal court of extortion,
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Chicago Wiseguy Albie Vena Made A Splash Into Mob Affairs In 1973

Reputed Chicago Outfit captain Albert (Albie the Falcon) Vena took his first major arrest in the underworld for a vicious home invasion, assault, extortion and kidnapping as a 24-year old young-pup racketeer in the early 1970s eager to cement his now-firmly entrenched reputation for violence and ferocity. Vena, dubbed by some in the lllinois media and others on the street
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Panozzo Staying True To Code Of The Street, Chicago Mafioso Refuses To Fold

Chicago mobster Robert (Bobby Pinocchio) Panozzo won’t buckle – he’s a wiseguy to the bone they say. Per sources in Illinois law enforcement, the FBI is applying pressure to Panozzo, currently incarcerated awaiting trial on robbery, drug dealing, attempted murder and racketeering charges, hoping that the threat of a possible future homicide indictment might convince him
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