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Re: Carl Dote in the Sun-Times Dec. 1st [Re: Geek899273] #751761
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Click the link. Does that look like a media article to you Jonnynobrain?

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OK a "report."

Who cares.

Sorry I am not interested enough in possible minor local union corruption to read a 40 page report.

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What year is that report from, 2005?

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Originally Posted By: ChiTown
I also gotta ask-Jesus Christ, how many people on this thing absolutely despise you?


And I gotta ask you to stop making flaming personal remarks like this. It's none of my business if you hate someone's guts but you have to stop harping on it here.


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I also gotta ask-Jesus Christ, how many people on this thing absolutely despise you?


And I gotta ask you to stop making flaming personal remarks like this. It's none of my business if you hate someone's guts but you have to stop harping on it here.


I'll play nice.

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Originally Posted By: jonnynonos
OK a "report."

Who cares.

Sorry I am not interested enough in possible minor local union corruption to read a 40 page report.


So let me get this straight...you aren't interested in doing your homework, just interested in making unsubstantiated claims and telling others they are wrong, correct? lol

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Originally Posted By: IvyLeague
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Yes, Paul Carparelli is made (regarding another silly "debate" going on in another topic). He had a crew of soldiers answering to him, and he himself was reporting to a capo. That's a made guy.


A made guy is somebody who has gone through the formal making ceremony. If Carparelli hasn't done that, and I haven't seen anything one way or the other, he's not made. Yes, there may have been guys in Chicago in the distant past who had made status despite never going through the ceremony. And Previte in Philly was recognized as made despite never going through the ceremony. But I've seen nothing that suggests Carparelli is in this situation.



so al capone, paul ricca, sam giancana, joey aiuppa, etc. weren't made?

chicago started out as the camorra

that's why they don't or didn't follow certain traditions

why would paul ricca prick a finger when his didn't get pricked?

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Originally Posted By: ChiTown
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OK a "report."

Who cares.

Sorry I am not interested enough in possible minor local union corruption to read a 40 page report.


So let me get this straight...you aren't interested in doing your homework, just interested in making unsubstantiated claims and telling others they are wrong, correct? lol


I could list 1,000 documents you've never read as well, and then tell you you can't have an opinion if you don't read them. Or 10,000, or 100,000, for that matter.

If you've read the report yourself you should be able to succinctly sum up what it contained and where, if anywhere, it would refute my contention that the Teamsters as a body are not corrupted by the Outfit, though, if what you say is accurate, as I mentioned, I would believe it is certainly possible they are still corrupted on a local level.

Just because I don't want to read the report, or all of the thousands of reports on that site for that matter, doesn't mean I don't know anything about the Teamsters, I do.

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@sc ivyleague isn't relevant enough to garner a feeling as profound as hatred.

@chitown I don't know why you get sucked into these bitch-slap fests with these buffoons. These are individuals that have absolutely nothing whatsoever going on in their lives, so they come to places like this, where they can remain anonymous (well, not in ivy league's case), and still flex their bird chests. Don't feed the trolls.

And you're 100% correct, photos like the one you share are the precise reason people come to forums, not to sleepily browse through the excruciating minutiae in the form of old, stale ipsn files & proven bogus government reports, "contributed" by asexual mormons (ahem) & peculiar little men with unhealthy obsessions/agendas (ahem). You can bet your bottom dollar that the majority of these dweebs saved that Al Vena photo & will show their friends, lol...

Also, regarding Paul Carparelli, again: he has a crew working underneath him, and is direct with a well known capo. That's a made guy.

