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26 Interesting And Bizarre Facts About Joe Valachi

Joseph Michael “Joe Cargo” Valachi was an American gangster who is notable as the first member of the Italian-American Mafia to acknowledge its existence publicly. He is credited with popularization of the term “cosa nostra.” Take a look below for 25 more interesting and bizarre facts about Joe Valachi. 1. In 1963, Valachi testified before…

28 Strange And Bizarre Facts About Roger Touhy

Roger Touhy was an Irish-American mob boss and Prohibition-era bootlegger from Chicago, Illinois. He is best remembered for having been framed for the 1933 faked kidnapping of gangster John “Jake the Barber” Factor, a brother of cosmetics manufacturer Max Factor Sr. Take a look below for 28 more strange and bizarre facts about Roger Touhy….

32 Strange And Interesting Facts About Johnny Torrio

Johnny Donato Torrio was an Italian-born American mobster who helped to build a criminal organization, the Chicago Outfit, in the 1920s; it was later inherited by his protege, Al Capone. He also put forth the idea of the National Crime Syndicate in the 1930s and later became an unofficial adviser to the Genovese crime family….

31 Scary And Bizarre Facts About Bugsy Siegel

Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was an American mobster. Siegel was known as one of the most, “infamous and feared gangsters of his day.” Described as handsome and charismatic, he became one of the first front-page celebrity gangsters. Take a look below for 31 more scary and bizarre facts about Bugsy Siegel. 1. He was a driving…

25 Interesting And Weird Facts About Abe Reles

Abraham “Kid Twist” Reles was a New York mobster who was widely considered the most feared hit man for Murder, Inc., the enforcement contractor for the National Crime Syndicate. Take a look below for 25 more interesting and weird facts about Abe Reles. 1. Reles later turned government witness and sent several members of Murder,…

28 Strange And Bizarre Facts About Joe Profaci

Giuseppe “Joe” Profaci was a New York City La Cosa Nostra boss who was the founder of what is today known as the Colombo crime family. Established in 1928, this was the last of the Five Families to be organized. He was the family’s boss for over three decades. Take a look below for 28…

27 Interesting And Scary Facts About Dean O’Banion

Charles Dean O’Banion was an American mobster who was the main rival of Johnny Torrio and Al Capone during the brutal Chicago bootlegging wars of the 1920s. The newspapers of his day made him better known as Dion O’Banion, although he never went by that first name. Take a look below for 27 more interesting…

26 Interesting And Bizarre Facts About Frank Nitti

Francesco Raffaele Nitto, commonly known as Frank Nitti, and nicknamed “The Enforcer,” was an Italian-American gangster. One of Al Capone‘s top henchmen, Nitti was in charge of all money flowing through the operation. Nitti later succeeded Capone as boss of the Chicago Outfit. 1. Nitti came to the United States from Salerno, Italy, in 1893,…

28 Interesting And Bizarre Facts About Joe Masseria

Giuseppe “Joe the Boss” Masseria was an early Mafia boss in New York City. He was the boss of what is now called the Genovese crime family, one of the New York City Mafia’s Five Families, from 1922 to 1931. Take a look below for 28 more interesting and bizarre facts about Joe Masseria. 1….

30 Interesting And Bizarre Facts About Meyer Lansky

Meyer Lansky, known as the “Mob’s Accountant,” was an American major organized crime figure who, along with his associate Charles “Lucky” Luciano, was instrumental in the development of the National Crime Syndicate in the United States. Take a look below for 30 more interesting and bizarre facts about Meyer Lansky. 1. Associated with the Jewish…

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