Joe Adonis
Joe Adonis
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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Kỳ1: Cuộc chiến Castellammarese - Tin nhanh
Google News - over 5 years
Masseria có trong tay "những gã Thổ trẻ" như Lucky Luciano, Albert Anastasia, Vito Genovese, Frank Costello, Joe Adonis, Willie Moretti, và Carlo Gambino. Trong khi đó, Maranzano dựa dẫm vào Joe Magliocco, Joe Bonanno, và Joe Profaci cũng như "những kẻ
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Mexican Reporter: Book About Mob Written Amid Drug War - Latin American Herald Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Hill, who was the girlfriend of mobsters Joe Epstein, Frank Nitti, Charles Fischetti, Frank Costello and Joe Adonis, was sent to Mexico by the Cosa Nostra, the most powerful of the Italian-American organized crime groups operating in the United States,
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Cosa Nostra smuggled Mexican drugs into U.S. in post-war period - Fox News
Google News - over 5 years
Hill, who was the girlfriend of mobsters Joe Epstein, Frank Nitti, Charles Fischetti, Frank Costello and Joe Adonis, was sent to Mexico by the Cosa Nostra, the most powerful of the Italian-American organized crime groups operating in the United States,
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La Cosa Nostra pasó drogas a EEUU desde México en posguerra, dice escritor -
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Hill, amante de capos como Joe Epstein, Frank Nitti, Charles Fischetti, Frank Costello y Joe Adonis, fue enviada a México por la Cosa Nostra, uno de los grupos de la mafia italiana en EEUU, para garantizar la protección para el tráfico de drogas,
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La nascita della "multinazionale" del traffico internazionale di droga - AgoraVox Italia
Google News - almost 6 years
Da Napoli, Lucky Luciano, Giuseppe Antonio Doto, alias Joe Adonis; Frank Coppola (detto “tre dita”), Pietro Davì (detto “Jimmy l'americano”) ed il mafioso italo-americano Vito Genovese, che durante la guerra era stato aiutante del comandante delle
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FURNISHINGS; From Miami, Nightclub Chic With Istanbul Flair
NYTimes - over 9 years
Few decorators have been as Runyonesque as James Mont (1904-1978), who carried a revolver, hung out with hoodlums and spent five years in Sing Sing for assault. When he wasn't adding to his rap sheet, the Istanbul-born New Yorker was furnishing homes in a high-glitz nightclub-style chic that appealed to Mafia figures like Joe Adonis. Starting
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THE SATURDAY PROFILE; An Italian One-Hit Crooner Is Back at Center Stage
NYTimes - about 13 years
THREE words have defined Tony Renis's life. Actually, one word has defined it, but that word must be said three times, like a mantra, at which point just about anyone who has listened to a wide range of music or Muzak over the last four decades is likely to nod, hum and, without knowing it, pay homage to Mr. Renis. In 1962, he wrote the song
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Arthur Segall, Tax Lawyer And Prosecutor, Dies at 95
NYTimes - over 15 years
Arthur A. Segall, a New York tax lawyer who early in his career spearheaded an assault in Mayor Fiorello La Guardia's war on the shadier aspects of New York City's night life, died Aug. 2 at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. He was 95 and lived on the Upper East Side. Mayor La Guardia, along with his police chiefs and tax collectors, charged that
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Godfather of Exotic Modernism
NYTimes - over 20 years
''I CAN DESIGN A CHAIR, A table, a couch, a desk, to fit any curve, crevice or aperture of any room,'' the New York designer James Mont declared to the editors of the Art Digest in 1934. He also boldly, if inaccurately, claimed credit for the den, the can opener, the stainless-steel kitchen and the first modern rocking chair. Delusions of
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joe Adonis
  • 1971
    Age 68
    In late November 1971, Italian police forces transported Adonis to a small hillside shack near Ancona, Italy, for interrogation.
    More Details Hide Details During the lengthy questioning and some abusive treatment, Adonis suffered a heart attack.
    In June 1971, the Italian Government forced Adonis to leave his Milan residence and move to Serra de' Conti, a small town near the Adriatic Sea.
