Gizzo testified in Kansas City before the U.S. Senate Kefauver Committee in its investigations of organized crime. At one point, a senator asked Gizzo if he belonged to the Mafia. Gizzo replied,
- "What is the Mafia? I don’t even know what the Mafia is."
Later on, Gizzo had the following exchange with the Committee when asked if he knew Balestrere:
- "Yes, sir", Gizzo replied.
- '"He is rather widely known as a prominent man in the Mafia, isn’t he?" asked the committee.
- "That’s what you hear," said Gizzo.
- "What did you hear?" questioned the committee.
- "The same thing that you just said there", answered Gizzo.
On April 1, 1953 Gizzo died of a heart attack in Dallas, Texas.
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