Joe Adonis

Born Nov 22, 1902

Joe Adonis, also known as "Joey A", "Joe Adone", "Joe Arosa", "James Arosa", and "Joe DiMeo", was a New York mobster who was an important participant in the formation of the modern Cosa Nostra crime families.

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1902 Birth Born on November 22, 1902.


1932 29 Years Old By 1932, Adonis was also a major criminal power in Brooklyn. … Read More


1946 43 Years Old …  In December 1946, Adonis and Luciano met at the famous Havana Conference of U.S. organized crime bosses in Cuba. … Read More
1951 48 Years Old In 1951, Adonis pleaded guilty to illegal gambling charges in New Jersey and was sentenced to two years in state prison.


1953 50 Years Old In 1953, a court ruled that Adonis was an illegal alien and issued a deportation order to send him back to Italy.
1956 53 Years Old Adonis fought a long legal battle that delayed his deportation until 1956. … Read More


1971 68 Years Old 1 More Event
On November 26, 1971, during an anti-mafiosi criminal operation, Italian police forces took Adonis from his villa and transported him to a small hillside shack for interrogation. … Read More
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