For those of you who enjoyed reading the first segment of “Behind The Scenes” with Chicago Outfit Lieutenant Emeritus Michael Magnafichi, I present you with additional behind the scenes moments. This segment solely pertains to the post interview conversation of the recently published interview with Michael Magnafichi.
As most of my readers are already aware, this is not a typical style for American News Post, we do not like entertaining conjecture as solid fact. However, I felt that expanding the “Behind The Scenes” piece would illustrate more of the risks Michael knows he is taking by speaking about the activities of the Outfit. The fact that organized crime is still very much alive in the Chicagoland area is obvious after speaking to Michael.
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: What did your deals pertain to with Chicago Outfit boss Joe Andriacchi?
MM: I cannot say.
JF: With all of his connections, did you ever aspire to do something else besides being a gangster?
MM: He offered to put me with Alex Dana in the restaurant business. But, I used to tell him that I could not understand how he could deal with such a creep. Alex is a major creep. I guess I got this from Jack, the old man, who despised Alex. I remember one time Jack told him to go shave his beard. The goof went in the bathroom of his restaurant and shaved it immediately.
JF: Really? I was under the impression that Alex was a heavyweight, being connected to Joe Andriacchi.
MM: (Laughter) Why are you asking me questions when you already know the answers? You know Alex is nothing but Joe’s stooge. The only thing heavy about him is his head.