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Chicago Outfit
In Flag of the United States Chicago, Illinois, USA
Years active Early 1900s – present
Territory Chicago area, NW Indiana, Milwaukee to the west coast
Ethnicity Mostly Italian, Italian-American and others.
Membership 50 - 60 made members and 1000 - 1200 associates approx
Criminal activities Racketeering, conspiracy, loansharking, money laundering, murder, gambling, extortion, Bookmaking and prostitution.
Allies Five Families
Rivals North Side Mob in early years and every other criminal entity that it disagrees.

The Chicago Outfit, shortened to "the Outfit" is a crime syndicate, based in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Dating back to the 1910s, it is part of the United States phenomenon known as the Mafia. However, the Chicago Outfit is distinct from its cousins, the "Five Families" of New York City, though all Italian-American crime families are ruled by The Commission. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... This article is about Milwaukee in Wisconsin. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Languages Italian, Sicilian, Neapolitan, Corsican, Sardinian, Emiliano-Romagnolo, Ligurian, Lombard, Piedmontese, Venetian, Ladin, Friulian Religions predominantly Roman Catholic      The Italians are a Southern European ethnic group found primarily in Italy and in a wide-ranging diaspora throughout Western Europe, the Americas and Australia. ... An Italian American is an American of Italian descent and/or dual citizenship. ... Organized crime is crime carried out systematically by formal criminal organizations. ... In the criminal law, a conspiracy is an agreement between natural persons to break the law at some time in the future, and, in some cases, with at least one overt act in furtherance of that agreement. ... Usury (from the Latin usus meaning used) was defined originally as charging a fee for the use of money. ... Money laundering is the practice of engaging in financial transactions in order to conceal the identity, source and destination of the money in question. ... Gamble redirects here. ... Extortion is a criminal offense, which occurs when a person either obtains money, property or services from another through coercion or intimidation or threatens one with physical harm unless they are paid money or property. ... A bookmaker, or a bookie, is an organisation or a person that takes bets and may pay winnings depending upon results and, depending on the nature of the bet, the United States, with Singapore and Canada, the only legal bookmaker is state_owned and operated. ... Whore redirects here. ... The Five Families are the major crime families of the Italian-American Mafia based in New York City which have dominated traditional organized crime in New York. ... The North Side Gang, also known as the North Side Mob, was the dominant Irish-American criminal organization (although a large number of Polish and German-Americans were members as well) within Chicago during the Prohibition from the early to late 1920s and principal rival of the Johnny Torrio-Al... The Crime Syndicate of America, also known as CSA and Crime Syndicate of Amerika, is a fictional team of supervillains from one of DC Comics parallel universes, and are the evil counterparts of the Justice League of America. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... This article is about the criminal society. ... The Five Families are the major crime families of the Italian-American Mafia based in New York City which have dominated traditional organized crime in New York. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Commission is alleged to be the governing body of the mafia in the United States. ...


The Outfit is the only criminal organization that has a monopoly on traditional organized crime in the city of Chicago, whereas the Five Families compete with each other for control of racketeering activities in New York. The Outfit's control reportedly reaches throughout the western United States to places as far away as Los Angeles, California and parts of Florida. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Organized crime. ... Organized crime or criminal organizations are groups or operations run by criminals, most commonly for the purpose of generating a monetary profit. ... Organized crime is crime carried out systematically by formal criminal organizations. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ...


The Outfit has had other ethnic groups in its upper echelons since its earliest days. A prime example of this was that an unlikely Jake "Greasy Thumb" Guzik was the top "bagman" and "accountant" of the Chicago Mob for decades until his death. Yet, he was Jewish and either Polish or Russian depending on the source. To this day, The Outfit bears the influence of its best-known leader, Alphonse ("Big Al," "Scarface") Capone; in fact, for decades after Capone had left the scene, The Outfit was known as "the Capone Gang" or "the Capones" to outsiders. The Outfit's Membership at a moderate estimate is between 50 - 60 Made Members, with its membership being a core group in comparison to the other Five Families of New York. They have a large number of associates which make up the majority of their force[citation needed]. Jake Greasy Thumb Guzik (May 20, 1886-February 21, 1956) was the financial and legal advisor, and later political “fixer”, for the Chicago Outfit. ... “Capone” redirects here. ...

