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Sam Giancana

Sam GiancanaAKA Gilorma Salvatore Giancana

Born: 24-May-1908
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Died: 19-Jun-1975
Location of death: Oak Park, IL
Cause of death: Murder
Remains: Buried, Mount Carmel Cemetery, Hillside, IL

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Criminal

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Chicago Mafia boss, 1957-66

Military service: (4-F, unfit for military service)

Arrested over seventy times, and a former soldier of Al Capone. Giancana was purportedly hired by Joseph P. Kennedy to "deliver" Chicago to John F. Kennedy in order to obtain the presidential nomination of his party. Giancana's behavior was too high profile for the Mafia's taste, and attracted far too much federal scrutiny. After an exile in Mexico, Giancana was murdered in his basement with multiple gunshots to the head, before he could give Senate testimony on CIA plots to assassinate Fidel Castro.

Wife: Angeline De Tolve (m. 23-Sep-1933, d. 1954, three children)
Daughter: Antoinette Giancana
Mistress: Judith Exner
Mistress: Phyllis McGuire

    Burglary (five years prison)
    Moonshining (four years prison)
    Contempt of Court (imprisoned 1965-66)
    Inmate: Cook County, IL Jail (1965-66)
    Extradited from Mexico City to Chicago (1974)
    Shot (19-Jun-1975)
    Took the Fifth
    Granted Immunity
    Inmate: Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary


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