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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…

26 Strange And Interesting Facts About Enoch Johnson

Enoch Lewis “Nucky” Johnson was an Atlantic City, New Jersey political boss, Sheriff of Atlantic County, New Jersey, businessman and racketeer. He was the undisputed “boss” of the political machine that controlled Atlantic City and the Atlantic County government from the 1910’s until his conviction and imprisonment in 1941. Take a look below for 26…

30 Interesting And Scary Facts About John Gotti

John Joseph Gotti Jr. was an Italian-American gangster who became boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City. Gotti and his brothers grew up in poverty and turned to a life of crime at an early age. Take a look below for 30 more interesting and scary facts about John Gotti. 1. Gotti…

28 Strange And Scary Facts About Sam Giancana

Salvatore “Sam” Giancana was a Sicilian American mobster, notable as the boss of the criminal Chicago Outfit from 1957 to 1966. His nicknames were “Mooney,” “Momo” and “Sam the Cigar.” Take a look below for 28 more strange and scary facts about Sam Giancana. 1. Giancana was born Salvatore Giangana, in The Patch on Chicago’s…

25 Bizarre And Interesting Facts About Vincenzo Colosimo

Vincenzo Colosimo, known as James “Big Jim” Colosimo or as “Diamond Jim”, was an Italian-American Mafia crime boss who emigrated from Calabria, Italy, in 1895, and built a criminal empire in Chicago based on prostitution, gambling and racketeering. Take a look below for 25 more bizarre and interesting facts about Vincenzo Colosimo. 1. He gained…