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Brief info

Since its founding Chicago Outfit has been operating in order keep and/or expand its status throughout the Chicago area and others. During the Prohibition era, its leader at that time Al Capone competed with another gangster name George "Bugs" Moran for the bootlegging business and as well as other rivalries. Because of this there appears to be a business and personal rivalry between the Northside (North Side Mob) and Southside Chicago gangs of which Al Capone was the southern and George Moran was the northern. To complicate matters, there also appears to be cultural differences between the two sides since the southsider was more Irish-American and the southsider was more Italian-American. This conflict lead to numerous murders and crimes such as the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and numerous drive-by shootings resulting in the death of George Moran's associates and others on both sides. The Thompson machine gun played significant role in these shooting after it was produced. In the early 1940s, a handful of top Outfit leaders went to prison because they were found to be extorting Hollywood by controlling the unions that comprise Hollywood's movie industry. There were also allegations that The Outfit was involved in strong-arm tactics and voter fraud at polling places, under Salvatore Giancana in the 1960 presidential election. The Outfit controlled casinos in Las Vegas and "skimmed" millions of dollars over the course of several decades. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... This article is about the prohibition of alcoholic beverages; separate articles on the prohibition of drugs in general and writs of prohibition are also available. ... “Capone” redirects here. ... The name George Moran may refer to two different individuals: Bugs Moran was a gangster whose real name was George Moran. ... Irish Americans (Irish: Gael-Mheiriceánach) are citizens of the United States who can claim ancestry originating in the west European island of Ireland. ... An Italian American is an American of Italian descent and/or dual citizenship. ... Picture of The St. ... A drive-by shooting (or drive-by for short) is a personal attack carried out by someone from a moving or momentarily stopped vehicle. ... A lance corporal of the East Surrey Regiment, British Army equipped with a Thompson M1928 submachine gun (drum magazine), 25 November 1940 The Thompson was a family of American submachine guns that became infamous during the Prohibition era. ... American cinema has had a profound effect on cinema across the world since the early 20th century. ... An allegation is a statement of a fact by a party in a pleading, which he or she claims they will prove. ... A very common image in many schools around the world. ... Electoral fraud is the deliberate interference with the process of an election. ... A polling station situated inside a suburban library in the north of Cambridge during the United Kingdom general election, 2005. ... Sam Momo Giancana ((born Salvatore Giangana) June 15, 1908 — June 19, 1975) was a famous Italian-American mobster and boss of the Chicago Outfit from 1956-66. ... The 1960 Presidential Election in the United States was a very close contest in which Democrat John F. Kennedy defeated Republican Richard M. Nixon. ... This article is about casinos for gaming. ... Up until about the 1980s, it was reported that organized crime had invested in various casinos in Las Vegas, and were collecting money from them, in an illegal fashion, by having a representative of theirs go into the casino and take a portion of the money that the casino had...


For many decades it's been alleged that The Outfit has claimed all territory west of the Mississippi River[citation needed]. For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ...


History of the Chicago Outfit

Pre-Prohibition

The early years of organized crime in Chicago in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was marked by the division of various street gangs controlling the South Side and North Side as well as the Black Hand organizations of Little Italy. Organized crime or criminal organizations are groups or operations run by criminals, most commonly for the purpose of generating a monetary profit. ... A gang is a group of individuals who share a common identity and, in current usage, engage in illegal activities. ... Black Hand was a type of extortion racket. ... Exterior view (in 1909) of the storefront office of P. Schiavone & Son, bankers and steamship agents, located at 925 South Halsted Street. ...


Giacomo ("James," "Big Jim") Colosimo centralized control in the early 20th century. Colosimo was born in Calabria, Italy, in 1877, emigrating to Chicago in 1895, where he established himself as a criminal. By 1909 he was successful enough that he was encroaching on the criminal activity of the Black Hand organization. James Big Jim Colosimo (1877[1] – May 11, 1920) (born Giacomo Colosimo) immigrated to Chicago, Illinois, from Cosenza, Calabria, Italy, in 1895. ... For other uses, see Calabria (disambiguation). ... for other uses please see Crime (disambiguation) A crime is an act that violates a political or moral law. ... for other uses please see Crime (disambiguation) A crime is an act that violates a political or moral law. ...