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some of you chicago posters have some good info from time to time, but all of the excess baggage that comes along with it makes it not worth the effort. it's like a girl who has a nice ass, but missing teeth, a moustache, and just an overall stink that makes it a no-go.

the word "fanboy" gets thrown around alot, often without merit. however, in the case of some of these windy-city windbags, it's most appropriate. it seems like some of these guys just can't and won't get over the fact that from the mid-80's on, no other lcn family has taken as steep of a dive as their precious outfit, both in size and scope of activity. to go from a national powerhouse to a regional sideshow seems like a real bitter pill for some to swallow, which is where the deflection and personal attacks come into play.

if you look some of the most knowledgeable posters on any subject, be it OC or not, they simply present what info they have and let the chips fall where they may. on the other hand, you have those who will not only defend what they post, but praise themselves similar to a 3 y/o who runs to show his parents the poop in the toilet, random photos in this case! wink


It's either blue cheese with wings or go fuck yer mudda!
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John coli is head of a pension fund For 25 different teamster locals
Right now as we speak
His father was a soldier and John coli had been in this position since te 1980s and the same goes for glimco as well
These people have been running these unions for Chicago since the 1980s they just haven't been touched yet meanwhile take anthony Franco in NY he got kicked out of the pavers union for the same thing
These guys have been untouched by law enforcement for many years just like difronzo, Caruso,cautadella, vena, andriacchi and matassa jr , I mean frank Caruso has been a capo now for 13 years , he's came up many times in testimony at the Mikey sarno trial yet due to the Feds being overrun by drugs and gangs and local law enforcement being and policticiqns corrupt as they are
The Chicago mob obviously has clout, I think the difference is they once were THE player now there just another mid level player

Here's the point to digest

From the 1950s to the 1980s glimco and coli were the 2 major Chicago mob/teamsters in Chicago
And now in 2013, guess what??glimco's and Coli's are still the major Chicago mob/teamster powers
In ny you would can't have sons of made guys running unions because what happens is they end up like Anthony Franco and Ralph scopo |||

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that the mob overall in the grand scheme of things(despite a few idiots) is very much into achieving an everlasting lifespan and has spent that the last 100 years embedding and weaving itself into the fabric of society
Like with matassa he's a mobster and anything he touches is corrupted because of his station in life and who he represents
I think we have seen wiseguys in Chicago be much more low key
And that the made members of the family are pretty hands off as far as them personally doing everyday violence. We have seen just roughly a month ago Solly Delaurentis, a confirmed member of the Chicago cosa nostra , his partner pay 10k to Peter carparelli to have his crew deliver a beating and break the legs of someone who owed a gambling debt. This dosent suggest a kindle gentler mob, it suggest where unlike in ny where made guys beat up gamblers personally , in Chicago they contract an out and the fact that they can pay 10k for a beating shows the financial robustness of the Chicago mob

To quote peter carparelli "be discreet so they think were dead, let them think they did thyre job , so they go have a beer, high five each other"
Carparelli isn't just coming up with this way of doing business itself
It's the way of the Chicago mob, it's the way his superiors tell him to operate

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Interesting post. Did you read Russo's book The Outfit ?

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It does raise some questions, then again I would pay out 10k to get 250k from
A guy whos making it difficult to collect. All in all I think the oc in the city is so diverse that places like lake and dupage county are the strongholds as far a booking and loans go. Chicago is where more of the white collar crime is centered but I know the burbs also have there share of sweetheart deals.

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Originally Posted By: Five_Felonies
one of the things that always gets me is that the chicago guys will claim on one hand how secretive the outfit is, while at the same time claiming all sorts of "inside knowledge" that "everybody" in and around town knows as fact. which one is it you dopes? lol


Hahaha seriously

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Originally Posted By: Five_Felonies
some of you chicago posters have some good info from time to time, but all of the excess baggage that comes along with it makes it not worth the effort. it's like a girl who has a nice ass, but missing teeth, a moustache, and just an overall stink that makes it a no-go.

the word "fanboy" gets thrown around alot, often without merit. however, in the case of some of these windy-city windbags, it's most appropriate. it seems like some of these guys just can't and won't get over the fact that from the mid-80's on, no other lcn family has taken as steep of a dive as their precious outfit, both in size and scope of activity. to go from a national powerhouse to a regional sideshow seems like a real bitter pill for some to swallow, which is where the deflection and personal attacks come into play.

if you look some of the most knowledgeable posters on any subject, be it OC or not, they simply present what info they have and let the chips fall where they may. on the other hand, you have those who will not only defend what they post, but praise themselves similar to a 3 y/o who runs to show his parents the poop in the toilet, random photos in this case! wink



I guess I'm just confused as to who you're referring to. Besides NickyEyes & cookcounty being naive & over exaggerating things from time to time, and and that slobbering lunatic elmwoodparker/Chicago/The Don viciously pitting Chicago against NY, who are these "windy city windbags" you speak of? Surely not ChiTown & I. What have we contributed that is so far fetched? When have we insinuated that the Outfit is the same national powerhouse it was during the 50s-80s? Please give some examples.

