Francis John Schweihs (February 7, 1932 – July 23, 2008), aka “Frank the German“, was an American gangster, who worked for The Outfit, the organized crime family of Chicago. At the time of his death, federal prosecutors planned to indict him for numerous crimes, including murder. It is believed he had participated in, or had knowledge of, many murders going back decades, including brothers Anthony “Tony the Ant” Spilotro and Michael SpilotroAllen Dorfman of the Teamsters Union, a disgraced Chicago cop, Outfit associate and informant Dick Cain, Outfit boss Salvatore “Sam,” “Mooney” Giancanaloanshark Sam “Mad Sam” DeStefano, Outfit hitman Charles “Chuckie” Nicoletti and others.

Schweihs had been convicted of extortion in 1989 and was sentenced to 13-years-and-one-month in prison and was ordered to pay $42,900 in fines and restitution.