His expanding organization required the procurement of extra muscle. This came in the form of Colosimo's nephew Giovanni ("John" "Johnny The Fox") Torrio from New York. In 1919, Torrio brought in Al Capone, thus providing Capone's entrance to Chicago. In time, Colosimo and Torrio had a falling out over Torrio's insistence that they expand into rum-running, which Colosimo staunchly opposed. In 1920, Torrio arranged for Frankie Yale to kill Colosimo, ending the argument. John Papa Johnny Torrio, a. ... Rum-running is the business of smuggling or transporting of alcoholic beverages illegally, usually to circumvent taxation or prohibition. ... Francesco Ioele (1893 - July 1, 1928), better known as Frankie Uale or the alias of Yale, was a Brooklyn gangster and original employer of Al Capone, before the latter moved to Chicago to start his own gang. ... Look up kill, killing in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Torrio brought together the different parts of Chicago criminal activity, with a lasting effect on Chicago in general, and Chicago crime in particular.


Torrio-Capone and the birth of the Chicago Outfit

Severely injured in an assassination attempt by the North Side Mob in January 1925, the shaken Torrio returned to Italy and handed over control of the business to Capone. Capone was notorious during Prohibition for his control of the Chicago underworld and his bitter rivalries with gangsters such as George "Bugs" Moran and Earl "Hymie" Weiss. Raking in vast amounts of money (some estimates were that between 1925 and 1930 Capone was making $100 million a year), the Chicago kingpin was largely immune to prosecution due to witness intimidation and the bribing of city officials. The North Side Gang, also known as the North Side Mob, was the dominant Irish-American criminal organization (although a large number of Polish and German-Americans were members as well) within Chicago during the Prohibition from the early to late 1920s and principal rival of the Johnny Torrio-Al... Notorious was a 1946 thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock. ... Earl Hymie Weiss Earl Hymie Weiss (1898 - October 11, 1926) was a Chicago mobster and rival of Al Capone. ... Look up kingpin in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Criminal law (also known as penal law) is the body of law that regulates governmental sanctions (such as imprisonment and/or fines) as retaliation for crimes against the social order. ... This article is about witnesses in law courts. ... Bribery is the practice of offering a professional money or other favours in order to circumvent ethics in a variety of professions. ...


While Eliot Ness of the Bureau of Prohibition concentrated on trying to dry up the flow of the illegal liquor to Chicago, the United States Department of the Treasury was devising a strategy of using the Supreme Court's 1927 decision on bootlegger Manny Sullivan to bring down Capone. Sullivan had argued that the Fifth Amendment prevented him from reporting how much income tax evasion he had engaged in. Al Capone and a number of the other Outfit members were soon indicted, but Capone went unscathed until February 1931, when he was convicted for owing more than $215,000 to the Internal Revenue Service, according to a Capone biography on the FBI's website. Eliot Ness (April 19, 1903 – May 16, 1957) was an American Prohibition agent, famous for his efforts to enforce Prohibition in Chicago, Illinois, as the leader of a legendary team of law enforcement agents nicknamed The Untouchables. ... The Bureau of Prohibition (or Prohibition Unit) was the federal law enforcement agency formed to enforce the National Prohibition Act of 1919, commonly known as the Volstead Act, which backed up the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution regarding the prohibition of the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcoholic... Look up illegal in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The U.S. Treasury building today. ... The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the acronym SCOTUS[1]) is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the federal judiciary. ... Amendment V (the Fifth Amendment) of the United States Constitution, which is part of the Bill of Rights, is related to legal procedure. ... This article discusses tax avoidance, tax evasion, tax mitigation, tax fraud, tax resistance and tax protest. ... For the law term, see Indictment. ... Seal of the Internal Revenue Service Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Part of the Taxation series        IRS redirects here. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federal criminal investigative, intelligence agency, and the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ...


