Sam Giancana
American mobster and hitman
Sam Giancana
Salvatore Giancana, better known as Sam Giancana, was a Sicilian American mobster and boss of the Chicago Outfit from 1957–1966. Among his other nicknames were, "Momo", "Mooney," "Sam the Cigar," and "Sammy."
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Top 10 Richest Gangsters Of All Time - News One
Google News - over 5 years
It has been reported that Kennedy contacted mobster Frank Costello, who was known to brag that he was a bootlegger with Kennedy, to use another mobster, Chicago's Sam Giancana to help his son John get elected through his ties to Chicago and the unions
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Legalize and tax marijuana - Wednesday Journal
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Prohibition was better than a Harvard MBA for the likes of Al Capone, Tony Accardo, Sam Giancana and the five East Coast mob families. It is now time to legalize pot, tax it and regulate it for adults
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Arrivano «The Kennedys» tra storia e soap opera - Brescia Oggi
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... anche con Ellen Rometsch (spia della Germania dell'Est), Mariella Novotny (agente segreta inglese e all'occorrenza prostituta d'alto bordo) e Judith Campbell (in rapporti con Frank Sinatra e Sam Giancana, boss mafioso di Chicago)
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La loterie Christian Bale - Cyberpresse
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Enfin, il ya Big Tuna, l'histoire vraie du gangster de Chicago Tony Accardo et de son successeur Sam Giancana. Ajoutons au lot Luck, une série télé sur le monde des courses de chevaux mettant en vedette Dustin Hoffman et Nick Nolte
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The Kennedys arriva su La7 a settembre, tutti i segreti della "famiglia reale ... - Oggi (Blog)
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... Ellen Rometsch (spia della Germania dell'Est), Mariella Novotny (londinese di origine ceca, agente segreta inglese e all'occorrenza prostituta d'alto bordo) e Judith Campbell (in rapporti con Frank Sinatra e Sam Giancana, boss mafioso di Chicago)
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Pin Up Legend Jeanne Carmen Reveals John F Kennedy - Marilyn Monroe Secrets - Review seeker (press release)
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History unleashed - explosive revelations support claims of JFK affair with Marilyn Monroe and Kennedy ties to mafia boss Sam Giancana By PR Newswire NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Follow the incredible journey of Jeanne Carmen's
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Frank Sinatra, protejatul Mafiei - Click!
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Însă documente FBI, date publicităţii în 1998, la 7 luni după moartea sa, menţionau că era un apropiat al Naşului din Chicago, Sam Giancana. De asemenea, lăsau să se înţeleagă că ar fi avut legături cu mafiotul Lucky Luciano şi că a fost susţinut de
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Bad blood between outfit families, mob museum - ABC7Chicago.com
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Wednesday night, it was just bad blood between relatives of the late outfit bosses Sam Giancana and Joey Aiuppa and a museum in Las Vegas called the Mob Experience. Some of the biggest names in Chicago organized crime history have leased their prized
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You can call me, Al - The Desert Sun
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Two stories this week mentioned Patty Hearst coming to visit her Aunt Rosalie while out on bail and Chicago mob boss Sam Giancana planning to lay low at the Sinatra compound before being whacked. So it makes sense that Casey Anthony would come here to
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Barbara Sinatra reveals intimate details about her life, times with Ol' Blue Eyes - The Desert Sun
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But she also wrote of being shocked when Korshak, who reportedly represented mobsters, told her Chicago mafia boss, Sam Giancana, planned to move in with them in Rancho Mirage to “lie low” because of a legal problem. “Fortunately for us both,” she
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Tuesday night line - Arkansas Times (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
In addition to Al and Ralph Capone, Orval discusses John Torrio, Charles O'Bannion, Lucky Luciano, Bugsy Siegl, Frank Costello, Albert Anastasia, Meyer Lansky, Joe Saltis, Mickey Cohen, Sam Giancana, Carlos Marcello, Joseph Valachi, and others
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Les Kennedy - Le Figaro
