Anthony Gizzo - Kefauver Committee

Kefauver Committee

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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