The Mob and Friends
The Mob & Friends
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The Mobsters . . . <
Joey “Doves” Aiuppa, (Deceased)
Joseph “The Builder” Andriacci
Michael “Dumdum!” Biancofiore, (Deceased)
Paul “Big Pauly” Castellano (Murdered, Dec. 16, 1985)
Jackie “The Lackie” Cerone, (Deceased)
Michael Corbitt, Willow Springs Police Chief
How He Became a Mobster — LIUNA Testimony, August 1997
John Fecarotta (Murdered, Sept. 14, 1986)
Murder info, profile
Joseph “Oscar” Ferriola, (Deceased, March 11, 1989)
Links to Mob attorney Ed Vrdolyak
Ferriola’s Suburban Gambling Operation:
The Good Ship Lollipop: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Carlo Gambino (Deceased)
Sam “Momo” Giancana, (Murdered, June 1975)
Involvement in the JFK Murder
The Greylord Case In Review
Jimmy Hoffa Jr. Versus Ron Carey
Carey Cracks Down on Mob — 1994
Carey Defeats Hoffa — 1996/97
Carey Victory Analyzed — 1997
Larry Hoover, Gangster Disciples (jailed)
More Disciples Convicted, July 1997
New Convictions Returned May, 1997
Hoover’s Pyrimid Empire
His Gang Operations in Cook County
Ernest “Rocco” Infelise
Post Trial Transcript
Profile & Notes
Post Trial Transcript with Lou Marino
His Suburban Gambling Operation — Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Joey “Lumpy” Lombardo (“the Clown)
Post Trial Transcript
Al Pilotto (Deceased)
Lefty “Potzo” Rosenthal
Terry Salem (Las Vegas)
Frank “The German” Schweihs
Hit Stopped by John J. Flood
Post Trial Transcript
Anthony “The Ant” Spilotro, (Deceased, June 1986)
Roemer’s Book on Spilotro: Review
The Mob Pals,
Pols & hangouts. . . Back<
Las Vegas Casinos & Mob Past
Short profiles of some casinos
Edward T. Hanley,
Hotel and Restaurant Employees Union President
Profile of Mob Connections
Laborers’ Union Stories — On the Labor Relations Web Page
Vincent M. Iaccino III
Infelise Associate John LaGiglio
Involvement with Cicero Insurance
Mobster Paul Spano’s brother Mike Spano
Involvement with Cicero
Allen “The Genius” Glick
Lexicon of the Mob . . . Back<
Mobsters have a lexicon of their own, a code and also a style of speaking. The significance of this lexicon can be serious, though, as is displayed in this angry outburst by now jailed mobster Solly DeLaurentis in a telephone conversation with gambler-turned- government informer William “B.J.” Jahoda:
“Don’t refer to me as the boss or f—ing you’re in
charge, you’re the chief. Don’t tell me that!”
DeLaurentis did not want Jahoda referring to him as a “boss” on a unsecured telephone line that could be — and was — tapped by the FBI.
The Arm … the Oufit
Away … to be in jail.
Beef … to tattle tale, squeal, rat on someone.
Beefer … Someone who beefs. See Beefers Web Page.
Black Robe … description of a judge or magistrate.
Boss … designation given to the head of a neighborhood crew.
Caporegime …lieutenant in a New York mob family. Usually not used
in reference to a Chicago hood.
Dime … one thousand dollars.
G … the government in every form (FBI, Justice Dept. etc.)
Good People … a term used by the mob or corrupt cops to indicate that
an individual was someone they could wheel and deal with. In Chicago mostly.
Gumod … girlfriend of a mobster.
Juice … interest on a loan from a usurer.
Made Guy … Someone who is officially a member of the Outfit or Mob.
Muscle … the enforcer, or enforcers who use violence.
Nickel … $500 in mob parlance.
Officer Friendly … supposedly a police officer who tipped the Ferriola
Street Crew off on police raids. Said to be fabricated, by some
but allegedly a police officer in Mundelein.
Outfit … the name of Chicago’s mob organization.
Potzo … Italian for Crazy.
Spot … another term for “boss.”
Street Crew … group of underlings who take orders from a Boss.
Usually, but not always involved in organized criminal activity.
Street tax … fee paid to the Outfit by an independent gambler.
Trunk Music … to be murdered and put in a trunk.
Where the corpse usually ends up. The “music” is the sound
of the flesh rotting in the trunk, according to Rocco Infelise who described it
to FBI mole William B.J. Jahoda, who was wired.
Turban … crack someone’s head open, as in “Give him a turban.”
As opposed to whacking someone.
Vig … (vigorish) the interest on a loan.
Whack … to kill someone.
“Whiskers” … alleged mob mole who infiltrated the FBI. Said to have been
a fake offered by Rocco Infelise to keep his crew in line.
Wise Guyz … a member of a crew who is not a Made Guy.