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Paul Ricca - Later Years
... In 1957, the federal government charged Ricca with illegally entering the United States under the alias "Paul Maglio" ... Maglio in Chicago and now brought him to testify against Ricca ... In 1959, Ricca was convicted of tax evasion and sentenced to nine years in federal prison ...
Paul Ricca - Joining The Mob
... While in Cuba, Ricca had met Joseph "Diamond Joe" Esposito, a Chicago bootlegger and restaurant owner ... After Ricca arrived in New York, Esposito brought him to Chicago ... Esposito put Ricca to work smuggling whiskey from Cuba and moonshine liquor from Kentucky to Chicago ...
Tony Accardo - Chicago Boss
... Paul "The Waiter" Ricca, who had been the de facto boss since Capone's imprisonment, became the boss in name as well as in fact and named Accardo as underboss ... Ricca and Accardo would run the Outfit either officially or as the powers behind the throne for the next 30 years, until Ricca's death in 1972 ... When Ricca subsequently received a 10-year prison sentence for his part in the Hollywood scandal, Accardo became acting boss ...
Tony Accardo - Change of Leadership
... Giancana still had to obtain the sanction of Accardo and Ricca on major business, including all assassinations ... a year in jail on federal Contempt of Court charges, Accardo and Ricca replaced Giancana with street-crew boss Joseph "Joey Doves" Aiuppa ... Ricca died in 1972, leaving Accardo as the ultimate authority in the outfit ...
Chicago Outfit - History - From Nitti Through Accardo
... In truth, power was seized by Nitti's underboss, Paul Ricca, who was acknowledged as "boss" by the leaders of the growing National Crime Syndicate ... Ricca would rule the Outfit, either in name or in fact, for the next 12 years ... Ricca wanted Nitti to take the fall ...