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Distribution : Greg Kinnear (Jack Kennedy), Angela Besharah (Ann Gargan), Serge Houde (Sam Giancana), Rachel Wilson (Michelle), John Boylan (Cardinal Cushi), Kristin Adams (Cynthia), Chris Diamantopoulos (Frank Sinatra), Katie Holmes (Jackie Kennedy),
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The Loins of Politics: Anthony Weiner and Sexual Compulsivity - Newsline
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And he usually got it: his bed mates famously included Marilyn Monroe and mobster Sam Giancana's girlfriend. JFK's insatiable sex drive was hardly a secret among newshounds in Washington, but it received no publicity during his lifetime – in those days
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Turnover at Tropicana mob exhibit - Las Vegas Review-Journal
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But he also has been involved in litigation from the get-go, including a financial dispute with Antoinette Giancana McDonnell, who originally was hired to promote the attraction and is the daughter of famed gangster Sam Giancana
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Think it possible that ye may be mistaken - Daily Mail (blog)
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There are no serious criminal sanctions for possession of cannabis, and most 'dealers' are not Colombian gangsters or Sam Giancana-lookalikes in fedoras, but a mate at school or in the pub. They don't have to get hold of it. They want to
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Way back when: Today in history - Tulsa World
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Crime syndicate chieftain Sam Giancana, 65, who had been linked to CIA plots to kill Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro, was killed in his Oak Park, Ill., home in what police said did not appear to be a gangland execution - but something personal
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Republicans gloss over Reagan's Guilded age - Variety
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... stars felt that their SAG president was too friendly with Wasserman and his attorney, Sidney Korshak, the man who for years represented major figures in organized crime as well as in Hollywood (Korshak's links spanned Jimmy Hoffa to Sam Giancana)
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sam Giancana
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1975
    Age 66
    Died on June 19, 1975.
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  • 1974
    Age 65
    He arrived back in Chicago on July 21, 1974.
    More Details Hide Details Giancana had another sitdown with the Outfit with no resolution. The Outfit requested he give a share of his money, and he refused. After Giancana's return to the U.S., the police detailed officers to guard his house in Oak Park, Illinois. However, on the night of June 19, 1975, someone recalled the police detail. A gunman later entered Giancana's basement kitchen and shot him in the back of the head as he was frying sausage and peppers. After Giancana fell to the ground, the gunman turned him over and shot him six more times in the face and neck. Investigators suspected the murderer was a close friend whom Giancana had let into the house. One reason for this suspicion was that Giancana, due to his heart problems, could not eat spicy foods. Therefore, he might have been cooking for a friend. Giancana was killed shortly before he was scheduled to appear before the Church Committee investigating CIA and Cosa Nostra collusion in plots to assassinate President John F. Kennedy.
    After his release from prison, Giancana relocated to Cuernavaca, Mexico in order to avoid further grand jury questioning. He was arrested by Mexican authorities on July 19, 1974 and deported to the United States.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1966
    Age 57
    When Giancana was called before a grand jury in 1966, he was ordered to stay silent, which put him in prison for over a year.
    More Details Hide Details Meanwhile, Giancana was deposed as day-to-day boss by Ricca and Accardo, and replaced by Joseph "Joey Doves" Aiuppa. After arriving in Mexico, Giancana managed to make money from various gambling operations, among them in Iran.. When Tony Accardo demanded that he give a share of the profits to The Outfit, Giancana refused, claiming that he did it all by himself and outside the The Outfit's jurisdiction. In response, Accardo asked someone to "explain him the facts of life. And I mean life." Giancana, however remained adamant and refused to pay.
  • 1960
    Age 51
    According to the recently declassified CIA "Family Jewels" documents, Giancana and Santo Trafficante, Jr. were contacted in September 1960, about the possibility of an assassination attempt by a go-between from the CIA, Robert Maheu, after Maheu had contacted Johnny Roselli, a Mafia member in Las Vegas and Giancana's number-two man.