    More Details Hide Details Adonis was one of 115 suspected mobsters relocated to Serra de' Conti after the assassination in May of the public prosecutor of Palermo, Sicily.
  • 1956
    Age 53
    On January 3, 1956, Adonis voluntarily left New York City on an ocean liner for Naples, Italy.
    More Details Hide Details His wife and children stayed behind in New Jersey. Once in Italy, Adonis moved into a luxurious villa outside Milan. Adonis may have met with Luciano in Naples, but there is no proof of it. Over time, the financially struggling Luciano grew angry at the wealthy Adonis for not helping him. On January 26, 1962, Luciano died of a heart attack in Naples at age 64. Adonis attended the funeral service in Naples, bringing a huge floral wreath with the words, "So Long, Pal".
  • 1953
    Age 50
    On August 9, 1953, Adonis was released from prison in New Jersey.
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    On August 6, 1953, at a hearing in Adonis's prison, the U.S. Department of Justice ordered Adonis's deportation to Italy.
    More Details Hide Details The government claimed that Adonis was an illegal alien. Adonis fought deportation, claimed that he was a native-born American citizen.
  • 1951
    Age 48
    On May 28, 1951, Adonis was sentenced in Hackensack, New Jersey, to two to three years in state prison.
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    In late May, 1951, Adonis and several associates pleaded no contest to charges of operating three gambling rooms in Lodi, New Jersey and Fort Lee, New Jersey.
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  • 1950
    Age 47
    On December 12, 1950, Adonis was summoned before the U.S. Senate Kefauver Commission on organized crime.
    More Details Hide Details Adonis repeatedly refused to testify, citing his right against self-incrimination under the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Although Adonis escaped contempt charges, he suffered undesirable national exposure as a mobster.
  • 1946
    Age 43
    In December 1946, Adonis and Luciano met at the famous Havana Conference of U.S. organized crime bosses in Cuba.
    More Details Hide Details It was Luciano's goal at the conference to regain his mob influence, using Cuba as a base. Being a loyal supporter, Adonis willingly agreed to turn over his power in the syndicate to Luciano. However, the U.S. government soon discovered Luciano's presence in Havana and pressured the Cuban government to expel him. On February 24, 1947, Luciano was placed on a ship by Cuban authorities for deportation back to Italy.
  • 1940
    Age 37
    On April 27, 1940, Adonis was indicted in Brooklyn on charges of kidnapping, extortion, and assault in the 1932 Juffe/Wapinsky case.
    More Details Hide Details However, on February 24, 1941, the prosecutor requested a dismissal due to lack of evidence. During the 1940s, Adonis moved his gambling rackets to New Jersey. New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia's campaign against illegal gambling had made it too difficult to do business in New York. Adonis also moved his family to a luxurious house in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Adonis set up a casino in Lodi, New Jersey and provided limousine service there from New York City. During this same period, Adonis became partners with Meyer Lansky in an illegal casino in Hallandale Beach, Florida. On February 10, 1946, after being escorted from prison to a ship in Brooklyn harbor, Luciano was deported to Italy.
  • 1937
    Age 34
    Underboss Vito Genovese remained in charge of the family until he fled to Italy in 1937 to avoid a murder prosecution.
    More Details Hide Details Luciano now left Frank Costello, an Adonis ally, in charge of the Luciano family and Adonis in charge of the Syndicate.
  • 1932
    Age 29
    In 1932, Adonis allegedly participated in the kidnapping and brutal beating in Brooklyn of Isidore Juffe and Issac Wapinksy.
    More Details Hide Details In 1931, Adonis had lent the two men money for investment, then kidnapped them in 1932 after deciding he should be receiving a higher profit. Two days after the kidnappings, Adonis released Juffe and Wapinsky after receiving a $5,000 ransom payment. A month later, Wapinsky died of internal injuries from being assaulted. Adonis placed many politicians and high-ranking police officers on his payroll. Adonis used his political influence to assist members of the Luciano crime family, such as Luciano and Genovese, and mob associates such as Meyer Lansky and Louis "Lepke" Buchalter, the head of Murder, Inc. As a syndicate board member, Adonis, along with Buchalter, may have been responsible for assigning some murder contracts to Murder Inc. In 1936, prosecutors convicted Luciano on pandering charges and sent him to state prison for 30 years.
