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Victims of gangland violence to get compensation in Chicago

CHICAGO, June 6 (UPI) -- The families of people killed years ago by a Chicago mobster should receive compensation from assets discovered in his home, a judge says.

Convicted Chicago mobster dies in prison

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Frank Calabrese Sr., a convicted Chicago mob hit man, died on Christmas Day at the age of 75 in a North Carolina federal prison, an official said.

Ex-mob hit man Calabrese dies in prison

BUTNER, N.C., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Notorious Chicago mafia hit man Frank Calabrese Sr. died Wednesday in a North Carolina federal prison hospital, his son said. He was 75.
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Mob hit man's jewels headed for auction

CHICAGO, June 26 (UPI) -- A Texas auction house announced it is selling more than 250 items, including diamonds that once belonged to notorious Chicago mob hit man Frank Calabrese Sr.

Horse owner pulls out of Illinois track

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., March 31 (UPI) -- A prominent horse owner has decided to pull out of the Arlington Park track in the Chicago area this year, running his string of 60 horses in Florida instead.

FBI find guns, cash in Calabrese home

CHICAGO, March 24 (UPI) -- The FBI and U.S. Marshals Service found firearms and $728,481 in cash during a search at the Illinois home of convicted racketeer Frank Calabrese.

Alleged hit man accused of talking in code

CHICAGO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A suspected hit man for organized crime has been speaking in code to his wife during visits at Chicago's Metropolitan Correctional Center, prosecutors allege.

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3 guilty of murder in Chicago mob trial

CHICAGO, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- James Marcello, reputed head of the Chicago Outfit, was convicted Thursday of ordering the killing of the head of the Las Vegas Mafia and his brother.
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Frank Calabrese, Sr. (born March 17, 1937), also known as "Frankie Breeze," is a made man and a caporegime who ran major loansharking and illegal gambling operations for the Chicago Outfit. He is best known as a central figure in Operation Family Secrets and the subsequent Federal trial.

Calabrese grew up on the West Side of Chicago, dropped out of school in the fourth grade and sold newspapers on Grand Avenue, he told jurors during a trial in 2007. He also told jurors that his family was so poor that they would eat oatmeal for dinner.

Calabrese's arrest record dates back to 1954, when he served two years in prison for a violation of the Dyer Act (auto theft). He was The Outfit's Chinatown, or 26th Street, crew boss who provided loans to hundreds of customers at exorbitant interest rates that varied from one percent to 10 percent per week. The federal government estimates that Calabrese's crew grossed more than $2,600,000. Calabrese instructed his crew members to, "do anything you have to do," to collect the loans. If a debtor did not have the money, the Calabrese crew would seize the debtor's car, home and business.

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