Again, this is just another bored dope chucking bait out there.

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I can't really speak about the outfit because I don't know. I don't have any information or background in that city relative to many of you.

I will say, as louie said, the mob has spent a century weaving itself into the american underwold, it's not just people but a machine-like organizational structure. One guy gets killed or goes to jail and he gets replaced by another and the wheels keep turning.

There is still a lot of curruption in chicago, there is still a lot of crime in chicago and there is still a large market for crime in chicago. Somebody is filling that void and unless everybody who was in the outfit in the 70's and 80's is gone and weren't able to introduce anyone with them to anybody else, chances are there are 3rd, 4th, 5th generation mobsters who have taken the place to some extent.

Has the government weakened them from their zenith and prevented them from controlling industries they way they used to? of course, there's plenty of evidence of that. But the government hasn't eradicated them from everything, There are a lot of illegal guns and drugs in chicago, I don't think that's all coming from mexico, especially when we see the drug market the rizzuto's and the guys in toronto were fighting over. I'm not saying there's anything there, I'm just saying it's hard assumption not to make

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Attempting to get back on topic, I don't really see any reason to think Carparelli was made.

I just don't see the logical inference. Clearly he is heavily involved, but so were people like Ronnie Jarrett and Frank Schweihs, and we know they weren't made.

Over on ANP there was years of ferocious debate as to whether someone even as high up as Marco was made.

Does that make sense to me, that Marco wouldn't be made?

Not really.

But Fosco who despite his shortcomings does have some good information insisted for years he wasn't.

It would seem hard to look at any kind of external criteria to determine if someone is made or not.

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I always just assumed that the making ceremony with the gun and the knife and the finger pricking and everything was only for Joey A's era; once he got sent it off it sort of reverted back to a sort of informal thing. If you're in, you know you're in, and everyone whose already in, knows you're in. If that makes sense.


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I wouldn't be surprised, either.

Well, let's put it this way, the only made guy to ever flip in Chicago was Nick Calabrese.

Frank Calabrese was recorded on a wire telling his son that it was exactly as it was done in the Godfather films.

Nick Calabrese identified 60 made members of the Chicago Outfit to the feds, reported, by Chuck Goudie "with many still on the streets."

Meaning he probably identified every single made member he knew, including, at the very least, those who were already in prison and, more likely in my view, many deceased ones.

As far as I know that is really the only solid information we have to this day on making people in Chicago.

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What would lead you to believe that he identified deceased members as part of that 60? Seems to me the Feds would be much more interested in the names of members who were alive, either on the streets or in prison...though you would think they'd know the guys in prison since they were likely locked up for OC activity.

Its also interesting to note that in Coen's book there are quite a few instances where Nick C mentioned meeting guys for the first time from other crews. And this wasn't necessarily early on but all throughout the 80s. Seems plausible that there were plenty of guys from other crews he had never met before. Who knows though.





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Because I don't think there were 30 made guys in prison at the time and according to the feds there were less than 30 on the streets.

The feds may not be NASA but I imagine they are capable of doing simple math before issuing press releases.

The feds interviewed him for hundreds if not thousands of hours. I'm sure they wanted to know every single thing he knew, including whether, say, someone like Michael Spilotro was made.

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Ronnie Jarrett & Frank Schweihs didn't have crews of 8 men working under them. They were work guys, associates. Soldiers. Nothing more. They answered to made guys, they weren't giving orders to anyone.