    By 1932, Adonis was also a major criminal power in Brooklyn.
    More Details Hide Details Despite his wealth, Adonis still participated in jewelry robberies, a throwback to his early criminal career on the streets.
  • 1931
    Age 28
    On September 10, 1931, several gunmen attacked and killed Maranzano in his Manhattan office.
    More Details Hide Details With Maranzano's death, Luciano became the pre-eminent organized crime boss in New York City. However, unlike Maranzano, Luciano did not want to become the "boss of all bosses". Instead, he established a National Crime Syndicate that united all the Italian-American gangs across the country and allowed for shared decision-making. For his part in murdering Masseria, Adonis received a seat on the Syndicate "board of directors". He then changed his name to Joe Adonis. Adonis and Luciano soon controlled bootlegging in Broadway and Midtown Manhattan. At its height, this operation grossed $12 million in one year and employed 100 workers. Adonis also bought car dealerships in New Jersey. When customers bought cars from his dealerships, the salesmen would intimidate them into buying "protection insurance" for the vehicle. Adonis soon moved into cigarette distribution, buying up vending machines by the hundreds and stocking them with stolen cigarettes. Adonis ran his criminal empire from Joe's Italian Kitchen, a restaurant he owned in Brooklyn.
    On April 15, 1931, Adonis allegedly participated in Masseria's murder.
    More Details Hide Details Luciano had lured Masseria to a meeting at a Coney Island, Brooklyn restaurant. During their meal, Luciano excused himself to go to the restroom. As soon as Luciano was gone, Adonis, Vito Genovese, Albert Anastasia, and Bugsy Siegel rushed into the dining room and shot Masseria to death. No one was ever indicted in the Masseria murder. With the death of Masseria, the war ended and Maranzano was the victor. To avoid any future wars, Maranzano reorganized all the Italian-American gangs into families and anointed himself as the "boss of all bosses". Luciano and his loyalists quickly became dissatisfied with Maranzano's power grab. When Luciano discovered that the suspicious Maranzano had ordered his murder, Luciano struck first.
  • 1930
    Age 27
    By 1930, Adonis had joined the Masseria faction.
    More Details Hide Details As the war turned against Masseria, Luciano secretly contacted Maranzano about switching sides. When Masseria heard about Luciano's betrayal, he approached Adonis about killing Luciano. However, Adonis instead warned Luciano about the murder plot.
  • 1928
    Age 25
    After the 1928 assassination of Yale, Masseria took over Yale's criminal organization.
    More Details Hide Details Masseria soon became embroiled in the vicious Castellammarese War with his arch rival, Salvatore Maranzano. Maranzano represented the Sicilian clans, most of which came from Castellammare del Golfo in Sicily. As the war progressed, both bosses started recruiting more soldiers.
  • 1909
    Age 6
    In 1909, Adonis and his family entered the United States at New York City.
    More Details Hide Details As a young man, Adonis supported himself by stealing and picking pockets. While working on the streets, Adonis became friends with future mob boss Charles "Lucky" Luciano and mobster Settimo Accardi, who were involved in illegal gambling. Adonis developed a loyalty to Luciano that would last for decades. At the beginning of Prohibition, Luciano, Adonis, Meyer Lansky and Bugsy Siegel started a bootlegging operation in Brooklyn. This operation soon began supplying large amounts of alcohol to the show business community along Broadway in Manhattan. Doto soon assumed the role of a gentleman bootlegger, socializing with the theater elite. During the 1920s, Adonis became an enforcer for Frankie Yale, the boss of some rackets in Brooklyn. While working for Yale, Adonis briefly met future Chicago Outfit boss Al Capone, who was also working for Yale. Meanwhile, Luciano became an enforcer for Giuseppe "Joe the Boss" Masseria, who ran an organization loosely based on clans from Naples and Southern Italy.
  • 1902
    Born on November 22, 1902.
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