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Frank Nitti 1881-1943 Chicago gangster who was convicted of tax evasion with Al Capone. He was been portrayed in several films by Sylvester Stallone in CAPONE 1975 by Stanley Tucci in ROAD TO PERDITION 2002 by Bill Camp in PUBLIC ENEMIES 2009 .

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Frank Nitti

MARCH 19, 1943 - "Francesco Raffaele Nitto (January 27, 1886 – March 19, 1943), also known as Frank "The Enforcer" Nitti, was an Italian American gangster. One of Al Capone's top henchmen, Nitti was in charge of all strong-arm and 'muscle' operations. Nitti was later the front-man for the Chicago Outfit, the organized crime syndicate headed by Capone." Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Nitti

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Frank "The Enforcer" Nitti Organized Crime Figure. The number 2 man for famed gangster Al Capone, he was born about 1883 in Italy. He started as a barber, but became involved in the Chicago gang started by Capone when he was asked to fence some stolen jewelry.

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Frank “The Enforcer” Nitti was Al Capone’s second in command, overseeing the gang’s bootlegging activities in Chicago. Nitti took over Capone’s Chicago operation after the Mafia king’s imprisonment in 1932.

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FRANK NITTI, top Chicago gangster in the 1930's - mentor of Saul Alinsky. Nitti was impressed with Alinsky and hired him to serve as a bookkeeper and office boy and placed him on a regular salary. From his inside position, Alinsky was able to learn lessons in extortion techniques that he would later employ in organizing in Chicago’s Woodlawn and the Back of the Yards neighborhoods.

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Road to Perdition movie poster. This movie got me thinking that The Godfather needs remade with Stanley Tucci as the Don. His Frank Nitti portrayal is chilling.

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