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 Joseph “Doves” Aiuppa

Joseph “Doves” Aiuppa

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 22 Feb 1997 (aged 89)
Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Hillside, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Crucifix Garden, South Building, Tier 2, Crypt 7453
Memorial ID 6214738 · View Source
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Organized Crime Figure. He was a long time power in the Chicago, Illinois Mafia syndicate known as "The Outfit". He began his criminal career as a muscleman and hired gun for Al Capone in 1935; by 1970 he had risen high in the Chicago mob. Though he controlled the mob's operations in Cicero and the western suburbs of Chicago, he was always a number two or three man in the hierarchy of the Outfit . His nominal boss during the time was Greek crime figure Gus Alex, who, along with Murray "The Camel" Humphreys, supplied the intelligence and direction for the group. After the execution of syndicate leader Sam (Momo) Giancana in 1975, crime figure Tony Accardo resumed full leadership of the Outfit, having gone into self-imposed exile for ten years. Following Giancana's death, Joseph Aiuppa's rose in prominence under Accardo, and he became his chief enforcer, and it was delegated to deal with insurgent figures desiring Giancana's vacated position. In 1984 he was indicted, along with crime figures John (Jackie) Cerone and Angelo LaPietra, for skimming millions from Las Vegas casinos. Convicted in 1985, he was sentenced to 28 years, and died in 1997.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph “Doves” Aiuppa (1 Dec 1907–22 Feb 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6214738, citing Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .