At 7:25 pm on january 3, 1953, florida mafia boss santo trafficante jr had just finished dinner with his wife and children at his father-in-law’s house in the ybor city section of tampa, florida he walked outside and got into a 1951 mercury sedan driven by one of his associates the men. Oswald’s motive for killing the president santos trafficante and other members of organized crime who were being hounded by the kennedy administration. In 1992, frank ragano, long time lawyer and personal friend of santo trafficante, disclosed conversations he had with trafficante and hoffa, both clients of. At the age of 14, santos settled permanently with his family in the united states after having already spent of the trafficante crime santo trafficante, jr. The french connection: did corsican mobsters kill john f and santos trafficante jr since marcello and trafficante were already on the radar of law. Santos trafficante was a tampa-based crime boss who was among those who lost out on gambling revenues when castro took power in cuba, and trafficante was jailed there and eventually deported. Santo trafficante, jr (november 15, 1914 - march 17, 1987) also known as louie santos, was one of the last old-time mafia bosses in the united states he controlled organized criminal operations in all of florida, which had previously been consolidated his power and reach throughout several. The debartolo family and organized crime from interference: how organized crime influences professional football by dan moldea and santos trafficante.
Santo trafficante married josephine marchese on 17th april, 1938 he worked for his father in florida and in 1953 he was sent to cuba. Santo trafficante sr (may 28, 1886 – august 11, 1954) was a sicilian-born mobster, and father of the powerful mobster santo trafficante jr. After the war frank ragano became a clerk for the florida supreme court in 1948 he began representing mafia boss, santos trafficante he also worked for new orleans mafia boss carlos marcello and in 1961. View the profiles of people named santos trafficante join facebook to connect with santos trafficante and others you may know facebook gives people the. Early life trafficante was born in tampa, florida to sicilian parents santo trafficante, sr and his wife maria giuseppa cacciatore in 1914 he maintained several houses in tampa and miami, and also frequented havana, cuba (while fulgencio batista was in power), and new york city. The trafficante crime family also known as the tampa mafia, is the only original mafia crime family in the state of florida tampa crime started with charlie wall, known as "the dean of the underworld", who in the 1920s controlled a number of gambling rackets and corrupt government officials.
They still hoped to revive the swank san souci resort that they had run in cuba with spanish-speaking mafia boss santos trafficante and trafficante. Reputed underworld kingpin santos trafficante and 15 others, including several laborers' union officials, were indicted thursday on racketeering charges. When ruby’s friend gail raven was asked that question, the former exotic dancer told jfk facts: “he had no choicejack had bosses, just like everyone else.
New orleans godfather carlos marcello back in july 1963, a hoffa emissary met in new orleans with marcello and florida godfather santos trafficante. Identifiable with santos trafficanten us citizen documents similar to don santo trafficante skip carousel carousel previous carousel next inagural. Genealogy for santo trafficante (1914 - 1987) family tree on geni, with over 175 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives. Historian david kaiser makes the case in this c-span video that organized crime bosses carlos marcello and santos trafficante were behind jfk’s assassination.
Santos trafficante jr, based in tampa, was one of the most powerful mafia godfathers in the country—and he was brutally vicious to his enemies. Americans have been willing to buy countless theories about who really killed jfk-except, it seems, the one put out by the warren commission: that. Santo trafficante passed away in saint petersburg, florida the obituary was featured in tampa bay times on july 15, 2010. Santo trafficante jr (november 15, 1914 – march 17, 1987) was one of the last of the old-time mafia bosses in the united states he allegedly controlled organized.
Testimony of santos trafficante mr preyer thank you mr gonzalez mr chairman, i am henry gonzales i don't know if the committee has been advised, we are exercising our rights under rule no 6 of the house rules. The mob felt betrayed in 1963 chicago godfather sam giancana had helped kennedy win the 1960 election through skulduggery, and miami mobster santos trafficante had aided the cia in its assassination attempts on castro.
Santo trafficante jr, one of the last of the old-time reputed mafia dons, who was reportedly enlisted in 1960 in a futile effort to kill fidel castro, has died at the age of 72 henry gonzalez of tampa, a longtime friend and lawyer, said mr trafficante died late tuesday at the texas heart. Hunt's deathbed confession reveals jfk killers the last confession of e howard hunt - connected to mafia figures santos trafficante and sam giancana.