    More Details Hide Details Maheu had presented himself as a representative of numerous international business firms in Cuba that were being expropriated by Castro. He offered $150,000 for the "removal" of Castro through this operation (the documents suggest that neither Roselli, Giancana, nor Trafficante accepted any sort of payments for the job). According to the files, it was Giancana who suggested using a series of poison pills that could be used to doctor Castro's food and drink. These pills were given by the CIA to Giancana's nominee, Juan Orta, whom Giancana presented as being a corrupt official in the new Cuban government and who had access to Castro. After a series of six attempts to introduce the poison into Castro's food, Orta abruptly demanded to be let out of the mission, handing over the job to another, unnamed participant. Later, a second attempt was mounted through Giancana and Trafficante using Dr. Anthony Verona, the leader of the Cuban Exile Junta, who had, according to Trafficante, become "disaffected with the apparent ineffectual progress of the Junta". Verona requested $10,000 in expenses and $1,000 worth of communications equipment. However, it is unclear how far the second attempt went, as the entire program was canceled shortly thereafter due to the launching of the Bay of Pigs Invasion in April 1961.
  • FORTIES
  • 1957
    Age 48
    Giancana was present at the Mafia's 1957 Apalachin Meeting at the Upstate New York estate of Joseph Barbara.
    More Details Hide Details Later, Buffalo crime boss Stefano Magaddino and Giancana were overheard on a wire saying the meeting should have taken place in the Chicago area. Giancana claimed that the Chicago area was "the safest place in the world" for a major underworld meeting because he had several police chiefs on his payroll. If the syndicate ever wanted to hold a meeting in or around Chicago, Giancana said, they had nothing to fear because they had the area "locked up tight." It is widely reputed, and partially corroborated by the Church Committee Hearings, that during the Kennedy administration, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) recruited Giancana and other mobsters to assassinate Cuban president Fidel Castro. Giancana reportedly said that the CIA and the Cosa Nostra were "different sides of the same coin." Judith Campbell Exner claimed to be the mistress of both Giancana and JFK's, and that she delivered communications between the two regarding Fidel Castro. However, Giancana's daughter, Antoinette, has stated her belief that her father was running a scam in order to pocket millions of dollars in CIA funding.
    It is believed to have been a major factor in his being "anointed" as the Outfit's new boss when Accardo stepped aside from being the front boss to becoming "consigliere," in 1957.
    More Details Hide Details However, it was generally understood that Accardo and Ricca still held the real power. Giancana was required to consult Accardo and Ricca on all important Outfit affairs. No major business transactions, and certainly no hits, took place without Accardo and Ricca's approval.
  • 1951
    Age 42
    What is more, on June 19, 1951, Roe had fatally shot Lennard "Fat Lennie" Caifano, a made man in Giancana's crew.
    More Details Hide Details Over an FBI wiretap during the early 1970s, Giancana said of Roe, "I'll say this. Nigger or no nigger, that bastard went out like a man. He had balls. It was a fuckin' shame to kill him." However, the South Side "policy"-game takeover by the Outfit was not complete until another Outfit member, Jackie "the Lackey" Cerone, scared "Big Jim" Martin to Mexico with two bullets to the head that did not kill him. When the lottery money started rolling in for The Outfit after this gambling war, the amount that this game had produced for The Outfit was in the millions of dollars a year and brought Giancana further notice.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1945
    Age 36
    In 1945, after serving a sentence at the Federal Correctional Complex, Terre Haute, Indiana (during which time he told his children he was away "at college"), Giancana made a name for himself by convincing Accardo, then the Outfit's underboss, to stage a take-over of Chicago's African-American "policy" (lottery) pay-out system for The Outfit.
    More Details Hide Details Giancana's crew is believed to have been responsible for convincing Eddie Jones to leave his racket and leave the country. Giancana's crew was also responsible for the murder on August 4, 1952 of African American gambling boss Theodore Roe. Both Jones and Roe were leading South Side "Policy Kings". However, Roe had refused to surrender control of his operation as the Outfit had demanded.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1933
    Age 24
    Sam married Angelina DeTolve, the daughter of immigrants from the Italian region of Basilicata, on September 23, 1933.
    More Details Hide Details They had three daughters, Antoinette, Bonnie and Francine. Angelina, his wife, died in 1954 and left Sam to raise his daughters. Sam never remarried after becoming a widower and was known as a good family man, despite frequent infidelities, and held his late wife in high regard and respect during their marriage and after her death. All of the Giancana daughters have married at least once., at least one daughter, Antoinette, had taken the "Giancana" name again.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1908
    Born
    Born in 1908.
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