Monday, April 20, 2009

The dreaded D'Andrea

Vol. 2, Issue 2, Apr. 2009 Contents
Feature article


A former priest, once jailed for counterfeiting
became Chicago's most feared Mafia boss


The Dreaded D'Andrea

By Richard N. Warner

"Shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 1921, Chicago Mafia boss Anthony D’Andrea went to dinner with two male companions at a Neapolitan restaurant, the Amato Cafe at Taylor and Halsted Streets. They ate, socialized and played cards for hours.

"At about 1:15 Wednesday morning, D’Andrea’s friend Joseph Laspisa drove him home. For two weeks Laspisa had been acting as the underworld leader’s bodyguard and chauffeur.

"D’Andrea needed the protection..."


Twenty-five pages article body
including sidebar story.
Three pages of endnotes.
Eight images


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