From Nitti through Accardo

After Capone was jailed for tax evasion, his hand-picked successor, Francesco ("Frank 'The Enforcer' Nitti") Nitto, a former barber and small-time jewel thief, only nominally assumed power. In truth, power was seized by Nitti's underboss, Felice ("Paul 'The Waiter' Ricca") DeLucia, who was acknowledged as "boss" by the leaders of the growing National Crime Syndicate. Over the next decade, The Outfit moved into labor racketeering, gambling, and loan sharking. Geographically, this was the period when Outfit muscle extended its tendrils to Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin, Kansas City, and especially to Hollywood and other California cities, where The Outfit's extortion of labor unions gave it leverage over the motion picture industry. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jewellery (spelled jewelry in American English) consists of ornamental devices worn by persons, typically made with gems and precious metals. ... Everyday instance of theft: the bike which fits on this wheel has disappeared. ... Capo Bastone or Beat Head, known as the Underboss is second in command to the Capo Crimini. ... Paul The Waiter Ricca (1897-October 11, 1972) was an American Mafia figure based within Chicago. ... The National Crime Syndicate was the name given by the press to a loosely-organized multi-ethnic organized crime syndicate, started in the 1930s, by Charlie Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky and other ethnic crime bosses based in New York City and New Jersey As revealed by the findings of U... Organized crime is crime carried out systematically by formal criminal organizations. ... Gamble redirects here. ... Usury (from the Latin usus meaning used) was defined originally as charging a fee for the use of money. ... This article is about Milwaukee in Wisconsin. ... For other uses, see Madison (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the U.S state. ... A union (labor union in American English; trade union, sometimes trades union, in British English; either labour union or trade union in Canadian English) is a legal entity consisting of employees or workers having a common interest, such as all the assembly workers for one employer, or all the workers... American cinema has had a profound effect on cinema across the world since the early 20th century. ...


Nitti committed suicide in 1943 after refusing to take the "fall" for The Oufit getting caught red-handed extorting the Hollywood movie industry. He had found years earlier being in jail for tax evasion for 18 months to be claustrophobic, and he decided to end his life rather than face more imprisonment. Ricca then became the boss in name as well as in fact, with enforcement chief Tony ("Joe Batters," "The Big Tuna") Accardo as underboss. This article contrasts tax evasion, tax avoidance, tax resistance and tax mitigation. ... Antonino Leonardo Accardo, aka Joe Batters and Big Tuna , (April 28, 1906 - May 22, 1992) was the boss of the Chicago Outfit from about 1945 until shortly before he died of natural causes on May 22nd, 1992. ...


However, later in '43, following the "Hollywood Scandal" trial, Ricca was sent to prison for his part in The Outfit plot to control Hollywood. He, along with a number of other mobsters, was sentenced to 10 years in prison. However, due to the "magic" of political connections the whole group of Outfit mobsters was released after three years, largely due to the efforts of Outfit "fixer," Murray "The Camel" Humphreys. However, as a condition of his parole, Ricca could not associate with mobsters. While Accardo theoretically took over as day-to-day boss, by all indications Ricca continued behind the scenes as a senior consultant. He and Accardo would share de facto power for the next 30 years, but with Ricca staying in the shadows. When he died in 1972, Accardo (who had joined Ricca in semi-retirement in 1957), was the sole power behind the throne for another 20 years until his death, in 1992. Bribery is a crime implying a sum or gift given alters the behaviour of the person in ways not consistent with the duties of that person. ... Murray The Camel or The Hump Llewellyn Humphreys (1899 - November 23, 1965), was a Chicago mobster of Welsh descent who was the chief political and labor racketeer in the Chicago Outfit during Prohibition. ...


Beginning in 1957, Ricca and Accardo allowed several others, such as Giancana, Joseph "Joey Doves" Aiuppa, William "Willie Potatoes" Daddano, Felix "Milwaukee Phil" Alderisio, John ("Jackie the Lackey") Cerone and Vincent "The Saint" Inserro, to serve as front men over the years, this due to some "heat" that Accardo was originally getting from the IRS, in the '50s. However, no major business transactions, and certainly no "hits," took place without Ricca's and Accardo's knowledge and approval. Joseph John Aiuppa (December 1, 1907 - February 2, 1997), also known as Ha Ha , Doves, Mourning Doves, or Joey Doves, was a member of the Chicago Mafia organiztion known as the Chicago Outfit. ... William Daddano Sr. ... Felix Milwaukee Phil Alderisio (1912-1971) was an enforcer and hitman for the Chicago Outfit, serving as an Underboss to Sam Momo Giancana during the 1960s. ... John Jackie The Lackey Cerone (born July 7, 1914-November 20, 1996) was an Chicago mobster and leader of the Chicago Outfit during the late 1960s. ... For other uses, see Surveillance (disambiguation). ... IRS is short for U.S. Internal Revenue Service short for Indian Revenue Service short for Independent rear suspension, used in automobiles. ... Contract killing occurs when a private contractor or a government hires someone to kill a specific person or people for a sum of money. ...


