The ownership of the now defunct CMS Trucking, Inc. of Melrose Park, Illinois, is the basis of an interesting story. The initials CMS stand for the last names of the three owners, Tony “The Hatch” Chiaramonti, Michael Magnafichi and John Spizzirri. Chiaramonti was a longtime Outfit enforcer, Magnafichi a longtime Outfit bookmaker and Spizzirri was one of Outfit juice man Mike Castaldo’s collectors. These three men opened CMS Trucking in 1999.
I am aware of how one of the partners acquired the necessary capital to cover his end of the bargain. Magnafichi borrowed a portion of his investment from a friend and the balance came from cash that he and William Daddono III amassed allegedly hustling well-to-do golfers. Magnafichi invested in excess of one quarter of a million dollars in CMS.
Spizzirri and Magnafichi quickly realized that being in a business partnership with The Hatch was a bad idea. The Hatch was a manic, which everyone knew, but his lunacy was interfering with the way the business was running. CMS experienced one problem after another and in no time at all Magnafichi realized that The Hatch had swindled him. The purported Daddono/Magnafichi funds were gone.
In the weeks after The Hatch’s victimization of his CMS partner, William Daddono’s uncle, Outfit member Rudy Fratto, became infuriated when he learned of the scheme. At the time, Fratto was on good paper with his boss, Outfit leader John DiFronzo. Fratto knew that The Hatch had similar schemes to swindle others throughout the city and decided that something had to be done to stop him forever.