Category: Chicago

Chicago G-Man Pete Wacks, Agent Responsible For Removing Mob From Las Vegas, Passes Away

January 28, 2020 — Retired FBI agent and famed Midwest mob buster Pete Wacks died of natural causes last week at 79. Born and raised in New York City, Wacks worked the Chicago mob for 30 years, joining the office in 1966 fresh out of Syracuse Law School. He finally hung up his spurs as
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The Mob & The Beverly Hills Friars Club: Johnny Roselli Caught Cheating Hollywood In ’60s Card-Game Scam

January 25, 2020 – The mob-infused Beverly Hills Friars Club fixed card-game scandal rocked the L.A. entertainment scene as well as certain major sectors of the Midwest mob when it broke in the late 1960s. Storied mafia figure John (Handsome Johnny) Roselli and Las Vegas mob front man Maurice (Fat Maury) Friedman were busted in
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The Korner Sandwich Shop Murders: Fallout From Sammy Marcello’s ’73 Slaying In Chicago Was Swift

December 20, 2019 — The aftermath of the unsanctioned murders of Chicago mafia figure Sam (Sammy Eyes) Marcello and his bodyguard Joseph (Big Joe) Grisafe sent blood-soaked ripples through a crew of mob misfits who thought they could bump off a respected member of the Outfit’s Cicero regime and get away with it. They badly
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Windy City Wiseguy Played Fast & Loose With Social Security Paperwork, Per New Indictment

December 18, 2019 — Chicago mobster Michael (Big Mickey) Marcello was indicted in federal court this week for stealing $45,000 of Social Security money. The 68-year old Marcello was convicted in the landmark Family Secrets case back in the 2000s and did a half-dozen years in prison for racketeering. His older brother is former Outfit
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