The Outfit reached the height of its power in the 1960s. With the aid of Meyer Lansky, Accardo used the Teamsters pension fund to engage in massive money laundering through The Outfit's casinos, aided by the likes of Sydney Korshak and Jimmy Hoffa. The 1970s and 1980s were a hard time for The Outfit, as law enforcement continued to penetrate the organization, spurred by poll-watching politicians. Off-track betting reduced bookmaking profits and illicit casinos withered under competition from legitimate casinos. Replacement activities like auto theft and professional sports betting did not replace the lost profits. Meyer Lansky (born Majer Suchowliński, July 4, 1902 – January 15, 1983) was an American gangster who, with Charles Lucky Luciano, was instrumental in the development of the National Crime Syndicate in the United States. ... The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), formerly known by the name International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America, is one of the largest labor unions in the United States. ... A pension (also known as superannuation) is a retirement plan intended to provide a person with a secure income for life. ... Money laundering is the practice of engaging in financial transactions in order to conceal the identity, source and destination of the money in question. ... This article is about casinos for gaming. ... Sydney Korshak is the basis of David Strathairns character in L.A. Confidential Pierce Moorehouse Patchett. Sydney was born on the West Side, Chicago in 1909. ... For other uses, see Hoffa (disambiguation). ... Off-track betting (or OTB) refers to sanctioned gambling on horse racing outside a race track. ... A bookmaker, or a bookie, is an organisation or a person that takes bets and may pay winnings depending upon results and, depending on the nature of the bet, the United States, with Singapore and Canada, the only legal bookmaker is state_owned and operated. ... This article is about casinos for gaming. ... Legitimacy is the popular acceptance of a governing regime or law. ... Motor vehicle theft is a crime of theft. ... Sports betting is the general activity of predicting sports results by making a wager on the outcome of a sporting event. ...


In May of 1992, Tony Accardo, Chicago's one-time crime boss and ultimate consigliere of close to half-a-century, died. However, compared to how organized crime power struggles emerge in New York City, Chicago's transition from Accardo to the next generation of Outfit bosses has run rather smoothly.


Members

Bosses

James Big Jim Colosimo (1877[1] – May 11, 1920) (born Giacomo Colosimo) immigrated to Chicago, Illinois, from Cosenza, Calabria, Italy, in 1895. ... Johnny The Fox Torrio (February 1882 - April 16, 1957) was an Italian-American mobster famous for building a criminal empire in Chicago during the 1920s that would later be inherited by his protege, Al Capone. ... “Capone” redirects here. ... Paul The Waiter Ricca (1897-October 11, 1972) was an American Mafia figure based within Chicago. ... Antonino Leonardo Accardo, aka Joe Batters and Big Tuna , (April 28, 1906 - May 22, 1992) was the boss of the Chicago Outfit from about 1945 until shortly before he died of natural causes on May 22nd, 1992. ... Sam Momo Giancana ((born Salvatore Giangana) June 15, 1908 — June 19, 1975) was a famous Italian-American mobster and boss of the Chicago Outfit from 1956-66. ... Samuel Teets Battaglia (June 30, 1908-January 8, 1973) was an American mobster and member of the Chicago Outfit. ... John Jackie The Lackey Cerone (born July 7, 1914-November 20, 1996) was an Chicago mobster and leader of the Chicago Outfit during the late 1960s. ... Felix Milwaukee Phil Alderisio (1912-1971) was an enforcer and hitman for the Chicago Outfit, serving as an Underboss to Sam Momo Giancana during the 1960s. ... Joseph John Aiuppa Pronounced I-U-PA (December 1, 1907 - February 22, 1997), also known as Doves, Mourning Doves, OBrien, or Joey Doves, was a Chicago mobster who became a leader of the Chicago Outfit. ... Joseph Ferriola (March 16, 1927 - March 11, 1989), aka Joe Nagall and Oscar, was an American mobster who helped run the Chicago Outfit from 1986 to 1989 after Joseph Aiuppa and John Cerone went to prison for skimming Las Vegas casino profits[1]. In 1970, Ferriola and four other mobsters... Samuel A. Carlisi (December 15, 1914 – January 2, 1997), aka Black Sam and Sam Wings, was the alleged boss of the Chicago Outfit after Joseph Ferriola died from medical problems. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... James J. “Little Jimmy” Marcello (born 1941) was, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a “Boss” of the Chicago La Cosa Nostra family known as the “Chicago Outfit”. He was a front boss for the ruling triumvirate leadership of John “No Nose” DiFronzo, Joseph “Joey the Clown” Lombardo and... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...

