For those of you who enjoyed reading the interview with Chicago Outfit Lieutenant Emeritus Michael Magnafichi, here are some behind the scenes moments from before and after the interview.
I would like you to know that this article is not a typical style for American News Post. While I do not like to entertain conjecture as solid fact, I felt adding some of the pre and post conversation with Michael would help illustrate not only the risks he knows he is taking by speaking about the activities of the Outfit, but also the fact that organized crime is still very much alive in the Chicagoland area.
Please understand that all the declarations, accusations and insinuations made against others in this article are merely allegations and should not be considered as facts until proven in a court of law. Thank you.
JF: Are you ready to do this?
MM: I have been talking about it for a long time. Let’s do it.
JF: Are you worried that something will happen to you?
MM: Yes, but I will be okay. I know who their killers are. I know who to look for and who to avoid.
JF: Who are you going to be on the lookout for?
MM: Alby, Gary Gags, Porky, Bobby Abbinanti and a couple of others.
JF: You mean Bobby, the guy that Marco and Johnny are using to front their ownership in the old Loon Café in River Grove, Illinois.
JF: Unbelievable. It is interesting how much power Johnny maintains in River Grove. Why would the Illinois Liquor Commission not look into the ownership of My Way?
MM: What the f*** is the Illinois Liquor Commission going to do?
JF: Suspend their liquor license?
JF: Well, if you are having second thoughts, we do not have to do this interview.