John William Tuohy lives in Washington DC

John Tuohy's history of Chicago organized crime (I)


Inendino James AKA Jimmi I, Born 1943. Inendino started in the rackets with the Taylor Street Crew and was close to Harry Aleman. He was convicted early on for loansharking. In 2006 Inendino was sentenced to six and half years in prison for fleecing the city of Cicero out of almost $76,000 with mobster Mike Spano Sr. In 2001, he was accused of bribing a building official with $1,000 to lift a stop-work order on a construction project.

Infelise Ernest Rocco Born 1921. Infelise started in the rackets with Jimmy "The Turk" Torello and had the good political sense to marry the daughter of Tough Tony Capezio, an old and close friend of Tony Accardo. Infelise was into World War Two and volunteered for the 101st paratroopers.
   In the late 1940s, backing Chicago, he was one of the Midwest’s leading jewel thieves. It was about this time that he was arrested in a major heroin string operation. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, police considered him one of Sam Giancana’s top men and suspected him in a series of mob murders. Other arrests included possession of narcotics for resale (1956) arson (1964) and hijacking for which he served prison time. He was released in 1972 and was given the West side to run for the Outfit.  By 1986, he was Underboss and being groomed by Joe Ferriola to take over the entire mob once Joe Auippa died. By then Infelise was his own power in the City of Cicero and actually ran his own slate of municipal candidates, giving him virtual control of the city. In 1990, he was indicted and eventually convicted on RICO charges involving the murder of bookie Hal. C. Smith, and sentenced to sixty years in prison for 63 years.

Imperial House: An expensive restaurant located at 50 west Walton Street in the early 1950s, it was Murray Humphreys base of operations. Meeting were held in a basement in the office.

Iovinelli Patrick J AKA Iovinilli. A hood who worked out of his bar, Casa Madrid Lounge on  171 North 25th Street in Melrose Park. The club was essentially a casino and on August 14, 1962, it was closed. Two other mob owned clubs that doubled as casinos were also closed that including The Frolics at 4813 Cermak Road and the Magic Lounge at 4820 Cermak Road

Ioli Vincent: Active with Sam Giancana’s crew in the early 1940s. In 1946, he was one of the men who kidnapped gambler Eddie Jones. He was also present when gambler Teddy Roe (or his bodyguards) shot and killed Fat Lenny Caifano. 

Iran: The Chicago mob, actually Sam Giancana, open a casino in Iran in the late 1960s which made a profit of $125,000 in its first months of business.
Individual Towel Company: The firm was a seemingly legitimate corporation run by Murray Humphreys in 1941 when it had a $45,000 annual contract with the Chicago Board of Education to provide paper towels to city schools. The State's attorney's office forced the city to drop the contract. Humphreys then opened the Midwest Oil Corp of America.

Imburgio, Lawrence. AKA Hindu. Lawrence Imburgio, was a hired thug in the organization and later operated handbooks in partnership with Tony Accardo. On June 26, 1931, Imburgio was arrested in a roadhouse near Wheaton, Ill. With Claude Maddox, Tony Capezio, Rocco De Grazio, and Doc Stacey and charged selling bootleg beer. He was the brother of Joseph Imburgio Bulger, former mayor of Melrose Park, Illinois in the 1950s. Tony Accardo used Bulger's name to gain entrance to the Federal prisons to visit the hoods arrested in the Bioff film scandal. When it was discovered what Accardo had done, Accardo and his attorney, Eugene Bernstein, were indicted by the Federal grand jury but the charges went no where. At that time they were charged with violation of the National Prohibition Act.  In the early 1960s, Imburgio was suffering from Burger's disease, which incapacitated him.

Ives, Lionel: AKA Lionel Isaacs) Born 1910. Syndicate bookie in the late 1950s, he was questioned (with Phil Alderisio) in the murder of banker Leon Marcus in 1957. Ives had borrowed $300,000 from Marcus to start the Southmoor Bank and Trust. When he failed to make the payments, Marcus took possession of the bank.  

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