Members and associates

Jake Guzik Jake Greasy Thumb Guzik (May 20, 1886 – February 21, 1956) was the financial and legal advisor, and later political “greaser”, for the Chicago Outfit. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Machine Gun Jack McGurn (1905–February 15, 1936) was a key member of Al Capones Chicago-based criminal organization known as the Chicago Outfit, and believed to be the principal assassin and planner of the 1929 St. ... Pasqualino Patsy Lolordo (d. ... Antonio The Scourge Lombardo (1892-September 7, 1928) was an American mobster. ... Anthony Tony the Ant Spilotro (May 19, 1938 – June 14, 1986) was a small, infamous, Italian-American mobster and enforcer for the Chicago Outfit in Las Vegas during the 1970s and 1980s. ... Johnny Nevada (September 6, 1923 – June 30, 1980) was an Italian-American mobster and enforcer for the Chicago Outfit in Las Vegas during the 1950s and 1960s. ... John Handsome Johnny Roselli (sometimes spelled Rosselli), aka John F. Stewart[1] and aka Colonel Rawlston (July 4, 1905 to sometime between July 28 and August 9, 1976) was an influential mobster for the Chicago Outfit who helped them control Hollywood and the Las Vegas Strip. ... James Vincent Turk Torello (December 1930-April 1979) was an Italian-American mobster and one time leading enforcer of the Chicago Outfit during the mid-to-late 1970s. ... Fiore Fifi Buccieri (December 16, 1907-August 1973) was a Chicago mobster and member of the Chicago Outfit. ... Frank The Horse Buccieri (January 23, 1919-March 8, 2004), also known under the alias Frank Russo or by the moniker Big Frank, was a Chicago mobster who later headed syndicate operations on the west coast during the 1970s and 80s. ... Samuele Mad Sam DeStefano (September 13, 1909-April 14, 1973) was an American gangster who became one of the Chicago Outfits most notorious hitmen. ... William Jackson may refer to: Government: William Jackson (congressman) (1783-1855), US Congressman from Massachusetts William Jackson (secretary), Secretary to the Philadelphia Convention and member of the U.S. Continental Army William Jackson (Gibraltar), Governor of Gibraltar William Jackson (Massachusetts), former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts William Harding Jackson, former... Mario Anthony DeStefano (March 21, 1915 - August 12, 1975) was a member of the Chicago Outfit and a leading loanshark with his older brother Mad Sam DeStefano. ... When Louis “Little New York” Campagna met his demise, it wasn’t because he ended up “sleeping with the fishes. ... Charles Cherry Nose Gioe (d. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Felix Milwaukee Phil Alderisio (1912-1971) was an enforcer and hitman for the Chicago Outfit, serving as an Underboss to Sam Momo Giancana during the 1960s. ... Salvatore Momo Giancana (born Salvatore Giangana) June 15, 1908 — June 19, 1975) was an Italian-American mobster and boss of the Chicago Outfit from 1956-66. ... Antonino Leonardo Accardo, aka Joe Batters and Big Tuna , (April 28, 1906 - May 22, 1992) was the boss of the Chicago Outfit from about 1945 until shortly before he died of natural causes on May 22nd, 1992. ... Gus Alex (born April 1, 1916 - 1998), known under the aliases of John Alex, Gus Johnson, Sam Taylor, Slim and Paul Benson, was a Chicago mobster and member of the Chicago Outfit, who succeeded Jake Guzik as the syndicates main political fixer. Born in Chicago, Illinois, on April 1... Murray The Camel or The Hump Llewellyn Humphreys (1899 - November 23, 1965), was a Chicago mobster of Welsh descent who was the chief political and labor racketeer in the Chicago Outfit during Prohibition. ... William Daddano Sr. ...

