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05.14.12

Al Capone

Alphonse Gabriel “Al” Capone (1899-1947) rose to infamy as a gangster in Chicago during the 1920s and early 1930s. The Bureau of Investigation (the FBI’s predecessor) joined the Bureau of Prohibition and other agencies in investigating Capone. In 1931, Capone was sentenced to prison for tax evasion. Suffering from a case of syphilis that left him too mentally ill to resume his previous criminal activities, he was paroled in 1939 and settled in Florida, where he lived until his death in 1947.
01.12.12

Gregory Scarpa, Sr

Gregory Scarpa, Sr. (1928-19940) was a long-time criminal associated with the Colombo family organized crime group in New York. These files concern Scarpa, the Colombo/Profaci La Cosa Nostra crime family, and related matters and range from 1968 to 1993.
10.25.11

Frank Wortman

Frank Wortman (1904-1968) was investigated for his ties to organized crime and jury tampering. The files detail the investigations into these activities from 1958-1965.
05.11.11

Fred G. Randaccio

Fred G. Randaccio (1907-2004) was a member of Buffalo, New York Italian organized crime family led by Stefano Magaddino. This release covers the FBI’s investigation of Randaccio between 1962 and 1965.
04.22.11

Murray Humphreys

(1899-1965)
03.29.11

Anthony Salerno

Anthony “Fat Tony” Salerno (1911-1992) was a member of the Vito Genovese La Cosa Nostra organized crime family. This release consists of FBI investigative files between 1956 and 1966.
03.29.11
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03.23.11

Jimmy Hoffa

(1913-1975/1982)
03.02.11
03.02.11

Thomas Ryan Eboli

Thomas Ryan Eboli Thomas Ryan Eboli (1911-1972), a gangster and leader of the Genovese crime family, was born in Italy and immigrated to the U.S. with his parents as an infant. Eboli had several aliases, including Tommy Ryan. On July 16, 1972, Eboli was murdered in Brooklyn, New York. This release consists of materials from four files, including 1962-1963; 1972; 1987; and 1988.
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Carmine John Persico, Jr.

Carmine John Persico, Jr. (1933-present) is a long-time member of La Cosa Nostra and boss of the Colombo crime family. He was convicted in 1986 as part of the so-called “Commission” case that targeted the leaders of New York City organized crime groups. This release contains information on an investigation into one of the many criminal indictments against him in the Commission case.
12.06.10
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Arthur Flegenheimer (Dutch Schultz)

Arthur “Dutch Schultz” Flegenheimer (1902-1935) was a New York City racketeer known for bootlegging, income tax evasion, and a number of other crimes.
12.06.10
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Sammy Davis, Jr

Samuel George “Sammy” Davis, Jr. (1925-1990) was a famous singer, actor, and entertainer. A civil rights proponent, he became the subject of a limited FBI domestic security investigation; he was also the target of two extortion attempts investigated by the FBI. There is also limited material on a newspaper’s allegation that Davis had been briefly kidnapped. These files span the years from 1961 to 1976.
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