The Hole in the Wall Gang was the creation of Chicago Outfit mobster Anthony John Spilotro aka “Tony the Ant”, his brother Michael Peter “Micky” Spilotro and his friend Herbert “Fat Herbie” Blitzstein.
Back in the Prohibition era, there was an American gangster who quickly rose to fame as one of the founders and the boss of Italian-American crime syndicate, Chicago Outfit. His name? Alphonse Gabriel Capone – better known as infamous American gangster, Al Capone.
Gambling and the USA have had a fascinating and tumultuous relationship throughout history – even as far back as the beginning of the very first colonies, which were organised on the basis of two very different sets of values – the laws of England, and the moral rules of the Puritans.
Frank “The Prime Minister” Costello was the head of the Luciano family – one of New York’s most powerful – from 1936 to 1957. He was forced to retire that year – after Vito Genovese, the man he’d replaced, took out a failed hit on him. This is his story.