In popular culture

The Chicago Outfit has a long history of portrayal in Hollywood as the subject of films and television, including the highly fictionalized Scarface (1932), Chicago Syndicate (1955), The Scarface Mob (1957), The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967), The Outfit (1973), The Untouchables (1987) as well as both the The Untouchables television series (1959-63; 1993-94). During the 1960s and in to the '70s The F.B.I. showcased numerous, fictionalized, real Outfit cases on its television program. The television series Crime Story, which ran on NBC from 1986-1988, also portrayed a fictional syndicate mobster rising through the ranks of the Chicago Outfit. Scarface (also known as Scarface, the Shame of the Nation and The Shame of a Nation) is a 1932 gangster film of the Pre-Code era which tells the story of gang warfare and police intervention when rival gangs fight over control of a city. ... The St. ... The Outfit is a 1973 film directed by John Flynn. ... The Untouchables is a 1987 film, directed by Brian De Palma, based on the 1959 ABC television series, which, in turn, was based on Eliot Nesss autobiographical account of his efforts to bring Al Capone to justice. ... The Untouchables is the name of a television series that ran from 1959 to 1963 on the American Broadcasting Company. ... The F.B.I. was an American television series that was broadcast on ABC from 1965 to 1974. ... Crime Story was an NBC TV drama created by Gustave Reininger and Chuck Adamson. ... This article is about the television network. ...


Martin Scorsese's 1995 film Casino is a fictionalized depiction of the Chicago Outfit's skimming operations in Las Vegas. In The Simpsons episode "Viva Ned Flanders" the Las Vegas wedding-chapel priest cites the Chicago Outfit for vesting the power in him to marry. In FOX's Prison Break, character John Abruzzi is the incarcerated boss of the "Chicago Outfit." In the movie Payback, Mel Gibson fights against the crime organization firstly called, "The Syndicate," later in the movie called, "The Outfit." Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: ; Ita: []) (b. ... Casino is an Academy Award nominated 1995 crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Viva Ned Flanders is the tenth episode of The Simpsons tenth season. ... The south end of The Strip; approximately one third of the entire Strip is represented here The Las Vegas Strip (also known as The Strip) is an approximately 4 mile (6. ... FOX redirects here. ... This article is about a television series. ... John Abruzzi, played by Peter Stormare, is a fictional character from the American television series Prison Break. ... Payback is a 1999 action film starring Mel Gibson and directed by Brian Helgeland. ... Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson, AO (born January 3, 1956) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American-Australian actor, director, producer and screenwriter. ...


In the Star Trek episode, "A Piece of the Action", the Enterprise visits Sigma Iotia II, a planet that based its culture on the Chicago Outfit (the fictional book "Chicago Mobs of the Twenties," (Pub. 1992). The Chicago Outfit are a Rock/Powerpop band from the UK. The Chicago Outfitis a Roller Derby league in Chicago (2007). The starship Enterprise as it appeared on Star Trek Star Trek is a culturally significant science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry in the 1960s. ... A Piece of the Action is a second-season episode of Star Trek: The Original Series first broadcast on January 12, 1968. ... The USS Enterprise, (NCC-1701) is a fictional starship in the television series Star Trek, which chronicles the vessels mission to explore strange new worlds; to seek out new life and new civilizations; to boldly go where no man has gone before under the command of Captain James T...


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References

  • Binder, John. The Chicago Outfit. Arcadia Publishing, 2003. ISBN 0-7385-2326-7
  • Russo, Gus. The Outfit: The Role of Chicago's Underworld in the Shaping of Modern America, Bloomsbury USA, 2002.
  • Mark Lombardi: Global Networks. Mark Lombardi, Robert Carleton Hobbs, Judith Richards; Independent Curators, 2003. (published for the travelling exhibition of his work, "Mark Lombardi Global Networks"). ISBN 0-916365-67-0
  • The F.B.I. (historical archives)
  • The Chicago Syndicate
Mark Lombardi (1951 – March 22, 2000) was an American Neo-Conceptualist and an abstract artist. ...

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Outfit control of gambling was accomplished partly by muscling in on the existing gamblers in the area and partly by expanding what the Capone Mob was already involved in.
In fact, the Outfit did such a good job of laying low that federal agents, including Eliot Ness, declared the Capone gang finished in 1932 and the Bureau, embracing this view, believed that organized crime in Chicago was inactive until the mid-1940s.
The story of the Outfit in the decades after the death of Frank Nitti is largely the story of Tony Accardo and Paul Ricca, who served as Accardo’s advisor and superior after being released from prison in 1947.
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However, the Chicago Outfit is distinct from its cousins, the "Five Families" of New York's La Cosa Nostra.
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The Outfit was alleged to be involved in the assassination of President Kennedy.
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