Joseph "Joe Cargo" Valachi (September 22, 1903 – April 3, 1971), Italian American, also known as "Charles Chanbano" and "Anthony Sorge" was the first Mafia member to publicly acknowledge the existence of the Mafia. He is also the person who made Cosa Nostra (meaning "Our Thing") a household name.
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... On June 22, 1962, Valachi killed a man while serving his sentence ... In 1966, Valachi attempted to hang himself in his prison cell, using an electrical extension cord ... On April 3, 1971, Valachi died of a heart attack at Federal Correctional Institution, La Tuna in Texas, having outlived Vito Genovese by two years ...