Chicago Outfit

The Chicago Outfit, also known as the Chicago Syndicate, Chicago Mafia, Chicago Mob, or simply the Outfit, is a crime syndicate based in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Dating back to the 1910s, it is part of the American Mafia; however, the Chicago Outfit is distinct from the "Five Families" of New York City.

The Outfit in the city of Chicago has a true monopoly on traditional organized crime, as the Russian Mafia has little or no influence in the United States outside of some parts of New York City (Please see The Outfit's control reaches throughout the western United States to places as far away as Los Angeles and parts of Florida. The Chicago Outfit is also known to have large interests in neighboring states including Iowa, Wisconsin, and other areas of the Midwest. It also has satellite families, or crime families that answer to or are under Outfit control. These include the Iowa family, Las Vegas crew(s), the Los Angeles family, the Nebraska crew, and the San Diego crew.

As of 2007 the Outfit's size is estimated to be 200 official members (comprising its core group) and over 1000 associates.. The Old Neighborhood Italian American Club is considered to be hangout of Old Timers, as they live out their golden years. The Club's founder was Angelo J. LaPietra "The Hook", who at the time of death in 1999 was the main Council.

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Marco D'Amico - Chicago Outfit Career
... at the corner of Oak Street and Rush Street, in Chicago, in 1978 ... to Robert (Bobby the Boxer) Abbinatti by marriage who is a made man in the Chicago Outfit ... D'Amico was believed by organized-crime watchers to be the Chicago Outfit's top sports-gambling figure, and he was frequently spotted at funerals for top mob figures ...
Jerry Horan - Death
... George Scalise at the Café Capri restaurant at 123 North Clark Street in Chicago (a favorite hangout of Chicago Outfit leader Frank Nitti) ... Scalise's ties to the Chicago Outfit were not well known to the members of the Board or the public, and this became the reason why he was chosen as the compromise candidate ... a month, and he was told to kick back $500 a month to the Chicago Outfit ...
Chicago Outfit - In Popular Culture - TV Series
... showcased numerous, fictionalized, real Outfit cases on its television program during the 1960s and in to the 1970s ... Simpsons episode "Viva Ned Flanders" the Las Vegas wedding-chapel priest cites the Chicago Outfit for vesting the power in him to marry. 1986-88 on NBC, portraying a fictional Chicago mobster rising through the ranks of the "Chicago Outfit" ...
Frank Calabrese, Sr. - Operation Family Secrets Trial
... nephew, Frank, Sr.'s brother Nicholas Calabrese also agreed to testify against the Chicago Outfit ... and a large number of high-profile Chicago Outfit gangsters were charged with murder, racketeering, extortion, and running an illegal gambling business as part of the federal-government initiated "Operati ... aspect of the Family Secrets trial was that several members of the Chicago Outfit actually took the stand in their own defense ...
John Di Fronzo
... John DiFronzo (born December 13, 1928) is a Chicago mobster and the reputed boss of the Chicago Outfit ... DiFronzo was convicted along with then-current Chicago boss Samuel "Black Sam" Carlisi on federal racketeering charges in 1993, however, the conviction was reversed on appeal and ... Becoming further involved in Chicago's underworld, DiFronzo was a suspect in the unsolved 1952 murder of Charles Gross, a Westside politician with suspected ties to organized crime ...

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