Marco D'Amico is a peculiar situation.

Nick Calabrese would have no idea who all the made members were in the Chicago Outfit. Not in his prime, and certainly not during the time period in which he snitched. There isn't an annual membership booklet/yearbook publication for the Chicago Outfit.

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On a somewhat unrelated note, was Harry Aleman ever made? There have been several guys in other fams with mixed Italian heritage who were made but I have heard conflicting reports on whether Aleman was a made guy or not.


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No, Aleman was a hitter and that was it.

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Originally Posted By: HuronSocialAthletic
Ronnie Jarrett & Frank Schweihs didn't have crews of 8 men working under them. They were work guys, associates. Soldiers. Nothing more. They answered to made guys, they weren't giving orders to anyone.

Marco D'Amico is a peculiar situation.

Nick Calabrese would have no idea who all the made members were in the Chicago Outfit. Not in his prime, and certainly not during the time period in which he snitched. There isn't an annual membership booklet/yearbook publication for the Chicago Outfit.


I never said Nick knew all of the made guys.

I said he identified 60 made members of the Outfit. Shortly after the FBI once again cited its less-than-30 made guys statistic.

Where are you getting the thing about Carparelli having a 'crew' under him?

The terminology is deliberately vague and potentially misleading.

From the article I read they caught Carparelli enlisting various guys to beat the hell out other people, and he was arrested along with 8 other people, and cited as the ringleader, but that doesn't mean much.

It means he was the center of it and 8 people associated with him did enough to be arrested.

It doesn't mean they were his 'crew.'

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Originally Posted By: jonnynonos
Because I don't think there were 30 made guys in prison at the time and according to the feds there were less than 30 on the streets.

The feds may not be NASA but I imagine they are capable of doing simple math before issuing press releases.

The feds interviewed him for hundreds if not thousands of hours. I'm sure they wanted to know every single thing he knew, including whether, say, someone like Michael Spilotro was made.

Still not convinced that's the case. I know what the FBI said, but its possible they were being misleading (entirely possible everyone knows that) or there are quite a few guys they don't know about. Fosco, with I assume knowledge gained from MM, believes there to be between 50-60. Scott Burnstein, with info from the feds and the CCC, believes there are around 50-60. This would be in line with that number mentioned by Nick C. But i'm not going to argue with you about it. Agree to disagree.

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Well, when Chuck Goudie reported the bit about 60, which is the only place I've seen it actually reported by a real news source--I think it used to be on Steve Warmiber's blog at one point but I'm not sure if that is floating out there in cyberspace still--he qualified it by saying (I am paraphrasing): "Nick Calabrese gave them the names of 60 made men, many of them still at large."

Implying a portion of the names, whether 10 percent or 90 percent, were not at large.

If Fosco estimates 50-60, that is something. I don't take his word as gospel but in many instances I think he is relatively unbiased. (In some instances he is clearly biased.)

I don't really believe Burnstein as I think his Detroit estimates are coo-coo.

So, yeah, I go by the feds.

We did an exercise once in another thread trying to list all of the likely made guys in the approximate 30 number and I think ultimately came up with a pretty good list.

Here is one thing to consider: Most of the guys on the list, from Fratto to Andriacchi to Toots Caruso, have been arrested multiple times and their names are very well known.

So to believe in an Outfit as twice as big as that estimate, one must believe that there is the current, pretty much known, frequently arrested, Outfit--and another unknown half that has been infinitely more successful in remaining under the radar.

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Originally Posted By: ChiTown
Money says you just right clicked and saved that image and will wait a few months, then post it on another forum and hope everyone likes you again lol.


I've never posted one of your photos and never will, out of principle alone. Unlike like you, I don't depend on photos to garner credibility with other forum members. And since when have I ever cared about people "liking" me?

Originally Posted By: Chitown
Jared each time you and I go at it, multiple people message me links to your Facebook profile. While I would never go that far, at a certain point I gotta ask myself--what type of dumbfuck would ever give personal information like that out to people? I also gotta ask-Jesus Christ, how many people on this thing absolutely despise you?


Wow, are you really that clueless? I never gave out my personal info to anyone. Ever. The only way some of that stuff could have gotten out, and it was stuff already online anyway, was a mod on the other forum had to give it out. At least that's the only way I can explain it. In the end, what you had was a handful of crybabies on the other forum who were sick of me putting them in their place so they had to resort to something like that to take a shot at me. Talk about pathetic.

Originally Posted By: ChiTown
It also proves that since you didn't know this basic information Jonny, which was widely distributed by Stier, Malone and Anderson years ago, perhaps you shouldn't be making claims one way or another ? whistle

Do yourself a favor and take a read...none of the guys mentioned was ever indicted (a few have since died however):
http://www.ipsn.org/stier_anderson__malone_reports.htm


I can't speak for johnny but that report and the guys louie posted are hardly news to me. But I've been through this with louie already. Not a single case resulted from Stier's investigation, which showed mostly residual influence in the IBT anyway. There have been some internal oversight issues, or lawsuits from other parties involving some of those locals louie posted, but it's telling when we just don't see much in the way of mob-related labor racketeering cases in Chicago anymore. Which is why guys like you depend on the smoke and mirrors game, i.e. this guy was related to that guy, and he now heads this local, so that must mean...

Originally Posted By: jonnynonos
Apparently I missed one of the millions of articles on the Outfit published over the last decade.

Uh.... "you got me" I guess.


Like I said above, if you read the report, you'll see mostly residual influence. Not the kind of control louie and Chitown wish there still was.

Originally Posted By: cookcounty
so al capone, paul ricca, sam giancana, joey aiuppa, etc. weren't made?

chicago started out as the camorra

that's why they don't or didn't follow certain traditions

why would paul ricca prick a finger when his didn't get pricked?


Cook, your reading comprehension has gotten progressively worse as time goes on. And it wasn't that good to begin with. Read my post again. I said the case may have been different in the distant past in Chicago. But you can't compare the situation with those guys from decades ago to Carparelli today.

Originally Posted By: HuronSocialAthletic
@sc ivyleague isn't relevant enough to garner a feeling as profound as hatred.


I may not be the information I post is. Meanwhile, we have you here claiming Carparelli is made. Care to explain how you know that?

Originally Posted By: HuronSocialAthletic
@chitown I don't know why you get sucked into these bitch-slap fests with these buffoons. These are individuals that have absolutely nothing whatsoever going on in their lives, so they come to places like this, where they can remain anonymous (well, not in ivy league's case), and still flex their bird chests. Don't feed the trolls.


The only "trolls" here are Chitown and cookcounty. You just refuse to see that because they buy into the same fantasies about the Outfit that you do.

Originally Posted By: HuronSocialAthletic
Also, regarding Paul Carparelli, again: he has a crew working underneath him, and is direct with a well known capo. That's a made guy.


That in no way automatically means he's a made guy. This is the problem with guys like you (who are so often from Chicago). You start making your own rules and definitions. It's like you think you can move the goal posts around to make the Outfit look like whatever you want it to. Or, in this case, Carparelli specifically.

Originally Posted By: Louiebynochi
John coli is head of a pension fund For 25 different teamster locals
Right now as we speak
His father was a soldier and John coli had been in this position since te 1980s and the same goes for glimco as well
These people have been running these unions for Chicago since the 1980s they just haven't been touched yet meanwhile take anthony Franco in NY he got kicked out of the pavers union for the same thing
These guys have been untouched by law enforcement for many years just like difronzo, Caruso,cautadella, vena, andriacchi and matassa jr , I mean frank Caruso has been a capo now for 13 years , he's came up many times in testimony at the Mikey sarno trial yet due to the Feds being overrun by drugs and gangs and local law enforcement being and policticiqns corrupt as they are
The Chicago mob obviously has clout, I think the difference is they once were THE player now there just another mid level player

Here's the point to digest

From the 1950s to the 1980s glimco and coli were the 2 major Chicago mob/teamsters in Chicago
And now in 2013, guess what??glimco's and Coli's are still the major Chicago mob/teamster powers
In ny you would can't have sons of made guys running unions because what happens is they end up like Anthony Franco and Ralph scopo |||


Notice how so much of your contention is based on ancient history combined with speculation regarding today. But where are the cases to back it up? In New York over the past decade we've seen ongoing labor racketeering cases involving the mob and union locals. Not in Chicago. That's the point to digest. Not you thinking 1+1=5.

Originally Posted By: Louiebynochi
that the mob overall in the grand scheme of things(despite a few idiots) is very much into achieving an everlasting lifespan and has spent that the last 100 years embedding and weaving itself into the fabric of society
Like with matassa he's a mobster and anything he touches is corrupted because of his station in life and who he represents
I think we have seen wiseguys in Chicago be much more low key
And that the made members of the family are pretty hands off as far as them personally doing everyday violence. We have seen just roughly a month ago Solly Delaurentis, a confirmed member of the Chicago cosa nostra , his partner pay 10k to Peter carparelli to have his crew deliver a beating and break the legs of someone who owed a gambling debt. This dosent suggest a kindle gentler mob, it suggest where unlike in ny where made guys beat up gamblers personally , in Chicago they contract an out and the fact that they can pay 10k for a beating shows the financial robustness of the Chicago mob

To quote peter carparelli "be discreet so they think were dead, let them think they did thyre job , so they go have a beer, high five each other"
Carparelli isn't just coming up with this way of doing business itself
It's the way of the Chicago mob, it's the way his superiors tell him to operate


The Chicago Outfit is a fraction of the size it once was, down to - at last count by the FBI - two or three crews. There is not even close to the amount of violence there once was. Every family still around is trying to lay low as much as possible. This isn't something unique to Chicago. But the proof is in the cases, or lack thereof, relatively speaking. Honest observers will look at everything involving the Outfit in recent years. Not cherrypick one case and a passing statement from Carparelli.

Originally Posted By: Snakes
I always just assumed that the making ceremony with the gun and the knife and the finger pricking and everything was only for Joey A's era; once he got sent it off it sort of reverted back to a sort of informal thing. If you're in, you know you're in, and everyone whose already in, knows you're in. If that makes sense.


Except that guys like Sarno and Cataudella are made and may have been made after Aiuppa's time as boss.

Originally Posted By: jonnynonos
Because I don't think there were 30 made guys in prison at the time and according to the feds there were less than 30 on the streets.


Exactly. Calabrese's 60 number in identifying members, past and present, makes sense. If you look at the CCC's estimate of Outfit membership back in the 1990's, and subtract those who have died since that time, it's remarkably close to the 28 member figure given by the FBI during the Family Secrets case. And that falls within the 25-30 total member figure given by the feds around that time.

Originally Posted By: funkster
Still not convinced that's the case. I know what the FBI said, but its possible they were being misleading (entirely possible everyone knows that) or there are quite a few guys they don't know about. Fosco, with I assume knowledge gained from MM, believes there to be between 50-60. Scott Burnstein, with info from the feds and the CCC, believes there are around 50-60. This would be in line with that number mentioned by Nick C. But i'm not going to argue with you about it. Agree to disagree.


I'll take the feds over Fosco and Burnstein's guesswork any day. Bottom line, those who are trying to argue Calabrese was talking about 60 current members today just don't like the 28 member figure. Ever since that figure was reported back in 2007, there have been those who have tried to find any way they can to argue against it.


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Originally Posted By: IvyLeague


Originally Posted By: Snakes
I always just assumed that the making ceremony with the gun and the knife and the finger pricking and everything was only for Joey A's era; once he got sent it off it sort of reverted back to a sort of informal thing. If you're in, you know you're in, and everyone whose already in, knows you're in. If that makes sense.


Except that guys like Sarno and Cataudella are made and may have been made after Aiuppa's time as boss.


I was referring more to the actual making ceremony. I think it's possible that Chicago doesn't employ the traditional method anymore and instead uses a more informal way of induction now. But I can't say for sure.


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